The Voice 2 – Two Teams Compete Pt 1 – Recap and Videos

The live shows begin tonight!  Twelve contestants from Team Christina and Team Adam compete.  Tomorrow night, Six will be in danger. Christina and Blake will save 2 after they sing for their lives. 4 contestants will be sent home.

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Get ready for LIVE performances.

The Voice is clearly anticipating a coming battle with the X Factor, as the NBC show ups its production values for the 2nd season.  Dancers and a huge band accompany the performers, and in many cases overwhelm them. I would say use the dancers sparingly, and FOR GOD SAKES TURN DOWN THE BAND.  It was like the battle rounds all over again for some of the contestants, except this time the singers went head to head with the band.

It’ll be interesting to watch the race in the fall when The Voice and X Factor compete with what will be essentially very similar shows.

WHAT THE HELL IS ON CEE LO’S HEAD.

Christina says she couldn’t be more proud of her diverse team. Blake says it’s not going to be easy to compete against Christina.

Cee Lo wants his team to be admirers of tonight’s performances. Cee Lo is wearing a black wig. He looks so funny. Adam also thinks his team should study the competition

Jermaine PaulTeam Blake – “Livin’ On Prayer” by Bon Jovi – 33 year old background singer for Alicia Keys. WHOA BANDZILLA. Jermaine is screaming to be heard over the band. Not a lot of finesse in this performance. Shouty and frenetic.  Not a good song choice for him at all-didn’t show off his soulful side one little bit.  DIAL BACK THE BAND. Jermaine says his first live performance was surreal and fast. Christina: She liked the way he worked the stage, but didn’t like the song choice. Blake: Wants him to enjoy it. People love you. He expects “Livin’” to be Top 10 on iTunes (Hm. I don’t – 1-866-856-8301 Text 1 to 9 to 97979

Chris MannTeam Christina -  “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkle – Pop Opera singing Ex Glee Warbler – Christina told him not to be afraid to add some “frills”.  This is nice, but generic. Josh Groban but….not.  He ‘s got a strong, pretty tenor and throws in some big notes for good measure. He’s obviously been well trained. Cee Lo:  Thought it was a wonderful performance. Adam: Loved that he didn’t sing a typical opera tune (uhm. I bet I could go out on You Tube  and find a slew of pop opera versions of BOTW) Christina: It was so beautiful and so heartfelt. You made it your own. – 1-866-856-8302 Text 2 to 97979

RaelynnTeam Blake – “Wake Up Call” by Maroon 5 – 17 year old country singer.  -  What the hell? Raelynn is flopping around the stage, slurring her words. I can’t make out the lyrics at all. May Blake gave her a little nip out of his bottle?  Now she’s shifted into some scary gutteral scream.  Horrid. Adam has this total WTF? look on his face while he watches her. Christina: You’re a sassy little thing. I was impressed. Adam: You broke my heart twice…first when you didn’t pick me, second when you did our song so darn good.  (WUT???) Blake: You’re representing the new sound of country music. Everybody at the ACM’s was talking about her.  It’s official. I’ve entered some weird alternate universe. 1-866-856-8303 Text 3 to 97979

Moses StoneTeam Christina  – “Stronger/Power ” by Kanye West – Hip Hop MC -  Moses gets the X Factor treatment with a floor full of DANCERS. He’s a decent singer and a very good entertainer. He’s got lots of charisma. – Cee Lo: It was a nice choice. I appreciate you stage presence. I like your style. Adam: You know how to entertain people. Thinks he has more potential as a singer than a rapper. Blake: Thinks Christina is already making a difference. Singing is what the show is about. Christina: You make me so excited. Christina thinks he’ll never need auto tune. You do it all. She thinks there is a place for everything.   1-866-856-8304 Text 4 to 97979

Betty White in the house. She’s punking teenagers for NBC. And hitting on Blake Shelton.

Naia KeteTeam Blake -  “Turning Tables” by Adele -  Street performer – Blake suggests that Naia NOT turn it into a Reggae joint. And based on the little clip of her singing it that way…he’s right.  Instead, she starts off alone with her acoustic guitar. It only strays away from the original arrangement to allow Naia to do her thing. Blake gave her great advice. Her vocals are front and center–she doesn’t have a traditionally strong  voice, but she knows how to deliver a song. I like her tone. Christina: It was cool. She wished she had done the reggae thing. It wasn’t perfect.  Blake: It was important for her to prove she was more than reggae. Thinks she did that. (I agree. She proved she’s got some versatility.  She’s not a perfect singer, but she’s got style). 1-866-856-8305 Text 5 to 97979

