Who was your favorite singer this week? Read our thoughts on the top eight, then drop a comment with your own review(s)!
With only a few weeks until The Voice crowns its Season 5 winner, the top 8 singers converged Nov. 25 for another intense sing-off. While a ton of worthy singers took the stage, it was Team Christina’s Jacquie Lee that truly blew us away, coming out of her shell and delivering a killer rendition of Smokey Robinson‘s “Who’s Loving You.” Two more singers will be booted from the competition tomorrow night, so let’s talk about who we love — and who deserves to head on home.
‘The Voice’ Top 8 Perform: Best & Worst Of Nov. 25 Episode
Bespectacled crooner James Wolpert kicked off the evening, pulling out a surprisingly awesome rendition of Queen‘s “Somebody To Love.” I loved it, the coaches loved it, and once again, it’s safe to say James will be back to sing next week.
Next up was the pride and joy of Adam Levine‘s team: Tessanne Chin! The Jamaican-born songstress got back to her roots, singing one of No Doubt‘s most Reggae-tastic singles, “Underneath It All.” And to say Tessanne sang it beautifully would be an understatement. She knocked it out of the park!
And just when we thought things couldn’t get any bigger, along came Caroline Pennell – who was famously saved last week — with an incredible rendition of Florence And The Machine‘s “Dog Days Are Over.” With that unique tune at her disposal, Caroline more than proved she deserves to stay in the competition.
Equally incredible — and with super-straightened hair to boot — was Cole Vosbury, who impressed us yet again with his cover of Vince Gill‘s “I Still Believe In You.” Needless to say, coach Blake Shelton was mighty pleased, as he should be.
Then came the biggest shocker of the night: Matthew Schuler didn’t blow us away this week! In fact, his performance of Imagine Dragons‘ “It’s Time” was downright subpar. I don’t blame Matthew as much as I do coach Christina Aguilera for choosing the song. Did she actually think it would sound good with his voice?!
Up next was Will Champlin, with a performance that seemed to split the coaches — and myself. Christina wasn’t thrilled with Will’s take on the Etta James classic “At Last,” but I actually thought he did a great job with it. There was a controlled intensity to his voice that we haven’t heard in a while. Forget the coaches; I say, “Well done!”
Proving the show might be saving its best performers for last, Ray Boudreaux came up next, bringing the house down with Spencer Davis Group‘s “Gimme Some Lovin.” Blake was literally at a loss for words, until he finally found the right ones to complement his incredibly talented team member.
HollywoodLifers, who was your favorite singer tonight? And who do you think deserves to be sent home? Cast your vote above, then drop a comment with more of your thoughts below!
— Andy Swift
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