Hey guys! I’m filling in again. I feel like a jack of all trades. Anyway, come join me tonight as I live blog the 2nd night of the Top 20 vocalists on The Voice. Tonight, Team Christina and Team Cee-Lo, which means TREVIN. :) You know I’m happy about that.

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As we head into the show, I want to say that Cassadee Pope was a lot better last night than a lot of people make her out to be. That comes with the experience that she has.

And we are on. Cee-Lo is dressed insane again, and not to be outdone, Christina is wearing a blue dress, and is sporting a fan. But she doesn’t slightly resemble an American flag, so I have to give 1 point to Team Cee-Lo for “bizarre attire”.

Christina’s boobs are out of control. I suppose that’s what Carson Daly means by her looking “patriotic”.

Kicking off the night are Teams Christina and Cee-Lo performing Sing. Nicholas David looks awkward in a group number. He also sounds awkward on the song. That’s what I hate about group numbers, there’s no way they can pick a number for all contestants. Some people are just not going to be right for the song. Trevin’s big solo is a long run near the end of the song. lol

Adriana Louise- Team Christina- “Firework” by Katy Perry
Christina remarks about Adriana hitting a big note at the end (during rehearsal) that Katy doesn’t hit. I think Christina has three girls on her team that are essentially the same artist. So Adriana needs to really command this performance. Her entrance is sort of like “Where’s Waldo?” as the cameraman tries to find her. The audience isn’t clapping in rhythm, and it almost throws her in the beginning. It’s a little shouty for me, but it’s obvious that Adriana has a strong instrument in there. But the whole thing is an eleven the whole time. I’m surprised she still has a voice when this is over. That felt like it hurt. She is the first performance of the night, which could hurt her in the votes, but it doesn’t mean Christina won’t pick her. All the judges loved it. Cee-Lo calls her “worthy competition”.

To Vote for Adriana: 1-866- U-LOVE- 01 or text 1 to 8642

Christina Milian reminds us that she’s getting paid to be here.

Cody Belew- Team Cee-Lo- “One More Try”
Cody Belew has a large black woman trapped in him. His voice cracks in rehearsals. I feel like Cody doesn’t stick to a genre or a style, and isn’t sure where he fits as an artist. This is kind of boring, and Cody tries to do awkward movements to spice things up. This isn’t a movement piece, Cody. This is a ballad. To his credit, Cody’s voice is spot on. Really good vocal. I thought Cody would be done this week, but he might have just given himself a shot at sticking around. Adam said it was brilliant, and he’s a believer now. Blake says Team Cee-Lo has many threats, and says that Cody is one of his wife’s favorites. He says it’s his best performance yet. Christina also says Cody is one of her favorites. Cee-Lo says he was pleasantly surprised.

To Vote for Cody: 1-866-U-LOVE 02 or text 2 to 8642

Taylor Kinney showed up to plug Chicago Fire (AFTER THE VOICE TONIGHT? NO WAY! YOU DON’T SAY?!).

DeBorah- Team Christina- “Who Knew” by Pink
Shaky start. Not quite on pitch. When it gets to the chorus, she gets better and starts hitting the notes. Her vibrato is a little wide, which causes her to sometimes be just above and below the note, and not actually on the note. She gets better and better as the song goes on and becomes a rock anthem. Deborah loses the vibrato in favor of the rock grit. The ending is not on pitch thoough. I like DeBorah, but that wasn’t a strong performance. I think she still has a shot based on previous performances. Cee-Lo loves her. Adam says there is only one DeBorah. Blake says her voice is powerful. Christina says she commands the show more than anyone else on the show.

To Vote for DeBorah: 1-866-U-LOVE 03 or text 3 to 8642

Diego Val- Team Cee-Lo- “Bailamos” by Enrique Iglesias
I’m not sure how Diego is still in the competition. However, his voice isn’t awful. It’s just more of the same Diego. All judges liked him. Cee-Lo says Diego’s voice was strained, and tells Diego that he’s in a safe place. I wish I could say more about Diego, but it was typical Diego. Cee-Lo acknowledges it wasn’t his best vocal.

