The Voice Australia – The Final Four – Who Do You Want To Win?
Well the $60 million question is did the four best voices make it into the competition? Probably not but that is the format of The Voice where allegedly the best singer from each team goes into the final. However I think a couple of the Coaches put in the person they thought could win rather than the best singer.
However before they sorted the final four they had to sort out the final eight.
In Team Joel Sarah De Bono had the highest public vote so was safe, and Joel chose Ben Hazelwood over Lakyn Heperi and Prinnie.
On Team Keith Darren Percival pulling in the over thirty female vote was safe, and Keith picked Diana Rouvas over Brittany Cairns and Adam Martin.
Then it was the top eight having to sing for their place in the top four which would be chosen by their coach.
I would have liked to have seen more contemporary song choices for some of the singers particularly for Fatai V, and Glen Cunningham. Fatai sang On The Radio by Donna Summer and Glen performed Heaven by Bryan Adams complete with his own backing singers.
Also Diana Rouvas sang Stormy Monday well complete with amazing high notes, but would have liked to have seen her move outside the jazz crooner lane. I note that Keith Urban basically said to her it is not just about the voice and personality now comes into play.
Poor Ben Hazelwood was either one of the many contestants with the flu as he did not hit a high note on his song, My Kind Of Love.
After the top eight performed the Coaches then had to select who they were taking through to the final four. Delta Goodrem was in a pickle, because if she picked her backing singer Glenn there would be cries of favourtism, but he does not have a chance of winning on the public vote. Rachael Leahcar does and she had a good song choice for her voice with Nights In White Satin tonight. She also did what Anthony Callea did when he sang half of The Prayer in Italian and labelled himself a contender on Australian Idol.
Delta Goodrem picked Rachael and she is her best chance of winning and quite a good one as she has been the public choice each time. However I will query whether her votes would be that high if it was only judged on ‘the voice’? But then she has a lot of disadvantages so she should use that to her advantage.
Joel’s choice could have been hard until Ben tanked but it was a no brainer to go with Sarah De Bono.
Keith Urban had a tough decision but he went with Darren Percival for the same reason as Delta he is more popular with the voters. However Diana did give the better performance tonight.
And finally to Seal who had wept in Karise’s song and you knew that was who he was going to select her. Fatai who has not sung a bum note in the competition was eliminated.
What did surprise me tonight was that voting opened for the winner. I was under the impression it opened next Sunday night, as it would appear this week’s NW Mag was as well. Which makes it interesting as people will be voting on tonight and next Sunday’s performances.
Personally I think the public should only be voting on the next performance, as at the moment it is all about voting for their favourite. Also I note that Karise Eden scored the lucky last singing spot tonight and this nearly always gives a boost in numbers. Is this the person they want to win the first series of The Voice?
By the way did anyone pick up host Darren McCullum swearing, I missed it but News.com.au are reporting that he did and that Channel NINE are fed up with him and want to replace him with Andrew G.