Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Voice Season 4: The Last Round of Battles Sizzles

Team Shakira: Brandon Roush vs. Shawna P. sang Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin-- This was really Shawna's battle to lose because she was the more experience and seasoned performer. Brandon put up quite the effort, and I give him props for keeping up with her. Shakira calls the battle eagerness vs. experience and she chooses experience meaning Brandon is sent home.
Shakira moves forward with Shawna P.

Team Adam: Duncan Kamakana vs. Sarah Simmons sang Wanted You More by Lady Antebellum-- Blake called Sarah one of his favorite singers in the competition. Usher liked Duncan's confidence, but felt Sarah's voice was incredible. Adam liked Sarah's effortlessness, but praised Duncan's talent. I have to admit, I was hoping someone would steal Duncan, but there was no denying Sarah's raw talent. Her voice and vulnerability were unmatched. She is definitely a threat in this competition.
Adam moves forward with Sarah

Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel vs. Chelsea M. sang Titanium by Sia and David Guetta
Usher moves forward with Michelle Chamuel

Team Adam: Amy Whitcomb vs. Agina Alvarez sang Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar
Adam moves forward with Amy Whitcomb

Team Blake: Justin Rivers vs. The Morgan Twins sang Easy by Rascal Flatts
Blake moves forward with Justin Rivers

Final battle of this season was from Team Shakira:
Cathia vs. Mary Miranda sang Antes de las Seis by Shakira-- Adam thought it was beautiful and said if he had to choose it would be Mary. Blake said he loved it and Cathia blew him away. Usher thought it was rather narcissistic for Shakira to choose her own song, but Shakira explained that she wanted to see how each of them would handle it. Shakira said that Cathia has undeniable vocal ability. Mary has a sweet like cotton candy voice, and ultimately she won because of her signature vocal style and charisma. I loved both of them, and I agree there is definitely something about Mary, but a part of me loved the richness of Cathia's voice. Usher came in with the steal for Cathia at the end because she sold him on the song and provided his team with some versatility.
Shakira moves forward with Mary
Usher stole Cathia

Here's what the teams look like now:

Team Adam:
Amber Carrington
Amy Whitcomb
Judith Hill
Midas Whale
Sarah Simmons
Warren Stone
Caroline Glaser (stolen from Team Blake)
Orlando Dixon (stolen from Team Usher)

Team Blake:
Danielle Bradbery
Grace Askew
Holly Tucker
Justin Rivers
Savannah Berry
The Swon Brothers
Luke Edgemon (stolen from Team Shakira)
Taylor Beckham (stolen from Team Usher)

Team Shakira:
Garrett Gardner
Kris Thomas
Mary Miranda
Monique Abbadie
Shawna P.
Tawnya Reynolds
Karina Iglesias (stolen from Team Adam)
Sasha Allen (stolen from Team Adam)

Team Usher:
Audrey Karrasch
Jess Kellner
Josiah Hawley
Michelle Chamuel
Ryan Innes
C. Perkins (stolen from Team Shakira)
Cathia (stolen from Team Shakira)

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