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

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Twelve contestants from Team Cee Lo and Team Adam compete. Tomorrow night, 4 contestants will be sent home.

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Wow. Were the coaches ever this critical of their own team members as they were tonight? For a minute I thought maybe the coaches were busing some of their own team to give an advantage to a chosen one. But maybe The Voice has decided to follow American Idol and offer more constructive criticism to their contestants? Or maybe, some of the performances were so mediocre to bad, that the coaches would have looked ridiculous if they weren’t honest.

I’m thinking the contestants whose coaches criticized them might be at a disadvantage here.

Because really? The only two great performances tonight were from Juliet and Jamar–with an honorable mention to Mathai.  Tonight–Bandzilla still ruled, and the staging was mostly a distraction. The Voice needs to dial it back generally.

And what was the deal with Christina TOTALLY throwing her “old pal” Tony Lucca under the bus? She called him “one dimensional”. OUCH.  She’s pissed that another Mousketeer, Justin Timberlake supported him on twitter.  Methinks Christina and Tony were never really “old pals” in the first place.

The trash talk begins early and often on The Voice!

Katrina Parker  – Team Adam -  Tonight Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins  – This insurance office worker had an ailment that kept her from singing for a few years.  Bandzilla is back!  I really liked Katrina’s audition, but this performance is really bland. I kept waiting for something to….happen.  Kartina has big pipes, but there was a lack of drama and passion in her interpretation.  She put me to sleep. Christina: Your voice captivated me. I wanted you to rock out a little more. A few pitchy notes, but over all great job. Cee Lo: There’s something tortured about Billy Corgan’s voice, he says. Shouldn’t be sung as a show tune. Adam:  The song feels theatrical to Adam. He’s pleased with her performance.  No frills–maybe too few–but she killed it.. – 1-866-856-8301 Text 1 to 97979

ChesesaTeam Ceelo – Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston – She’s the Hawaiian whose mom moved with her to LA to get her career started.  The arrangement was supposed to have a contemporary twist, but I didn’t hear that at all. This was straight up  70′s disco, and unless Cheesa is planning a career playing the summer pride circuit, this old fashioned performance really did her no favors. She’s got a powerful voice.  Cee Lo should have allowed her to show it off in a contemporary context. Blake: I loved that! It was like watching Solid Gold Adam: That was cool. Great performance. Not sure it was the right song choice. Cee Lo: It was wonderful. He thinks Disco is a great era to draw from. Electrifying. – 1-866-856-8302 Text 2 to 97979

Jamar is backstage with the social media chick, setting himself up as Chris Rene 2.0 “I represent a second chance,” he says.

Tony LuccaTeam Adam – In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel – He’s the former Mousketeer who worked with Christina back in the day. This is the musical theater version of “In Your Eyes”. Tony is working the stage like a pro, but isn’t he supposed to be an indie dude? Tony would have been more effective in a scaled back production–with maybe an acoustic guitar giving away to the band? These live productions don’t necessarily need to be so over the top. Christina: Finds her old pal to be one dimensional. BURN. Adam: Felt like Tony met the huge challenge he gave him. – 1-866-856-8303 Text 3 to 97979

Kim YarbroughTeam Adam – Rolling in the Deep by Adele – I am so weary of Adele covers. It’s hard to have an opinion past “oh not again”. This performance is full of off pitch bellowing. Loud is not necessarily good. Blake: The song got better as it went along. Thought she was sharp. Cee Lo: Not sure he loved it. Would have picked a different song. Adam: Tells her she’s an unbelievable singer, but there were some problems. Agrees with his fellow coaches! But stresses her incredible potential. Wow, with her coach criticizing her, she doesn’t have a chance to advance. – 1-866-856-8304 Text 4 to  97979

James MassoneTeam Cee Lo – Don’t Know Why by Nora Jones – Boston body shop dude.  OMG. James mewls his way through this song, and it’s awful. His falsetto is off key. He’s supposed to be some lady killer or something, but surely a Ne-Yo or Usher song would have done the trick? Cee Lo Green- Worst. Picker of Songs EVER. James is an R&B hip hop guy, this smooth jazz joint is not for him.  Blake: I almost threw my panties on the stage. Christina:  Liked the more subtle approach. Some pitch problems. Likes his runs. Cee Lo: It’s so you, he says, I hope you’re proud of yourself. Felt he could have pushed a little more on the higher notes. No Cee lo, making sure they were in tune would have been first. – 1-866-856-8305 Text 5 to 97979

Juliet Simms – - Team Cee Lo – Roxanne by Sting – Rocker, Juliet,  had 5 record deals! Best performance so far.  For once, Cee Lo didn’t screw over a team member with a crappy song choice.  Sting’s version is jazzy and laid back. Juliet takes the song fully into the rock realm with her throaty passionate vocals.  This is really good. Adam: “Well this just pisses me right off” He’s mad she didn’t’ pick him. He admits she’s the best so far. Christina:  She was into it. Calls her voice dope. Blake: Feels like he actually heard her sing for the first time. Cee Lo: “You did such an amazing job.” No smoke, no mirrors, no nothing. All you need is that voice. 1-866-856-8306 Text 6 to 97979

James Massone is trending on twitter right now.  That’s not necessarily a good thing.

