Knockouts part 2 is on its way and we all know that last night, 3 STEALS were already used so it is impossible for an hour show to have a steal moment. This felt like a fodder episode. Lol.
Anyway, Miley Cyrus is actully not bad as a mentor as what I picture her to be, so I am actually excited to see the dynamics she will bring next season together with Alicia Keys.
Now on to the night.
Bring It On Home To Me
WINNER (vs. Peyton Parker)
– Adam reminds me of Cole Vosbury before and I wouldn’t be surprise if Blake goes on a smart, risky move of making Adam sing something R&B to surprise everyone and skyrocket Adam to the final 12. His take on this Sam Cooke tune is solid with right grit and consistent vocal points. 7
ELIMINATED (vs. Adam Wakefield)
– Yikes. She wasn’t that much connected with her material. More so, some of her notes were off pitch. 5
WINNER (vs. Nick Hagelin)
– Moushumi keeps giving me this interest on her and the song choice was something current and probably a good one for her. It shows some of her lovely tone – a bit under pitch – but I’m impressed. 7
Lost Without U
ELIMINATE (vs. Moushumi)
– The work on his falsettos is a bit messy as it goes off key some time. I wish he didn’t use the guitar because I felt it was just useless. The vocals weren’t consistent but there are parts where Nick sounded beautiful. Not topping the duet of Adam-Chris during the S7 Finale nor Robin Thicke’s original but this is decent. 6.5
ELIMINATED (vs. Tamar Davis)
– While this was solid in parts, it felt quite limited for Maya. Her vocals were fine but the overall impact of the song is quite forgettable. 7
Lay Me Down
WINNER (vs. Maya Smith)
– Solid but I need more tender moments from her. Something that just doesn’t speak “diva”. Probably a more risky choices on her melody and liberties? We will see. 7.5