This week was the Top 8 Live Performances, and then the results from that. I think this week was good and bad for my enjoyment of the competition. I really only loved four competition performances. Below are the Top 8 Performances and Results with my opinions on each. Â
There were several non competition performances on both nights, you can find them below as well.
Blake Shelton – Boys Round Here
Judith Hill, Sasha Allen, Sarah Simmons, and Michelle Chamuel sang Diamonds
Amber Carrington, Holly Tucker, Danielle Bradberry, and The Swon Brothers sang Something More
Sheryl Crow with Team Blake sang Easy
Judith Hill & Michelle Chamuel sang Sweet Nothing
Sasha Allen & The Swon Brothers sang Don’t You Wanna Stay
Danielle Bradberry & Sarah Simmons sang A Thousand Years
Holly Tucker & Amber Carrington sang Does He Love You
Top 8 Live Performances:
Sarah Simmons sang Somebody That I Used To Know
It is so obvious when contestants are setup to fail. Now I’m not saying The Voice is conspiring against people, but as I’ve stated throughout season 4m it all comes down to song choice. This was a crappy choice for Srah in my opinion. She sang the song very well, but it didn’t make me want to vote for her. If it didn’t make me wanna vote for her, I’m sure the rest of America felt the same way.
Judith Hill sang #thatPower
Judith’s song choices whether done by her or what she’s given by Adam, have always been a roller coaster. This week the rollercoaster ran off the rails. I just wasn’t moved or really felt anything with this song. It wasn’t like last week when she tributed Michael Jackson. That meant something, this was just trashy radio pop singing.
Amber Carrington sang SkyFall
Amber’s version of SkyFall is awesome! So much better then the raspy screeching hell that is Adele and the original version. Absolutely loved Amber’s rendition.
Holly Tucker sang DONE
Damn Holly, Damn!!!! Once again The Voice turns me onto songs I’d never been exposed to before. I loved holly’s rendition of Done. It was great!!!!! I think the competition at this point will come down to her or Danielle.
The Swon Brothers sangÂ Seven Bridges Road
There are certain artists and songs that just can’t be covered. Sadly I think this was the case with The Swons this week. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of these guys, but this was the wrong song choice for them. No one can ever copy the Eagles perfectly at all.
Danielle Bradberry sangÂ Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ol’ Days)
Blake’s lil country girl sang her heart out! I really enjoy when Blake gives his country artists country songs I actually know. Danielle was amazing in this performance. I truly think the final 2 will be her and Holly.
Sasha Allen sang Without You
I get it that the coaches want their artists to be challenged and all that. to me Sasha is a classic female singer. Tunes like At Last are more her thing, Â versus some popular song of today.
Michelle Chamuel sang GrenadeÂ
I know i’ve said before that it’s hit or miss with Michelle, and damn if this aint a hit. Initially I thought it wasn’t that great, but I was distrated by other stuff I had to do on the night of the show. After going back and re watching this performance, well she kicked ass!!!!!! I’ve heard other artists cover this Bruno Mars song, and I hadn’t liked it until now.
On Results night there were some awesome non competition performances. However this was yet another week within Season 4, that I’m just not interested in at all. Holly Tucker, Danielle Bradberry, and Amber Carrington were my three favorites. JudiTH Hill and Sarah Simmons were the contestants eliminated.
Top 8 Performances and Results Final Thoughts:Â
I’m liking the Voice Season 4 every other week. That is not a good thing at all. Again I refer you to Season 3, where I loved every moment of it. Well for the most part anyways, but the choices the coaches have made this year are just ugh, meh, arrrgg….. For being the new blood, I don’t think Shakira or Usher will win at all now. Hell I don’t even think Adam will win this year. Blake will become a triple crown champion. Either way bring on the Top 6!!!