Join us tonight as we watch The Voice! Our top 12 will compete in a live show. Who do you like? I’m digging Cody “Bam Bam” Belew and Amanda Brown. I see a lot of talent on the show, so that could change. We shall see.

Looks like Cee-lo dressed tame. Hmm. Carson reminds us to vote because it’s up to us now, y’all. I confess I have not picked up the phone yet. Recap of last week. No coach has a guaranteed contestant in the finale. Drama! The bottom two artists will go home tomorrow.

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Michaela Paige starts out the evening. Blake saved her last week. She’s going to sing Pink’s “Blow Me One Last Kiss.” Blake coaches her on phrasing, but warns her it’s not an easy song. The fauxhawk is gone. Not sure if that’s a good idea for her brand this early. I’m not digging this, although I like her. She’s a lot better than Cassadee and I think they will be going after the same market. Christina always enjoys her and says she’s one of her faves. She enjoys her tone and presence. Cee-lo also says she’s a fave of his. He thinks her performances are effortless and she works the stage well. Adam agrees with Cee-lo. He is impressed she held her breath. Blake says his heart was pounding because it was so good. He wants America to know he’s never worked with an artist who takes advice and translates into it what happens on stage. He says she works hard. He begs America to vote for her.

Jermaine Paul’s single gets pimped on a Samsung commercial. Blake is also in the clip.

Dez Duron, our former Yale football player, is singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” He’s going the soul route. Christina wants him to work the ladies. What is there to say about this except he doesn’t sound bad, but he’s hella cheesy. I am not sure he’s in on the joke. I’m not sure he has a lot of range, either. Not that you could tell by this song choice. The crowd seems happy. Cee-lo thought it was impeccable! Wonderful through and through. He says Dez has sex appeal and is the total package. Adam thinks he found his style. I guess cheese is his style. Blake loves the song choice and that he made it current. Christina says he has a heart of gold. She says he’s a sweet pea and has natural charisma. She thinks he has star quality. More to come for Dez, she predicts. She’s probably right.

Adriana Louise is next. She’s going to sing Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” and Christina wants her to bring the sass. She brings the sex but hits some bad notes. She’s working the stage and Adam. Poor Cee-lo. He must be a jellus h8er. Cee-lo likes her conviction. Adam says he enjoyed it. Blake said it was good job. Christina talks about how hard it is to sing that song live and calls her a firecracker. Okey dokey! Too bad De’borah didn’t get that spot.

Cody Belew is up now. Cee-lo saved him. Our rodeo Bam Bam is singing “Simply The Best.” Cee-lo wants him to be larger than life. He’s also cheesy but it fits him. He also sings better than Dev. Who can resist a Cher tune? Adam thinks he’s a natural performer. Reminds him of Prince. Blake says he always sounds good and owns the stage. Christina enjoyed it but wants something more uptempo. She wants more bopping. Cee-lo goes all communist and says he’s a comrade. Just kidding. He calls him fabulous and a joy.

Looks like of the “saved” peeps Michaela got to open and Cody got the pimp spot. Do you think that will matter?

Amanda Brown is singing “Spectrum.” Adam wants her to scale back on the attitude. He says she sounds good after that. I love her performance skills. I love this chick. Her eyes are pretty too. Blake is still freaking out from last week. He hears so much in her voice. He also appreciated the leg show. Christina thinks she’s an undeniable singer. She’s waiting to connect with who Amanda Brown is an an artist and is looking forward to finding out. Cee-lo calls her his favorite mistake. Adam says it wasn’t perfect. He says she epitomizes everything this show is about. He thinks she delivered and can win the whole thing. Florance and The Machine seems to be a risky song choice.

Bryan Keith is doing “Back to Black” by Amy Whinehouse. OMG. I just don’t think this will do him any service. Adam thinks his ability is limitless. Can he lose the hat? He’s doing this more loungy and not so tortured. I guess he sounds fine. I don’t like the arrangement. He will be compared to the original which has pain and soul. He failed on that. Blake thinks he took the lead for team Adam. I say shenanigans. Christina agrees and says he’s a nice guy. Cee-lo says something about Amy which I didn’t quite catch. Adam thinks he had a moment. I guess I will have to re-watch when MJ posts the vids.

Cassadee Pope reminds us she wants to be Avril Lavigne. She’s singing “Behind these Hazel Eyes.” Blake tells her she sings sharp. She’s playing guitar. I’m not a fan and she’s no Kelly. Let’s see what the coaches say. Xtina said it was her favorite performance from Cassadee and felt her heart. Cee-lo likes hot chicks with guitars. He thinks she’s sincere. Adam finally realizes her soulfulness. Blake thinks her choice of Kelly Clarkson is great because she has no limits and can cross over. Again, he reminds us people love her. Nobody really talks about her vocal.

Trevin Hunte sings “When a Man Loves a Woman.” I like him quite a bit. He’s singing it for his mom. He hopes his emotion shines through. I bet this will be good. So far so good! I like this kid. I’m pretending his bow tie is houndstooth. RTR. Maybe next time he can sing something more contemporary? The crowd and the judges seem blown away. Adam says he has a gift from God. He wants him to have confidence in life. Blake says he did everything… only left blood and guts on stage. Christina thanks him for bringing it home for her. She loves his raspieness and wants to coach him. Cee-lo calls him a miracle. He is humbled and encouraged. Says he can’t sing like Trevin. I’m feeling all gooey now! Yay for Trevin!

