First things first: thank you very much, Voice-headers, for the a lively debate that followed Monday’s poster.
If you missed it, you can hurry up here. But in summary, I confessed that while I wholeheartedly admired Wendy Moten’s technical excellence, I didn’t necessarily feel much of a connection between her and the songs she sings. Some of you have noticed this too; others thought I was out of my pumpkin-spiced mind.
And it was great. I am never offended to be said to be wrong. Heck, I often am. In addition, music is subjective. Rarely will the same performance affect two of us in exactly the same way, so it is ripe for discussion, disagreement, and analysis. That’s part of the fun, isn’t it? So thank you, everyone, for playing along. Let’s do it again someday. Tell me, what are you doing now?
I hope you have a few moments cut out for Tuesday’s episode of The voice reduced the Top 13 to the Top 11. First, though, we were treated to a performance of Team John Legend’s “Don’t You Worry‘ Bout a Thing ”(which, top to bottom, was nothing short of amazing – wow to the na) and a performance of “U Move, I Move” by John of Team Kelly Clarkson (also amazing – damn it! These numbers had to be sweet in the mix, right? I will now jump out of these brackets).
Then, in the moment (s) of truth …
SAVED BY THE VOICE OF AMERICA (in Chronological Order)
A girl named Tom (Team Kelly)
Jershika Maple (Team Legend)
Holly Forbes (Team Ariana) – hmm … really?
Wendy Moten (Blake team)
Hailey Mia (Team Kelly)
Joshua Vacanti (Teamlegendo)
JIM and Sasha Allen (Team Ariana)
Paris Winningham (equipment Blake)
Jeremy Rosado (Team Kelly)
Lana Scott (equipment Blake)
WILDCARD IMMEDIATE PRESERVATION
Shadale (Team Legend), “Breathe” – Grade: C | Yes. There was no sweetening in the mixture this number, that’s for sure. From the jump, Shadale was gone. She recovered a bit and even landed one of those grand races that qualifies as a marathon, but I was afraid the damage was done. She had to deliver “OMG!” and just gave us “Oh, alas.” Who could blame her? Poor thing looked upset and defeated throughout the show.
Gymani (Team Kelly), “Sweet Love” – Grade: B | Well, this was a far away better effort than that of poor Shadale. Gymani didn’t sing with anything of the warmth we associated with Anita Baker’s craze, but I dug her in-your-face redness. She even scattered. I had the feeling at this point that the Immediate Saving is hers to lose.
Ryleigh Plank (Team Ariana), “Dangerous Woman” – Grade: C + | When Ryleigh started, I thought, “Huh, maybe Gymani does not have this in your bag. ” I’m not a big fan of Ryleigh at all, but this was much better than her effort on Monday night. (Which, I know, lowered the bar.) Later in the number, however, she switched to a sharp shout. Is Gymani volus to win the Salvation, she certainly should.
SAVED BY THE VOICE OF AMERICAN | Gymani (Team Kelly) – yes!
eliminated | Shadale (Team Legend), Ryleigh Plank (Team Ariana)
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