The Voice US 8: Top 5 – Results

The Voice US 8 - Results

Walk The Moon performs tonight. Their single, “Shut up and dance”, is doing great in radio stations and music charts and even on itunes sales. This was produced last year but the song peaked this year which is an absolute cheer. Also, Snoop Dogg performs tonight as well as two group performances from the remaining 5 artists.

Tonight, 5 artists will turn into 4 as we head to the season finale next week. Will Adam, Blake or Christina get wiped out tonight? Or Will Pharrell make it to the finale with still two artists remaining? We will all find out.

SAFE

Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
Meghan Linsey (Team Blake)
Joshua Davis (Team Adam)

No surprises there because of how well those three had sold their songs on itunes. Sawyer was the itunes God! That kid made both of his songs in the top 10 making both be multiplied by 10. Damn. I predicted the same bottom 2 with India, she’s not really connecting with the audience despite having a strong and wonderful performances last night while Koryn, even if she did well too, she didn’t really chart that well.

BOTTOM 2

KORYN HAWTHORNE
If I Were A Boy
Team PHARRELL

– Her vocals were shaky, as usual, but that solid quality of her voice is really admirable. She’s giving her all and she enunciates better here than last night. I must say, there are pitch problems here and there. 7

INDIA CARNEY
Dark Side
Team CHRISTINA

– Oops. The girl is shaky and this is a big let down from her incredible night last night. Her vocals were all over the place and the song somehow swallowed her up. Plus, she was off key most of the time. 6

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RESULTS:

KORYN HAWTHORNE (Team Pharrell) is INSTANTLY SAVED!

ELIMINATED:

INDIA CARNEY (Team Christina)

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The Voice US 8: Live Shows (Top 5)

Christina, Adam and Blake only has one member left for their team, while Pharrell is rallying two people for the finale next week. Most probably, Pharrell will win this because of Sawyer Fredericks who has been killing it in the itunes charts every single week.

I find it hard to root for any of the remaining contestants to be honest. Aw.

Tonight each contestant will sing two songs and they had their homecoming.

Now let us rank the remaining five artist that will battle it out on who will get those 4 tickets to the finale next week.

ROUND 1: COACH’S PICKS

5. MEGHAN LINSEY
I’m Not The Only One
Team BLAKE

– The country-fied version was off. Her vocals were shaky. The arrangement didn’t exactly worked. Her delivery became shouty from the middle towards the end. This was just almost painful. 5

4. JOSHUA DAVIS
I Can’t Make You Love Me
Team ADAM

– While the vocals sounded smooth and silky here and the rasp quality on her voice provided some dynamics. But the overall delivery was just boring and sleepy. 6

3. SAWYER FREDERICKS
For What It’s Worth
Team PHARRELL

– This was the same thing Sawyer has been doing every week and I never really saw what is new about it. Again, the vocals were pretty decent but nothing spectacular. 6.5

2. KORYN HAWTHORNE
One
Team PHARRELL

– It was almost homerun but the vocals here were a bit shaky. Plus, the vocals sounded hoarsed a bit. But then this is a decent showing from Koryn and there are moments that are pretty. 7

1. INDIA CARNEY
Gravity
Team CHRISTINA

– I actually liked this. The restrained she delivered was quite beautiful. Her vocals were front and center. This is really nice. Not perfect but quite nice. 7.5

ROUND 2: HOMETOWN DEDICATION

5. JOSHUA DAVIS
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Team ADAM

– I’m not sure if the arrangement completely worked but the bluegrass quality somehom made Joshua’s performance a bit livelier. Still, the vocals were tad sleepy. 7

4. MEGHAN LINSEY
Tennessee Whiskey
Team BLAKE

– It was simple albeit over the top vocals again in most parts but this is way better than the first one. It was right on Meghan’s alley and she was able to connect fully with the song. This is quite good. 7.5

3. SAWYER FREDERICKS
A Thousand Years
Team PHARRELL

– This is for me Sawyer’s best performance of the season so far. His vocals, a bit affected, but his strongest to date. I never thought this will work, but he did worked the song beautifully. The arrangement also worked here which is unusual because Sawyer’s performances are usually the same every single week. 8

2. INDIA CARNEY
Earth Song
Team CHRISTINA

– The vocals here were solid and strong. This is India’s best performance to date for me. I didn’t like the sing choice but the theatrics, the vocals and the drama and even the staging worked beautifully here! 8

1. KORYN HAWTHORNE
Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep
Team PHARRELL

– This is spectacular! This is like “Make it rain” all over again and she provided really good vocals and great staging. Not a fan of the religious song choice but somehow I didn’t mind afterall. 8.5

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PREDICTION:
(for Elimination)

KORYN HAWTHORNE

The Voice US 8: Top 6 – Results

The Voice US 8 - Results

It’s a night of alumnas in tonight’s results episode of The Voice. From a strong six (6), the night will end with only five (5) artist battling it out for next week’s show.