Melanie Martinez is up now. I guess I was wrong about all the saved peeps people going first. She’s singing “Cough Syrup.” Adam thinks she’s unique and wants her to show her emotion. She starts off sitting cross-legged on the floor. She is better than last week. She’s all emotional. Blake enjoys that she finally projected and likes the quality of her voice. Christina thinks she connected with people. Adam says she’s the only Melanie and is spectacular.

Nicholas David plans to sing “Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. Cee-lo thinks he needs to be more of a star and appeal to the larger audience. I’m a girl from the 80s. So I get it. But will he appeal to the younger audience? Adam tells him he’s strange and beautiful. He loves the song. He always has fun when he watches Nicholas. Blake loves that every time he gets on stage it’s exciting to see what he does next. Cee-lo is talking about realization of self and talks about how he is so genuine. He’s art imitating life. He thinks Nicholas is necessary. I’m fine with that.

Sylvia Yacoub aspires to be a pop singer. She’s singing a Celine Dion song. “My Heart Will Go On.” Dang. WTF? Christina wants her to bring the soul and go more Beyonce. I don’t need to hear this song. Song choice, peeps. Is this going to make people listen to you on the radio? I think not. Cee-lo says it was second best compared to original. Those are the only two versions he’s heard. Yikes. Adam says it’s not a song and babbles that it’s hard and a song. I’m confused. Christina thinks she’s fearless. She says she made it her own. Ok. I did not enjoy it.

Our resident rocker Terry McDermott got the pimp spot. Carson wants us to pay more for iTunes and says the votes count more if they make top ten. Terry’s doing “More than a Feeling” and continues the trend of old songs. At least Amanda did Florence. Terry is good though. I’ll give him that! But is that his real hair? The crowd seems involved. Cee-lo says it is damn good. He enjoys his falsetto. He mentions the hair. Adam isn’t sure if we realize how special and good Terry is. Blake congratulates him. He thinks he’s special and is true to himself. He asks people to say hi to Terry.

What do you think? What do you think of the performance order? Did anyone else think we had some weird song choices tonight? Who do you expect to go home tomorrow? Have you voted yet? I haven’t. I might vote for Bam Bam and Amanda tonight.

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.lie.10 Kevin Lie

    GO ADRIANA

  • mileyfan123

    That was terrible

  • mileyfan123

    The judges are so inarticulate 

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    I like Micaela but would have picked a different Pink song.  There were other better songs to chose from.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    I found Michaela’s performance correct, but not impressive. Which is not good at this stage of the competition.

  • mileyfan123

    Dez is so cheesy

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Dez working on his sex appeal. Or, should I say, trying to.

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

    Dez is so 90′s.

  • quickjessie

    Michaela – Meh.  Not a fan so this sure didn’t win me over.

    Dez – I could not possibly hate this more.  Ugh.  Lounge Lizard, 2012.  

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    He’s got this Freddy Prince Jr vibe. Does seem outdated.

  • Nedsdag

    One word for Dez: CHEE-ZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s a good thing he’s attractive, because that’s the only thing he has going for him.

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

    Dez looks like a cross between Stefano Langone and James Massone, but better looking and taller.

  • Nedsdag

    Adrianna needed Pia Toscano’s pipes in order to pull off that performance. She doesn’t have it.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    I enjoyed Adriana’s performance. So far, the best, IMO.

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

    I can imagine someone like Christina coaching Adriana: “do you know that screechy high note that you hit? yep, now repeat it 30 times.”

  • chillj

    Cody Belew is his own performer; he has his own style, his own moves.  No imitation there, he is a finished product.

  • Nedsdag

    Comparing Cody to Prince?

    Adam, just no.

  • verov

    “Dez is hella cheesy”
    Now, I love me some cheesy (Bam Bam BR with DOMO, anyone?), but Dez is just the mild cheddar, pale, packaged slices kind to Bam Bam’s Epoisses/Limburger/Camembert (pick your pungent fave).
    Inoffensive, bland and bound to get voted through.

  • quickjessie

    Adriana – Thought she did well.  It’s a good song and she had plenty of sass but if you weren’t inclined to pick up the phone I don’t think this will get your dialing fingers moving.

    Cody – Love him.  Not the best choice of song in my opinion but his fan base should be satisfied.  Hope he makes it through – one of my favorites.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Not impressed by Cody. Ever.

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

    I think the song choice hurt Cody. But he can survive another week.

  • http://txproheirfinder.com/ Connie D

    Loved what Cody was wearing tonight. #BamBam

  • mileyfan123

     Amanda is shockingly bad. Those notes at the beginning sounded like a bad american idol audition. Absolutely terrible. Her voice cannot do what she thinks it can.

  • supersonic

    Amanda sounded terrible.  Those were some bad notes she was hitting.

  • Nedsdag

    I like Amanda, but this song didn’t do her any justice.

    That being said, I think she’ll be OK for next week.

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

    Amanda wasn’t good at all. I hope she already has a supportive fanbase, because she won’t conquer the casual vote this week.

  • Da 1 N Only

    Nobody is impressing tonight, not even my fav Amanda. Hope she stays around to redeem herself next week.

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    Didn’t like Amanda’s song choice……thought it was shouty at times.

  • chillj

    Who sings spectrum in real life?  it sounds Florence and the Machiney.

  • fubsy

    He really IS a great performer. It wasn’t his best vocal performance, but it was at least as good as the previous performers. I’m a little worried for him because of Christina’s comments. It remains to be seen how big his fan base is. It wasn’t big enough to put him in Cee Lo’s Top 2 last week when he had arguably the best of performance of the night. I think he’s amazing. I hope people will vote for him. He deserves to continue.

