There was something that I realized on Monday night about ‘The Voice’ this season that made me a little mad. I’ll get to that in a bit, because this results show was jam packed with performances. Sheryl Crow performed with Team Blake on her song “Who Needs Mexico,” a nice, summery song, but it’s no “My Favorite Mistake.”
The first of the duets was between Michelle Chamuel and Judith Hill, singing Calvin Harris and Florence Welch‘s “Sweet Nothing.” I thought they both sounded great here and they didn’t drown each other out. We also learned that Michelle was the first saved artist of the night, which made me worry about Judith.
I said I wanted one of the R&B girls to do something with one of the Country artists, and the show delivered. Sasha Allen joined The Swon Brothers for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” This proves how versatile Sasha is, and she got in some really great notes. The brothers also kept their harmonies tight. The next saved singer was Danielle Bradbery.
Then Danielle teamed up with Sarah Simmons for Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years.” I can’t say that I enjoyed this, though they both sounded pretty good. Sarah was a bit pitchy, and they just didn’t seem to connect at all.
The next contestant to be saved is Sasha, which surprised her coach Shakira. She jumped for joy, hugging her and Usher, who also got to keep his one team member. That meant Adam Levine and Blake Shelton would be saying goodbye to one of their faves.
The last of the duets was between Holly Tucker and Amber Carrington with “Does He Love You” by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis. Here I realized that Holly and Amber are kind of the same person, and I wouldn’t mind if one of them went home, even though they are both good singers. The next artists saved are The Swon Brothers.
That left Amber, Holly, Judith and Sarah left on the chopping block and I was not happy. Judith had to be safe, right? After that killer performance from Monday night, and the fact that she’s been kicking ass all season, she had to be! Well, she wasn’t. Along with Sarah, she was kicked off. I was seriously shocked.
Again, Amber and Holly are great, but they tend to do the same thing, at least Judith was taking chances. Like Julia, I’m totally on Team Usher, and Team Shakira, but I couldn’t help but be annoyed at how Country is dominating this season. I know Blake and Adam are the veteran coaches, but you can’t tell me that their contestants, with the exception of Sasha, are really worthy of winning this year. I’m not going to say the show is rigged, this ain’t ‘American Idol,’ but WTF is going on?
I’m not even going to ask if the right people went home because they didn’t so there! I’m just…really emotional. Excuse me.
[Ed. Note: I am 100% with Brittani on this bullshit. How many little blonde country girls does The Voice need? Middle America pisses me right off. I predict Blake’s little teenager will win. See? I can’t even remember her name. Oh, and rumor has it that Adam muttered something to the effect of ,”I hate this country“. I’m assuming he means the over-abundance of white, blonde country music in this season’s competition. – DivaJulia]