MathaiTeam Adam – Ordinary People by John Legend – She’s the daughter of a doctor who would rather sing than practice medicine.  Mathai is quirky, cool and confident, and Adam chose a good song for her.  I agree with Christina, though, she verges on loungey.  She’ll need to switch it up and pick it up in the coming weeks to stay in the competition.  Christina: Likes her voice a lot. Interesting choices with her ad libs, but a little loungey.  Blake: Loves her confidence. Adam: Calls her magical. The song was purposely arranged quieter so we could hear her voice. He could not be happier. 1-866-856-8307 Text 7 to 97979

Tony VincentTeam Cee L0 – Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears – He’s the Broadway star who wants to sing pop. His wife just had a baby.  I’m just not picturing this dude as a pop guy. Sorry. This is so wedding singer. And that staging– singing atop what looked like moving airplane stairs–was kind of bizarre.   Blake: Didn’t really like the staging, it was hard to concentrate on the music. Christina: She loved the big production. Maybe it wasn’t the right song, because it restrained him. Cee Lo: He agrees with Christina–thinks the song might have restrained him and never compliments his performance. Is Cee Lo busing his own Team member? 1-866-856-8308 Text  8 to 97979

Karla DavisTeam Adam – Airplanes by B.O.B – Whoa. This is NOT good.  Adam has been trying to coach Karla to sing bigger. But she’s disappearing into the band, her vocals are whispery and  slight. But maybe that’s a blessing, because her timing is completely off and she’s pitchy.  The song is wordy, It was clearly too much for her to handle.  She’s a country singer–she should have stuck to her genre. Adam is just staring at her when she finishes.. Christina: Surprised by the song choice. You did a good job. Blake: You did as good as you could do with that song. Too wordy. Adam: You were in the pocket. Thinks she let nerves get to her. She was better in rehearsal. – 1-866-856-8309 Text  9 to 97979

Erin MartinTeam Cee Lo – Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles – Weird chick who sings like a strangled cat. Oh drat. Erin isn’t a trainwreck this week. She’s merely boring. Wow. What happened to her? She’s got the whole Egyptian thing going with the sexy male dancers, but she’s as bland as can be–completely drowned out by the band.  Maybe she’s tamping down the weird after the criticism she received for her battle round with the Shield’s Brothers?  Or maybe she’s still sick. She tweeted over the weekend that she was so ill, she might not be able to perform. Interesting that nobody mentioned it. Blake: Didn’t like that song choice either.  Adam” “I think Blake just bought a one way ticket to boner town”  (Uhm…) Christina: Loved the staging but thought she could have brought it harder.  Cee Lo: Thought the staging might have distracted her. Commends her for learning a difficult song. Thinks she needs to be more aggressive. 1-866-856-8310 Text  10 to 97979

PipTeam Adam – When You Were Young   by the Killers – He’s another theater guy who wants to do pop/rock. Here’s a TIP PIP. If you want some edge? You might want to lose the twee bow ties? And singing the Killers like you were in front of a high school assembly? That’s not really working either. He’s trying so hard. Too hard.  He’s so earnest, yet desperate. It’s not a good combo. Christina: Came off as trying too hard. Adam: Wanted him to be more scary and dangerous.  Needs to work on the intent. 1-866-856-8311 Text  11 to 97979

Jamar RogersTeam Cee Lo – Are You Going to Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz – Jamar was an Idol contestant Season 8 and Danny Gokey’s friend. He revealed on The Voice that he was HIV positive. Jamar gets the major light show, with GUITAR PLAYERS ON STILTS. A Cee Lo touch, I’m sure.  Having said all that, Jamar pretty much burns up the stage. A convincing rock performance.  Blake: Is not down with the musicians on the stilts. Jamar doesn’t need it. Cee Lo:  Leads the  crowd in a cheer, calls Jamar a winner.  Adam: “You embody what this show is with what you just did. “1-866-856-8312 Text  12 to 97979

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

    Wow.  No jumpsuit tonight for Cee Lo?  lol

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

    Terrible song for the Adele girl

  • Devin Harper

    The music is too loud. It’s drowning her vocals out. So for that, I’ll have to give this a C. 

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

    I agree about the music being too loud.  I think she did a “passable” effort.

  • sf3456

    Wow.  No jumpsuit tonight for Cee Lo?  lol

    No.  His team is performing tonight so he has to look serious.

  • Anonymous

    i’m confused by the feedback. i thought Katrina was good!….better than last week’s contestants, who didn’t receive feedback…

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I think she did a great job! I love that song. You can´t compare it to the original but still I think Katrina should move on.
    Really hope people vote for her. What are they gonna do with that band? It´s too loud! They need to tone it down.

  • Anonymous

    The band isn’t doing these singers any favors. The performance was OK, not great, but it was nice to hear someone tackle a Smashing Pumpkins song. 

  • Anonymous

    I like Katrina’s voice!

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one that doesn’t have a problem with the band?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Chessa for proving that Angie should be there.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Cheesa is off to a good start, but again, the band is too loud. I feel like the contestants are straining their voices so they can be heard thus hurting their vocals. 

  • Anonymous

    Good performance by Cheesa, but the outfit sucked big time. She could have dressed up a little bit more.

