Here are this week’s The Voice studio recording for tonight’s (Dec 7) Top 9 performance episode. For the first time, The Voice will only stream studio songs on You Tube. Unlike in the past, Streams will NOT count as votes.
The finalists chose big songs this week. Even Ian Flanigan went for the tear jerking “sad dogs” song, “Angel.” Jim Ranger’s choice is a little surprising. Young people remember “Without You” as the song Mariah Carey covered, although it was a huge hit for Nilsson in the 70s. Still, it’s not a country song, and therefore a risk.
Young Bailey Rae choosing the iconic “Georgia on My Mind”? Does she have the chops and maturity to tackle it? We’ll see. And even younger Carter Rubin–I understand Gwen choosing age appropriate material, but is the song a little too babyish for a singing competition?
So far, I’m co-signing Cami Clune’s song choice. She’s changing it up this week as I hoped she would.
Ian Flanigan – Angel by Sarah McLachlan – Team Blake Shelton
Jim Ranger – Without You by Nilsson (Badfinger) – Team Blake Shelton
Carter Rubin – Rainbow Connection by Kermit (Muppet Movie) – Team Gwen Stefani
Ben Allen – All About Tonight by Blake Shelton – Team Gwen Stefani
Tamara Jade – Let it Be by The Beatles – Team John Legend
John Holiday – Fix You by Coldplay – Team John Legend
Bailey Rae – Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles – Team John Legend
Cami Clune – The Joke by Brandi Carlile – Team Kelly Clarkson
DeSz – Don’t Let Go (Love) by En Vogue – Team Kelly Clarkson