Lindsey PaveoTeam Christina – “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Goyet – 22 year old coffee shop singer -  She and Christina decide to give the song a “dub step/trip hop feel” . Lindsey performs in front of a troupe of disturbing mimes.  Eep.  She’s got a fantastic tone, but I agree with Adam. I was waiting for her to ramp up the power on the chorus.  Definitely pitchy in spots, but her interesting tone and phrasing make up for it. I bet she records fantastically.  Those dudes in the clown suits freaked me out. He wanted feel more power in the chorus. Christina: You came up with the arrangement–you bring your own unique style. You stand alone in a category all your own. 1-866-856-8306 Text 6 to 97979

Jordis UngaTeam Blake – “Alone” by Heart – She admits she has a lot to prove after the battle rounds. Jordis is so insecure. Geez the band is SO LOUD TURN IT DOWN.  I have to be honest, I’m just not hearing the Jordis I loved on Rockstar:Inxs.  She’s so shrill on the high notes, her timing is bad (the band isn’t helping) and  is still giving off an air of desperation. Cee Lo: Enjoyed the staging, those high notes signified you vocal talent. Blake: That was the opposite of playing it safe. Amazing.  1-866-856-8307 Text 7 to 97979

Sera HillTeam Christina – “Find Your Love” by Drake – Sang with Xtina on stage – This chick has swagger.  She’s a decent singer albiet pitchy in spots. But it doesn’t matter.  She’s a good performer, she ‘s got charisma. Autotune will fix the rest.  I see pop star potential in this girl.  3 words: Hot Shirtless Guys (dancers)  Blake:  He can’t get over the “male strippers on the stage.” Christina: You look like a diva in training. You looked like you owned it up there. Great job. 1-866-856-8308 Text 8 to 97979

Erin WillettTeam Blake – “Living For the City” by Stevie Wonder -  Her dad (whom we met earlier) recently died of cancer.   Erin wanted her performance to be on par with a huge awards show production, and she gets a tableau of dancers behind her.  Easily the strongest vocal performance of the night. She’s got an amazing set of pipes.  She’ also got a very confident stage presence. Honestly, I barely remember her from the earlier rounds. She’s good tonight.  Cee Lo: Commends her on her strength in the face of her loss. Great performance, great staging. Blake: That was the best vocal performance of the night. That is a fact. 1-866-856-8309 Text 9 to 97979

Ashley De La RosaTeam Christina – “Right Through You” by Alanis Morissette – 17 year old newbie -  Ashley sees herself as a rocker, but Christina has confidence she can tackle a pop song.  And she is pretty impressive here, for the most part.  Overwhelmed by the band in parts, but that’s been the story of tonight.  She didnt quite deliver the Alanis-style angst the song requires, but she dove into the performance without holding back. I’ll give her that. She’s got potential. Adam: You’re the most improved. Tonight we saw a woman. My opinion has changed. Christina: You really “You’re only 17″ meme in full force with Ashely. 1-866-856-8310 Text 10 to 97979

Charlotte SometimesTeam Blake  – “Misery Business” by Paramour -  23 year old-once had a major record deal. – Blake thinks she has a chance to win the whole thing. Really admires her musicality. He thinks they are a lot alike. She wants to prove that she can re-arrange songs.  Charlotte has great dynamics and phrasing.  A very dramatic performance–she knows how to use her voice.  She’s singing with the band, rather than fighting against it. One of my favorite performances of the night. Adam: That was great. You have such a unique voice. There was some pitch stuff. Christina: I wasn’t expecting that. You’re good at extending the high notes. Blake: She’s a true artist. He didn’t hear any pitch problems.  1-866-856-8311 Text 11 to 97979

Jesse CampbellTeam Christina -  “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong – 42 year old singer from Chicago – Christina says Jesse can sing the phone book. Urgh. Christina tells him he’s holding back. WOW. I don’t remember this guy being so good.   Dude’s got solid jazz chops. Really wonderful, unexpected phrasing. I have heard that song dozens of times, but I’ve never heard it quite like that.  And it’s not as if he changed up the arrangement–it’s his way with a musical phrase that Cee L0: Your voice is almost as beautiful as my hair. I love your voice: Adam: You’re the dude to beat, he wants his team to know. Christina: Wonderful. Aren’t you glad you have the only sober coach up here? (hm)  Why is Christina giving Adam a hard time before he even opens his mouth? Paranoid! 1-866-856-8312 Text 12 to 97979

  • Valentin432

    Team Adam and team Christina are the strongest in my book, should be a good show.

    ETA: Oops, seems like it’s Christina and Blake.

  • Valentin432

    The voting closes at 10 AM tomorrow morning? That’s a much longer period to vote than on AI. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    10 am tomorrow morning?  Wow that is a long time to vote!  Very interesting.

