Update: With 15 minutes to the live show, it looks like Kimberly, Koryn and Sawyer are generating the most buzz on iTunes. The Popularity Icon is all filled for these three singers and rather empty for India,Meghan and Joshua. India sounds amazing. Do not let her slip through the cracks everyone.
The Song Spoilers and iTunes links are HERE
And so, finally, we see a subtle twist in the makeup of the Top 6 singers. Team Christina and Team Pharrell are bestowed with the amazing talents of India Carney/Kimberly NicholeKoryn Hawthorne/Sawyer Fredericks
Aw – C’est Dommage, Non?
Uh -No! It is about time we were set free from the Adam/Blake monopoly on this show. Because, at the end of the day, Teams Christina and Pharrell are blessed with incredibly gifted singers and I would be beyond thrilled to see any one of them as the winner.
However, presently, Sawyer Fredericks is doing some serious damage in the iTunes Rock Charts so, when you put 2*2 together….well, you can do the math, right? You know that kid has it in the bag. He won this show from the minute he opened his mouth with his gutsy, earthy, performance of “Man Of Constant Sorrow” during the Blind Auditions. He still is as “green as my valley” but, looking back, so many of these stars start out rough but raw and, over time and skillful mentoring, grow in to viable and distinct artists.
Sawyer Fredericks -Team Pharrell – Download A Man Of Constant Sorrow
For example, Carrie Underwood was a bit of a train wreck on American Idol and look at her now? A superstar! And a genuine and refined one at that!!
However, no one on Season 8 on The Voice – with the exception of unjustly eliminated singer, Mia Z, – can sing like India Carney. No one! She brings impeccable skill and artistry to this competition and, although I don’t normally enjoy an embellished version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow“, her interpretation of this song last week was a tour de force. A sublime work of art. Not one note was out of tune or misplaced in her skillful, melismatic performance of this song.
India Carney – Team Christina – Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland – Download from iTunes
In addition, both India and Sawyer are loaded with undeniable charisma – they are the complete package.
Koryn and Kimberly – although fantastic at their craft – kind of cancel each other out. They are outstanding and pretty fearless on that stage, but quite similar in their vocal style! Koryn, given her young age is quite the vocal tigress, isn’t she? My concern is the gravely sound in her vocal texture. It is a bit grating to the ear and she needs to technically address this issue. However, there is no doubt that this young lady is very gifted.
This week, the Top 6 will be singing two songs each so we are in for a fabulous and exciting evening of entertainment.
The Performance Show of The Voice airs Monday, May 4th at 8:00 PM on NBC, followed by the Results Show on Tuesday, May 5th – same time, same station. Only one singer will be eliminated this week. Next week, five singer s will compete in the Semi-Final show, with a chance to advance to the Top 4 Finale in two weeks.
Good luck to all the singers. Comment away everyone!