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29 April 2012
Tyler James - 'Higher Love' by James Vincent McMorrow
AMAZING. The fact he managed to perform this 'almost-impossible-to-sing-'live'' song on stage so effortlessly just goes to show how good a singer this guy is. Brilliant. [PS Topman would hire him as their ambassador LOL]
Ruth Brown - 'Get Here' by Oleta Adams
This woman was designed to win singing competitions, and by that, you know what I mean. Perfecto.
Joelle Moses - I'm Going Down by Mary J Blige
POWER. The falsetto at the end - brilliant.
Leanne Mitchell - 'Who Knew' by Pink
This was definitely not her preferred genre, but I was impressed by how she turned this around to her advantage but just giving it her own spin. Held it on her own, didn't cave in to the mainstream demands.
Jaz Ellington - 'At Last' by Etta James
This was really good. Jazz masterclass.
Sophie Griffin - 'Titanium' by David Guetta feat. Sia
Great effort by her to perform such a current song, though I thought this was too big for her. Liked the 'TAI-THEI-NIUM' part at the end, sounded totally like Xtina. Could be a wildcard into the next round.
Frances Wood - Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan
Good, but nothing special. She's like a lesser version of Cher Lloyd.
Sam Buttery - A Little Respect by Wheatus
I can't even accord him that little respect. What in the name of...
Matt & Sueleen - Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
I have Lissie's studio recording and she was amazing. This, by any standards though, was terribly dreadful. The guy was super good, but the woman OMG OFF KEY LIKE 50% OF THE TIME? Still didn't get how they managed to defeat the other girl in the battle round.
Adam Isaac - All My Life by Foo Fighters
Oh gawd. I felt like I was watching a Guitar Hero performance, like WHEN WILL THE WORDS 'STAGE FAILED' flash across my Youtube screen?! So atrocious, he only got his looks to sell.
26 April 2012
Elise Testone - 'Bold As Love' by Jimi Hendrix
Said it time and again - song choices make or break her. BREAK. It's not necessarily people's cup of tea.
Elise Testone - 'I Want It All' by Queen
Good arrangement, good energy - one of her better ones for sure.
Phillip Phillips - 'The Stone' by Dave Matthews Band
He performs a song sung by one whom he has so similar musicalities with. This is the type of record he'll probably be producing. Not the most amazing performance, but he has stamped his signature sound in the industry.
Phillip Phillips - 'Fat Bottomed Girls' by Queen
I'm rather worried for him, because he has got a chance of getting eliminated tomorrow. This sounded so grinding on the ears. Hated it.
Jessica Sanchez - 'Dance With My Father' by Luther Vandross
Geesh, the wind blowing through her hair, the classy staging, the pristine vocal quality, seriously, she's like in a different league. Can't believe Skylar Laine is still in after watching this woman's performance.
Joshua Ledet - 'Ready For Love' by India.Arie
Very risky to pick an India.Arie song (I mean, I only know one song from her, and she was that woman who got so many Grammy nominations but won nothing LOL) But he really nailed this.
Joshua Ledet - 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' by Queen
There's something very overused about this song. No disrespect, he did a good job, but uhh the amount of times this has been rehashed...
Jessica Sanchez - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen
SO DISTURBING TO SEE 3 JESSICAS IN THE VIDEO. Did not like this. She should've done something more refreshing. Another rehashed competition song. Ergh.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'The Climb' by Miley Cyrus
This woman never goes away. Her elimination is WAY OVERDUE. To be honest though, this came out unexpectedly good. Hit almost all the right notes. I'd rather she last longer than Skylar and Elise.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Save Me' by Queen
In a week where everyone had at least one bad track, I thought her two song choices were the strongest today. She surely will be saved this week. BUMMER.
Skylar Laine - 'The Show Must Go On' by Queen
How in the...Skylar & Queen?! Yes, everyone expected a disaster, but surprisingly, this was so refreshing. Out with the bored-to-tears country tracks. Definitely not within her comfort zone, but this was pretty cool. She hit notes she never hit before.
