The Voice 4 Top 10 Recap and Videos Live Blog

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It was two steps back for Josiah Hawley, after breaking through with a Script cover last week. He couldn’t pull of the tricky Coldplay song Usher chose for him, leaving me to wonder if last week’s triumph was a fluke.  He’s easy on the eyes AND plays the guitar, but he better watch out for those fellow guitar strummers, the Swon Brothers. They get stronger every week, and I suspect they’ll be waving at Josiah in their rear view mirrors fairly soon.

After a string of wow performances, Amber Carrington couldn’t elevate her cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” beyond competent karaoke. Judith Hill finally paid tribute to her hero Michael Jackson, but unfortunately chose the wrong song. That’s two front runners who disappointed this week.

Not disappointing, were Sasha Allen, Sarah Simmons and Michelle Chamuel.  Sasha tackled a pop song, and won. Michelle continued to delight with another unique and compelling performance. And Sarah literally jumped out of the box to reveal an edgy, sexy side to her performing style. The best of the night. Easily.

Small Wonder Danielle Bradbery continued to defy logic, as the girl with no prior experience who performs like she was born on a stage. It’s almost creepy. But it’s not.

Weirdest performance of the night goes to Holly Tucker who opened the show with a popular church hymn, “How Great Thou Art.”  No doubt Holly is the hit of her church choir, but the competition stage? I’m not so sure.

The night was overshadowed by the devastating news coming out of Oklahoma. With both coach Blake Shelton and finalists, the Swon Brothers, hailing from the area, it set a somber tone for the next two hours. Maybe opening the show with a hymn wasn’t a bad idea after all.

The Voice Top 10 sing for YOUR votes tonight! I’ll be liveblogging the performances right here.

OOOOHHH. Adam Levine isn’t sitting in his chair as the live show begins! That’s because he’s about to perform with Maroon 5. The new single “Love Somebody” is super-duper poppy, with a swooping hook. The song is like colored cotton candy. The entire band is dressed in white, as if they were all heading to a summer party. Now we get a sneak peek of the video as we head to commercial.

Cee Lo Green is on hand to help Shakira mentor her team. He helped her arrange a song for one of her team members. The mentors have all returned to help out. Carson shouts out to the folks of Oklahoma who have just experienced a devastating tornado.  Blake Shelton, an Oklahoma homeboy, is devastated, but pledges to put his feelings aside tonight for his team.

Holly Tucker – Team Blake – How Great Thou Art – This week, Blake wants to tap into Holly’s gospel roots.  She grew up in the church and refuses to hide that aspect of her personality.  So she picks an old fashioned hymn and sings it like she’s part of the Sunday school choir.  For an overtly religious song to win over the believers and the non-believers, it’s got to be knock-your-socks-off great, and that just wasn’t. Holly has demonstrated, throughout the competition, that she has a powerful voice, but there’s always a disconnect.  This week was a little better, but that performanced should have given me goosebumps to work. She could be in trouble this week, unless theres a Christian contingent that comes out to vote. Usher felt she made an incredible statement, but a different shift for her. Sharkira is moved and calls it “heavenly” She also admires the control she has over her instrument.  Adam says it epitomizes the show–the purity of the voice. Blake has never heard her sing so strong before. He felt she turned it up a notch–her most important performance. 1-855-864-2301 Sprint Text 1 to 8642 -   Download from iTunes

Judith Hill – Team Adam – The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson – Judith has a very emotional attachment to MJ, and is hesitant to perform his music, because it hurts her that some people feel she’s taking advantage of that relationship. Both Adam and mentor Hillary Scott encourage her to honor her friend.  So an MJ song it is, this week. Judith starts off the song slow and jazzy, before she kicks into the familiar upbeat arrangement. Out of all of the MJ songs she had to choose from, I don’t get this pick. It’s a pleasant mid-tempo tune, but there’s not much there to play with. She’s trying to jazz it up and near the end she throws in a few impressive adlibs, but it’s not one of her best performances.  She tears up as the crowd cheers and Carson comforts her, assuring that the crowd loved her homage. Blake liked the way she changed it up. Usher loves MJ. He was emotional too. Nobody wants to really critique her performance. Adam notes the receptive audience and hopes Judith now understands that singing an MJ song is not exploitation. –  1-855-864-2302 Sprint Text 2 to 8642  Download from iTunes

Christina Milian is up in the skybox wasting time. Filler. That’s her job! Josiah comes from a large family and tells a story about scaring away one of his sister’s boyfriends. Michelle and Josiah are BFFs. WHO KNEW.

The Swon Brothers – Team Blake - How Country Feels by Randy Houser - Blake wants to give the duo a rock edge this week. Sheryl gives the guys pointers on their phrasing. Blake done good choosing this song for the boys. Their harmonies are spot on, and the harder sound gives them some edge. The two trade off leads impressively. Lots of ease in that performance. These boys aren’t going anywhere. They are also from Oklahoma and have a few words to say to their people back home. The boys thoughts are with them. Oh. These two are DEFINITELY not going anywhere. The duo make Shakira feel like she’s had a double latte. In other words, they make her feel good. The older Swon’s “scream face” skeers Adam! He’s has had to slap them around a bit, but things are coming together for the guys. They have the potential to be stars, says Blake. 1-855-864-2303 Sprint Text 3 to 8642 Download from iTunes

Amber Carrington – Team Adam –  Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson –  ”Hillary totally gets me!”, says Amber. Adam compares his team member  to Kelly–someone who can cross over between pop and country. As a small town girl, Amber says she really connects to the lyrics and is looking to have another moment. Welp. Not this week, I’m afraid. Her lower register is weak and breathy. The song doesn’t pop until she hits the big notes in the chorus, but even then, her performance is underwhelming. This, from a contestant who has been pretty great every week.  Queen Kelly is a pretty tough act to follow. Amber needed to find a way to make it hers, but even the wind machine blowing her flowy skirt failed to help. A very uncharacteristically karaoke performance from Amber.  You look great in wind,” says Blake. He thought the song choice was a good call. Usher enjoyed it, loved he arrangement. Shakira felt the song was right in her wheelhouse. Adam is impressed that Amber can go from singing Rihanna to Kelly, who has one of the best voices in the business. He FRIGGING LOVES HER.1-855-864-2304 Sprint Text 4 to 8642   Download from iTunes

