Holy crap! It is the end of the Blinds already. It is a testament to the quality of the artists this season that it feels that the Blinds went quick this season. Last season, it was also 3 weeks, and I even wrote that it felt much longer. This fall The Voice has been providing us with some great entertainment!
Ok, so Jennifer isn’t bugging me as much. She’s settled down a bit as has Miley. It could also be that I haven’t had tequila tonight. #Dontjudge
All of the coaches are a bit more serious as they get closer to filling up their teams. Miley CLEARLY has an agenda and a vision for her team. I think the idea of having an all women team was NOT the plan at the beginning of the auditions, but once it shaped up that way she is running with the marketing of that. I don’t think that is a bad thing and I’m really looking forward to the team performances. I also think both Adam and Miley had Chris Blue STRONGLY in mind as they were nearing the end. It came to no surprise to me that they were the last two to fill their teams.
Whomever is in charge of finding people to audition over at The Voice production office needs a big ol’ fat bonus this season. Seriously, every week has given us someone to cheer for, and someone who could be the ultimate winner. It is going to be great to not have a clear winner from the get go. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Sundance Head and Jordan Smith and looked forward to hearing and seeing them every week. However, now I’m looking forward to hearing many more performers this season.
A few notes before I get into my top three of the week. One, someone FINALLY tried singing in Spanish. It is just too bad that she seemed to be a little pitchy switching back and forth from Spanish to English. The coaches actually argued amongst themselves during the performance that it might actually be a duet up on stage. They might have taken a chance on her if she had been one of the first to audition, but at this point each team only had one or two spots left and each coach had a vision of what “holes” needed to be filled on their team. Also, I have to ask if I was the only one who cried when the last artist picked started crying when Adam turned around? No? Then nevermind.
Artist: Ignatious Carmouche Song: Latch
Chair Turns: Jennifer, Blake Team: Jennifer
The range on this guy is ridiculous, and he has an ease to his range that I’m sure others envy. Ignatious participated in the Voice on Snapchat last season. I don’t SnapChat, so I didn’t even know this was a thing. He won, and as part of that win he got a coaching session with Adam and the opportunity to participate in the Blind Auditions. Clearly the Snapchat users have good taste! Adam was slightly embarrassed, I think, that he didn’t recognize his voice or turn his chair, but he was very excited that Ignatious is going to be on the show. Plus, I love his name! He could be a character in a J.K. Rowling novel with that name.
Artist: Jon Mero Song: Versace on the Floor
Chair Turns: ALL FOUR! Team: Adam
A local Atlanta guy for Tamara to root for! He is worthy of praise and support! He had an ease and comfort on stage that I loved, and I totally forgot that this was a Bruno Mars song. There was an ease and comfort to his demeanor on stage. Jennifer actually put it perfectly when she said “You weren’t coming to the Voice today, you were coming to your show” and she felt she was at his concert. But his body language clearly showed that Adam won him over that he reminded him of Prince with his ability to move on stage and the way he connected to his audience. Adam doesn’t toss out the Prince reference lightly. He is definitely one to watch (and if I’d been paying attention to my app, someone I should have put on my fantasy team)
Artist: Michael Kight Song: Sugar
Chair Turn: Adam Team: Adam
I think the ONLY reason why Michael only got one chair turn is because Blake’s team was full, Miley at this point wanted to go for an all female team (with one spot left) unless completely blown away by a male artist who she thought she had a fighting chance to win, and Jennifer knew she didn’t have a strong chance of getting this guy because DAMN, HE HAD THE BALLS TO SING A MAROON 5 SONG. Miley even said at the turn around “I messed up”. Then hilariously, she said she knew she didn’t have a chance because her voice was lower than either one of theirs. (That is true, singing voice wise!). As Adam points out, he did a stripped down version that wouldn’t have hidden mistakes. I frankly think that if MTV brought back Unplugged, Adam and the rest of Maroon 5 should consider THIS arrangement!
One last note about this week. Full confession here. I look forward to debating our differences about the Voice with TT. But the past few weeks, I think we’ve agreed on every single one either one of us has mentioned!!! However, this week may be where we have to duke it out. First artist on Monday, Chloe Kohanski, got a three chair turn and TT rooting for her at home so much she scared Banjo. Chloe had me feeling “meh” afterward, and the cat stayed sound asleep on my lap as well.
ON TO THE BATTLE ROUNDS!
We already know that Miley is bringing her daddy on board as her advisor. As someone who had Billy Ray Cyrus on her dorm room wall, this pleases me to no end. It was my roommate’s poster, but I admired it (while ignoring the mullet. We also forgave Andre Agassi for his unfortunate hair). The other advisors are Kelly Rowland (original Destiny’s Child) for Team Jennifer, Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) for Team Adam, and Rascal Flatts for Team Blake. Kelly Rowland is a good and, dare I say it, safe choice for Jennifer Hudson. I actually like Joe Jonas for Adam. Joe has made a career for himself after the Jonas Brothers have gone on hiatus, including an acting career that isn’t embarrassing or eye rolling. He’s diverse in his career and abilities. I am a little surprised about Rascal Flatts. I’ve been to one of their concerts, and it was very good, but I feel like they are still skating on their one big hit that was YEARS ago. They aren’t at the level of some of Blake’s past advisors in my opinion. They could surprise me. For the artists’ sake, I hope so.