Skylar Laine - 'Tattoos on This Town' by Jason Aldean
This is probably what she's going to perform as a guest alumnus next season, which brings me to two points. She is a very seasoned country singer despite her age, and she has found herself her niche country market. That's all that matters, right? I'll probably just skip that guest performance next season, that's all.
24 April 2012
Team Cee Lo
Jamar Rogers - 'It's My Life' by Bon Jovi
I always found this song to be one which cannot be done in singing competitions, because the possibility of making it karaoke is so high. Jamar, however, gave it such a hard-hitting and contemporary feel to it. Very impressive.
Juliet Simms - 'Cryin' by Aerosmith
This woman really has a shot at winning this. Seriously. Give her the right songs once she wins this, and damn, she'll make it big.
Cheesa - 'I Have Nothing' by Whitney Houston
One look at her outfit and you know Cee Lo is her mentor. I have never been a fan of her (I mean, if Charice exists, what's her point???), but I must admit this was quite power-packed. But really, with Jamar and Juliet around, THIS WOMAN MUST GO.
James Massone - 'Just The Way You Are' by ...wait, not Bruno Mars?
So I figured it was Billy Joel. OKAY... the moment I realized it was Bruno Mars, I gave up. He's the young and relevant contestant who grooves and moves for the ladies, so this was WAY off the mark in terms of the target audience he's trying to reach out for.
Katrina Parker - 'Jar Of Hearts' by Christina Perri
Yes, I was prejudiced against her for the past few performances. She turned things around this time by performing in a less Adele manner. Very mature, very well-delivered.
Tony Lucca - 'Baby One More Time' by Britney Spears
Christina might've been like 'OH PLEASE, OF ALL SONGS?!' I was reminded of Matt Cardle's incredible rendition, so you could say I watched the performance rather judgementally. But why, this was pretty good!
Mathai - 'I'm Like A Bird' by Nelly Furtado
It's cool that Mathai and Nelly Furtado have very identical voices, but Mathai is more of the sweet girl that is capable of telling a more personal story. She was amazing on 'Ordinary People', and this wasn't her best. Worried to see Adam's hot favourites dropping like flies.
Pip - 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane
Ever since he amazed the crowd with 'House of the Rising Sun', poor Pip has been going downhill on his performances. This time, he lacked his iconic bowtie, and I just didn't feel it (what was with the falsetto?). A huge letdown. Goodie Mob (Cee Lo Green) - Fight To Win Team Cee Lo performs 'Dancing In The Street' Much better than Adam's group performance! I mean, WHY DIDN'T ADAM SING?!
Team Adam performs 'Instant Karma'
Instant Elimination: Pip & James Massone
20 April 2012
Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
The Wanted - Chasing The Sun
Lana Del Rey - Carmen
Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
Scissor Sisters - Only The Horses
Emeli Sande - My Kind Of Love
Lana Del Rey - Goodbye Kiss
Cheryl Cole - Call My Name
Marina & The Diamonds - Boyfriend (Bieber cover)
Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
Aubrey O'Day - Wrecking Ball
19 April 2012
Phillip Phillips - 'U Got It Bad' by Usher
There was something very mesmerizing with this performance. His vocal stamina is incredible (his face got redder and redder), and his phrasings really feel as though he's telling a story. Great rendition.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Rolling In The Deep' by Adele
My favourite Hollie performance by ten miles. Simply put, the only other Hollie performance I enjoyed besides 'Reflection'. Not phenomenal given the multitude of Rolling In The Deep covers, but this MIGHT be good enough for her to skip the double elimination (oh pray it doesn't).
Joshua Ledet - 'A Change Is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke
This is disturbing, but images of Unique from the latest episode of Glee surfaced in my mind. I was like, YES, JOSHUA LEDET IS LIKE A UNIQUE FROM GLEE. In all seriousness, he's really got a lot of soul.