Sasha Allan - Team Shakira – Next to Me by Emile Sande - Sasha is thrilled to be mentored by TWO Voice coaches. She’s happy to be singing an upbeat song this week.  What I liked about Sasha’s interpretation of this song was the way she built and varied her phrasing with each verse. By the last chorus, her vocals explode. It’s thrilling. Not one dull moment in this performance.  Yes. Sasha can sing pop songs convincingly, in case you were wondering.  She’s totally one of my favs. Cee Lo is very impressed with Sasha. – Adam was really happy that she interpreted a pop song. He’s super proud of her. Blake thought the “fit” Shakira was having during Sasha’s performance was “awesome.” Usher is impressed that she put her own texture on a song outside of her comfort zone. Shakira is proud that Sasha was able to completely rock a current song. - 1-855-864-2305 Sprint Text 5 to 8642 Download from iTunes

Josiah Hawley – Team Usher – Clocks by Coldplay – I have a feeling Josiah will NEVER LOSE THAT GUITAR. And it’s probably smart, even when he barely plays it, like tonight. WGWG for the win!  Josiah’s vocal limitation are on display in the upper reaches of this song, where his voice literally fades out. He has NO falsetto. I don’t understand why Usher gave him this rangy, difficult to sing, tune. Josiah needs to stick in that small window in the middle of his range where he sounds best. Last week was a win, because “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” hit right in his sweet spot. Shakira has trouble with ANYONE covering Coldplay, but appreciates his attempt. Adam agrees with Shakria. It was a good performance, but there were moments where he didn’t seem comfortable. Inconsistent. The coaches keep bringing up his last game-changing performance. This week isn’t measuring up. Usher doesn’t completely agree, but believes his PERSONALITY continues to grow. Watch the girls scream. He doesn’t say it, but the singing is obviously secondary to Josiah’s personality and charisma, like that OTHER Usher protege. Ahem. 1-855-864-2306 Sprint Text 6 to 8642   Download from iTunes

Danielle Bradbery – Team Blake – Heads Carolina, Tails California by Jo Dee Messina –  In order to help Danielle make a connection to what she’s singing, mentor, Sheryl Crow, talks about her experience battling breast cancer, and how it opened her up.  I’m not sure 16 year old Danielle can relate to what she’s talking about. Mortality is an abstract concept to a kid.  Sheryl gives Danielle practical advice, suggesting she pick one person in the audience and deliver the song. Blake calls Danielle his “retirement.”  On stage, scary preternatural performer, Danielle, continues to be scary! But in the best possible way. She sings with ease, like she’s been doing it forever in a former life. She probably has.  I don’t think a connection to what she’s singing is a problem. She’s such a natural, I buy what she’s selling.  As she gains life experience, that connection will naturally deepen. In the meantime, this gal is radio ready. Usher says she made country cool. She’s a shining star for Team Blake. Adam is blown away by her poise and casual attitude. Blake loved the way she can deliver a country lyric. He predicts the song will shoot up the chart, because people believe her when she sings.  1-855-864-2307 Sprint Text 7 to 8642Download from iTunes

Kris Thomas – Team Shakira – Adorn by Miguel – Kris has not been lucky in love, which is why he connects to the big ballads he sings.  Performing a hopeful, happy song will be a departure for him. Cee Lo gives him pointers on how to make his performance sexier. But Kris doesn’t have it in him. While Miguel is literally sex on a stick when he performs this song, Kris interprets it as if he were the non-threatening lead singer of an 80′s boy band. It’s all innocent puppy love.  It’s still a decent performance, even if Kris never seems entirely comfortable in his skin. Adam thought it was a good performance, but wants to feel him thinking less. He needs to have more fun. Usher feels Kris can do anything. But agrees with Adam that Kris thinks too much. Maybe it wasn’t the right song, he says. Shakira disagrees and becomes a little defensive, accusing her fellow coaches of being too picky when they call him “nervous.” Usher points out that he didn’t use the word “nervous.” Yes, there is a difference between overthinking a performance and being straight up nervous, Shakira! She talks over Usher until he’s left hiding behind his chair. 1-855-864-2308 Sprint Text 8 to 8642  Download from iTunes

Christina Milian Blah blah blah. Danielle got a shout out from Joe Dee Messina. Kris calls Cee Lo the king of sexy.

Sarah Simmons – Team Adam – Mamma Knows Best by Jesse J. – This song was Sarah’s pick! Adam likes the choice, but feels it’s essential she works on vocal control. She’s less Jesse J and more Fiona Apple on this song, which is a good thing.  She growls her way through the performance with ATTITUDE–flirting with the guitar players as she struts confidently across the stage. It’s a side of Sarah we haven’t seen yet and I like it!  A sultry, impassioned performance, Sarah is full of surprises, which should keep her in the competition for now. Blake says she radiated sexy tonight, and turned the corner musically. “That was rock n roll,” he says.  Usher calls it an incredible performance.  Adam is fanning himself. “I love hearing Blake wetting his pants over you.”  Adam believes it was the performance of the night.1-855-864-2309 Sprint Text 9 to 8642   Download from iTunes

Michelle Chamuel – Team Usher – Just Give Me A Reason by Pink –  Usher gave Michelle a song that was heavily built with emotion, and would also show her range. Pharrell calls her a “monster singer” with the potential to have a long career.  Another impressive vocal performance from Michelle.  Her voice is truly an instrument. She has the ability to go from broken vulnerability to strength within the space of a song. She’s theatrical, unique, and absolutely compelling to watch– but without overplaying her hand. I hope she makes the finals, and if she keeps turning out show stopping performances like this, she will.  Adam is a fan. He’s proud. Blake loves her drama. Usher feels THAT was the performance of the night. 1-855-864-2310 Sprint Text 10 to 8642 –  Download from iTunes

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

    Josiah could potentially be dripping with sexiness with ‘clocks’.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Cool lighting effects!

  • matt89

    nothing really separating this maroon 5 song from any other maroon 5 song

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

    Only that it’s a fraction worse.

  • BonnieDee

    They’re the best part of the song.

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

    Migrane inducing lights. I have to turn away. Does Adam sound bad or is it me?

  • matt89

    he sounds just like “meh”. pretty boring song

  • bridgette12

    It’s Maroon 5, pretty much every song sounds alike.