  • http://twitter.com/justsing17 J

    This season is so zzzz for me. I miss Dia Frampton. :/

  • Anonymous

    The band seems fine tonight, in the past shows it’s been too loud.

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

    One thing Chessa has going for her is stage presence.  She definitely kept my attention.

  • Anonymous

    Jamar try not to annoy me. Shut up and sing..lol

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

    “In Your Eyes” is one the greatest songs of all time imo.  Tony better not massacre this song.  

  • sf3456

    I’m at another board and they are losing their minds over Jamar.  They think he’s hot.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! Glad someone else see how annoying he is.

  • Anonymous

    Tony was pretty good.  Falsetto was still dodgy but he’s a good performer.

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

    Tony did what I would call a respectable job but not great.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    “One Dimensional”
    You would NEVER hear a judge say that on American Idol…except maybe from Jimmy Iovine.

  • sf3456

    “In Your Eyes” is one the greatest songs of all time imo.  Tony better not massacre this song.

    He did.

  • Valentin432

    Xtina crashed the partly lol.

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

    I’m predicting Christina will criticize hardly all Adam’s team, just because she is … Christina.

    Adam made some criticism last week and Christina is thirsty for a bloody revenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525358202 Steveez Benami

     Can I have a live link?  Please!

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Wow. What is with Christina trashing all of Adam´s contestants.? She really has a thing for Adam. She´s also coming across very mean spirited.
    I actually really enjoyed Tony´s performance. Hope his fans vote tons. I love his tone and felt bad for him after Christina´s rude comment.

  • Anonymous

    Although I agree with Christina’s assessment, I just didn’t think she would be so blunt about it. She’s really turning the knife tonight and I’m loving it. She’s really pissing off Adam.  

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be pressed because Christina tells it like she sees it.

  • Anonymous

    Please not another Adele song.

  • Kylee

     I don’t think the idol judges would have praised Raelynn either though lol.

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

    Kim is going to do RITD?  Wow.  She better kill it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Hmm. She’s singing Adele. MJ’s not going to be happy about this.

  • Anonymous

    Tony did a good job. He was not great but then how many of them have been. Christina was way too harsh with him. What is her problem. I never liked her much to begin with but now I really dislike her.

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

    Rolling in The Deep! What a original choice! Christina will delightfully criticize it! I’m just seeing it. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly, I’m liking this. I better check myself for a fever. 

  • Anonymous

    Has she changed a single note?

  • sf3456

    Don’t be pressed because Christina tells it like it is.

    Word.  You know there will be tons of “Christina is a bitch!!!!111″ comments all over the internet tonight.  Especially from Tony’s fans since they are kind of nutty.

  • Kylee

    Ouch on the chorus.

  • Anonymous

    Kim didn’t blow me away even though she sung it well.

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

    I liked the performance on the verses but not so much the chorus.

  • Anonymous

    Any woman who doesn’t soften her stance seems to be a “bitch” in people’s eyes.

  • Anonymous

    Wow…Adam didn’t get the “blindly praise your own team” memo…

  • Valentin432

    Kim steamrolled through that song, even Adam didn’t like it.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Adam for doing something that the rest of the judges have a hard time doing, which is giving a honest opinion about one of their own team members. 

  • http://twitter.com/mcdeallover Sunny Mc

    Why is Adam giving his kids such hard songs to sing? The level of difficulty on all three of those songs was crazy!

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

    ouch! Massone’s falsetto is terrible!! Made me even miss Deandre, lol

  • Anonymous

    Why are these girls screaming for James, he’s really pitchy.

  • Valentin432

    The fangirls are eating this, good sign for James.

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

    I’m sorry James, but this isn’t working for me.

  • Anonymous

    Since the audience doesn’t really remember these contestants, why not give them songs in the wheelhouse? There is no reason to “show a different side” or whatever the coaches keep saying…

  • Anonymous

    I honestly didn’t like that.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that was big time karaoke.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that was big time karaoke.

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

    James Massone is a bad caricature of Stefano, considering that Stefano is also a bad caricature.

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

    James Massone is a bad caricature of Stefano, considering that Stefano is also a bad caricature.

  • sf3456

    Oh, I know.  That’s one of the main reasons why people don’t like Christina because they think she’s a bitch.  I don’t think she is.  She just tells it like it is.  I like that.

  • Anonymous

    At last we can hear the singer’s voice. James isn’t the best singer but he connects with the audience well.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I LOVED that kid James Massone. He did so good!
    That song really fitted his voice. Hope he goes through.

  • Anonymous

    Well that tends to happen when you’re a cute white boy and the audience is full of screaming girls.

  • Anonymous

    Loved James.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to like James Massone, since he is a local boy, but I can’t: he was off key.  (And he never was a stud puppy. Where did the lady killer thing come from?)

  • Valentin432

    Dilana slayed Roxanne on Rockstar, it should fit Juliette well.

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

    Juliet has had 5 record deals?  Wow.   Ok, this vocal tells me why they fell through.

  • Anonymous

    Umma liking this Roxanne.  Very individualized.  Nice.

  • Anonymous

    Rocker chick Juliet is killing it. Best performance by a mile tonight. 

  • Anonymous

    i’m liking this Juliette…

  • Valentin432

    Yup, very reminescent of Dilana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj2t77Fy9V0

  • Anonymous

    Loving Juliette!

