Now there is a tactic we’ve never seen a coach use before. As The voiceSeason 20 blind auditions almost reached their end on Monday night, Blake Shelton jokingly hinted at a contestant who had auditioned a song from Maroon 5 that he shouldn’t be joining Team Kelly Clarkson because… well, look at what seat she’s in. “I do not say that [she] a Adam [Levine] pulled “, he smiles, but”he is gone, and she is sitting there. Did the cheeky strategy work? Read on and find out, as we review the performances of the last four singers to move on to battles.
Denisha Dalton (team legend), “Pillowtalk” – Rating: B- | This self-proclaimed con artist told us in her prior interview that she formed not one but two girl groups as a child and then lost confidence after moving to Nashville. She therefore hoped that a chair bump “would revive little Denisha”. But before the chairs even started to swivel, it looked like it was on fire. On the private parts of her cover of Zayn, the way she played with the notes and put a hint of tears in her voice really made you tip. Unfortunately, these songs were so good that it sounded less impressive when on the belt. The bigger the song, the messier its performance.
Awari (Team Nick), “weak” – Rating: B | A divorced dad of two, this former Air Force boom operator hoped, with his essay, to show his children that “Daddy is determined.” And that he had to have. On his SWV blanket, he poured notes as sweet as syrup drizzled over a stack of pancakes and demonstrated a range of raised eyebrows. I suspected we would hear a little lack of practice every now and then, but Kelly suggested that during his runs, “he wasn’t trying too hard, it was just really emotional. So maybe that was it; he was looking for feeling rather than precision.
Keegan Ferrell (Team Blake), “She will be loved” – Rating: B + | Initially billed as a blind audition, the 21-year-old, who was adopted after being left in a market alley in China, filled the room with smoke – just his voice. Keegan seemed to be struggling to hit Adam Levine’s high notes on the Maroon 5 classic, but he’s definitely got something. Hilariously, when throwing Keegan, Blake suggested that Kelly had Adam fired. In fact, since she also had a talk show on the network, NBC really stood for “Nothing But Clarkson,” Blake snapped. Funnier still, his tactic worked!
Ainae (Team Kelly), «Best Part»- Note: A- | In her “Getting to Know Yourself” segment, the 21-year-old said she was born into a musical family – marketing mum, sound engineer dad, grandmother running Twins Jazz. And it certainly made them proud. As she sang, I half expected to see light, fluffy clouds coming out of her mouth. Her voice was as light as a ray of sunshine. Once or twice she may have veered upward, but overall impressive. John even went so far as to equate his voice with that of Minnie Riperton.
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