Monday night’s new episode of “The Voice” will be here in a mere matter of hours, and with that there will be hopefully some great performances … and also probably some accusations of narcissism, given that two of the artists are going to be performing songs from their coaches. (Personally, we’re fine with it since the choices make some sense.)
Take a look at the full list of songs below, complete with some of our snap judgments as to whether or not they are really wise ones for the top 8 to be taking on.
Laith Al-Saadi, “One and Only” by Adele – One of the cool things about Laith is that we’ve seen him do slightly more modern music in between this and “Make It Rain.” We imagine he’ll do a solid job, but will he stand out above all others? We’re not too sure.
Shalyah Fearing, “And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going” from Dreamgirls – Why? WHY?! Yes, it’s a big song that may get her some votes, but it’s been done to death so many times that people who watch a ton of singing shows may be turned off on it. Shalyah’s talent is extraordinary; our frustration with her is that many of her song choices feel uninspired.
Adam Wakefield, “I’m Sorry” by Blake Shelton – Yea, Adam’s doing a song from his coach, but like we said, it makes some sense. Also, it’s interesting that Adam, who we’d consider primarily a country singer, really hasn’t done that many pure country songs.
Mary Sarah, “I Told You So” by Randy Travis / Carrie Underwood – Another solid choice that will appeal to country fans. This is why we think that Mary could sneak into the finale.
Paxton Ingram, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf – Admittedly, it’s a guilty-pleasure song of ours. We just don’t think that Paxton is bombastic enough to pull it off.
Alisan Porter, “Desperado” by The Eagles – Beautiful song. She needs to reign it in a little more than she did last week, but this could be in the formula to her having a recovery.
Bryan Bautista, “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera – It’s a good song, but is Bryan getting stuck in a similar lane? We would’ve preferred him in a different musical direction following “1+1.”
Hannah Huston, “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge – We’re torn on this. While it hasn’t been as done to death as “And I Am Telling You…,” it’s really getting there. Hannah is amazing, but we just can’t get that excited about a song choice that has been done a billion times over, and a song that always has a similar arrangement.
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