  • sf3456

    Cee-Lo looks ridiculous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    These lights…you can barely see anyone. lol

  • Anonymous

    I’m still waiting Jermaine to sing an R&B song…or at least add some R&B swag to a song…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    Music was WAY too loud on that first song.

  • Anonymous

    Jermaine is a good singer, I just wish he had a better song than living on a prayer.

  • Anonymous

    Christina is right.

  • Da 1 N Only

    No fault of his but Jermaine looked kinda small on the big stage.
    Music too loud & he disappeared into the light show at times.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Wouldn’t be better they warm up their voices and concentrate instead talk with fans?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Jermaine in the top 10 on i-tunes?  Seriously?  I don’t think so!  LOAP was all kinds of wrong for him.  The arrangement just didn’t work.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I am liking Chris.

  • Valentin432

    Bridge Over Trouble Water seems to be a stapple for classical singers trying to steer into pop.
    Both Clay and Rhydian (X Factor Uk) sang it better than Chris.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Cee Lo looks so ridiculous with that hair on his head.  LOL

    Chris was much better than Jermaine by far!

     

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Chris was awesome. I think I am voting for him for Team Christina so far. I got chills.

  • Anonymous

    The judges are even more bizarre tonight than usual – so entertaining.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    Are they going to eliminate the lowest four in votes overall or the two lowest from each team?

  • Listening

    Ummm this doesn’t seem fair two teams compete against each other instead of the entire field. What if someone could of stayed in the competition if they sang against the other teams.

    Not impressed by the first 2 singers, they’re just okay.

  • Anonymous

    Oh God, she’s murdering the Maroon 5 song.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

     That is what I was thinking.  I wish they would have done three from each team.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO!!! It took me a little to identify the song with the “Country Twist”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Sorry Raelynn but this isn’t working for me. 

  • Anonymous

    I like this from Raelynne! Part of it is that I love this song, but I think it’s translating well in her voice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Is it my impression or Rae Lynn is kinda off beat? or is it the band?

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    OMG! This girl is destroying this M5 song. Poor Adam. He is not liking it at all.

  • Anonymous

    Blake whats up with these bad song choices…Whats the point of forcing them to sing outside of their genre if there are not themes? :-/

  • Anonymous

    That was painful to watch and listen to.

  • sf3456

    Raelynn…no.  Just no.

    I also just realized that I’ve heard this song before.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    In general I hate that if you get on a really talented team, your chances are worse of getting to the live shows…but if that continues even on the live shows (like if they get rid of the two lowest from each team instead of the lowest four overall) I think that sucks.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda offbeat, if she stop stomping around like she’s killing cockroaches, then she might be able to sing on key. That was bad.

  • Anonymous

    Last year it was the lowest from each team, which isn’t a good way to keep the audience invested, but I guess it’s the only way to ensure that the mentors will remain invested in the show.

    Actually, I think it was the bottom two from each team, and then the mentors decided which one of those people would leave.

  • sf3456

    Is it my impression or Rae Lynn is kinda off beat?

    There’s no kinda.  She was off beat.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Rae is marketable. Blake will take her as far as possible, no matter how bad she sings, just because of that.

  • Valentin432

    From what I can remember, the contestant with the most votes got through and then the judges had to choose the second one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    he sounds off key even rapping…lol

  • Valentin432

    I don’t get the interest of Karaoke rap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I’m sorry, but that was terrible.

  • Da 1 N Only

    Sorry Moses, rappers got to write their own material. Automatic disqualification for me.

  • pj

    Xtina laid off the booze this week.  Her face is less puffy.

  • Kylee

    The judges are blowing smoke up their asses tonight. And people say the idol judges are bad?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

     That is why I think it would be better to have had three contestants from each team…that protects good contestants much more.  What if the best three performances tonight (or from tonight and next week) are all on the same team and someone needs to go home out of those?  Someone who possibly could have won?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This is a mix of cheesy OTT X-Factor production with Idol’s excessive praise of the judges. The Voice took the worst part of both shows.

  • Anonymous

    Moses was great, a lot of energy.  

  • Anonymous

    ha ha ha…i was in the kitchen and looked over to the tv in the living room and saw back flips.  i thought, wow, he’s talented.  singing and stunts!

    i am 50 50 on that performance.  parts reminded me of a scene from drumline.  that rapper at the competition.  it was my least favorite part. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

     Keep in mind this is the first live show….last week’s episode may have been taped weeks or months ago.

  • sf3456

    Moses Stone is trending.

  • Anonymous

    Raelyn is a terrific performer!  The first two guys not so much.  Nice voices, but no charisma.