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

    Juliet!!Fcking cool! So different!!

  • Anonymous

    First performance I’ve liked tonight.  Juliet Simms.

  • Anonymous

    Cee Lo has Big Ben on his little mouse paw.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    OK. Now I have a pony in the race. Juliet.

  • Anonymous

    Wow Juliette! Loved that.

  • pj

    Enjoyed Juliet!  Mathai is good but so affected.

  • Valentin432

    Looks like they’ve learned from last week, no big production number, make the contestants sing alone on stage and let the voice shine.

  • Anonymous

    Mathai, wow, what a performance. But she need to take that dress and make curtains.

  • Anonymous

    Mathai is killing it.  I really love her voice.

  • Anonymous

    I hear this voice on a commercial I see every night. 

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

    Mathai is so adorable.  I agree that the performance was loungy but she does have a nice tone.

  • Anonymous

     Mathai was terrible and off key the entire performance.

  • Anonymous

    Mathai was good!…although she was too damn happy during that song…lol

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Mathai just gave the BEST performance of the night!
    LOVE her voice. She is so good! I am voting for her and James tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Tony looks like Phil Stacey’s creepy uncle.

  • http://twitter.com/tkfabeck Tess Fabeck

    Team Tony Vincent. That is all… 

  • Anonymous

    Love this song.  Thought Tony would be more powerful.  Still not bad.

  • Valentin432

    I’m loving the Everybody Rules The World gone Brodway, Tony Vincent clearly has the experience to be confident on stage.

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

    Tony V was a little too karaoke for me.

  • Anonymous

    Carson is a dad?  I did not know.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong song for Vincent.

  • steph6449

    That seemed fairly lightweight from Tony V. And the Broadway background wasn’t totally veiled.

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

    Tony is more a pro than an artist. He doesn’t try out too much. He always stay in a comfort zone, where he has absolute pitch control, and it’s bad for a contest like this.

  • Anonymous

    I’m already scared for Erin Martin if they go to Christina for a critique.  I feel Christina will rip her apart limb from limb.

  • sf3456
    Love this song.  Thought Tony would be more powerful.  Still not bad.

    Totally agree.  I think he was too smiley or something.  It sounded too peppy.  And I thought he would’ve blown the doors out of there.  It wasn’t that bad.  Could’ve been more.  Love the song, though.  Has to be my favorite Tears for Fears song.

     

  • Valentin432

    Bold song choice but she isn’t pulling it off.

  • Anonymous

    I forgot Carla even existed.  It took me a few seconds to remember who she is.  This performance showed me why.  Vocal is okay but she’s a charisma vacuum.

  • Anonymous

    Umm…no. Bertha must be sick today… Where’s Dia.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I am loving The Voice tonight. The ladies are killing it.

  • pj

    Karla, that was a hot mess.

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

    Karla just didn’t sell the song for me.

  • steph6449

    Carla was scaring me the way she was moving in that extra-short dress :O

    She didn’t sound especially good and looked awkward. 

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

    I think if Adam told Karla to sing and Iron Maiden she would be more comfortable than this. Adam threw her under the bus.

  • Anonymous

    Karla whispered through that entire song.  There was no singing involved.

  • Ali Girl

    I thought Karla was going to hyperventilate and pass out, she needs to get those nerves under control.

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

    I’m waiting Erin to laugh a little bit!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for Erin…LOL!

    ETA: OMG the staging…lol.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    I personally find Erin’s voice beyond annoying. At some point there needs to be a distinction between different and not good.

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

    she’s pitchy on rehearsal!! oh god! it will totally awesome! Go Eriiiin!!

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Yep…..annoying as hell.

  • Anonymous

    CeeLo managed to find the perfect song for Erin.  I didn’t hate her performance.  Certainly not the worst tonight.

  • Anonymous

    OMG…Erin Martin, how the bleep did you get here?

  • Anonymous

    Really Cee Lo, of all the songs in the world, why this one. Why all of this production for one song.

  • Anonymous

    Raelynn and Erin finale <3

    That would be exactly what this show deserves lol.

  • sf3456

    Cee-Lo must love him some 80s music.  Most of the songs he picked for his team, I have on my iPod.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I hate this girl Erin. OMG and that song? Is the worst.
    I really hope she is voted off tomorrow. Can´t stand her voice.

  • Ali Girl

    Cee Lo, I am a naysayer and I was not won over.

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

    I thought all of that background was really distracting.  I can’t understand for the life of me why Cee Lo picked this for Erin.  

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

    This one second of Christina’s singing “walk like an egyptian” is more melodic than all Erin’s performances so far.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Christina.  Erin should have been more over the top with that.  She doesn’t have a great voice, but she reminds me of Eartha Kitt.  She needs to take advantage of her sexuality, and her unique style.

  • Anonymous

    Okay guys.  You can hate on Erin all you want but you leave Walk Like an Egyptian ALONE!!!!!  It’s an awesome song.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I really think the judges are being fair tonight, and I agree with their assessments.

  • Da 1 N Only

    Cee-lo did all he could to cover up Erin’s main problem (singing ability) with his song choice & heavy production. Because of that she wasn’t the worse of the night but I’m sure the voting public already knows she is simply not good enough.

