The Voice 7 premiere week is over! We’ve seen the new coaches panel critique and choose from 16 different contestants.
Which singers were your favorites? Which coach did you like best?
I have to say, Pharrell Williams is a phenomenal addition to the coaches panel! Not only does he know how to deliver a soundbite (we’re going to be quoting him all season, I suspect) but he sells himself in the most entertaining way.
I also anticipate his team mentoring sessions to be A+. As a producer/songwriter/singer/performer extraordinaire, it’s no wonder all of the best contestants are clamoring to work with him.
Pharrell already has 5 on his team–when he turns his chair, contestants tend to choose him. Sorry Adam Levine! All the whining and grandstanding you do will be for naught. Bow down to the mighty Pharrell! Heh.
Gwen Stefani, as charming and adorable as she is, seems to be attracting mostly fodder to her team. She may redeem herself when she finally sits down to work with them. If she can markedly improve their performances, I’ll be impressed.
Unlike other years, singers are not choosing Blake Shelton just because he’s a proven winner. He’s got mostly country acts on his team so far, rather than an eclectic mix. But I would not count him out. I’m sure he’ll give Pharrell a run for his money.
As far as the talent is concerned–unless the first two days are super top-loaded, Season 7 looks to be promising. There are some unique and talented artists from all genres here. My personal favorites are country throw backs, Allison Bray and Taylor Brashears, soul singer Elyjuh Rene, and alt-rocker, Taylor Phelan.
What about you? Which are your favs? Take the polls!
The Voice 7 Premiere Week – Choose Your Favorite Contestant
The Voice 7 Premiere Week – Choose Your Favorite Coach