  • supersonic

    This Bryan Keith guy — does he always have to wear the hat?

  • mileyfan123

     Bryan sounds okay. A bit shouty, but probably the best tonight.

  • Nedsdag

    Bryan is Sinatraizing my song.Not bad.

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    I thought Bryan sounded great…..I thought it was a good song choice for him.

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

    Bryan can sing in tune but he has no swing in his voice to sing songs that have more syncopations. And he makes Lee DeWyze looks like Mr. Personality. I don’t know why they are pushing so hard this guy.

  • quickjessie

    Amanda – Undeniably a very good singer but I just haven’t connected with her.  Not on her train yet and this performance didn’t push me on.

    Bryan – The white-bread version of this song.  Nope, doesn’t work.  The song is so, so, so very good but it requires a voice with something this guy does not have.   Compare to Karise Eden – no contest.

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    My votes will go to Bryan tonight. I actually like the hat, LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Bryan was good, but there was a disconnection between his performance and the song itself.
    The whole thing with the audience was too much for me.

  • mileyfan123

    And I thought Amanda was bad…..this might be the worst performance of a live round on a singing show I have ever heard. That was just painful to listen to. This show is a freaking joke.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Jeez, Cassadee! This is just plain awful to me.

  • Nedsdag

    Cassadee was good, but it sounded like the original.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    It would be nice if Christina was honest in saying to Amanda that was vocally bad, rather she needs to know who Amanda is. Why won’t anybody ask who Bryan Keith is? He auditioned with a pop song, done folky pop, did rock, now soul. So I guess he’s allowed to be versatile? #doublestandardmuch

  • wordnerdarchie

    I can’t get on the Cassadee train, her voice isn’t good enough.

  • mileyfan123

     It sounded like the original? It sounded like the original if Kelly scalded her vocal chords with boiling water then screamed for 24 hours straight lol.

  • fubsy

    I think the background music is way too loud. They did this last year. It drowns out even the most powerful voices, who then have to push even harder to be heard, and that affects the performance quality.

  • Nedsdag

    What I meant was she didn’t bring anything to the table with her performance. It was very karaoke.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Casscade was bad, but why is everyone so faithful to Kelly for? I love Kelly, too, but she ain’t that special. She makes pretty cool, but simple pop rock songs. Her music is not something sacred.

  • Nedsdag

    Can we retire “When a Man Loves a Woman” as a reality talent show song?

    Vino Alan just sang it last week on X Factor.

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

    They are using ear-plugs. They aren’t listening the PA sound system that we’re hearing but the sound that comes directly from the band.

  • mileyfan123

    I don’t think she is sacred lol, but I think Kelly at least sings in tune, while Cassadee didn’t sing a single note in tune. She was embarrassingly bad.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Joshua did it better. Sorry #LuvuJoshua

  • fubsy

    I may be in the minority, but I’m beginning to tire (only a little bit) of Trevin Hunt. Yes, he’s got an amazing voice, but I didn’t actually believe that he felt the song, it was more like he delivered it vocally.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Sorry, Travin , impersonating Joshua can do you no good. Had to turn the volume down this time. To the minimum, actually.

  • quickjessie

    Cassaddee – Oh my.  Far from good.  But she ain’t going anywhere with her huge fan base.  And I actually like her, but not this performance.

    Trevon  – One of my all-time favorite songs and this was painful for me.  I thought it was awful and the judges going nuts over it makes it worse.  Worst performance of the night so far for me.

  • quickjessie

     I’m with ya.  Not a fan of power gospel singers anyway, but if they can at least show the emotional content of a song they can win me over.  Trevon hasn’t not shown me that at all in any performance.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I have mixed feelings about Trevin. When people dismiss him, I want to defend him, but I don’t have the energy to do so, because I myself don’t have much care for him. I think I want to defend him against his detractors because he is amazing voice…but I can’t bring myself to be invested in him.

  • Nedsdag

    Melanie has great style.

    Her singing on the other hand……..

  • mileyfan123

    Melanie is swallowing all her words and has no power to her voice. I feel justified in my assertion last week that the x factor has better singers this season. 

  • fubsy

    I agree about the judges. It seems like they are not being very discerning.

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

    I think I’ve never seen a “singer” so affected like Melanie. And I’ve seen all kind of quirk singers.

  • verov

    Exactly. Trevin is so sweet, humble and likeable, but so far – and this may be CeeLo’s poor song choices (though Trevin chose simlar for the KO round) – he just isn’t very interesting.
    As for the rest, so far a bad bad night for almost everyone.
    And get Cassadee off my TV! That woman cannot sing AT ALL.

  • girlygirltoo

    How do we know this Cassadee person has a huge fan base? Just because she hasn’t been voted off yet? She isn’t very good — I certainly don’t see her becoming a star. I’d put her in the middle of the pack talentwise in terms of these final 12.

    Honestly, none of these final 12 strike me as having much star potential. I like Cody, but he’s a little cheesy. I like Amanda, but I thought she wanted to be an r&b singer, but now she’s singing all these alt rock songs, so I’m a little confused about what direction she wants to go, and whether that’s the direction she should go. Trevin is adorable and has a great voice, but how is he any different from someone like Joshua from S11 Idol? Etc. etc.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    “There’s only one Melanie in the competition.”
    Levine, Adam
    Thank God!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Cassadee cannot sing to save her life, and neither can melanie. And neither can paige thomas. And Arin Ray has about the same range as Dez, none. LOL But Rihanna and Katy perry have average singing voices, can barely sing live, and they’re popular. One Direction breaks records with music sales, and they still can’t harmonize for shit. So what the hell do we know? *shrugs*

  • Nedsdag

    Well, Nicholas has my attention.

