The Voice 3 – The Top 6 Performance – Recap and Video

PJ won’t be able to live blog The Voice this week…so you are stuck with me! The Top 6 perform!

The Top 6 are already center stage. Carson Daley introduces the coaches. Tonight the pressure doubles, because they sing TWICE. One song the artist’s chose, the other picked by their coaches. Carson chats with coaches. Cee Lo has been ill. He was not able to coach his team this week. Poor Christina is artist-less. Bummer. She’s going to sit back and allow herself to be entertained. She loves Cassadee Pope.

Pat Monahan from Train stood in for Cee Lo in the mentor sessions.

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Nicholas David – Team Cee Lo – “September” by Earth Wind and Fire – Pat pushes Nicholas to take some risks with his range. Ha ha. I like the disco dancers on the platform! That performance had me dancing in my chair, NO LIE. Nicholas’s blue eyed soul is so unusual and totally effortless. Good stuff. Adam says, “You have an [identity] in spades. I would have liked to hear more of your lead in the chorus.” Blake says, “Cee Lo is the only person who turned around for you! You are such an important part of this show.” Christina says, “I see you truly gain more confidence as the show progresses. I’d like to see you be more adventurous.” Cee Lo says, “Adam made a good point about the hook part.” Whoa, Cee Lo throwing a little shade on his guy! 1-855-864-2301 or Sprint text 1 to 8642

Cassadee Pope – Team Blake Shelton – “Stand” by Rascal Flatts – Blake gives her a country song, and Cassadee is glad, because country music tells such a great story. This is a country song? Really? The arrangement is very pop. Nevertheless, it’s a good song choice. It’s right for her range and hits all the right emotional buttons. Uh. What’s with the glow sticks in the audience. That is damn annoying. She hits the perfect money note on the bridge. I smell another Top 10 iTunes performance! She gets a standing ovation. Christina says, “I don’t mind being your co-coach supporter. You won me over. You’re on the money. All around true star of the show.” Adam says, “I think you won us all over. I kinda want to see something a little adventurous from you.” Blake says, “I want to continue seeing what you do perfectly. She made it her own, and it was amazing.” – 1-855-864-2302 or Sprint text 2 to 8642

Christine Millian BLAH BLAH in the Sprint whatever box.

Amanda Brown – Team Adam Levine – “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin – Amanda chose this song for herself. And a matter of fact, nobody has ever performed this song on the show before! It’s a straight-up old school song for Amanda, and she’s ripping it apart! She’s sensational. Whoa! She just let loose a fantastic, well placed riff. No oversinging here. Perfect! Blake says, “You’re a world class singer.” Cee Lo says, “I love, appreciate and adore all women. There’s nothing I enjoy more than to see a woman feel natural.” Adam says, “Seeing this happen for you is so exiting.” – 1-855-864-2303 or Sprint text 3 to 8642.

Terry McDermott – Team Blake Shelton – “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner – Blake suggests Terry strip the song way down. He performs with a piano and cello. Terry has a pure, strong voice that’s perfectly suited for classic rock. But. Zzzzz. This is very nice, but nothing special. How does he expect to function as a relevant artist in the record biz? Still, it was very sweet that he dedicated the performance to his family. He teared up a little when Cee Lo mentioned them in his critique. Christina says, “Blake has the strongest team tonight! I truly take the time to take my notes. It’s so effortless how you sing. You’re really amazing. I’d like to hear more tendernous in your low end.” Cee Lo says, “I thought it was a strong performance,” Adam says, “You always impress us. You blow us away.” Blake says, “We did the right thing. I want America to know how hard that was he did.” – 1-855-864-2304 or Sprint text 4 to 8642.

Trevin Hunte – Team Cee Lo – “Walking on Sunshine” Pat Monahan says he’s a Trevin fan. Oh boy. Cee lo chose a terrible song for Trevin. Hm. In rehearsal, it sounds out of his range. Although, I do agree that Trevin needs to be pushed out of his comfort zone. And on stage, he manages to put his own little twist on the song. It’s a dopey tune, but Trevin worked it out. Some really nice phrasing and ad libs from Trevin. That was more engaging than a few of the boring ballads he’s sung. Adam says, “On paper I was “what”, but you came out here and totally changed my mind. That’s the genius of Cee Lo.” Blake says, “I love it when you…hit one of those big notes. Gosh dang it it’s good.” Cee Lo says, “It made me feel so much better to see you happy and moving. I hope you get it now. I think you did a great job.” – 1-855-864-2305 or Sprint text 5 to 8642.

Melanie Martinez – Team Adam Levine – Crazy by Gnarles Barkley – This song is NEVER EVER been sung on competition reality shows, because Danger Mouse has always blocked it. But, when Melanie asked, Cee Lo had a little pull. Melanie tinkles on a little toy piano throughout the song. Hm. This is kind of pitchy dawg! She’s just under pitch throughout most of the song. She’s interesting, but precious by half. It’s a little annoying. I find it ironic that one of the few singers who managed to get the song cleared essentially butchered the song. Christina says, “You got the best props. You had a cool lullaby effect. It was a hair under a lot.” Cee Lo says, “You and Adam have such great taste in music! I think you did a great job.” Adam says, “There were some pitch issues, but who cares.” He believes that her artistry transcended the musicality. Uhm. Not for me. That was painful to listen to. – 1-855-864-2306 or Sprint text 6 to 8642.

Terry McDermott – Stay With Me by Rod Stewart – Blake chose this song for Terry. Miranda does the song in concert. Terry says it pushes his vocal range right to the edge. Again, Terry has a strong, solid performance. But he’s basically a very high end karaoke singer. He doesn’t bring anything new or interesting to the table. If he was singing in a pub, I would not get up to leave. But I wouldn’t plunk down money to buy his record. Cee Lo says, “Terry you are the real thing. I’m a big fan of yours.” Adam says, “You are probably the most consistent singer.” Blake says, “That laser pitch that you have…but you combine it with passion. You make it seem easy.”

Trevin Hunte – “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” – Aaaaad Trevin chooses a cliched ballad. Hooray. “I hope Jennifer Hudson never hears that,” says Pat, “because she’ll quit the business.” Uhm. I don’t think so dude. The only advice Pat has for Trevin is be more vulnerable. I hate the way the arrangers chopped up this song. Well. At least Trevin hit all the notes. Good for him. He gets a big standing O. That song is a showstopper when it’s performed right. I’m just kinda burnt out on it at this point. One of those singing show songs that need to be banned, stat. Adam says, “That’s one of the best performances I’ve seen on the show, maybe ever.” Blake says, “That was like a full 2 minute moment. That was just full on..incredible.” Christina says, “It’s about an emotion..there’s something about you that’s so magical.” Christina would love to take him on the road. Cee Lo says, “I would like a moment of silence to mourn the loss of the competition. That was so remarkable. Thank you so much for blessing me with that.”

Amanda Brown - “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake – Team Adam – I prefer Amanda when she performs rock music. This is not a song that I love, but she smashes it for the most part. She hits one killer note–not quite on target, but it is still impressive. There’s a place on radio for a credible pop/rock/r&b hybrid like Amanda. She’s my favorite to win, but she won’t. Christina says, “Great job Amanda.” Cee Lo says, “Wonderful performance. You’re just as compassion and fierce as ever.” Adam says, “This was a risk and a strange choice…but it suits you. Look how much range you have as a singer.”

