Monday, November 28, 2016

The Top 10 Perform on The Voice Season 11

Team Adam: Billy Gilman sang Anyway by Martina McBride-- Coaches are on their feet again. That was unreal! Just when I thought he couldn't stretch his voice further he did. It was amazing. Blake thought his range was incredible. Miley said he may be the winner of the Voice. Adam said you still astound me, I can't explain how special what we just heard was.

Team Blake: Courtney Harrell sang Turn Back Time by Cher-- Alicia likes the partnership that Blake and Courtney have created. Blake said your stage presence and personality really came out. I feel like Courtney does continue to grow but with everyone growing at such a quick level I am unsure if she will be left behind.

Team Adam: Josh Gallagher sang Real Good Man by Tim McGraw-- I loved that song choice for him I love the whole performance. Alicia said she loves watching Josh perform. Adam said you've been really consistent and everyone loves you. I was blown away by you, and a country star was born on that stage tonight.

Team Miley: Aaron Gibson sang Rocket Man by Elton John-- Adam said he loves what Aaron does and is a huge fan of his voice and will continue to be even after the show. Miley said she loves that he is true to who he is as an artist. I love that she made the reference to Dave Matthews cause that's definitely who I hear when Aaron sings.

Team Alicia: Christian Cuevas sang Million Reasons by Lady Gaga-- Blake thought that his performance was timely. I love that you ended that in a different way. Alicia felt that an artist was born tonight and that Christian truly touched everyone watching. I loved this, I thought the song was perfect for him, it seemed like he really felt it.

Team Blake: Austin Allsup sang Missing You by John Waite-- Austin has really become one of my personal favorites on the show, I am routing for him to make it to the finals, I think he's that good. He belongs in country music and on the radio right now. Miley said it was one of her favorite Austin performances. Blake said you took a classic and made it your own, that was really good.

Team Alicia: We McDonald sang God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday-- Unreal, what a magical performance. It was one of my favorites tonight. Alicia said, oh my gosh, there's no one like you. It's beautiful to appreciate and honor who you are.

Team Adam: Brendan Fletcher sang True Colors by Cyndi Lauper-- That was powerful. Brendan took me from being a fan to being a believer, I love that he took a classic 80s song and made it relevant now. Miley said you made that my favorite new song that I am going to listen to on repeat.

Team Blake: Sundance Head sang Me and Jesus by Tom T. Hall-- Sundance is another guy that completely belongs in this competition. I loved how that was like a gospel song in church. Alicia said you have my heart Sundance, every time you sing, I am at home. Blessings. Blake said I want to congratulate you, we've never experienced anything like that on this show. Everyone has their own relationship with God and your performance means a lot.

Team Miley: Ali Caldwell sang Without You by Mariah Carey-- I am going to say Ali did just enough tonight to keep her safe from going home. She is going to see another week. I thought this was a great song choice to showcase her vocals.

My prediction for bottom 2 is Courtney and Aaron

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Top 11: Season 11 of The Voice

Team Miley: Ali Caldwell singing 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton-- Adam said he was glad to hear Ali do a country song. Blake said he was so impressed and that was so much fun. Blake felt the Tina Turner touches brought it to a new place. Miley said Ali is such a star. I personally loved the performance, I thought she was great. The song fit her well.

Team Blake: Sundance Head singing No One by Alicia Keys-- Alicia loved it! Wow, it was so good, obviously completely different, but completely amazing. Alicia said you made me listen to my song in a whole new way. Music is so powerful. Blake said, Sundance you should feel really proud of yourself right now. That was so powerful, and I think it was a breakout moment on our stage.

Team Miley: Aaron Gibson singing Hurt by Nine Inch Nails-- Adam said your voice is crazy and bravo to your coach cause that was the perfect song choice for you. Miley said I pretend I never listen to Adam but I do, he said he wanted to see you care, and you do. I liked it and thought it was strong, I don't think I was as enthusiastic as Adam and Miley, but I felt like it was a strong performance that showcased his unique vocal.

Team Blake: Courtney Harrell singing What I Did For Love from A Chorus Line-- I loved her performance, it was very obvious that she is connected to this song. I did feel that in certain points, it sounded like she was screaming. Blake said there is no one who wants this more than Courtney. Blake thinks she will definitely be around for another week.

Team Adam: Josh Gallagher singing Drunk on Your Love by Brett Eldredge -- Miley said I love the way you interact with the audience on stage, I felt like we were at your concert. Adam said you're so refreshing to me, you connect better than anyone. Josh is one of my personal favorites in this competition and I agree with both Miley and Adam's assessments.

Team Adam: Billy Gilman singing All I Ask by Adele-- Billy just continues to show so many different sides of himself. He displayed so much vulnerability tonight, it was amazing. Blake said you never hit a bad note, it's so good, and I'm happy for you. Adam said that is impressive and you made me feel something, it felt pure, real, and honest. You're everything that "the voice" stands for.

