Bryan’s elimination was not only shocking, it made very little sense! He was considered a frontrunner ever since his blind audition and could sing circles around many of the other contestants. What happened, America?
When the eliminated contestants were announced on this week’s results episode of The Voice and Bryan Keith was ousted from his place in the competition, I almost fell out of my chair. Bryan has been a frontrunner in the competition ever since he had all four coaches vying for him after his blind audition in the season premiere! America messed up here big time.
I’ll admit that I have been a little hard on Bryan in some of my recaps regarding his song choices. He seemed to stick a little too closely to a tepid soft-rock sound early on, but in the last two weeks, he’d begun to step out of his comfort zone. Regardless of song choice, though, his voice was always perfection.
There are a few contestants who made it through to the top eight this week — namely Dez Duron and Cody Belew — who don’t have the vocal chops to come anywhere near what Bryan can do. But it seems, as always, that when it came down to America’s vote, it became more of a personality contest than a singing competition.
Bryan is a superb talent, one who shouldn’t have any difficulties find success now that America has been exposed to him. It’s just a great shame that he wasn’t able to compete further in this season. Based on voice alone, I think he should’ve been there at the very end.
Do you think Bryan was eliminated way too early, HollywoodLifers?
— Billy Nilles
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- ‘The Voice’ Season Premiere Recap: Bryan Keith Wows The Coaches
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