  • Anonymous

    Because when someone can’t sing, hide it under some camp!

  • Anonymous

    Erin is mediocre at best,that is not even singing!

  • Anonymous

    I like staging, but they need to keep it from overtaking the singers performances. It’s the voices that should shine through, not the near naked men.  

  • Anonymous

    Pip needs to be in a boy band, or on Glee.

  • Anonymous

    I really do like Pip.  Lovely voice.  Just not sure this song fits him stylistically.

  • Anonymous

    Pip is surprising me tonight. 

  • Anonymous

    Nothing says rockstar like a blow-dried teenager with a fricking bowtie named Pip.

  • Anonymous

    well she definately killed it… just not so sure in a good way

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

    Christina didn’t praise ANY of the Adam’s contestants…LOL

  • Anonymous

    Adam is not looking very pleased with his team right now….Pip was his last straw.

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

    I don’t why, but for some reason, I didn’t hate Pip’s performance. Heh  He did ok.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    Not sure why they’re being so hard on Pip. Adam gave him a song that totally didn’t suit him and he did a respectable job. 

  • Anonymous

    Is that Colton’s skunk on Jamar’s head?…oh no.. :-|

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Now, I think Pip did a really good job and the girls are going to be on there voting for him!  I swear, I thought, “If only P2 could deliver a song like this!”

  • pj

    Poor Pip.  

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

    “I represent the comeback…” Maybe u came back, but you DON’T represent it. Curb your enthusiasm.

  • sf3456

    Are those girls on stilts playing the guitar?  Creepy.

  • Anonymous

    Adam and Ceelo decided to smoke the same shit Blake was smoking from last season. I think they’re intentionally sabotaging their own contestants. Surprisingly, only Christina seems to pick better songs for her artists.

  • Anonymous

    Jamar was pretty good.  Very entertaining.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t there some way to send more than 4 home tomorrow night?

  • Anonymous

    So Jamar is going for the Rocker market? I wanted something different from him…something more soulful

  • pj

    Loved Jamar, but holy bandzilla!

  • steph6449

    That surprised me from Jamar as a performance choice. But he was good. 

  • Anonymous

    Jamar totally rocked it. High energy and he killed the vocals.

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

    Very entertaining performance from Jamar.  

  • Anonymous

    I loved that, something unexpected.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Jamar is trying to keep that Gokey scream alive. heh

  • Anonymous

    Imagine if Idol had picked Jamar in season 8 AND him and Adam that same season and Allison And Kris.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s fine for Christina is critical but she’s coming across as a spoiled sport. I don’t love her team ver much.

  • sf3456

    Jamar did not brutalize my second favorite Lenny Kravitz song.

  • http://twitter.com/maria4hitz maria lopez

    Juliet is already close to the top 100 on iTunes

    114. Roxanne (The Voice Performance) – Juliet Simms

  • steph6449

    Jamar seems much stronger and more confident this year though. He was good but not outstanding on AI8 IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Juliet had my second favorite performance of the night.  Glad to see other people are loving it.

  • Anonymous

    Team Adam
    1 Mathai
    2 Pip
    3 Katrina Parker
    4 Tony Lucca
    5 Kim Yarbrough
    6 Karla Davis

    Team cello
    1  Juliette Sims
    2 Jamar Rogers
    3 Tony Vincent
    4 Cheesa
    5 Erin Martin
    6 Tony Masonni

  • Anonymous

    I think Jamar is so much better than Gokey as a performer and singer,

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

    I truly enjoy Jamar’s performance, his vocal is good throughout the performance. I prefer his than Juliet, both have grits but Jamar’s is smooth.

  • Anonymous

    CeeLo has the best team this year-thought Jamar looked familiar-Juliet was good also.
    I like Matai on Adams team and the first blond lady-can’t remenber her name-I guess that’s not a good thing.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Not only will Jamar be getting some Idol viewer votes and maybe Danny Gokey fans, but his performance was outstanding! The band was too loud and did we really need the stilt guitar players? I think not. He’s got The Voice – let us hear it!

  • Anonymous

    This is definitely not the Jamar from Idol…not even close.

  • Anonymous

    So, they told Katrina not to be like Adele.  And then they style her to be an Adele clone.
    Makes sense.  Not.

  • Anonymous

    Top three: JAMAR, JULIET AND MATHAI

    Bottom three:  JAMES, PIP AND ERIN

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

    After watching all the teams, I was pretty surprise Team Adam is the weakest so far.  Team Xtina & Ceelo seems to be stronger; however Ceelo’s team tend to just focus on rock while Xtina’s managed to spread into different genres.

  • Anonymous

    Personally Team Christina and Team CeeLo should make up the final 4.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you Team Christina and Team CeeLo to the bitter end. I can’t believe how weak Adam’s team is and Blake is just overloaded with a bunch of quirky girls.

  • Listening

     Ummm so  Jamar Sings Are You Gonna Go My Way anyone else notice it’s
    another song the X-Factor uk runner up Marcus Collins sung. That’s too
    much of a coincidence for me he has to of youtubed him. If you guys hear
    Jamar sing Russian roulette by Rihanna I told you so. I loved Marcus’s
    performance of that as well as Reet Petite.

    Anyway this round was a bunch a meh for me but there did seem to be a
    bunch of people that sang too quietly, someone need to talk to them.