  • BonnieDee

    B.S. that they are making Holly go early again!!!!

  • matt89

    trippy music video

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

    Every time I hear that Olly Murs song Troublemaker, I think it’s a Maroon 5 song too.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not fond of this song either.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Actually, I was just thinking that too.

  • bridgette12

    Blake just accidently ended up with a all country team?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So the coaches are choosing the songs again?

  • bridgette12

    I don’t understand Blake choosing this song for Holly.

  • matt89

    Oh my….pitchy to start? Sounds like she missed the 1st note

  • BonnieDee

    She sounds wonderful

  • BonnieDee

    Ummmm no.

  • bridgette12

    They must have changed stylist, because Holly is looking good, nice make up and pretty dress.

  • sweetmm

    I just read the song spoilers; I can’t believe my jest last week of Josiah singing Coldplay could come true :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Beautiful song. Holly’s singing well. Nice.

  • BonnieDee

    She didn’t do as well as her recorded version.

  • matt89

    Was just very average for me

  • BonnieDee

    I don’t understand her having to perform early every week.

  • sweetmm

    Hate the song choice but Holly sang it well.

  • H.A.

    That was a good vocal performance. Carrie really emoted the song better but Holly did a nice job.

  • Jordana33

    Holly bores me to tears. I’m sure the voters will love her.

  • Morgan Williams

    Yesssssss

  • bridgette12

    I guess they are trying to spread out the country singers and unfortunately for her, she’s has been the weakest one the last couple of weeks.

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

    Technically, the coaches always choose the song. It’s just that some contestants have a particular song they want or have a stronger POV.

  • girlygirl

    more than he already does? :)

  • matt89

    Unlike Vedo, no worries here for Judith taking on MJ, being she rehearsed and sung with him

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

    That was a snore fest.

  • soccerboi

    Who in the world is going to download that song by Holly…Come on Blake coach her…its all about what songs can sell

  • Jordana33

    Carrie??

  • H.A.

    Underwood.

  • BonnieDee

    Lots of people will download it.

  • Jordana33

    Last week, some of the songs were chosen by contestants, so I don’t know if there’s a general rule. Honestly, I think the contestants should be picking their songs most of the time.

  • chillj

    When I saw Carrie singing that song, my goosebumps reproduced. This performance was good, but that one was unforgettable.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s what I thought. I agree that the contestants should be picking their own songs.

  • ht23

    I’m not even a fan of hers, but just let the girl perform on the second half of the show!

  • Jordana33

    Based on the taste of these voters, I think you’re right.

  • chillj

    Heh.

  • chillj

    That was better than the song. I loved the drips.

  • soccerboi

    No they won’t…I would bet it will not crack the top 100.

  • chillj

    Not his best, but it will hit radio well.

  • soccerboi

    and certainly no one will vote for that performance, sorry

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Judith’s styling is always so amazing. Good performance.

  • bridgette12

    Sorry Judith, but I’m hating this arrangement.

  • matt89

    for once, I really feel like Judith is connecting. She’s certainly bringing it. Loved it

  • BonnieDee

    Her recorded version is incredible. It’s a challenge having to go early AGAIN, but Holly has fans and lots of people will buy it.

  • sweetmm

    That Is a SHOW by itself; thanks Judith <3

  • LeoCS

    Wow. Judith killing it. That performance deserved a S-0 from ALL the judges.

  • Morgan Williams

    Judith really have a nice soulful voice! I love Michael Jackson too.

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

    The mad hairstylists got to her this week!

  • H.A.

    I wish Adam picked a better song for Judith but it wasn’t the trainwreck I expected.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Cute avatar, btw.

  • BonnieDee

    I didn’t think it was very good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Adam looks so different in that button-down shirt. It’s like his natural “uniform” is a T-shirt. lol

  • soccerboi

    I like Judith BUT she almost seems too professional. Its almost like she is a ringer…not sure she can get to the end if only because of her likability..talented?….no doubt…likable? uh Im not so sure

  • LeoCS

    did u expect a trainwreck from Judith? lol.

  • BonnieDee

    I thought she was much better last week.

  • bridgette12

    Her vocals were really good, but didn’t like the arrangement at all.

  • chillj

    I have very mixed feelings about her; I am not sure what to make of her. (But she sure has a spectacular wardrobe!)

  • chillj

    His arms look too big for it.

  • H.A.

    It’s kind of hard to do a Michael Jackson song without sounding karaoke. This one isn’t one of my favorites.

  • chillj

    I think she would have been in trouble this round without a song like that. She was iffy last week; that will keep her in the contest.

  • bridgette12

    Me to, last week’s song didn’t feel like it was forced like this one. She was trying to have a moment with it and it failed for me.

  • soccerboi

    NO doubt…she has a stylist and she can dress

  • H.A.

    It’s not a crime to be too professional. I prefer that they have some experience.

  • bridgette12

    Sheryl looks great.

  • BonnieDee

    Yes I think that’s it. I loved her performance last week.

  • Jordana33

    Judith is very good at performing the hell out of songs I don’t like. Not sure how she does it. However, I still wish Adam had picked a better song for her than this. Why not something from the 21st century like Alicia Keys?

  • matt89

    Swon Bros. just don’t do anything for me

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The older Swon is a better singer than the younger one.

  • BonnieDee

    Something seems off here with the Swon Brothers.

  • bridgette12

    The Swon Brothers sure are performing with more confidence.

  • BonnieDee

    I’m not feeling it either but they will still probably shoot to the top of Itunes.

  • sweetmm

    Energetic & entertaining these brothers are ;)

  • Morgan Williams

    Now I know how country feels…. That was cute

  • Jordana33

    I hope you’re right.

  • soccerboi

    Some experience yes…but she sang with Micheal Jackson for Gods sake…she had record contracts and couldnt make it work…she aint gonna win this thing…Im just saying

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    Finally a CURRENT country song! Even I know this one. Swon Brothers will get tons of votes!!

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

    I have the feeling that if big bro had little bro’s looks, he’d have gone solo.

  • LeoCS

    did she release an album with a major label? I didn’t know that.

  • H.A.

    The Swon Brothers are a dime a dozen but I think there is room for them in country and can actually do very well. I like them.

  • Morgan Williams

    Holly sounded nice also…. l didn’t hear any issues

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.schmidt.94009 Lucy Schmidt

    It was good but wasn’t “Great.”

