THE VOICE is down to the final six contestants. Tonight it was obvious they are in it to win it. Each singer was given two songs to perform; one selected by their coach and one chosen by the contestant.
In round one they all did fairly well but there were two clear stand-outs; Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott. Both sounded amazing and should sail through to the finals. The stripped down version of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” sang by Terry was heart-felt and emotional. Cassadee continues to step up her game and is truly beginning to look and sound like a pop star. While I was excited to hear that Nicholas David would sing the popular Earth Wind & Fire hit “September”, his performance was a huge disappointment. It sounded weak and it seemed stiff. Amanda Brown was flawless and sounded amazing singing “Natural Woman“. Trevin Hunte finally looked as though he was having fun, but saved the best for the next round. Melanie Martinez started off good but fell flat and looked a bit out of her league compared to the others.
But round two definitely went to Trevin Hunte. Singing the classic Jennifer Holiday hit (Jennifer Hudson rendition), “And I Am Telling You”, he left it all on the stage. It was by far the best performance of the night and gave me chills. He can officially tell his teacher who told him he would not make it…in your face with a can of mace! Terry gave another solid performance and is an obvious front-runner. Melanie definitely was more in tune this round, but I think her train has left the station. Amanda went back to her rock roots, which is more her style. Cassadee gave another great performance, which should seal the deal for the finals. In the past couple of weeks, I have become a fan and believe she is the dark horse to pull ahead and win. Nicolas did far better in round two and redeemed himself singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. But his look is beginning to blind me and I am sure it’s not just me.
Who will go home tomorrow? Well, clearly the bottom two performances were given by Melanie and Nicholas. If I were to guess…Melanie may need to pack her bags tonight, but Nicholas should have them ready for next week.
Who will win The Voice? It should be Terry, Trevin or Cassadee. But we shall see…
On another note, why is Christina Aguilera so tough on Melanie Martinez? Is it because she in NOT a mini-Christina? Glad she is moving on next year…she gets under my skin. It was not that long ago that she looked like a skunk…did she forget?