  • Anonymous

    Took me a while to recognize the song, but I loved what she did with it.

  • Anonymous

    Now this I really like. 

  • Anonymous

    i love this girl!  realllly love her. 

  • Valentin432

    Interesting tone but very little power behind it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHIRO4P2ZPNQFGMK5KR57VH3E4 Nanc

    Christina looks awesome tonight…she needs to dress that way more often

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    I thought these singers should be generally better than the idol performers since they are all more seasoned but so far tonight, not so….no one has been great…opera guy was good, but others haven’t been very good or were drowned out by music too much.

  • Anonymous

    So that means Xtina didn’t like it LOL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Moses is a good peformer, with a lot rhythm sense and originality but not a great vocalist. Just like Chris Rene. But he hasn’t the backstory of Chris (at least in the show) and just 50% of the charisma Chris has. I don’t see him going too far.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Naia was ok, not great.  I’m glad Blake advised her not to do a reggae version.

  • sf3456

    Moses is still trending.  He’s trending longer than Chris Mann did.

  • Valentin432

    I would guess they kept the strongest performers for the second half of the show, just like on idol.

  • Anonymous

    Naia was a little pitchy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

     Hope so.

  • Kylee

    Everybody at the ACM’s was talking about her.

    Lolz. Too bad she won’t be winning a “best new artist” anytime soon….I wonder how much of it was actually positive? Lol.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised you catched the pitchy on her, as I could barely listen her singing LOL

  • Valentin432

     This should be high on itunes just based on the song being hot right now. Xtina made a good choice for her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Lindsey is awesome.   Great job!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe that’s the reason I didn’t like it, because the original is so good and this felt kind of flat to me. 

  • Anonymous

    Is it me, or Lindsey’s hair really grow up from the time of her audition?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHIRO4P2ZPNQFGMK5KR57VH3E4 Nanc

    She just murdered my favorite song…that was horrible…now I need to listen to Gotye again to wipe that out of my memory

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Lyndsey is good, but this stylistic kind of singing lacks power when you get in the chorus. She has to sing with full vocie in the chorus. It wasn’t very good.

  • Valentin432

    I’m sad, Jordis from Rockstar was much better than Jordis 5 years later.

  • Anonymous

    Christina looks so decent tonight.

  • Anonymous

    She’s like a chia pet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Jordis is really good but parts of it were really too screamy for me. 

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I am definitely voting for Chris Mann tonight so far.
    Man… Jordis from ROckstar was sooo amazing. And Jordis now.. What happened to her? It´s like she lost all her confidence. Plus Alone? Really Jordis?
    I still hope she makes it tonight though. Sads. She had so much potential.

    BTW I love how Christina has been spot on with her comments. Very honest

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    It really sucks the music is so loud on all these songs.  Jordis seemed good, but, once again, she was drowned out in a large part by the music.  Hope they fix this next week…I don’t have high hopes they fix it tonight.  If anyone does a song and sings well without the band…so their voice can really connect, they will win the votes in my opinion…Chris is the only one so far to do it.

  • Anonymous

    I actually found Raelynn very engaging. I think she’s very marketable, and that’s why Blake is sticking with her, despite some of the pitchiness. Moses has great stage presence and I see a lot of potential in him. I hope he makes it far enough in the competition to do his original work. I wasn’t crazy about his song choice, though. Chris has a lovely voice, but there was nothing unique about the performance. Naia didn’t pick a good song for her voice, which is a shame, since I really like her. Lindsey Pavao was very good. I like her style.

  • Anonymous

    I think that was a weak performance for Jordis. I remember hearing Allison sing it and it would put this one to shame.

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

     Maybe I was wrong about Jordis from Rock Star.  I loved her then.  Is she more nervous now or something?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Did you see Unga’s version of Dream On  on Rockstar? Much worse than Danny Gokey, 

    She still has nervous problem. She needs to control better her pitch, cause she got a good powerful voice.

  • steph6449

    Lyndsey’s song felt a little amateur-ville to me in the staging/etc.  

    I wonder whether that is the kind of song / stage approach that mainstream viewers will be motivated to actually vote for.  She has a nice voice but I suspect a lot of people could find it off-putting. 
    .

    Sera’s voice sounds good at times but there’s something awkward or lazy in the diction or phrasing. And lol to the stripper guys.

    She seems very generic for what she is doing.

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Why are there so many distractions when they sing?  Was it like this last year?  I thought it was called THE VOICE. lol

  • Valentin432

    Sara did well, she copped with the complicated staging, altough I don’t see the utility of so many shirtless men for the performance.

