Monday, December 7, 2015

The Voice: Season 9 The Top 9.... It's the Semi Finals

Team Blake: Barrett Baber sang Ghost by Ella Henderson-- That was rough cause I love Barrett, but I didn't love that song for him. Gwen thought it was a powerful performance. Adam found the song choice unpredictable and thought that it was the right move for right now.

Team Adam: Shelby Brown sang Even God Must Get the Blues by JoDee Messina-- Wow, what a touching performance and at the perfect time. Adam was on his feet, and rightfully so, she did everything she could. Blake said she sang beautifully, perfectly in time and in tune, so good. Pharrell said she connected to the moment so well. Gwen said it was her favorite Shelby performance. Adam said you have driven me so crazy, and she said, the feeling is mutual. Adam told everyone to vote her through because she deserves to be in the finale.

Team Gwen: Jeffery Austin sang Believe by Cher-- I loved this performance, he took a meaningless song, and made it important. I loved the vocal interpretation, I loved how he made this a classic ballad. Jeffery does deserve to be here, and I hope he moves on to the finals. Gwen said obviously he is going through to final, vote for this guy please.

Team Gwen: Braiden Sunshine sang Amazing Grace-- I think Braiden did a great job, I think what this comes down to is that everyone cannot get through and therefore it's going to come down to who is the strongest and most relevant. Adam said your journey on the show has been so unique. You've proven you can do anything. Pharrell said this kid has given so much hope to younger kids. Gwen said to watch you get up there, you did this so beautifully. It was so spiritual.

Team Blake: Zach Saebaugh sang The Climb by Miley Cyrus-- I love the sincerity of Zach's vocals and his performance, I really felt that what came from him tonight was genuine. What a beautiful and strong vocal, when he said keep the faith, I believed him. Gwen said that was so good and that was one of my favorite songs ever. I have a feeling that you are going through for sure. Adam said everyone tonight is so special and poised tonight. Blake said whatever happens, that was your best performance of the season.

Team Pharrell: Madi Davis sang Big Girls Don't Cry by Four Seasons-- I like Madi but I didn't think that there was enough to this song and this performance to keep her in the competition. She sang "big girls don't cry" over and over again. Adam liked that this was expected and called it awesome. Blake called it a Disney movie.

Team Blake: Emily Ann Roberts sang 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton-- Gwen thought her vocal was crazy and loved the spunky side of her. Blake said if I was someone who owned a record company, I would be calling around for you. I too loved Emily Ann, I thought she was great, so engaging, and such a professional in terms of stage presence. I know I have mentioned that about other contestants but Emily has that in spades.

Team Adam: Amy Vachal sang To Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan-- I need to agree with Adam tonight, he always makes such good points. Amy shut down the entire audience she had tonight, everyone stopped to hear her perform and it was not disappointing, rather it was so beautiful. Pharrell said your voice seems like it is made of what clouds are made of. With all the crazy things going on in the world, we need your voice for clarity. Adam said we did what we wanted to do tonight, this room completely stopped and was silent. What you do is refreshingly raw and honest.

Team Adam: Jordan Smith sang Somebody to Love by Queen-- Oh my gosh, whenever I think I cannot be moved more by Jordan Smith, I am moved more. Jordan's vocals, his heart, his everything just transcend everything else. Adam was up screaming, pumping his fists, and he declared it a drop the mic moment, which it was. If Jordan does not get in, there is no justice in this world.

My prediction for the top 4........
Jordan Smith
Emily Ann Roberts
Amy Vachal
Zach Seabaugh