The Voice – Team Seal versus Team Delta – Who Do You Think Will Be Eliminated?
We’ve had the blind auditions, the battle rounds and now on The Voice it was the first of the live shows. However it is not team against team or coach against coach at this stage, it is team mate against team mate.
Even though there were twelve contestants singing last night it was really six competing within their six. After the public vote next week there will be two from each team eliminated. They only really compete with singers in other teams in the finale. This is advantageous if you are in a weak team for example team Delta but it is a negative thing if you are in a team of strong voices like Team Seal.
In theory the top four voices in the competition may not be the final four. I could be wrong as I am still getting my head around the format.
The first live show had its highlights and lowlights, however Seal was feeling the love for everything. I would love to know what is on his rider as I think that particular brand of vodka looks like a lot of fun. He was swivelling his hips in his group live performance and saying he was on the best show ever in a great country etc etc. His gushing did not stop there he also stated his admiration for not only his singers but for the others as well, and maybe he was a bit too touchy with the girls in his group. Fatai V in particular received a lingering kiss on the cheek and she did look a bit uncomfortable. He has to remember there is a power relationship at play as he gets to decide two of his singers he can keep.
The positives about the first live show were Fatai V, Karise Eden and Emma Louise Birdsall who positively hit it out of the ball park, and I was intrigued by Viktoria’s rendition of Bang Bang. However there was some dodgy performances and it would have been great to hear the coaches (yes that is what you are meant to do) to give some constructive criticism.
They have to remember there are two million arm chair critics at home who might be thinking was the performance was off key most of the song, or that was ordinary real judgements from them helps validate or invalidate the views of the person at home.
Also a shout out should be given to Gabe Robinson whois the shows stylist. There was not one dud outfit.
Tonight it was Team Seal and Team Delta singing with Fatai V starting the show.
Team Seal – Fatai V – New York.
It was a fantastic start to the show, and it is hard to believe she is only 16 years old.Her voice is amazing and as Keith said she has set the bar so high. Seal however killed the moment with a long lingering kiss on her cheek, with even Joel commenting that “loved the hug”. He appeared to have his tongue planted in his cheek with that comment.
Team Delta – Matt Hethrington – White Noise
Not sure it was the best song choice if he is trying to ditch his musical theatre background as the arrangement sounded a bit rock musicalish. However am considering flicking him a vote as he is great eye candy and there is not much in that age bracket on reality TV shows at them moment. Yes I know sometimes it is not all about “the voice”.
Team Seal – Karise Eden sang Nothing’s Real But Love
Seal is all about feeling the love, but he can also coach. He told her he wanted her to pull back her voice. She did so with great effect, and she is one singer who would be great to see sing live. The coaches deservedly gave her a standing ovation.
Team Delta – Ben Button sang One Thing
He better hope all the One Direction fans start hitting the phones as he was dreadfully out of tune just about the whole song, however Keith Urban said he knocked it out of the park!
Team Seal – Michael Duchesne – Got To Get You Into My Life
He also seemed to be hit with first night nerves with even Delta looked a tad bored during his performance. Joel just avoided talking about the actual performance at all, and Seal was talking about Michael being a red light performer, which meant when the light comes on he just goes. So didn’t he mean green light?
Team Delta – Danni Da Ros – Alone
There is no doubt she has chops particularly in her higher register, but have heard her sing better. But the coaches gave her a standing ovation. So maybe it sounded like she was spot on in the auditorium. I hope she gets through as I would like to see her sing again.
Team Seal – Sam Ludeman – Summer Paradise
He did a pop cute song which which meant the girls will love him. Was it the greatest rendition? No, but he did enough. As Joel said “if he had any problems getting laid you definitely won’t after tonight.” Probably the strongest guy in Team Seal.
Team Delta Viktoria Bolonina – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
This performance intrigued me and for the first time thought maybe Delta was right in picking her over Peta Jeffress. She is stunning on stage. The last 30 seconds were great, maybe because she was so dramatic.
Team Seal – Chris Sebastian – Without You
Not sure playing an instrument first performance is a good idea particularly if you are only playing the piano for eight bars before you get up and sing. His higher register was good. Seal said some people have star quality and others don’t. Seal thinks he does I don’t. I am curious to know what the public think of him.
Team Delta – Glen Cunningham – Heaven Knows
As they said being a backing vocalists means you have to blend in, and that is what he still did in this performance. Cannot fault his voice but he lacks the looks and charisma to take it all the way.
Team Seal Emma-Louise Birdsall – Never Loved a Man
She put her money where her mouth is and Australia did sit up and take notice of her last night. Her voice was amazing as was her sultry performance. She oozed sex appeal.Seal was looking like he wanted ot pounce on her, but just gyrated a chair instead, and Joel commented on how he was in her line of sight the whole performance, he did appear to be a bit flummoxed.
Team Delta – Rachael Leahcar – Hands
Rachael got the last spot known as the pimp spot as it gives you a better chance of being seen by the viewers and obtaining their vote as it is the last one they hear. She looked like a gorgeous dresden doll but I thought her voice was all over shop and have heard her sing much better. She is going to have to step up to grab the limelight back from those other girls.
Predictions on who will be eliminated:
Team Seal: Michael Duchesne and Chris Sebastian.
Team Delta: Ben Button and Glen Cunningham.