BWW Recap - THE VOICE: Semifinalists, The Last Chance To Impress Before Finals
Welcome to the semifinals of THE VOICE! The night started out with the top five singing "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors to get the night started!! It was a wonderful performance and should have reminded the public of how talented the Top Five really is!!
Next week, the final three will sing in the finals, and we will find out who is the Voice.
First up was James Wolpert singing "With Or Without You" by U2. The song included amazing staging and showed off James killer vocals on amazingly iconic songs. Adam said that the performance beyond what he was even expecting. Blake talked about how strong the performance and that he might have just set the night. What a great way to start off the night!!
Next was Will Champlin singing "Carry On" by fun. Will did a wonderful job starting the song slow and stripped down, and then the stage turned into a city backdrop as the song picked up. Adam mentioned how big he's smiling which means that he had fun and knows he did well, which he did. CeeLo said he looked like he was feeling "swaggy" with his smile, he said the song was everything Will his and it was wonderful. Blake said that Will letting himself open up could take him far because we finally see who he is, and I completely agree!! Will may have turned my devotion from Team Xtina's Jacquie Lee to Team Adam's Will Champlin!
Jacquie Lee sang "Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin. This song showed off the soulfulness in Jacquie's voice, and showing how old her voice really is. It's always good to see such a powerful singer sing such a soulful song. Christina was completely blown away, and said that Jacquie did things she didn't even know. CeeLo agreed to Christina and was obviously just as blown away. Just when I think I've turned, she pulls me back in!! I guess it's good to have more than one favorite right?
Cole is next, singing Shameless, sung by Garth Brooks and written by Billy Joel. This song allowed Cole to add grit and rock to his voice that I haven't heard. He stepped out from behind his instrument and sang like a rockstar. Blake said that he did an incredible job and that Cole has figured out who he wants to be as singer. CeeLo said it was a great to see Cole sing it because he made it his own, and Cole is "now a household name." What do you guys think? Will he be in the finals?
I can't believe it's our final performance before eliminations and then final!! I feel like I just started writing the blind auditions! Tessanne Chin was up next, singing Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. Just when I thought Tessanne was out of the competition, she comes out and gives a showstopping performance, belting her heart out. Adam was absolutely speechless; he couldn't form a sentence about her performance. Finally he was able to say it was one of the most "flawless" performances on the show.
Now I have no idea who's going to the finals! I guess we'll find out together! To vote, you can vote online (it's so important tonight of all nights!!!) at nbc.com/thevoice or by buying their songs on iTunes, or call or text (if you have Sprint!). I'll see you guys tomorrow!!