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27 May 2012
Bo Bruce - 'Charlie Brown' by Coldplay [TEAM DANNY] (Full version)
She is so ready for the real thing already. The confidence she exudes, and that distinct voice... they can't go wrong. It felt like she was performing in some O2 arena.
Leanne Mitchell - 'Run To You' by Whitney Houston [TEAM TOM] (Full version)
She's the US equivalent of Katrina Parker. This woman has really got some class and pipes. Her over Ruth any day.
Vince Kidd - 'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse [TEAM JESSIE] (Full version)
Great song choice, since he pretty much looks like a male Amy. He makes the effort to switch things up, and work on changing the arrangement of the songs.
Tyler James - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen [TEAM WILL] (Full version)
I did not know he was Amy Winehouse's closest friend in the months leading up to her death. There was elements about the performance that were refreshing and cool, but some felt purely awkward. That said, he took some huge risks here, and we'll see if it pays off.
Becky Hill - 'Like A Star' by Corrinne Bailey Rae [TEAM JESSIE] (Full version)
This was much better than the rock-chick version of her last week. The bridge was quite bumpy, but the rest was quite captivating.
Ruth Brown - 'The Voice Within' by Christina Aguilera [TEAM TOM] (Full version)
For once, she actually looks like someone who wants to win this. She has got lots of power within, but there are some fundamental pitching and vocal control issues that emerged in the later half of the performance. There should be a delicate balance of emotion and control - she has full of one, but almost none of the other. She's one heck of a personality when she opens that voice though.
Jaz Ellington - 'Let It Be' by The Beatles [TEAM WILL] (Full version)
The starting was really intimate and heartfelt, but I thought the introduction of the choir drew away a lot of the focus from him. It was a really sweet arrangement, though there were pitch issues. I'm rooting for Tyler big time.
Max Milner - 'Every Breath You Take' by Police [TEAM DANNY] (Full version)
Sigh, I was so disappointed with this. His previous two performances were magical, but this just looked so rehashed, and the note that was supposed to be a falsetto, it didn't come out! What's more, he's up against Bo, so I don't see him making it to the finals anymore. Bummer.
23 May 2012
Simon Fuller's Choice
Phillip Phillips - Stand By Me
His laidback artistry contrasts largely from Jessica's musical style. This wasn't groundbreaking, but he did make efforts to change it up.
Jessica Sanchez - I Have Nothing
Every diva in every Idol season has to belt this number. This season, it couldn't be anyone else but Jessica. Somehow, I didn't get the oomph from this performance, but I'm just desensitized after so many people have smashed it.
Round 1 probably goes to Phillip Phillips.
Contestant's Own Choice
Jessica Sanchez - The Prayer
She delivered a flawless rendition during the Hollywood auditions. She sounds phenomenal as usual. My only gripe is the excessive quivering at the start. That aside, she really overcame the pressure and sang beautifully.
Phillip Phillips - Movin' Out
Hmm, I really didn't like this. You can tell where's he going with it though. A little too aggressive for me.
Round 2 goes to Jessica for sure.
Phillip Phillips - Home
I REALLY LIKE THIS. So Mumford & Sons meets Fleet Foxes. So refreshing to hear a winner's single that sounds like that.
Jessica Sanchez - Change Nothing
I think the Idol team did a very good job pairing these coronation songs to the contestants this time around. Very fitting of their genres. Tune wise, I wasn't too tuned to this song.
I would give the win to Phillip Phillips, though American Idol really needs to crown a female winner.
20 May 2012
Max Milner - 'Black Horse & The Cherry Tree' by KT Tunstall & 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' by Ed Sheeran
First, it was 'Free Fallin', now, it's a mash-up of KT Tunstall and Ed Sheeran, two vocally amazing artists beyond American shores. I want this fella to win! He can sing ballads, he sing do funk, he can rap - what more can you ask for?!
Aleks Josh - 'Better Together' by Jack Johnson
OMG, love his voice. He doesn't even need to try. He just places his hands in his pockets and DAMN, the charm he exudes is just incredible. You can just tell his life is super chill. Who cares if he didn't make it through, he managed to put a smile on everyone's faces.
Vince Kidd - 'My Love Is Your Love' by Whitney Houston
He has the ability to modernize all the classics. I'm a fan of his voice, but the same can't be said about his appearance, though that may be his appeal.
Bo Bruce - 'Love The Way You Lie (Part II)' by Rihanna
It's gonna be so tragic when Danny will be forced to choose between her and Max next week. She's got that ball of enigma wrapped around her, and the voice she has is so magical. Her high notes and falsettoes are her vice.