  • Sandy

    zzzzzz! They actually look like mini-Blakes, they could be the Swon trio.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Gotta say I LOVE the Swon Bros. They did GREAT..
    I really can see him do well in country music scene.

  • YankeeFan08

    The Swon brothers were fun! Love their energy and enthusiasm. First performance I enjoyed tonight. Didn’t care for Holly at all … either the song or her performance. She sounded pitchy to me. As for Judith, the arrangement was very odd. I didn’t care for it.

  • soccerboi

    Swon Bros are nice…but I just dont see STAR potential in them…I could be wrong although I never have been . :)

  • Jordana33

    Judith has never had a record contract and Michael Jackson passed away before they could actually perform together in front of an audience. I think there are a lot of people on the Voice who have a lot more experience than Judith, because they’ve actually had record labels. fronted bands, starred in Broadway plays or performed as solo artists (e.g. Sasha, Cassadee, Terry, Juliet Simms, Tony Lucca, etc. etc). I just think she’s extremely talented and people assume it’s because she has more experience.

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

    I don’t think Judith has ever had a major label record contract.

  • Morgan Williams

    Yes one of favorites up next…… Amber. She #1 and Sasha #2

  • BonnieDee

    What’s going on with Amber?

  • FinalFantasy13

    terrible song choice for amber.. and she sounds flat..

  • BonnieDee

    Sound issues in the beginning?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Amber is singing well, but this is pretty much good karaoke.

  • bridgette12

    They have that wind machine working overtime.

  • matt89

    Good, but Amber’s been better

  • Jordana33

    Not enjoying Adam’s song choices tonight.

  • Morgan Williams

    Amber connection to a song is amazing to be so young. All her performance are so believable. Go my lil Amber, Yay

  • BonnieDee

    I could barely hear her in the beginning.

  • soccerboi

    Amber can sing but she leaves me cold…I like her but dont love her. It is tough to sing Kelly Clarkson and no one can compare to her

  • Jordana33

    Amber is looking more and more like Carrie Underwood each week.

  • bridgette12

    It was good, just not as good as last week.

  • Jordana33

    I know….she always surprises me. Like Judith, I wasn’t happy with the song choice, but she did a great job.

  • http://twitter.com/hawkscool8 John S

    Nobody can touch Kelly with this.

  • H.A.

    I really like Amber’s voice but these judges aren’t picking the right songs for their teams. BTW Breakaway has to be one of the best pop albums in the last 2 decades. Still love that album.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So far, good performances, but I haven’t been “wowed” by anyone.

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

    I guess the prop people thought she was singing Blown Away, not Breakaway.

  • chillj

    I don’t like those dresses that can’t make up their minds.

  • sweetmm

    Still not feeling Amber :( She performed decently on that song though.

  • FinalFantasy13

    lol so kelly clarkson is considered country/pop now?? her country music is terrible…

  • bridgette12

    So far, the Swon Brothers is my favorite performance tonight.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Christina Milian is up in the skybox wasting time. Filler. That’s her job!”

    Yep. lol

  • Jordana33

    In an interview, Amber mentioned that she wasn’t getting to perform as much country as she’d like.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Bad song choice for Amber. No one can sing that song like Kelly.
    Just say no to Kelly Clarkson songs please.

  • H.A.

    Well they better let her sing country because popstar she isn’t.

  • soccerboi

    She actually did have a record contract…she never recorded an album because of personal issues at the time but she had a contract that she failed to deliver on

  • sweetmm

    At last; a good current song :)

  • Jordana33

    I thought she did a great job with the pop songs….

  • soccerboi

    I like Sashas voice but why this song? Candice just shattered it on American Idol…sorry but you are no Candice

  • matt89

    I know we’ve heard this a lot recently, but liking Sasha’s version

  • FinalFantasy13

    this sasha girl has been so much better than everyone so far..

  • BonnieDee

    Sasha is killing it.

  • supersonic

    What did they do to one of my favorite recent songs?

  • H.A.

    Sasha is amazing. I can hear what her album can sound like. Love it.

  • Morgan Williams

    I love me some Sasha….. Love It

  • sweetmm

    Enjoyed Sasha’s performance; go girl!!! :)

  • Jordana33

    Finally Sasha is showing some more personality.

  • Morgan Williams

    Sasha is truly Liv (Kerry Washington) twin….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was good.

  • chillj

    Sasha is such a cutie……..and powerful singer.

  • Jordana33

    I think Kerry Washington is a lot more charismatic than Sasha.

  • Morgan Williams

    I always see personality with Sasha and I always feel a connection with Sasha, Amber and Sarah over any of the contestants.

  • soccerboi

    i just want to lick Josiah up one side and down the other…oops Im sorry did I type that? oh he can sing pretty well too…

  • BonnieDee

    She is best so far, but if Sarah’s live performance sounds anything like her Itunes performance, Sarah will be best of the night.

  • Jordana33

    Why does every single Voice performance have to be compared to someone on American Idol?

  • Morgan Williams

    You are right she is Sasha….. Lol. Sasha have a Rock tone to her R&B and Candice have a Jazz tone to her R&B

  • Morgan Williams

    But Amber did good right,

  • bridgette12

    I got a new favorite for tonight, Sasha was great.

  • Morgan Williams

    I’m sorry MJ, have to veer from The Voice for a minute to say Pray for OKlahoma

  • Guest

    A lot of people compare American Idol unfavorably to The Voice.

  • matt89

    I don’t get why Josiah is trying to do alt-rock. I don’t think he knows who he is as an artist

  • Morgan Williams

    Ikr, I agree

  • Morgan Williams

    Oh Baby, Josiah time!!!!!

  • matt89

    Nice karaoke

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol at Josiah with his guitar, but not playing it.

  • matt89

    WGWGNPG?

  • Jordana33

    That still qualifies as WGWG!

  • bridgette12

    Since the judges are picking the songs, I don’t think they have much of a choice what to sing..

  • lola

    Please forgive me but Josiah just can’t sing!! IMO!!!

  • sweetmm

    If Josiah keeps this is up; he might just squeeze into the finals :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I know! It’s like “yes, make sure that you are at least holding the guitar, even if you aren’t playing it”. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that was a fair critique from Adam.

