I don’t know about you but I’m still thinking about some of those performances last night. I’m wanting to get to the end. I was in a meeting when the instant save opened, and didn’t check Twitter or anything. So I was going in totally cold.
THE NON COMPETITION PERFORMANCES
I had a lot to say about them last week, but that was because it was team performances. That is ALWAYS a favorite with me. First up was Portugal, A Man, singing their Grammy nominated song Feel It Still. Confession, I had just got home and didn’t hear much and I wasn’t inspired to rewind. But whatever floats your boat!
The second song was a lovely ballad by Season 4 winner, Danielle Bradbery, singing her new single Worth It. Her album was released December 1st. Not sure if The Voice will still be involved in getting a percentage of her sales or not. Probably not considering the length of time that has passed, so I think it is great that they are still bringing on past people to perform and to support their careers. It was a lovely ballad, and sadly because of time constraints, she didn’t get to talk afterward. I didn’t like that.
First we got a glimpse of how last season’s winner, Chris Blue, is doing! I had no idea that he signed with his coach’s, Alicia Keys, management company! I didn’t know she had a management company! He had sold out concert back home and sounds like he is generally doing well.
In even BIGGER news, The Voice is going to Vegas! I had no idea, and did a little Googling. Apparently it will be a new experience in Las Vegas, called The Voice: Neon Dreams. It will actually be more than a show, but a real experience. A bit of a “museum” with original Voice chairs signed by the coaches that use them, and I didn’t quite get how it works, people can actually do an audition to earn a spot on the Blinds. (The poor production people who have to filter through what is sure to be a drunken mess at times!) Then there is a show part, which will obviously be a mix of genres.
What I love is that it will showcase past performers, including Season 10 ALISAN PORTER! From the BLINDS, Alisan was a clear star and talent and throughout her season was one of my favorites. Hell, she’s one of my all time favorites and not one I’ve forgotten. Truth time. I recognized Danielle Bradbery’s name, but not her face. I also didn’t recognize everyone there with Alisan to promote the show. I’m happy for Alisan. She’s getting paid for her music, but will be in one location which is great for her because she has a young family.
I recognized ONE name though, of someone not there. I looked at past blogs and I was right! I’m THRILLED that Michael Sanchez, from Season 11, is apparently the band leader. He was a favorite of mine and TT’s, and I was so stunned when he got the boot in his Knock Out round. TT even put a video of the performance in the blog that week. I’m ready to go back to Vegas, Baby!
I totally brainfarted and forgot to write down the order. I do know that it wasn’t in order of votes or even announcing those who made it to the top 10 on iTunes. Those are the same as I posted last night. Chloe was one of the last ones announced before the bottom 3, and there is no way that powerhouse was near the bottom especially with that iTunes multiplier. I think they called the first four to show that all four coaches would have artists next week. I think Adam thought he was on the bottom again for sure, because he kind of lost his shit when they announced his name. Whooping and hollering. I thought he was going to do a competitive “IN YOUR FACE!”, which is the antithesis of The Voice but it did cross my mind.
I was 66% right in who was the bottom three, and my fear over Noah was not realized. America agreed with me with Ashland and Shi’Ann, but instead of Adam, it was down to Red or Davon. WHAT. THE. FUCK? Red was safe, which means Blake is the only judge who is going into the 8 artist semi final with all three of his team still here! If Red really was close to Davon in votes, I do think they have the same issue. They’ve been solid, but are somewhat leaning towards safe every week, the expected. Davon needs to do something fun and flirty, and Red, maybe something a little rockabilly.
Ashland Craft sang something that perhaps should have done for her competition performance this week or last. She did justice with a sweet rendition of Keith Urban’s Tonight I Wanna Cry. It was nice to have her stand there and not worry about her not gliding across the stage. Shi’Ann was next with the classic At Last. At first I was OH! Then she sang a few more notes and I was “uh.” I knew she was going halfway through the song. I am happy about that. Then Davon came out and killed it with Aretha’s Ain’t No Way. Of course, he’s safe this week. But hopefully Jennifer still has her head in the game, despite everything going on in her life, and they work on something amazing for next week. I’m sticking with my prediction for the four, but honestly, at this point if the semi-finals are going to be your last performance, you still want it to be the most amazing damn performance of your life. It WILL live on via YouTube, and you never know who in the industry may catch it.