Cassadee Pope Puts Pop/Rock Spin on Rascal Flatts ‘Stand’ on ‘The Voice – Top 6 Recap [VIDEOS]
‘The Voice‘ top 6 sang two songs for a spot in the final 4. Blake Shelton‘s two remaining contestants, Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott may be the ones to beat. Christina Aguilera, who’s final contestant went home last week said Blake’s team is the one to beat.
For her first song Cassadee put her pop/rock sound into Rascal Flatts ‘Stand’ and had Blake singing her praises. ‘If you know that record, you know what she did with it. She made it her own and it was amazing.’
Cassadee Pope: “Stand”
Cassadee went back to her roots with her second song choice. She chose her dream song, Avril Lavigne’s ‘I’m With You’ and had Blake, once again, gushing like a proud parent. ‘You can’t teach or coach somebody how to have a connection with a lyric to a song. You have to be born with that and Cassadee is one of those rare individuals who has the ability to tell a story, plus she has the ability to sing really, really good. You put that together and you have this phenomenon that’s happening with Cassadee.’
Cassadee Pope: “I’m with You”
Terry stuck with what he does best; classic rock. He mixed it up a bit by showing a softer side of himself with a stripped down version of Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is.’ Coach Blake was almost at a loss for words.
‘You make it sound easy but I want America to know how hard what he just did is. To sit out there with just you, a piano and whatever that big violin things called, that was unbelievable.’
Terry McDermott: “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Song choice number two was Rod Stewart’s ‘Stay With Me’ that allowed Terry to show off his fun side. He started in the audience and ended rocking the stage and blowing away coach Blake, yet again. ‘When you first started singing I was like Oh my God, he’s starting this song in that key. You just keep pushing it to the next level. And again, you make it seem easy, and that’s the mark of a star.
Terry McDermott: “Stay with Me”
The highlight of the night, for me, came from Trevin Hunte who took on the song Jennifer Hudson made famous in the movie Dreamgirls; ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.’ The audience were on their feet and the coaches were left speechless. Why he didn’t close the show is beyond me. Move over Jennifer Hudson, there’s a new reality singer in town.
Trevin Hunte: “And I’m Telling You”
Trevin’s first song was the total opposite and something you’d never expect him to sing. Coach Cee Lo Green picked ‘Walkin on Sunshine’ and although it sounds wrong, Trevin made me like the song even more. It was nice to see him finally loosen up a bit, move around the stage and have fun.
Trevin Hunte: “Walking on Sunshine”
Also from team Cee Lo, Nicholas David was hit and miss for me. His first performance of ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire was good, but I was expecting more. I got more when he closed the show with ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow,’ his moms favorite song. He puts his own Nicholas spin on it and redeemed himself.
Nicholas David: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Amanda Brown may have increased her chances of moving into the top 4. She showed her soulful side with Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman’ and her rock side with White Snake’s ‘Here I Go Again.’
Amanda Brown: “Here I Go Again”
Melanie Martinez may be one of the two going home tonight. She impressed Cee Lo Green with her version of his song ‘Crazy.’ Her second song was Lenka’s ‘The Show’ and although it was cute, it may not be enough to keep her around next week.
Two more will be sent home tonight on NBC at 8. My money is on Melanie going home, but I have no idea who the second person will be. The last five all have the voice to win.