The Voice 5: Top 6 Live Blog Recap and Performance Videos

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The Voice 5 Top 6 sing TWO songs tonight! One song chosen by their mentor, one chosen by themselves as a special dedication. That’s 12 big performances coming your way tonight, so hang on. We’ll be live blogging it all right here.

Oh. FIVE contestants will advance this week! Only 1 elimination.

VOTE! Click to Download The Voice Top 6 performances from iTunes

UPDATE: Checking out iTunes early Tuesday morning, and damn if Cole’s “Rich Girl” isn’t at the top of the chart! That was such a boring performance. The nostalgia factor must have kicked in really hard with that one. Also, Tessanne’s “Redemption song is doing better than I expected, which actually makes me happy. However, nobody is breaking out of the pack this week.  At 1:30 am, Cole leads at #28 on the overall chart.  iTunes is going to be useless to gauge who is leading the pack this week.

Only 1 finalist will leave The Voice tomorrow. It’s supposed to be the last week of the insta-twitter vote, but I wonder if the producers are planning to extend it to another week? Or maybe there will be a Top 4 in the final rather than a Top 3.

Cole Vosbury – Team Blake – “Rich Girl” by Hall and Oats – Chosen by Blake – Cole got a freebie guitar from a sponsor. He played on right handed guitars upside down initially, until his dad bought him his first leftie. Tonight, Cole will be playing electric guitar.  Adam’s strategy is to find songs that showcase Cole’s range. Blake doesn’t think we’ve seen everything  Cole is capable of yet.  Eh. This song? It’s a pleasant 70′s throwback, but I don’t see how this showcases Cole’s voice at all. This song has NO emotional dynamics. It’s repetitive, a piece of pop fluff. Exactly the kind of song Cole SHOULD NOT be singing. Blake calls Cole a pro. Blake says there’s nothing to fix. CeeLo is a big fan of the original. He loved it. Adam says it’s a pleasure listening to him sing. – 1-855-864-2301


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Tessanne Chin – Team Adam – “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley – Chosen by Adam – Tessanne feels a profound connection to this song. She wants to get it right. Keep it simple, but powerful says Adam. Tessanne performs seated out in the audience, I was hoping the sway bot action wouldn’t start, but no luck. So distracting! It’s a powerful and moving vocal. Tessanne has insane chops. She never disappoints. But I’ll bet that America won’t connect to that performance. These reggae tunes don’t get a great reception, I don’t know why Adam keeps picking them for her. The Mohawk she’s sporting could be a bad sign. Adam is deeply moved. He’s really proud of her. Christina calls it “Lovely.” 1-855-864-2302


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Matthew Schuler – Team Christina – “Story of My Life” by One Direction – Matthew dedicates the song to his family. This performance is underwhelming. Matthew needed to bring bite to a what’s basically a bland pop song. But, he’s overwhelmed by the band and the bells and whistles around him. He has a few pitch issues as well. Christina loved his song choice. The modulation is like the heavens were parting, she says. Adam is not familiar with the song (Blake: It’s One Direction! OMG!) Adam notes that “Hallelujah” would be hard to surpass. He’s glad he’s “not chasing that.” Hm. Back handed diss? 1-855-864-2303


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Carson in the Skybox asking dumb twitter questions. How drunk did Blake get on Thanksgiving?

Will Champlin – Team Adam – “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke – Will dedicates the song to his wife and child. After big success with a classic song last week, Will is going back to the well.  This is no “At Last.” The typical vocal gymnastics are at play here, but he sounds strained on the high notes.   He begins the song at the piano, and switches off to the mic. He’s trying too hard.  Adam admires his piano playing. Also, his courage to tackle one of the all time classics.  Genuine, and real, says Adam. Will’s wife battled brain cancer. That’s the tough thing Adam was referring to.  Cee Lo says Will has soul and heart. He notes the tiny flub when he switched from piano to mic.  1-855-864-2304


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James Wolpert – Team Adam – “I Fell in Love with a Girl” by the White Stripes. James dedicates the song to his dad – There’s a pedal guitar in the background. James plays acoustic guitar.  It’s different, but it’s totally working for me. James’ vocal is out front and he stays put. There’s a little vocal wiggle in the middle, where he hesitates, but he picks it right back up again. Nevertheless, a simple and compelling performance. Me likey. There were reports of vocal issues, but I’m not hearing any. One of his best performances. His dad, in the audience, is handsome! Adam notes the flub. But he doesn’t think it matters. He loved the arrangement. The performance was cool and different. 1-855-864-2305


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Jacquie Lee – Team Christina – “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin – Chosen by Christina – Jacquie explains that she’s never been in love before, and doesn’t really understand heartbreak. Hm. Christina wants her to realize her own strength. The ladies hug it out as Jacquie tears up. Big big vocals from the young singer. But she said it herself. She has no clue what the song means. Maybe in a few years she’ll have the deep well of emotion inside from which to draw upon. Janis Joplin? Pretty damn big shoes to fill. So much potential in this girl, though. Christina walks up on to stage to point out the fallen mic stage. It illustrates how she left it all out on stage. Christina projects a lot of her own history on young Jacquie. Cee Lo calls her a vessel where a spirit travels through. Adam does not want to see Jacquie when her heart is broken. (I DO!) 1-855-864-2306


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Cole Vosbury – Team Blake – “Better Man” by James Morrison – Cole dedicates the song to an ex-girlfriend. He still strives to be a “better man.” I wouldn’t call that a show stopping performance–which he may need at this point in the competition–but a solid one on a song that’s right in Cole’s wheelhouse. His raspy vocal is full of emotion. Blake says he’s showing dimension and character. And he does it time after time. Cee Lo agrees. It’s bittersweet to see him grow, considering he gave him up (Thank GAWD Cole is probably thinking) He wouldn’t mind if Cole won. Christina thought he was a little too raspy. He needs to take care of his voice, she says.


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Tessanne Chin – Team Adam – “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry – Tessanne dedicates the song to her divorced parents. They taught her unconditional love – She’s got the falling paper flowers, just like Katy at the AMAs! She pwns Katy vocally on her own song. It should embarrass her. A GREAT pop vocal from Tessanne. I hope America pays attention to this. She sounded amazing. The big notes were THRILLING Goose bumps, people. Tess can sing anything. Adam wasn’t worried about Tess singing a difficult song. Her ability is amazing. Blake says she’s a world class vocalist.


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Matthew Schuler – Team Christina – “When a Man Loves a Woman” – Chosen by Christina – She knows he’s coming back 1000%. Christina is looking for Matthew to have a truly soulful moment. Stripped down, without the band interfering, Matthew is able to fully engage with the song. Very passionate. He does a couple of things with his falsetto that are real nice. This soulful vibe is a side we haven’t seen yet. Hopefully, America remembers this performance and keeps him in the competition. Christina has great ideas if they can just hang in there. Blake says it’s a night for the classics. As good as Blake has ever heard him sing.


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Will Champlin – Team Adam – “Hey Brother” by Avicii – Chosen by Adam – Adam is picking a weird song that defies genre. But he feels Will is up to it. Will is playing banjo on the song. This could be great or horrible. It’s closer to great than horrible, but it’s still missing something for me. Another terrific vocal performance from Will, but he spent too much time working out the next note in his head. His voice cracked at one point. Adam says he figured out the blend of styles. A powerful vocalist, says Adam. He thinks it’s charming that he can see the wheels turn in his head (actually, that’s not a good thing.) Blake loves the banjo. And he calls Adam an idiot. Nice.


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Jacquie Lee – Team Christina -  “The Voice Within” by Christina Aguilera – Jacquie dedicates the song to….Christina! The song is one of the main reasons she decided to become a vocalist. Out in the audience, swaying bots. This is a boring song choice. Really boring. There’s nowhere for her to go on this song. She’s pretty screamy on the high notes. But instead of it being the result of passion, it just feels like she can’t reach them. Young Jacquie has the big voice, but not the finesse of her mentor.  It was special for Christina. She mentions again how she relates to Jacquie. She may be a little too attached to her charge.


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James Wolpert – Team Adam – “I’d Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf – Chosen by Adam. Lookie James gets the pimp spot. Adam thinks the song is a great followup to last week’s Queen cover. Adam pushes James to be as dramatic as possible. Unleash it, he says.  Despite Adam pushing James to take it as far out as possible, this performance is subdued.  That James isn’t feeling well might explain it.  And actually, the level of theatricality is just fine as it is. James delivers a solid vocal and an engaging performance. This was a good song choice for him and a nice balance to the acoustic song he did at the top of the show. Adam mentions that James is sick. He thinks he did an amazing job, nevertheless. Cee Lo thinks he embodies the rock opera, without being overbearing.


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Kelly Clarkson performs tomorrow!

 
  • Mo

    I like Cole…..

  • jmpv95

    I like Cole but this is boring.

  • H.A.

    Cole has a beautiful, rich tone to his voice. Tonight should be a good night.

  • Jake W.

    I hate this song.

  • Celesm

    Cole sounds good, but this is going no where…

  • Valentin432

    Good job but it was a very safe choice of song from Blake

  • Matthew Richards

    Cole looks great in that red jacket. He has a nice voice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m not a fan of Cole’s, but he did a good job on that song (not fond of that song).

  • wonderings

    Crying grandma alert!

    Cole sounded great & seemed to be enjoying himself, but the song choice was a bit boring and seemed to drag a bit (and I like me some Hall & Oates!).

  • Mo

    My favorite still Will…. So happy many on board now. I’m Leo so I like when people agree with me, lol. Then Matt and Cole. I like Tess too don’t deny she has the best voice out rest but my connection off but it don’t discount her greatness.

  • Elf

    I’m a fan of Hall & Oates, but this is not a good song choice – the song doesn’t really go anywhere.

  • Matthew Richards

    Why do they keep making Tessanne go 2nd?

  • listening

    Oh boy one of the main things I don’t like about the Voice is hearing the judges ramble. It’s so annoying. They don’t even know what they’re saying they just open their mouth and whatever comes out they’re running w/ it.

  • MichaelGxo

    I must agree with you. Lovely tone on that hairy dude.

  • Ells

    I don’t know if America will connect well with this Marley song.

  • MichaelGxo

    Is Tessanne being bussed with another reggae tune and early singing again?

    Okay…she sounds damn good..

  • H.A.

    I believe America will connect with this song. Bob Marley’s albums are still selling today.

  • Jake W.

    Tessanne was good. I was worried, but I actually really enjoyed this.

  • Shawn Jang

    The first time that I enjoyed a Tessanne performance! Very nice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Tessanne did a nice job on that song (not fond of that song).

  • rayni

    I’m not. I appreciate the beauty of her voice but I’m not moved by her. My mind wandered til she hit that big note.

  • MichaelGxo

    Was never a Tessanne fan…but wowza…she did something special to that song. Made it so much more interesting. So pretty!!

  • MichaelGxo

    ME TOO!!

  • H.A.

    Tessanne did a nice job with the song. I like it.

