The Voice Australia – The First Showdown And Team Joel Is Weak
Hopefully Joel has one good singer on his team as at the moment he appears to have the weakest team out of the four and considering Kylie’s is not that strong that is saying something. Will.i.am confirmed it by saying that Team Ricky was fierce. However this will mean a strong singer will be gone while some weaklings survive on another team. Oh well the singers should know the drill by now as they are in their third season.
The mentors joined the show for the first time last night, and I am not really sure what they added to it except that there was more filler in the episode. For a show that is watched by the family they need to think of the children as it dragged on and that was with a 6.30pm start.
It is always good to see Megan Washington on our screen and it would be great if the four mentors got to perform on the show. As they get little screen time.
The way the showdowns work is the coach selects three of their team to sing off against each other and then they eliminated one. The performer does get to sing individually on stage so it is a pretty level playing field.
The first showdown was Team Ricky and he pitched Matthew, C-Major and Thando against each other.
C Major was singing Blurred Lines and he tore it apart and included some killer dance moves. There was a spontaneous standing ovation. Thando sang Sex On Fire. C Major looked underwhelmed from the sidelines. It was just OK. Matthew Garwood who is the tattooed pop/opera singer sang Mama. He is like a bad boy version of Harrison Craig and the show focused on the shock that he had all these tattoos on him with a voice that did not match. Ricky chose C Major and Thando.
Next it was Team Will and it was Gabriel and Cecilia, Julian Simonz and Carly duking it out.
Apl.di.ap was grinning like a cheshire cat at Carly when he saw her. She is gorgeous but for the second time nerves hit her on stage and she was very shaky particularly in the beginning. Will chose the duo of Gabriel and Cecilia who did a beautiful version of Titanium, probably leaving Kylie wonder why she ever flicked them. It seems if you have an instrument it does help. Also Will went with Julian whose wife got to sit in will.i.am’s seat for the showdown. Will went across and sat with Kylie taking his back pack with him. Now what is in that bag he was clutching.
On Team Kylie it was Candice the karaoke queen versus Lionel ‘I have a famous relative’ Cole and John Linguard who I still have no idea who he is. Yes I have watched all episodes.
Candice sang Katy Perry in her karaoke style. Problem for her is there is a great voice but nothing original about her. Hopefully she will get a gig on Carol’s at Christmast time.
Lionel Cole sang Georgia On My Mind, he is no Steve Clisby but he does know how to work a crowd but lacks the charisma that Steve Clisby has. John Lingard who sang a banal version of I Will Follow You Into The Dark was the first to be chosen. Candice seemed to know she was going to be eliminated and she did not look happy at all when Kylie told her she was keeping Lionel over her.
Even Joel looked underwhelmed at his teams singing. And if Frank Liotis is looking good then there is a problem. Soli who cracked her way through the song and even her parents looked like they were clapping out of tune. If you have a big voice you have to nail it. Blake sang Pompeii and he mangled it. And then Frank came on and looked good singing Keep The Faith. He was chosen as was Soli.
Who did you like?
There are three more showdowns on this week.
The Voice Australia on 7.30pm on NINE.