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@lkim65 @digitalpunkdiva Simply put for you she did not develop a large enough fanbase with an emotional connection to pull her up over less talented performers. Who she is musically determines marketability, direction and opportunity. She is always going to be able to work in the industry but to break out she has to have fans that will pay to see her.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Voice – Results Video – Top 6 – 12/04/2012
Watching Amanda I thought she was technically proficient and probably the best singer but hard to connect with on an emotional level. I still don't know who she is musically except for being extremely talented. I'm not surprised she was in the bottom but I did think Nick and Melanie were going to go before she did. I think Nick's fans felt more of a heart connection to him and pulled him up into the final four. Surprised Terry has so many fans he's kinda boring.
He's got that warm soothing tone made for adult contemporary. Great snuggle bunny song.
1 year, 7 months ago on Nicholas David – Over The Rainbow – The Voice
Wow! Ok He's not going to win. But at least he got some attention. Solid!
1 year, 7 months ago on Trevin Hunte – And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going) – The Voice
Great voice. She needs a bit more personality. Somehow her stage presence doesn't match up with the talent in her voice.
1 year, 7 months ago on Amanda Brown – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – The Voice
She's probably the most marketable talent. I like her. I like her voice. But she has a limited range and a very shallow bottom register which undermines the big rock star sound she desperately wants to project. She needs some safe peppy little pop tunes that's don't make her sound like a watered down cranberry or sounds like indie artiste of the day.
1 year, 7 months ago on Cassadee Pope – Are You Happy Now? – The Voice
Very weak cover. Marvin Gaye was an exceptional singer/songwriter and this tune is outside of Nick's ability. He needed to rework the song or not sing the song. I don't think its a good song choice for tv. Nick is talented but from the other side of the screen the set was boring. Something MG was definitely not.
1 year, 7 months ago on Nicholas David – What’s Going On – The Voice
Amanda has a good voice. I just don't know who she is as a singer. She's trying really hard but the song arrangement doesn't sell me. She might have the wrong coach.
1 year, 7 months ago on Amanda Brown – Someone Like You – The Voice
Great performance. I think out of the pack this year and thus far she has the most versatility. If she can find a really strong production writing team she is totally ready for today's market.
1 year, 8 months ago on Cassadee Pope – Over You – The Voice
He has way more charm and poise than vocal ability. He is still young and a lot of male singers really arrive in their 30's so he has some time to mature. Being cute will only get you so far. I see him more as an actor with singing ability.
1 year, 8 months ago on Dez Duron – Feeling Good – The Voice
Like her voice. Good strong clean, nuanced. Don't know if she's star. Definitely a very good singer.
1 year, 8 months ago on Sylvia Yacoub – Girl On Fire – The Voice
Good voice. Not sure about the song with the costumes and moves.
1 year, 8 months ago on Cody Belew – Crazy In Love – The Voice
Nice. Not very memorable. Not feeling star power here.
1 year, 8 months ago on Bryan Keith – New York State of Mind – The Voice
I think this gig is his "therapy". Will, should have just hooked up with him on an EP. He is talented but I would rather some of the unknowns got a shot.
2 years, 2 months ago on Tyler James – Sign Your Name – The Voice UK – Video
Battle round is an odd concept. Its kinda like a chorus line screening only for vocalists and it doesn't work very because of all the different styles and genre's. However you still need a way to whittle down the pool from 40 plus singers. Instead of a duet I say let em all sing a song and get scored individually and drop the weakest 5 from the team at the get go.
2 years, 2 months ago on ‘The Voice’ to Add Spinning Chairs to Battle Rounds; New Judges for Spring Season
Maybe its the water in the UK. The strangeness isn't her singing its the audience responding to her singing that's scary. I'm afraid she's headed to the looney bin if they drop her cause the reaction is totally disproportionate to her actual level of ability. Sad.
2 years, 2 months ago on Ruth Brown – Next To Me – The Voice UK – Video
Dave's sophmore album is really mediocre. Every track is virtually identical and tending towards pop-cheese.He would be wise try and find a label that will allow him to work with a strong producer. I'd like to see him get his Indie edge back rather than support him selling treacle.