  • Morgan Williams

    Sadly, Josiah can sing one note his attire performance I’m love It!!!! I’m Bad I know!!

  • soccerboi

    I think Josiah was really great…hmmm I find it funny that the judges are being critical of him and not their own contestants…hmmm weird

  • Jordana33

    What is Shakira talking about? Coldplay is usually a good choice….just not this particular song, LOL.

  • matt89

    judges actually being critical? what?

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

    Pleasantly surprised by Josiah. I had zero expectations for this song.

  • bridgette12

    That was not the best song for PWGWG.

  • Morgan Williams

    I get it Ushers but WGWG is my weakness well WG period

  • LeoCS

    I think Josiah is screwed.

  • Morgan Williams

    Lol Stop

  • Jordana33

    So far, Sasha’s been the best.

  • BonnieDee

    I think the ladies will vote for him anyway. And his Itunes preview was way better than his live performance.

  • H.A.

    Josiah baby it wasn’t your fault. The judges overeached with that song for you. It wasn’t your fault. #PWGWG #Yummy

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Josiah will go far. Farther than he deserves, not expectedly, now that he’s plastered the guitar to his body. lol

  • bridgette12

    I agree, with Swon Brothers in second.

  • Connie Stamley

    Bandzilla is in full force tonight. Really overpowered Sasha and Josiah.

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

    He should be singing something like Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

  • chillj

    You don’t hear Coldplay a lot on singing shows – and with good reason.

  • bridgette12

    Just looking at him makes up for a lot of vices.

  • Sandy

    My thoughts as well. As incredible as some of the ladies are, they are all blending together as one.

  • Morgan Williams

    Maybe, but they look alike

  • soccerboi

    isnt it inevitable? Why perform a song that was just performed on Idol…the same people watch both shows right? the comparisons are going to be made

  • bridgette12

    Would have been a better choice.

  • Jordana33

    I don’t know. The voters on this show don’t seem to be swayed much by pretty looks…..

  • matt89

    Danielle finally being fun and youthful

  • bridgette12

    But it’s not like this show is loaded down with guys who are look that good. I agree that his iTunes version is much better.

  • Morgan Williams

    Cutie Dannielle, I like her! Just want a connection but I want blame her because she is young but her vocals are great!

  • soccerboi

    Danielle is going to win this thing…easily

  • BonnieDee

    Danielle’s really straining on the chorus.

  • matt89

    Danielle finally being her age. Might be the best she’s been

  • BonnieDee

    Really unremarkable to me.

  • bridgette12

    Danielle is boring me.

  • Morgan Williams

    I would love a top 4 with Amber, Danielle, Judith, and Sasha.

  • H.A.

    Danielle is the real deal. She’s so young but full of potential.

  • LeoCS

    None of the cute guys could make the Top8 saved by the public on the first live week. I don’t think it changed.

  • Morgan Williams

    Usher and Blake and their Bromance…… Awwwww I love All the coaches

  • Jordana33

    Well i’m glad someone understands why Blake always wins…..I’m still baffled by his team’s success…

  • sweetmm

    Daniella looks her age tonight; beautiful and fresh.

  • Morgan Williams

    He a cutie Right

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

    Danielle’s vocals are so pure and easy that they mask the fact she has no idea what she’s singing.

  • Jordana33

    I think Fix You, In My Place, Yellow or the Scientist would all have been good song choices, I think Javier did “Fix You” in the first season.

  • FinalFantasy13

    danielle is gonna win this season just you watch… she has the right vibe going and the right coach…

  • matt89

    “Adron”…better known as “Let My Leg Adorn You”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    CeeLo is a “lady’s man”? Really? lol

  • bridgette12

    CeeLo is a ladies man, more like a predator.

  • Jordana33

    LOL. No matter what she sings about, she’s always smiling.

  • matt89

    beware drop kicks The Voice audience

  • supersonic

    Come on, Kris. Be like Miguel and leg drop someone.

  • chillj

    I really like Kris, but he needs to not spell his name like Kris Kringle.

  • Jordana33

    Fortunately for Josiah, I think a number of them are screwed tonight.

  • BonnieDee

    Kris did a good job. I’m just not fond of that genre.

  • H.A.

    I like Kris but the brother has no swagger.

  • bridgette12

    Oh, I like Kris, sort of sexy.

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

    His last album was called Ladykiller I think.

  • sweetmm

    Sweet vocals Kris; I really do love his voice :)

  • chillj

    Oh yeah! He is quite reserved tonight, however, witht he black polo shirt.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh, OK then. lol

  • Morgan Williams

    Kris have a beautiful falsetto…. But he need some swagger for real. He really need to know he cute, even sexy, and his voice is nice. Believe Kris Believe Kris. I love R&B

  • chillj

    He is adorable.

  • Jordana33

    Same here, and I don’t think people will download that either.

  • johnkay

    way to ruin the song Kris

  • matt89

    This is a singing competition Shakira, “give him a break”…really? Maybe Xtina coming back won’t be a bad thing after all

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, it makes me cringe to think of him as a “lady’s man”. lol

  • bridgette12

    Seems like a really sweet guy.

  • Jordana33

    LOL. Shakira….doesn’t she usually rag on Usher’s team all the time?

  • iloveoliver

    I really like Kris’s voice… That old r and b..!!

  • bridgette12

    He is so creepy.

  • girlygirl

    lol…what’s wrong with spelling Kris with a K? It works fine for Kris Allen and Kris Kristofferson…among other people :)

  • chillj

    He does. Why do I get the impression that is a problem? He is very likable.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I have the same feeling. He kind of leers at women. Ugh.

  • Sandy

    Shakira is doing quite a bit of talking tonight.

  • Morgan Williams

    He sure dont but he can sing… Love Kris

  • chillj

    And Kris Kringle.

    (I don’t know, every time I see his name I think of Kris Kringle. Kris Kristofferson is not a name I see on screen a lot, I guess.)

  • Jordana33

    I don’t think that the Voice coaches and contestants pay attention to Idol.

  • Morgan Williams

    I think they will, I am but I’m fond of R&B, Miguel and Kris tone. ;))

  • chillj

    He is being a stealth ladies’ man. heh.

  • bridgette12

    Coldplay have a problem of not being able to sing their own songs live.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There’s something icky about the way that CeeLo kind of leers at women.