  • jersey

    Every single performance has sounded pitchy to me except the opera lite guy.  And lol at the shirtless dancers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I don’t see the utility of so many shirtless men for the performance.

    I don’t see why they needed them in the first place.  lol   I thought Sera did quite well.  She knows how to work the stage.

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    Jordis is self destructing.  Too bad.  Shes so good usually.  RaeLynn was awful!  Sarah, whats with the 40s finger wave hairdo and strippers in jeans?  Staging is awful tonight, over shadowing the singers. hmm…Maybe thats a good thing so far.

  • Anonymous

    That’s exactly what I thought, it was a lackadaisical performance to me.   

  • Anonymous

    Jordis needed to scream over the band because that’s all I heard was screaming on the high notes.  She sounds way better than that and unfortunately she had to compete with the band.

  • Valentin432

    Based on ten years watching these shows, the complicated staging, dancers, extras, etc. performances don’t make as much impact as the contestant singing a song alone on stage.
    I guess the Voice producers disagree.

  • jersey

    This whole staging is odd for Living in the City.

  • Anonymous

    One thing I love about The Voice is that even when the singing is off-key, the performances are not karaoke.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Naia sounded okay but I’m still not a fan of her style of singing especially since the market is so over-saturated with it. 

    Lindsay sounded terrible IMO. 

    She was extremely flat. Jordis was just bad.

    Erin sounds good but she’s boring me. Why would they pick this rusty old song?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    Erin best so far by a long shot (except Chris, who was also good)

  • Valentin432

    A girl like her wouldn’t make it past Hollywood week on AI, so many better versions already done of that song.

  • Anonymous

    kinda diggin’ this beat on livin’ for the city.  can someone who has technical words for her voice help me out.. it’s got that nasally thing or somethin’.  that sound i don’t like in country singers..carrie goes there sometimes.   make sense?

  • Anonymous

    Yawn this show has been kinda boring. I hope Adam and Ceelo’s peeps bring it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    A girl like her wouldn’t make it past Hollywood week on AI, so many better versions already done of that song.

    I agree.  I have to give Taylor credit, like him or not, he slayed it!

  • Anonymous

    I love Stevie Wonder, but I am so sick of contestants singing his songs. It was a boring song and unexciting performance.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

     Yeah, too bad Angel Taylor isn’t still on Adam’s team…I was pulling for her but she got outsang in the duel…I loved her in her VH1 video from a few years ago… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKN-2YEYb-4&ob=av2e

  • Kylee

     

    One thing I love about The Voice is that even when the singing is off-key, the performances are not karaoke.

    Yeah, they sound even worse than karaoke lol.

  • jersey

    I love this Alanis song.  I hope she doesn’t screw it up!
    ETA: oh well

  • Valentin432

    Ashley looks fantastic, it’s funny how much staging they’re doing to distract from the voice of the contestants.

  • Anonymous

    What the heck is Ashley trying to sing? I can’t even hear her for the loud music.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    She almost sounds like she’s trying to sound JUST like Alanis. That’s never good. She started out good and got pretty wobbly from there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I think she’s trying to sound too much like Alanis.  It almost makes it sound too karaoke.  

  • Valentin432

    Well they kept Jesse Campbell for last, I’m guessing he won’t have props or dancers and will nail a song vocally.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Another quirky singer…..zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Valentin432

    Charlotte’s experience is showing, by far the best.

  • Anonymous

    I like Charlotte, don’t care much for the song choice.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Charlotte Sometimes sounded great. I didn’t like her in the battle rounds, but loved her tonight.

  • sf3456

    I bet Charlotte goes far.  And what song was that she sang?

    By the way, I’ve always liked the name Charlotte.  Just wanted to say that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Jesse probably gonna nail, for what I’ve seen (YT nad The Voice) so far.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed that too, way too many quirky singers. I think Blake has the majority of them.

  • Anonymous

    So true. 

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Blake is a big fan of quirky singers.

  • Anonymous

    Is Carson for real calling the band awesome??? LMAO!

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Jesse sounded great but I didn’t love the arrangement.

  • Valentin432

    Jesse is good but that performance was nothing special, if that’s the best the producers have to offer, I’m a little worried.

  • Anonymous

    Jesse was so smooth. He has a good voice.

  • Anonymous

    There isn’t much competition for the rest of the contestants with Jesse imo. He needs a piano or something because he’s just boring.

  • steph6449

    Underwhelming for me tonight. Those whose singing was reasonably on track were fairly boring (last one, and opera guy for example).

    Those who were trying to do something more interesting, had a lot of vocal issues.