    I wish he had a better song to sing. It does nothing to me.

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

    Because her fanbase is all over the place on other sites and she has 200k followrs on twitter?! But I doubt her fanbase can carry her to the finale too. 

  • voicesinmyhead

     Cassadee has 200k + followers on Twitter compared to 20k+for the others.  She has an established fanbase from her band days with Hey Monday that broke up last year.  I agree Cassadee is just average as a singer/performer.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    *snicker* LOL

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    “I’m pretending his bow tie is houndstooth.”

    Ha! best comment of the night :)

  • quickjessie

    Melanie – Her best performance to date, in my opinion.  Also my opinion that that isn’t saying much, lol.  There is quirky and then there is just plain odd.

    Nicholas – I’m biased because I do not like him but I don’t think this was very good at all.  

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    I looked up Cassadee and bunch of the top 12 on twitter.  Most of them have 15-18k followers, she has 205k followers.

  • Wellworn

    I miss De’borah.  I like Nicholas David, I guess he will be my vote from now on.  The rest kind of blur together.

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

    I don’t understand this emphasis on Nichola’s being “weird and different”. I mean, he has long hair, a big beard, but they are treating him like he’s some kind of alien and it’s something good The Voice is giving aliens a chance. WTF?

  • fubsy

    Nicholas just did the only performance that I’ve actually liked tonight. The judges should stop making backhanded compliments about how he looks (weird and wonderful, etc.). It somehow undercuts him. They should just say he’s amazing, period.

  • quickjessie

     Let’s see – 2 albums, 3 EPs, multiple tours, her own Wiki page, 200,000+ followers. 

    She’s got a fan base or she’d be gone already.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Nicholas has range and a great quality in his voice.

    They even make me forget that his looks could be improved, to say the least.

  • mileyfan123

    Sylvia is my favorite…but why this song ugh

  • mileyfan123

    Sylvia is my favorite…but why this song ugh

  • Jordana33

    Celine Dion? Ughhh! That should be an instant elimination.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    ‘My heart will go on’ is probably the greatest mistake one can possibly make in a singing competition!

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    ‘My heart will go on’ is probably the greatest mistake one can possibly make in a singing competition!

  • 1rollbounce2

    Nicholas can do no wrong for me….Cee Lo did him wrong if he picked that song though.  I’m diggin’ Bryan I guess.  None of the girls ‘cept maybe the two toned one.  She’s made too much of an effort to be different though.  Nicholas just IS different.  Get this Celine crap off my air space!  Off my planet!!!  ahhhhhhhhhhh  forks in my ears!

  • quickjessie

    Sylvia – Omg, that was hella bad.  I like her, too but wow – that hurt.

     Oh cmon, CeeLo and the rest of these judges – you do not have to bash these people but don’t fill them with delusions, either.  This was horrible.

  • quickjessie

    Sylvia – Omg, that was hella bad.  I like her, too but wow – that hurt.

     Oh cmon, CeeLo and the rest of these judges – you do not have to bash these people but don’t fill them with delusions, either.  This was horrible.

  • Nedsdag

    Sylvia? Meh!

    It was rather telling that XTina didn’t give her Standing O.

  • Nedsdag

    Sylvia? Meh!

    It was rather telling that XTina didn’t give her Standing O.

  • hellomusicgirl

    Why the hell would Sylvia even sing that song though??
    Oy.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    My problem with The Voice is it’s obsession with quirky. Like that is suppose to make you so damn special. News flash, it dosen’t. With me, I don’t give a crap how unique you are. You are either good or bad, and in Melanie’s case, she’s pretty damn bad. In Nick’s case, he is a very talented guy who shouldn’t be reminded how “different” he looks. Their need for contestants to be unique is becoming annoying. I don’t care how different this show wants to be, it’s still a regular ole joe singing competition. Nothing will change that.

  • Jordana33

    Did Carson just say that itunes sales each count as 10 votes?

  • BurtMacklinFBI

    Oh, I do wish Cassadee would stop piggybacking off her boyfriend’s band. When Alex Gaskarth tweets to his almost 500k followers, you know that some of them are going to listen regardless. It somehow seemed okay when he did it for Juliette Simms last year because the girl had talent to back it up, but Cassadee’s as mediocre as ever. Whatever about their music, All Time Low are (deservedly) very popular as people and I’m seeing their friends in high places endorse her now, it cheapens what little credibility shows like ‘The Voice’ has.

    Anyway, I’m off to listen to Alex Gaskarth sing Cassadee Pope under the table on ‘Backseat Serenade’.

  • 1rollbounce2

    Wow, more than a feeling.  High School memories for me!  hmmmm

    his voice is a little too thin for me, for this tune.  shades of good…not great.

  • verov

    Not sure what’s been worse tonight, the song choices, the singing or the coaches’ useless feedback. Awful stuff.
    I still love Nicholas though (and agree with up-thread comments – they need to stop commenting on his appearance pronto. Not relevant.)

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

    I think they want to build a very diverse team. She’s there just for the diversity. They’ve learned these quirky singers don’t go far when their vocal aren’t on point (and usually they aren’t).

  • quickjessie

    Terry – My favorite in the competition and other than the very old song he didn’t let me down.  Hit the notes, high and low and very high.  I like everything about this kid.  

