'The Voice': Team Christina shines in top 12 live shows
The Voice's live shows returned tonight, with the top 12 contestants in the competition going head-to-head to keep their spot on their coach's teams. While last week's performances were full of surprising song choices, this week's vocalists were all about taking things up a notch and showing off their musical style to win over America.
One of the most dynamic performances of the night was from the youngest singer in the entire competition, Jacquie Lee of Team Christina. She was saved by voters last week and I have a feeling that will happen again after tonight's emotional performance of "Love is Blindness." Christina gave her a standing ovation, calling her she "set the stage on fire" and the other coaches also complimented her ability to take on songs beyond her years.
After showing off a softer side last week, Team CeeLo's Kat Rochibaud returned to her rock roots, singing AWOL Nation's "Sail." And her attitude during the performance was also back with a vengeance--she even dived off the stage at one point for the show's first ever crowdsurfing moment! Wow...well, she definitely brings tons of energy to the table!
Tessanne Chin of Team Adam once again impressed tonight, taking on Emeli Sande's "My Kind of Love." Christina called the rendition "beautiful" and full of passion..and I have to agree. Chin is one of the few singers who have consistently performed extremely well and has only continued to grow. I'd be shocked if she had trouble making it further into the competition.
After pretty much blowing away the competition with his version of Miley Cyrus last week, Matthew Schuler of Team Xtina again shone with yet another surprising song choice. He sang a lovely and heartfelt rendition of "Halleuliah." Christina was left speechless for a few seconds, simply saying "Wow" before proclaiming herself "humbled" for having him pick her as his coach. Blake also went on to declare him a frontrunner.
On Team Blake, Cole Vosbury also took on an unexpected song, singing Miguel's "Adorn." Though he doesn't usually sing in the R&B genre, I personally think his soulful voice sounds good on pretty much anything. And the coaches seemed to agree, with all four rewarding him with a standing ovation.
One thing's for sure--it's getting tougher and tougher to predict who will be voted through. And though it's hard to see anyone go, I'm really curious to see which ten America will vote for in tomorrow's nights results show. It'll be especially interesting since tomorrow marks the introductions of the fans' "Instant Save," in which viewers will have five minutes to tweet the name of one of the three contestants in danger of elimination to try and save their favorite. Guess we'll have to wait to see how it all plays out!
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