  • Kylee

    So….the talent on here is supposed to be better than idol’s? Lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC5Q6ULBZZD3YT6AIN4NTU4S74 Whiteshirt

    If you ever want to know how a contestant is going to do before they sing, look at Paul Mirkovich’s face when they are showing the rehearsals. His face says it all and his face said He** to the No for Reggae Turning Tables.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    We’ve a lot of trainwrecks during Top24 of Idol. Don’t see why it would be different here.

  • Anonymous

    HeeJun could sing better than most of them tonight.

  • Anonymous

    The Voice was pretty awesome during the blind auditions, but today it was just painfull. I’ve never heard so many off key singing together in my life. I’m officially done with this show.

  • Anonymous

    I have been trying to call in a vote for him for almost an hour and cant get thru (granted I am not dialing non stop)… I checked Itunes and as of right now he is pretty far ahead of the rest…

  • Valentin432

    I don’t get why The Voice is trying to copy X Factor, haven’t they watched their ratings?

    Idol has always been the format which highlights the contestants the best, I’m still hardly familiar with any of these people

  • Anonymous

    I really liked Charlotte, Erin,  Ashley, and Chris. 

  • Anonymous

    Erin sang well but the people around her were distracting. I liked Ashley, she surprised me. Sera was quite lovely.

    I don’t care how wonderful Charlotte may sing, I find nothing appealing about her at all. I wouldn’t pay to see her perform or buy her record. She really creeps me out.

    Not crazy about Lindsay either. Sick of her hair! Wish Christina had kept Lee.

    Jesse did sound very good tonight but I’m not excited by him.

    Naia may not be the best singer but she I could actually listen to her voice because she was being bombarded by dancers and lights.

    The horror of the night was Rae Lynn. 

    Though I like that The Voice has a variety of people and ages I not as excited as I thought I would be. Maybe next week when I see Adam and Ceelo’s singers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    That’s what Jesse is all about and teens technically perfect on Idol can’t get. Jesse has all the technique and at the same time he can connect to a song in a way that almost nobody can. When he sings a Song for You he isn’t singing, he’s telling a story about something that everyone will believe. When he sings What a Wonderful World he makes people smile. His voice is pure music . He knows who he’s and he can put his heart on his songs at the same time he has total control about it.

  • Kylee

     I wasn’t feeling it, it was bland IMO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Ok, sorry for you.

  • Anonymous

    Just finished watching this show.  It went on forever, and that is with a fast forward button.  A lot of the performances were really really bad.  Worse than any day on Idol.  And I will even say worse than any day on xfactor.  The band was so loud.  And tooo much production. 

    So I thought Jesse, Sera, Naia, Jermaine, Charlotte and Moses gave pretty solid vocal performances.  I hated Raelynn and the Lindsey Paveo.  They were just awful.  

    I am deciding if any of these guys moved me enough to votee.  

    I will say that Xtina looks much better in the live shows. She looked about 15 pounds overweight during the taped rounds. Adam and Blake look great. Cee Lo…I have no words.

  • sf3456

    So….the talent on here is supposed to be better than idol’s? Lol.

    We get it.  You love Idol.

  • http://twitter.com/Ams_ni_oy Manang Ams lagi nih!

    listening (not watching) to the performances right now
     
    Chris was bland, should fit right in the current AI for the snoozefest. im not even a fan of Clay from AI2 but he did the song so much better.
     
    Raelyn turned out surprising for me, she sounded fun even if the voice was far, far, far from perfect….  Wake Up COW!  omg LOL!
     
    i like Charlotte’s performance a lot and i like her obnoxious personality haha.
     
    Lindsay was good but could have been better with a more intimate arrangement especially on the chorus.  the kids from The Voice of Holland during their battle round had a better arrangement to showcase their voice.
     
    Erin was also good but she wouldn’t inspire me to vote for her
     
    still waiting for the other performances to load.

  • Anonymous

    Who?

  • IdolyEverAfter

    Lindsay has an amazing recording voice.  Her versions of Say Aah and Heart Shaped Box sound like they are from an album of a seasoned pro, and I’m sure tonight’s will too.  She’s the only one currently in the top 100 on itunes, and I bet she tops itunes amont the contestants, for sure

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    Whos performing tomorrow? Im going to the show :D

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Yikes. Y’all are not making me want to watch mjs videos when they go up.

    But I have to say, if this is the equivalent to Idol’s top 24 there is supposed to be a lot of blah. There’s always a lot of chaff to cut at this stage.

    So, which are the videos to check out? I ain’t watching all 12.

  • Valentin432

     For me, Jesse, Charlotte for the good (maybee Chris if you’re into pop/opera) and Raelynn for the trainwreck

  • Anonymous

    I don’t blame the bands (Idol and Voice)…they are not in control of the balance.  I think The Voice was even noisier tonight than Idol usually is.  It was an endurance contest for me.  But Jesse made it all worth while.  Another great black tenor, but much more entertaining than Javier.

