Who is Going to Go Home Tonight on The Voice – Kat’s Thoughts
There was a whole lotta country music last night, and while some of it was really good - some of it was hard to swallow for me. I have thoughts on who will go home tonight on tonight's elimination round of The Voice, I'd love to hear yours too!
Lots of country music last night. I honestly feel like I was watching an episode of Nashville Star rather than The Voice. I know that The Voice hasn't positioned itself as a "pop music" show like Idol has, but I still feel like if I wanted all country all the time, that I'd watch CMT. I will go ahead and clarify here, that I am not a country music hater. I actually have a deep love for country music. It's just that on a show like The Voice, I expect more.
Let's start with Holly Tucker. Her coach Blake, picked her first song, "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues." It wasn't bad, but it wasn't what I would expect at this point in the competition. Later in the show, she sang a song of her choosing: "My Wish," from Rascal Flatts. Again, nothing really spectacular here and I won't be surprised to see her go home tonight.
Next up The Swon Brothers performed their cover of a cover, "Wagon Wheel." It's popular right now as a Darius Rucker single, but is actually a song from Old Crow Medicine Show. This one, I liked, but it may be because I just really like the song. The next song they performed was selected by their coach, Blake. "Okie from Muskogee" is about as classic country as it gets. I mean Merle Haggard? He is a country legend, but I feel like this song was too much for The Voice. I think that America has a sweet spot in their hearts for these two. I think they'll stick around - for now.
Danielle Bradbery is one that I just don't understand. Yes, she is incredibly talented for being only 16 years old, but I think she lacks connectivity - and has all season. Even last night while performing her judge, Adam's pick - "Shake the Sugar Tree" from Pam Tillis, she just doesn't create a connection with me. Next up she sang her pick for the night which was a Sarah Evans song, "A Little Bit Stronger." Still, no connectivity for me, but I think she will continue on because right now, she is America's Sweetheart.
Let's talk about Michelle Chamuel. I thought she was awesome last night. Remember that connectivity that I was talking about with Danielle? Michelle has it - in abundance. I adore her and the way that she has embraced her geekiness! "Somewhere Only We Know" (Keane) is the song that Usher picked for her, and Michelle chose T. Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" as her second performance. I think she rocked them both! I definitely look for Michelle to move on to next week.
Amber Carrington - this girl is forgettable to me. I hate to say that, but this morning I was talking to Rob, and I could only remember 5 of the 6 remaining contestants. Guess who I forgot... She sang 2 songs that I have deep affections for. Skid Row's "I Remember You," and Patsy Cline's "Crazy." While she looked beautiful for her Patsy performance, it was all just lackluster for me, at best. Much like Holly, I expect more at this stage of the competition.
And finally, Sasha Allen. Last week, after Judith Hill was eliminated, I would have sworn to you that Sasha was going to be the clear cut winner of this season. Even after her performance of Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way," I would have put her at the head of the class, and then came the Carrie Underwood song. I honestly think that Sasha's coach, Shakira wrote this contestant's exit papers last night when she picked "Before He Cheats" as the song that Sasha would sing - and close the show with. Atrocious! That is the only thing that comes to mind. It was just not good. After seeing how America voted when Judith Hill gave a less than stellar performance, I think Sasha has a good chance of being sent home tonight and that is a shame.
I would love to know what you think of last nights performances. Which ones did you love? Which ones did you hate? Do you agree or disagree with me? Leave me a comment!