Christina talks to Nicholas who reveals that he prescribed a bunch of weird alternative remedies to Adam and Blake to treat an oncoming cold. Uhm. OK.

Melanie Martinez – “The Show” by Lenka – Adam says that it’s OK to be 17 once in awhile, so he gives her a light hearted tune. This is a great song piick for Melanie. But OMG, this stupid staging and the dumb bow in her hair just pushes the quirk to the breaking point. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.  I CAN’T with these cheesy cardboard stage props. Oh look. There’s a cardboard swimming dolphin! MAKE IT STOP NOW I WANT TO KILL MYSELF. Thanks a bunch!  Blake says, “You sang it good, I’m just questioning the connection to the song.” Christina says, “It was very cute. I hope you had fun with that. I want to see you do a throwback, Fiona Apple.”  OMG. Christina begins signing. If looks could KILL. She’d be so dead. Cee lo says, “I enjoyed it. That’s probably one of the most colorful stage sets.” Adam admits the stage idea was his and Melanie’s. AND HE’S WILLING TO ADMIT THAT.

Cassadee Pope – “I’m With You” by Avril Lavign. Cassadee chooses this song and dedicates it to Blake. He thinks she could have a “Voice moment” with it. Cassadee has a solid pop rock voice. It’s no wonder the coaches love her. She’s also singing the snot out the song. Although, she’s not changing it up enough to REALLY make it her own. For that reason, I prefer her first performance. Still, I suspect it will do well on iTunes. I prefered her Cee Lo says, “You’ve had an impeccable track record. Great job.” Adam says, “That was my favorite. There were so many awesome opportunities to go off. Fantastic job.” Blake says, “You can’t teach somebody how to have connection with a song. She has the ability to sing, really really good.”

Nicholas David – “Over The Rainbow” – Nicholas chose this classic tune, because it’s his favorite song.  And it’s a pleasant take, but the arrangement is not knocking my socks off. Again, just like “And I Am Telling You” it may be singing competition song fatigue at work.  Nicholas wants to do his own take, yet keep the essence of the song because it is such a classic. Adam says, “I love what you do every time. I’m always wondering what you’re going to do next.” Blake says, “That was magic, and that was beautiful.” Congratulations.” Cee Lo wishes his friend, “Mr Beans” Happy Birthday. Alrighty. “I’m a strong supporter of you,” he tells Nicholas.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Shocker! Adam’s not wearing a T-shirt. lol

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

    Blake “Papa figure” towards his kids are endearing :) 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Is this a good song choice for Nicholas? Doesn’t seem like a fit.

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

    Kronk’s New Groove….. anyone else?

  • chillj

    Oh, Nicholas, I hate your song!!!!

  • chillj

    It ain’t a fit.  Ew.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Oh look, Xtina loves Cassadee now…

  • rayni

    First time to watch a single second of this show.

    So this Nicholas? Really?

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

    September is the kind of song that doesn’t go anywhere. Hopefully the next song will be better.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that the bus is headed for Nicholas.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Are the contestants singing 2 songs each this week?

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

    What she said? I didn’t watch the beginning

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

    Yes.

  • guinness 416

    I think September is a cool tune – for weddings once the clock ticks past midnight.  Underwhelming by Nicholas.

  • Reflects On Life

    The bussing of Nicholas has begun.  Shove that hippie off his pedastal!!  ROFL

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Feel a bit sorry for him.

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

    Pat shouldn’t have coached Nicholas to change it up; instead should have let him approach the song in his own style.  This is not the Nicholas we fell for :(

  • chillj

    Really.  Dude’s own coach criticized him?  Bad song choice, Ceelo, bad song choice.

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

    I think he’s a kind of Tate, too strong to be thrown under the bus. And he has another performance.

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

    The late 70’s isn’t much of an improvement when people think you should try something more contemporary.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Surprise isn’t it?  NOT!!

    The surprise is she is 2nd but will she go last 2nd round?

    Her tone absolutely grates on my last nerve.

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

    Oh god, Cassadee performing twice… I don’t know if I can handle.

  • fantoo1

    Gotta prop up Cassedy all they can! :)

  • wordnerdarchie

    And the push for Cassadee has now hit high gear.

  • chillj

    Oh, Christina, cut the crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    Like with Tate, even if Nicholas performs something under average, the audience will probably vote just as much if not more than usual in some sort of crazy “save him!!” thing, rofl. Plus there’s the second round as you said. Plenty of time for anyone to “redeem” themselves, and if they don’t, it’s their own song choice so that’d be a major fail. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    LOLz.

    She has a solid voice…but just something about her rubs me the wrong way…

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

    Blake is great at choosing songs for Cassadee, I have to give it to her for making it her song.  I was entertained :)

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

    When Cassadee said something about finding the perfect spot for her voice soar, all I could hear was sour.
    It made much more sense to me!
    Gotta add that, now that Christina is openly rooting for her, I might see a future where she won’t be the winner, after all.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    The producers probably told her to lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    I think Nick was pretty decent, but not his best. The general consensus all over the Twitternet is positive about it. Plus we have the second round to go. Don’t think he’s going home tomorrow night unless he does something to alienate his huge fanbase, like rapping while stripping or something. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    NIcholas performance was totally underwhelming. Did not get it.
    Cassadee did amazing. I think she will be the perfect commercial winner for The Voice. So I hope she does win!

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

    It’s kinda annoying. I think I’m watching The Pimpadee Show.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Who wants a bet that Christina is just going throw Amanda under the bus no matter how good she is?

  • girlygirltoo

    Was September the song Nicholas picked for himself, or the mentor’s pick for him?

    Seriously, EWF is the only artist who should do this song, because it really needs 60 people on stage and the big horn section to make it pop. (And I love EWF…one of my favorite artis of all time)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Amanda singing in the third spot isn’t good. She’s singing well though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It was CeeLo’s song pick.

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

    Now it’s the time when Christina criticizes Amanda for not knowing who she is an artist, right?

    Can they just leave Xtina in a corner, not being able to say such BS?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Did they skip Christina? I didn’t hear her comments.

  • chillj

    Wow!  Amanda is spectacular.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Yes, they skipped over Christina and her Amanda hating self. lol

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

    Amanda belts it wonderfully; she does it every week.  However she kept being behind Cassadee & Melanie on iTunes; are big vocals ladies a dying trend in US?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Amanda is a serious challenge to Cassadee’s winning. Blake wisely avoided criticizing her and getting her fanbase riled up. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    YES. Loved that. Xtina can go off and continue pouting now…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol I think that it’s hilarious that they didn’t ask Christina for her comments!

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Amanda was awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    WOW. Amanda. freaking. Brown. Just…wow. 

    After years of hearing that song on Idol, I thought I would hate it…but damn…she slayed that. She’s the only person who should ever cover Aretha…ever.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Amanda was SCREECHY as all get out IMO!!

  • Jordana33

    Amanda was incredible. At first I wasn’t crazy about the song choice, but then she completely killed it! The icing was Xtina’s pissed off face at not being being able to comment!

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

    Terry is killing the Foreigner song. Kudos!

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

    I can only come to the conclusion that Scotland never got to hear popular songs past the 80’s, unless they recorded them themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Terry sounded so good!  Oh how I wish that kind of music was still popular.

    <3 that kind of rock music!!