2 years, 2 months ago on David Cook dropped by RCA Records
What! WTF! How did that happen? Did Carson read that right? oooh. Talk about underdog. Maybe its the shiny head. May extraterrestrials were watching and voted. Can we see how they arrived at that number.
LOL Oh well.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Voice 2 – Finale Results – Live Blog – May 8, 2012
@hrstump By develop I mean really coach them into another level of performance. Not interested in the life story so much as taking a raw talent or under performing talent show the process of development. Not the sob stories. Maybe save voting for the last two weeks when they are more polished.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Voice Season 2 Final Performances
Nicely done. None of them would have been my choice for the finals. Don't know if this format really does the talent justice since yeah, they find good voices then spend six weeks eliminating then instead of actually developing them. Oh well.
Very good. Until tonight he was kinda marginal. It took him a long time to get animated and deliver. I'm not so sure though he has a broad range of material he can do yet. He's a little bit too nervous (high strung) for me now but he may grow out of it.
2 years, 2 months ago on Chris Mann – You Raise Me Up – The Voice Video MP3
Nice man with a "nice voice" which is completely non distinct which is why he prolly was a great backup singer. School of screamy the endy. Ouch!
2 years, 2 months ago on Jermaine Paul – I Believe I Can Fly – The Voice Video MP3
I think he screams...because no one told him to stop. LOL Seriously. No one has stepped up and said. "You have to be careful of over singing and less is more. Be careful with your runs." Isn't what what the judge/critics are supposed to to do? Now its too late.
2 years, 2 months ago on Joshua Ledet – To Love Somebody – American Idol 11 Top 5 Video MP3
@greenhelium @Mikhail XO @IdleTime Juliet doesn't record well or translate to radio friendly. Great liver performer but I don't see her as other than an opening act. The finals are a snoozefest now.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Voice 2 – Semifinals – Results – Live Blog – May 1, 2012
Crystal Ball says Tony, Juliet, Lindsey and Jermaine. Not my very favorites but Juliet and Lindsey been sellin like hotcakes on Itunes!
No superstars here. Good performers when not stressed to hell. Too bad the two performers I'd like to see in the finals now are on the same team. Jamar and Juliet. They are the most compelling even when not perfect. I don't know if Katrina can have a hit. Lindsey needs a little bit of time to develop and also stop singing to her shoes and her guitar.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Voice Season 2: The Semifinals
Lindsey is a small venue player. Big tent stuff will bury her vocals unless she has some stripped acoustics sets. She may learn with practice how to add volume to her voice. For now nothing over about 500 seats in a club is what she should aim for.
2 years, 2 months ago on Lindsey Pavao – Skinny Love – The Voice Video MP3
Katrina needed a lot more oomph in her voice for the arrangement. She sounds tight where she needed to let loose and use her lower register. Not a great song choice for the semi-finals. Its something you sing in the middle of a set not open or close with.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Voice 2 – Semifinals – Live Blog Recap
"You came in and murdered that song." Xtina Oh yes! He did murder it. Hahaha! What funny woman.
I like Jamar. He is at least on key, compelling and delivers a clean professional product. Just the right touches. He may not win but at least he is compelling. I hope he gets picked up by a major company. If he can get a hit under his belt he has a shot t the long term.
@Mikhail XO Yep. totally agree. Wrong key and straining all the way. She blew it.
Not bad. A second string talent. He's a novelty act. He has some serious flaws in his voice and delivery that are problematic and I suspect is the reason he is not with a top tier opera company now.. But he could win if the public buys into his act. But I don't see him selling records.
2 years, 2 months ago on Chris Mann – Ave Maria – The Voice Video MP3
O my!. He's animated. Well as much as he can be.
2 years, 2 months ago on Tony Lucca – How You Like Me Now – The Voice Video MP3
He has an amazing voice and stage presence. But I find his material weak, dated and uninteresting. I wish he would get over himself and deliver what he is capable of. The 80's are over.