Jacquie Lee (runner up of Season 5), Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of Season 7), Vicci Maryinez (2nd runner up of Season 1) and Avery Wilson (contestant of Season 3) all performed their respective new singles on tonight’s results show.

Anyway, are we having a surprise boot? We will see.

SAFE

Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
Meghan Linsey (Team Blake)
Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell)
Joshua Davis (Team Adam)

I was actually thinking the same bottom 2 base on how the show went last night. These two are not weakest vocalists to be honest but I guess America got tired of too much diva (power vocalists) on the show that they want to sent at least one (1) home.

BOTTOM 2

INDIA CARNEY
Perfect
Team CHRISTINA

– The timing is a little off for me and she hit a couple of bum and wobbly notes but there is something genuine in her delivery that we have bee missing from her past performances. This felt more natural for her. 6.5

KIMBERLY NICHOLE
Seven Nations Army
Team CHRISTINA

– Easily, the better between the two. Her vocals soared beautifully. The thing is it was technically great but I am disconnected the whole time. 7.5

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RESULTS:

INDIA CARNEY (Team Christina) is INSTANTLY SAVED!

ELIMINATED:

Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina)

The Voice US 8: Live Shows (Top 6)

There is something about tonight’s episode that doesn’t really sit well with me. Not that the performances were bad, in fact, we saw some fantastic ones being delivered on the voice stage. But up to this point, unlike any other season, I don’t know why I am not yet rooting or very invested with someone. Sure we have arguably the best crop of talents in the voice US franchise to date, but there is really something that I appreciate for a moment but wouldn’t really care for the next days not until they perform again the following week. If my point is making sense to you, I think you will get me.

Anyway, each artists were singing TWO songs tonight. One will go home tomorrow night. Let’s see how the night went.

12. LAY ME DOWN
India Carney
Team CHRISTINA

– There is nothing really bad about her version of this Sam Smith song but I miss the emotions here. I feel like India’s delivery is very theatrical, very rehearsed and very played by numbers. Her vocals were fine as well with a little jarring effect on her use of vibrato. 6

11. DESIRE
Joshua Davis
Team ADAM

– The band overpower the almost smokey, quiet quality of Joshua’s voice. At some point, when he tried to rock the song out, his phrasing suffers. The vocals were uneven here as well but there are moments here that shine. 6

10. STEAMROLLER BLUES
Meghan Linsey
Team BLAKE

– She immediately hit her performance with a 10 in the beginning and because of that the performance felt like she was screaming at us the entire time. Again, this is a case where I felt rurally exhausted from all the vocal power that she showcased in here. It is just dragging and exhausting overall. 6

9. SHINE ON
Sawyer Fredericks
Team PHARRELL

– Sleepy and boring. My problem here is that it feels like I’ve seen the same old, same thing kind of performance from Sawyer in this aspect. His vocals were undeniably beautiful in this song that the first time I’ve heard but halfway through, I almost fell asleep. 6.5

8. DREAM ON
Koryn Hawthorne
Team PHARRELL

– Her vocals were solid but she wasn’t able to sustain the glory notes when it is needed. There is also a lack of connection from her delivery and her vocals were pretty decent to flat. Flat in a way that there is no clear dynamics here, just verses hovering around circles. 6.5

7. GLORY
India Carney
Team CHRISTINA

– While her delivery of Glory started really beautiful, I feel like the rap verses that actually created the texture from the original was lost when she tried to diva-fied it. It was a risky move for her but I didn’t think it was fully successful. Nonetheless, there are bright moments here but in an overall effect, I just didn’t really care. 6.5

6. FREE FALLIN’
Kimberly Nichole
Team CHRISTINA

– I’ve waited for her to tackle something simple, earnest and no power diva belting. I was actually cited for this becauseI thought this will be refreshing. I blame the song choice because i think it was pitched under her voice that most of her notes were sharp, if not overly wrought. I wish she had chosen a different song. 6.5

