The Voice – Four More Eliminated
There were a few surprising eliminations the first one was Caterina Torres in team Ricky with Miss Murphy and Simon Meli grabbing the last two spots. Less so but still mildly surprising was Michael Paynter eliminated from Team Joel. Clearly Michael Stangel’s back story along with his Aussie rock voice has garnered him a lot of fans and Kyomi Vella’s performance last week was one of the best so she deserved to get through.
Team Seal saw Harrison Craig and Mitchell Anderson get through with Jac Stone eliminated and on Team Delta the two girls Celia Pavey and Jackie Sarnias were safe with Tim Morrison eliminated.
Interesting that the four eliminated had had record contracts and/or strong gigging experience but clearly they were not cutting through maybe their back stories were not strong enough…..
Song choice was a bit dodgy tonight and at times I thought I was listening to The Mike Walsh Show. I like Steve Clisby because he is 67 years old and kicking some butt on a reality TV show but New York State Of Mind was more an RSL Club song.
Also what is Delta and the producers trying to do to Celia Pavey last week it was Jolene and this week Edelweiss it would be great if they gave her a contemporary song.
Ricky Martin is trying to make Luke Kennedy more contemporary by giving him a 20 year old George Michael tune. He sang Freedom perfectly but not certain he is going to metamorphise into a pop singer by the time the show finishes. I expect he will pop up in a musical theatre production once The Voice is over. He amd Harrison Craig are going to be fighting for the same gigs.
Alex Gibson was very shaky at the start of Sweet Disposition. The song was too much for him and it was pitchy. He is at real risk of being eliminated next week even though Mitchell Anderson performances are very similar but he does them well, and of course half the country is voting for Harrison Craig. He could sing irish funeral dirges and people would still vote for him.
Miss Murphy killed (in a good way) Killing Me Softly. The voice control was amazing mixed in with some really cool subtle dance moves. She hit it out of the ball park.
Joel Madden is apparently asking for more money to come back for series three and they need to give it to him. He is definitely the coach that gives the panel some energy and life with his antics and repartee. In fact I am surprised a US talent show does not snaffle him up.
Kyomi Vella is a star and not your cookie cutter pop princess, she will get a record contract out of this. Danny Ross looked more comfortable on stage tonight because he had his guitar. It was his best performance but he is still is very intense. He is apparently dating another voice contestant Hannah Darling. Now that couple would have interesting conversations.
It would be good if they gave him more contemporary songs as they should Simon Meli or are the 60’s coming back again?
What are your thoughts on the show tonight?