The Voice “Semifinal Eliminations” Review

To borrow from the always creative Tom Haverford of Parks & Rec, The Voice and I are dunzo. I’m more passionate about who I don’t want to win than I am about who I want to win this competition. I suppose I should revisit the events that have led me to this soured disposition.

The finals are approaching, which meant four contestants had to depart the competition this week. Survival depended on a combination of votes from the judges and the viewing audience. What started as a really strong group of contenders has been reduced to a motley crew of varying abilities.

The episode was not a complete disappointment as we finally got to revisit with some of our favoritevoices from season 1. Dia Frampton is the only artist from the inaugural season of The Voice in my iPod, so I was thrilled that she was the night’s first performance. I enjoyed the song and I am so glad that Kid Cudi did not require a track to lip synch his rap. For that, I will forgive his haircut that is straight out of my early 1990s middle school yearbook. The staging for Dia’s performance bore a striking resemblance to the Secret deodorant commercial featuring Jenni Pulos from Bravo’s Flipping Out. I guess that’s par for the course. It wouldn’t be The Voice if the stage did not remind you of something wholly unrelated to the song being performed or at the very least leave you scratching your head and thinking WTF? Read More... 


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