'The Voice': Top 3 Most Original Performances

With the competition down to the top eight artists, each contender brought their best in hopes of winning America's votes and move on to Semi-Finals. While some of the contenders are out to prove they have what it takes by showing their range, others continue to rely on the same old tricks and it's getting a old. Find out which three performers made my "most original performance" list.


The most original performance of the night was Christina Grimmie, the Internet Sensation, singing her rendition of Little Wayne's "How To Love." This ball of fire earned her place as the finale of the night, with a fresh version of the rap song, proving her pop star quality and love of hip-hop. After a sad week in which she said goodbye to her two closest competitors, Bria Kelly and Tess Boyer, tonight she continued to grow as an artist earning her spot in the top eight.  With performances as daring as this one, she may have what it takes to go all the way.

Rockin' Nanny, Kat Perkins, who surprisingly found herself in the bottom three last week, performed a rock version of Daft Punk and (future The Voice coach) Pharrell's "Get Lucky." She made the song completely her own: it was organic, wild, and fun. Kat and Adam are a great team, especially when they make surprising choices like this one. It's no surprise both Christina and Kat make my list, proving Adam Levine may be the most innovative coach on The Voice.

Soulful daddy Josh Kaufman comes in third with his unique and lovely take on Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me." As Usher's final remaining contestant, Josh proved he's willing to fight to remain in the competition. His performance was intimate yet intense. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Josh is the most unique voice in competition and he proved his ability to deliver one of the most original performances.

Sisaundra Lewis and Delvin Choice gave powerhouse performances singing Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High" and R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," respectively, but both were predictable, given what we've seen from them so far. The country singers: Jake Worthington, Audra McLaughlin, and Kristen Merlin, seem unwilling to stray from their genre and it's getting old, even if they deliver quality performances. Show us your range country!


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