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05 May, 2014 10:02 PM
Published by MDS
Two very unlucky acts, Dani Moz and TJ Wilkins, were sent home last week after failing to get enough votes to make it through. With ten more performances and two acts leaving, it's anyone's game. Who'll leave us this time? ... This is The Voice!
Recap after the jump ...
Recap after the jump ...
"Landslide" - 7/10 - Adam wants her to show a more vulnerable side of her, that's why they are going with this song. As they also said, this is different from what Kat has given us before. It's sweet and very simple, showcasing a surprising country side to her voice. Pretty but unfortunately, maybe too low-key to resonate with viewers. Blake felt it was refreshing to see her doing something like that.
"Ain't It Fun" - 6/10 - Being instantly saved last week was the best day of her life. She feels she had to go through that to build character and grow as an artist. She's taking a different strategy with song choice this time, doing something current, poppy and soulful. Unfortunately, said strategy isn't paying off. She sounds perfect for about two lines but then she gets lost in the music. It's not very impressive to say the least. Poor Tess, I don't think she can manage to avoid the B3 again this week. Adam thinks it was a very well executed performance. He believes we've got to listen a side of her voice we've never heard before.
"You Lie" - 8/10 - Blake gave her this song because it's gonna showcase her range. He still thinks she's still trying to prove to America how powerful a singer she can be. This is pretty spectacular, even though I still believe she needs to do something unexpected to stand out. This wasn't it but she did sang it flawlessly and her voice sore throughout the performance. Usher felt that performance took her to another plateau and showcased her as an incredible entertainer that it's able to move a room.
"This Is It" - 7,5/10 - He misses his family but it's ok, since his ultimate goal is making a better life for them. He had a Top 10 hit last week, so naturally, Usher is giving him this old fashioned number so he doesn't chart at all. He believes it's a song that exercises every register of your voice. If Josh wasn't such a skilled vocalist, I'd be worried for him, but since his delivery is pretty great, I bet he manages to make it through even if this song doesn't sell well on iTunes (it won't). Such a step backwards. "You're glad that's over?" Carson asks. I am.
"Hold On, We're Going Home" - 9,5/10 - Adam felt she did the best anyone could do with that song last week. Now, they've got to find a contemporary song of which she can claim ownership. Adam wanted to pick something unique that nobody else would do and do it in a way nobody would. She starts playing the piano and it sounds wonderful already but then she kicks it up a notch, gets up from it and totally slays the song. Christina may have had a few bad performances in the past but the way in which she performed this song proved she's everything it takes to be a star. And some. To Shakira, this was her best performance by far. She believes her personality is starting to cut through and thinks she's unbelievable.
"Run" - 5/10 - He thinks performing this song is a lot of boots to fill. Blake wants him to show emotion but also to have fun with this performance. It seems to me, Jake is playing the same game Dexter Roberts was playing on Idol. Stick to your guns, don't take risks. Since the playoffs, he's been doing a different iteration of the same performance and honestly, it all sounds the same to me. I admit I like his tone, and I believe he could have success on radio but he ain't gonna win this like this. Adam is pretty sure what Jake just did is what country should be.
"I'm with You" - 4,5/10 - Is scary for her to let her guard down because she's not used to let people in. While it started ok, as she made it through the performance it all got so damn pitchy. It's sad to see an early frontrunner falling like Bria, cause this wasn't good at all. It's clear she is not the most accomplished vocalist and that she needs is some training. That's why she uses such a huge amount of growling, she doesn't know best. For some reason, Adam didn't feel she was connected with this song. He wants to see more of all the things she loves from her.
"Bright Lights" - 8/10 - Delvin picked this song. The song is a fusion between funk music and blues, which is what Delvin would do if he ever releases a record. Well, this is pretty great. I'm not familiar with this song but if this is the idea Delvin has in mind for himself, I'm digging it. I love scatting, that alone would have made me like this, but everything else was equally great, his runs, his phrasing, his notes. Delvin's best. Usher felt this was a step outside of what's he's done. He loves the fact Delvin always brings the gospel out.
"Let Her Go" - 7,5/10 - Her mic cut out throughout her performance last week, which made her freak out. Fortunately, it stays on this time as Kristen delivers a sweet rendition of Passenger's hit. I never expected her to see her making it this far but after this performance, I think it's only the beginning. I didn't love it, maybe because I'm so familiar with the original, but her tone is so beautiful that I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. She could be a dark horse. Shakira feels she's grown so much. She compares Kristen to an onion, as we peels layers from her, we start seeing what's inside her.
"Oh Sherrie" - 9,5/10 - Blake thinks it's time to shake things up. He thinks this song is gonna be shocking and exciting and is gonna remind everyone Sisaundra is here. Finally! A risk! She opens the song acapella, which is a genius move, and looks every bit the star that she is. I love how fierce this woman looks up there, as if she owns this stage. This is such an epic performance. That holy big note at the end! Wow! Usher felt she gave an incredible performance.
- Christina Grimmie
- Sisaundra Lewis
- Audra McLaughlin
- Delvin Choice
- Kristen Merlin
- Josh Kaufman
- Kat Perkins
- Tess Boyer
- Jake Worthington
- Bria Kelly
Tess Boyer - "Who Knew" - Not the greatest song for Tess to try and avoid being eliminated again. She sounded ok on it but was a bit underwhelming overall. She had some very pretty vocal moments though.
Kat Perkins - "Paris (Ooh La La)" - I was worried she'd be here after that forgettable performance. This definitely what singing for your life means! Much better than "Landslide", no idea why Adam didn't make her do this. Impressive.
Poor Tess. There was no way she was surviving the B3 again. It's a shame actually since she had so much potential and an incredibly powerful voice. Bria was a frontrunner initially but after some awful performances, her fate was sealed. It was her time to go. I'm glad Kat got saved, she's still one of my faves and hopefully can break the B3 curse next week!
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