OK kittens, let’s briefly talk about The Voice. I never watch this show live, so I’ll be brief in my comments. Let’s split ‘em up into the winners and losers of the week.
Last week I didn’t love Sarah Simmons’ on the Sarah MacLachlan song, but I adored this. Great song, powerful performance. Judith Hill, of course, also really stood out this week. She’s fantastic.
Every week, Danielle Bradberry impresses me. I loved her singing the Carrie Underwood song, and I can absolutely see her having a great country music career. I also enjoyed Amber Carrington this week, but as far as country divas go, I think Danielle has more potential.
Michelle Chamuel is so different each week, it’s like a totally different artist singing “Call Your Girlfriend” than “True Colors”. But I dig her, and this was fun.
The Swon Brothers were really good this week, and since I didn’t know the song I thought it really came across like their own tune. I liked Josiah Hawley on that song by The Script even more. The kid is so talented and good looking, I can’t believe he wasn’t already famous.
Shakira warned Sasha Allen not to sound to Broadway-ish, but her performance still came across that way. Her voice doesn’t have the grit for that Heart song. It’s huge and beautiful, but I didn’t like her on this song.
I thought Holly Tucker was good this week, but forgettable. That song, “Broken Wing”, is kind of a staple of these kinds of shows, so I almost tuned out while she sang it. By the end of the episode, she’d been overshadowed by the other singers, which gets her on the Losers list this week.
I don’t think Kris Thomas is a fantastic singer, and I doubt he’ll last too long with such stiff competition this season. But I enjoyed his performance of “I’ll Be There” enough to include him on the Winners list.
I’m so sad that Garrett Gardner was eliminated! I can’t help but blame Shakira a little, because the Backstreet Boys song choice didn’t do him any favors. Garrett did really well last week though and almost got eliminated, so I think the fan base just wasn’t there. Still, I liked him and I’m disappointed.
I wasn’t sad to see VEDO go; I just don’t think he’s very good, at all, guys. That MJ tune was a decent karaoke performance at best. It was time.
Overall, I think there’s some great potential in the top ten. What do you guys think?