2 years, 2 months ago on American Idol – Adam Lambert Set to Perform on May 17
He's better...off without... her. She should go her own way. LOL
2 years, 2 months ago on Matt and Sueleen – Go Your Own Way – The Voice UK – Live Show 1
Her voice is fine. I suspect she might be tone deaf and not used to singing with a band. Needs coaching. She's not a sophisticated or polished singer so she's falling back on raw emotion when she should be restrained.I totally get that warm alto tone Sir Tom and the public like, but I don't think she's going to get enough time to develop into a better singer on the show.
2 years, 2 months ago on Ruth Brown – Get Here – The Voice UK – Live Show 1
I like it. But then I like industrial and metal. Nice change from smarmy, drippy ballads.
2 years, 2 months ago on Adam Isaac – All My Life – The Voice UK – Live Show 1
Her tone is nice. Needs to learn how to sing. The song is too big for her now. She's got that teenage whine going on.
2 years, 2 months ago on Frances Wood – Ain’t Nobody – The Voice UK – Live Show 1
Well the new hairdo took about 30 years off of her!
2 years, 2 months ago on Joelle Moses – I’m Going Down – The Voice UK – Live Show 1
Competent. At least he looks better.
2 years, 2 months ago on Tony Lucca – Baby One More Time – The Voice Video MP3
2 years, 3 months ago on Aundrea Nyle vs Sam Buttery – A Little Less Conversation – The Voice UK – Battles 1
Sir Tom has a thing for fat bottomed girls! Really!
2 years, 3 months ago on Deniece Pearson vs Ruth Brown – No One – The Voice UK – Battles 1
They got everything they needed and more from that show. Tyra needs to move on now that she has a fortune from the franchises. The franchises are actually better than the original IMO. Good that she recognizes her format is stale.
2 years, 3 months ago on Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander fired from America’s Next Top Model
"Even on The Voice, America doesn’t seem to like female singers. Heh." Now now. I'm betting on an all girl finale. Lindsey Vs Juliet or Raelynn. :D
2 years, 3 months ago on The Voice 2 – Quarterfinals Round 1 – Results – Live Blog – April 17, 2012
Bye Erin...0/ Waves.
@bwatt27 Yeah all the signs are in Lindsey favor. It would be very very strange for Xtina not to have Lindsey in the final. In the long run I think she did Jesse a bigger favor by giving him underdog status and creating a controversy than if he just warbled off into the sunset. Keep in mind the "best" singers rarely win this type of talent show.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Voice – Instant Elimination – Results Shocker- 04/16/2012
@Idolwild Its all about the money. Jesse is not going to sell a lot of records out the box. Unarguably he was the best singer on the show. However he may have, like the other eliminated singers gotten what he needed as far a showcase and picked up enough fans get a deal and make a living. She may have done him a favor in the end.
Vocals are lazy. Too bad. Overall she's likeable. Not seeing versatile.
2 years, 3 months ago on Lindsey Pavao – Part of Me – The Voice Video MP3
Breathy, pitchy and completely awesome. Evil queen Xtina just made Jessie so not an old dude singing a sad song. Kudos evil queen for making Jesse modern and relevant.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jesse Campbell – Halo – The Voice Video MP3
She reminds a lot a lot of Tanya Tucker when Tanya was 16. Same sort of sass. Hopefully different more better outcome. Tanya's career was solid till it went out of control. Points for showmanship and likability.
2 years, 3 months ago on RaeLynn – She’s Country – The Voice Video MP3
James is tween dream. Quick find him a boy band or a sitcom. No more body shop for youuuuuu. He is everything parents want their daughters to fantasize about and soon he'll be rich LOL!
2 years, 3 months ago on The Voice 2 Live Round 2 – iTunes Studio Recordings – Review
Her voice is awesome for her age. But her songs are all too old, and the image projected too affected to connect to her own age group.She's a prefab diva. Take the long view, she doesn't project youth, or fun. Being propped up on the piano like she's in a Vegas lounge doesn't help. What I don't feel from her is "freshness".
2 years, 3 months ago on Jessica Sanchez – Stuttering – American Idol 11 Top 7 Video MP3
Anyone up against Sir Tom Jones was going down. LOL!