  • Aida

    I don’t think Kris and Sasha aren’t bad. But maybe their singing style isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. But I do think that #TeamShakira will be the first to say goodbye.

  • bridgette12

    So true and he’s not shy about it either.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    OK, this is getting ridiculous. CeeLo is the “king of sexy”? lol

  • chillj

    Blake was right about the vocalizations, though. I think a straight lyric is very helpful in these competitions.

  • BonnieDee

    Sarah: Here comes the best performance of the night based on her Itunes previews.

  • bridgette12

    Sara is about to get shouty.

  • chillj

    I think the think is he is a very short, morbidly obese guy, with a cheshire grin and an attitude that has become much of his career. He looks like he is leering, but I don’t think that is what he is about.

  • BonnieDee

    Barf.

  • Morgan Williams

    Get It Sarah

  • BonnieDee

    I think Sasha will be around a while.

  • johnkay

    too shouty

  • H.A.

    Lol. Sarah just no.

  • BonnieDee

    She’s amazing. This will sell well too I think.

  • Jordana33

    Michelle gets the pimp spot!

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

    I don’t care how she sounds–I’m just glad they ditched the muumuu!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She was kind of drowned out by the band, but that was good. I enjoyed that a lot more that her last 3 performances.

  • H.A.

    That was a mess.

  • Morgan Williams

    Yes Sarah, you did that sister!!!

  • sweetmm

    This songs shows Sarah’s versatility but not her sweet spot :( I preferred her past performances genre.

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

    Guess I’m the only one who thought that was a screechy mess.

  • BonnieDee

    LOVED it.

  • bridgette12

    Sure he is, In some alternate universe where he’s the only man left and even then three quarters of the women have become lesbians to avoid him.

  • FinalFantasy13

    if the cookie monster ever winds up getting a sister on sesame street sarah is defenitly a top contender to do the voice over..

  • Guest

    Am I the only one who thinks Michelle is overrated? I know she is easy to root for due to the whole “geek” thing and being quirky, but I don’t think she is THAT amazing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that she knows that Kris is vulnerable and is trying to advocate for him very strongly.

  • Jordana33

    I know. He has such a lovely voice, but I always feel a little nervous when I watch him. He needs to have what Sasha’s taking!

  • Aida

    My girl Sarah ROCKED IT! BEST OF THE NIGHT.

  • H.A.

    No your not and I like Sarah.

  • bridgette12

    I can’t believe Adam is hyping Sara’s shouty performance, when he had no problems criticizing others.

  • Jordana33

    I think Sasha will go far. She improves each week.

  • BonnieDee

    I think Sarah will sell well on Itunes with that–very well

  • Morgan Williams

    Being AA, R&B is my favorite genre but I appreciate the calmness& storytelling of Country (plus I’m Southern) but Rock get me going. I really enjoyed Sarah

  • chillj

    Dayammmmmmmmmn Sarah. NICE!

  • BonnieDee

    Based on her Itunes preview I thought she did a good job but I found myself comparing her unfavorably to Pink.

  • chillj

    Yes.

  • Morgan Williams

    She rock the hell out the song

  • Jordana33

    I prefer her when she’s not trying to scream.

  • Morgan Williams

    That’s so mean

  • http://twitter.com/JB_Kaneohe JB_Kaneohe

    Sarah is awesome.

  • Morgan Williams

    Yes it will

  • BonnieDee

    Sarah has been best of the night for sure.

  • Jordana33

    I think she’s been very smart about her song choices.

  • Jordana33

    I love Pharrell.

  • Morgan Williams

    Ok I forgot I always connect to Michelle too. I love so many of these contestants. This sucks for me.

  • sweetmm

    Loving how Usher connects with Michelle and giving her good song choices :)

  • BonnieDee

    This performance by Michelle is reminding me what a great singer Pink is.

  • bridgette12

    Michelle, it’s a pleasure to watch someone who loves being out there.

  • Morgan Williams

    I agree

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I usually like Sarah but I think she screamed too much. I like the softer side of her more.

  • sweetmm

    Michelle might not have the best vocals; but she always have the best deliverance <3

  • Jordana33

    I thought it was risky of Michelle to pick a PInk song given how awesome Pink performs it, but she actually pulled it off! Possibly my favorite performance of the night.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that Michelle was OK, but nothing special. Pink songs are hard to sing well.

  • bridgette12

    He is so cool and not too bad to look at.

  • Jordana33

    LOL. Carson cutting off Usher’s moment.

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

    They are the odd couple of the show. Michelle did right by choosing Usher as her coach.

  • bridgette12

    Sarah was just a screamfest tonight. I disliked that more than Judiths.

  • H.A.

    I love Michelle. She’s one of my favs.

  • chillj

    That is my very favorite Pink song – and Michelle did a great job. She needs a band behind her now.

  • FinalFantasy13

    my guess is Holly and The swan brothers are going to go home.. maybe Jessiah instead of one of them though.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Swon Bros did awesome! They are not going anywhere.
    I think Holly and Amber might be in trouble.

  • bridgette12

    He understands her and overall has been choosing some good songs for her.

  • Mafs95

    Whenever I see Christina Milian, the words that come out in my mind are “Barbie Doll”. I don’t what it is that really bugs me about her… I find her annoying and a bit contrived idk. At least, she’s quite pretty and she seems to be nice.

  • H.A.

    I think she has her own band. Michelle is the kind of performer where labels need to stay out of her way and let her be the Indie/Rock chick she is.

  • Aida

    Sarah and Michelle were WOW tonight.

  • Jordana33

    There doesn’t seem to be a consensus agreement on any of the performances…except maybe Sasha’s? I can’t predict who’d go home. I’d say Holly, but I’ve been saying that every week and she’s still here….

  • sweetmm

    My wish list to proceed to next week Michelle, Sasha, Judith, Josiah, Kris. I really can’t differentiate Danielle/Amber/Holly but I guess Danielle is a sure thing between them.

  • bridgette12

    My favorites are Michelle, Sasha and Swon Brothers.

  • http://twitter.com/JB_Kaneohe JB_Kaneohe

    My two favorites

  • Mafs95

    My favourites are Judith, Amber and Sasha!

  • Guest

    There have been plenty of idol contestants the last four seasons who have loved being there also, yet you didn’t like anybody from those seasons.

  • H.A.

