Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Voice: Week 8

Told you. Beverly and Frenchie made it through. And Dia and XENIA (Who I wanted to get through)!

Team CeeLo
Tori and Taylor Thompson
The Ts dominated with their tight harmonies, highly reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters themselves, performed "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," one of my favorite songs! They were entertaining and damn-near flawless. But there were a few hiccups along the way, in which they went out of synch and possible stumbled on the lyrics at one point. Tori, the younger one and the blonde, seems to be the less professional. I think she's the one who stumbles. But the other is there to save it.

Vicci Martinez
She made it even more rhythmic than Dolly, emphasizing certain syllables. Her version was filled with anguish, anger, and bitterness. I was a fan. I even got chills. She owned the stage. When you cover Dolly, you really have to make sure the emotion of the song comes through, unlike the horrific train wreck that is Whitney Huston.

I'm not a fan, but I can see why people are. His voice is rough. It's more like emotional screaming. I would much prefer he be gone, but I think he'll go through.

Curtis Grimes
I find Curtis boring. He doesn't have anything special. He's got a throwback to the late 80s and 90s. And he doesn't sound any different. "Addicted to Love" could be a great country song, but he held back.

Group Song
Perfect. For all of them. Curtis was shaky at first, but the second time he sang he nailed it. And the Ts fitted perfectly in their sing-songy light-heartedness.

Team Adam
Casey Weston
Wowzas! The gal who has the voice combination of Jewel and Ashley Monroe covered KT Tunstall's song with a folksy blues and brought her A game. She fell in energy in the second half, but brought it back at the very end and then threw the guitar pick at the camera. BAM! Love her. She'll have a country career, no doubt.

Devon Barley
Poor little guy. He's so adorable, and he has potential. His tone is incredible, as proved tonight, but he can't hit power notes and can be pitchy, especially as he strained. But, as the judges said, he does have a stage presence.

Jeff Jenkins
Carson Daily apparently is a medium. I was not a fan of Jenkins. I don't find his tone pleasant. The way he sang the lines, stopping in each line at the same place created an awkward flow, or lack thereof, but he sure can belt a song.

Javier Colon
Overdoes it. He's got a great voice, but I'm over it. He clearly didn't listen to Adam because he did some crazy runs in "Angel," but it didn't sound as crazy as it did in early stages. He'll go through, though.

Group Song
Meh. Jeff and Devon brought this performance down.

Team CeeLo: Vicci Martinez and Nakia (though I'd like the Ts)
Team Adam: Casey Weston and Javier Colon

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