The Voice Recap: The Beginning of the End
The final 12 are set for Season 12 of The Voice and for the first time this spring, it’s out of the coaches’ hands and solely in America’s.
Following The Voice results of last Tuesday night, just three singers are left from Teams Alicia, Blake, Adam and Gwen.
It’s time to face the music and recap the best and worst of the night on this NBC ratings juggernaut.
Larson went with “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan. As has been the case several times this season, Jessa is a good singer who reacts well to the feedback the coaches give him.
That’s always a good thing, and his latest performances showed just how far he has come from the person we met a few weeks ago at the blind auditions.
There were some points he struggled, but it was a solid performance.
Mark is one of those contestants that will always be flirting with the bottom spot. He’s just not a very good performer and sounds like a mash-up of some of the most popular pop artists of today.
There’s nothing new in his voice, and that’s part of the reason why his performance of “One Dance” by Drake fell flat. The bottom two is calling his name.
Stephanie Rice is a solid performer, and her rendition of “White Flag” by Dido continued to prove that. She effortlessly hit all of the notes, but it would have been more engaging if she changed some of it.
It was pretty much the same way Dido performed it all those years ago. Still, it was a cut above most of the other performances of the night.
Troy went with “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty. Here’s the thing: Troy is very inconsistent, and that’s not what he should be like at this stage of the competition.
He should be throwing it out of the park every single performance. This week was one of his bad weeks. He did improve as the performance went on, but still, he’s not cutting it.
Aliyah went with “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas. She went for a high-tempo sound tonight, and it worked wonders for her voice. Seriously, it was that good.
If she winds up in the bottom two, there will be hell to pay.
Chris Blue continued to delight in his latest performance. His performance of “Love and Happiness” was solid. He’s one of those contestants who is different enough from the other contestants.
That will likely keep him in the game for longer.
Lauren continued to show off her country prowess, singing “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” by Don Williams. The harmonies in the vocals were solid.
She’s a very likable person, and viewers will surely pick up on that.
“Man I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain was a horrible song choice, and just downright dreadful. Lilli deserved better, but it’s probably going to be too late for her.
Brennley’s vocals have always been strong, so it made sense that she would go with “Long, Long Time” by Linda Ronstadt. It was impressive, breathtaking and solid.
Brennley is one of the most likely candidates to make it to the end.
The performance tonight from TSOUL was on point. “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson is a cheesy song, but TSOUL made it into something much better.
Whether that means his previous dud performances are in the past, we have no idea.
Hunter went with “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and it was awesome. He managed to dance and sing in thrilling fashion. While other contestants just stand there, Hunter really went one step further.
“A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway was not the right song for Vanessa, and it showed. It was tedious, and all over the place. She tried her best, but it was poor all round.
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