To Vote for Diego: 1-866-U-LOVE 04 or text 4 to 8642

Mackenzie Bourg- Team Cee-Lo- “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
He likes how Cee-Lo pushes him. This is the perfect song choice for him. Hope he doesn’t mess it up. By the way… he IS a WGWG. I wonder if that statistic will help him. Hmmmm. He looks like Grant Gustin from Glee. He’s not one of the strongest vocalists in the competition, but he’s trying really hard to give an adequate performance. He has zero stage presence without his guitar. That could be a problem. It’s a nice performance, but not great. I would think he could wipe the floor with Diego though. Adam calls him an “American Idol”, but doesn’t think he can win The Voice. Blake babbles a bit about artistry. Christina would like to see MacKenzie step outside of the box and be more vulnerable (I feel Teenage Dream in his future). Cee-Lo thought he did a great job, but wants more energy.

To Vote for MacKenzie: 1-866-U-LOVE 05 or text 5 to 8642

Devyn Deloera- Team Christina- “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis
She’s shy. She’s coming out of her shell. She struggles a bit with getting in the beat at the beginning, but she works into it really quickly. There’s more actual singing in this song than what Adriana did earlier (even though Firework is a harder song). What I mean is that Devyn isn’t just shouting the entire song. We call this “dynamics”, as she switches through mezzo-piano to forte and fortissimo and so on. Great vocal. Cee-Lo says it wasn’t her best performance, and thinks she’s a better singer than this performance. No one boos him. Interesting. Blake thought it wasn’t soft enough (WTF. Really?) Carson skips Adam. Christina notices that Adam didn’t speak, but goes on anyway. She believes it showcased a softer side of Devyn.

To Vote for Devyn: 1-866-U-LOVE 06 or text 6 to 8642

Nicholas David- Team Cee-Lo- “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White
Nicholas wants America to fall in love with him. Awwwww. His voice is a nice throwback. I’ve been waiting to see how America will take to him on the whole. He’s so unique and specific. Thank God he’s not doing something like Firework. He’s a little awkward on stage. They’ve cleaned him up a bit. His beard is trimmed a bit. His hair is clean, and pulled back out of his face. The crowd went apeshit. Adam had to shut them up just to speak to Nicholas. Adam said he wants to make a baby after hearing that song. Blake says Nicholas is his favorite singer on Team Cee-Lo. Cee-Lo says he ca do no wrong. Christina doesn’t speak.

To Vote for Nicholas: 1-866-U-LOVE 07 or text 7 to 8642

Sylvia Yacoub- Team Christina- “The One That Got Away”
Sylvia wants to play piano at the beginning. This is a really cool cover. And a really small baby grand piano on the stage. This girl is going to stay in the competition. Best performance of the night so far. She just destroyed that. I’m surprised she didn’t get a standing ovation. Cee-Lo says it was his favorite performance of the night and compliments her musicianship. Adam says that Sylvia deserves to move forward. He says she’ll be fine. Christina says she understands Sylvia, and Sylvia understands her. Christina also calls her an artist.

To Vote for Sylvia: 1-866-U-LOVE 08 or text 8 to 8642

Dez Duron- Team Christina- “Wanna Make You Feel”
Shaky vocals throughout. He needs a different song. This is a bizarre song choice. I think he might go home this week. Adam says the girls love him, and he has a great voice, but the song wasn’t right for him. Blake is upset Dez didn’t choose him. Christina gives Dez a standing ovation, and says he’s improved a lot. She says he’s the full package.