  • chillj

    Mine always does. She doesn’t do it for me; I don’t know why.

  • Miss Blue

    I think Tessanne had her moment. That song is from the gut and she put the emotion into it that it needs. Powerful and beautiful, loved it. I will be buying.

  • Mo

    I just ate my words… Tess I just connected. I’m buying this… You made drop a tear

  • listening

    Oh man these rambling judges are killing me. I’m like SHUT UP.

  • Elf

    This was beautiful – simple orchestration and a fantastic vocal.

  • Shawn Jang

    Matthew’s singing the only OD song I like. Let’s hope he doesn’t make me hate it…(his lower register cough cough)

  • Eric Ascher

    Who else thought that was arrogant – “yep.”

  • Miss Blue

    Cole didn’t take it anywhere. He could have but didn’t.

  • Valentin432

    Tessane did a great vocal performance, but I didn’t like the changes they made (in particular Adam’s notes).

  • listening

    HAHAHA did anyone else catch how Carson went YEP after he said Mathew was taking on One Direction.LOL

    He’s like yeah that just came out of my mouth you heard correctly.

  • carola99

    I thought Tessanne was fantastic! Awesome vocal. Best of the night so far.

  • Jake W.

    I love Story of My Life.

  • Mo

    Chill…. Relax life to short.

  • MichaelGxo

    1D song from Matthew. Yawn.

  • Eric Ascher

    I found it arrogant.

  • Igor F

    Whatever it take to make it to the Top 4

  • Jake W.

    Starting off rough… oy!

  • nncw

    I guess Matthew isn’t afraid of heights.

  • Ells

    Matthew needs to stay in the upper register.

  • carola99

    I am not liking One Direction for Matthew. Bad idea..

  • Shawn Jang

    Was he singing for the first 30 seconds? I couldn’t tell.

  • MichaelGxo

    Absolutely!

  • Jake W.

    Even Harry hit the high notes better. Come on Matthew!

  • MichaelGxo

    Matthew is lost. Which is sad since it is only a 1D song.

  • Mo

    Matthew remind me of Seal

  • H.A.

    Xtina is a smart girl. lol.

    Christina Aguilera ?@xtina
    Hey @OneDirection! Hope you’re watching @NBCTheVoice tonight. @MSchulerMusic’s doing great version of #StoryOfMyLife. Go #TeamXtina!

  • carola99

    That song is meant to be sung as a group with all the charisma and cuteness of 1D. It´s just sad to see Matthew go backwards now..

  • Shawn Jang

    My ears :(

  • Jake W.

    I really wanted to like that, but I couldn’t.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I was just wondering if this song choice was meant to appeal to the 1D fans. ;)

  • H.A.

    This 1D song is really good. I might have to check out the rest of the album. gulp.

  • jmpv95

    not good. it’s a group song not a solo. i really wanted to like it.

  • MichaelGxo

    Matthew be in trouble tomorrow.

  • wonderings

    I was surprised at how long that dedication was – and spoken straight to the camera too.

    They’re mixing up the judges & the contestants choices it seems?

    I think this will sell like hotcakes; they can clean up his weaker lower register on the verses….

  • Mo

    Matthew you great… I’m always connected to you.

  • supersonic

    I’ve never heard that song before (One Direction? Never), but I thought he did a good job with it.

  • listening

    I can’t it’s really annoying I actually turned off the tv for a second when Blake was talking. AND I LOVE BLAKE he’s so funny. But I felt like it was just word vomit w/ him and then I heard Christina do a follow up blabbering about Jamaican accents and horse back riding. It was like a one two punch.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was just OK from Matthew.

  • Miss Blue

    What is up with Matthew? Is his voice just wearing out from the competition? He has sounded so thin and reedy the last two weeks. He’s fading fast, time to kick it up or he’s going to be leaving.

  • Valentin432

    Xtina attempts to appeal to the One Direction fans are either smart or a little desperate

  • Matthew Richards

    Can someone tell Matthew Schuler he doesn’t need to use his indoor voice whenever he starts a song?

  • carola99

    I think he just might. Sad, because he has so much potential.

    BTW Jaquie is getting the pimp spot again? Oy.

  • teekee

    Been thinking the same.

  • wonderings

    Oh, there’s no doubt in my mind.

  • carola99

    I feel the same. That song just doesn´t work for Matthew.

  • H.A.

    No way. You think ;)

  • chillj

    I thought he had lost his voice or was having problems with it for a bit.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, Matthew hasn’t been improving (or at least staying the same), he’s been going backwards.

  • carola99

    I think he might be in trouble. I dont know what is happening to him now.

  • James

    Christina just went all Randy Jackson telling Matthew he made the song his own.

  • Celesm

    It wasn’t Matthew’s best but I liked it tbh (though it may help that I have nothing to compare it with because I’ve never heard the original)

  • chillj

    He was okay when the song picked up.

  • Matthew Richards

    Yeah…he got much better once the choir came out.

  • nncw

    Adam by reminding us of Hallelujah song is basically saying Matthew has been going downhill since then.

  • Eric Ascher

    and he is better than “just ok”. Hallelujah was in my opinion the moment of the season so far. So to deliver that two weeks later is disappointing to say the least.

  • Tom22

    They have less to say as the contestants remaining are good singers doing their own thing. Its nutty to tell someone how do do things differently if they are achieving their own personal interpretation of the song. Really they shouldn’t say anything about the performances and just tell annecdotes about people they remember singing the song in the past.. At this point the show ceases to be a contest so its silly to pretend the bulk of the votes aren not based more on what performances people would personally enjoy listening to.

    That has to do more about the singer’s style than some absolute quality. Flat or sharp notes have a place in certain types of performances because they emphasize emotion if they come at points of tribulation or ecstasy etc.

    And that’s how it should be. People should buy (or at least listen ) to music they like and they should vote for performances that they want to listen to.

    If more people like country and you have a decent country singer they’ll win everytime . Don’t sweat it.. don’t consider first place better than third place or fourthy place and the show is enjoyable.

  • MichaelGxo

    It is song choice . He has been ‘meh’ the past two weeks. Compare tonight to his early rendition of Cosmic Love during the battles. Man…that was fantastic. XTina is doing him no favours as his coach. He has a BEAUTIFUL voice…why allow him to choose a 1D song ??

  • Shawn Jang

    Wait she said that? All he did was do a key change lol

  • MichaelGxo

    en effet

  • chillj

    I bought this song and trust me, I am not in the One Direction demographic. I like it.

  • wonderings

    Ha ha – yes, please!

    Did he need to start that soft / low so he could hit the chorus?

  • chillj

    I don’t know. The One Direction version is in the top ten on iTunes; why would anyone buy his?

  • FinalFantasy13

    he has a weak lower register.. It’s a common problem for some singers.. They can belt notes from the chorus into the universe but can’t sing the verses.

  • chillj

    I already did.

  • listening

    I thought so too. It felt overblown at the end a tad broadwayish. And for some reason made me think Lion King maybe it was the music. But no Joke my mind went there at the end.

    Anywho, I think the only thing that could save him is if One Direction fans (Directions) vote for him simply b/c he sang a 1D song.

    Hmm now that I think about it Adam reminding people about Hallelujah probably helped too, that was awesome.

  • Sue tiedemann

    I guess I’m the only one who thinks Cole did a good job with the song given him!

  • H.A.

    Should I take the leap?

  • Amy Beth

    Almost all the contestants have sung songs in the current top 10.

  • MichaelGxo

    Well…he was better than Matthew…that’s for sure. :)

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  • chillj

    I always think what a wreck I would be in the singer’s place when I see them perched like that. So easy to just walk off the platform.

  • Matthew Richards

    I liked Cole tonight.

  • Shawn Jang

    YES LION KING MOMENT LOL.

  • Shawn Jang

    Nice flower shirt WIll.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    we’ll just wait for the second song,

  • H.A.

    I think he did.

  • Mo

    I knew Will had a soulful side and flavor for R&B…..

  • Celesm

    But saying she “allowed” him to sing 1D would imply she had any say in the matter. They didn’t show her coaching Matthew on this song, so it’s possible these tributes are completely up to the contestants

  • Amy Beth

    I still can’t place Will’s accent. He sounds like no L.A. Native I’ve ever heard.

  • chillj

    Cole is consistently good, so it isn’t a big deal :) for him.

  • rayni

    Yes ma’am! Love it!

  • MichaelGxo

    OF COURSE she had say as did the producers. Do you think they are going to let them sing any damn song they want? What about advertisers? What about ratings? Please…and XTina has say…more than Matthew.

    Song choice goes like this : “here are 8 songs Matthew…pick the one you want. We suggest you go with this 1D song to appeal to a younger audience. Disagree? Talk to your coach” “contestants song choice” is a misnomer a/k/a bullshit.

  • H.A.

    Will has no passion or conviction singing this song. It has lost all meaning for me.

  • chillj

    NYC? (Which sounds like Houston.)

  • rayni

    Lawd Will’s getting my money this week! Love it!

  • Jake W.

    I’m not feeling Will at all on this song. No effort and pitch issues.

  • Mo

    I knew It I knew it.. My Will voice is so suited for R&B or Soul…. I love you Will

  • pj

    Sigh. RE: Matthew. :-(

  • Shawn Jang

    Man his voice just soared!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Will was good. His voice sounds a bit ragged, and the tone was a bit unpleasant on some of the high notes.

  • Miss Blue

    Omg. Really? I loved this. I thought it was very emotional.

  • H.A.

    That was not great. Just OK. He was pitchy throughout the whole song.

  • teekee

    She doesn’t do it for me either. I’ve stopped trying to figure out why. She always sounds good. I guess everyone can’t like everything. lol.

  • H.A.

    No way.

  • Valentin432

    Will likes to challenge himself, that was good even tough some of the high notes were strained.

  • Matthew Richards

    I like that Will is ambitious and always goes for the highest note he can reach. He didn’t hit them as well as he did on At Last, though. Probably because of his breath control issues.

  • teekee

    Yes. Second time he’s done it.

  • Elf

    Was Will vocally perfect? No. But I appreciated that he challenged himself and showed some guts. It bugs me when people like Cole just get up there and play it safe. I want the imperfections if it means a performance that doesn’t sound like the last one we heard.

  • teekee

    Almost like he’s afraid to sing.

  • Miss Blue

    I don’t think being stoic is a bad thing. It does not mean you’re lacking emotion – it means you’re containing it. His loved one has brain cancer – methinks if he let go completely he’d be a blubbering mess as I can’t imagine having to cope with that. So he’s controlled in his emotional release. But I guess not everyone perceives that.

  • chillj

    He looks a little exhausted. But he always brings a solid vocal; I think he is the most impressive performer up there.

  • wonderings

    Jacquie last or next-to-last again? Hope they change up the performance order for the second half.

  • pj

    That was a little rough for Will in spots. I like him, though. Right now Tessanne wins.

  • Mo

    Sorry off topic MJ but yes the singOff is back…

  • Matthew Richards

    That could be it. It’s stressful doing this week in and week out, especially over the holiday. I wonder if Will smokes?

