I have to say after the battles and knockouts here in Season 4, I was very much not liking The Voice. Simply because a lot of the talent I enjoyed was gone. However the Live Playoffs were great, and I still have plenty of artists I like in the competition.
Here’s where you’ll find the non competition performances:
Team Usher Performed “Black and Gold:
Team Adam Performed Shake It Out:
Usher and Adam Performed Superstition:
Live Playoffs Night 1
Amber Carrington sang “Stay”
Amber is awesome, and the song choice fit her. It was a slower tone, and I liked that she is able to sing that way at times.
Sarah Simmons sang “Angel”
That. Was. AMAZING!!!!!! Adam nailed it, everyone was in stunned silence from how great Sarah’s rendition of Angel was!
Caroline Glaser sang “The A-Team’
I PITY THE FOOL…..I love it when a plan comes together….. oh wait wrong A-Team. I have never heard of this song before. Caroline sang it well, but not one of my favorites from her.
Judith Hill sang “Feeling Good”
This is one of the songs The Voice has permission to use that I’m so sick of. Judith did great, but I’m just so sick of hearing so many different people singing this.
Josiah Hawley sang “Starlight’
Dang what happened to the cooool Josiah? I mean his performance had the Josiah coolness, but maybe because I’m unfamiliar with the song, that I just didn’t connect with his performance.
Cathia sang “I Have Nothing”
Devyn Deloera did it better. That’s all I have to say about Cat-te-ahh.
VEDO sang “Against All Odds”
Again yet another song that every season someone sings it. I get that VEDO connected with the song because of his mom and all. But I’m so sick of hearing multiple renditions of this too.
Michelle Chamuel sang “True Colors”
WOW Michelle kicked ass with this tune! Absolutely loved it!!!!!!
Now let’s move onto night 2 of the Live Playoffs.
Live Playoffs Night 2
Here are the non competitioon performances from night 2:
Team Blake sang Boondocks
Team Shakira Sang We Are The Champions
Blake and Shakira sang Need You Now
Holly Tucker sang “How Do I Live”
JUST. SO. GOOD! Holly killed it on How Do I Live. She sounded more like Trisha Yearwood, rather then the LeAnn Rimes version. It was fantastic!
The Swon Brothers sang “Fishin In The Dark”
The Swon Brothers were awesome. Even though I was unfamiliar with the song, they just performed it so well.
Justin Rivers sang “Meet in the Middle”
This might be the first time I really heard Justin’s country voice come out. It doesn’t hurt that I love the Diamond Rio song. justin performed it very well, although because it is a duo song, I think that’s where I was kinda lost. Missing a second voice. However this might be my favorite tune from Justin.
Danielle Bradberry sang “Maybe It Was Memphis”
Danielle embodied Pam Tillis with this song, it was very awesome. Dang can this girl sing!!!!!!
Garrett Gardner sang “Imagine”
Garrett, oh my damn…. Garrett was channelling tonight! I have heard several covers of Imagine before, and wow does Garrett do an amazing rendition. The boy not only can rock, but he has soul too!!!!!!
Kris Thomas sang “When I Was Your Man”
This was a good song choice for Kris, but at the same time wish it would have been something else. I dunno I just wasn’t into the performance.
Karina Iglesias sang “Lets Stay Together”
Ick, Karina was cool in the beginning, but as she has progressed I’m liking her less and less.
Sasha Allen sang “Oh Darling”
THE. Performance that ended the night! Sasha was simply a pop goddess with this song. She was amazing, I loved every moment of it.
Before we get to the results, and my thoughts on them, here’s MY Top 12!
Here are the two I voted for on the NBC website, so they could move on, from Team Adam:
Here are the three I voted for on the NBC website, so they could move on, from Team Blake:
The Swon Brothers
Here are the two I voted for on the NBC website, so they could move on, from Team Shakira:
Here are the two I voted for on the NBC website, so they could move on, from Team Usher:
Now let’s see if any of my Top 12 made it, because The Results of the Live Playoffs are in!
Before we get to the results there were several performances during the results show.
You had Teams Shakira and Blake singing Hall Of Fame
You had Teams Adam and Usher singing Don’t You Worry Child
Rod Stewart with Garrett, Josiah, and Karina singing Rod’s new single Finest Woman I’ve Ever Known, and the classic Forever Young
You also had CeeLo Green returing, along with Juliet Simms. They sang Only You
I should probably put Team Adam at the bottom here. Because Adam nearly held up SVU at the end of the time on The Voice Results. It was hillarious!!!
America’s Vote #1: Amber Carrington
Woohoo Amber, she did amazing. Glad she is moving on.
America’s Vote #2: Judith Hill
Judith wow really? She didn’t perform as well I thought.
Saved By Coach: Sarah Simmons
Sarah Saved! YES She should have had more votes .
Eliminiated Caroline Glaser:
Caroline did well, but it was a bad song choice in my opinion.
America’s Vote #1: Holly Tucker
holly killed it with her rendition of How Do I Live! She deserves the sucess she is getting!!!!!
America’s Vote #2: Danielle Bradberry
Danielle is the youngest, and has the power in her voice to go very far. I’m not sure if she’ll win it all. However I do enjoy her singing.
Saved By Coach: The Swon Brothers
Super excited that a duo has made it this far! The Swon Brothers are a great act!
Eliminated Justin Rivers:
It’s kinda sad that it has taken this long for me to enjoy Justin.
America’s Vote #1: Sasha Allen
Sasha might just win the whole thing! She killed it with her performance, and happy that she is moving on.
America’s Vote #2: Kris Thomas
With Kris for me it really depends on the song choice. Interested to hear what more he’ll do.
Saved By Coach: Garrett Gardner
Cmon America get with it! Garrett is amazing, so glad Shakira saved him.
Eliminiated Karina Iglesias:
When Karina first hit the stage in the Blinds, I thought it was gonna be interesting seeing where she went. Sadly as the performances moved along, I found myself not caring about her anymore. So yay she’s gone!
America’s Vote #1: VEDO
Really America? Cmon, he’s a cheap Usher clone!
America’s Vote #2: Michelle Chamuel
So awesome that Michelle is moving on, there’s so much Usher can do with her voice.
Saved By Coach: Josiah Hawley
Yes! So glad Josiah is still in it!!!!
Good! Never have liked her singing at all, and when she was on Team Shakira, her attitude towards Mary Miranda was so unprofessional.
Final Thoughts The Voice Playoffs Week:
With Season 4’s playoffs I did think both nights of performances were great overall. Even though there may be some singing I didn’t care for. I enjoyed all the non competition songs, and loved seeing CeeLo return! Here’s where it will get interesting as next week we head into The Top 12 performances!!!!