    Michelle, Sasha, Swon Bros, Danielle were my top picks. I really like all these contestants. Every week my top picks change so I don ‘t think anyone is runaway with this yet for me.

  • bridgette12

    I will not engage in this weekly ritual.

  • Jordana33

    I felt really bad for Shakira when Garrett was eliminated. She looked like she was about to throw up. I’m not sure she can handle another elimination so soon.

  • bridgette12

    Me too, both were a joy to watch and listen to.

  • Jordana33

    I’d definitely like to see Judith, Amber, Sasha and Michelle advance.

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

    Michelle is my favourite–still. Go geek girl! <3

  • september21

    I don’t think any of the performances left me wanting more except Kris’ voice makes me want a TON more! I can’t decide if he just has NO sexy side – or – if he would show it, would it come off wrong.

    My other favs are Sasha, Michelle, and Judith. Everyone else is pretty much a blur. Sara could be a favorite if she was more consistent. What’s up with the band and backup singers? No wonder I have no favorite tonight – they’re all I heard half the time!!
    If the Voice does a kid show- they HAVE to get the little boy named Kai who was on Ellen! OMG. If ya haven’t seen it- youtube him doin’ Bruno Mars!!! ahhhhhhh

  • http://www.jmsporthorse.com naturallivng

    My Top 6
    Michelle, Josiah, Swon Brothers, Sasha, Kris, Danielle

  • http://twitter.com/Quu3 Q3

    Kris, Josiah and Holly are in trouble. I think the rest are safe. Michelle, Judith and Swon Brothers are my top 3. Daniele is my fav and survives. I love Sasha but tonight’s performance was meh for me. Sarah will hopefully survive and may someday discover who she is — If she would just do white blues with a rock edge and she could win. Amber played the Jesus card and will get to sing next week.

  • BonnieDee

    It’s at #84 already. So you were wrong about that.

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    35. Danielle Bradbery – Heads Carolina, Tails California (The Voice Performance)
    67. Michelle Chamuel – Just Give Me a Reason (The Voice Performance)
    84. Holly Tucker – How Great Thou Art (The Voice Performance)

    120. Sarah Simmons – Mamma Knows Best (The Voice Performance)
    146. The Swon Brothers – How Country Feels (The Voice Performance)
    175. Sasha Allen – Next To Me (The Voice Performance)

    Josiah and Kris FAILED TO CHART…..they are TOAST tomorrow. OMG 4 guys will be eliminated in a row!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Did Amber & Judith chart?
    I think Judith will be fine though but Amber might be in danger.

  • Morgan Williams

    Sasha, Michelle, Kris, and Amber were my favorites tonight. But I enjoyed Sarah change it up and rock out.

  • girlygirl

    Is it me, or does Maroon5 release a new single pretty much every month now?

  • matt89

    Sarah and Michelle, what a 1-2 punch to close out the night. Amazing

  • Listening

    Usher has the weakest group then Shakira. And the country Singers are the best. Though I really enjoyed Sasha which is surprising b/c I thought she was a marked target last week. I liked the spin on the song next to me it just felt really joyous and passionate, nice vocals too.

  • BobbyKe

    Sarah & Danielle were sensational. Loved both of them. Also enjoyed Holly, Amber, Swons & Michelle

    I definitely think Kris & Josiah are leaving

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    #171 Judith
    #181 Amber

    Not looking good for Team Adam. Yikes!!! All 3 outside top 100. I think Team Blake will win again this year.

  • girlygirl

    That was a weird song choice for Holly. I don’t understand the reasoning behind singing a traditional hymn on a reality singing competition.

  • girlygirl

    The show has just started its West Coast broadcast. Way too early to say who will chart where

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Reminder:

    New Rule:

    Mentioning American Idol in this thread will lead to an automatic BANNING.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    The singles from the aptly-titled Over-Exposed were released:

    April 17, 2012
    June 19, 2012
    November 27, 2012
    May 14, 2013

    It’s just that the songs are then everywhere and there’s never a gap when one or more isn’t in heavy rotation, so it feels like one’s always being assaulted by a new single. Plus Adam Levine has occasional side projects that also release singles.

    (I liked M5 better when one heard… less of them.)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Just watched the vids – missed the show – some really terrific performances here tonight – put all these people together on a tour and I’d go to see it for sure – great entertainment (what Idol’s been sadly missing). Would be hard to pick out a favorite. Enjoyed them all.

  • taylor

    lol Nope, they all pretty much just go straight to number one, or close to it, so there is always a Maroon 5 song playing on the radio.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    In no particular order…. Sasha, Sarah and Michelle were my faves tonight. I can see why Danielle is super marketable, though.

  • Guest

    what Idol’s been sadly missing

    See

    Mentioning American Idol in this thread will lead to an automatic BANNING.

  • EB

    Late to the party also! :)

    It took me until now, but I’m fully on Team Danielle now! That performance was perfect and she could definitely be a star.

    I was disappointed by Amber and Josiah… ‘Breakaway’ never does anything for me and I think ‘Clocks’ was the wrong pick. I think ‘The Scientist’ or ‘Yellow’ would have been better Coldplay songs for him, and maybe a different Kelly song for Amber? Kris was good! He needs to work on his stage presence if he makes it through but it was a very solid vocal. Holly was fine but singing a hymn (no disrespect, as hymns are often really beautiful) on a show like this… it fell flat.

    I liked the chorus/es on Sarah’s performance, but not the verses. Maybe petty but just too much growling and screaming for me. Sasha, I was little bored by it, TBH, even though she sang it well. I think I’m just hearing that song too much these days. Same with Michelle’s even though she did really well too.

    I haven’t heard Judith or the Swon brothers yet. :P

  • EB

    They have fallen far, IMO… I don’t like a single song on that album. :(

  • girlygirl

    Josiah does not make a very convincing alt rock guy. A definite step back from his performance last week.

    Danielle was very good again, but she still needs to find songs that better suit someone who is 16 years old.

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    I’ve never really been into The Voice, but it has much better production than Idol and these contestants are better than Candice or Kree.

  • girlygirl

    Huh…I thought Daylight was released in like February of this year.

  • Nedsdag

    They sang great when I saw them live.

  • Guest

    these contestants are better than Candice or Kree.

    Are you kidding? Candice slays all of them vocally. Although she is about at the same level as Judith and Sasha.