  • chillj

    As time goes on I appreciate stoicism more and more; everyone goes on television and whines. (That was a little harsh, but I think there is a lot to be said for holding the personal close and not declaring it to the world. If it is not shared with everyone, it is precious when shared with you.)

  • wonderings

    I am digging this from James.

  • carola99

    Tessanne is winning tonight for me so far.

  • pj

    Dang. Did he drop a lyric?

  • Jake W.

    Do not like James at all. I hate talk-singing songs.

  • garlandk77

    Am I the only one who thinks James is sounding awful?

  • Ells

    Seemed like it…awkward pause

  • Valentin432

    Cool song choice that translated into a very cool performance

  • Jake W.

    It was easily the worst of the night so far.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    no.

  • MichaelGxo

    So does Jacqui get the pimp spot — or go next to last each and every week? And will she be referred to as “THE YOUNGEST CONTESTANT IN THE COMPETITION, ZOMG” again this week by Carson?

  • Mo

    Even tho I can say James will win it all, I just don’t connect with him. And I get upset when people overlook his past pitch issue but have been giving Matt continually flack about last week. At least Adam said it ‘it never is’

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That song didn’t work for me at all.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    worst of the night

  • september21

    wasn’t worth repeating!

  • nncw

    Does Adam have Jame’s back with his comments?

  • H.A.

    That was bad. I think James and Will are in trouble tonight.

  • MichaelGxo

    I liked it better than Matthew, tbh. But it wasn’t a great performance.

  • Matthew Richards

    I think the whole thing was just in the wrong key.

  • pj

    How does Blake not know that song? I mean, really. White Stripes and Joss Stone had hits with it.

  • nncw

    Cole is looking very spiffy tonight.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    just wait for Jacquie

  • Elf

    Wow. I thoroughly enjoyed that. And it was so different from anything else that he’s done. He’s so dynamic without really trying too hard.

  • chillj

    Everyone seems to have shiny new shoes.

  • Celesm

    It sounded to me like he was trying as hard as possible to get people to forget about that performance and look forward to the next one

  • pj

    I liked it too. I did notice the flubbed lyric but he recovered.

  • carola99

    James was just ok.

  • Mo

    Tess, Matt/Will/Cole (order keep changing, I want to put Will 2nd but that’s me being bias) James

  • H.A.

    I think he tried very hard to get through that horrendous song.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    could we just watch jacquie next

  • carola99

    I think B3 tomorrow will be James, Will & Matthew. We will see with the second songs.
    Now I see more clearly that Cole just might win the whole thing. He is boring at times, but he is consistent and Blake plays it safe to keep him in the game.

  • Shawn Jang

    We are going to…

  • MichaelGxo

    I wonder if Jacqui will scream and go OTT this week? Hmmmmm….

  • H.A.

    Here comes Jacquie. Let me get my earplugs.

  • september21

    I always think of Look who’s talking…

  • MichaelGxo

    Not sure about Will. And James has a strong fanbase. But Matthew will be there.

  • Matthew Richards

    Cry Baby is my favorite Janis Joplin song ever.

  • Ells

    I’ve already had to turn down the volume on my TV

  • Mafs95

    So far… Tessanne was amazing, Cole was good, Will and Matthew were slightly underwhelming and James wasn’t exactly what I would call bad or terrible, but I didn’t like it.

  • Dancin VI#81

    ugh why did christina give jaquie janis just no!! not buyin it

  • MichaelGxo

    …and a favourite of the reality singing shows! :D

  • chillj

    Joplin doesn’t work for Jacqui. No grit.

  • Mo

    Please don’t forget the soul in lil emotions infliction that’s required to sing Janis, Jacque.

  • september21

    agree on that. but she’s still a firecracker!

  • H.A.

    Why is Jacqui still in this competition?

  • MichaelGxo

    Oh Lord…pee break. My ears…

  • Ells

    She had a hard time staying “in the pocket” as they say

  • wonderings

    Okay, I’m not finding this pleasant right off the bad.
    Maybe I’ve been subconsciously comparing Jacquie to Allison Iraheta all this time. I can feel Jacquie *trying* to emote but I don’t believe it.

  • pj

    I wanted to like this but I can’t help compare it to Iraheta. She isn’t showing any subtlety.

  • Nile Alric Allado

    I do think Caroline should be in her place but she’s so good!

  • Miss Blue

    Jacquie is my favorite and while I think she did a credible job on this, I don’t think it was fair for Christina to give it to her. Janis and Joss Stone had the grit in their souls, voices, and lives to give this song the toughness it needs. Jacquie hit it just fine but she’s missing the life experience to make the song what it should be.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, otherwise very good.

  • Matthew Richards

    Yeah. I was expecting Jacquie to become completely unhinged through the song, in a good way. But her voice is too light, doesn’t have enough texture, and it feels like she’s in her head.

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  • rayni

    I’ve heard Janis and Allison Iraheta sing this. This doesn’t hold a candle.

  • lola

    mine too!

  • Jake W.

    I thought Jacquie was good. Tessanne wins round one IMO.

  • Mafs95

    I don’t think James will win. He’s too polarizing. He could be in the finals, but I can’t see him winning the whole thing. I think it will be between Jacquie and Cole, they seem to be quite popular.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Jacquie is only 16? Really? lol

  • wonderings

    Allison was amazing on this and it felt natural. Jacquie was just…loud.

  • MichaelGxo

    Allison killed it, so awesome!– I do recall. Jacqui killed it in another way. didn’t like this…

  • jmpv95

    I think that this round goes:
    1. Tessanne
    2. Will
    3. Jacquie
    4. James
    5. Cole
    6. Matthew

  • lola

    oh god, xtina has to show off her tight dress on stage. ugh

  • H.A.

    Allison Iraheta killed this song. No competition.

  • september21

    oh xtina sit down and take the girls with ya!

  • Eric Ascher

    This. Was. Incredible.

  • Dancin VI#81

    time to mute …or switch to n’awlins vs sea while the judges yammer

  • FinalFantasy13

    I’ma let you finish jacquee but im christina aguliera

  • Valentin432

    Ugh, I like Allison a lot but that way way better than her performance on the top 4 show (altough not as good as her sing off).

  • Mafs95

    I liked it, even though she should have had more grit and passion. But the vocals were powerful and I didn’t find her screechy or unpleasant.

  • Elf

    I would have liked to have heard more dynamics in that vocal (a few “quieter moments to really drive home the power house moments) but DANG IT!

  • Celesm

    Probably biased because I’m a fan of Jacquie, but this was very good IMO

  • MichaelGxo

    REALLY? So..is she the youngest one left in the competition?? Do ya think?

  • lola

    Did celo just cut out that whatever thing he’s wearing before he came on stage?

  • jmpv95

    Even without being a Jacquie fan, it was a good performance. She doesn’t have the emotion quite right but the vocal was killer.

  • chillj

    Shades of Idol.

  • Mo

    I heard Joss Stone

  • carola99

    Jaquie was good but sometimes I just think she screams too much.
    I think Tessanne wins this round hands down..

  • Amy Beth

    I think Xtina is just happy to have a real mini-me.

    Her previous attempts were pale imitations.

  • H.A.

    Round One

    Tessanne
    Cole
    Matthew
    Will
    Jacquie
    James

  • bridgette12

    Jacqui don’t understand that you don’t have to shout the words to be heard. Plus, she’s been given a another song she fully don’t understand and it shows in her performance

  • nncw

    1. Tessane 2. Jaquie 3 Cole and Will tied 5 James 6. Matthew.

  • Mafs95

    Round 1:

    Tessanne – A
    Jacquie – B+
    Cole – B
    Will – B-
    Matthew – C+
    James – C

    This is just my opinion! Don’t kill me if you disagree, please :p

  • teekee

    Carson, yes you can fake it. Nothing believable about that performance. She does have a great voice though.

  • Miss Blue

    Love Jacquie but I won’t be buying this one. Joss and Janis are the gold standards by which everyone else is compared and Jacquie didn’t quite make it.

  • Shawn Jang

    I can’t believe we’re losing two tomorrow :((((

  • september21

    Man I loved Allison. And Amanda…did Amanda do that song? What was Amanda’s last name…season 7?

  • Nile Alric Allado

    two?

  • Matthew Richards

    The only other person I saw sing it was Allison Iraheta. Hey, at least they didn’t make her sing “Piece Of My Heart.”

  • Liteasy

    Jacquie – One big screamfest.

  • Celesm

    It should be two tomorrow and then just one next week

  • wonderings

    On the Voice, falling to your knees means you mean it. Even if it’s choreographed. ;-)

  • Miss Blue

    Wtf. Ever hear Janis sing the damn song? How about Joss Stone? How about Allison Iraheta? Or Melissa Etheridge? ALL of them shouted the song, as that’s how it’s done.

    If you want to rip the girl to shreds have at it, but at least make it an honest critique.

  • Matthew Richards

    Allison’s version was definitely much more passionate. And Allison was the same age Jacquie is.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Is Xtina throwing Matthew under the bus for her precious Jacquie?!!?! She keeps giving Matt these weird songs past 2 weeks but gives Jacquie songs that are up her lane damn it! AND this is the millionth time Jacquie has got the pimp spot or at least going towards the later part of performances. What are they doing to my Matthew??!!!!

  • Mo

    Jacque is like Joss Stone, born with soulful tone but lack soul like Janis or Amy Winehouse and with that no emotion is displayed it look forced or manufactured. I like their tone but soul is more than copying or a scowl on your face. You hear the pain in the voice. This is Soul music

  • teekee

    lol!

  • Elf

    Only 1 person is going home this week.

  • wonderings

    Oh, good on the dedication, Cole. Sincere.

  • september21

    I love Cole’s voice. Not popular here but…I do!

  • Mo

    I didn’t like Jacque, it lack soul.

  • MichaelGxo

    I do too. Such a pretty tone..;

  • H.A.

    Cole is the only one I can really hear on the radio.

  • MichaelGxo

    Im sick of her.

  • Hayley_Horan

    I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s ridiculous that Jacquie has gotten the pimp spot three times…? Why do they want a white female to win again?

  • Miss Blue

    Seriously? I think Joss Stone’s many admirers in the world of music would disagree with you there.

  • bridgette12

    Yes, I have heard them sing, and I understand the difference between singing the song and shouting the song. Plus those “women” understand what the song was about and actually showed some real emotion instead of faking it.

  • Shawn Jang

    TV Guide said 2 people are leaving tomorrow. They could be wrong though.

  • pj

    I like Cole’s voice but I don’t want Blake to win. There, I said it. Also, this doesn’t improve on the original. Another safe choice.

  • september21

    I think you were my fellow Preston stan? Love the rasp thing I guess!
    And would love to here an Electric Feel groove about now!

  • Mafs95

    He has a very nice tone, but I think he needs to work a little bit on dynamics… sometimes I think his performances are somewhat boring.

  • Jake W.