Toni Warne - 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word' by Elton John
A very dignified performance - somehow I can envision Jessie J going bald when I watch Toni sing.
David Julien - 'She Will Be Loved' by Maroon 5
You can't really switch up the song arrangement much, because the original tune is so deeply embedded in people's minds already. It would've been better if he had another song to perform, but still a good performance.
Becky Hill - 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes
This woman is pretty much like a Juliet Simms gone wrong. She definitely has got some stage presence, charisma and stamina though, and we're in need of a new breed of female rockers.
Cassius Henry - 'Turning Tables' by Adele
Jermaine Paul joined the UK version too?! Alright, I kid. His name really sounds like a Shakespearean character. There were too much ad-libs in the number that robbed the song of its essence, though I bet Jessie J LOVED them, as she's a strong advocate of vocal lip thrills.
Jessie and her team - 'We Are Young' by Fun. (feat. Janelle Monae)
Danny and his team - 'Somebody That I Used To Know' by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
Hilarious how Danny was the worst singer.
19 May 2012
Florence + The Machine - Breath Of Life
Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
Nicki Minaj feat. Chris Brown - Right By My Side
Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - Let's Go
The Hives - Go Right Ahead
Zulu Winter - Silver Tongue
DJ Fresh (feat. Dizzie Rascal) - The Power
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone
17 May 2012
Phillip Phillips - 'Beggin'' by Madcon AHH!
SO BRILLIANT. I recall some boyband from X Factor performing this and it was so groovy! Definitely the right song choice.
Jessica Sanchez - 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' by Aerosmith
Finally, you get to watch a contestant do justice to this hit.
Joshua Ledet - 'No More Drama' by Mary J Blige
PERFECT SONG CHOICE for a dramatic contestant. Whether you love it or hate it, it was pure entertainment.
Phillip Phillips - 'We've Got Tonight' by Bob Seger
Aside his crotch-scratching antics, it's great to see him seated and just captivating the audience with that voice.
Jessica Sanchez - 'My All' by Mariah Carey
This woman took hell lot of risks on this number. She usually just belts it out, but wow, she managed to control her voice superbly. She surprisingly aced the lower registers very well.
Joshua Ledet - 'I'd Rather Go Blind' by Etta James
Ms Rachel Crow did phenomenal on this number. The starting was good, and then he started going RIDICULOUSLY MAD that I began to lower the volume and it eventually put the video to mute.
Phillip Phillips - 'Disease' by Matchbox Twenty
Ahh, not good, really should've chosen more exciting. This felt so pub-bish.
Joshua Ledet - 'Imagine' by John Lennon
Thank goodness he wasn't more over the top than he already is. He has got such a wide range, but it gets so overbearing at times!
Jessica Sanchez - 'I'll Be There' by Jackson 5
Her sore throat definitely surfaced here. A waste of a song choice!
13 May 2012
Leanne Mitchell - 'Put A Spell On You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I recall she wasn't that phenomenal a fortnight ago, but oh god, this was very very commendable. Totally in her element. Such strength.
Ruth Brown - 'Next To Me' by Emeli Sande
Great to see her perform a contemporary number. Don't like it when she sluggishly bites on some words though (like it's prounounced 'Next To Me', not 'Nezzeme').
Adam Isaac - 'High And Dry' by Radiohead
He perhaps landed himself with the worst possible mentor. This was dated and uninspired.
Matt & Sueleen - 'Missing' by Everything But The Girl
Tom probably wanted to have less problems eliminating 2 acts tomorrow, hence their existence.
Jaz Ellington - 'Just The Way You Are' (both versions)
The week before, Danny mashed up 'Cry Me A River' and it worked. I didn't really think this worked, but still, he has got a great voice.
Tyler James - 'Sign Your Name by Terence Trent D'Arby
Hmm, didn't like this as much as his previous performance, but still very refreshing. The doppelgangers at the back were pretty distracting. Could he be the next Robin Thicke (or is that even a praise)?
Frances Wood - 'Show Me Love' by Robin S.
In a week where half the acts would be eliminated, I don't think this was particularly smart a song choice. A few back-up dancers would've been good to create some interaction.
Joelle Moses - 'Stronger' by Kelly Clarkson
Did not like this AT ALL. The key was so awkwardly low. Original's just too good.
