One day after there were some stunning eliminations on “The Voice” (at least in terms of hype), the groundwork was set for some other surprises. Would RaeLynn find a way to stick around another week, and would Chris Mann’s major gamble pay off?
In between The Wanted forming an army on stage courtesy of Team Blake and Justin Bieber driving every woman in the audience insane (while airing tiny bit of his “Boyfriend” music video and announcing that his new album will launch June 19), we did have some answers.
Chris Mann (Team Christina) – We’ve been a longtime Chris supporter, but after reading some of the comments about his performance of “Viva La Vida,” we are a little surprised that America picked him over someone in Ashley De La Rosa who was more universally praised.
Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) – In proving yet again that America loves voting for men, Jermaine was declared safe over a pair of women in RaeLynn (who really should not have been saved) and Erin Willett (who was probably the best singer of the three Monday night).
The “save me” performances
Ashley De La Rosa (Team Christina) – It was a pretty good performance of Lady Gaga’s “You and I,” but it also paled in comparison to what we’ve heard recently from Elise Testone on the same track. Maybe we’re just tired of this track at this point.
Lindsey Pavao (Team Christina) – We were expecting to be cynical here, but we actually thought that she gave the better performance. Even though she broke down at the end of her take on “Please Don’t Go,” it was subtle and actually pretty moving, which is something that this show has stayed away from for weeks and weeks.
Christina’s pick: Lindsey, and it was the right pick.
Erin Willett (Team Blake) – If we are going on pure talent, Erin has to stay around for another week. While we don’t know how she fits into the recording industry, this show is called “The Voice” — not “the person who dances around the show the best.”
RaeLynn (Team Blake) – We’ve never really been a RaeLynn fan, and we just find her voice to be rather frustrating at times. Her twang at times goes all over the place, and the same can be said for her tone.
Blake’s pick: Erin, and it was also the right choice.
What did you think about these results, and do you think that any of these performers can top some of the people on Team Adam or Team Cee Lo?