    Ok Cole, I actually really liked this.

  • carola99

    Cole just has a smooth consistent voice. I really think he will win it all although he is not my favorite.
    People who watch these type of shows love contestants like him.

  • Mo

    Ok now look at Cole this is emotions and soul not just his tone it’s his delivery. Before you know it you be rocking side to side saying ‘ sang Boy, sang Cole’

  • chillj

    NICE dedication, Cole. Perfect. Nice.

  • jmpv95

    That was a vanilla performance. Sung well but nothing special about it. That being said I do like Cole

  • september21

    yeah I see that point. He’s not as vibrant but it’s kinda endearing for me.

  • Miss Blue

    Love this song and was bored witless by this performance.

  • chillj

    I like him. He doesn’t bowl me over with a big vocal, but I could listen to him all day. He has a very good voice.

  • rayni

    Love Cole – he can sing anything. Love his tone.

  • wonderings

    There are plenty of Cole fans here. You’re not alone, a’tall.

  • MichaelGxo

    It’s been mentioned. Not sure why they are so enamored with her, tbh.

  • Valentin432

    Very nice Cole, it lingered a little bit in the middle, but very good nonetheless

  • crackinthewall

    “Adam does not want to see Jacquie when her heart is broken. (I DO)”

    LOL. I’d want to see that too as cruel as it sounds. Aside from giving us pop culture gems, heartbreak made Adele richer than the men/boys who broke her heart.

  • chillj

    Not a problem. She ain’t winning.

  • bridgette12

    Soul and emotion is something her performances lack. If you don’t feel what your singing, it clearly shows.

  • Mafs95

    “(…) Joss Stone, born with soulful tone but lack soul (…)” – I disagree, I think Joss isn’t as soulful or emotional like Janis (who is?) but saying she lacks soul is too much imo…

  • chillj

    His recordings are good; they wear well and many do not.

  • Ells

    Ooh, Christina gives a real critique.

  • MichaelGxo

    I call grade inflation on Jacqui!

  • Mo

    My second connection of the night…, I’m buying this Cole. You touch me very soulful

  • pj

    Kinda nice to see “drag queen” Xtina back. :-) I say that with sincerity.

  • listening

    I loved Cole’s second performance. It was rich w/ a bit of grit a perfect combination.

  • wonderings

    I love Cole’s voice. He always seems natural and sincere, not over the top, showy or trying to hard. That’s appealing on a glossy show like The Voice.

  • september21

    I see! I thought Will had this blog wrapped…in red! :)

  • carola99

    Yeah, exactly. That´s why I think he is a true contender to take the whole thing.

  • Hayley_Horan

    Who do you reckon will win? Cole?

  • Mel432

    So far, Will best of the night. James worst.

  • Elf

    Blake keeps talking about these different dimensions of Cole. Am I watching a different show? How was that song any different that everything else he has song? He has a great tone and he doesn’t suck, but I find him kind of boring.

  • MichaelGxo

    But they didn’t go for the volume, for the sake of volume = emotion. Jacqui is high on volume and low on nuance.

  • chillj

    That song was not up her lane at all; as a matter of fact she was off road.

  • nncw

    Cole draws you in when he performs.

  • Mafs95

    I think Cole had a very solid night. This performance was better than the previous one, in my opinion, which was already a good one.

  • Sue tiedemann

    I loved Cole – love the raspy sound in his voice.

  • supersonic

    Wasn’t that basically Janis Joplin?

  • pj

    I can answer that. Blake wrote a book called “Bullshitting for Dummies.” He’s an expert. :-)

  • september21

    EXTREME L. O. L. !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mafs95

    I agree, even though I’m not a big fan of him. I think his soft and natural vocals, plus his endearing personality, will make him go far in the competition.

  • chillj

    I don’t know, but I would be very shocked if Jacqui won.

  • Mo

    And I think many true soul artist will agree. But I respect your rebuttal. Soul is to often thrown around with disregards of its origins. It’s come from a place of pain, struggle. Its more than a rasp, or tone. Why you think Amy cross over VS Joss. I like Joss but its her tone and not her soul. IMHO

  • Elf

    Huh – MJ reported only 1 person leaving tomorrow. Now I’m just confused! :)

  • bridgette12

    Jacqui doesn’t have the ability to show passion or emotion in her song, unless she’s shouting it at the audience. She don’t understand that emotion can be shown without beating the audience over the head with the words. A whispered word can show just as much emotion as a scream.

  • supersonic

    When someone says “Better Man”, I think of Pearl Jam. So, I don’t know what song Cole was doing.

  • H.A.

    Tessanne is having a good night.

  • Mo

    I respect your rebuttal. But these shows have misguided many of true soul or R&B. I give Jacque have a soulful tone but she is not soulful. Like Matt have rocker tone.

  • wonderings

    She evens gets confetti!

  • Miss Blue

    Tessanne has had a great night! LOVED this performance and will be buying both of her tunes. Excellent! She’s peaking at the right time.

  • Jake W.

    Tessanne did great. Great night for her.

  • Hayley_Horan

    This version is very cool. Tessanne is really something special.

  • nncw

    Tessane actually has the best voice on the show.

  • pj

    Didn’t vote last week. I think Tessanne will be getting votes from me.

  • Mo

    Indeed

  • september21

    Almost believe him dontcha? In some twisted way he’s like Simon at his best on Idol run!

  • bridgette12

    I don’t understand Tessane. Wonderful voice, but lacks connection.

  • jmpv95

    Wow. Tessanne is just bringing it tonight. Both performances were awesome. I loved the subtleness of Redemption Song and the strength of Unconditionally.

  • Mafs95

    Tessanne has to reach Top 10 on Itunes with at least one of her performances tonight. She was spectacular! #GirlPower

  • Mo

    I’m not sick of her because she can sing but I feel she is being guided in true honest place with her gift.

  • listening

    Nicely done by Tessanne though I must say the backing track/backup singers were a bit distracting. It would of been better if it had just been her.

  • Miss Blue

    I suggest you read Joss’ bio. She has collaborated with some of the R&B, soul legends including Stevie Wonder and John Legend. Methinks they’d have nothing to do with her if she was “lacking soul”.

  • nncw

    Blake is spot on in his comments about Tessane.

  • Valentin432

    Tessane is the best singer on the show, great control, range, power. Unfortunately, the best singer has never won this show.

  • wonderings

    Interesting arrangement – some harder guitars or something happening in the background there – rocking up the ballad a bit.

    Plus, she can SING!

  • september21

    Big hair did nothing for Judith last year though….

  • wonderings

    Javier?

  • Matthew Richards

    I didn’t care for that Katy Perry song. Tessanne’s vocals were spot on, but I thought she connected better in the first round. Very good, but not amazing.

  • H.A.

    The best singers hardly ever win these shows not just The Voice.

  • Mafs95

    If we go by “technical singer”, I think Danielle was the best one last season. I just found her slightly boring sometimes because of the lack of the connection she seemed to have with the lyrics.

  • Amy Beth

    After that, Katy Perry should be embarrassed to sing that song in public again.

  • Mo

    I think he will

  • Valentin432

    I thought Judith Hill (not sure on the name) and the last girl on Adam’s team were better.

  • Shawn Jang

    Um. Really? Sasha Allen anyone?

  • Valentin432

    Admitedly, I don’t recall that season very well. But you may be right.

  • chillj

    I own Joss Stone albums, but I’m with Mo. I don’t think of soul when I think of her.

  • Mafs95

    Ok, I think you’re right with Judith (I forgot her) but Amber had some pitch problems in some of her performances (“Breakaway”, “Firework”) while Danielle had a cleaner and “prettier” vocal. But hey, Amber was actually my favorite that season!

  • Mo

    Will is soulful and his emotions sometimes get the best of him when performing. I respect that over manufactured emotions. James and Jacque give me nothing. But Cole, Will, Matt and now Tess after tonight me honest emotions

  • Mafs95

    I didn’t like her vibrato in some songs (“I Will Always Love You”, “Alone”, for instance)

  • Shawn Jang

    Fair enough.

  • lola

    I like Matthew when he’s not “forcing” the vocals. But he’s doing that when he says “when a man loves a woman”.

  • wonderings

    Much, MUCH better start on this one.

    Don’t be stripping off your jacket like Josh, now.

  • Hayley_Horan

    Thankful that Matthew is already killing this song. Exactly what he needed.

  • Mo

    Po Matt America will let Will slide with a soulful classic because its still kind of Taboo in General but for you even tho this is not your style they will accuse you of being cliche, old and overdone. Sorry young lad that’s the world you live in… Why Christina just why Christina.

  • Mafs95

    I think it was actually Frenchie Davis… The problem was she was too “technical” for my liking, to be honest. Javier had more emotion and connected much more with the songs, imo. But yeah, he was one of the best vocalists on S1.

  • wonderings

    Uh oh, I think he’s already at the top of his range….

  • september21

    ummmmmm.

  • H.A.

    Tonight is not Matthew’s night. IDK. His voice sounds shot.

  • lola

    Shouting again.

  • Shawn Jang

    I may get hate on this, but I really don’t see how people dislike Jacquie for “screaming” all the time and not dislike Matthew when he “screams” just as much.

  • MichaelGxo

    Matthew is in trouble.

  • nncw

    Matthew this is better – I ‘m surprised he doesn’t just let loose more.

  • Matthew Richards

    Matthew is SINGING this song. Did Joshua Ledet decide to borrow his body?

  • Mafs95

    Tessanne >>>>>>>>>>>>> Katy Perry (on vocals, I actually like KP)

  • lola

    They all scream on this show.

  • twodollars

    Tessanne is just owning tonight. She’s given me goosebumps with both of her songs. She peaked at just the right moment.

    She needs to make it to Top 5.

  • Valentin432

    Matthew’s voice is shot. Comparing the way he completely tore up Cosmic Love and now, it’s really clear.

  • wonderings

    Matthew is no Joshua Ledet. And I like Matthew.

  • Jake W.

    Much better than his first performance, but I’m disappointed in Matthew tonight. He could miss out on the finale.

  • Miss Blue

    I agree. I won’t be buying either of his tunes tonight and I’ll be using my votes for others. Which is a shame because I really like him. But he is on a downhill slide the last two weeks.

  • Hayley_Horan

    I think Matthew and Will will definitely go home tomorrow night. I just want Jacquie gone, tbh.

  • Mo

    Even tho Matt was great people will not be so forgiving of him singing an Old Soul Track.

  • listening

    Mathew’s higher register during When A Man Love’s A Woman was pure and spot on at the beginning of the song but as the song went on it got real rough. He was struggling.

  • Hayley_Horan

    Cosmic Love wasn’t even live, so that’s most likely why.

  • Ells

    I don’t know about “shot,” but it was a bit strained.

  • MichaelGxo

    Would like Jacqui gone too. She bores me. Poor Matthew…I do think he will be gone.