  • Jordana33

    I can’t tell if Terry’s voice is strained or if this is his way of giving a more angsty version of that song. Didn’t like it, but it looks like Xtina loved it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol at Christina being so in earnest at wanting Terry to take her comments and critiques seriously, because she “takes notes” and stuff. 

  • Jordana33

    What’s up with Christina constantly endorsing Blake’s team?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that his voice sounded strained too, but I thought that he was good.

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

    Yeah, Blake, we know it was hard. Hard to go through it all!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    She’s still bitter about Amanda, and Blake’s team is the only threat to an Amanda win.

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

    Terry is the best so far imo

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

    This is the Terry I fell for; he is such an old-school rocker.  He brings me back to the sweet old days.  He is my last guilty pleasure left standing; my only peeve is that haircut must GO!

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I think she would rather loose to Blake than Adam or Celo.  Adam and Xtina seem to argue quite a bit.  IDK but it is obvious. 

  • chillj

    Yeah, I thought his voice sounded strained last week, too.  This was not my favorite performance by Terry, although he sure felt it.

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

    Blake’s knowledge of musical instruments amazes me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Why is Christina bitter about Amanda?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Christina really is just getting on my nerves now, like can she just go away? lol

  • mileyfan123

    Cassadee and Terry were embarrassingly bad.  Amanda was good. Nicholas sounded good, but was boring.

  • chillj

    I think Itunes purchases are as much the song as the singer.  Some songs I just don’t want more of…

  • fantoo1

    I want Terry to win, if it has to be someone from Blake’s team.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     Probably because she wanted Amanda on her team.

  • Listening

    Are the judges deaf terry was sharp throughout most of that song. In the beginning it was tender and perfect, his voice was rich. It was so good I thought he was going to have a moment but then the second part of the song kicked in and he went into his higher range and it was horrible. He was so shrill it was really unpleasant. My picture broke up momentarily and I was actually thankful. That’s how bad I found the performance. I was thinking the judges better call him on that poor performance, but not only did the judges not mention his poor singing they practically gushed over his vocals were giving glowing compliments. My jaw hit the floor in shock.

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

    Because Amanda isn’t on her team. She had like 12 mini-Christinas with big voices but none were good enough like Amanda.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I like Trevin but did not like that! :(

  • girlygirltoo

    Terry continues to perform songs that are 20, 30, 40 years old. That isn’t going to help make him seem like a relevant artist, no matter how well he performs them.

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

    Sorry, that did not impress me. At all.

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

    Watching and hearing Trevin singing this song is embarassing.

  • girlygirltoo

    dead. not dying

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wondered, because I would think that considering the kind of singer Christina is, that she should love Amanda.

  • Jordana33

    I actually enjoyed that performance of Trevin’s. His stage presence still needs some improvement, but he’s getting better (and I have to keep reminding myself that he’s only 18!).

  • girlygirltoo

    I like Amanda, but I’m probably in the minority when I say she has never blown me away with any of her performances. She is consistently very good, though.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Umm no mean girls are threatened by other pretty girls who are competition. 

    Cassadee will be on country radio so not competition. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was a terrible song choice from CeeLo. Another song that was a really bad fit for the contestant.

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

    I’m going to wait for their second song before declaring Ceelo sacrifice Nicholas to push Trevin forward.  Trevin did so much better than last week :)

  • Da 1 N Only

    Even people who like that Trevin performance (only OK for me) will not buy this song on ITunes, coaches need to factor that in when choosing songs. 

  • Listening

    Well Trevin’s performance of Walking on Sunshine was pointless. It felt like it went nowhere and it was just an okay performance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pietro-Matos/100000170166826 Pietro Matos

    I really miss Cody !!!! Why America ?

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

    That’s can’t be a plausible excuse, IMO.
    X Factor hopefuls are younger and much more prepared, stage presence wise.

  • fantoo1

    Cassadee on country radio? Now that’s a laugh.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ” Umm no mean girls are threatened by other pretty girls who are competition.”

    Who’s threatened by Amanda? Christina isn’t a competitor. I don’t understand what you mean.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m finding this performance of Melanie’s pretty pitchy.

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

    Amanda’s songs had been wisely picked too; so for her not breaking Top 10 but Nicholas did shows she is the least connected of all the ladies with the audience out there :(  Hopefully she breaks the Top 10 tonight :)

  • girlygirltoo

    of course. why not pick an actual current r&b/soul song for him? *sigh*

  • mileyfan123

    This is TERRIBLE. I thought Cassadee was bad a couple weeks ago, but this is even worse. Just when I think this show has reached it’s low point it gets worse. 

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

    MAN! Melanie is bloody awful!

  • girlygirltoo

    I thought they are talking about Cassadee like she will be a pop star, not a country artist

  • Jordana33

    I agree. For some reason, Xtina’s always very critical of people on Adam’s team, which would be fine, if she were just as critical with lesser performances on other teams. In Amanda’s case, I’m sort of bracing myself for Xtina to start giving her the Tony Lucca treatment.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’ve seen similar comments made about J-Lo or Demi or Britney. For whatever reason, some people think the female judges are threatened by some of the pretty female contestants on these shows.

    Personally, I don’t know why they would feel threatened — in all likelihood none of these contestants will come anywhere close to the success Xtina, Demi and Britney have had.

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

    Melanie did not pull out her normal magic with that song.  Xtina’s critic was in line with Adam’s.  She talks more about stage prop and he talks about her prop/style.  

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    That was not Melanie’s best but it was interesting and she had unique phrasing.  Good not great.

    Surprise they are changing the order.  Guess who will go last again?

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

    Dear Lord, can I just fast forward to Amanda and Nicholas’ next songs, please?!

  • voicesinmyhead

    Melanie is terrible!  No variation to her voice the same plaintive whisper… it’s gotten me so annoyed. I hope she leaves tomorrow.

  • chillj

    I think Amanda is a sensational singer.  That said, I don’t know what she will be able to do with her talent, because her voice is not singularly different from other singers like her.  It is a problem, but it is also a problem with Cassadee, who sounds like everyone else on the radio.  I’d like to see Amanda get the shot.

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

    This isn’t a feminist issue. We’re saying Christina doesn’t like Amanda, which’s pretty obvious now, or maybe doesn’t like the fact she isn’t on her team. I don’t think people are saying that Christina is feeling threatened by Amanda.

    BTW, personally, I think Adam is a bigger diva than Christina.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    I think Christina was bitter about not having Amanda and saw as her as big competition never really praising her. Now all with her ppl going, she’s going to prop up Blake’s team. Christina’s whole attitude this season really bothered me.

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

    Love both Terry’s performance tonight; Blake managed to show two sides of Terry and both are great for me :)  He is someone that can work well with a band on stage.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Thank You, you said what I meant only a whole lot better!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. I do think that Cassadee is more generic than Amanda, and Amanda has a much more dynamic stage presence. I would like to see Amanda get the opportunity for a solo career.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Watch Cassadee’s going to go last, SMH.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ah, OK. That makes a lot more sense.

    Didn’t Trevin sing this song earlier on the competition?

  • mileyfan123

    Trevin is the first person who has impressed me the entire competition with this performance. 

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    OK Trevin was just SENSATIONAL!!

