Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Voice Season 6: It's the Battles Part 2

From Team Blake: Megan Ruger vs. Audra McLaughlin sang The Climb by Miley Cyrus-- I thought Megan held back in this performance. For me, Audra had the stronger voice and her voice really soared through the runs and higher notes.
Blake chose Audra

From Team Usher: Cierra Mickens vs. TJ Wilkins sang Get Here by Oleta Adams-- Beautiful vocals from both of them. I wish they treated like this like more of a duet at the beginning because their voices blended well, and it's a shame that at the start it seemed like they were giving separate performances. I think Cierra would have the edge for me because her tone was flawless. TJ kept up with her though. Adam said Cierra had great control. Shakira bowed to both of them. Blake thought Cierra's performance was perfect; he said TJ's voice cuts through everything.
Usher chose TJ

From Team Blake: Jake Worthington vs. Tess Boyer sang Have a Little Faith in Me by John Hiatt-- Wowza! I am loving both of them and their strong, emotion filled vocals. I like the life that they breathed into this, and again, the male and female pairing just blends the voices so well. I would honestly go with either one of them. Usher was impressed with both of them. Shakira called Tess a revelation and said her voice was powerful, beautiful, and sweet. Adam said that was an "A" level performance, and there were so many signs of improvement. Blake congratulated both of them.
Blake chose Jake, and all the remaining coaches tried to steal Tess and Shakira won

From Team Adam: Christina Grimmie vs. Sam Behymer sang Counting Stars by One Republic-- I don't think this song choice did them any favors. Neither one of them seemed to be vocally in the pocket so to speak. I liked the distinct quality of Christina's voice more than Sam's. At times, Sam was a little bit off pitch. Blake said Christina was a little ball of fire and he said Sam was full of finesse. Shakira feels like Sam is still searching for her style whereas Christina has more maturity and confidence.
Adam chose Christina

From Team Shakira: Patrick Thomson vs. Josh Murley sang Run to You by Bryan Adams-- Good song choice, the song set in that comfy part of both of their voices. I liked both, I don't have a preference; I think both of them have good rock voices. Blake said he would probably go with Patrick whereas Adam would go with ex Team Adam member Josh. Usher didn't know who to choose.  Shakira felt this was an evenly matched battle.
Shakira chose Patrick

From Team Adam: Delvin Choice vs. Josh Kaufman sang Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder-- This was not only the best battle I have ever heard on The Voice but it is probably one of the best vocals I have ever heard on any singing competition on television. Delvin and Josh threw down with abandon, and for them this wasn't about competing with each other, it was about doing the best vocal possible, and making it a performance at the same time. This song brought out everything in their voices, it was butter in certain places and brought out the smoothness in their voices. At the same time, it also brought out the grit. Both of them deserve to move on, just based on the fact that they are a cut above the other competitors. All the coaches were standing at the end of the performance. Adam said he quits and that was a flawless performance and they made it impossible for him to choose. He said either decision he makes, he loses a potential winner.
Adam chose Delvin and Usher stole Josh (Usher, props for not making Josh wait for the steal, you jumped on that!)

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