The three battles highlighted tonight were all pretty evenly matched. I would not have minded one bit if every singer had been stolen. I was particularly disappointed that young Joe Kirk wasn’t stolen. He was very nervous in his rehearsals with Adam Levine and Stevie Nicks. But once he hit the stage, he held his own with the more confident and experienced Alessandra Castronovo on Rihanna’s “Stay.” Joe had a vulnerability that was really appealing.
Once again, Alicia Keyes wins all of the adviser awards. She brought out the very best in both Taylor Phelan and Jordy Searcy. Bringing down the tempo of “Breakeven” was just the thing that allowed the singers to connect–similar to her suggestion for another pair of singers that “Maybe I’m Amazed” be turned into an Aretha Franklin tune.
I was pretty happy that one of my favorites, the energetic Troy Ritchie advanced to the Knockouts. Out of the three matchups, I thought he won his most decisively. Pharrell stole the loser, Menlik Zergabachew. Is Pharrell really going to cater to the singer’s desire to perform nothing but reggae? You know…rather than challenge him to stretch a little (Dude is not going to last in any voting round if all he sings is reggae. JUST SAYIN’).
The montages returned tonight. All we saw were the judges decisions in those matchups. Oh the poor poor montaged peeps. But, I remember Season 6 3rd place finisher, Christina Grimmie, being montaged through the entire middle rounds. I bet there is a struggling favorite in there the producers are trying to protect.
Now, it’s time for YOU to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVS! Go for it. And we’ll see you next Monday!
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Which of the 2 contestants who didn’t get stolen deserved a spot the most?