Well it appears that Christina Aguilera’s Type A strategy has paid off.
During the Blind Auditions, The Voice judge was the last of four judges to complete her Team of 8 singers.
I was wondering where she was going in terms of voice quality but, it appears, she was going for the very best. And for diversity!
During Monday night’s first Battle Rounds installment, it was very clear that Christina’s singers were miles above the others. Well, at least for now. We still have quite a ways to go.
But, for now at least, she can bask in the glow of a job very well done – both in her selective and mentoring process.
Check out the exceptional performance below of Alicia Keyes’ “If I Ain’t Got You” by Jesse Campbell Vs. Anthony Jones. It is stunning beyond words.
Many are wondering why she paired two gospel-flavored singers in the Battle Rounds? Both are exceptional singers.
However, Christina did mention that she wanted to build an eclectic team of singers this season, so, to be true to her vision, one of these talented singers had to be eliminated. And that person was Anthony.
I gave Jessie a slight edge in my recap of the performances on Monday evening. He was initiating some amazing vocal moves, most specifically, his b-b-b-b-baby element. Very neat. Also, his vocals were resplendent with head voice so that swayed me as well.
Christina also nabbed opera guy Chris Mann to move forward to the live shows. Having done this, she now has two distinct male artists out of six heading toward the live shows.
However, as I previously mentioned, we still have more battles to enjoy, so the tables could turn on a dime. Stay tuned. And hit the comments with your perspective.