The Voice UK 4: 20 Best Performances (Wrap-Up)

The Voice UK is back for a new season. Now coming for its Season 4, the franchise welcomes us with a new coach in the name of Rita Ora.

I had high expectations with this season because last season, we saw in particular pretty stellar casts. The artists were terrific. During the blinds for the season, it showed a lot of promise from individual to duos that showcased a potential that I was ecstatic about.

But then, this franchise of the show just had the worst format. I mean, the mass elimination, the weird three week live shows and a bored Will.I.Am in the panel. Haha.

Nonetheless, even if I don’t totally agree with most of the coaches’ choices during the Battles and Blinds and how they didn’t maximize the power they had, I still think we saw some terrific performances this season.

So with no further adieu, here are the TOP 20 PERFORMANCES of The Voice UK Season 4.

20. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Jake Shakeshaft & Stephen Cornwell
Battles

– I still don’t know how Will chose Jake over Stephen. But this performance completely sold me from the good verses and fantastic chorus. Of course, Stephen completely stole the battle towards the end and he has better pitch than Jake. Watch it here.

19. Right Kind Of Wrong
Karis Thomas
Blind Auditions

– It was a simple delivery but the grit on her tone made the audition backed up with texture and color. Her vocals were gorgeous and the pitch was nice. Watch it here.

18. She Looks So Perfect
Stephen Cornwell
Blind Auditions

– The stripped down version was a brave idea especially after a series of bombast auditions. But Stephen sang the goodness out of the song and made his voice frot and center. Watch it here.

17. Shy Guy
D’Twinz
Blind Auditions

– At first, I thought this will be completely Karaoke but the fun side of twins singing it, harmonizing when needed and singing the song on pitch is a lovely, welcoming surprise. Watch it here.

16. Fancy
Mitch Miller
Blind Auditions

– If I am not mistaken, this is an arrangement by PMJ. Mitch has a playful side that completely suit the song and the arrangement made his standout. It was bold, fun and pleasant. Watch it here.

15. Love Runs Out
Christina Matovu & Jade Hewitt
Battles

– It worked because there are two powerful divas who didn’t backed down on the challenge and manage to completely outsang each other in a good way. They both held themselves together and the vocals was just a sheer entertaining vocal match. Watch it here.

14. Read My Mind
Howard Rose
Quarter-Finals

– Howard to me is an unpredictable artist. But I like him. I was caught off guard when he sang “Proud Mary” during the Knockouts but I liked that, and then he went back caressing every verses of “Read my mind” but still managing to put the Howard stamp on it. Really good! Watch it here.

13. Thinkin’ Bout You
Ryan Green
Knockouts

– Despite the nerves, those imperfections in his vocals actually made this performance compelling. It sounded beautiful. He kept the verses cool and he didn’t do the falsettos on chorus but bravely sang it in his reach. This was a solid performance. Watch it here.

12. All Good Things Come To An End
Hannah Wildes
Blind Auditions

– Hauntingly beautiful! The vocals sounded creepy but in a good way. And as she soar during the chorus with how her voice melts like butter, I was blown away. Watch it here.

11. Hold Back The River
Autumn Sharif
Quarter-Finals

– There’s so much personality in here that we haven’t saw from her in the past weeks. Her voice sounded amazing with the track and she managed to keep it lively with her vocal choices. Plus, she sang the song spot on, performance quality! Watch it here.

10. You Gotta Be
Christina Matovu
Knockouts

– I loved this! It was simple song for a big voice like Christina but with some tweaks and turns, her vocal choices sounded terrific! It was a solid performance from her. Watch it here.

9. Jealous
Joe Woolford
Semi-Finals

– It was a great moment for Joe to have restraint and show to the audience that he can really sing. To take this Labyrinth track is scary but he took the challenge and even if the vocals weren’t perfect, he still sound pretty great! Watch it here.

8. My Generation
Howard Rose
Blind Auditions

– I was blown away. The song suited him. The arrangement work for him. The vocals sounded amazing. It had dynamics and climax that when he started reaching that, I was like “Nailed it!”. Howard captured the essence of the song in his own way. Goodness! Watch it here.

7. Sail
Sasha Simone
Quarter-Finals

– Feisty, slick and entertaining. Who knew Sasha could deliver such. She commanded the stage well and even if her voice falter in some parts, I didn’t mind. It was still a pretty good performance. Watch it here.

6. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Stevie McCrorie
Knockouts

– This was right in Stevie’s alley. It was perfectly made for him and this reminded us what we fell in love with him during his audition. The vocals were gorgeous. The phrasing is spot on. Great stuff. Watch it here.

5. Glow/Princess Of China
Sheena McHugh
Quarter-Finals

– At paper, the mash-up looked like a bad idea but Sheena made it work. The transition from Glow to Princess of China is so fluid you would think this is just one song. The vocals were terrific and the way she commanded the stage made her look like a guest than an artist competing. Watch it here.

4. Toca’s Miracle
Sheena McHugh
Semi-Finals

– Great stage presence. Right song. Fantastic delivery. Soaring vocals. Sheena was robbed of a finale slot! Watch it here.