Ashleigh & Pudsey - Dog Act SO FREAKING CUTE OMG I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS ABOUT THEM EVERY SINGLE TIME I WATCHED THEM PERFORM. Superbly cute Mission Impossible Concept, and the amount of training that these two have gone through is insane. I crown Pudsey the Most. Talented. Dog. Ever. The ending pose is most epic.
Jonathan & Charlotte - 'The Prayer' The guy is really good - I mean, who can hit such notes and look nothing like the part? The number of singing acts might cause a huge split of votes though.
Ryan O'Shaughnessy - 'No Name' (Self-Composition) It's really ingenius to be able to come up with 3 original songs in such a short span, and yet make them all sound so single-ready. The lyrics and melodies are so mesmerizing, and you can immediately get a sense of him as an artist.
Molly Rainford - 'Ave Maria' Smart song choice. Church hymns can never do you wrong. Someone's obviously following in the footsteps of Jackie Evancho. This girl looks classy though.
Sam Kelly - 'Bless This Broken Road' He looks like Olly Murs, but sounds completely different. I don't see anything very spectacular with this, but he sure knows how to captivate the audience with his sincerity and emotional delivery.
Loveable Rogues - 'Honest' (Self-Composition) I GOT IT SUMMED UP. They have the black rapper from Rizzle Kicks, the brothers from Foster The People, and the feel-good vibe of The Counting Crows and Los Lonely Boys.
Only Boys Aloud - 'Welsh Choir' The amount of singing acts this year is ridiculous, let alone the sheer number of singers in this choir. Not particularly impressed with them anymore. Just grab 200 young boys of all shapes and sizes, get them to smile infectiously on stage, take 4 steps forward before the chorus, and they might win the million dollar prize. Oh god.
Aquabatique - Synchronized Swimmers They are a really smart act. They revolve their concept around the London 2012 Olympics, and they pick all the British songs in their number, to give it a very anthemic feel. Smart move to get the voters calling, but I doubt the entertainment value was enough.
The Mend - 'Without You' I like how the rapper absolutely does not look like one, but sounds so good (he in fact sounds like Example).
Kai & Natalie - Ballroom Duo The guy's really good with his finesse and moves, but his lifts are his only downfall. Dynamic performance to Bruno Mars' 'Runaway Baby' nonetheless.
Nu Sxool - Dance Act They really offer nothing new to the table, other than the fact that they are generally younger than other dancers. Judges really should've selected Billy George for the final. This is such a rehash of the semi-final performance.
11 May 2012
Ryan O'Shaughnessy - First Kiss (Original Composition)
Brynolf & Ljung - Magicians
Malaki Paul - 'No One' by Alicia Keys
Sam Kelly - 'Iris' by Goo Goo Dolls
Billy George - Circus Acrobat
Gatis Kandis - Comedian
Face Team - Basketball Players
Strictly Wheels - Wheelchair ActHope Murphy - Forever Young
Aquabatique - Water ballet
Be Minor - Girl Group
Callum Oakley - Comedian
Nu Sxool - Dance Troupe
Lazor Harp - Laser beam act
Martyn Crofts - Dalek Impersonator
Sugar Dandies - 'I Am What I Am'
Chica Latina - 'On The Floor'
10 May 2012
Jessica Sanchez - 'And I'm Telling You (I'm Not Going)' by Jennifer Hudson
Don't think the man in the song will be letting her go anytime soon. First time in a long, long, long while in Idol that I have had chills. Good chills.
Phillip Phillips - 'Volcano' by Damien Rice
Finally. I may take issue with how he always choosest really unknown songs, but at least he knows what artist he'll be.
Joshua Ledet - 'It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World' by James Brown
As much as I like Phillips more, I would really want to see a growling final between Joshua and Jessica. They will growl so bad your ears will start bleeding. Not smart to perform this after Juliet Simm's rendition though, because I thought that was better in that it was more subdued.
Joshua Ledet - 'You Raise Me Up' by Josh Groban
At least he made it his own, and that's just what you need to stand out.
Jessica Sanchez - 'Steal Away' by Etta James
Great, but she makes herself sound so old! So seasoned though, like a pro.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'Faithfully' by Journey
Expected her to just soar at the end, but that didn't really happen. Lea Michele must be laughing.
Hollie Cavanagh - 'I Can't Make You Love Me' by Bonnie Raitt
Again, a good performance, but that's pretty much it. She really makes no attempt to make her performance unique.
Phillip Phillips - 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Really not good for a Top 4 performance. I was more engaged by the saxophonist, really.
Train wreck duets:Hollie & Jessica - 'Eternal Flame' by The Bangles
LOL at Hollie's first note. Seriously, Hollie. This performance made them feel terribly outdated.