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Can we just go back in time and give the pimp spot to Nicholas, please?!

  • mileyfan123

    How old is Terry?

  • Nedsdag

    This is going to sound sick, but I thought Terry was the best of the night.

  • quickjessie

     Actually, that’s why I like this show.  Some of these people would never get on AI, whether it’s because of age or quirkiness.  And they deserve to be allowed to compete somewhere, as many of them are very enjoyable to watch and very talented.

  • fubsy

    Terry has an incredible voice.

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    He is 35.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I like him a lot tonight too. I think he might be my fav singer on the show.

  • fubsy

    They must be out to do in Cody this week. They picked the worst 5 seconds of his performance to show for the voting wrap-up. I’m more determined to vote for him now.

  • Jordana33

    I thought Terry was very good. I didn’t see most of the performances tonight but I can see why he got the pimp spot. I just wonder if he knows any songs from the past 2 decades. 

    The band seems to be drowning out the contestants. They need to fix that. 

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

    I think Terry is kinda mediocre and overrated. He doesn’t have too much range in full chest voice and his head voice is very weak for these kind of hard rock songs. 

    Nicholas had a mediocre song choice but still his performance was the best of the night.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I dunno, I’m not always a fan of quirk if people try to hard to be that, and their performances suffer for it. But my music taste is not close to what Melanie sings, so different strokes for different folks I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Vote! I like Cody and I want him to stay. I’m the most worried about him and Amanda tonight. :(

  • notthatmary

    Wow.  All the female performances were bad!  Last week’s two “best girls”, Amanda and Sylvia, chose badly and then sang badly.   

    All the guys actually did okay to good.  Don’t think anyone had a moment – certainly not Trevin who reminded all the AI voters of how sexy Joshua sounded last year.  Dez, Cody and Bryan did well enough to stay.

    Nick and Terry are good.  Wish CeeLo had allowed Nick to sit at the piano and sing (worked for Sylvia last week).  Hope Terry continues to cover classic rock – something to look forward to each week.

  • kmd23

    My favorites tonight were Bryan, Nicholas, and Dez. I thought it was an entertaining show.

  • chillj

    I like Trevin, but have trouble seeing him on stage for the rest of his life. I think he would do better maybe in church.  He looks so bewildered.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

     I try!

  • verov

    I think it’s more that Blake doesn’t know any songs from the past two decades if they’re not country.
    I’d like to hear Terry do more contemporary rock – I like his voice, it has such clarity, although I don’t think it’s especially powerful – but the songs have left me cold.

    Oh and can we just retire almost every song sung tonight, please, and ban covers of Florence (sorry, Amanda – that was not good at all).

  • alonzo7

    Bought my first itunes song-Bryan Keith-really loved him tonight.  Thought Joshua Ledet brought lots more emoton to When A Man Loves A Woman but I bet Trevin wins-America voters on The Voice seem to like this sytle.
    Had to mute Sylvia-I hate that song and she screamed the whole thing.
    Girls didn’t do well this week.  I voted for Dez, Bryan and Nicholas and a few to Terry.

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

    I wrotesomething about it here, talking about that girl on XF-AUS. I quoted many examples of quirky signers on the 90′s and last decade and how even the indie labels don’t want anymore girls singing like Melanie and having this “different” look Amelie Poulain-esque. The Voice producers are dumb if they don’t know that. I think Melanie is actually cannon fodder.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Really hope Cody stays tomorrow. God his voice is like butter and his stage presence is awesome but Ceelo did him in with that song choice!
    Hopefully his fans rally for him. WHy are they trying to get rid of him so fast? I agree he got a bad edit at the end with the recap..

    BTW ALL of the GIRLS were really BAD….

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Really hope Cody stays tomorrow. God his voice is like butter and his stage presence is awesome but Ceelo did him in with that song choice!
    Hopefully his fans rally for him. WHy are they trying to get rid of him so fast? I agree he got a bad edit at the end with the recap..

    BTW ALL of the GIRLS were really BAD….

  • twodollars

    Those were some brutal song choices tonight. I am not sure if the judges picked out all of those songs or if the contestants are responsible. Either way there were some big mistakes. Celine Dion is just overdone on reality shows and no one can match her voice. Trevin’s songs are all starting to sound the same. He needs something current to sing. Same with Terry.

    One of the reasons I prefer The Voice over AI and X-Factor is that we’ve gotten more interesting song choices. That isn’t really happening this year and I am disappointed by it.

  • nncw

    Well after watching The Voice tonight, I have a new respect for Celine Dion and Carry Underwood as they never fail to belt out a song and sing it like they mean it! The belters on the show all had moments where they had problems or looked like they were trying to hard.  I thought Blake’s team did well tonight. I think Amanda had an off night – perhaps due to Adam’s advice to pull back on parts of the song. Cee Lo is messing up poor Nicholas between his song choices and wanting him to prance around and then commenting on how he doesn’t fit in – boy Nicholas looks uncomfortable. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Yeah, but Dia had an established fanbase from her days in “Meg & Dia”. Tony Lucca from last season has more than 500K followers on twitter. Neither of them won The Voice — and neither of them have really been able to capitalize on those fanbases and their exposure from being on The Voice — at least not to the point of becoming stars. Dia’s been touring but her album sold about the same as Javier’s did. Tony hasn’t put out any new music yet, although he has been touring & I saw something about JT possibly doing a guest appearance on his album in the headlines thread. So, given this past precedent, I don’t know if Cassadee’s past history of being in Hey Mondays and/or number of twitter followers gives her any real huge advantage — either for her run on the show, or for the possibility of her becoming a star.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    that was a night of weak song choices.  even my favorites didn’t do so hot (they’re not bad but the songs didn’t do them any favors)

    i liked Bryan the best with Cassadee second

    i’m hoping my pre-top 12 favorites (Amanda, Cody and Terry) will still make it through to the next round (i think Terry is probably safe but Cody is in most danger)

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

    My British rocker was the best tonight; I do hope voters do enjoy his old form of rock though.  Bam2 made me smile throughout his performance; but why is he without socks…. 

