The Voice showcased the final 6 contestants last night and each had to do 2 songs. So who will make it to the semi finals next week? Please take our Poll at the bottom of this article. CeeLo has nobody left and he seems to be throwing his support to his one time team member Cole Vosbury. Blake could use a little extra help as Cole is his last contestant in the running this year. Looks like Blake’s chances of winning again are becoming lower each week.
Cole Vosbury wowed us with his first song, “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates, and he gave it a unique twist that turned this classic into a new smoother and melodic version. All the judges loved it. His second performance was “Better Man” from James Morrison. You could really feel his emotions coming through here and CeeLo had to step up and says something. Christina gave the only critique and it was about his voice more than the song.
Matthew Schuler tried to do “Story of My Life” by One Direction and he really wasn’t a great fit here. Adam said it best when he commented that he was expecting more this week. Matt’s second song was “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge. Blake said this was one of his best performances this season but I really thought that the song has been done way too much. It is time for the mentor’s to break out of the box here and give the contestants some new stuff that we haven’t seen 1,000,000 times before.
Tessanne Chin was solid in her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” All of the judges seemed to like this but I really thought she could have had a better song choice here. Her second song was “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry and she really showcased her vocal range here and proved that she could do any kind of music. It’s not that her first song was bad to me, but it was too stereotypical and I would love to see her showcase her range more by staying “out of the box.”
Will Champlin did “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. He really nailed this song and he got to show off his keyboard skills in the mix too. His second song was “Hey Brother” by Avicii. This gave him an opportunity to highlight his instrumental skills again with a banjo and he was good on vocals again. I really think he could be a contender if he would just let go a little more during his performances.
James Wolpert took on the White Stripes “Fell In Love With A Girl” for his first song. He made this an acoustic performance and it was a good way to show he could do more than just high energy music. His second song was “I Would Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf. This was a theatrical masterpiece that captured the essence of Mr. Loaf without going overboard. I really thought this was one of the best performances of the night.
Jacquee Lee did “Cry Baby” by Janice Joplin. While this is another song that has been done way too much in these types of competition, this was very good. Her second song was “The Voice Within” by her mentor Christina. Now this was OK but I really hated the fact that nobody got to critique this performance except Christina herself. I would have loved to hear what Adam, Blake, and CeeLo thought of this.
That is our critique of the performances from last night. Please take our poll below and vote for your favorite to continue on the the semi finals. We will give our results along with the actual results of the live elimination show tonight.
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