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Right now Lindsey’s song is charting highest on itunes at #69 (if I looked correctly).  The next one is a ways back at #129, the new talked about star at the ACM’s RaeLynn.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Lindsey & Charlotte sounded great; they’ll do well on radio I think.  Their voices are the in thing for today.  Sera looks great on stage.  At the end of the day I’m old school and I just love the fact that Jesse made me smile throughout his song.  He delivered the meaning of the song with a beautiful rendition <3

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Thanks!
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I don’t take anyone’s word as their perception and taste would differ; I watched all and just skip after 30 seconds if I don’t enjoy that particular performance.  I also found its best to just listen to it to have a feel for their voice; if I found it lovely I’ll rewind a watch it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    So appearently I’m not the only fool who caught himself smiling while hearing Jesse singing. lol

  • rocklet1

    Sorry but people should stop singing alone after hearing Carrie’s and Allison’s cover..

  • http://twitter.com/Ams_ni_oy Manang Ams lagi nih!

    the best contestant rendition of the “Alone” song imo was done by Jill Gioia from Rockstar: Supernova

    i have yet to hear Jordis’ performance but im already disappointed with the song choice

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody have the a link to an rss itunes feed? Thanks.

  • Lovesyesha

    Team Christina totally outdid team Blake tonight. I thought that everyone on her team gave performances that were varying degrees of good to amazing! I don’t want anyone on her team to leave honestly, but if I had to pick two to go I would unfortunately pick Moses and Sera.

    On Blake’s team, Raelynn actually did much better than I expected and Charlotte and Erin were also great I thought. Jermaine and Jordis were awful and Naia was eh for the most part, and good towards the end. Anyways, I stand by what I said, team Xtina >>>>>>>>>team Blake.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This episode: 8 girls against 4 men. None of them holding a guitar. You can’t say they are biased about women;

  • Kylee

     

    None of them holding a guitar.

    And? Lol.

  • sf3456

    Team Christina totally outdid team Blake tonight. I thought that
    everyone on her team gave performances that were varying degrees of good
    to amazing! I don’t want anyone on her team to leave honestly, but if I
    had to pick two to go I would unfortunately pick Moses and Sera.

    This.  Christina’s team totally outclassed Blake’s team.  I like everyone on her team.  I don’t want anyone to leave.

  • Anonymous

    Ok i just caught up, underwelmed in general but did have a good laugh Rae Lynn now she could be Lauren and Skylar’s baby that tutu and boots with the stomping and singing . I love Lauren and like Skylar but not to sure about Rae Lynn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    DAMN IT,CEE LO WOULD YOU GIVE THAT POOR HORSE BACK IT’S HAIR
    IT’S FREEZING IT’S TAIL OFF!!!
     
    p.s give back whatever hair you took from adam’s head too

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    jesse and chris for me were good tonight

  • Wex

    The more I catch the Voice, the more I like Idol better.  Idol does a better job of letting you get to know the contestants.  Here the team thing doesnt really work for me – the singers don’t perform every week so we don’t get to bond with them…For the battle rounds, we saw a contestant once in a whole month…Now again they’re not performing week in and week out…We went from 48 to 24 without live voting – and now again we cut half ….I didn’t even bother watching tonight except for flipping the channels a couple time…Just not into it.  And I think theres too much hype for this show – you’ve got the blind audition gimmick but really its just a gimmick because after that – whether it sthe judges and producers in the battle rounds or the audience later on – looks and image are going to matter…unless you have them competing in shadows the entire time

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    if 12 singers are going to compete, why not just have 3 singers from each of the 4 coaches team

  • hayes

    Jordis continues to underperform. Wasn’t too wowed by Lindsay either. The best part of that song is the chorus and how it’s so in-your-face, and she was missing that. I was pleasantly surprised by Charlotte.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guilherme-Santos/100000846666929 Guilherme Santos

    Too much production, not enough talent. We already are full of artists that sells style over substance, we don´t need a show to find more of this. If they at least had a format that makes people more invested on the contestants.. Not sure how a star will come from this show…

  • Anonymous

    Jesse,Erin, Moses my faves tonite.

  • Anonymous

    Is this what we can expect from the voice this year then I think I’m just gonna skip it….NONE of these people except for maybe one or two would make it to the top 24 on Idol or even the top 16 on X-factor for that matter…and these so-called “quirky” singers arent really quirky…they’re kinda just weird…Naia Kete and Raelynn were just TERRIBLE…and Sera Hill was so nasally that i had to pause the tv and wait a few minutes just so i could fast-forward through the rest of her performance…..