3. Say You Love Me
Sasha Simone
Semi-Finals

– Sasha showed restrained and make a remarkable point that she can sing. She nailed this performance with elegance and fantastic vocal choices. Watch it here.

2. Don’t Wake Me Up
Joe Woolford
Quarter-Finals

– Joe’s weird stage hand movements looked more charming than awkward. It added personality in him that complimented his wonderful vocal performance. He was able to completely keep with the melody and rhythm and sing the song spot on. Watch it here.

1. All I Want
Stevie McCrorie
Blind Auditions

– From the moment Stevie opened his mouth until the last note he sang, Stevie was able to capture. There’s a quiet passion in his delivery that soared together with his almost flawless vocals. It was a lovely interpretation with so much ease and confidence. Watch it here.

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The Voice UK 3: 15 Best Performances (Wrap-Up)

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I tried checking on the UK franchise of The Voice and surprisingly, I find myself hooked with it. The talent was unbelievable. If there is one thing I could pin point to as something flawed in this franchise if their elimination process during the Live Shows. I swear, I feel like the pre-liveshows were longer than the live shows itself. In a span of 3 weeks, we already crown a winner? Haha.

Anyway, in every reality singing competition I cover, I usually round it up with the best performances for that particular season. So with no further adieu, here are the chosen 15 performances that I personally thought were the best ones in season 3.

Here you go..

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15. Nomakhosi Nkosi
Runaway Baby
Knockouts

– It is a tough to sing a Bruno Mars song – more so this track – which is very wordy and rhythmic. But Nomakhosi, who has the most difficult name to remember, pulled this off quite well. Her vocal choices were impressive. Her vocals were mostly on point.

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14. Sophie May Williams
Royals
Semi-Finals

– Her tone worked perfectly well in this track. There is something interesting on her delivery that is like current meets old halfway and it sounded pretty nice.

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13. Christina Marie
Everlong
Quarter Finals

– Can this girl do anything wrong? This is yet again another absolute vocal performance. Her voice soared beautifully and this was absolutely stunning.

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12. Jermaine Jackman
A House Is Not A Home
Knockouts

– Finally, something from Jermaine that was not overwrought yet has that enough power to pull such emotional track. His vocals were spot on. And his phrasing? Gorgeous!

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11. Lee Glasson
Strong
Semi-Finals

– While the build up felt exhausting at times, Lee pulled this beautifully. There is delicateness in his delivery that I adore and the high registers were spot on.

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10. Christina Marie
Bang Bang
Semi-Finals

– Sure the production is a little distracting for my taste, but her vocals alone were powerful and front and center. I mean, the good outweighs the bad in here and all in all, it was another solid performance from Christina!

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9. Jamie Johnson
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Semi-Finals

– While the song choice is a little exhausting already (it has been covered so many times already), but somehow Jamie find a way to make it sound like he was introducing it to the audience for the first time. No he didn’t do any drastic rearrangement on the song but there is something fresh about his delivery that is pleasant yet powerful.

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8. Christina Marie
The Power Of Love
Finale

– This is a reprise performance but this time Christina is performing it alone. (She did it during the Battles) And yet again, Christina amazes me. Her vocal control here is impeccable. Her tone sounded really nice. It was just so beautiful to listen.

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7. Sally Barker
Dear Darlin’
Finale

– Who knew? During the battles, she won because she could sing better. But when she did it again during the finale, she impresses me so much. She sounded really current. Her vocals were strong. Her delivery is pretty solid. Everything just worked together perfectly.

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6. Jamie Johnson
Sex On Fire
Knockouts

– The song choice left me cold at first but Jamie made me love it. His delivery was slick, sexy, gritty yet super solid. His vocals were strong. His phrasing is beautiful. His overall stage presence is simply impeccable.

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5. Jamie Johnson
A Thousand Miles
Quarter Finals

– I absolutely love this song! Jamie pulled a watercooler track and turn it into something even more gorgeous. It wasn’t the usual soft ballad acoustic take, Jamie turned it into more pop-R&B with his grit and confidence taking center stage. His vocal choices were gorgeous as well. Really impressive.

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4. Christina Marie
Vision Of Love
Knockouts

– Absolute killer! You can’t just sing a Mariah Carey song, and if you did, you have to nail it. And she did! Probably her strongest performance to date.

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3. Rachael O’Connor & Amelia O’Connell
Holy Grail
Battle Rounds

– At first I wasn’t sure about the song choice and to actually battle it out sounds really ridiculous. But then these two delivered a strong slap in the face and showed how it was done. Quite frankly this is the only battle that mattered. Their vocals were strong. The arrangement was nice. The delivery… spot on!

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2. Jamie Johnson
Missing You
Finale

– Him missing out the crown or even at least the runner up status still amuses me. During the finale round, Jamie gave the best performance out of everybody. The soft verse was brilliant and smooth. The build up adds dynamics to his performance. And once the whole performance heightened up, it was a winning moment! Jamie didn’t just perform, he delivered!

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1. Christina Marie
Fix You
Semi-Finals

– Vocally stunning! Amazing! Nuff said.