Joshua Ledet - 'I Believe' by Fantasia Barrino
This season has SO MANY GROWLERS (basically everyone except Hollie & Colton GROWLS.) Great performance, but seriously, the only other thing I can say is that he makes a pretty good male Fantasia!
Colton Dixon - 'September' by Earth, Wind & Fire
Out of all the contestants, he was the one who showed the most range with his two choices. The Gaga rendition showcased his stage presence, rocker-side, and daringness to switch things up. Here, he puts a refreshing twist to a classic with a piano, and makes the viewers listen to him. Smart strategy.
Jessica Sanchez - 'Fallin' by Alicia Keys
She did this simply to showcase her vocal prowess. Very classy.
Jessica Sanchez - 'Try A Little Tenderness' by Ray Noble Orchestra
This girl is really beyond her years. And OH GOD so this was the song Kanye & Jay-Z sampled for 'Otis'! She was damn brilliant. Didn't love that distracting dangling necklace though.
Skylar Laine - 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' by Smokey Robinson & The Machines
Ok, it was good, but blah, really not my thing.
Phillip Phillips - 'In The Midnight Hour' by Wilson Pickett
Dave Matthews Band in the house. He has definitely shot up in the likeability department over the past episodes, and has crafted a rather unique musicianship for himself. This was good and consistent, but might not stand out amongst the more controversial performances.
Colton Dixon - 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga
Very, very daring. Always respected his courage to just do what he likes (and it usually turns out well). I guess the song already took the world by storm, so this might not have sat well with people's ears. Great outfit though.
Skylar Laine - 'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga
She actually did the Country version which I found pretty amusing. Don't know if the conservative Christian voters would be receptive to such a deviation from Skylar though.
Elise Testone - 'No One' by Alicia Keys
Love the flowiness of the dress. She gets pretty lazy on her phrasing ('everything gonna be alright'.. where did the 's' in 'everything' go?) Good vocals, but she needed a showstopper if she wanted to stay alive.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Son Of A Preacher Man' by Dusty Springfield
So old-fashioned, so irrelevant. Still can vividly remember Season 2's Camille Velasco's version!
Elise Testone - 'Let's Get It On' by Marvin Gaye
This double elimination is meant for Elise to take up one of the two spots. She needed to rock both performances. This was so predictable at all levels. Besides, one growler in Phillip Phillips is enough as we start cutting the numbers.
Labels: American Idol
17 April 2012
Jesse Campbell - 'Halo' by Beyonce
Did not enjoy the song choice, but somehow he pulled it off towards the end. I don't think it necessarily fits him, and the ending was so verging on kaopeiness. Is the styling department morphing him into Javier Colon?
Lindsey Pavao - 'Part of Me' by Katy Perry
Her street cred definitely plummeted after this (you can see the number of dislikes for the video). The 'except for me' at the bridge was so dreadful. The staging was great though, and I loved how Cee Lo HASN'T HEARD THE SONG BEFORE. BEST MOMENT THIS EPISODE. She should've done a cooler song, really.
Ashley De La Rosa - 'Foolish Games' by Jewel
She's really trying very hard to stay in this. She gets more theatrical, more dynamic, and takes more risks. It's true that she has progressed a lot, and I'm actually quite impressed with her. What's worrying is that she wasn't able to really harness her emotions and translate it into an amazing vocal.
Chris Mann - 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay
Mr. Opera takes the stage. He should be doing what he does best - ballads. He shouldn't try and popify himrself if he can't do it. Sing 'The Prayer' and astonish us all, that would suffice. That's his role in this competition!
Team BlakeRaeLynn - 'She's Country' by Jason Aldean
Aiyah, I wished she sang a mainstream number. The song choice was probably influenced by her mentor, and she sure put an interesting spin to the country genre. I wished there were more layers within the song, because she started strong and the energy level wasn't amplified thereafter. Nevertheless, a great effort from her.