To Vote for Dez: 1-866-U-LOVE 09 or text 9 to 8642

Trevin Hunte- Team Cee-Lo- “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Michael Bolton
Trevin has lost some weight. Cee-Lo wants to strip the song down. He’s a little behind in the tempo in spots at the beginning. He touches his ear like he’s having trouble hearing through his earpiece. That may be it. This is a terrific vocal. I hope America loves him as much as I do. His voice is endless. I think he can win. Fantastic. He got a partial standing O, I think , at least from Adam and Cee-Lo. The audience doesn’t stop cheering. Carson shuts them up. Blake says Trevin moved him. Christina says he’s captivating. Cee-Lo says he’s speechless, and then says Trevin was wonderful. He says Trevin can win the whole thing.

To Vote for Trevin: 1-866-U-LOVE-10 or text 10 to 8642

Carson is speaking so fast. Trying to get this in under time, but it’s gonna go over.

My favorites tonight: Trevin and Sylvia.
SHOULD also make it through: Cody and Devyn.
WILL also make it through: Nicholas and DeBorah.

MIGHT go home tomorrow: Adriana and MacKenzie.
SHOULD go home tomorrow: Dez and Diego

Join me tomorrow night when I do a special Top 12 Power Rankings for The Voice (and possibly also X-Factor). Hope you enjoyed tonight’s show as much as I did. Who are your favorites? Sound off in the comments below!

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

     From the group song, it looks as though the girls are far better than the guys. Which means X-tina must be happy right now, since she mainly got girls in her team.

  • http://twitter.com/georgiarealist Susan Burge

    Purrfect  is back!

  • http://twitter.com/georgiarealist Susan Burge

    Purrfect  is back!

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

    Noticing some pitch problems with both performances, so far. 

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

    Noticing some pitch problems with both performances, so far. 

  • Jordana33

    Go Cody! Nice start for team Cee Lo, and good song choice. 

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

    Go Bam Bam; he’s my fav in Ceelos’ team and I truly hope Americans will vote him through :)  He really do have a good voice!!!

  • Jordana33

    I think De’borah and I have the same taste in music, LOL. Her performance started out a little weak but improved coming towards the end. I loved her energy even though it wasn’t her best vocal. 

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

    Xtina pushes her talents to the max with her song choices; D’Bo is currently her strongest in my own opinion.  What I love about D’Bo is she just gave her all be it vocal and performance wise everytime sher hits the stage.  That girl seriously has stamina!!!

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

    Yes!!! My first eye candy is up :)  Hoping he’ll deliver ;)

  • Jordana33

    I really like Diego Val, but an Enrique Iglesias song wasn’t the best choice for him. He’s much better when he’s rocking it out. Cee Lo has such a strong team that I think he’s going to be in danger with that choice.

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

     If Diego had moved a little bit like Ricky, he would’ve convinced everyone of his commitment with this song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PamelaBrownReid Pamela Brown Reid

    I actually liked Cody’s version of George Michael’s “One More Try.” I listened to the “Faith” album over and over in the late 1980s, so consider myself somewhat of an expert. :) It was a good performance.

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

    Totally agree with X-tina about stepping out of the comfort zone. There’s just so much Teen Pop songs one can take in a roll.

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

    Devyn have such lovely hair.

  • Jordana33

    Cee Lo hasn’t been picking the best songs for his contestants.

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

     And her voice isn’t bad either!
    ;D

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

     And her voice isn’t bad either!
    ;D

  • Jordana33

    I agree with the judges about Mackenzie. He’s kind of adorable. The song choice was not necessarily the best for him, but I think it was a smart one for getting votes. 

  • Jordana33

    I agree with the judges about Mackenzie. He’s kind of adorable. The song choice was not necessarily the best for him, but I think it was a smart one for getting votes. 

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

    I find it difficult to envision ppl picking up the phone for Nicolas; but I hope they will.  His voice is smooth as silk.

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

    I find it difficult to envision ppl picking up the phone for Nicolas; but I hope they will.  His voice is smooth as silk.

  • 1rollbounce2

    WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE NICHOLAS!!!!!!! 
    Ce Lo nailed it with his comments about his voice too….love this guy!!!!