  • Jordana33

    I think I’m one of those people who are guilty of liking the “quirky” artists, although I’m not entirely sure what people consider quirky nowadays. e.g. are people like Regina Spektor, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, Lenka and Lilly Allen considered quirky? I like them all, and many people still consider them relevant. I’m less into the more obvious ones like Bjork.  Melanie’s look is quirky in a distracting way, but when I listen to her blind, I like her sound, and her studio versions are usually good. 

  • girlygirltoo

    How is this any different from several of his former castmates from the Mickey Mouse Club tweeting their support of Tony Lucca last season? Didn’t Justin Timberlake tweet about voting for Tony? I seem to remember hearing about that. JT has more than 14 million followers — yet Tony only finished 3rd on The Voice. 

    And Juliet Simms didn’t win, either. So it doesn’t seem like someone famous tweeting support necessarily translates into a bunch of extra votes for someone.

  • girlygirltoo

    I like Terry, he’s definitely one of the stronger vocalists and performers on this season,  but I’m not sure how his classic rock style is supposed to help him in terms of building a career or getting signed. 

  • bahogbugan_simj

    that twitter thingy is kind of unreliable especially when it comes to The Voice.  the demographic for this one is more unpredictable.  i mean who would have thought Blake ended up with that final two of his team (Jermaine and Erin) through voting.  we thought Blake f*cked up his chances but then one of them even went on to win it LOL

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    I don’t like looking at her perform because she still looks awkward on stage but she consistently delivers on her studio performance. I still don’t get that same feeling of confidence that I get from other contestants from her. I just wish she’d do something different to her hair once in a while (before she’s eliminated). 

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    It’s nice that they are pimping Jermain, but I’m guessing the real winner of last season will be Chris Mann from Team Christina.  And by winner I don’t mean on the pop radio stations, but album sales and touring.  Time will tell.

    I voted a few times for Amanda and Cody online. 

  • durbesque

    Is voting UNlimited? like on Fox.  NBC/CBS used to have a limit of 10 per method, but Carson didn’t say anything, and I didn’t see anything about it on screen.

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    I think it was more about our belters being not good enough this year. What Carrie lacked when she was on AI was control but the power behind her voice has always been there. Sylvia and Adrianna on the other hand would fare better if the producers don’t overestimate their abilities. You can’t just push them to their limits every single time and expect them to get that much better in a few weeks. But seriously, why is Adrianna still there when Devyn and De’Borah were clearly better last week? Firework would have suited Adrianna’s voice but she still sucked while Devyn sang a harder song and De’Borah did Pink.

  • girlygirltoo

    yes, no, no, yes and maybe :)

    Melanie sometimes comes off — to me — as trying too hard to be quirky. But I appreciate the fact that we are at least getting something different. I don’t always like how she sounds or what she comes up with, but at least it’s not cookie cutter or bland.

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    Ugh Amanda, I know you’re sick right now and you might have fared better this week but that was not a good song choice. Not at this stage in the competition. At the very least your cover of Dream On still charted higher than most singles from this week’s performances.

  • wordnerdarchie

    What is scary to me, is the 10X vote thing if one’s song is in the top 10 of itunes at the end of the voting window.  Someone (like Cassadee) who has a large fanbase outside of the show, could cause a huge swing in the votes if they were aware that she had a song on iTunes.

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

    Only two memorable performances tonight were Bryan Keith and Nicholas David. You can add Terry in the mix to round it out. Can Cee-Lo please pick an every day soul song for Nicholas David next week though.

    All of the power ballads were woefully off key and screechy.

    Dear Trevin — I want to like you, but just no to sceaming that song. Michael Grimm’s version lives in infamy (in my mind) and everything else is second best.

  • durbesque

    I think the 10x thing sounds scarier than it turns out to be.  Say Cassadee charts in the Top 10, she gets lifted up from whereever she was voted into first place.  It would only affect somebody else if she was in the Bottom 2, and then the person above B2 would move down.  Nobody else would be affected.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    You may hate her, but Cassadee is the only one who can get any post – The Voice success

  • http://twitter.com/WiltedYouth Tomas

    Ah, a Karise Eden fan! Her version is as close to Amy as any cover I’ve ever heard, but I did think Bryan did a good job.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

     I’m not liking her chances if she wants to do Avril.  Even Avril is  not doing much these days.  Does Cassadee write songs?  Taylor Swift has the market on angst guitar girls who don’t sing well live.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    Karise is awesome.  she’s the best contestant imo i’ve heard for this particular year of singing contests (The Voice, Idol, X-Factor) from all over the world.

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

    It’s not that difficult to be successful after the Voice when you are currently successful. lol

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Bryan isn’t a bad singer. He’s just vanilla and he did not understand the emotion of that song.

  • Ratna12

    Amanda was bad and I maybe the only one who hated her Dream On last week. I thought she was just screaming, really bad and I couldn’t understand all the compliments last week.