Jermaine Paul - 'Against All Odds'
Not being mean or anything, but I find it hard to differentiate him and Jesse. They both are really good singers, and here's the difference: Jesse has more charisma, Jermaine has more heart. Jermaine's voice is generically good - he hits every note, has that raw emotion oozing from within him, and that definitely would garner quite some votes. But performing 'Against All Odds' is such cliched, I don't even know where to begin.
Jordis Unga - 'A Little Bit Stronger'
The Voice doesn't have too many episodes to showcase one's personality. Jordis, in my opinion, is too diverse. She has shown so many sides, I am impressed with her ability to perform all genres, but I don't know what she's great at, and that's going to be problematic if she wants a recording contract. You'd expect a girl with tattoos to sing some kickass rock song, but here she gracefully performs the Sara Evans song. She's really great, but it's just hard to fathom the visual and aural disparity. Works either way.
Erin Willett - 'Set Fire To The Rain' by Adele
Valiant effort. Trying too hard. That's all.
Team Christina - 'Fighter'
LOL, can't believe she actually bothered to tease Blake. Jesse's solo was damn good. Ashley sounded like Christina. Chris and Lindsey were totally not comfortable with it HAHA.
Maroon 5 - Payphone
Great promotional stunt eh. Still considering whether I should go for their F1 Singapore concert. They perform on Saturday, Jay Chou on Friday, and Katy Perry on Sunday (whom I'll surely avoid attending).
Team Blake - 'Heartache Tonight'
Instant Eliminations: Jesse Campbell (LOL? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING?) & Jordis Unga (WOW BLOODY RIDICULOUS. BLAKE'S BASIS FOR HIS ELIMINATION IS RUBBISH)
Labels: The Voice (Season 2)
Keane - Silenced By The Night
Keane - Disconnected
The Temper Trap - Need Your Love
GIVERS - Ceiling of Plankton
Jessie J - Laserlight
Daughtry - Outta My Head
Alexandra Burke - Let It Go
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
Nelly Furtado - Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)
Adam Lambert - Never Close Our Eyes
Linkin Park - Burn It Down
Rumer - P.F Sloan
Labels: 2012 Soundmunches
15 April 2012
Ashleigh & Pudsey - Dancing Dog Act
Hope Murphy - 'This Woman's Work' by Maxwell
Simon gave her such a short notice to come up with a back-up song, and she reacted to the situation so maturely, and she delivered such a stunning performance. Very impressive.
Sam Kelly - 'Make You Feel My Love'
Ahh, the number of hearts he stole. He really manages to captivate the entire audience, the markings of a truly talented musician.
Charlotte & Jonathan - Opera duo
And you thought Simon Cowell had learnt a thing or two about preconceived misconceptions after the Susan Boyle audition. Ahh, so touching. Great that Jonathan stood up for her when Simon proposed for Jonathan to go as a solo act.
Chelsea Redfern - 'Purple Rain' by Prince
Woah, she's ready. She should teach Stacy Francis a lesson or two about voice control.
Face Team - Basketball Acrobatics
Only Boys Aloud - Welsh Choir
Aww, it was like a good-spirited flash mob. Probably tugging at the heartstrings of every British.
Ryan O'Shaughnessy - 'No Name'
The girl should probably marry him now.
Twist & Pulse Dance Company
It's Twist & Pulse multiplied by 6!
Paige Turley - 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver
ONLY 14?! Oh my god, kids are growing too fast. Treading in the footsteps of Birdy?
Labels: Britain's Got Talent
12 April 2012
Colton Dixon - 'Love The Way You Lie' by Rihanna
You can't call me biased if he was this good. Ahh, can he stage a final with Jessica already?