5. IN MY LIFE
Joshua Davis
Team ADAM

– This is the kind of performance Joshua should always do. His vocals were undeniably smooth, silky and beautifully phrased. 7

4. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
Sawyer Fredericks
Team PHARRELL

– While the production is a little distracting, this is a refreshing kind of performance from Sawyer. His vocals were decent but solid. But what I like here the most is the groove is pretty tight and the vocals were really front and center. 7

3. EVERYBODY HURTS
Koryn Hawthorne
Team PHARRELL

– Despite the fact that her vocals were not perfect, you just wouldn’t care afterwards because of the way she delivered this song. It was genuine, quiet and beautiful. Her phrasing got a little muddled especially when she became a little too involved with the song but the solid, fiery quality in her voice just sold it to me. Really nice! 7.5

2. AMAZING GRACE
Meghan Linsey
Team BLAKE

– There’s a beauty in that acoustic breakaway in the beginning that I thought was magical and lovely. It felt really ethereal to the point that I didn’t really mind if once again Blake Shelton is trying to play the religion card. This was beautifully performed with Meghan’s vocals winning over the emotions and she didn’t overwrought the tired song choice ha. It was simple and honest at its best. 7.5

1. DIRTY DIANA
Kimberly Nichole
Team CHRISTINA

– Was it her best performance? No. Was it the right song choice? Maybe. But Kimberly definitely entertained me. With her powerful vocals, great stage presence and command, and the undeniably winning performance.. this easily catapulted at the top of this week’s best performance. It was powerful, dynamic and entertaining! Great stuff here! 8

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PREDICTION:
(for Elimination)

INDIA CARNEY (Team Christina)

The Voice US 8: Top 8 – Results

The Voice US 8 - Results

This is pretty close and interesting. I am pretty of three people who are safe especially with their strong showing in the itunes chart but I am not sure who will for in the Bottom 3 and sing for the save!

Jason Derulo performs tonight. As well as this singer named, Rozzi Crane. And a country singer named Lee Brice also performs with kne of the artist.

Now on to the results.

SAFE

Joshua Davis (Team Adam)
Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
Meghan Linsey (Team Blake)
Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina)
Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell)

Wow, I was expecting Koryn will fall in the bottom especially with a poor showing in the itunes chart but I guess the song choice, impressive performance and pimp spot helped her gain votes on texts and online. Didn’t expect Corey Kent White to fall victim at this spoit though. I was actually thinking the bottom will be either any 3’s of Koryn, Meghan, India and Hannah.

BOTTOM 3

HANNAH KIRBY
Radioactive
Team BLAKE

– What the f is happening here? Wow. She started off pitch and end the whole performance off pitch as well. The whole thing was shaky and her vocals were forced and unpleasant. Also, did she suck out of the melody of the song? 3.5

COREY KENT WHITE
Somebody Like You
Team BLAKE

– I never thought he will sing for tonight and for a save song, this is pretty safe and okay. The vocals were fine but nothing really something that says “save me”. There is nothing convincing to here that allows the audience to root for him. He is pretty though. 6

INDIA CARNEY
Human
Team CHRISTINA

– The vocals here are shaky an dshe hit a couple of bummed notes especially going to the transition from her low to the high notes. A couple of wobbly notes too. But out of three this was probably the better song choice. 6.5

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RESULTS:

INDIA CARNEY (Team Christina) is INSTANTLY SAVED!

ELIMINATED:
Corey Kent White (Team Blake)
Hannah Kirby (Team Blake)

The Voice US 8: Live Shows (Top 8)

This is a rocky live show performance night for me. There are shining moments here but why do I feel like the overall scenario felt too dark. Is it because there’s too much ballads tonight? Haha.

Anyway, Matt McAndrew performed his new single tonight. Also, Blake Shelton took centerstage with his song, “Sangria”. Seriously, even in songs, Blake is drunk? Well he sings about alcohol though. You know what I mean. Haha.

Now onto the show and this is turning to be an interesting one for the results show tomorrow.