    Jamar’s performance was good one of the best of the night but as I said wasn’t much to write home about tonight was kind of boring.

  • steph6449

    Danny isn’t competing on the Voice, lol. But true enough that while he could sing, he wasn’t really a “performer” on AI8. That’s something he’s learned since.  

    Jamar also seems to have significantly improved in performing while he was out of public view.  I’m really impressed with how well Jamar is doing so far on the Voice, but Danny overall is a far stronger vocalist IMO. If Jamar ever tackles a vocally intense ballad, I think that will be evident.

    They have very different styles in terms of what they are pursuing outside their common history of singing in church. So I’m rooting for Jamar to do well.

    Danny has been publicly cheering him on via his twitter and in interviews, and Jamar has mentioned Danny in most of his interviews that I’ve read. They performed together at a Christmas event home in Milwaukee. It’s nice that they still support each other.

  • Anonymous

    Erin Martin would have been in one of those worst singers segments ever on American Idol if she auditioned for that show.  The thing on Idol is they wouldn’t give a crap about her looks because her voice sucks a$$.

    Only one I really liked was Juliet Simms.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Yes it is believe it or not. That is the Jamar from Idol who was best friends with Danny Gokey! 

    Jamar was my fav of the night!  That was really good.

  • Valentin432

    I don’t think Jamar was watching the X Factor UK lol, just like Juliet wasn’t watching Dilana performing Roxanne, they’re just very popular songs that fit their style.

  • sf3456

    Adam is not looking very pleased with his team right now….Pip was his last straw.

    Because he knows that he has a weak team.  Christina and Cee-Lo have the best teams.

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

    Adam praised Juliet more than his entire team tonight.

  • Anonymous

    He honestly wouldn’t have stood out.

  • Anonymous

    Overall, another trainwreck. Juliet and Jamar were the only standouts. It wasn’t as good as the average idol night. HeeJun would have been a frontrunner on this show.

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    This show is such a low rent version of X-Factor. I dont know how they always start off with great talent and end up eliminating them or making them worse. Also this show has nothing to do with “The Voice”. The only show that is about the voice (and the best looking male, but thats every show) is American Idol.

    This show would be nothing without Christina/Blake.

  • Anonymous

    Really liked Juliet, Mathai and Jamar tonight

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

    American Idol is all about the voice?!  you’ve got to be kidding me LOL
     
    all of these type of shows are glorified karaoke shows.  there’s no distinction to them other than the format.
     
    The Voice just happens to be more entertaining right now for me (coaches b!tching at each other, the ridiculous staging, the contestants-good and bad)

  • Anonymous

    Adam gets major points for honesty (and fairness!). Actually, all the judges are being critical, which is good. 

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    I agree. If this show were really about “The Voice” then they would never show how the contestant looks and would just let them sing behind a wall or with a mask or something from their audition until voting rounds so that America will vote based on the voice.

  • Anonymous

    Those three were really good tonight. Jamar has really surprised me since I last saw him on Idol. He’s come a long way and really has developed as a artist.

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    None of these shows are about the voice. Otherwise we wouldn’t have RaeLynn make it through or Heejun in the top 9 of Idol or Marcus Canty beating out Rachel Crow in XFUS!

    But out of all these shows Idol has probably got to be the most accurate in finding the voice because unlike the Voice and XF, there are no mentors to purposely give bad feedback in order to make their team look good, and at least on Idol they have some control over their song choice unlike the other shows where the mentor picks a song for you that you may or may not like

    TL;DR: blah

  • OffLeash

    Team Christina and Team CeeLo are the best this season, and Jamar is the best out of all the teams IMO. Blake has the worst team. Awful, except for Jordis, and even she hasn’t really delivered yet. Not impressed with Adam’s team either. 

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was a good show tonight. It was better than last week so I think CeeLo and Adam have the strongest teams.

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    Yes, American Idol is the only show right now that focuses solely on the voice. You dont see Idol having dancers and distracting production. They pick a song and go out and sing it.

    I love the concept of The Voice but the talent is something you would find at a local bar. Which is funny because I thought the talent during the auditions were better than Idol’s.  The coaches (Christina, Blake, and Madam) are the only good thing about this show.

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

    lol, the judges in AI are worse than the coaches in The Voice when it comes to giving feedback.

    and you’re naive if you’re saying that the Idol contestants have more control over their song choices.  that’s a big LOL especially when you factor in the theme nights and the producers.

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

    “None of these shows are about the voice. Otherwise we wouldn’t have RaeLynn make it through or Heejun in the top 9 of Idol or Marcus Canty beating out Rachel Crow in XFUS!”

    These shows are first and foremost reality programming. The only talent show that I know that does not pull off as much manipulation crap as the others is the Sing-Off, but a great and best show like that even has its fair share of problems.

    Either way, I actually think all these shows try to put in the best talent. Problem is, they put what they perceive is the best for the show and what they think is the most appealing for the audience, not for who can actually have the best voice. The Voice thinks they have the right idea, but Idol has the MUCH better judgement. But neither is without massive flaws.

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    I agree with this post :D But, XF never claimed to be about the voice. They were looking for a packaged popstar/entertainer, not the best singer. The Voice is the only show that went out of their way to say how they were only about raw talent when that is not the case at all.