  • Jordana33

    A disappointing night. The song choices were terrible and the band seemed to be competing with contestants, instead of complementing them. Did the producers and coaches pick those songs or did the contestants pick them? 

    I’m worried about two of my favorites, Cody and Amanda. Apparently Amanda was sick with a cold, which explains her off-night, since she’s been very consistent. However, why would anyone perform “Spectrum” with a cold? She should have switched songs. Unfortunately, it’s now part of my itunes library, because I really want Amanda to stay in the competition.

    Dez sounded like a cheesy cruise ship lounge act. Nicholas and Terry were great. Trevin was perfect, as usual, but a little too predictable. Melanie was just OK. Michaela was disappointing. Adriana was better than usual but still pitchy and awkward to watch. Sylvia was back to screaming (so I guess last week was a fluke) and Bryan still does nothing for me.  

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Trevin singing When A Man Loves A Woman shows how superior Joshua from idol is-same way that I felt with This is a mans mans world-Joshua was way superior to Juliett.

  • Jordana33

    I don’t think that Cassadee is as successful as people think; her fan group might take her pretty far, but I’d be surprised if any female won this year. If Dia, Vicci and Juliette Simms couldn’t do it, I’m not sure this group of females can (Amanda is my only hope, but she has to pick better songs). I’m a lot more worried about Dez winning than Cassadee. 

    In this Hollywood Access interview with Cassadee and Dez, she talks about her group Blue Monday and why she decided to go on The Voice.  
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRznvd9kYw

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Joshua was undoubtedly very talented but I enjoyed Trevin’s more controlled runs and his smoother voice on WAMLAW and Juliett’s rock version of TIAMW was surperior IMO. Joshua’s voice always sounded so rough, he sounded like Fantasia when I clossed my eyes, and she never was a favorite of mine. Different strokes and all. :)

  • quickjessie

     I worship Karise Eden, lol.  I will buy everything she offers for the rest of my natural life.  I have not loved a female singer with this much passion since Janis Joplin – the woman is incredible.

  • RJ

    Here are my rankings of the top 12, based on their performances in Monday night’s live show.

    1. Trevin Hunte - When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge) - this kid might be unstoppable – he’s that good

    2. Brian Keith - Back To Black (Amy Winehouse) - smart choice in covering a song originally made famous by a female artist

    3. Terry McDermott - More Than A Feeling (Boston) - not as good as the original but many of those voting might not be familiar with Boston at all

    4. Amanda Brown - Spectrum (Florence + The Machine) - she has the vocal ability to tackle such a song but I’m not sure it was a wise choice to pick THIS song, especially in a cut down version; still, her voice is undeniable

    5. Cody Belew - The Best (Tina Turner) - another solid performance

    6. Nicholas David - The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis) - generally good performance, however I didn’t like the part where he dropped to a much lower register – too jarring

    7. Sylvia Yacoub - My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion) - compares poorly with the original

    8. Melanie Martinez - Cough Syrup (Young The Giant) - good choice of song for her unique voice

    9. Adriana Louise - Good Girl (Carrie Underwood) - compares poorly with the original

    10. Michaela Paige - Blow Me One Last Kiss (Pink) - inferior Pink clone -> compares poorly with the original

    11. Cassadee Pope - Behind These Hazel Eyes (Kelly Clarkson) - compares poorly with the original

    12. Dez Duron - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli) - cheesy old song + generic voice = forgettable

    Needless to say, I thought a lot of them picked the wrong song, though it wasn’t always clear if the competitor or coach chose a particular song.

  • hcpoirot

    Slyvia dig her own grave by choosing aCeline song and she did not sing it very well.

    Trevin need to pick other kind of songs . He will bored the voters quickly and this  season The Voice still had a long way to go.

  • hcpoirot

    This is not a good night for most of the singers. Just like X factor, some of the song choices are predictable, boring and very bad.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    Trevin and whatshisname are both annoying to me whenever they go into their “squealing pig” range which is like nails on chalkboard for my ears

    Trevin sounded much better when he held it back like he did last week.  but man does his song choices suck.  it’s like he picked all of his songs from the ultimate banal 90′s singing competition songlist

    now Juliette on the otherhand, her version was way superior imo to that whatshisname from idol.  heck i could mention Karise and Charly Luske (from Holland) versions as superior ones over whatshisname

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    If you like your soul music bland and sub-standard and wishy washy, yeah Charly Luske’s version is your thing. 

  • bahogbugan_simj

    i like different interpretations of that song so i appreciated Luske’s subdued and cooler approach.  just because there’s no heavy belting like the rest of them doesn’t mean that kind of interpretation lacked soul

    i like his version, Karise and Juliette’s and they’re quite different from each other and i liked all of those versions over whatshisname

    just because someone can squeal like a pig doesn’t mean they already sound as good as whenever James Brown does it.  those kind of “attempts” from amateurs isn’t soul music to me unless its definition has changed akin to performing sacrificial ritual while calling demonic souls on stage

  • Light Shot

    Well yes, she actually writes her own songs and she plays a bunch of instruments too. The songs they give her are not working with her voice. Try to watch her of cover of Jason Derulo’s In My Head and you’ll see what I mean.

  • sabbia

    I am not watching the Voice at all but just heard a snippet of that Terry dude’s version of More Than A Feeling when I was visiting iTunes (was curious since it is currently the #1 song purchased under rock) and had to comment. 