[8] Sawyer Fredericks
Simple Man
Team PHARRELL

– Sawyer bore me to death tonight. His vocals got swallowed up by the band big time and the performance as whole didn’t really made anything groundbreaking nor gave us something different from what we used to seeing from him. He is just so lucky that he really is a crowd favorite that even if I think he farts on stage, he will still chart high on itunes and be safe. Sawyer has people and even if his performances were lackluster, boring and underwhelming. 4

[7] Hannah Kirby
We Don’t Need Another Hero
Team BLAKE

– This just didn’t go nowhere no? I mean the repetitive verses, the vocals that tends to shout each and every end line and I feel like her performance just went into circles. Good thing, it is the only midtempo of the night but I wish she took advantage of that. 5

[6] Meghan Linsey
Something
Team BLAKE

– Wow. Meghan just drained the energy out of this performance big time. The whole performance is yet again super exhausting to the point that halfway, I really want it to end already. The over the top vocals, the high registers were too much.. even the dynamics felt dragging. Yes, her vocals were top notch as I thought she hit mostly her notes well but the overall was just unbearable. 5.5

[5] Meghan Nichole
Creep
Team CHRISTINA

– Again, Meghan sounded fine and that is not surprising anymore but the overall impact of the performance lacks that emotions that it needed. It was purely technicals to the point that at the end of her performance, I really didn’t care. Oh, also, I wish she gave a shoutout to the Postmodern Jukebox & Haley Reinhart on the live show because clearly the arrangement is a ripped of from them. 6.5

[4] Corey Kent White
When I See You Smile
Team BLAKE

– On paper, this is an epic fail waiting to happen. But somehow, Corey made the best out of the odd song choice and gave a vocals that was quite fine and refreshing from him. This is not his best performance at all but in the span of 3 live shows, this is best to date. I just wish Blake would be more invested on him because clearly with the song choices he is giving him, it shows that he prefers Hannah and Meghan more. 7

[3] Koryn Hawthorne
Girl On Fire
Team PHARRELL

– Koryn delivered a stunning, slowed down version of this Alicia Keys’ hit. But even if the vocals here were really good, it also felt dragging and tired. I feel like the whole arrangement took so much time before it finally take off to a climax that didn’t really happen at all. Also, there is so much rawness to this delivery that somehow showed some of her vocal flaws. Nonetheless, this is still solid but I’m not sure if this will resonate well with the audience. 7.5

[2] India Carney
Over The Rainbow
Team CHRISTINA

– India delivered a restraint that was needed from her. A bombast of raw emotions and the dynamics that perfectly suited with her runs and adlibs on the song. This is a solid and strong case of variety (almost) from India. The vocals here also sounded really nice and even if there are parts that are shaky, I didn’t mind. 8

[1] Joshua Davis
Fields Of Gold
Team ADAM

– Easily, Adam’s lone artist won the night. This is right in his wheelhouse and Joshua didn’t do too much because this kind of performance is what resonates hims to the audience. He is really a good storyteller when it comes to singing. But more than that, his vocals here are really tender and sublime. Really good stuff from Joshua who picked up a strong performance after a disastrous one from last week. 8

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PREDICTION:
(for Elimination)

HANNAH KIRBY (Team Blake)
KORYN HAWTHORNE (Team Pharrell)

The Voice US 8: Top 10 – Results

The Voice US 8 - Results

Last night’s performance show is an underwhelming one for me. I never really enjoyed most of the performances and I know they can do better. In this show, one poor performance can send you home and it had happened multiple times already especially with some front runners getting the early boots.

Now who will be safe and who will sing for that 5 minute Twitter Save. Let us see..

SAFE

Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell)
Corey Kent White (Team Blake)
Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
India Carney (Team Christina)
Meghan Linsey (Team Blake)
Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina)
Hannah Kirby (Team Blake)

Yet again, Hannah Kirby dodged a bullet after that messy and shouty performance last night. Wow. But I think this is the right call for the bottom 3, although if I will base it last night, Deanna Johnson should be safe over Hannah.

BOTTOM 3

Rob Taylor - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

ROB TAYLOR
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of Bay
Team CHRISTINA

– Vocals were weak. The phrasing was terrible. This is meh. 5

Deanna Johnson - Help Me Make It Through The Night

DEANNA JOHNSON
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Team ADAM

– Witty song title! Lol. Last week was miles better. This time, it sounded really nervous and her vocals were uneven. Halfway, it felt lazy as well. 5.5

Joshua Davis - I Won't Back Down

JOSHUA DAVIS
I Won’t Back Down
Team ADAM

– The better vocals out of the three. He sounded pretty decent albeit sleepy. Wow, Joshua needs to find a way to completely engage his audience without making them fall asleep. 6.5

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RESULTS:

JOSHUA DAVIS (Team Adam) is INSTANTLY SAVED!

ELIMINATED:
Rob Taylor (Team Christina)
Deanna Johnson (Team Adam)