The Voice – The First Showdown – Some Good Talent
This year they are mixing things up on The Voice with half of Ricky and Seal teams singing tonight rather than all of one coach’s team as they did last year. However the voting is similar, with team mates competing against team mates to stay in as people vote and the most popular from each team goes through to the live shows, and then a coach picks another one from their four to go through.
Delta Goodrem has lost some hair and Darren McMullen has gained some and both are looking great for it. They are apparently not seeing each other as Darren is dating a contortionist according to today’s Daily Telegraph. Well that was the girls he was seen with this week. He also is going to be hosting a The Voice radio program on NOVA on Wednesday’s for the next seven weeks.
There were some great performances tonight and a couple of ordinary ones. The quirky girls were the ones that struggled.
Simon Meli was first up and it was funny when Ricky Martin said to camera after his rehearsals “Yeah he needs to work on that one thing……his vocals”. Actually he was great both performance and vocals, and he should be popular with the mummy vote. He sang Hold On I’m Coming.
Imogen Brough was pitchy all the way throughout The Voice the song not the show, and it was confirmed that she tanked when Joel said good luck to her after her performance. For someone who headed into the battle rounds as a favourite her odds are starting to blow out as that performance was not good. She must have been consoled that Seal really liked her performance and have her fingers crossed that her early popularity with the viewers gets her the highest votes from her team.
Nick Kingswell was next with Army Of Two. He is a tad bland but he did have some nice falsetto. He is clean cut and non-threatening and he did play the guitar which is always a vote winner. In my mind he is just not memorable. Delta however thought it was great.
Miss Murphy did a beautiful rendition of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. This girl can sing and will make it to the live showx, however she needs to unlock her personality if she wants to win.
Michelle Martinez is a backing singer wanting her turn at the front of the stage. Seal told her to she has to get out of the backing singer mode and now narrate the song which was good advice. She sang Dedication To My Ex and unleashed her sex appeal and sang well the only downside was her shaky walking dow the stairs in mega high heels.
Alex Gibson the busker talked about saying he was self conscious about being overweight and that may have been holding him back. He sang the Sounds Of Silence, there were a couple of bung notes but the tone of his voice is mesmerising. The crowd seemed to love it and him. If he wasn’t up against Harrison Craig he may have got the popular vote for Team Seal.
Hannah Darling was saved by Seal and really he wasted it. Her rendition of Linger will see her not lingering in the competition. She needs a miracle to stay in the competition.
The producer’s clearly want Harrison Craig to stay in the competition. They gave him the last spot of the night aka the pimp spot, Seal talked about his stutter and also Harrison and Seal chatted how his father has not been around. It is good to see his years of intensive speech therapy are working and he does have some control over it. He sang a Michael Buble’s Home which was perfect for him and the audience lapped it up. I will be very surprised if he is not the viewers choice on Team Seal.
Prediction: On Team Seal Harrison will be the most popular vote and Seal will send Alex through and on Team Ricky Miss Murphy will get the viewers vote with Ricky putting through Simon.
Who do you think should get put through to the live shows?