The Voice – Top Ten Perform

The_Voice_logoTop Ten time! This wasn’t my favorite week, guys. Last week, I wasn’t surprised or disappointed to see Josh and Jonny get eliminated. I like most of the top ten on this season of The Voice, but the song choices this week just weren’t for me.

Austin singing “Your Love” (Team Blake)
I enjoy Austin, but didn’t like this song and thought this was probably his weakest performance. It was rough around the end, and it wasn’t a good fit for him at all.

Jacquie singing “Clarity” (Team Christina)
I loved seeing Christina and little Jacquie do yoga together. You can tell how much Christina loves Jacquie and has a special connection with her. Jacquie had a rough start with “Clarity”, and the falsetto stuff wasn’t her best. But once she was belting it out, she sounded a lot better. I think Jacquie will only get better as she gets older. Overall, I thought it was a good performance.

Will singing “Love Me Again” (Team Adam)
A baby! Aww. That’s worth a couple votes. I like Will, and I really enjoyed the song. He sang it like he wrote it, and just really nailed the performance. It was fun.

Caroline singing “Leaving on a Jet Plane” (Team Cee Lo)
I didn’t love this song choice, which was a choice from Caroline. I mean… she sang it at camp. It probably should have stayed there. It’s just so cheesy, and even with Caroline’s beautiful voice I couldn’t get into it. She sang flawlessly though.

Cole singing “To Be With You” (Team Blake)
I enjoy Cole, very much. I wasn’t sure I’d dig this song, honestly only because the awful Westlife cover version from 2003 was played ALL OVER the radio when I was a teenager and I hated it. But I tried to push that from my head and enjoy Cole’s version.

Tessanne singing “If I Were Your Woman” (Team Adam)
Oh Tessanne. This might have been my favorite performance from her. It was perfect – strong and sassy and powerful and vulnerable. Tessanne looked, sounded and performed like a star. (And a shout-out to the props department. I always love the great stage shows The Voice does, and this was beautiful.)

Ray singing “You Are the Best Thing” (Team Blake)
Hmm. Ray LaMontagne has a deeper, more gravelly, soulful voice than this Ray. So here, I thought the song had too much of a wedding singer vibe. It was too smooth and disconnected, I felt like it lacked grit and emotion. It was too happy.

James singing “Without You” (Team Adam)
I think James has been pretty inconsistent so far. He’s had amazing weeks and terrible weeks. This is a practically impossible song, and I had NO idea how he’d do with it. I mean, Mariah Carey has covered this. James actually did pretty well. I think it was a stretch, but he did it.

Kat singing “We Belong” (Team Cee Lo)
Love Pat Benetar. I was definitely rooting for Kat here, and I liked the theatrics. Unfortunately, her voice was a little off in places. (Flat? I thought it sounded flat a lot.) Is it just me, or was it kind of boring? I had high hopes, and it was just kind of…yep. I wonder if she was distracted by the choreography, because I thought her vocals lacked her usual energy.

Matthew singing “Beneath Your Beautiful” (Team Christina)
I was not surprised that Matthew got the pimp spot this week. I loved that Christina also did yoga with Matthew. This was a good song choice for him following last week’s “Hallelujah”. It’s younger, more current, and romantic. Matthew started off a little shaky, like the song was too low for him. He was better on the chorus, and the rest of the song was fantastic. I wish the beginning had been smoother, but I still think this kid is a star.


  1. Tessanne
  2. Matthew
  3. James
  4. Will
  5. Cole
  6. Caroline
  7. Jacquie
  8. Kat
  9. Austin
  10. Ray

This is hard – according to my rankings, Austin and Ray should be eliminated. And I guess that’s what I really do think – but I don’t hugely dislike them. I wish Jacquie had scored better this week, because she’s still one of my favorites. She and Caroline had crappy weeks, unfortunately. What did you guys think?


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1 Response to The Voice – Top Ten Perform

  1. Alex says:

    Ray needs to be eliminated last week. It’s not that he’s the worst singer ever but he’s nowhere close to being in the same league as the rest of the top 10. I thought Caroline’s performance was the 3rd best of the night. In theory it should have been horrible. She chose the song. The week before everyone was picking more current songs, she chose Bob Freaking Denver. While a HOFer he was never considered cool or hip. She stuck to her guns and what she believed instead of tying to be a sell out and pick songs she thought would play to the fans, much like Casidee Pope. And yet somehow it worked. It was sweet and pretty. She dug herself a hole and made it work. That showed a lot more confidence in her artistry then many of the others.

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