  • fantoo1

    Melanie is this years Xenia/Raelynn. The quirky 16 year old girls who have terrible performances that people claim as “unique.” Zero range.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    Trevin did a really good job but IMO it wasn’t in the same league as the version Jessica did on AI.

  • chillj

    I’m not a big Trevyn fan, but that was a musical masterpiece.

  • fantoo1

    I would literally lmao

  • kmd23

    Great performance by Trevin. 

  • Jordana33

    I think Amanda does connect very well with the audience. However, she’s older than Melanie and Cassadee and her musical choices are a little more mature, so she might not attract the kind of young fangirls that Melanie and Cassadee will attract. I  tend to like Melanie and Cassadee’s songs more than Amanda’s, but Amanda always wins me over with her amazing performances, and Cassadee tends to do nothing with her songs.  

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

    This is the Trevin of the blind auditions; he needs to move on after that.  Of all the coaches, Xtina’s comments are always on the dot.  Both Amanda & Trevin can belt it out without a doubt, but Trevin’s conviction with his song when he does ballads is spot on!

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

    Trevin wasn’t perfect, but that performance was way better than what we’ve been getting from him lately. 

  • Jordana33

    Just when I think Trevin is on his way out, he pulls the “I’m not going”  card and kills it. That was amazing. Cee Lo’s hilarious. Xtina needs to stay away from Trevin.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Well. He hit all the notes. Good for him. He gets a big standing 0. That
    song is a showstopper when it’s performed right. I’m just kinda burnt
    out on it.”

    I guess that I feel the same way about IATY. Trevin was really good, but somehow his performance just didn’t excite me.

  • fantoo1

    Jessica Sanchez was better. :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Wow. 2 really great performances by Amanda. But her performance position isn’t great. 

  • mileyfan123

    I liked Amanda’s previous performance better, and this just proves the point I have been making for a long time. Amanda is pure karaoke. She is pure wedding singer. She has no style, she just apes whatever genre she is currently performing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Christina was sooo sincere in her praise of Amanda. lol

  • iluvai

    He did really well. I was surprised to hear that he is only 18.

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

    Amanda’s performance didn’t excite me, and I think the high note with head voice wasn’t on point. Somehow I think they’re throwing her under the bus. And she’s offering no resistance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    AMANDA BROWN. Wow. That girl can sing anything. She seriously needs to win this.

  • chillj

    Amanda needs a band to scoop her up.

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

    Amanda can rock out that song for sure, not as good as her first performance.  Still hoping she book her place for next week though as both Trevor & Trevin had upped their game this week.

  • Da 1 N Only

    If there was any contestant I would pay to see do a solo concert it would be Amanda. Not only can she sing, she entertains.

  • Jordana33

    Yeah, I don’t understand why her 2nd performance was before Cassadee’s either.

  • journey1

    I love the song Crazy..it is one of my favorite songs that David A. sings.  Too bad we didn’t get to hear it on Idol.  Melanie pretty much massacred it…not in a good way.  That was pretty awful.

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

    Amanda is the only one who makes me feel like I’m watching a real World Tour show. Sold out, btw!

  • chillj

    I would so love to be able to “ape” a genre that superbly.  I think she is a rocker at heart; she has the spirit, she just needs the right opportunity.

  • Jordana33

    Nice. Lenka is a good choice for Melanie.

  • Reflects On Life

    “Do you have any Hobbit in you?”
    Christina Milian:  “No, not yet!”

    Super LOL!!

  • mileyfan123

     Then why did she sing an r&b song in an r&b style to start the show? If she was a rocker at heart she would have given it a rock spin. People don’t become famous from giving great karaoke copies of famous songs. People become famous because they have their own style and sound. Amanda is a good singer. She isn’t an artist.

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

    I’m laughing hard watching Melanie’s performance. They definitely made her the joke contestant right now.

  • Listening

    WOW Trevin’s performance of I’m Telling You was Amazing. It built up and ended w/ a blast, it had everything. That performance was the exact opposite of his first one, totally NOT pointless. His point was hey ya’ll I can SANG.

    Trevin has been going downhill fast and this is ultimate redemption. That was the best of the night easily.

  • Jordana33

    Those moving prop people on Melanie’s song are even more distracting than the people who were doing flips on Amanda’s performance.  It’s kind of funny though.

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

    The whole thing screams ‘Cheesy car commercial’. Or should I say it whispers?

  • steve2013

    Amanda has to win IMHO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    It’s called versatility. She can sing anything. Any genre. Why put a label on everything?

  • Reflects On Life

    LOL I don’t think Xtina’s jealous of Amanda’s beauty.  I think she’s bona-fide-ly jealous of Amanda’s talent.  Amanda definitely gives Xtina a run for her money in the vocal skills dept (range, depth, dexterity, polish), and that’s not the usual contestant, especially on The Voice.

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

    Christina is utterly annoying.

    She was basically saying “learn with me how to sing, Melanie”.

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

    Xtina gets Melanie better than her own coach; and I could now confirm Adam throw her under the bus for Amanda.  

  • mileyfan123

    Because, “labels” really just mean you have a sound, you have an identity. Being able to sing lots of types of songs would make a great cabaret show. It doesn’t make a star.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Yes it does. :)

  • iluvai

    Melanie/her performance reminded me of something from a kids’ t.v. show. 

  • hellomusicgirl

    LOLOL I am dyyyyyyying. Christina. During the entire judging portion for Melanie. TOO HILARIOUS. I can’t even put into words what just happened. 0_0

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Maybe, but I think that Melanie kind of threw herself under the bus with that bad rendition of “Crazy”.

  • Reflects On Life

    Melanie is taking a ride on the Faint-Praise Bus.  On both songs.

    Judging from the expressions on her face both times, I think she knows it.She’s not as clueless as Nick.

  • mileyfan123

     So where does Amanda fit on radio? Is she going to release one song to rock, one song to r&b, one song to pop, one song to AAA, and one song to country because she is so “versatile” LOL. That sounds like a great recipe for a “career”
    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Melanie is terrible! LMAO.

  • twodollars

    I thought mj was exaggerating about the staging for Melanie. But, it really was that bad. Holy crap that was stupid.

  • jumpstart4u

    Melanie is annoying…

  • Jordana33

    I love that Melanie doesn’t even look at Xtina. Xtina’s comment made no sense, because Melanie has been doing exactly what Xtina was recommending in all of her prior performances. She just wanted to try something different, which is fine, IMO. I kind of liked her performance, even though it wasn’t a perfect fit. Despite  the bow, Melanie isn’t really a cutesy personality, so the contrast between her and the happy balloon carrying people was kind of surreal, but in a cute, hilarious way.

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

    Cassadee singing Avril? Now I’m impressed. NOT.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I liked Melanie!!  I believe she will make it through.

    Surprise Cassadee has the PIMP spot again.  :O

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    LOL. Taylor Swift does it. Kelly Clarkson does it. Your point? :)

  • mileyfan123

    When Avril sounds better than you do live you should be embarrassed.

  • mileyfan123

    Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson had long standing careers before they started crossing over, and even then they maintained a similar sound to all their songs, they just tweaked it for different genres, something Amanda lacks. I think it is cute you think you can compare Taylor and Kelly with Amanda though LOL.

  • twodollars

    I have to agree with Christina here. Melanie doesn’t really sing, she whispers mostly off-key. She needs voice lessons.