    Jesse had the best performance…but is he the best that the voice has to offer??? I hope not….if he wins, he will fair even worse than Javier.

    IMHO…if i was a singer thinking about trying out for a singing competition, The Voice would be on the bottom of the list…for one, the competition goes by too quick…i find myself having to be reacquainted with the contestants each week…secondly, the winner of the Voice gets only 100k which is only a little bit more than a 2-year’s salary for an average family…and lastly, after somebody wins The Voice, they’re pretty much on their own…little to no promotion..and little to no support from their “coach”

    basically the voice is just for entertainment…whether the winner has any type of success afterwards is totally on them…they are basically in the same boat as they were b4 they were on the voice…

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope he’s wrong that this is the new direction for country music…and just when I was starting to listen to it again.

  • hcpoirot

    Overall, I love the song choices from the Voice. Few oldies songs that had been sung many times in singing TV competition, few new songs that not had been sing in competition. (as far as I know)

    Its very entertaining night. Though yes, some of the dancers are just too many and the music are too loud at few performances. But it was entertaining night. Some cannon fodder come out strong and turn the tables. Like Erin & Ashley who had very good performances.

    Few strong contenders falter. Like Jermaine. He probably need Blake to save him tomorrow. Lindsey also not as strong as her previous rounds.

  • Anonymous

    Adam broke up with his girlfriend…. let the games begin between him and Xtina….

  • Anonymous

     It’s disappointing that I can’t see these clips from my location in Canada :(

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see how they all do on itunes.

  • http://twitter.com/Justin_J9 Justin

    good for her (the ex-girlfriend i mean)

  • http://twitter.com/Justin_J9 Justin

    mj are you maybe thinking of including videos that can be viewed from outside of US or is it too much trouble and not worth it?

  • Valentin432

    masked scheduler@maskedscheduler
    By the way the first live episode of The Voice hit a low for the season.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Watch in on http://www.youtube.com/user/NBCTheVoice

  • http://twitter.com/Justin_J9 Justin

    thank you!

  • Anonymous

    What the heck happened to my wonderful little Jordis?

     

  • Anonymous

     Wow. I used to think The Voice was going to kill X Factor. Now I think X Factor may end up killing The Voice in the fall.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I thought Jordis was the most redeeming contestant on Blake’s team, alongside Erin. They both can belt pretty well, and were extremely refreshing in a sea of quirky girls who wouldn’t make it past the audition rounds of Idol. Xtina’s team is far and away better than Blake’s. Lindsay and Moses, despite not being the best singers, they have commercial appeal. Same with Ashley. So does Raelynn, even though she is awful. But some people like what Raelynn does. If Taylor Swift can be successful, so can she. *sigh* Sad, really. 

    Jesse Campbell, I mean I have no words. Just awesome. 

  • Anonymous

    That was PAINFUL for me.  I got to watch up through Jordis, and it was awful, Jordis was screaming and off key and they said she was superb, I guess my TV sound was lying to me.  For the length of time I watched Naia was the most impressive for me. 

    I DIDN’T KNOW any of the song choices – that was an issue for me too.

    I also didn’t like the judges (Christina and Adam mainly) saying “I’m here to be honest,” before giving their critiques. 

    This show is far worse than AI – and AI is really bad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57KPQ4K7HIGPGR7PDW333QMZJQ Steppen

    Really? Really? Can Charlotte even sing??? The only one that excited me was Moses Stone. Erin Willett was good, but did not like the arrangement. All the other performances were weak.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I am so late on this. But I just watched some of the videos. Not that anyone will read this now. Heh.

    1. I liked the staging. It was for the most part creatively done and matched the song/artist, so it was WAY better than how XF does it for me.

    2. Keeping in mind that I have barely watched this show so far, here’s my impressions of the ones I watched: Erin, Jesse, Chris – well sung performances, but all are utterly forgettable, no star quality. I would see them at a piano bar and be wildly entertained then go home and ignore their existences. Sorry. Moses – couldn’t make it all the way through, boring. Raelyn: BEST TRAINWRECK EVER! I loved that. she needs to stay. Lindsey: Liked it. Liked her. She’s not boring.

    I didn’t try to watch anyone else.

  • Axxxel

    Lots of complaints on this thread about how underwhelming the performances were. About the “battle with the band”. I think it is more about the “battle of the nerves” because this is the first of the live shows.
    Just picture yourself singing while being watched live by millions… a performance that can build or hurt your future career.  Pressure anyone ? Fun right ?

  • Axxxel

    Hot shirtless men… now I understand why female TV-watchers are voting for female singers.