  • september21

    Michael Bolten factor might kill him!! LOL

  • Mafs95

    Matthew was better in this song, but I agree with the ones who’re saying his vocals were sometimes a bit forced… Nevertheless, it was a much better performance and I liked it. I hope he’s safe for next week!

  • Matthew Richards

    Joshua definitely went the extra mile and a half at the end. But this is still the best I’ve seen Matthew sing. Lol.

  • carola99

    Matthew finally came back. It didn´t top Hallelujah but it was up there.
    I am just worried it just might not be enough. Depends on how Will and James do now. Because Tessane, Cole and Jaquie are so safe tomorrow.

  • Matthew Richards

    I loved Matthew’s performance tonight. I must be the only person in the country who didn’t like Hallelujah, though.

  • bridgette12

    Matthew has difference levels, it’s not all, screaming every high note to emphasize certain verses of the song. He can pull back and not get carried listening to his own voice.

  • pj

    I thought it was a good performance from Matthew. Christina might want to consider giving her team members an identity instead of versatility. Sad, but true.

  • chillj

    I don’t think his voice is the only strained one; others are a little ragged, too. Although that wasn’t a perfect “vocal”, it was an excellent performance. Sometimes it’s ok.

  • Sowsyalite

    Its gonna be so sad as only one will be leaving tomorrow night and for good TV, Matthew has to go. I can imagine the drama which this show needs at this point.

  • Mo

    Totally different singers, style, genre, tone. The only similarity they both black inspiring singers. They are as different as Cole and James. Or Phillip and James.

  • carola99

    Yeah, that´s why I am still worried about his chances tomorrow.
    Identity works better than versatility most of the times in singing shows..

  • carola99

    Tessanne really deserves to be in the top 4 no doubt about it.

  • chillj

    Nope. I have heard a lot of better versions.

  • MichaelGxo

    Oh Lord…Adam is going to put Will in the B3. Banjo? Where is the appeal? sigh…

  • H.A.

    Hey, Brother is a popular song. Will can kill it if done right.

  • Rue Lonquisha

    finally some avicii

  • september21

    Carson has improved soooo much since season 1.

  • Amy Beth

    Looks like Will won the banjo duel, lol!

  • pj

    Flames of pimage!

  • Mo

    I love Will so genuine

  • H.A.

    Will is going to do well with this song on iTunes.

  • wonderings

    Oh, I agree. But they both sang this song. And Joshua will naturally excel on anything soul. That’s why this choice was surprising for Matthew….

  • Jake W.

    I will be shocked if Will doesn’t get bottom 3, based on tonight.

  • Amy Beth

    This is the second song of Will’s I’ve never heard before.

  • Miss Blue

    Okay, tonight is going to cost me. Buying both of Will’s tunes and both of Tessanne’s. So far. We’ll see if Jacquie or James can get a sale as well.

  • rayni

    Loving Will! Love love love it! Buying 2 Will and 1 Cole tonight!

  • pj

    I think you may be shocked.

  • wonderings

    To reference back to Xtina’s comment to Cole — *most* of their voices are sounding worn at this point. (Except, perhaps Tess – who does have the most experience…)

  • listening

    Okay is it just me or does Will strike anyone else like a mini Adam? Teehee, I can’t help it I think it every time I see him. I’m like hi everyone i’m micro Adam, he’s my big brother.

  • Mafs95

    I thought this was one of my least favorite performances coming from Will… it wasn’t bad, but something was missing. I personally didn’t enjoy his vocals that much and the connection wasn’t there. I still hope he’s safe because I think Will is an artist.

  • Jake W.

    The song is one of Avicii’s worst. Adam should have given him Wake Me Up.

  • lola

    creepy

  • Mafs95

    Song choice didn’t help, either. You’re right.

  • chillj

    I love Will. He is good, he is intense, he will never give less than he can.

  • Matthew Richards

    Jacquie Lee is going to sing a Christina song? I am in bliss.

  • Amy Beth

    Adan’s comments to his own team are SO bizarre tonight. Bringing up James’ mistake, telling Will he looks too intense up there.

    What is up with him?

  • lola

    His voice cracked a little. Tired voices.

  • chillj

    I didn’t like the song. It was not interesting enough for him and he usually does interesting stuff with his voice.

  • Mo

    Totally Agree, Joshua is emotional soulful singer so he would soar. Like Maxwell couldn’t pull this off like Anthony Hamilton could.

  • Mafs95

    She deserves to be in the finals, in my opinion… But for that we still have to wait for next week. She’s definitely safe (I think!).

  • nncw

    i still think Adam puts his singers through hoops and loses who they are as artists. Does he really think that is what appeals to listeners plus it is risky for the contestants as well. It is like an experiment for him.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Christina seems to be projecting a lot of herself onto Jacquie, and I’m not sure that’s such a great idea.

  • Mafs95

    LOL

  • chillj

    I have thought that. I have tried hard not to like Will, but I do, anyway. He is kind of the most privileged person up there, but he is very talented in his own right. He has really proven himself.

  • pj

    I’m trying to figure out who they want to win. I’m not sure….

  • Sowsyalite

    It has been working so far since Day 1. Not a bad formula to work on.

  • Mo

    Indeed

  • H.A.

    I agree but it has been a worldwide popular track so get ready to hear it a lot in 2014.

  • lola

    I can’t listen to him (adam). I switch to diners, drive-ins and dives when he’s commenting.

  • carola99

    Me too! I think it´s between Cole and Jaquie.

  • pj

    Seems t be working better than her approach to Matthew. I think she’s trying to help them and not just phoning it in this year. I appreciate that.

  • Shawn Jang

    hahaha

  • chillj

    I want Will. If all of them had shows, it’s his I would want to see and remember longer. So many levels.

  • rayni

    Jacque singing Xtina may just show where’s she’s lacking. Comparison can be a killer. She doesn’t have Xtina’s depth of tone or control. Just her volume.

  • pj

    I don’t have a fave. I do like Will too. Especially lately.

  • Matthew Richards

    I think she’s been mentoring Jacquie really well.

  • Mafs95

    If Jacquie ends up being as good as Xtina when she’s 30, I don’t mind that LOL.

  • listening

    Will’s hit or miss w/ me.

  • weareallinnocent

    Ya know, I do get the impression that all appreciate the true artistry that is Will, but the judges don’t really want him to advance. Not commercial enough? Competition too great? Adam has too many left on his team? I can’t decide for sure. I just see that he’s probably the most talented artist left on the show, possibly equalled only by Cole. Sadz. I hope he continues despite the producers’ desires.

  • wonderings

    Suck up.

  • september21

    I think they want Christina to win. Oh….you mean one of those contestant type people?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Jacquie sounds good already on this song. Nicely modulated.

  • wonderings

    That said, this feels more sincere than Cry Baby. Hmmmm….

  • chillj

    This is a much better Jacqui vocal. More contained, less scattered vocally.

  • Hayley_Horan

    Even Jacquie fans can agree that this is really rough…

  • pj

    Yes, that was what I meant. ;-)

    If we’re talking coaches, I’m anti Blake for a fourth right now. No offence to Cole.

  • Amy Beth

    Xtina/Jacquie is this season’s version of Usher/Michelle.

    They have a special bond.

  • september21

    she’s no xtina though…and actually….now…I don’t think she’s doin as good as hoped.

  • Miss Blue

    Jacquie is making her “Mom” proud, lol. Yep, I’ll buy this just to give Jacquie the support even though it’s not my type of song. She did this exactly how I think her coach would have done it.

  • Mo

    After hearing Tamera Foster sang this song at 16 at a true honest place, Jacque is just blah and cringe

  • chillj

    I complimented her and then she opened up. She is not so good when she opens up. She is better subtle.

  • Mafs95

    Jacquie sounds great on this one. I’m liking it a lot! And it feels slightly different from her previous performances. It seems she’s controling her voice a bit better and is showing more “finesse” (sorry I can’t spell French :p)

  • H.A.

    Jacquie is sounding good. This was a good song choice for her.

  • Jake W.

    Ok, Jacquie was rough on this. They should have saved the other song for last.

  • wonderings

    Yes, very impressed at the beginning!!

    But now, on the big notes, she is starting to suffer by comparison….

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was a really good vocal.

  • supersonic

    Chris Mann sang this better back in his season.

  • chillj

    I think Will is the MOST commercial.

  • Shawn Jang

    That actually almost made me cry. Just seeing Christina watch her and having Jacquie dedicate this song to her, and their relationship with each other is so very honest and heartwarming. I loved it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like Jacquie better when she’s not too overwrought.

  • LeoCS

    Christina is making it about herself again. What a surprise!

  • Mo

    Again overdone no emotions and yes just like Christina at the beginning of career. Pink is more true soulful than Christina. But Christina finding her voice now.

  • weareallinnocent

    I do agree. I’m not sure others see it, though, maybe because he seems so shy or introspective or awkward, or whatever. He deserves to continue and I hope he does.

  • carola99

    That was a really great vocal coming from Jaquie. She is def safe tomorrow.

    Will & Matthew are B3 and maybe James. Depends on what he does now.

  • listening

    Jacquie started off nice but got messy at the end, losing control of her notes. It’s getting screechy in a bad way, I’m wincing here.

  • Mo

    Christina back to throwing shade too, I caught the Cole diss. You can’t mask your true self

  • Amy Beth

    James doing Meatloaf will either be epic or the featured story on Talk Soup (if it’s still on air)

  • MichaelGxo

    WHAT? ZOMG! Did XTina just say Jacqui was “ONLY 16?” Had no idea! why hadn’t they mentioned that before? Now I think she is even better. Good Lord…now She MUST win!!

  • bridgette12

    She can’t modulate, it goes from soft to a full screech. Inability to show some restraint.

  • Mafs95

    This week there’s only one elimination, right? That means it will probably be a bottom two, no? It’s a bit weird, I thought this week it was going to be a double elimination and then next week it would be a single elimination. But I actually don’t mind, a double elimination would be too brutal, in my opinion. They are all so good…

  • carola99

    I want Tessanne FTW!

  • wonderings

    I think vocally and stylistically he’s the most commercial. Plus, he’s smart, knows music, can play and arrange.

    If only he were 10 years younger and “cuter”/more handsome, the record labels would eat him up.

  • Mo

    Overdone and cringeworthy pitch at the back of that song. She safe because of fan base strong not vocals. Only 2 safe because of vocals tonight that’s Tess and Cole.

  • carola99

    Is it one only?

  • Andie

    I have a problem when they do two performances and switch up the order. It’s not really a big deal, but it sort of seems unfair to me. If they wanted to give the pimp spot to James, I don’t see why he shouldn’t have gone sixth in the first round, as well.

  • Mafs95

    I think so.. I believe it will be like Season 4, maybe. Or better, a Top 4 finale?

  • carola99

    Yeah, the show seems to like him so I doubt he is going home tomorrow.

  • chillj

    Many, if not most, male singers are not good looking. Women should be that lucky. I don’t know how old he is, but…

  • cocoloids

    I think Will DESERVES to move forward. Please let’s vote for this guy.

