The Voice opened the show with a tribute to the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victims. They reunited all of this seasons’ contestants who sang the heartfelt song Hallelujah, along with their coaches. It was definitely a tissue moment, as they stood singing with the 26 victims names held up high for the nation to see. Very special and touching tribute…and certainly not a dry eye for anyone watching.
Nicholas David was first out to perform for the final time before the winner is crowned. Singing “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “Fire” by Jimi Hendrix, he sounded soulful and looked relaxed. Like the coaches said, it looked like he was having fun but still was in tune.
Cassadee Pope was next out and went back to her game changing song. She repeated her top-selling iTunes hit, “Over You” , written by her coach. It once again came across flawless and her dress looked stunning. The only problem with that performance was that it seemed too safe. I would have expected her to take more of a chance in the final stretch. It made me realize just how much she sounds like many artists already on the radio. In my opinion, she needed more of a break-out moment to set her apart. Even her song “Cry” sounded too similar to the others. Don’t get me wrong…she is still amazing.
In a surprise reunion they added a bit more stress to the last performer. They secretly united Terry McDermott with his estranged dad, who he had not seen in four years due to work. It could have either been a boost to his confidence or something to make him crumble. As usual, he handled the pressure like a true professional and rocked it again. Singing “Broken Wings” he started off a bit shaky due to technical problems, but pulled it together quickly and sounded like a star.
Overall they all sounded great and the votes could get split fairly evenly. The only negative review for tonight is that they were all over the place with performances. It went from individual performances, to groups, to back- stories, to duets and then full circle. It did not allow viewer’s to really critique them side-by-side without distractions. This seemed more like the finale.
Who will win The Voice? Well, anyone reading my blogs would know I am all in with Terry McDermott. However, realistically based on tonight it could also be Nicholas or Cassadee. But remember, if Nicholas wins I will definitely eat my remote control. Not that he’s not a great singer…I just think the others are better. If you go by their FACEBOOK PAGE...Cassadee is ahead so far.
On another note; was Christina Aguilera going to Vegas after the show? What was up with the showgirl outfit with top hat? Not sure, but she still lacks style after all these year’s of success…very sad. On a happier note, really enjoyed the “little” Cee Lo….now that was funny!
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