My goodness. We won’t be getting to the season 22 live playoffs The voice for a while, and already contestants will be eliminated faster than these red chairs can even turn around. Five more singers got the nod on Tuesday — including one we didn’t even hear sing a note all night. Which one? Read on, we discuss.
Team Camila: Eric Who (Grade: C) defeated Sydney Kronmiller (Grade: B+) on “Paparazzi” | I’m not sure that giving this duo the balladized version of the hit they were so, um, gaga for was the coach’s best choice. It was low-energy, uninteresting, and mostly just featured that incredibly low register that made Sydney the obvious choice to go on. Eric, as colorful as his pink hair, was funny to watch but not funny enough to outdo Sydney’s superior voice. (Camila thought differently.) I’ll be surprised if he makes it over the knockouts.
Team Blake: Brayden Lape (Grade: C) def. Benny Weag (Grade: B) on Pretty Heart | The rehearsal made it sound like Benny had a distinct advantage over the inexperienced 15-year-old. However, Benny feared that Brayden’s twangier voice made him the front-runner. (It probably didn’t help that Blake suggested Brayden was as good as Taylor Swift at that age, he just didn’t realize it.) On stage, no, that was all Benny as far as I was concerned. I’m sure Brayden has a bright future ahead of him – and like Blake, I loved that little crack in his voice – but his older, infinitely more convincing competitor has undoubtedly won that battle. (Blake thought differently.)
Team Blake: Eva Ullman (Rating: B) def. Ansley Burns (Rating: N/A) on “Wildest Dreams” | Looks like poor Ansley choked up in her battle because we didn’t hear her sing a note in the heavily edited clip. For her part, Eva was more than fine, the little we got from her. But would either of us or her remember it in a week?
Team Legend: Morgan Taylor (Grade: B) defeated SOLsong (Grade: B) on “Die for You” | In this further abbreviated battle, the competitors seemed to be quite well matched. But citing Morgan’s trust, John kept her and dropped SOLsong (which my spelling autocorrect will forever be grateful for, I think).
Team Gwen: Daysia (Rating: C) def. Julia Aslani (Rating: N/A) on “Home” | In the last mini-battles of the night we couldn’t hear Julia sing alone at all, so I don’t introduce that went really well. Daysia has an absolutely beautiful voice and was in the spotlight for at least a second, but her excessive intonation kind of made her sound like a GPS robot singing at us.
Team Legend: Parijita Bastola (Grade: B+) def. The Marilynds (Grade: B) on “How Deep Is Your Love?” — The Marilynds Rescued by John | Didn’t bode well for Parijita when counselor Jazmine Sullivan suggested during rehearsal that the teen would be great in a few years if she came to herself. But on stage, while she took more liberties with the Bee Gees’ tune than I would have liked, she shone – and, more importantly, distinguished herself as a unique entity. The Marilynds sounded wonderful, but after Girl Named Tom their harmonies didn’t seem nearly as impressive.
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