  • OffLeash

    I can’t stand XF, I’m tired of Idol after watching that show for 11 years, so for now The Voice is a breath of fresh air for me. And at least the songs are always a surprise for the time being lol.

  • Lovesyesha

    I’ve gotta say, I am LOVING critical Christina. She is really turning into the best judge/mentor on this show, offering significant constructive criticism that makes sense. The only flaw is that I think she can be a little too protective of her own contestants.

  • OffLeash

    That comment Christina made about Tony Lucca was brutal. It was downright mean, not constructive IMO. She seems determined to win this year, and is way more critical of the other teams’ contestants than of hers, but it makes for good TV lol. 

  • Anonymous

    Yes, she is totally surprising.Idol folks take note.  

  • Anonymous

    So, Pip wants to rock? So he does karaoke of the Killers with his bowtie and red pants.  Did I miss something? But it looks like he might have a leather jacket on so that’s sorta rock, I guess.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sad Karla was underwhelming. I’ve liked her stuff on youtube for years, so she was the one thing I was excited about with this show. Her studio version is still good though.

  • Anonymous

    I have no idea what Tony was doing with In Your Eyes — so affected, and his faces were weirding me out.

  • hayes

    These contestants aren’t doing anything for me, but I would like to point out that Christina looks beautiful with her hair down like that. She looked great last week too.

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

    Xtina may be brutal but its pretty clear cut and honest; she need not be constructive as she is a coach to her team and not to others.  However being honest will help the singers if they take the criticism constructively for improvement.  I was let down by Tony, after such a good blind audition this performance is generic.

  • Listening

    Yeah Christina was unnecessarily harsh on Tony which was weird it seemed out of the blue. The entire audience was just stunned nobody reacted they just sat in silence as she hammered that guy. They might of been confused as she totally battered the guy but said he had her and her support and called him one dimensional.  Just seemed like she singled him out he stuck in his style just like everyone else did she call out everyone else as being one dimensional. I mean don’t get me wrong I never got the raving about him either she just seemed particularly brutal with him.

    Oh one more thing i’d noticed on his twitter Tony had tweeted #1dimensional and I kept picturing one Direction fans trending it and thinking it was about their boys and getting ticked off about it or they’d trend it not knowing it was a bad thing anywho I chuckled over it.

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

    Being honest is different from being cruel to another team. Remember  how lovely she was with Moses pitchy vocals?

    People are saying she was rude with Tony Lucca because Justin Timberlake was supporting him on twitter. Justin + Adam plus knowing how childish Christina can be results in a much better explanation for that unnecessary agressive criticism than “being honest”.

  • Lovesyesha

    “That comment Christina made about Tony Lucca was brutal.”Really? Because I thought it was spot on. Finally someone called him out on his flaws.

  • OffLeash

    Interesting. Might explain why Christina’s comments to him were so OTT. She could’ve criticized him without being downright mean and personal.

  • pj

    Don’t know what Christina’s motivation was re: Tony Lucca, but I agreed with her. Her team wasn’t competing tonight.  Maybe it was petty, but it wasn’t unfair.

  • sf3456

    Yes, American Idol is the only show right now that focuses solely on the
    voice. You dont see Idol having dancers and distracting production.
    They pick a song and go out and sing it.

    Then, what’s with all the moving backgrounds, the set decorations, the back up singers, fake snow, dramatic entrances on the stairs?

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Good show tonight.  Top three: JAMAR, JULIET AND PIP.  I know, some may not think Pip did a good job, but I thoroughly enjoyed his performance!

  • pj

    Jamar has impressed. I barely remember him from Idol.  But I do remember his Seven Nation Army blind audition which was an excellent song choice.  He has the back story which he didn’t feel comfortable sharing on Idol (or wasn’t allowed to share it).  He seems way more confident now that he’s not forced to hide anything. Good for him.  

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    The main reason why Christina was so blunt about Tony is because Adam made Lindsey cry last week by saying her voice wasnt as strong lol. Thats why at the end she said you were honest about Lindsey so i was honest about Tony. 

    Plus, the fact that one of the reasons why Adam won last year was because he had Justin Bieber tell his fanbase to vote for Javier. So she was kind of irritated about the celebrity influence.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I liked most of Xtina’s comments tonight, but I thought she crossed the line with Tony. I would have respected her comment about his one-dimensionality if she hadn’t followed it with that speech about his connections with the Mickey Mouse club, which seemed both unnecessary and a little hypocritical…..It’s pretty clear that he does not have her support.  

  • pj

    Let’s not forget that this is a reality television show.  Xtina’s harsh criticism could very well secure Tony’s votes.  Oh, the DRAMA!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    that’s right! It’s a bit heated on Twitter. Lucca is receiving other support like:

    Sara Bareilles?
    Great performance on the Voice from @Luccadoes!! Lame response from Christina, but oh well. You rock, my friend!

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

    No. Adam just said Lindsey could be stronger in the chorus. Christina completely ripped Tony. Her comments tells more about her than about Lucca;

    And she is irritated about celebrities’s influence? Christina’s influence, alone, top the influence of the others 3 coaches.

  • pj

    Y’all ever hear of reverse psychology?  Tony will be fine, even though his performance was bland and adequate.

