Monday, December 8, 2014

The Voice Season 7: The Top 5 Sing for the Finals

Songs Chosen by The Coach

Damien sang She's Out Of My Life by Michael Jackson-- That was a sick vocal. Damien just had so much control, emotion, and skill. Pharrell said your story never gets old. Gwen said, doing Michael Jackson is super dangerous, but your emotion was gorgeous. Adam said you are the most coachable guy and thank you for your trust in me. You did an unbelievable job with that song. Thank you so much.

Craig Wayne Boyd sang Workin Man's Blues by Merle Haggard-- I can't wait to see what happens with Craig Wayne Boyd. I just think he has so much star power. It's beautiful to see. Pharrell said that's the kind of performance you see from someone who knows who they are. Gwen liked how he worked the stage and it was great. Adam said it's hard for you to know who you are at times, and I think it's great that you know that and no one else does anything like what you do. Blake said you're one of the best singers I've ever heard in my life.

Taylor John Williams sang Falling Slowly by Once-- I could hear people cheering and I really wanted to like it cause I like that song, but it didn't sit in his sweet spot. It was like the lows were uncomfortably low, and the highs were too high and it wasn't balanced well. Adam liked it. Blake liked the range he displayed; I felt like it wasn't quite there. Pharrell liked the creative license he took when performing.

Matt McAndrew sang Make It Rain by Ed Sheeran-- Another unreal vocal with all the coaches on their feet this time around. The vocal was just so strong, and it literally gave me goosebumps when he went into his full voice. His full voice is literally SICK; there are so few people that have that strong of a full voice. Blake called his performance Grammy worthy. Pharrell called him a star. Adam said you astound me all the time. You can literally do anything,

Chris Jamison sang Sugar by Maroon 5-- The falsetto got away from him a tiny bit but he reigned it back in. His vocal was strong. I loved how the crowd lit up as he performed. Blake loved Adam's new song. He said your falsetto is so good Chris, the party starts and the room changes. Adam said that he is so proud of Chris, he said he continues to rise to the occasion.


Damien sang I Don't Wanna Wait by Paula Cole-- Damien still performed that song well but for some reason I didn't love that song uptempo with that arrangement. I feel like he made it work. Pharrell said your voice is second to none and I loved the message you communicated. Gwen thought it had a Peter Gabriel vibe to it. Adam said he is so glad to be a small part of his journey.

Matt McAndrew sang I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2-- I loved that performance. U2 is always a beast to sing cause Bono is legendary, and Matt just slayed it. It was so good, that particular song is an anthem. Blake said what you do throughout the whole song is what some people hope to do in a certain part of it. Pharrell said Bono would be so happy and so proud and so congratulatory. You killed it. Gwen said she was sobbing and called his voice rich and magic. Adam said I don't know what to say, but I don't need to say anything. Wow.

Craig Wayne Boyd sang Old Rugged Cross by Alan Jackson-- Coaches were all on their feet again. What a sincere and heartfelt performance that Craig gave. Pharrell said going through everything you've gone through what does it feel like to be at the top of your game. Gwen said she was crying again, you're always looking up and always seem so grateful. Adam said it was awesome, and it was a brilliant idea to show them the scope of who you are. It was special and we felt that. Blake said I'm so happy for you, you gave such a passionate and epic vocal tonight.

Taylor John Williams sang Blank Space by Taylor Swift-- I liked it, and he did display nice artistry, but I almost felt it veered too much from the original. I do want to give him props for his vocals though. Adam said great job, and he liked how he reworked the song. Gwen said it was a case of Taylor being Taylor and she felt like he had a great night.

Chris Jamison sang When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars-- Goodness gracious, I am impressed and that vocal was so genuine that it made me cry. There was just so much emotion and his vocals were spot on. Gwen said that was my favorite performance and I can tell that you love singing. Adam said I am so proud of you and the amazing progress you continue to make. I always hesitate to do a Bruno tune cause he's so amazing but tonight it was all about your version of that song.

Top Three-- My Prediction:

Chris Jamison
Craig Wayne Boyd
Matt McAndrew

Wild Card-- My Prediction:

Gotta be-- Damien

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