The Voice UK 5: Quarter-Finals

3 Weeks of Live Shows. 2 already quits the show before it even started. 1 underwhelming night.

This is probably one of the least favorite round of this franchise. I mean, we spent weeks of Blinds then set the tone on some great battles and the format of the knockouts is probably something the other franchise should follow but the worst live show format is attributed to the The Voice UK.

See how in 3 weeks we will already crown a new The Voice UK champ? Yikes. Okay. So tonight is the same old, same thing. All artists will perform. Each coach will save an artist for an instant pass to next week’s Semi-Finals. Then the public will vote like literally in minutes of who they wanted to move on to the next round. So basically in the finals, all coaches are well represented with one artist left. Ugh.

Stevie McCrorie returns with his new single. Years & Years also performs tonight.

Now here’s how I rank tonight’s performances.

10. LAUREN LAPSLEY – BROWNE
Dreamer
Team WILL

– What a mess. The song choice was just wrong. The styling is screaming show girl. The performance – for me – was jusf all over the place. Look, Lauren tried her best but with her pitch that was just off, her high registers were flat and the vocals mostly sharp? I just didn’t think this even worked at all. 3

9. HARRY FISHER
Space Oddity
Team BOY GEORGE

– What are these song choices. I do love how The Voice UK usually introduces me to terrific songs that I haven’t heard before but if something like this wasted a talent like Harry, I am buffled. Harry can sing but the song itself didn’t allow him to show dynamics and marketability. It was almost dragging and his vocals? weakest to date. 4

8. CODY FROST
Ordinary World
Team BOY GEORGE

– I love me some Cody but this was one just odd or if not to be more precise, her performance felt like one of the same thing. I know she was trying to infuse her authenticty but I wish it was in the right idea and excution. Something that will surprise us. Here the vocals felt lazy, sleepy and the over all performance is one step closer to being bland. 4.5

7. LYRICKAL
Just Like A Child
Team WILL

– This is an idea that is on paper a great one but the execution was just almost but not quite. While I thought it is a good take, the inconsistencies with his vocals made it weak. 5

6. HEATHER CAMERON -HAYES
Stitches
Team PALOMA

– If only Heather stayed on that first hof arrangement, then this will be a homerun. I thought the first half if gorgeous but once the band kicked in with her, she kinda lose her tempo and her pitch became off. But nice effort. She needs to okay her cards well. 6

5. KEVIN SIMMS
Kissing You
Team RICKY

– His vocals is arguably one of the best this season but Kevin needs to know how to use his dynamics. The choices in his vocals could’ve been better and I wish he chose a different song that will allow us to hear him in that more intimate and quiet performance because we know he can belt. 6.5

4. JORDAN GRAY
Shake It Out
Team PALOMA

– The production of this is impressive. The choices he took in the vocals department were interesting. But the whole performance is too theatrical, it kinda lost the essence for me. 7

3. LYDIA LUCY
Somebody Else’s Guy
Team WILL

– Lydia’s performance showed that she is an able pop star. From the soaring vocals to the liberties she took in the verses, it was actually solid. She just had to be more careful because of some pitch issues here and there. 7

2. VANGELIS
Here’s Comes The Rain Again
Team BOY GEORGE

– Gorgeous! He allows to be more intimate to the song in this arrangement that I thought was a smart move. We only have limited live shows, so play with your strengths artists! Anyway, Vangelis sang this really well. Great job! 8

1. JOLAN
Yes
Team RICKY

– I am impressed with how consistent Jolan has been this season and I must say, this is just a solid showing from him. His vocals were spot on. The liberties he took were precise. I was entertained. 8

TOP 8
Kevin Simms (Ricky’s Fast Pass)
Jordan Gray (Paloma’s Fast Pass)
Cody Frost (Boy George’s Fast Pass)
Lyrickal (Will’s Fast Pass)
Jolan (Public’s Vote)
Heather Cameron – Hayes (Public’s Vote)
Vangelis (Public’s Vote)
Lydia Lucy (Public’s Vote)

ELIMINATED
Harry Fisher
Lauren Lapsely – Browne

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