Was that an explosive performance show last evening or what? I have never seen such an impeccable array of talent in one reality singing competition.
Add to this the precise and creative attention to song choice and production and one can safely say that the Top Ten Performance Show of The Voice kicked some serious butt! And hard!
It says something when my favorite in the competition, Trevin Hunte, was my least favorite last evening – mostly based on an Usher-inspired song choice. It didn’t work. It wasn’t horrible, just not stylistically correct for him. I love his retro soulful singing – this is where he excels.
Who else was good? Well, pretty much all of them, although Team Blake’s Cassadee Pope took my breath away. The ringing clarity of her voice, her sweet and genuine demeanour coupled with her emotional performance of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s song “Over You” was just exquisite. Truly a Masterclass Performance.
And then there was Team Cee Lo’s Nicholas David and Team Christina’s Dez Duron both of whom absolutely found their stride in their wisely selected song choices, “Lean On Me” and “Feelin’Good” respectively. They each had a moment on stage that equaled Cassadee’s and deserve to share the Top 3 spot with her.
I also fully enjoyed Team Adam’s Brian Keith and Amanda Brown. Their performances were incredibly strong and they deserve to be in the Top 5.
And let’s add Team Cee Lo’s Cody Belew and Team Blake’s Terry McDermott to complete the Top 7. Both gave improved performances this week.
So, in anticipation of next week’s show, that leaves three singers for that last spot in the Top 8.
Will it be Team Cee Lo’s Trevin Hunte (MCL pick), Team Christina’s Sylvia Yacoub or Team Adam’s Melanie Martinez?
Now your turn!! Agree or disagree?
The show airs Monday and Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on NBC.
Catch you in the comments section.