  • carola99

    Right now I think Tessanne and Cole are the only ones who are completely safe.

  • Matthew Richards

    I will sing anything to win, but I won’t sing that.

  • carola99

    Still I hope Tessanne fans vote like crazy, people tend to vote more for the dudes..

  • wonderings

    Bring the drama James! I’m hoping for pyro.

  • Shawn Jang

    This song just reminds me of the M&M commercial with my wife Naya Rivera.

  • supersonic

    Talk Soup is still on the air. It’s called The Soup and it’s hosted by Joel McHale.

  • lola

    this guy has a decent voice.

  • Amy Beth

    They’re going to have to cut this song brutally. Meatloaf songs usually run longer than Xtina’s critiques.

  • supersonic

    This dude needs to stop yelling at me.

  • Dancin VI#81

    music drowning him out

  • Jake W.

    I liked the beginning until the louder part kicked in.

  • weareallinnocent

    Dang, Adam really loves James. I don’t see it. Still don’t. He brings nothing special imo.

  • Miss Blue

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Okay James, you got yourself a sale, lol. GREAT job – over the top but stayed true to the melody and had a strong voice throughout. Plus, what fun!

  • wonderings

    Wow, I enjoyed that way more than I expected. Bravo James!

  • Mo

    Oh James…… Just meh

  • Mafs95

    I know some people say that Jacquie is a bit screechy but… isn’t James worse in that aspect? He has a nice voice and I actually think it’s a shame that he ruins it with so much yelling and growling. I like him, but he’s not consistent in my opinion.

  • lola

    Are there only 6 words in this song?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Latest from iTunes:

    99. Rich Girl – Cole
    128. Cry Baby – Jacquie
    157. Redemption Song – Tessanne
    188. Better Man – Cole
    197. Story of My Life – Matthew

  • Elf

    JAMES! That was awesome. It was so over the top, yet so controlled.

  • MichaelGxo

    I thought it was good. My friend thinks ‘meh’.

  • carola99

    Why does Adam love James so much? I just don´t get it..

  • Jake W.

    Tessanne wins the night for me. I think Will or Matthew will go home.

  • Mo

    Here come James excuses again….

  • carola99

    Tell you Cole is so gonna win this show.

  • MichaelGxo

    Oh …here we go “James is so sick” bah blah ..excuse his mistakes please.

    STFU, Adam..I actually thought it was good.

  • supersonic

    I don’t see it, either. The bit that I could stomach, I thought he yelled it.

    And yes, Adam is in love with the dude for some reason.

  • jmpv95

    My Ranking for the Second Round:
    1. Tessanne
    2. Jacquie
    3. Cole
    4. Will
    5. James
    6. Matthew

  • Valentin432

    I like how schizophrenic of a performer Jams is, he’s not a great singer but I like his performances.

  • H.A.

    I thought James is a theatrical guy. Where is the drama? The vocals was just OK.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you could very well be right.

  • carola99

    Tessanne still the best of the night for me.
    PLS vote for her! Don´t assume she is safe.

  • chillj

    That was TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Soooooo true…

  • Mafs95

    Round 2:

    Tessanne – A
    Jacquie – A-
    Matthew – B+
    Cole – B+
    Will – C+
    James – C+

  • Miss Blue

    Then the show can kiss this devoted viewer goodbye.

  • Jake W.

    Unfortunately, you are probably right.

  • Mo

    James or Jacque should go home

  • chillj

    I love him. I love him, Will, and Cole. Big year for male singers; I usually like wimmin.

  • supersonic

    Tell you Cole is so gonna win this show.

    Yep. Then, Blake will get another damn win. After that, he needs to take a break. No Blake for at least two seasons.

  • Matthew Richards

    Time to buy Redemption Song on iTunes. Am I right, or am I right? Tessanne Chin everyone.

  • wonderings

    MJ confirms this above — great news! 2 cuts would be brutal at this point. I’m pretty attached to this whole group.

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    James and Jacquie need to buy me new ears, can’t stand the screaming

  • Mafs95

    Who Should Go Home: James
    Who Will Go Home: Will

    This is just my opinion… I think Will isn’t as popular as the rest of Team Adam (he needed to be saved by Adam) and as the others (Jacquie, Cole and even Matthew). He sold really well last week and had a great song choice, but I’m not sure if he’ll be safe this week. It’s a shame, because I like him. “When I Was Your Man”, “At Last”, “Radioactive” and “Not Over You” were terrific, in my opinion.

  • wonderings

    He had to get a shot of steroids before the show.

  • Mo

    Me too

  • chillj

    Remember Joni Mitchell. Only even Joni could not have switched up and come out with tonight’s song like James did.

  • EAP

    Really? I think Xtina can’t say anything. Adam actually kind of dissed Matthew in the first song, but he’s a dude, so it’s okay. Yes, he was right, but so waa Xtina.

  • chillj

    He is entertaining.

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    Unconditionally was awesome, here’s hoping its a big hit for Tessanne

  • H.A.

    Round Two

    Cole
    Tessanne
    Jacquie
    Will
    James
    Mathew

    Tessanne and Cole were my top 2 tonight.

  • pj

    I liked several performances, but overall, Tessanne won the night for me.

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    Cole and Tessanne are the most consistent

  • Mo

    Where you keep up with the ranking from? Info please

  • pj

    The difference being that Tessanne sings way more challenging songs. Is she as marketable? I’m not sure either of them are marketable.

  • chillj

    Bah, humbug.

  • hayes

    And that’s fine with me. At this point the only other person I don’t mind winning is Tessanne. Although I do like the other 4 just fine. It’s a very strong Top 6 imo.

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    Blake is probably the best mentor this show has ever seen, at the first live shows I thought his team was toast, he is the one that better showcases his artists strenghts, even if he is playing safe

  • Mo

    But it’s ok, Cole good. Blake know how to Coach and old songs are not overdone recycled singing show songs.

  • Mafs95

    I want Tessane to be safe!!! She was amazing tonight :D

  • wonderings

    Don’t looks always help commercially? They certainly don’t hurt. ITA women are picked apart much more harshly on appearance / dress / weight.

    (Trust me – I’m a Clarkson fan and the woman can put in an impeccable vocal and some folks will only be commenting on superficial sh*t. Drives me nuts.)

  • Nedsdag

    ITA! Tamera did a better job and she went home. At least Jacquie knew the lyrics.

  • Shawn Jang

    All those saying they want Tessanne or Cole to win: would you honestly buy their albums if one of them wins?

    I’m a big Jacquie fan, but I’m not afraid to say that I wouldn’t buy her album. Will’s voice is the only one that I truly love and can listen to all day, which is why I would most certainly buy his album if he makes one or even wins!! (*crosses fingers*)

  • chillj

    I don’t think they necessarily help men, but I don’t think a women can survive musically without being at least “pleasing.” I can’t think of a pop singer that is a hottie outside of One Direction and the great ones are all pretty homely. In country music attractive men seem to be popular, but I think it might just be the jeans (heh).

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    I don’t think Tessanne is as old fashioned as some of you are putting, her mature and reaggaey vocals may be niche but I think its great for the show to have some diversity

  • chillj

    I would buy Will’s and I would buy Cole’s, but the others are probably iffy.

  • Mo

    Can someone tell me again where to keep up with the ranking

  • alonzo7

    I’ve stopped watching the show live as soon as it became apparent that Blake would win again with Cole.

  • MichaelGxo

    Jacqui grade inflation again. :)

  • hayes

    I would totally buy a Cole album.. And James’. That’s it.

  • Matthew Richards

    How do you know who’s going to win? The season isn’t even over yet.

  • Nedsdag

    Cole is a safe singer, but I have a soft spot for him ever since he sang The Jeffersons’s theme song in his blind audition and only Cee-Lo turned for him. Plus, we’re both left-handed, so I empathize with him.

  • Matthew Richards

    If Tessanne put out a Reggae album, I would buy it in a heartbeat. If she put out a pop album? Maybe not.

  • Mo

    Just no! Please I can’t take another hit this week

  • H.A.

    iTune Overall

    94. Cole Vosbury – Rich Girl
    104. Jacquie Lee – Cry Baby
    126. Tessanne Chin – Redemption Song
    152. Cole Vosbury – Better Man
    159. Matthew Schuler – Story of My Life
    179. Will Champlin – A Change Is Gonna Come
    220. Matthew Schuler – When a Man Loves a Woman
    290. Tessanne Chin – Unconditionally
    328. James Wolpert – Fell In Love With a Girl
    634. Will Champlin – Hey Brother

  • Nedsdag

    Christina is so enamored with Jacquie that she’s not telling her to use her middle range. It’s either too high or too low with her.

  • Mafs95

    I would buy a Tessanne album if she mixed some reggae with some pop ballads. I think she can be marketed very well, maybe not in the US…

  • wonderings

    My fellow Cole fans are annoying me by purchasing too early! Supposedly, itunes votes only count if purchased after 9:55pm…

  • Mafs95

    I guess Cole is safe! He deserves it, his performances were pretty solid tonight.

  • Nedsdag

    Does this mean she’ll finish second like Michelle did?

  • Amy Beth

    He didn’t sound sick, but he looked like he was going to keel over during the comments.

  • H.A.

    If Tessanne puts out a reggae album I will buy it. As for Cole he had me at ‘Movin On Up’. I can listen to his voice all day.

  • september21

    I don’t even like James and thought it was perfect for him. Meatloaf was such a loose cannon on Apprentice. LOL
    Yay! Kelly tomorrow!

  • Matthew Richards

    I know a lot of unique Idol singers who released bland pop albums. James Durbin and Casey Abrams come to mind. I hope Tessanne is able to control her musical direction and make something interesting.

  • Mafs95

    Different opinions… :)

  • september21

    He had me at “we’re movin on up” too!

  • Matthew Richards

    Case of You was amazing. Adam’s not coaching him the right away. He shouldn’t be singing rock ballads from the 80s, he should be singing tender piano rock like Tori Amos.

  • pj

    Rich Girl is one of my fave Hall and Oates songs. I’m shocked it’s doing so well, though. Interesting.

    Cole obviously has peeps.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Wow Cole….?!? He truly is the surprising dark horse this season…
    But looking at ITunes I am sooooooo happy Matthew is not at the bottom! Looks like James is oh well…

  • Amy Beth

    Once again, Hallelujah is moving up the charts.

  • weareallinnocent

    Yeah, the only ailment he seems to suffer from, imo, is unsupportable arrogance.

  • EAP

    85. Cole Vosbury – Rich Girl
    98. Jacquie Lee – Cry Baby
    107. Tessanne Chin – Redemption Song
    127. Cole Vosbury – Better Man
    141. Matthew Schuler – Story of My Life
    151. Will Champlin – A Change Is Gonna Come
    179. Matthew Schuler – When a Man Loves a Woman

  • september21

    Yeah, Shes gone, Sara Smile, and Rich Girl probably my fav HallnOates. Cole did a nice job but I loved Darryl’s commanding assertion the girl was a bitch. Cole was too sweet.