  • Jordana33

    Why do singers need to fit into a box? As listeners, we don’t restrict ourselves to one kind of music, so why should performers do the same. There are a lot of great artists who don’t fit into an exact category.  Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Prince certainly didn’t.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I really don’t like the tone of Cassadee’s voice. It sounds very thin and unpleasant to me. I think that she was in earnest and committed to the song, but I don’t think that it was a great performance at all.

  • Jordana33

    I love Avril Lavigne, but Cassadee is just a weak imitation of her, and she does absolutely nothing unique with the songs she performs. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Someone should tell Cassadee that the Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch sound is way outdated…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She doesn’t. Nicholas has the pimp spot.

  • mileyfan123

     all three of those examples have distinct singing styles. When you hear a tina turner song you know it is her. Amanda sang her two performances completely differently. It isn’t even the same performer. That kind of disconnect just means she has no clue who is is as an artist.

  • Listening

    I’ve been noticing the choreography/staging for the voice has been getting dumber and dumber what was up w/ the tumblers during Amanda’s Here I go again performance.  They’ve always got this one/few elements in their staging where you’re like if they just cut that out it would of been perfect.

    One of the Voice’s selling points was we don’t try to blind you all this glitz and glam and flashing lights we just focus on the voice, then we get tonight. It just seems unnecessary.

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

    Cassadee did well tonight on both songs; she does deserves to move on to next week based on tonights’ performance.  Looking forward to which song will break the Top 10; I prefer the first song.

  • steve2013

    The majority of amanda’s album will be Rock thats where she is best and suits. Also plenty of artists release songs to different genres and still sell millions

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    LOL and I think it’s cute you call people singing a ton of different genres a karaoke singer. LOL

  • mileyfan123

    I think it is cute Amanda has stans. I wasn’t sure this show could produce that. I hope you all fill us in on her booming career singing “all genres” a year from now when she is doing supper club shows in Branson.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Random question, but did you used to be known as gangreen?

  • bahogbugan_simj

    MEH

    these days, the thing that makes you successful in mainstream isn’t really “star quality” or having the best vocals.  people tend to overstate “star quality” or x-factor (not the show) as much as having the best vocals as precursor to success

    imo, you just need to get lucky with something that can hook the audience.  most of the time, it really just falls down to the song.  again i’m talking about mainstream “success” here.  not longevity.

  • steve2013

    so your saying dont compare amanda to kelly etc now your comparing her to tina turner??

  • mileyfan123

     Someone else did that LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     EXACTLY most on MJ’s do not seem to get Melanie which is fine.

    She is like a vocal Salvador Dalí!!

  • Jordana33

    I don’t mind Cassadee’s voice. The problem is that there is very little variation in tone or nuance when she performs. 

  • mileyfan123

    This isn’t very good. They should have ended with Trevin.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     It does not seem like both songs are available on Itunes.  Only the last song sung seems to be.

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

    I’m finding Nicholas a little bit flat. It’s strange, because he usually seems to have perfect pitch.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What I get about Melanie is that she’s getting by mainly on her quirkiness, not on talent. There’s no denying how pitchy she was on “Crazy” and no amount of props or quirkiness can disguise that.

  • steve2013

    Amanda knows who fine well she is as an artist and thats a rocker and thats what the majority of her album will be. Id instantly know her version of Someone like you/Dream on if i heard it on the radio.

  • Listening

    Woah you could tell Melanie didn’t want to do her second song. Her eyes were dead inside. It was the dumbest song choice ever it made her come off as ditzy.

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

    Loving Nicholas rendition, I think that final performance might just save him :)  Showcased just how bad Ceelo at choosing songs.  Leave Nicholas to choose his songs!!!!

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

    So nice to see the pimp spot being given to someone who really deserves it! Nicholas is a true artist!

  • tomr

    Love that Christina got slighted by Melanie (“She’s not even looking at me!”)  It’s great to see that someone doesn’t believe that Christina is all that.  Regardless, I will buy Melanie’s music when it comes out because I love her recording voice and, for seventeen, she has a great future ahead.

  • jpfan2

    I’m kind of hoping a black male wins yet again. At least this year the guy will at least have hair. ;0

  • Reflects On Life

    Cool and spot-on pimp spot for St Nick!

    He’s sooooo Groovy!

    The only other person in the mainstream so ’70s-groovy is Alicia Keys.
    I could completely picture Alicia Keys singing that song the same way.
    Nicholas should tour with Alicia as her opening act.  :)

  • steve2013

    But she wont release an album of all genres. It will be Rock!! Also im interested to know if you think any of the 6 remaining will do well and if so who and why.

  • alonzo7

    For the first time I didn’t care for Nicholas on either song or Melanie-those would be my two choices to go home.
    Not a Trevin fan but he killed that Jennifer Hudson song but for someone who has a chance in the music industry after the show I have to go with Cassadee-she has totally won me over.
    I did vote for Amanda and Cassadee although I really liked Terry also but have to stop spreading the votes around at this stage.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Tomr, I love Melanie’s Itunes.  I also love that she dissed Xtina!  Why look at her when she has done nothing but put her down.  The bus IMO came for Melanie tonight but I have faith she survives.

    Her lines are busy busy and I would bet her Itune sells very well indeed.

  • dante

    Why do I always like male voices better? Some great songs tonight and I don’t deny that Amanda and Cassadee are super talented but I like all 3 guys better.

    I do love me some Kelly Clarkson!!!! But love Adam Lambert even more. My two favorite idols.

    Think Nicholas was my fav tonight.

  • mileyfan123

    Christina is the only one that ever criticizes, so I like that about her. This show can’t be a 100% lovefest, that is boring. I think Melanie was sad and that is why she wasn’t looking at Christina, but if she was doing it to be disrespectful because Christina sometimes gives valid criticisms that shows poor character on her part.

  • jpfan2

    No one from TV will do well because the show gets good ratings even when the winners have nonexistent careers. It costs money to launch successful artists and TV doesn’t even pretend they care about the albums of their contestants. This show is really all about the judges!

  • wordnerdarchie

    I bought one song tonight (Crazy) – very nice.  But I notice that Terry’s song (I Want to Know What Love Is) was charting on iTunes before the last 3 singers had sung their last song.

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

    Last week the 3 remaining girls was a sure thing to go ahead but this week the guys did good.  Those I believe did well on both songs are Cassadee, Amanda, Trevor & Terry.  

    Nicholas final song might just make people forget about his under the bar first song.  Melanie was pretty bad on both songs and to make it worst her own coach critics her on her first and did not do her any favours on giving her that corny 2nd song.

    Pretty hard to guess who will be out tomorrow; but to be fair basing on tonight’s performance Melanie should go.  As Cassadee is pretty a sure thing, I’m just hoping Amanda will stay.

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

    Nicholas, I hope Cee-Lo at least gave you a cookie as he drove the bus over you. 

    Who bored me? Melanie and Amanda Brown (although I like the way she dresses.) Sometimes trying to be different doesn’t work.

    and please, America, send Michelle Branch home.

    Who did I enjoy? Terry McDermott — wow, what a voice.

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

    Yep Xtina is the only one that bothers to take notes and give valid criticism; to the point of giving good song suggestions.  Ceelo is just a waste of air-time when it comes to giving critics.  Somehow Blakes’ is the one I enjoy most due to his infectious humour :)

  • Listening

    Ummm in regards to Cassadee performance when she hits her high notes they’re like shrill. I can’t take these high shrill notes i’ve been getting on the voice not just Casadee but Amanda also. That tone gets irritating if you hear it too much. Even if those high notes are in tune/ on pitch it doesn’t matter they start sounding like nails on a chalk board, you just want it to stop.

