Team Blake Opens & Closes ‘The Voice’ As Top 12 Sing For Viewer Votes
It’s now up to the viewers of ‘The Voice.’ Their votes, and only their votes will determine who stays and who goes. The top 12 sang for those votes last night as Blake Shelton‘s team opened and closed the show.
Michaela Paige, the 16 year old Blake saved last week, kicked things off with Pink’s ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss).’ Its the first time we saw her without her infamous mo-hawk. She looked adorable and sounded great. Her voice isn’t as strong as some of the other contestants on the show, but Michaela is so unique, viewers will love her.
Michaela Paige: “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”
Cassadee Pope, the rocker who’s left her band to go out on her own, took on Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Behind These Hazel Eyes.’ Her performance last week moved her into the top 12 with the viewer votes and this week she was even better. I don’t think she’ll have any problems moving on again.
Cassadee Pope: “Behind These Hazel Eyes”
Scottish rocker, Terry McDermott closed the show and so he should. He killed Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling,’ and I’ve got a feeling he’ll be around into the finals. Every time I hear Terry sing I’m taken back to my teenage years. I loved the 80’s and I love Terry’s voice. He’s a rock star and the one on Blake’s team who could win it all.
Terry McDermott: “More Than a Feeling”
The highlight of the night came from Cee Lo Green’s team. Trevin Hunte had everyone on their feet, including all four coaches with Percy Sledge’s ‘When A Man Loves A Woman.’ This teenaged kid can sing like nobody I’ve heard. He even left the coached tongue tied. How can you coach someone better than you? Cee Lo even admitted he couldn’t sing like Trevin. This may be the guy who gives Terry McDermott on Blake’s team a run for his money.
Trevin Hunte: “When a Man Loves a Woman”
Nicholas David is another one to keep an eye on. He has such a unique voice and look that you can’t help but fall in love with him. He put his own soulful spin on Huey Lewis’ ‘Power of Love’ that received praise from the coaches. Nicholas is the guy you look forward to each week just to see what he’s going to do. I think he’ll be around awhile.
Nicholas David: “The Power of Love”
Two will go home tonight on NBC at 8. For the first time, the two with the least amount of viewer votes will be cut, regardless of who’s team they’re on. The new twist means a coach may have no one in the finals. Cross your fingers Blake isn’t one of those coaches.
Also new this year, if someone’s song reaches the top 10 on iTunes, their votes will be multiplied by 10, giving them a huge advantage going into vote off night.