“The Voice” results show is here, and going into it we were hoping to see some of the same sort of great drama that we had last week – – especially since there were some pretty good performances for America to choose from this time.
First, Jessie J performed! Way for “The Voice” to bring a British coach on the American version of the show … and then get her to sing with some of the remaining contestants. Nice touch. (Wait … why was Arsenio Hall in attendance for this?)
Before we get to the individual performances, let’s first turn to the six acts that America decided to spare from having to perform a second time.
Mathai – Her “Ordinary People” was one of the best of the entire show Monday, so this was no surprise.
Tony Lucca – So much for Christina Aguilera taking him and his “Mickey Mouse Club” star power down a notch.
Pip – Consider this a vote based on history rather than Pip actually doing a good job with The Killers’ “When You Were Young.”
Team Cee Lo
Juliet Simms – Adam claimed that she was the best performer of the night when she performed, and next to Jamar we overall agree.
Jamar Rogers – If we had to pick a winner right now, we’d probably pick Jamar.
James Massone – We don’t really have any idea how James beat out Tony Vincent for this spot — while he has some promise, he also needs to learn to actually sing versus whispering most of his lyrics.
Now, we turn to the last-chance performances…
Kim Yarbrough – Singing a stellar Jennifer Hudson song in “Spotlight,” Kim was barely a shell of the Oscar-winner. She’s somebody as a person that we want to root for, but there’s just something missing from her performances that we wish we saw so much more of.
Karla Davis – One day after changing things up and trying to tackle “Airplanes,” Karla returned to her country / pop roots with “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” It was a smart choice on paper, but on paper this was painfully out-of-tune, so much so that it was hard to listen to.
Katrina Parker – Unfortunately, Katrina’s performance made us think that Adam was going to have a tough time figuring out who to send home. Why? None of these three were particularly good.
Adam’s pick – All three of the other coaches unanimously picked Katrina … and then Adam did the same.
Team Cee Lo
Tony Vincent – Tony killed it. The best rendition of “Sweet Dreams” was the best one we’ve heard since Kitty Brucknell on “The X Factor” last year in Britain.
Chessa – If this was Team Adam, we would declare her the instant winner. However, Cee Lo has a much more competitive team than who Adam put on the floor.
Erin Martin – This was the best performance for Erin on the show yet. We were ready to trash her, but she stunned us with this brilliant, soothing take on “Your Song.” The entire bottom three for Cee Lo was better than Adam’s.
Cee Lo’s pick – This was really just subjective, and based on who Cee Lo really wanted to take with him to the next round. Ultimately, he agreed with the other judges and chose Chessa — though we think he made a mistake in not keeping Tony, who has more diversity and a history of performing.
What did you think of these results, and do you feel that Team Cee Lo is easily the strongest one in the competition at this point? Strangely, we’re still getting over Adam’s decision to subtly mock the “tweet lounge.”