Phillip & Joshua - 'This Love' by Maroon 5
When I see contestants from The Voice acing their song choices, it really pains me to see how Idol perceives 'This Love' as singing-competition-relevant still. It's as bad as any busking performance on Orchard Road. Both voices utilized terribly in what could've been a phenomenal duet between these two powerhouses.
Group Performance - 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' by Foreigner
08 May 2012
#1: Christina Aguilera & Chris Mann - 'The Prayer'
Katherine McPhee must be so peeved now. She was the one who originally did the duet with Chris Mann on 'The Prayer'! Christina was damn good though, didn't go over-the-top which was quite a shocker! That said, Chris Mann was really overshadowed, and I don't think he was given a chance to shine here. That said, a fantastic duet.
#2: Adam Levine & Tony Lucca - 'Yesterday'
Adam was probably right to say that he was able to coach Tony Lucca best out of all his acts. They blended so well on this number - restrained yet heartfelt.
#3: Blake Shelton & Jermaine Paul - Soul Man
Really impressed with how Jermaine was able to tune himself to Blake's genre, and was in fact able to make it even more buoyant. Very wise song choice, as it showed us a livelier, non-one-dimensional side of Jermaine.
#4: Cee Lo Green & Juliet Simms - 'Born To Be Wild'
You know I love Juliet, so it really upset me to realize that she was suffering from pneumonia on the most important night. What's more, the key in this song was solely meant for Cee Lo's vocal ease. It was way too low for her. Argh, a pity. It could've really been her night.
Juliet Simms - 'Freebird'
I admit I don't know this Lynyrd Skynyrd song, but oh my gosh, this was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. She just unleashed full power. The start was so enchanting, and then she went all fiery and ended with a blast. I can imagine her music videos already - just her big face that mesmerizes you for minutes.
Chris Mann - 'You Raise Me Up'
I really hate it when people don't do justice to this song. If you can't sing it well, then don't sing it. Chris Mann, however, sounded absolutely magical in this. It's quite his night today - wouldn't be a surprise if he actually wins it tomorrow.
Tony Lucca - '99 Problems'
Who cares if the gangsta rappers don't like it? I thought it was very creative, and it's great to see him stamp his signature sound on this Jay-Z hit.
Jermaine Paul - 'I Believe I Can Fly'
I didn't R. Kelly made a guest appearance. Oh, it's actually Jermaine Paul! Seriously, I hate this song. It's motivational in a contrived manner. I mean, it was good, but seriously, so, so boring. If he's win, he's gonna be another Javier Colon. Dia Frampton lost, but look who's selling more albums?
Chris Mann - 'The Voice Within'
The letter he wrote to her that was flashed on the screen was so sweet. I wasn't a Chris Mann fan, but man, his 3 performances in the final were so incredibly solid! This, I say, was a proper tribute to one's coach. Who doesn't want such a voice within oneself?! "This is a real man, who respects women!" Oh gawd, how unsubtle is she.
Jermaine Paul - 'God Gave Me You'
Aww, quite sweet to see a black guy performing a country strong. He's definitely very versatile, but I guess that's a double-edged sword. Yes, it might earn him the victory for this competition, but in the long run, if he wants to make it big, he need to know his niche, and that was the trouble that previous winner Javier Colon faced. Good voice, but no identity, hence turned into a major flop.
Juliet Simms - 'Crazy'
Something was missing. The raspiness in her voice, that roughness, it's gone! WHY?!?! She wasn't into the performance, and that was what was disturbing. Felt more like a tribute to Cee Lo rather than a performance to win.
Tony Lucca - 'Harder To Breathe'
Totally not cool when he forgot his lyrics at 1:02 and laughed it off, gosh. The song's not very right for him - requires a lot of stamina which he doesn't really have. 'Sunday Morning' would've been cool, or 'Stutter'?
Ashleigh & Pudsey - Girl & GENIUS DOG
PUDSEY IS FREAKING CUTE LA I WANT TO BUY PUDSEY OMG!! XD
The Mend - Boyband
Vocally, they are super good - better than JLS, The Risk, and almost any alpha-maleish boybands discovered on X Factor (I place emphasis on alpha-maleish because One Direction are another genre LOL). Looks-wise, a bit cannot make it, but man, the lead singer's vocals make up for it.
Jonathan & Charlotte - Opera duo
The guy is insane. He's like THE phantom of the opera.