    OMG….talk about hurting my eardrums with pitch issues! The note at the 10 sec. mark in the preview was dreadful and I had to turn it off.  I’m surprised someone allowed that studio recording to be released for purchase.

    I’ll have to watch the live performance above to see if he hit those notes any better. Hope so.

    ETA: Nope. The live performance was just as painful. No…more painful because I subjected myself to listening more. Ouch!!!

  • justmefornow

    I don’t watch this show either, but I always check out the token rocker videos on these shows because frankly you never know;  that’s how I found James.
    But this guy, lol. Davy Jones meets the Hobbit. Bad, pitchy, weak overall voice, no range, bad hair…..  I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
    Listen to the live video here for a good laugh.

    (Were you at itunes downloading SCIBIT, by chance?)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    I’m pretty sure Cee Lo is making the song choices for his team members. Why are you calling Joshua whatshisname? He has a name and everyone knows it on this board.

    I would like to add to my previous comment that I enjoyed Joshua Ledet live more than watching him on Idol. He really knew how to put on a show. There is a place for Fantasia in the music world, so I’m hoping that Joshua gets signed at some point and gets his chance.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Fortune Telling, anyone?
    lol

  • http://twitter.com/1outside Maj

    Will post my two cents here, so that I don’t spam my Twitter again. Besides this is what this place is for after all. :)

    Michaela…was good. Not great as last week but good. She’s crazy for choosing this song. Sounds so hard to sing! But she didn’t bomb on it…she was good. I still root for her.

    Dez…does nothing for me. I suppose he sang well but there is nothing interesting about his voice. Also I can see he’s handsome but he lacks any sort of spark for me to root for him just coz he’s cute. Hell, I find Adam Levine quite hot even though he’s not perfect looking and I dislike his music and singing voice but for me he has something Dez doesn’t. Anyhoo.

    Adriana…there were some really bad notes in her highest register but she wasn’t as tragic as Mr. Slezak would have you believe (I <3 Michael tho ;) ). That said I'd rather have De'borah there. Hands down.

    Cody…I love Cody. Can't help myself. I'm starting to get an idea of what kind of artist he'd wanna be (I originally though he's a country singer – obvs not). I don't think this was his best perf & not too happy abt this song choice but I still wanna see more of him on this show. We need Bam Bam! :)

    Amanda…oh Amanda. I feel like this week she was about as good as Adriana, from a purely vocalist point of view. I'm not happy abt this perf. Not sure if this song choice was her idea or Adam's…I wish she did something more rock. I understand singers want to show how versatile they are etc but not everyone can be Bowie. ;)

    Bryan…wasn't into him before this perf. I thought last week he was horrible in his lower register. But Back to Black was a great song choice for him. I listened to Amy's version earlier today & Bryan matched it. He sang it differently, obviously but not too much. It worked. And showed me what others heard in his voice before and I didn't. 

    Cassadee…still don't get it. But her sort of music is not what I'd listen to anyway, so I kind of don't care about her. She has fans, so I've come to the terms with the fact she's gonna stick around…no need to get worked up about it. Esp since I watch this in Europe and literally can't do anything about it.

    Trevin…well I can see he has a huge talent and yada yada yada. Even last week…I HATED the song he sang but he was obvs great on it etc. But I'm sorry When A Man…was just not good. To my ears he was sharp throughout the whole song. It just was not pleasant. I'm sorry guys but I did not like this at all. He's a sweet guy though and I hope his mum will do better soon re: Sandy.

    Melanie…I know she's not popular among the blogosphere. Despite my usual taste I really liked her audition, then she became meh, then last week I liked her again…and this week more or less as well. I'd definitely take her over Adriana or Dez.

    Nicholas…LOVE love love him (that green jacket? brilliant!). But this perf was a wee bit too Vegas for me, musically. And Nicholas has definitely sang better than on this song (voice cracked + few tuning issues). Blake was right though: I'm always excited for what Nicholas will do next.

    Sylvia…honey. Oh honey. You look so pretty. I like the dress. Last week Sylvia became interesting but with this song choice and the way she sang it she's back to me slightly favouring her over Adriana.  Fighter and last week were her best moments…not sure if people will vote for her after this. I definitely wouldn't.

    Terry…I love Terry. Love his voice & the effortless way he sings. Plus…he's Scottish, so…Team Scotland!!! But ANOTHER Journey-ish song (a song I like btw)?!?! Also…his worst vocal yet. Similarly disappointed with this as I was with Amanda but I'm still Team Scotland. :) I hope he's not in trouble after this. 

    Right. That's it. This week was a bit underwhelming. Apart from Bryan, who was a nice surprise for me. I mean, if you told me last week he'd be my favourite performance this week, I'd laugh in your face.

  • fantoo1

    Joshua’s versions of both those songs were the best versions of those songs that I have heard on a singing competition. I always found Juliett massively overrated.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Different strokes, etc. ;)

  • Listening

    For the record even though I prefer him over many of the other singers i’m surprised Trevin made it through. The song didn’t really showcase him and to be honest is a bit controversial in it’s message. It could of really alienated some of his fans. I don’t mind that he picked an up-beat song b/c that seems to be what he wants to do but should of picked a better song and something more believable. Let me tell you Trevin isn’t gonna win this competition singing Usher . If you want to win stick w/ ballads/ more emotional songs. If you want to stretch yourself show your range go on w/ the more current songs but you aint winning.

     I say win the show w/ ballads and emotional songs like last season’s winner Jermaine. And then for your album do what you want b/c then you at least get the record deal.