It’s like they are having a seizure throughout this performance. It is the epitome of awkwardness. Really and truly! What an absolute mess and, believe me, I say this as a huge Pharrell fan.
This song does not work for either singer and basically exaggerates the flaws in both their voices. The phrasing is abrupt and, at times, non-existent and there is no nuance in their vocal delivery. One dynamic rules the day – loud and abrasive, especially in Koryn’s case. You can barely hear Pharrell. And that syncopated rhythm in the vocal line is just plain weird.
And what’s with all the bouncing? It just uses up energy that could have been redirected back into the vocal projection.
What a shame that we are left with a lacklustre group of finalists, safe for Sawyer Fredericks. I think that The Voice voting has become as flawed as what we have encountered on American Idol. It’s pretty sad, really. That Twitter Save thing is turning into the frantic and unpredictable mess we knew when, back in the day, the viewers texted and dialed phone numbers for votes.
I personally cannot stand the Twitter Save. The last person standing should be the last person standing based on votes from the Performance Show, not the Results Show.
And, quite frankly, the Top 4 original songs do nothing for me. Nothing. Not even Sawyer’s. American Idol winner Nick Fradiani’s “Beautiful Life” has all of them beat by a mile. It is positive and upbeat and fool of hooks galore.
Have a look at the video below and see if you agree. And, if you don’t, be nice. All comments are welcome here.