    And the production feels cheaper compared to idol.

  • taylor

    She could do Taylor Swift songs! :) Some of them aren’t so bad.

  • BonnieDee

    Holly is at #51 on Itunes right now. I think she’s safe.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Also chart positions don’t correlate exactly to voting patterns.

  • Guest

    I love how idol is still on your mind even though its not on. Speaks a lot about how much you think about it :)

  • girlygirl

    Nobody really blew me away tonight. My favorite performances were Michelle and Sarah.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Watched the vids again; think Michelle is the one whose recording I’d probably buy. Something about her voice

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Holly singing How Great Thou Art just reminded me of when Carrie did it with Vince Gill. Nothing will ever measure up to that version for me – sheer perfection: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk

    Holly was adequate, but kind of unremarkable.

  • Reflects On Life

    The country contestants are cancelling each other out for me. The Swon Bros stand out, maybe cuz they are a duo. Danielle’s tone is perfect for delivering the lyrics of an uptempo country tune with discernability.

    Everyone was really good tonight. Some better than others, of course.

    For me: Michelle, Sarah, Sasha, and Judith.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Wow. Kris. What a terrible performance and interpretation of an incredible song. Took something that is super modern, edgy, and sexy, and turned it into a cheesy disco number.

  • dd999

    Well, Danielle, has done it again, right now she’s at #4 on the country Itunes chart, and #23 on the top 100 all genre chart. Her voice is awesome, she’s beautiful, has amazing stage presence and like Blake, said, she’s believable when she sings!

  • calathea

    I enjoyed Michelle and Danielle’s performances the most tonight.

  • Jordana33

    I think Daylight was released sometime last year, November, when they performed it on the Voice with the whole group dressed in blue. “Over-exposed” has had three releases prior to this current one and they’ve all been big hits: Payphone, One More Night and Daylight. “Moves Like Jagger” was from their former album. and then Adam had that those collaborations with Gym Class heroes, 50-cent (“My life)” and Lonely Island (“Yolo”), so the guy really is everywhere. They’ve had so much success from Overexposed, that I think they’re just going to release as many singles as possible. I’ve always loved Maroon 5 (including their 3 recent hits), so I’m happy for their success, but I hope they start working on their new album after this 4th single.

  • Jordana33

    I know….I’ve been to two Coldplay concerts and they were incredible both times. Chris Martin isn’t the greatest technical vocalist, but he knows how to make his songs work for him. “Clocks” is one of my LEAST favorite Coldplay songs, but I like the way they perform it live…..He plays it at the keyboard standing up and kind of does a little “dance”, LOL. I also like this video of him performing it with Alicia Keys playing the piano:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwUhAqCXAH4

  • Jordana33

    I find him a little too skinny……

  • Jordana33

    Ok….I agree with the looks part. Kerry’s very smart and bubbly in interviews and Sasha comes off as very introverted when she’s not on stage, so I didn’t really notice the similarity in looks until you pointed it out!

  • Jordana33

    When was that?

  • Jordana33

    Unfortunately the Voice voters have the same taste as Blake so they will download it….Sigh.

  • BobbyKe

    Really, maybe you should check the charts then because it’s currently the 3rd highest downloaded song among the contestants @ #34

    If you didn’t think a worship song would help Holly, you’re not thinking correctly. It may have been controversial, but it was the perfect song to keep Holly around at least 1 more week

    And She sang it beautifully. She deserves those downloads for a awesome performance

  • Reflects On Life

    Michelle is a star with charisma – she definitely holds my attention. The more she sings from the heart, the better she is.

    But I’m not necessarily on board with the “ugly geek” shtick. Honestly, she’s a dead ringer for Tina Fey – beautiful.

  • Reflects On Life

    Same. Also thought this re Sasha – really shows how unique and enjoyable Emeli Sande is.

    Regardless, I thought Michelle and Sasha both did well doing it their way.

  • http://twitter.com/noanaaman Noa Na’aman

    the vocal wasn’t perfect but i was really moved by her performance. she’s also great to watch. the visual really adds to her performance. sometimes contestants on these shows are exactly the opposite. i also feel like SHE’S special, even if the vocal wasn’t stellar.

  • BonnieDee

    And it gained her some new fans last night.

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you may have switched Amber and Holly.

  • mmb

    Seriously — what do Jessie J and Emilie Sandhe’s people have on the US reality singing comp PTB that they keep getting their songs performed on these shows lol. The Danielle Bradbery is scary good. If she sings this well at 16 she is going to be unbelievable at 23. Josiah needs to stop smiling through every song — its disconcerting–no matter what they subject matter of the song, no matter how sad or serious, the smile is still there. Really enjoyed Sarah, Sasha, Michelle and the Swon Bros last night.

  • Sandy

    Michelle is a star! So different, unique, and unexpected week after week. She pulls me into every song that she sings. I hope she makes the finals.

  • chillj

    The thing is that she is not enough of a gurly girl to become a traditional pop star, so she needs the band more than others do to promote the performance as opposed to the “look” – which is so in vogue now (see Will I Am). She should succeed, and she should be an Indie Rock chick, doing her own thing, but this is one where record executives lack too much originality to be helpful. Everything she does should be a little out of the box.

  • Jae

    I think little Danielle is awesome. I don’t get how Blake can see her talent but also see talent on some one like Raelyn from last year. Must have been what he was drinking that season.

  • bridgette12

    I love Michelle, she has a real vulnerability that shines through when she sings. So much energy and a real presence on stage.

  • alonzo7

    Looks like another winner for Blake-this girl will be a star-she’s so unassuming and cute as a button with a killer voice.
    I also enjoy Michelle and Amber with a little Swon brothers thrown in and I’m not really a country music follower except for certain specific singers.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    Okay, I don’t wanna hear Next to Me anymore, lol.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    OAN, I love how Usher loves Michelle.

  • Mateja Praznik

    So, contestants on The Voice are mostly female? Where are all those
    white guys with guitars and rockers that posters here wrote about? I see 3 WGWG and two are a duo. Even on iTunes girls seem to be in the lead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000325443396 Shannon Smith McNeely

    Was very frustrated and irritated by the sound mixing this week- reminded me of a similar issue on X Factor. The background vocals and/or the band seemed to drown out the vocalists, to varying degrees with each performer but completely ruined the songs for several of them.