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

    WOW SYLVIA!!!! She totally made me a fan :)

  • http://twitter.com/WiltedYouth Tomas

    Wow, Christina really enjoys trolling the Katy Perry songbook. I swear, every season she makes at least one of her singers do a Katy Perry song. Now tonight she’s had two of them sing KP. Either she’s lazy and doesn’t know where else to look, or she REALLY loves those songs.

  • Jordana33

    Nicolas is one of my favorites too. There’s something special about him, so I hope people vote. BTW, I think he has his own style of swagger. He doesn’t need more!

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Dez is CUTE!!!!!!!

  • Jordana33

    Dez. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

    Phew, thank goodness Dez showed that he is not just a pretty face :)

  • Jordana33

    Sylvia really surprised me. That was one of the best performances tonight, which is weird, because I’ve disliked all of her former performances. Now I’m torn……. 

  • http://txproheirfinder.com/ Connie D

    Wow!  Cody Belew’s studio version of “One More Try” on iTunes sounds better than the original. Absolutely exquisite.

  • http://twitter.com/WiltedYouth Tomas

    I feel the same way. Always thought she was fodder because she, Devyn and Adriana are so similar (and I always pegged Adriana as the best of them), but tonight she really impressed me.

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

    Another great pimp spot; Trevor pulled it back beautifully.  What is it about the rolled up pants though…

  • http://www.facebook.com/PamelaBrownReid Pamela Brown Reid

    Might have to check that out. Thanks for the tip.

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

     I thought Sylvia was great!

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

    Team Xtina is Sylvia by a mile (to me she’s the best of the night).  Team CeeLo is a toss between Trevor & Cody, Trevor’s vocals are richer but Cody has more colours for me.

  • chillj

    Dez is too calculated.  I get the feeling he spends a lot of time in  front of a mirror.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    CODY BELEW FTW! He was amazing once again tonight!
    Great song choice! He looked like a pro star up there in stage. And his voice was so flawless.
    Gonna go cast my vote for him right now!
    I am so impressed with you Bam Bam! 

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I am gonna buy Cody´s song  now.

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

    I gotta say I’m more than pleased with what I’ve been getting from The Voice! All that circus nonsense on stage from similar shows does piss me off!

  • nncw

    My favorites for the night – Cody, Nicholas, Sylvia and Trevin. Really enjoyed the show tonight for pure music entertainment. My least favorites are: Devyn, Mackenzie and Diego. 

  • Jordana33

    My favorite on team Xtina is still De’ borah, but Devyn gave a decent performance and Sylvia really had a moment tonight. I still miss Aquile, though.  I’m sure the audience will vote for Dez because he’s cute. He also won’t have to worry about splitting votes with another guy, since he’s the only guy on Xtina’s team. 

  • chillj

    DeBorah is usually excellent.  I thought this performance was disappointing; the vocal wasn’t strong and the stage performance was a little frantic. 

  • bahogbugan_simj

    uh i like Cody the best and i wasn’t even expecting him to be the best in terms of vocal especially with his snoozy song. too bad, MacKenzie is going to take his spot (although i didn’t think MacKenzie was awful but Cody definitely sang better)

    Trevin dialed it back, not perfect but it was actually pleasant and he didn’t sound like a squealing pig so i’m not hating. but can “they” be a little more creative with his song choices?

    relatively disappointing night compared to Monday. i liked at least 5 singers in the first live show. for tonight, Cody was good. i guess Trevin and Nicholas were okay (although again the song choices didn’t make me want to grab a phone and vote for them unlike last Monday)

  • tomr

    Somewhat better than Monday. Liked Cody, DeBorah, and Mackenzie the best.  Get Nicholas off my screen…he ruined a classic.

