The Voice “Live Performances, Week 1? Review

Live performances on The Voice are finally here. I would like to begin by personally thanking Cee Lo Green for the debut of his new look. The wig, long earring and pajama-like red ensemble = perfection. The only thing better than Cee Lo’s outfit was presence of Betty Freakin’ White.

Team Blake and Christina were first up for live performances.

Team Blake

Bon Jovi’s "Living on a Prayer" is a classic song. If I had a nickel for every time I belted that tune out at one of my favorite dive bars, I’d be wealthy. Not Mega Millions wealthy but not too shabby. Not only did we get new clothes for the judges this week, we also got the introduction of special effects during the performances. Jermaine kicked it off with an ascension from the ground as he began his performance. I liked Jermaine’s performance but I didn’t love it. Don’t get me wrong, Jermaine can sing. There is no doubt about his immense talent. I have to agree with Christina that there was a disconnect with the song. Jermaine’s voice is almost too perfect for a song that I think is better delivered with a little bit of grime and dirt. Blake is such a song selection wild card. Depending on the selection, I either love his choices or suspect that he’s trying to sabotage his artist. None of the selections by the other judges invoke such feelings. Perhaps Blake is some sort of evil genius. Giving Jermaine such a widely recognized song may earn a few new fans that would not have otherwise been drawn to his R&B-influenced sound. Read More... 


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