After some very likable and talented singers were eliminated from the competition last season on ‘The Voice,’ I pretty much gave up on it. The new trailer for the upcoming seventh season gives up a sneak peek of what looks to be a rejuvenated series. Returning coaches Blake Shelton and the now bleach-blonde Adam Levine are joined by hat loving multi-selling winner of everything, Pharrell Williams and the Hollaback Girl herself, Gwen Stefani. Here’s the trailer! Continue Reading
I’ve been watching NBC‘s ‘The Voice‘ from the beginning, but this is the first season that I won’t be watching from beginning to end. I’m a little weary of the show in general, but maybe it’s time for it to return to a once a year show.
The Instant Save was introduced to keep the show exciting, but it didn’t really matter on Tuesday night’s elimination show. Instead of sending home two contestants, three were eliminated, upsetting a lot of the show’s fans. The remaining eight were split up into the top and bottom four, which left two of my favorites, Sisaundra Lewis and Delvin Choice on the chopping block along with Audra McLaughlin and Kat Perkins. After some stellar last songs, and pleas from their respective coaches, it was left up to the public to decide who would go on. Perkins won the Instant Save, but with two of the show’s best singers now gone, I don’t have much of an interest in watching for the rest of the season.
It’s not that the remaining singers aren’t good, but Sisaundra and Delvin brought a nice dose of soul to the show. With Audra gone, Blake Shelton only has one other singer in the game, along with Usher and Shakira. Adam Levine still has two chances to win. To spice things up for the next season, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will be joining the show as coaches.
They performed together on Monday night’s episode. I love them both, so I’ll definitely be watching, but for now, I’m taking a break from ‘The Voice.’
Monday saw the first live performances from the Top 12, and everyone did pretty well. Some brought their A game, while other performances were marred by technical difficulties and nerves. 2 singers would get boot on Tuesday night, but first, there were a couple of live (sort of) performances from the coaches.
Yes, I’m talking about you, Shakira. I actually really like her new song, “Empire,” but I don’t think she sang one note of it live. Adam Levine and his team, which remained intact, sang a decent version of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer.” I was looking for more oomph, which is totally a thing, ok! Blake Shelton and his team members sang Travis Tritt‘s “Put Some Drive In Your Country.” It was nice to hear Sisaundra put her soulful spin on the twangy tune. I was surprised to see her get her results so late in the show. That might not have much to do with how many votes the contestants get, but she moves on to the Top 10 along with Blake’s other singers, Audra McLaughlin and Jake Worthington.
The last three standing were Usher‘s T.J. Wilkins and two thirds of Shakira’s team, Dani Moz and Tess Boyer. Other than some pitch issues, Dani did great with Pink‘s “Give Me One Reason,” and Tess being in the Bottom 3 could be chalked up to a boring song choice. They all sang to be saved, T.J. was especially impressive with Edwin McCain‘s “I’ll Be.” The knee drop really sold it, but after the Twitter Save, Ursh and Shakira both had to say goodbye to one of their singers, but Tess will go on to see another week in the competition.
Do you think the voters got it right? I don’t think the Twitter vote is unfair, and they are trying to help West Coast viewers get a say by posting results during commercials. This show really has taken over NBC.