Jessica Sanchez - 'Stuttering' by Jazmine Sullivan
JS performs a JS song, and does it ten times better than the original. 16 years old, singing like Jennifer Hudson already. Some singers only have the voice, but they don't have the emotion to go with it. She, however, has the whole package.
Joshua Ledet - 'Runaway Baby' by Bruno Mars
Very flamboyant and energetic. I wouldn't say it's the most original since it's almost a duplicate of Bruno's Grammy performance, but with some other contestants doing so badly, he can't be faulted for performing at such a standard.
Phillip Phillips - 'Give A Little More' by Maroon 5
HE FINALLY DOES SOMETHING I KNOW. He looks so good, but there's something so disturbing about his consistency. He better start switching things up, or he might find himself in the bottom soon enough.
Skylar Laine - 'Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You' by Kellie Pickler
I don't like the idea of an Idol contestant performing a song sung by an Idol alumni (what's more, she didn't even last beyond Top 5.) Goes to show YOU DON'T OFFER ANYTHING NEW TO THE TABLE. Good effort though.
Elise Testone - 'You And I' by Lady Gaga
Song choice wise, I thought she picked it right. She always does well with all these piano belters, but somehow I didn't feel it for this performance. She's been in the bottom 3 for like 3 times, so it looks like her time, too, is running out. Tough fight between her and Hollie for elimination.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Perfect' by Pink
WAHPIANG. Tempo how slow, singing technique how passe - like where's the relevance?
Colton Dixon & Skylar Laine - 'Don't You Wanna Stay' by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Aww, sho sweet. Great performance by both of them.
Elise Testone & Phillip Phillips - 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Gotye and Kimbra
They perform what is the hottest song right now (though I have no idea why it's only popular now, like hello, I discovered it 8 months ago) Great vocals, though I didn't really feel an emotional connection, which thereby gives the song an injustice.
Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, and Joshua Ledet - 'What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)' by Kelly Clarkson
This was tragic in all proportions. They felt so tired, and Joshua felt so awkward. Only redeeming factor were probably the girls' beltings.
Labels: American Idol
10 April 2012
Team Cee Lo
Juliet Simms - 'Roxanne'
OMG, I love the cracks in her voice. Not pain one ah?! I wished she was exposed to more lyrics, because she wanted to put on the red light for like 35 times? Despite that, she was remarkable.
Jamar Rogers - 'Are You Gonna Go My Way'
Fantatsic song choice - definitely a crowd pleaser. He had fun, the judges liked it, should be a shoo-in.
James Massone - 'Don't Know Why'
He's really good. I mean, he doesn't have the strongest voice here, but he is able to ease the listener's ears. Very smooth. The screaming from the audience was TMTH.
Cheesa - 'Don't Leave Me This Way'
She exudes a very retro vibe. I can almost imagine her being featured as Sunshine Corazon's sister on Glee. Agreed with Levine - it was good, but not outstanding.
Tony Vincent - 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'
Class 95 takes the stage. This was so boring! You would expect someone who looks like that to deliver something more edgy, but no, that wasn't the case.
Erin Martin - Walk like An Egyptian
I wished she had withdrawn from the competition after her amazing 'Hey There Delilah' audition. Seriously, what the shit was that?
Mathai - Ordinary People
SMILES. She's just magic to the ears. Vocal masterclass la. Who knew you could put such a spin to a John Legend track?
Katrina Parker - Tonight Tonight
AHH ADELE HAS GONE BLONDE! Didn't this girl have curls a few weeks ago? Yes, good performance, but seriously, this was Adele. Very disturbing.
Pip - When You Were Young
AHH, THE KILLERS! Haven't heard this in years! So happy to see Pip doing justice to the track. Not as shocking as it probably would've been, like the judges said.
Karla Davis - Airplanes
Aiyah, bad song choice. Her breathiness worked against her, because the words coming out her mouth were almost inaudible. The performance just plateaued.
Kim Yarbrough - Rolling In The Deep
Divaaaaa. Not mad over the song choice, but she did the most she could.