Cascade - Martial Arts Troupe
Still think they're damn good. Usually martial arts troupes just go out there and lay it all on the table. This act goes beyond that - not only are they professional and skilled, they incorporate a lot of fun elements and aren't ashamed to go out of their comfort zone. Very entertaining. Loved the ending.
Kai & Natalia - Ballroom dancers
I guess I'm developing an appreciation for ballroom dancing, having watched Dancing With The Stars. As far as I know, this was really damn good, and the guy has got some swag.
Only Boys Aloud - Choir
The Brits love acts like this (explains why Military Wives are at the top of the charts last time around). Such anthemic pride. So overkill la, do you need so many singers?!
Lucky - Contortionist
Woah, what an apt song choice for an absolutely bizarre act. She's absolutely amazing, from the piano playing to the tea party, to the sheer insanity at the end.
Twist & Pulse Dance CompanyStill as entertaining as their predecessors.
Loveable Rogues - 'Lovesick'
Ooh, they sound like Rizzle Kicks. Very listenable. Pretty impressive at first, but it kinda got repetitive.
Molly Rainford - 'It Must Have Been Love'
Simon must've been like 'Oh smart girl, singing the song I chose for Drew in X Factor'. Quite something, this girl.
Four Corners - Dance TroupeWah, totally modelled after Nicole. It was actually very good, but I doubt it went down well with the judges on originality.
Analiza Ching - Violinist
She's like 'shi-er-nu-zi-yue-fang' all in 1. What's more, she performs The Pretender, making herself pretty relevant and cool. Mad skills. Laudable efforts, but we know violin acts don't win.
Lauren Thalia - 'Earthquake' by Labrinth
This performance proves she wasn't a one-trick pony, as I highly doubted her authenticity when she copied Cher Lloyd's 'Turn My Swag On' in the audition rounds. She's pretty cool, but still a bit too green. She got the feel, but her voice and her image doesn't really match, hence we got a struggle.
Dennis Egel - 'Music Was My First Love'
Seriously, what's the intention behind that outfit? So damn ridiculous. His voice is pretty good, but he just ruins his credibility with his theatrics.
Rachel Knowland - 'Be My Baby ' by The Ronettes
Good, but not phenomenal enough to win the grand prize.
The backup dancers were better. LOL. Don't know how Kylie would react to this. 'All The Lovers' was the most epic.
The Zimmers - Old people performing 'I'm Sexy And I Know It'
Paige Turley - 'It Will Rain' by Bruno Mars
So. damn. painful. to. listen. Surprised none of the judges buzzed.
Other acts: The Jive Aces, United We Stand, Karizma Krew Dance Troupe, Fish On Percussion, Area 51, Ashley Elliott, Honey Shazad,
06 May 2012
Max Milner - 'Free Fallin' by John Mayer
This could very well be my favourite The Voice performance thus far. This was so charming, and he was so genuine in his delivery. The smile at 0:38 after the audience cheered him on was so win. Excellent.
Aleks Josh - 'Dream A Little Dream of Me' by Louis Armstrong
I don't know about you, but although he probably only hit 5 notes in this performance, his performance was so amazingly mesmerizing that he'll probably get the public to pick up their phones till their fingers go numb. And then he goes all coy and sheepish after performing. Great crooner.
Vince Kidd - 'Always On My Mind' by Elvis Presley
A very creative spin on the Elvis classic. Loved it when he went 'ah, ah' in the verse. He has a super silky and smooth voice that just contrasts so well with his rockstar image. Incredibly dynamic.
Bo Bruce - 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush
She's probably so overhyped, that I probably expected a lot more from her. That aside, this was good, very mystical and captivating.
David Julien - 'Sweet Disposition' by The Temper Trap
It was very brave to perform a Temper Trap number (I mean, how many would know of the Australian band?) He has that Bono feel around him, very powerful voice, and I loved the intro.
Hannah Berney - 'Cry Me A River' by Ella Fitzergald and Justin Timberlake
INGENIOUS to even think of mashing up Ella Fitzgerald's classic with Justin Timberlake's greatest hit. That alone is enough to put her through to the next round (though Danny's acts are all ridiculously strong). Love the staging and the backup dancers propping her on stage like she's the queen of the world. Very powerul voice.
Becky Hill - 'Good Luck' by Basement Jaxx
Love her voice at 1:15. Very innovative of her to use a Basement Jaxx as a competition song. That's the thing about UK contestants - they dare to take A LOT of risks and make the numbers their own.
Cassius Henry - 'Paradise' by Coldplay
This was a good performance with a good song arrangement, though he was probably overstrained at the end.