  • weareallinnocent

    Because they keep mentioning it, as in… “This isn’t all that great, but remember Hallelujah, y’all!!!”

    I really like Matthew, btw, but he seems to have peaked too soon, and shows real weakness in his lower register.

  • twodollars

    I now expect Blake’s team to win every year. I am just thrilled we only have 1 Blake contestant to suffer through each week. The real contest will be who gets 2nd and 3rd.

  • wonderings

    Luke Bryan can shake his ass at me anytime (on mute :).

    Adam Levine just got sexiest man…(peeking at itunes) many find the Biebs, Robin Thicke, Phillip Phillips, Buble attractive…

  • Igor F

    35 Cole Vosbury “Rich Girl”
    38 Jacquie Lee “Cry Baby”
    41 Tessanne Chin “Redemption Song”
    45 Cole Vosbury “Better Man”
    54 Will Champlin “A Change is Gonna Come”
    61 Will Champlin “Hey Brother”
    68 Matthew Schuler “When a Man Loves a Woman”
    74 James Wolpert “I’d Do Anything For Love”
    75 Tessanne Chin “Unconditionally”
    77 Matthew Schuler “Story of My Life”
    87 Jacquie Lee “The Voice Within”
    101 James Wolpert “Fell in Love with a Girl”

  • twodollars

    Wow, go Tessanne. She normally doesn’t do very well on iTunes. Hoping that means she is safe tomorrow night.

  • MichaelGxo

    Cole the Dark Horse is overtaking the frontrunners.

  • Amy Beth

    Top 10 is going to take 13k+ downloads. Tough chart this week.

    ETA: if all 12 songs chart in the Top 100, but none hit Top 10, iTunes won’t predict very much.

  • carola99

    I know right? He is def a force to be reckon with..

  • wiredream

    Re: James Wolpert – I guess every singing contest needs it’s court jester. (Oh, and James, the lyrics of the song go “sex and DRUMS and rock ‘n roll,” not “DRUGS” – though I feel like taking them after you perform each week.)

  • pj

    I am happy to see Tessanne doing so well. I don’t get Cole. To me, he has a nice tone, but nothing unique or particularly compelling.

    I youtubed Allison’s Cry Baby. It was as awesome as I remembered it. Jacquie has a lil work to do. I really like her though.

  • Matthew Richards

    Despite the iTunes rankings, I actually think Will is the dark horse this year.

  • girlygirl

    what does it say that the old songs are charting better for these contestants than the newer songs?

  • macfae

    You’re right, mj…it’s not a good thing to see the wheels turning in Will’s head. It’s very irksome and distracting. It causes a BIG disconnect with me.

  • Celesm

    Going by the comments I’m seeing online I’m surprised Matthew is in the middle and not close to the bottom.
    Also surprised James’ songs aren’t doing better. Thought he had a big fanbase

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    I honestly hope it’s 1 single elimination tomorrow. And that the one who bites the dust is James.

  • Matthew Richards

    Kelly Clarkson just tweeted that she likes Cole, and she thinks Tessanne gave the best vocal performance ever. The Queen has spoken.

  • maymay

    When A Man Loves A Woman? Joshua Ledet is better than Matthew by a big gap. Again, His song choice is bad. And Story Of My Life? Weird.

  • Dewayne Boyd

    The Voice has basically nothing to do with post-show success. So what is your point?

  • pj

    Kelly is friends with Blake. ;-)

    ETA: I like Cole, too. I would just like to see something special from him.

  • xheyheyo

    Me three! When he sang the Passenger song, I jumped on the Cole train.

  • Jason Gorny

    Love Kelly but I don’t want Blake to win again!

  • Shawn Jang

    So let’s be a negative Nancy and continue to not help bring success to the winners? Good for you.

    My point is that people seem to be so invested in these contestants and spend so much time and money voting for them that they should at least continue to show their support after the show is over.

  • pj

    I think Cole is connecting because he doesn’t try too hard. He doesn’t have that air of desperation that some of the others have. It doesn’t hurt that Blake and he choose safe songs.

    I think they are all very talented. I waffle every week. I like all of the remaining contestants for different reasons. That is rare for me. There is no villain (deserved or not).

    This week I gave ten to Tessanne and five to Matthew. I really think Matthew has something special, even if he’s been struggling a little.

  • Mafs95

    iTunes:

    32. Cole Vosbury – “Rich Girl”
    33. Jacquie Lee – “Cry Baby”
    35. Tessanne Chin – “Redemption Song”
    42. Cole Vosbury – “Better Man”
    46. Will Champlin – “A Change Is Gonna Come”
    53. Will Champlin – “Hey Brother”
    57. Matthew Schuler – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
    63. James Wolpert – “I’d Do Anything For Love”
    64. Tessanne Chin – “Unconditionally”
    67. Matthew Schuler – “Story Of My Life”
    79. Jacquie Lee – “The Voice Within”
    90. James Wolpert – “Fell In Love With A Girl”

    (2nd Update)

    ETA: Is “All I Want For Christmas” really in #40? That’s a song from 1993!! I’m a bit surprised, tbh.

  • Andie

    It is a single elimination. James has never been my favorite, but his first round performance was my favorite so far (though I haven’t seen Jacqui yet, because pacific time.)

  • Andie

    I agree. All the recaps I read keep talking about how Will is not connecting with the audience, but he has never been in the bottom 3 and has always been close to the top of the iTunes rankings and the polls on this website and others.

  • crackinthewall

    Matthew’s When A Man Loves A Woman is at #62 right now. He sang Hallelujah weeks ago.

  • Matthew Richards

    Nope. Hallelujah his higher than his songs this week are.

  • Mafs95

    I meant “When A Man Loves A Woman” ahah

  • Mafs95

    True, I think it is at #53

  • pj

    I thought his Hallelujah sales only count in the week he sang it and in the finale if he makes it?

  • Matthew Richards

    “At Last” is also on the chart, but not as high.

  • Matthew Richards

    Yep, they don’t count. It makes money for the show, though.

  • crackinthewall

    Surprised with how low James’ Fell In Love With A Girl charted. I was expecting it to chart higher than his Meatloaf cover but I guess people prefer songs they are familiar with. As expected, Matthew’s take on 1D trailed behind his other song and Will seems to have garnered a lot of good will due to last week’s performance. The songs Cole and Will performed tonight are all in the top half of the charts, and it should be expected to rise higher, so they should be safe. If the order in the charts don’t change, James might really leave tomorrow.

  • Jason Gorny

    i thought carson said songs purchased whenever would count overall or something like that.

  • Mafs95

    Sorry, I didn’t want to go off-topic but since we’re talking about The Voice… Danielle Bradbery “Heart Of Dixie” is at #104 which isn’t amazing, but it’s something, right? Cassadee Pope “Wasting All These Tears” is #48 :)

  • Igor F

    I think this week we will see who has the voting support and who doesn’t. I don’t believe anyone will chart in the top 10 and everyone will be in the top 50 so itunes won’t mean much.

  • crackinthewall

    My point is it doesn’t count this week. The only songs that matters as far as iTunes votes go this week are the songs he performed tonight.

  • Mafs95

    Matthew and Tessanne are competing with songs that are really charting and at high rankings: “Story Of My Life” #6 and “Unconditionally” #14. It’s normal that people don’t buy those versions that much when they probably prefer the original.

    ETA: I honestly think Tessanne’s version is better than Katy Perry’s one, but let’s see how things happen…

  • crackinthewall

    Will got a lot of good press even at the start of the competition, Cole on the other hand didn’t get a lot of attention from anyone. I honestly believe Xtina stealing Will from Adam was a calculated move for Adam to keep both James and Will.

  • crackinthewall

    Ditto. The last Katy Perry song I heard covered on a singing competition was Roar and I prefer Dami Im’s version. I guess it’s just how things go with Katy Perry ballads, someone can always sing it better. Matthew’s performance will only boost 1D’s sale.

  • Andie

    When does the iTunes voting period close, for this week’s vote? I want to buy one of the songs but don’t want to vote for that person.

  • Amy Beth

    11 am ET

    But, huh?

  • crackinthewall

    I think that’s if they make it to the finals unless they change the rules again. Wouldn’t surprise me since they nerfed the iTunes votes this season with each account being limited to one vote and the x10 multiplier being reduced by half. That surely helped Cassadee Pope win her season by a landslide.

  • Igor F

    Your 1 itunes purchase isn’t going to make a difference

  • Matthew Richards

    I think you’re missing the point of the iTunes vote. Lol!

  • H.A.

    Adam Lambert ?@adamlambert
    Tessanne Chin betta SAAAAAAANG

    Tessanne Chin ?@Tessanne
    “@adamlambert: Tessanne Chin betta SAAAAAAANG” oh my gosh this made my night!!! Many thanks and lots of respect to you!!! Thank you!!!

    Kelly Clarkson ?@kelly_clarkson
    So I just saw the best vocal performance ever on @NBCTheVoice ….holy crap Tessanne can sing! Beautiful, just beautiful! And classy!

    Tessanne Chin ?@Tessanne
    @kelly_clarkson @NBCTheVoice oh my good God this means just the absolute world to me!!! Thank for making my night!!! I respect you so much!!

  • cheese

    I know – it’s the only song I wanted to download from the 12 tonight. Ah, well – he had a good run for a polarizing contestant.

  • Andie

    Oh, I really don’t like James, except for how he sings Jack White. I know my one vote won’t make a difference but I still want to wait.

  • pj

    By special, I don’t mean gimmicky. Remember when Bo Bice sang acapella? In a Dream. That was a moment. Idol made him like Jesus. LOL. I”m not saying Cole needs to sing acapella, He needs a moment (Jefferson’s theme notwithstanding),

  • H.A.

    It’s a tight race.

    iTunes Overall

    32. Cole Vosbury – Rich Girl
    33. Tessanne Chin – Redemption Song
    34. Jacquie Lee – Cry Baby
    40. Cole Vosbury – Better Man
    43. Will Champlin – A Change Is Gonna Come
    49. Will Champlin – Hey Brother
    56. Matthew Schuler – When a Man Loves a Woman
    58. James Wolpert – I’d Do Anything For Love
    62. Tessanne Chin – Unconditionally
    65. Matthew Schuler – Story of My Life
    76. Jacquie Lee – The Voice Within
    84. James Wolpert – Fell In Love With a Girl

  • Clement

    32. Cole Vosbury – Rich Girl (The Voice Performance) 
    33. Tessanne Chin – Redemption Song (The Voice Performance) 
    34. Jacquie Lee – Cry Baby (The Voice Performance)
    40. Cole Vosbury – Better Man (The Voice Performance)
    43. Will Champlin – A Change Is Gonna Come (The Voice Performance)
    49. Will Champlin – Hey Brother (The Voice Performance)
    56. Matthew Schuler – When a Man Loves a Woman (The Voice Performance)
    58. James Wolpert – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) [The Voice Performance]
    62. Tessanne Chin – Unconditionally (The Voice Performance)
    65. Matthew Schuler – Story of My Life (The Voice Performance)
    76. Jacquie Lee – The Voice Within (The Voice Performance)
    84. James Wolpert – Fell In Love With a Girl (The Voice Performance)

  • Karen C

    I think so too. And it’s not just that Jaquies too young to understand the song because Allison was the same age when she sang it. Jaquie doesn’t have the rock edge needed for that song.