Tony Lucca - 'In Your Eyes'
The song choices are unnerving me! Music production very much swallowed him during the chorus. This is a song with the weirdest tune ever.
Labels: The Voice (Season 2)
08 April 2012
Kirsten Joy - Heaven (the Emeli Sande one!)
This was SO JESSIE J's pick. Very incredible effort.
Bo Bruce - Without You
OMG, SO AMAZING.
Bill Downs - She Said
Yeah, Plan B! (Speaking of which I absolutely love his latest single, ill manors.) Danny finally relies on his instinct to buzz in on the good acts.
Jay Norton - I Need A Dollar
Ahh, somehow whichever UK auditions involving this Aloe Blacc number always turns out to be quite magical.
Hannah Berney - You And I
Ok la, quite good, I like how she gets a little off-tempo on purpose.
Leanne Mitchell - If I Were A Boy
She soared on the chorus at the expanse of her painful low notes. It was a trade-off that was worthwhile though.
Murray Hockridge - 'You Give Me Something'
Ahh, performing a song by someone whose concert I am going tonight! WOOHOO.
Cassius Henry - Closer
Good voice. Why do the judges have to be so concerned with their fellow judges pressing their buttons?
Ruth-Ann St Luce - Run
Good, but not impressed. Her eyes were like popping out after Jessie buzzed in. She's a bit kaopei at parts.
Tyler James - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Didn't Brielle von Hugel sing this during her fail Top 24 performance on Idol? I thought this was quite miserable because not only was he short on breaths a couple of times, his falsetto efforts didn't come out well either.
Joelle Moses - Rolling In The Deep
It's like Toni Braxton performing.
Kate Read - True Colours
Oh no, wasn't this incredibly pitchy??!!
Denise Morgan - Love Song
Tom Jones is like the dumping ground collector. This video proves it.
Labels: The Voice UK
05 April 2012
Mark Foster, Kimbra & A-Trak - Warrior
Drake & Rihanna - Take Care
Gossip - Perfect World
Jessie J - Laserlight (feat. David Guetta)
Rita Ora - 'R.I.P' featuring Tinie Tempah
Kris Allen - The Vision Of Love
Parachute Youth - Can't Get Better Than This
Delta Goodrem - Sitting On Top Of The World
Nelly Furtado - Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)
Kanye West - Mercy (feat. Big Sean)
Scissor Sisters - Only The Horses
Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - Dance Again
Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
Skylar Laine - 'Wind Beneath My Wings' by Bette Midler
Ahh, a very maturely delivered performance! Not the most exciting, but she definitely showed conviction. While he soared on those high notes, she had better work on those low ones.
Jessica Sanchez - 'How Will I Know' by Whitney Houston
Jessica works the stage like a pro. Inject some more sass and she would be amazing. And I don't like that luminous yellow strip that's making her look like a traffic controller.
Colton Dixon - 'Time After Time' by Cyndi Lauper
I figured out he's very much like Idol runner-up Blake Lewis. They both have streaks of white and black hair, they know very well their genre of music, and they make very mainstream song selections. Wouldn't be too shabby if he ends up 2nd! This was an ok performance that was at the very least original. He lacked the 'punch'.
Joshua Ledet - 'If You Don't Know Me By Now' by Simply Red
I could anticipate he was going to divalize this song. He did everything a diva would do on this track - the lip thrills, the vocal dramatics, the facial expressions (just short of those diva head-noddings)
Phillip Phillips - 'That's All' by Genesis
AGAIN... a song I don't know. I like him, but he keeps choosing unknowns, so as of now, I don't really care if he stays in this competition. Good performance though.
DeAndre Brackensick - 'I Like It' by DeBarge
Ok, he gave this his all. I admit I'm getting sick of him, but this wasn't too bad.