Ruth-Ann St. Luce - 'Promise This' by Cheryl Cole
The start was so brilliant, it was almost as good as any BBC acoustic session cover. Then, she started going over-the-top with her whistles and vocal gymnastics that it somewhat affected her pitch perceptions (beginning at 1:08) and that was where she went downhill. Huge pity.
Toni Warne - 'Proud Mary' by Tina Turner
I was still pretty bummed out that she won Kirsten Joy in the previous battle round. She obviously didn't attempt to spice things up with such an overdone number. Great enthusiasm and energy though.
05 May 2012
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Very nice. 10000 times classier than the embarassing-to-watch 'Starships' video.
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
The potentially amazing video died at 0:30, then we were give a rehash of N'Sync's 'Girlfriend' video, and he was back to his 14 year old self.
Cheryl (now without the Cole) – Call My Name
Similar to Bieber's video, the first minute was SO AMAZING. And then her very clumsy dancing kicks in and ruins the class that she portrayed earlier. [QUOTE from Prophet Blog: The moves clumsily plod between Cheryl cocking her leg up to take a leak like an expensive poodle, Cheryl angrily stomping around in a similar fashion to when she first discovered Ashley Cole had cheated on her, and Cheryl flapping her arms about like Sarah Harding after too many Tequila Sunrises.The moves clumsily plod between Cheryl cocking her leg up to take a leak like an expensive poodle, Cheryl angrily stomping around in a similar fashion to when she first discovered Ashley Cole had cheated on her, and Cheryl flapping her arms about like Sarah Harding after too many Tequila Sunrises.]
At least she was awkward-pretty in 'Promise This', but this wasn't good. Nevertheless, she looks gorgeous here.
Alexandra Burke - Let It Go
Loving her cover of Rihanna's "Talk That Talk' as well.
Dragonette – Let It Go
Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
Foster The People - Houdini
Kaiser Chiefs - Listen To Your Head
John Mayer - Shadow Days
Nicki Minaj - Starships
K'NAAN - Is Anybody Out There? (feat. Nelly Furtado)
Stooshe – Black Heart
Willow Smith - Do It Like Me (Rockstar)
Juliet Simms (Team Cee Lo) - 'It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World'
Please. Win. Now. Where else can you find a voice of such calibre?
Katrina Parker (Team Adam) - 'Killing Me Softly'
This lady has grown so much throughout the competition, and I was really hoping to see her make it to the final as a dark horse. She just appears so seasoned on stage, and perhaps my previous comparison of her to Adele was an indirect praise, because the fact that people are comparing her to Adele means she's something incredible as well. Do not like Adam's outright favoritism towards Tony Lucca over her.
Lindsey Pavao (Team Christina) - 'Skinny Love' by Bon Iver
Very risky song choice, but she pulled it off so well, making it so original and enchanting. A bummer she didn't get to make it to the finals, because she has that magical natural quality in her voice that I believe will sell so many records.
Tony Lucca (Team Adam) - 'How You Like Me Now' by The Heavy
You got to hand him some props for always wanting to take risks. He doesn't have that much of a signature voice, but he sure makes it up for his stage presence and his audience interactions. Very charismatic. Xtina really doesn't know what it takes to be well-liked.
Chris Mann (Team Christina) - 'Ave Maria'
Thank goodness he sang a song that worked in his favour, and it was surely a very strong delivery. Lindsey v Chris, hands down I would've given it to Lindsey, but the public thinks otherwise, so we shall see how he fares in the final.
Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) - 'Open Arms' by Journey
He has a really great voice, but he hasn't made much of an impact this season. Acts like Lindsey and Mathai really have got that unique voice, but were unfortunately inconsistent in their performances. If it boils down to Jermaine and Juliet, I really hope for the latter to win.
Erin Willett - 'Without You'
This was the weakest of the 8. It is applaudable that she tried switching things up, but man, some parts were really pitchy. Up till now, still shocked that she made it this far.
Jamar Rogers - If You Don't Know Me By Now
No idea why the official channel didn't upload his performance, so I guess I wasn't made to watch it.
Team Adam & Team Cee Lo - 'All These Things That I've Done'
Dia Frampton & Kid Cudi - 'Don't Kick The Chair'
Team Xtina & Team Blake - 'The Edge Of Glory'
Beverly McClellan & Cyndi Lauper - 'Money Changes Everything'
Javier Colon - 'A Drop In The Ocean'
Cee Lo & Vicci Martinez - 'Come Along'
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