    And another thing even if you ignore the shrill quality to her high notes she wasn’t always on pitch. You could see it on her face sometimes that she knew she didn’t hit a note. It started off nice we got the tender moments of her voice and it was really plesant but then she went for the power notes and hello shrill city.

  • Reflects On Life

    I really like this Top 6.  Hope they go out on tour :)

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Wow… Cassadee is so winning this, not gonna lie. I hope she gets what she wants out of this show though, and i hope FOR ONCE, the Voice can prove they can have a successful, marketable post-show winner to make their show credible.

  • steve2013

    whats the best link to keep an eye on the itunes charts?????

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

    I use this one, but it’s too early to predict based on i-tunes.

    http://livepopbars.com/lpb1024.php

  • Listening

    Okay I have got to ask anyone else find  Christina Milian truly annoying? Everytime we go back stage to see her I cringe. Her voice is irritating and most of the time she asks the dumbest questions. I’m like why is she here.

    Carson is dull and boring and she’s just irritating, what a team.

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

    I normally go here as I don’t have an itunes account http://www.popvortex.com/music/charts/top-100-songs.php

  • steve2013

    i know its too early to predict was just wondering what everyone used

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

    Melanie is like putting Bjork and Amelie Poulain together and make a bad vanilla milkshake with them. If she can survive these performances she can survive anything.

  • guinness 416

    Yeah I don’t like Millian, I normally flick over to the news when she comes on, I find her inanity hard to watch.  Carson is not very exciting but he’s there to move the show along and keep it on track, the coaches wouldn’t let him overshadow their schtick anyway, I think he does a decent job.

    As to the music – I reckon Melanie and Nicholas are gone, but who knows.  I thought the second batch of tunes were better than the first, with the exception of Cassaddee (yeesh, that was a bit rough).  Wonder was her mum a Partridge family fan?

  • wordnerdarchie

    Oops, I caved and bought Terry’s song too.  Very well done.  Oh, the original Foreigner song is climbing up iTunes.

  • voicesinmyhead

    Amanda > Cassadee

    Amanda is a genuine Diva.  I will be so pissed off if Amanda goes and Cassadee stays.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Even if Christina is giving valid criticism, it still comes off of as though she’s saying, “I don’t really like you, your not my favorite, next.” There’s a vibe she gives off when she doesn’t really like someone especially with Amanda. Adam gives criticism too but he does it in a way that doesn’t seem condescending or I’m just over you. I mean what she said to Melanie was valid but Christina’s comments and actions just always seem calculated to me.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    I think the Voice contestants hit the proverbial wall, because that was not a good show.Everybody felt off, one way or another. (Except Blake, he was in top form.)

    I likened Melanie’s version of Crazy to how I imagine it would be sung by Miss Havisham if they turned Great Expectations into a musical. 

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Gah, I love Terry’s voice, but his song choices drive me crazy.  I would have given him “Valerie” “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” (any Police song really) or maybe a U2 song, something that could sound less dated. As it stands, I haven’t downloaded any of his songs even though he’s in my top 3.

    Actually, I didn’t really like anyone’s song choices tonight, but I do appreciate the overall talent level of this group. 

  • thedeviledadvocate

    I think any contestant whose name starts with a T will be going home tomorrow. Amanda had the strongest performances tonight, followed by Cassadee. Melanie was herself as always and I love her for it. Nicholas had an off night for Nicholas, but I think he is safe. Trevin, sorry but I think the judges are blowing smoke with their comments about Trev. Terry was my initial favorite when the show started,  but he has been boring the last 3 weeks.

  • kmd23

    Nicholas was my favorite of the night. I still think Cassadee will win this and I am just not a fan.

  • guinness 416

    It seems like she’s got it (though none of us here predicated last year’s winner, so who knows).  I’m not so sure it’ll lead to much success after the show is over though, she’s pretty unremarkable.  I don’t really see star potential in any of these finalists, though a number of them sound good.

  • girlygirltoo

    Melanie is the most unique contestant left. I’d much rather see her and Amanda go through than Cassadee, who has improved in terms of her performances the last couple weeks, but is just so generic. (I do have a question about Amanda — is she interested in trying to be a rock singer once she gets off this show? If so, I hope she has a band, because that’s not really a genre for solo artists  — either for men or women).

    As for the guys, Nicholas is more interesting than the other two and I love his voice. It’s not that Trevin and Terry are bad — they’re not. They just don’t hold any interest for me.

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

    Melanie is a terrible singer who needs lessons, but I totally felt Christina intended to mock more than actually help her

  • durbesque

    Nicholas was doing ‘Rainbow’ fine….then he went artsy on the last note….my heart sank. 

    I must say, Trevin’s excursion into Divaland was thrilling….the only song I replayed.

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

    Looking at the current itunes standing; Adam plan might get backfired.  It seems Amanda is way behind Melanie on the itunes chart :(

  • glennethph

    I miss BamBam.

  • 1rollbounce2

    I haven’t watched the whole show yet  September?  WTF?  Nicholas, I’m available for song choice counseling!  Blue eyed soul is not a white guy singing a black artist’s song (for me).  ahhhhhh  I watched a minute or so of that song – at least he did better than that black guy season4 of Idol – that was the worst EVER.

    Guess I’ll go listen to see if he did Rainbows justice…sounds divine on itunes.  But like MJ, that tune is sooooooo played for me to even care.  :(

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

    And Cassadee’s got songs I don’t even remember she sang up on the chart, way before Amanda’s. I hope people vote and keep her in the competition!

  • hayes

    I’m probably one of the few here who actually don’t mind Cassadee’s tone. I just wish she would stop singing Avril Lavigne songs. I’d love to hear her cover The Wreckers – I liked both her country covers and the Michelle Branch song.

    I wouldn’t mind if she wins. But in the remote chance (yes, remote) that she doesn’t, I’d like for it to be Amanda. I think they are the two that has the best chance in mainstream success. Nicholas and Melanie could very well do good with their niche audience.

    PS: Blake: No, Jermaine is not the next big thing.

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

    This show is really all about the judges!

    This show is really all about the ratings and advertising dollars.
    As long as it can continue doing what it is doing in those two categories, the show will continue. The large majority of the viewers aren’t going to care about what happens with the winners after the show ends. The next season brings a whole new crew of talented singers in and the viewers are okay with The Voice working this way.

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

    I’m trying to save Nicholas. I don’t think he’s totally safe.

    Amanda’s and Terry’s fans should vote a lot because they might be in trouble too.

  • notthatmary

    Terry’s songs are #1 and #3 on the i-tunes rock chart and he’s leading all the other top 6 at #29 in the top 100.

    Singing competitions are tough for singer/song writers since they’re used to performing their own material and with their band.

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

    The beauty of TVoice is that it gives a platform to 2 guys that I reckon no other singing competition will provide a chance to chart.  Its great to see both Terry and Nicholas leading the race in iTunes :)  

    Its no surprise that Cassadee managed to have both songs charting but Melanie seems to have great following too as both her songs are also charting.  