Elise Testone - 'I Want To Know What Love Is' by Foreigner
This woman will only do well on songs she is comfortable with. This was something out of her comfort zone, so she bombed. Sounds like a perfect exit song. She hasn't got much of a fanbase too, and I doubt the judges will save her. Weird how she aces and bombs on alternate weeks.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Flashdance... What A Feeling' by Irene Cara
Wow, she moved away from one spot! I found myself cringing midway into the song. Okay la, I did say she should try and be versastile and stop doing ballads... but some people are just that limited.
Skylar Laine & Colton Dixon - 'Island In The Stream' by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Jessica Sanchez & Joshua Ledet - 'I Know You Were Waiting (For Me)' by Aretha Franklin & George Michael
Phillip Phillips & Elise Testone - 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' by Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Hollie Cavanagh & DeAndre Brackensick - 'I'm So Excited' by The Pointer Sisters
Labels: American Idol
04 April 2012
Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
Jon McLaughlin - Summer Is Over (feat. Sara Bareilles)
Snow Patrol - New York
Garbage - Blood for Poppies
Rufus Wainwright & Helena Bonham Carter - Out Of The Game
Walk The Moon - Anna Sun
Keaton Henson - Small Hands
David Guetta - Alphabeat
The Fray - Run For Your Life
Sub Focus - Out The Blue (feat. Alice Gold)
Ayah Marar - Mind Controller
Labels: 2012 Soundmunches
03 April 2012
Team ChristinaLindsey Pavao - Somebody That I Used To Know
So refreshing, so current. She definitely is in the running to win this. America's found themselves a Kimbra. That said, she was pretty pitchy and weak at parts, but we could afford closing an eye since her vocal quality and relevance are there.
Chris Mann - Bridge Over Troubled Water
He's here to stay. Strong voice. Undeniable talent.
Sera Hill - Find Your Love
James Massone did it during the blind auditions, and Sera covers it this time round. A lot of shirtless men that reminded me of J Lo's latest single cover, and Madonna's latest video, and Kylie's shirtless pyramid in All The Lovers (tahe list goes on.) She looks so glamorous, and she definitely delivered a very professional performance.
Jesse Campbell - What A Wonderful World
It's undeinable what talent he has got. He's more charismatic and vocally competent than last season's winner, Javier Colon, but I'm not so sure if he's got the similar mainstream appeal. Plus, if you want to sing this rehashed song, at least put in some twist. Very disturbed with Xtina's attitude.
Moses Stone - Stronger / Power
Too much craziness. Very entertaining, but he's just a fun party person, don't see much musical potential here.
Ashley De La Rosa - Right Through You
Ouch. The start was not bad, but that was somewhat a display of a lack of control. She definitely improved from the No Air duet, but she definitely isn't at the top of the league.
Eliminated: Moses Stone & Sera Hill (shocker!)
Team BlakeRaeLynn - Wake Up Call
Very cool, and very brave to sing it in front of Levine! I like her growls, that mellowness in that small frame...
Naia Kete - 'Turning Tables'
A very delicate performance. It works for and against her. It conveys the correct emotions, but she really cracks at some parts badly, and comes off almost inaudible occasionally.
Charlotte Sometimes - Misery Business
I would love to hear Florence Welch sing this arrangement. I like her voice (she has some great vocal control there), but I don't like her face when she sings - she looks puffy.
Jordis Unga - Alone
As compared with all the ear studs and funny piercings that she donned on Rockstar: INXS, she looks absolutely gorgeous here. She certainly belted on this number and pulled back on the right times here.
Jermaine Paul - Livin' On A Prayer
I don't see much of a strong personality here. Blah.
Erin Willett - 'Living For The City'
Aiyah, the show is called The Voice for a reason. People are looking for a unique voice. I sympathized with her story last time around, but objectively speaking, this doesn't cut.
Eliminated: Naia Kete & Charlotte Sometimes (Sheesh, the public voted for Erin?!)
Labels: The Voice (Season 2)
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