2 years, 3 months ago on Simon Cowell concedes defeat to The Voice
Odd Pip wasn't in the bottom. I don't find him engaging. Sort of like a little robot at a Disney attraction. Adam's mistake was developing a technically proficient team, mostly lacking in charisma. I think Katrina was in the bottom because she is middle of the road. If I had to guess she was exactly 4th in total votes behind Pip. He doesn't have a breakout star such as Lindsey, Juliet, Raelynn or Jesse or Jamar. He has a house of above average competent singers veering into the milky land of forgettable Adult Contemporary .
Cheesa is canon fodder. For a young girl with a strong voice its an excellent opportunity to learn her craft.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Voice 2 Round 2 – Team Adam & Team Cee Lo – Results – Live Blog – April 10, 2012
Reminds me of a fiery Kim Carnes from back in the day! ( Bette Davis Eyes). Cee Lo did a great job fitting songs for his team. Her voice breaks perfectly for the song she sang. Awesome!
2 years, 3 months ago on Juliet Simms – Roxanne – The Voice – Video MP3
Whoa! Great job! The mentoring has definitely improved her delivery. I don't think she can win. But I do think she is deserving of a career. This is a great start for her.
2 years, 3 months ago on Cheesa – Don’t Leave Me This Way – The Voice – Video MP3
The original was by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in the 70's and was covered in the 80's by Simply Red. I am old enough to have had both copies. Joshua is an old school gospel singer. If he would stop screaming and rein in his runs he would be a better musician. Screeching is annoying. His voice is good but age is telling and he lacks the control and "taste" that come with experience. Patti Labelle knows where to plant the wail for effect and when to pull back into intimacy. He might given time and a good producer.
2 years, 3 months ago on Joshua Ledet – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – American Idol 11 Top 8 Video MP3
She's still growing. Her voice lacks power as it is still developing. On the live performance she's a bit forced up out of her range and going sharp. Her lower register needs some more work and that will come as she gets older. Very good for a teenager. But not better than the original. Fun. Her mentors and coaches could have helped her out more on this one.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jessica Sanchez – How Will I Know – American Idol Top 8 Video MP3
Her voice is more suited to blues/rock. It would have been more powerful as an acoustic performance. My take on her is she keeps reaching beyond her voice for the big performance without understanding how to make a song "work for her". Her voice is good. She's a classic example of a singer that needs a strong producer.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jordis Unga – Alone – The Voice Video MP3
Ok. Weird. I really like it. I really like Blake's uncanny ability to find the different the angled and the rich eccentricity in female performers. Is it pretty. No. wild- yes. This girl was like stock country wannabe. Then Blake happened to her and she is very strange country alt. Yeah I get it.
2 years, 3 months ago on RaeLynn – Wake Up Call – The Voice Video MP3
I could have that with coffee in the morning and some vanilla cream. Yum. Perfect no. Worthy Yes. What happens we'll all see. He set an impossible bar with his duet. Can he sell anything after the show? Dunno. So far haven't seen anyone else I'd pay for. Maybe Sera, Maybe Lindsey.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jesse Campbell – What a Wonderful World – The Voice Video MP3
Weird, entertaining, offbeat. Kinda refreshing from the usual glamma, diva sing it pretthy stuff. So let's give him some props for fun. Otherwise I have no idea WTH he was singing/rap but it was cool.
2 years, 3 months ago on Moses Stone – Stronger / Power – The Voice Video MP3
Looks like a winner!
2 years, 4 months ago on Elise Testone – Let’s Stay Together – American Idol 11 Top 12 – Video MP3
Alright! Great set from Xtina's House of Blues! I will give props to Xtina building a great R&B team. Geoff was awesome and should have won. But, Sera is more of a package. She has a great voice but she should have sung in her key not Aretha's. Geoff's voice as great as it is does not translate into the hip/hop soul market- where the money is. But I hope the experience gets him a niche contract with a smaller record label and some good gigs so he can make a living.
2 years, 4 months ago on Sera Hill and Geoff McBride – Chain of Fools – The Voice Battle Round
The show now has to maintain this level of performance excellence now. Absolutely amazing performance. In tune, in harmony and great show!
2 years, 4 months ago on Jesse Campbell vs. Anthony Evans – If I Ain’t Got You – The Voice Battle Round