    Will these be the four remaining tomorrow; it will be interesting as they are totally 4 different type/flavours of singers (not sure the word genre conveys what I’m trying to say) ;)

  • CharlyBaltimore

    All my votes went to Nicholas tonight.  And I’ll keep voting for him as long as he is in.  I *know* he had an off night…but I’m not giving up on him.  

  • Patrick Sean Durante

    Crazy has “NEVER EVER been sung on competition reality shows”? Does that not include Australian Idol? Natalie Gauci (the 5th season’s eventual winner) sang this.

  • beanowl

    OH MY GOD– that “hobbit” exchange between Terry and Christina Milian– did that just happen?!

  • girlygirltoo

    It’s still way early, but here are the current iTunes rankings:

    #11 – Terry – I Want To Know What Love Is
    #14 – Cassadee – Stand
    #15 – Nicholas – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    #20 – Cassadee – I’m With You
    #25 – Trevin – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going
    #28 – Melanie – Crazy
    #35 – Melanie – The Show
    #45 – Amanda – You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)
    #52 – Terry – Stay With Me
    #58 – Amanda – Here I Go Again
    #67 – Nicholas  September
    #85 – Trevin – Walking on Sunshine

  • Christopher Auyeung

    GOD DAMN, AMANDA. SANG IT GURL.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    And as much as I like Cassadee, that first performance was all kinds of pitchy.

  • wordnerdarchie

    … and Terry just hit #10

  • http://www.facebook.com/shander.maxwhite Shander Maxwhite

    I’m with Adam…. its the surprises and irony’s on the melody that make a performance for me. If you sing an Aretha song almost as good that doesn’t get you any credit. (or a song that Jenifer Hudson or Lakisha Jones did far more compellingly)

    A top notch performance of a big song doesn’t make a musician for me… if you can’t show me something that I haven’t heard yet is consistent with your style.. well,  its just a talent show then,  not a search for an musician/entertainer that’s going to bring something new to music.

  • Jordana33

     I wasn’t as crazy about the performances this week. The itunes rankings are baffling, with Terry’s most pitchy performance to date, in the lead. The two contestants that I keep expecting to go home (Terry and Trevin) look like they might be safe this week, based on itunes.

    I thought Amanda’s performances were the best, but based on itunes sales, I worry that she’ll be going home, which would leave a very boring top 4. At this point, Amanda and Nicholas (and sometimes Melanie) are the only  contestants that I find interesting to watch, and Nicholas underperformed this week. I used to like that Whitesnake song, and Amanda sang it well, but it’s not a good choice for a competition. Of all the rock songs to pick, I don’t understand why Adam would select that one for her. His choices for Melanie made a lot more sense.

  • Lovesyesha

    I don’t understand why people consistently hate on Christina here (or all female judges actually). Personally, one thing I gathered from tonight is that Christina is a fantastic judge! She could have sat there and tuned out and just blown smoke up all the contestants butts especially because she has no horse left in the race, but she didn’t. She actually delivered critiques, some of which were spot on. I don’t know why she gets crucified everytime she gives an opinion. I swear, women on these shows can do nothing right. Between her, Demi on X Factor, and Carrie Ann on DWTS, all of whom dole out constructive criticism, it is truly disgusting how some people talk about and towards these women. For me, Christina is the only one on this show who says anything critical, and for that I commend her.

    Anyways, all the constestents are great, but I hope Melanie and Trevin go home, melanie because she is simply not as strong vocally, and trevin because I don’t think he has grown as much as some of the others.

  • Jordana33

    But it’s still funny that Christina thinks she would have done a better job with Melanie. If Melanie had been on Xtina’s team, she would have been eliminated way before the live rounds, along with all the other soft singers. Melanie wasn’t as strong this week, but overall, Adam has been a great fit for her.  

  • suenigma

     I agree actually. Christina is an excellent judge. Not a great mentor, but an excellent judge. She is also delightfully bitchy and petty, even when she’s right. I kinda love her.

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

    That hobbit exchange was the highlight moment of the night for me ;)

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

    People don’t hate Xtina as a woman, we hate how she doles out criticisms and yet show bias towards her own acts. When Xtina critiques a contestants vocal skill, she’s pretty spot on but when she criticises a contestant’s style, she sound petty especially when her own acts don’t get the same treatment. Adam admits when his acts doesn’t do as well as they could and takes some of them on tour. Blake is a jackass but he cares about his contestants and Ceelo even took Juliet under his wings. What has Xtina done for any of her acts after the show?

    X Factor? All the mentors are terrible.

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    tonight’s show was solid. amazing performances by most of the contestants. I was actually compelled to buy a few songs. Check out the track of Amanda and Terry. Amazing. Could be released as singles.

    I’m really happy and glad that TV season 3 was reengineered. Total transformation. It’s really quite an entertaining show now and now just about the judges anymore.

    Just wish that it’s a yearly thing instead of 2 a year coz I don’t want people to get tired of this show easily

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    iTunes rankings as of 1:07AM PST
    #4 – Terry – I Want to Know What Love Is
    #8 – Nicholas – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    #11 – Cassadee – Stand
    #13 – Cassadee – I’m With You
    #15 – Trevin – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
    #18 – Melanie – Crazy
    #26 – Melanie – The Show
    #29 – Amanda – (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman
    #35 – Terry – Stay With Me
    #37 – Amanda – Here I Go Again
    #52 – Nicholas – September
    #66 – Trevin – Walking on Sunshine

  • Jordana33

    I agree actually. Christina is an excellent judge. Not a great mentor,
    but an excellent judge. She is also delightfully bitchy and petty, even
    when she’s right. I kinda love her.

    Bitchy and petty might make her entertaining, but it definitely doesn’t make her a good or fair judge. “Petty” by definition,  implies that you let personal feelings cloud their judgment, which is my biggest issue with Xtina.   She’s not a good judge if she switches from  being overcritical with Adam’s team  to completely gushing over every mediocre performance on her team or Blake’s team. In fact, the only team she judges somewhat objectively, is Cee Lo’s team.  Her comments to Melanie and Amanda, aren’t meant to be constructive, they’re meant to rattle them and influence how the audience perceives them, which will work with casual viewers (as will her complete endorsement of Cassadee and Terry). It certainly worked with Tony Lucca last season, who went from being a popular frontrunner, to being disliked by a lot of viewers. 

    I have no problem with the judges being more diplomatic and less critical during the live rounds (prior to the live rounds, they are definitely a lot more critical); they have too much at stake to have a completely unbiased opinion. After watching the the nasty and petty exchanges between  the X Factor coaches (excluding Britney), I much prefer the civil approach The Voice judges have adopted.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that generally, Christina does give valid critiques to the contestants, but what I don’t like is the attitude that she sometimes shows while giving the critiques. She can seem to be very dismissive (Melanie, Amanda) and her gushing over Cassadee doesn’t seem genuine to me, given how Cassadee sings. I just get the feeling that Christina can be pretty calculating and that kind of negates the validity of her critiques for me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Melanie did herself no favors by choosing to sing “Crazy”. That was a very poor performance, and emphasized her weaknesses (poor range, lots of pitchiness, weak voice) rather than her strengths as a singer/performer. At this point, I’m pretty resigned to Cassadee winning, but I really hope that Amanda is there with her in the final 2. There’s a lot of talent in the final 6 (except for Melanie, IMO), but Terry and Nicholas aren’t very marketable in their chosen genres, and I’m not sure where Trevin fits in the current music scene.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    iTunes rankings as of 6:45 AM EST:

    #3 – Terry – I Want to Know What Love Is
    #5 – Nicholas – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    #6 – Cassadee – Stand
    #12 – Cassadee – I’m With You
    #15 – Trevin – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
    #16 – Melanie – Crazy
    #23 – Melanie – The Show
    #28 – Amanda – (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman
    #34 – Terry – Stay With Me
    #35 – Amanda – Here I Go Again
    #48 – Nicholas – September
    (#55 – Cassadee – Over You)
    #61 – Trevin – Walking on Sunshine

  • revolution

    Melanie is my fav this season, but she is in big trouble. Crazy just sat there and didn’t go anywhere, and the second song also lacked a moment.