  • http://twitter.com/shining4moon Tun Moon

    Christina looks gorgeous in blue dress tonite…
    my fav  is… Dez , Silvia & Trevor….
    and the rest is not bad either :)

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

    And this is the sad yet weird problem with The Voice. I have watched it every week and have been loving it. Great talent! Tonight, I decided to watch XFactor and catch up with this show through Youtube plus the recap. So, I’m reading the recap and am like, “Huh? Who’s Diego? Dez. Why don’t I remember Dez? Deborah was the Urkle chick, but who was Trevin Hunte?”  There is something wrong, here. I could associate the names of the contestants on X Factor with a face and voice, but I can’t do that with The Voice. I wonder what the issue is. How is that the other shows are able to quickly brand the contestants in the early rounds so they are easily identifiable once the live rounds begin?

  • kmd23

     I hope MacKenzie stays. I liked MacKenzie, Silvia,Trevor, and Dez the best. I actually hope that Nicholas stays as he is unique.

  • durbesque

    I picked up the phone for Nicholas, ha!….mainly because the others don’t need it…Silvia, Cody, Mackenzie, Dez, Trevin, loved them too.  Usually I’m lucky to find one that I really like. 

  • bahogbugan_simj

    X-Factor contestants = LED lights

    yup i can definitely brand them easily that way

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

    Damn this is great Xtina/Blake duet Just A Fool 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YUOkFzdrvrw#!

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

    Faves tonight:
    Cody, De’borah, Dez, and Trevyn.

    Alternates:
    Sylvia and Mckenzie

    The only one I liked on XFactor is Carly Sinclair(?)

  • XJakutaX

    Team Cee Lo: Cody & Trevin (America’s picks) + Nicolas (Coaches save)

    Team Christina: Sylvia & Dez (America’s picks) + DeBorah (Coaches save)

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

    Cody still stepping it up vocally, but his moves are stupid. lol

    Nicholas was good. But I’d rather listening him doing something mroe yatch rock, not Barry White. But he deserves a spot on the next level. He’s the kind of singer that you don’t expect a big moment, you just like to listening it on and on.

    Trevin is more controlled proving he isn’t a Jacob 2.0. Much better than before.

    Sylvia was amazing if you compare her with the other performances. Overall, she was very good.

    The rest was mediocre.

  • Jordana33

    After tonight, the contestants I’m most interested in seeing in the top 12 are:

    Xtina:    De’borah 
    Cee Lo:  Cody, Nicholas and Mackenzie
    Blake:    Terry, Michaela and maybe Casaddee.
    Adam:    Amanda and Melanie

    I’m pretty sure that Sylvia and Trevin will make it into the top twelve. They aren’t my personal favorites, but they’ve definitely earned the spot.  

  • nncw

    Thanks so much for the link – fantastic collaboration and just love the song. 

  • alonzo7

    Love the ease of voting for The Voice-can rewatch and vote in the morning.
    I voted for Sylvia,Dez and Cody-figured Trevon would get through easily-looks like another same style winner this year with Trevon.

  • hcpoirot

    Trevin need to sing other songs then ballads. He already sang Mariah carey and Michael Bolton. Hoping Cee Lo didnot give him Whitney or Celine Dion songs next.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    i just came in here to say…………that Devyn girl is soooooooo HOT!

  • mtlfan2

    Loved Trevin and Sylvia!!

  • Jordana33

    If anyone is interested in comparing You tube views, here are the contestants ranked in order of increasing views, as of this afternoon for each night. Amanda’s numbers are crazy! Contestants with ** are ones who had a significantly high proportion of “dislikes”.  

    Team Adam and Blake (Night 1):

    Liz Davis: 60,100
    Loren Allred: 83,846
    Michaela Paige: 91,607
    Joselyn Rivera: 92,734 **
    Terry Mc Dermott: 108,049
    Julio Cesar Castillo: 114,255
    Bryan Keith: 129,883
    Melanie Martinez: 164,790
    Cassadee Pope: 234,425
    Amanda Brown: 568,932

    Team Xtina and Cee Lo (Night 2):

    Nicholas David: 35,406
    Devyn De Loera: 35,632
    Adriana Louise: 35,685**
    Mackenzie Bourg: 46441
    Dez Duron: 47040
    Trevin Hunte: 48614
    Sylvia Yacoub:  50734