In following up our rankings of Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton on “The Voice,” we are now moving onward to a man in Cee Lo Green who has yet again assembled a group of crazy-talented artists. With that being said, we have to comment on the fact that his team appears on the surface to be a little bit more geared to his own R&B leanings this season than some of what we have seen from him in the past, which has included more rock in the first two installments.
Just a preface for those of you who have not seen our other ranking articles yet: we are doing this based largely on the top 4 blind auditions we have seen, and the show has barely featured a few members of each team. Therefore, ranking all 16 of them seems impossible.
4. Domo – It’s actually really interesting that someone like Domo, who is very much a gifted performer in addition to a singer, decided to go on this show rather than “The X Factor.” Our guess of it? She really wanted to prove to people that she had a voice in addition to being the longlost member of the Pussycat Dolls. She is a perfect inclusion on this team, and we think the gears are in motion here for her to go far with the right songs behind her.
Plus, we like confident singers on this show who doubt have a sob story and can come across as over-the-top … at least so long as they have the talent to back it up.
3. Mycle Wastman – Anyone who actually attempts to sing “Let’s Stay Together” live should be commended, and we’re not just talking about the few lines of it that President Obama chose to sing live. This is a tough song, and Mycle has probably the best version of it we’ve ever heard on a reality show.
2. Trevin Hunte – We’ve gone back and forth on the top two for a while, and the only reason we have Trevin #2 is that we are a little more unsure on his versatility. Can he absolutely slay a cover of Beyonce’s “Listen” during the blind auditions? Yes, but we also want to see a little bit more of how he can handle some other sorts of songs given that we saw Jermaine Paul slay many a ballad, as well, on the show last season.
1. Avery Wilson – You may as well just call Avery the new Usher already … with a little bit of Wilson Pickett thrown in there for good measure. He’s a pretty genuine pop star, and he’s also young enough to know that the has plenty of room to grow so long as he listens to some of what Cee Lo Green chooses to tell him. We’re looking beyond just this competition, and Avery has the best shot of actually getting albums in consumers’ hands.