Armchair Musician: 'The Voice,' Week Six

There's a lot to talk about surrounding NBC's The Voice this week, and it's a credit to the show that this is the first time I've had more to discuss about what's off screen than what's on stage. It's a refreshing change of pace from the American Idol hype or the debacle regarding the not-yet-even-aired X Factor.

In the ring, we were treated to the best overall set of battle rounds since the first ones; I'm still always going to be partial to the magic that was Tim Mahoney and Casey Weston, but Jeff Jenkins and Casey Desmond delivered a fantastic rendition of one of my favorite karaoke songs, Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me." I've screwed that song up more than once, so even I was learning something from the pointers coach Adam Levine was dishing out, and being that I'm partial to the track I was also looking for a great battle. As Jeff was one of only two artists to get all four judges' attention at blind auditions, he was expected to do well, but I was pleasantly surprised by how Casey held her own with him. It was no shock that she lost the battle, but she certainly garnered my respect, and I'm sure this won't be the last we hear from her. Read More...


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