  • Karen C

    Amanda Overmyer? I don’t remember her doing that, but I know she did Piece of My Heart. I really liked her too.

  • sjames08

    Tessane’s Unconditionally was like a Finale Performance and Prod.

  • Jingle Jam

    Only 1 contestant is going home tomorrow? Are they still going to do the Twitter voting?

  • TravelinThru

    James or Matthew could be in trouble. Current iTunes:

    22. Cole Vosbury – Rich Girl (The Voice Performance)
    23. Jacquie Lee – Cry Baby (The Voice Performance)
    24. Tessanne Chin – Redemption Song (The Voice Performance)
    33. Cole Vosbury – Better Man (The Voice Performance)
    36. Will Champlin – A Change Is Gonna Come (The Voice Performance)
    37. Will Champlin – Hey Brother (The Voice Performance)
    42. Matthew Schuler – When a Man Loves a Woman (The Voice Performance)
    43. James Wolpert – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) [The Voice Performance]
    45. Tessanne Chin – Unconditionally (The Voice Performance)
    52. Matthew Schuler – Story of My Life (The Voice Performance)
    55. Jacquie Lee – The Voice Within (The Voice Performance)
    68. James Wolpert – Fell In Love With a Girl (The Voice Performance)

  • weareallinnocent

    As someone who cannot appreciate James at all, I respect your decision to wait. lol

  • macfae

    I guess I’m in the minority given the comments that I’ve read; because I really enjoyed both of James’ performances. I’ve always thought he would make it to the finals. But then I thought Caroline would too. I bought both of his iTunes and he definitely is in full voice on both songs.
    I love Fell in Love with a Girl – especially the beginning, very cool.

    I hope he doesn’t go home.

  • weareallinnocent

    All the judges diss or damn with faint praise singers on other teams who they feel may surpass their own team members. Seems it’s part of the game.

  • weareallinnocent

    Complete with matching tattoo.

  • dazja

    Will and James seem like the same artist to me, I don’t get their appeal at all. I think a final four without them in it would be amazing.

  • Jordana33

    I’ll join you in the minority. I like James and I thought Caroline was great (but I also liked Kat, so I’m definitely in the minority!) I don’t get the Jacqui and Cole appeal at all, but I suspect they’ll be the last two standing, I’d take any of the other four contestants over them.

  • Jordana33

    When an artist that you dislike makes you really want to buy his song, I think that’s quite the ringing endorsement! .

  • Jordana33

    That song never seems to get old! It’s actually the only Xmas song that I listen to outside of Christmas! I can’t begin to imagine how much money Mariah Carey has made off that song!

  • Jordana33

    He seems to have the vibe that a lot of contestants have on Blake’s team. They never seem to try hard, but they choose a genre that is popular with viewers. I just never find his contestants memorable of inspiring. Blake tends to get rid of anyone who is either a power singer, eccentric, or risk-taking. Also, I think Blake has a lot of loyal supporters.

  • Jordana33

    I think Matthew would have done much better on Cee Lo’s or Adam’s team than Xtina’s. I don’t think she knows what to do with contestants like Matthew.

  • Madilo

    I like James, you’re not alone and seeing how he advances every week, you’re definitely not alone :)

  • Mafs95

    iTunes:

    21. Tessanne Chin – “Redemption Song”
    23. Cole Vosbury – “Rich Girl”
    24. Jacquie Lee – “Cry Baby”
    29. Cole Vosbury – “Better Man”
    34. Will Champlin – “A Change Is Gonna Come”
    37. Will Champlin – “Hey Brother”
    42. James Wolpert – “I’d Do Anything For Love”
    43. Tessanne Chin – “Unconditionally”
    44. Matthew Schuler – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
    51. Matthew Schuler – “Story Of My Life”
    53. Jacquie Lee – “The Voice Within”
    61. James Wolpert – “Fell In Love With A Girl”

  • Madilo

    Tell us !

  • alonzo7

    Just watched all the videos and Tessanne slayed it last night!

  • chillj

    I will never figure out why people are buying “Cry Baby.” I thought that was just awful. Go figure.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I agree. It’s not anywhere close to Alison Iraheta’s performance of the song. But she’s young (like Cassadee Pope was) and maybe there’s a young audience watching the show that is supporting her.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ” I don’t get Cole. To me, he has a nice tone, but nothing unique or particularly compelling.”

    Cole = DGWG = Duck Guy with Guitar. lol

  • Jordana33

    Ha Ha! I agree. Meatloaf is so cheesy, but James did better than I expected. I don’t understand why he’s singing all these old songs now. I thought he was into alt rock.

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  • notthatmary

    I’m a James fan, too and I am worried that he might go home this week. I think the issue is Adam trying to prove his (James) versatility. If he’d let James sing indie/rock each week (like Cole singing country), I believe results would be lots better.

  • #champs

    Come on!!! Will sooo deserved a better critique from Blake! What happened? Was he trying to take that amazing performance out of the splotlight???? Not fair, Blake… And not worked either!!!

    #teamwill all the way!!!

  • hcpoirot

    Very good top 6 and we only left with the best 6 in any of the Voice competition world wide ever. (I had heard the US, UK, Australia and Korea version)

    Thankfully only 1 will go home this week. My prediction between Matthew and Will.

    But its likely next week will be double elimination.

  • Tinawina

    I just spent my morning coffee time at my desk watching these videos. YAY for work distractions! MJ you rock!

    First round reactions:
    Beardy McBearderson: Cool dude, liked it.
    Jamaician Rita Ora: Awesome
    Matthew: Got bored halfway through, turned it off.
    Will: He’s yelling at me and I don’t know why. No.
    Hipster Douche: Loved it
    Jacquie: She’s yelling at me but I didn’t mind this time. She has no clue what she’s singing though.

    Second round:
    Singing Duck Dynasty Dude: Liked the other song better.
    Patra’s light skinned cousin: DAMN girl. She rocks.
    Alternative Carlton Banks: MUCH better. Bravo.
    Not James: Why is he still here? I forget. He’s not bad, it’s just I never care.
    Little Loud Girl: Disney. Boring. No.
    Williamsburg Dweller: Nice performance of a super cheeesy song. Not mad at it.

    The Jamaican chick had the best night. After that I liked James and Beardstein Bear.Then Jacquie, then Matthew. I’m done with the Spare Hipster, he could go home.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Singing Duck Dynasty Dude” = “DGWG” lol

  • Tinawina

    LOL DGWG! I’m totally going to call him that from now on.

  • cheese

    Cassadee is in her 20s. Maybe you mean Danielle?

    Jacquie is very talented, but she’s one of those young singers who isn’t ready to perform mature songs and doesn’t sound as good on “younger” songs. She gives me Star Search Junior vibes.

  • tierbee

    Haha, I kinda love that you called him Beardstein Bear ;)

  • MrONegative

    Caroline already sang Wake Me Up.

  • Jacee2

    You aren’t the only one as I agree with you. I loved both of Cole’s songs. He has been consistent throughout and for some that means boring, but for me his songs are the only ones I download and listen to.

  • Jacee2

    IMO Cole isn’t playing it safe he just has an easy and smooth voice to listen to. I like Will as well, but he was off in places, and I would say the same for any of them that I felt were off.

  • Jacee2

    Seems like she always gets a good spot and yes we did hear for the 1000th time that she was the youngest in the competition. I hope you all realize that just in case you didn’t get it the first 999 times.

  • Jessica

    i don’t get why everybody loves Cole so much, honestly. All the others have these amazing voices, much much better than his. Besides, Jacquie’s performance of ‘Cry Baby’ was just spectacular, SHE’S FREAKING 16 !! And Matthew’s performance of ‘When a Man Loves a Woman?’ ?? OMG IT BLEW MY MIND AWAY !! Definitely the best performances of the night and two of the bests of the entire season!
    VOTE FOR THEM AMERICAAAAA !!

  • Jacee2

    If I like a voice I don’t care who the coach is or the fact that they have won before. Cole is the contestant, not Blake. Amber Riley just won DWTS and it was her partner Derek’s 5th mirror ball win. It was Amber’s 1st. I guess the fans of that show didn’t mind. I feel that way about The Voice.
    Getting back to The Voice I haven’t heard one performance that I can honestly say improved on the original. Not one.

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  • wordnerdarchie

    No, I meant Cass – she came off as being young & plugged in to youth on the show.

  • gem2477

    James gave my CHILLS.

  • callitags

    Jacquie did a decent job on “Cry Baby”, but I couldn’t help compare her to Allison Iraheta, and she just doesn’t measure up to that standard. Then she got really scream-y sounding on her second song. I usually enjoy Jacquie, but this was a rough week for her as far as my ears are concerned.

  • callitags

    All I could think about the whole time Jacquie was singing was that she’s no Allison Iraheta. So, I looked up Allison’s AI performance, and I was right. Not even close. I don’t know how much Allison did or did not ‘understand heartbreak’ at seventeen, but she sure knew how to channel angst. Jacquie was missing that mark by a mile.

  • macfae

    Not the same to me. Both maybe indie artists but different styles. Will slightly creeps me out with his wandering eyes and over- achiever demeanor.
    I really like James, when he’s singing the right songs and going a little OTT,

  • macfae

    I really liked Kat and thought she would last a lot longer – we needed a good rocker chick. I’ve never been a fan of Will or Matthew and Jacquie has been failing each week for me rather than moving up – she’s lost some of her spark.

  • cheese

    I don’t see any similarities beyond wearing glasses. Will sounds like every soulful white guy I’ve ever heard on a singing competition. James sounds like the lead singer in a band I would like if it actually existed, lol

  • mikkomfi

    To me, Cole IS unique, all the time. There is a creative and magical vibe in him. But it is sort of little, not big yet. And I have been waiting all the time, when will that fabulous uniqueness – which I am convinced exists there – really burst out. But who knows, maybe never, or… we will see. I have always felt, that Allison’s swan song Cry Baby in AI was like out of this world, but I also feel I do not want to compare it with Jacquie’s performance, because they are just different kind. Allison had raw heart felt emotion and was very down to eart, whereas Jacquie’s tone and voice is just so special and beautiful. This song was an Allsion song for sure, but Jacquie was amazing in singing it.

  • Jessica

    I agree that she ‘the voice within’ didn’t go as well as it should, and it was a bit rough when compared to her usual performances, but, she’s still on my top 2. On the other hand, Tessane’s not. she has a great voice, no one can question that, but as far as i can see she’s just another powerhouse with a different nationality, while Jacquie, also a powerhouse, has a voice that stands out and she has already hit and sang much harder songs than Tessane, and she’s much much younger.