Team Blake Shines on ‘The Voice’ Live Rounds – Week One Recap [VIDEOS]
The fate of Blake Shelton's team on 'The Voice' is now in the hand of America. Finalist from Blake and Christina Aguilera's team sang for fan votes in week one of the live rounds. I don't know if it was just me, but there were a number of songs I'd never heard before. Makes it hard for viewers to vote for something that don't relate too. Didn't anyone learn from American Idol? If America doesn't recognize the song, you'll probably be sent home. So who stood out? On Team Blake, there were a number of stars and most choose the right song.
Erin Willett, who lost her father to cancer during the auditions, showed her sassy side with Stevie Wonder's 'Living for the City.' It may not have been one of Stevie's more popular songs but it was nice to see Erin having fun and smiling on stage. Her story alone, will carry her through another week but her voice will carry her a long way.
Erin Willett 'Living for the City'
Country girl RaeLynn took another risk. First she sang a Miranda Lambert song during her audition and got Blake to turn his chair. Last night she turned Maroon 5's 'Wake Up Call' into a country song and had Adam Levine smiling. Blake told her 'she's all anyone is talking about already in Nashville.'
RaeLynn 'Wake Up Call'
Reggae street singer Naia Kete went big with Adele's 'Turning Tables.' She toned down her sound and stuck to the original melody which Christina said was a little 'pitchy.' I don't know what she was listening to, but I thought it was great.
Naia Kete 'Turning Tables'
Jordis Unga also went big with Heart's 'Alone,' and she nailed it. How she can question her ability is beyond me. She should have no doubt she can sing.
Jordis Unga 'Alone'
Charlotte Sometimes has been a standout since the beginning. She choose 'Misery Business' by Paramore, a song I'd never heard, but she was so interesting, it was hard not to like it, in a strange sort of way.
Charlotte Sometimes 'Misery Business'
Jermaine Paul, although lovable and a Syracuse University alum, may be in danger of being sent home. He did pick a recognizable song with Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' but his teammates out sang him last night.
Jermaine Paul 'Livin' on a Prayer'
Christina had a few who stood out, including opera singer Chris Mann who picked the perfect song for his voice, Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.' I don't think he'll be going anywhere this week.
Chris Mann 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters'
Jesse Campbell closed the show with one of the top performances of the night. He choose 'What a Wonderful World' and had the crowd on their feet. Jesse will go far if he doesn't get too cocky and his attitude doesn't rub voters the wrong way.
Jesse Campbell 'What a Wonderful World'
Two members of each team will be sent home tonight. The 3 from each team with the highest votes will move on. Blake and Christina will each get to choose one more to move forward. Tune in to NBC at 9 tonight to see who moves on.
You have until 10 EDT this morning to vote for your favorite online.