Team Alicia: Christian Cuevas singing Roseanna by Toto-- Miley said it was great that he brought a different style and energy to the song. Alicia said your voice is so big, like crystal, pure tone, there's no denying it. I liked Christian a lot, this was a cool rendition of an old song, He definitely took it and made it contemporary.

Team Blake: Austin Allsup singing Turn the Page by Bob Seger-- Wow, that was one of my favorite performances of the night. Adam said it was by far his best performance on the show. That was such a cool song and such a great arrangement of that song. Blake said I was on the edge of my seat. You have to stay in this competition, you're such a badass.

Team Miley: Darby Walker singing You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore-- I did not love this performance at all. I felt like her vocal control was not very good at all. Definitely felt shouty and off pitch at points. Alicia liked her falsetto at the end and Miley spoke a lot about the meaning of the song.

Team Adam: Brendan Fletcher singing The River by Bruce Springsteen-- I agree with Blake, Brendan has a great storytelling voice. He really makes us feel the meaning of this song. Blake actually says he is jealous that Brendan is on Adam's team and wants to hear him sing a country song. Adam tells everyone that Brendan has really got it and America has to vote for him.

Team Alicia: We McDonald singing Must Be Love on the Brain by Rihanna-- We is singing one of my fave songs on the radio right now and one of my fave ever Rihanna songs. The song lends itself perfectly to We's style as a singer. Alicia sings her praises and says that We always comes with "it". She has so much potential and she deserves to soar.

Who is in the bottom three?

Darby Walker, Christian Cuevas, and Courtney Harrell or Aaron Gibson

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Voice Season 11: The Top 12

Team Blake: Sundance Head singing My Church by Maren Morris-- I loved hearing a guy's take on that song. I loved Mary Sarah singing it last season and I loved Sundance singing it this season. Miley feels he was  meant to be on a big stage like this.

Team Miley: Darby Walker singing Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones-- I didn't love the song choice for her, but her voice had nice tone and inflection in it. I loved the breathy quality in her voice. Blake loved the raspy quality in her voice. Miley loved the freedom in her voice.

Team Alicia: Christian Cuevas singing The Scientist by Coldplay-- Loved Christian, didn't think this was his jam. The song was a little strange on him, but he did a good job nonetheless. Adam loved it and said he believes every song he sings.

Team Alicia: Sa'Rayah singing Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi-- This was such a great interpretation of classic rock song. Blake said Sa'Rayah was hitting such big notes that the look on her face was like she couldn't believe it.

Team Adam: Billy Gilman singing Show Must Go On by Queen-- What an amazing performance, from start to finish, Billy's vocals were so impressive. This was a tour de force performance in which he did not make one misstep. Blake said as great as you were as a kid, you're a million times better as an adult, you've held on to your talent. Adam said you're truly special, that's why all four coaches were on their feet, this is just the beginning for you.

Team Blake: Austin Allsup singing Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin-- This was one of my favorite performances of the night. I felt like it bled authenticity; it just felt so real. Miley says she can't believe the notes he is hitting. Blake says there is a new movement of country artists coming up and he'll be damned if Austin can't sing better than them.

Team Alicia: We McDonald singing Take Me to Church by Hozier-- This was another performance that was amazing. We rocked out on this song, it seemed to be made for her. Alicia said that We is the real deal and she is right.

Team Miley: Aaron Gibson singing Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings by Father John Misty-- I didn't love the song choice but I do love the fact that Aaron has such a unique and original voice, and I can appreciate him staying true to who he is as an artist. Adam said he has the responsibiltiy to be s singer, and Miley says he chose the right song for himself.

Team Blake: Courtney Harrell singing I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith-- I was left wanting a little more from this performance than I got. I was waiting for her to hit that HUGE note, and it just didn't happen. Blake felt she had a moment as a singer that she earned and feels she deserved this opportunity.

Team Adam: Josh Gallagher singing Why by Jason Aldean-- I loved that, it was very touching and I could tell that Josh really felt that performance and worked so hard for it. Blake said you deserve to be in this competition, really good job. Adam said you're a pleasure, no one works harder than you. I can learn so much from you and Garth, and I am very proud to have you on my team.

Team Miley: Ali Caldwell singing Did I Ever Love You by Leonard Cohen-- I didn't love the song, but I loved her and I loved her voice. The song was too theatrical but Ali is a star and there is a reason that every coach was on their feet. Alicia felt she made the song timeless. Miley said I trust you and thank you for trusting me.

Team Adam: Brendan Fletcher singing Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band-- Blake said it's exciting to see Aaron and Brendan's voices on this show. Adam said this guy deserves to be voted through so please vote for him.

Darby, Christian, and Courtney are my bottom three and one of them could be eliminated.