The Voice – The First Battle Rounds And Some Singers Did Not Stand A Chance
Katie, Louise and Tim should go for drinks after the show and bitch about how they had to sing against contestants that were assured of getting through to the live shows. It was like they were walking the plank before they had even sung a note.
It would be interesting to know who actually chooses who is going to sing against each other it would not just be the coaches and mentors making the decision.
What do the mentors do. Last night saw Connie and Jess Mauboy just standing there looking pretty. Ryan Tedder who is a mentor for Delta looked like he was being allowed to give some input, but Connie is probably learning that it is Seal’s way or the highway. Oh and Ben Lee just looks amused that he is there.
Louise Rossety went up against Michael Paynter the guy who has record contracts and singles and that Delta said she loves him so much because she knows him and has just about endorsed him into the finals. Personally I find him a blander version of Adam Lambert. Also Adam Lambert would not have missed the notes that he did. Louise did not stand a chance and I think she knew it. The arm in a sling did not help, she probably needed a “proper disability” to get the requisite sympathy and support from the audience.
Michael is trying to create a humble persona and in his appearances talks about humility. He is being very careful to not look like that he thinks he has the competition in the bag. Memo to NINE if you don’t want to let the audience know who wins the battle, perhaps wait until after they decided who is going through before flashing up who will be on the Today show the next day.
Katie Reeve was up against another former record contract holder Caterina Torrees but Caterina knocked Katie out of the ball park and her voice was impressive. Katie was told she looked like she was trying to hard and was swiftly eliminated learning the hard way that it is only about “the voice” until they hit the battle rounds.
Team Seal had Tim Moxley and Harrison Craig they were singing You Raise Me Up, which sat nicely in Harrison’s skill set. Seal was surprised when he fluffed the rehearsal. Both Seal and Connie obviously thought Harrison was the favourite as Connie said after hearing Tim sing they had a battle on their hands. Tim did a great job but it was not good enough to get Seal to pick him or the other judges to save him.
Two of my favourites Celia and Anna against each other. I suspect Delta and producers decided they did not want two folk type singers on her team which was a pity. They sang 1000 Years by Christina Perri and it was beautiful. Anna was a tad flatter and Celia’s voice was fantastic and she was selected. Celia could win this year’s The Voice.
Delta gushed to them “To the person I am not taking with me I promise I will still be in your life!”. Was that meant to be a consolation prize?
Team Delta also had Michael Stangel and Rob Edwards a back up singer going head to head. Michael had touching back story about having a tumour in his brain and his heart and he does not have the all clear. He also had a good voice and stage presence. Edward had a nice voice as well but maybe there is a reason the 35 year old is a backing singer as there was nothing captivating about him. All the other coaches preferred Michael but Delta picked Edward, does she know him?
Lucky for Michael the three other judges turned around to use their save to give him a second chance and he went with team Joel. I can neither confirm nor deny whether I had a tear in my eye, as his back story had GOT me.
Then it was team Seal’s turn. It was Skye Elisabeth against Alex Gibson. They had to sing Skyfall.Both were great in their own way. Alex got over powered by Skye in the end but of course she had the advantage of being able to hit those notes. However Alex was chosen as his tone is fantastic. He is going to be popular once the public start to vote. He has a high likeability factor.
Who did you like from last night?