While many of the results shows on “The Voice” have certainly come across as predictably as Carson Daly diligently reading the teleprompter, there actually was a bit of drama this week. Team Cee Lo Green actually had three great performers up for elimination — and only two of them could get through.
Tony Lucca (Team Adam) – There’s no surprise here. Not only is he talented, but the Britney Spears cover and the hype that went with it pretty much put him over the top.
Jamar Rogers (Team Cee Lo) – This was tough. We really love Jamar, but we also at the same felt that Juliet Simms may have actually been a better singer during Monday night’s performance show. As long as she gets through later in the show, we’ll be all right with it.
The “Last Chance” performances
Mathai (Team Adam) – Adam may have come under fire for choosing a song in “I’m Like a Bird” for Mathai that was rather predictable, but even this was better than what we ended up hearing Tuesday night with “Cowboy Casanova.” Mathai is not a country singer by any means — any means. If you are not a country singer, who sing a country arrangement to Carrie Underwood?
Katrina Parker (Team Adam) – Meanwhile, Katrina is starting to be the biggest underdog in this competition. She doesn’t get any air time, has been shoved at the start of the competition for two straight weeks, and never really gets a chance with the voters. However, she gets better every week — even if her rendition of “Jar of Hearts” was better on Monday night than what we saw here.
Chessa (Team Cee Lo) – We thought there was going to be a tough decision here, but then Chessa was underwhelming throughout the entirety of her performance of “Already Gone.” The coaches were totally right — she was flat for almost the entirety of the song.
Juliet Simms (Team Cee Lo) – Meanwhile, Juliet from our viewpoint came out and completely slayed her “save me” song. There were no tuning problems, and she has figured out how to actually perform almost as though she has been studying Cee Lo and all of the coaches for years.
Adam – For Adam, this seemed superficially to be an easy decision. If he was judging this surely based on vocals, Katrina’s performances have been far better than Mathai’s for the past two episodes. However, there was an element of personality thrown in here, and Mathai definitely has a unique vibe that could make her a star. Thankfully, Adam did make the right decision and kept Katrina around.
Cee Lo – Cee Lo’s decision was devoid of the drama we wanted. Juliet gave the better performance, and she can really do more in the final rounds to make things interesting than Chessa can. With that in mind, the biggest voice of the competition was sent packing.
Do you think the right decisions were made?