  • Anonymous

    Pip looked like an adorable little kitten up there.  So cute, and trying oh-so-hard to be a ferocious little tiger, but in the end he’s still a kitten.  

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    Adam didnt say anything that was a big deal but it still made Lindsey cry and thats why Christina ripped Tony. Lindsey needs to learn how to get tougher skin because what he said wanst bad at all. Christina did take it to whole other level though and I think she saw some tweets coming in and decided to be extra nice the rest of the show. lol

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

    Celebrities support contestants all the time. Remember idol? A dozen of celebrities are supporting Jessica right now. It always happen. It’s part of the game. And it doesn’t change votes THAT much, IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’ve been re-watching my DVR of Jullet Simms about 7 times now. That was so awesome. She meant it, not just screaming the words out.
    I’m interested what she can do next.

  • hcpoirot

    Juliet, Mathai & jamal are the best tonight. I will be shock if they did not make it to next week.

    Jamal totally spank Pip behind cause both of them pick rock songs. Pip rock version is so vanila. Jamal though not a rocker but managed to give up a very good rock performance.

    Some of the contestant had good vocal but choose the wrong songs to sing.

    I hope we had herad the last of Erin. Though Cee Lo probably save her again.

  • hcpoirot

    Finally, The Voices judges did not overpraise the contestants. And the 4 coaches did not give any standing ovation in the same time like Idol did. UGGHHHH.

    So far The Voice had the best judges compare with idol and X factor. Now, if only they can also pick the right songs for all their contestants will be great.

  • Anonymous

    I could not agree more about Xtina’s comments. She made them way too personal by bringing up Tony’s support from other artists and the Mickey Mouse club connection. She is not that smart and I am not surprised she would say something stupid. I hope this helps Tony.

  • http://twitter.com/thecinel Cindi

    You forget that your opinion doesn’t necessarily make someone a better singer. I’d much rather listen to Marcus Canty than Rachel Crow. Her voice was every bit as immature as her 13 year old body.

  • ePastorJames

    How the hell is anyone praising Mathai? She was off-key and wonky. She sounded so-so in rehearsals, making me think she’d be okay with autotune on a studio–but then I heard her affected caterwauling on her studio and realized it’s just as repulsive. Yikes! She’s so horrible. She makes me prefer RaeLynn by default, and that’s disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    I thought last night was better than the first not of live performances.  I think the vocalists were stronger.  I actually went on line and voted just a little for the ones that I liked.

    I enjoyed Jamal the most.  
    Juliet was pretty amazing with her Roxanne performance but I didn’t vote for her because I really don’t like her style or her type or voice( kinda like a feel about Elise)
    There is something about Katrina that I like.  I think she can be really good.  
    Mathai was very cute and did an interesting rendition of that song.  Maybe boardered on loungey as Xtina said but I kind of liked her vibe better than I had in her previous performances. 
    James Mansone was less nasal than he has been in the past.  I still liked him though his performances needed a lot more somethin’

    Tony Luka: I felt that if he had just stood in place to do that song it would have been 100% better.  He seemed sort of manic to me on stage and all his cavorting and silly gestures and big grin seemed wrong for the song.  

    Have never liked Cheesa
    Have never liked Erin
    have never liked Tony Vincent

    Pip: He was so cheesey last night.  That kid should give up going rock.  He needs to stick to boy band U. It was kind of funny watching him perform the Killers.  I think these musical theatre people have a sort of disadvantage.  They don’t know how to just get out there and let it all hang out; they are a bit too contained and calculated.  I think Adam(Lambert) even had that same problem initially.

    But I was entretained last night and I thought the judges with the exception of grumpy Blake(lol!  he was kind of funny last night)  were really focused and attentive. 

  • Tera2

    I knew I remembered Jamar Rogers’s name from somewhere.  I just saw that he was on idol and is Danny Gokey’s friend from same audition year.  He was great on The Voice last night with ‘are you gonna go my way’ and its first time I voted this season and its for him.  He was just really good and I like that vibe – great soulful-funk-rock singing, and he’s like a mix of Terence Trent Darby’s rasp and Lenny Kravitz. And I like Terence’s vibe and he’s one favorites musicians.  I haven’t been caring as much for the voice and missed an episode, but Jamar’s performance made me pay attention.  Juliet was good too.

  • Tera2

    Yeah, Christina could have been more tactful in her critique of Tony Luca.  It came off personal and he looked hurt, and it was awkward considering their history.  I thought he was good enough and and his voice is good too.  She made it seem like his voice and performance was average.  He did better than some she praised. That James Massone boy, now he’s average.

  • Anonymous

    Christina has the experience and talent to be an amazing judge.  And she does great things for her team.  But I hate listening to her “critique” other judge’s contestants.  She is catty and vendictive.  What she did last night to Tony was out of line. 

    And can we just rename this show to “The Band” now and get it over with?  Geesh turn the amps down!!! 

  • Anonymous

    I also want to add…why did she make such a big deal out of Justin Timberlake tweeting?  Hell, how many times has Alica Keys been shown on the show in regards to Jermaine?  I didn’t hear any snide remarks from her about that. 

  • Anonymous

    There were still standing O’s though. Regardless, they all stepped up their critiques, especially Christina.