  • steve2013

    Its looking like cassedee could potential have both her songs top 10. I think im pretty resigned to her winning as its looking like her itunes votes are going to make her uncatchable.

    If to go of itunes id say its between Trevin/Melanie/Amanda who goes depending on how the phone votes are going who goes i just hope amanda stays.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I disagree about Adam selecting good songs this week for Mel.  She needs darkish, nunanced songs like Seven Nation Army which I feel has been her strongest performance on the Voice.  With both of Melanie’s songs so close and selling well, I hope she is safe.  Cassadee is a lock to win this.  Amanda is the one who looks most assured to go home with her itune rankings both being low.  The other one gone will be Trevin I think and that is sad as he gave his best performance last night and his best of the season.   I would prefer it be Amanda and Nickolas.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     EXACTLY and I seek something new that I haven’t heard before in the tone and phrasing.  Something uniquely that artists.  Someone no one else sounds like.  A voice that is instantly recognizable. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    iTunes rankings as of 8:45 AM EST:

    #2 – Terry – I Want to Know What Love Is
    #4 – Cassadee – Stand
    #5 – Nicholas – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    #7 – Cassadee – I’m With You
    #13 – Trevin – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
    #15 – Melanie – Crazy
    #20 – Melanie – The Show
    #25 – Amanda – (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman
    #31 – Terry – Stay With Me
    #32 – Amanda – Here I Go Again
    #46 – Nicholas – September
    (#54 – Cassadee – Over You)
    #58 – Trevin – Walking on Sunshine
     

  • smn73

    I hope Nicholas isn’t too banged up from the big freaking BUS that his coach backed over him with last night.  Geesh Cee-Lo, did you forget he is on your team?  You snarked his first performance and then disregarded his 2nd one with a birthday wish for some bean dude.  Then he declared Trevin the winner after an underwhelming performance of And I am Telling You.  Sorry, but I felt zero emotion from Trevin on that song.  Cee-lo annoyed the hell out of me last night.  I hope Melanie and Trevin go this week.  

  • Kirsten

    #4 – Cassadee – Stand
    #7 – Cassadee – I’m With You

    With two songs in the top 10 this week, does she get to multiply her iTunes vote by 100 instead of 10?

    I must give it to the show, they are training their fans how to bulk buy right out of the gate.

    Couple this with them converting the show to Idol style eliminations (instead of the convoluted judge/vote eliminations they had in previous years) where voters decide and you get to see the contestants every week for several weeks (again, unlike previous seasons) and they might actually generate a star this season.

    Well played Mr. Burnett.

    BTW, we know she sold 152K of her song the first week she hit number 1 and at 10x multiplier that is 1.52M votes. That’s pretty significant when you consider voting is limited (it’s still limited isn’t it?) per voter. So, the iTunes votes are pretty powerful if you get in the top 10.

  • jga94

    I like Terry and Nicholas. Terry may be singing the same classic rock  songs each week but I think that’s because he is that type of artist…it certainly suits his voice well.If he tries to do alt rock or some other type, I’d think he’d come out as a poser/insincere.Nicholas on the other hand is just classic soul…I hated September but loved Somewhere Over the Rainbow…

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

    Seems like quite a few here will not miss Christina when she leaves the show.  Sometimes she is a good judge.  I just hate to see attitude.  I think Amanda could do something beyond The Voice, but she needs marketing.  Terry and Nicholas are good singers.  Melanie, not so much.  I think Trevin’s song choices will do him in.

    Okay, I’ll say it….I miss Dancing With the Stars.

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    I believe only the downloads sold during the voting window get multiplied by 10. The 152K figure was her total over the whole week, but the voting period only lasted 12 hours.

  • jga94

    Tonight’s show only showed Melanie to be the one with the weakest voice…both songs did not allow her to shine at all…

    This batch really has some strong voices–Amanda, Terry and Trevin …”I Want to Know what LOve is”….VERY, VERY HARD SONG TO SING…kudos to Terry…even harder than And I am Telling You

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that still results in a pretty big relative vote boost, especially since The Voice limits voters to 10/person, by each of 4 different means (phone, text, online and iTunes).

  • scorpiokat

    I did not know Cassadie before ‘The Voice’ and her performances on the show have made me a fan.  I think she has a great voice as well as being a great performer who connects emotionally to the song and draws the audience in to her performance.  I enjoy both her live and studio performances and I am rooting for her to win. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I just noticed that Trevin’s AIATY is #9 on iTunes. I wonder if it made it into the top 10 before the 10:00 AM deadline? If so, that could just save Trevin from elimination tonight.

  • l. g.

     I don’t think he made it into the top 10 by the deadline (thank god)  he was at #11 at 10:15, I believe.  But I can’t be positive.

  • Lovesyesha

    Let me put it this way: For all of you ragging on Christina, I highly doubt that any of you would have said these things about Simon Cowell on American Idol, and he was far more petty and harsh then Christina has ever been. From what I saw tonight, both of Melanie’s performances were pitchy and underwhelming, and that is what Christina pointed out. Also, with regards to Amanda, tonight, the only words that came out of Christina’s mouth were “great job Amanda” as MJ posted. Whether you agree with them or not, the WOMAN is allowed to have her opinion, and at least she shares it. She is being paid $10 million which is an obscene amount of money, but at least she is doing her job and JUDGING, which is more than I can say for another former Mickey Mouse Club member on that other show making $18 million…

  • hcpoirot

    My prediction who will be going home:

    – melanie. She didnot shine with 2 songs this week. Its a pity specially for Crazy song. Amanda will totally kill this song. Not to mention she is the weakest singer left. Even Casadee sing better than her now.

    – Trevin. Though he had one of the strongest vocal left, but the song choice are worst and worst each week.

  • hcpoirot

    And though I love love Nicholas voice, his choices of songs so far are even older then Trevin songs.

    What happened with ceelo keep giving his singers oldies songs? Except for Usher song, others are from 90s and older. (for Trevin and Nicholas)

  • Nosgoth1979

    For all of Cassadee’s
    talent, I can’t really get into her singing. Trevin, however, blows me away
    anytime he does an R&B song! Unfortunately because of a small emergency, I
    actually missed this episode of The Voice as it aired, and to make matters
    worse, I forgot all about setting my DVR. It makes me glad one of my coworkers
    at DISH talked me into getting a Hopper a few months back. It’s a whole-home
    DVR from DISH that has this feature called PrimeTime Anytime which records the
    four major networks every night during primetime. So it automatically recorded The
    Voice for me and although it was hard to avoid spoilers, I was able to go back
    and watch it this morning.