Country Dominated ‘The Voice’ – Top 6 Recap [VIDEOS]
‘The Voice‘ went country as the Top 6 sang two songs each, one they choose and one picked by their coaches. 10 out of the 12 songs were country, and not just from Blake Shelton‘s team. Taylor Swift even stopped by.
Holly Tucker opened the show with a Martina McBride’s anthem ‘When God Fearing Women Get the Blues.’ A song her coach Blake Shelton choose to show off her tough side. Holly went with Rascal Flatt‘s ‘I Wish’ to focus on her softer side.
The Swon Brothers
The Swon Brothers went from one end of the spectrum to the other with their two performances. They rocked us with their unique harmonies, taking on ‘Wagon Wheel,’ one of the hottest songs in country music right now for their first song. Their performance made coach Blake, Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine Show, who sing the song and Bob Dylan, who wrote the song, proud. Blake then turned back time by choosing Merle Haggard’s ‘Okie From Muskogee’ and proved to Usher ‘you don’t have to smoke marijuana to have a good time, just go to Oklahoma.’ Just make sure the Swon Brothers and Blake are with you. They can give you advice on how to be country. No skinny jeans, no flavored coffee and put some ‘stank’ on ya.
Danielle Bradbery continues to make classic country current by singing Pam Tillis’ 1992 hit ‘Shake the Sugar Tree.’ But she choose a more current song with Sara Evans’ ‘A Little Bit Stronger.’ Although Danielle has an amazing voice for only 16 year-old, I just don’t feel her. She lacks emotion when she sings. But she’s America’s sweetheart and I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins it all.
Michelle Chamuel, from Usher’s team went country too. She choose Taylor Swift‘s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and Taylor even came to rehearsals to give her stamp of approval. The performance received the loudest applause of the night. Love Taylor or hate Taylor, that song just gets stuck in your head and Michelle did a great job with it. It even made Blake very jealous. Not only at the great performance from Michelle, but at Usher for getting Taylor to come to rehearsals.
Amber Carrington picked the iconic song ‘Crazy’ and I’m sure had Patsy Cline smiling from above.
Sasha Allen also went with the country flow and took on Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Before He Cheats.’
I find it rather amusing the other artists choose to sing country even though they aren’t country artists. Maybe they’re all realizing country music is the most popular genre in the country right now and a country artist will probably win this year. But if you ain’t country, you ain’t country.
One more will be sent home on Tuesday’s elimination show on NBC. Who do you think it’ll be? Watch the performances below and tune in to see if Blake Shelton can keep his team of three intact for another week.