“The Voice” had a difficult challenge for itself on Tuesday night — trying to come up with a way to keep this exciting now that the blind audition concept is done and over with. Thankfully, it did some things that worked pretty well. Although we really didn’t need to see the full panel of coaches in each battle round performance, the slow pace of the show gave us an opportunity to get to know most of the contestants on a personal level before they even performed.
This episode featured four duels in total — one for each coach.
Tarralyn Ramsey vs. Frenchie Davis (Christina Aguilera) – This was quite a beginning! Both vocalists were not only great, but brought such an amazing energy to the stage. Yeah, we saw the beginning to what may be generic coaches’ criticism, but seeing these two prepare and built up for the duel ended up being quite entertaining as there was some element of strategy involved. Winner: Franchie (even if on this end Tarralyn sounded better)
Patrick Thomas vs. Tyler Robinson (Blake Shelton): The country boy took on the wild card with the big voice — and since this was Blake Shelton’s team, the country singer won. (Only kidding.) In reality, Blake did make the right choice since Tyler was a little too cocky, and his performance was a bit like an out-of-control rollercoaster. Winner: Patrick (as was announced)
Tim Mahoney vs. Casey Weston (Adam Levine): This was really one of the more interesting performances of the night, mainly because both of these singers had distinct voices (even though together they sounded like a pair of goats at times). Winner: Casey, which means that Tim is going to have to stay “Mr. Almost” (though he could have a career as a Russell Hantz impersonator burning people’s socks).
Niki Dawson vs. Vicci Martinez (Cee Lo Green): In what was easily the best duel of the night, Cee Lo Green had his work cut out for him. Singing Pink, both of these girls slayed the song and probably would have gone through easily competing against anyone else on the night. That’s the unfortunate part of this show, though — it’s only one opportunity. Vicci just killed the song to such an extent that there was no way Cee Lo (and his Sue Sylvester tracksuit) could say no. Winner: Vicci
Even if some of the early hype is now gone, are you still loving what “The Voice” is bringing to the table?
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