2 Artists hit #1 on the pop charts from Mondays performances: Tony Lucca and Juliet Simms. Will this be enough to save them?
We won’t find out until after Jessie J finishes performing “Domino” with Team Xtina. I love when they have artists that can actually SING on these singing competition shows. Sometimes they have artists that are just performers with terrible vocals. Not tonight. Jessis J is an amazing vocalist. When Team Xtina joins her onstage, you can tell they are their to have fun lending background vocalists. Afterwards we catch a glimpse of Arsenio Hall in the audience. Cool.
America’s Saves for Team Adam: Mathai, Tony Lucca and Pip Andrew, leaving Kim Yarbrough, Katrina Parker and Karla Davis to sing for the save.
America’s Saves for Team Cee Lo: Juliet Simms, Jamar Rogers, and James Massone, leaving Erin Martin, Chessa and Tony Vincent to sing for the save.
Kim Yarbrough singing “Spotlight” by Jennifer Hudson – this is a perfect song for her. I feel her and Jennifer Hudson have similar styles of singing. She gave a solid performance but I really don’t don’t think this performance is going to save her. The stress was very apparent on her face.
Karla Davis singing “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt – I think this is Karla’s best performance. This is a familiar song as Lex Land sang this for her Blind Audition. Karla showed better control of the melody than last night’s performance. It was a really good rendition that left Adam smiling.
Katrina Parker singing “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt – she again looks and has an Adele feel about her. I think this was an awesome song choice. Her delivery was clean and she was extremely consistent. And towards the end her vocals hit a very cool point.
Blake – Katrina; Xtina – Katrina; Cee Lo – Katrina
The final decision is for Adam Levine. He tells them that its huge that millions of people have seen them perform. He admits that if he was on the show, he doesn’t know if he could win it. He says he isn’t going to be emotional about it and he announces Katrina Parker has the win. He rushes up there for one last hug with Kim and Karla. Karla’s last words are for the people behind the scenes: hair and makeup and the band, Kim thanks everyone for an amazing experience.
Team Cee Lo
Tony Vincent singing “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics – This gives me a dark Manson vibe. He would be perfect as Jack Skellinton in a Nightmare Before Christmas live action broadway play. I feel like for him, though his vocals are on point, this is too dark for this type of a reality singing competition.
Chessa singing “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen – This time I feel like her low register works for her. She is singing an awesome ballad. I still don’t know if this will work out in her favor. She belts out this song and totally kills it. She also got aggressive, which is something that Cee Lo loves.
Erin Martin singing “Your Song” by Elton John – this is the best performance she has given in this competition. And she looks amazing. I didn’t recognize her without all of the fancy hairdos. Favorite line is “I know its not much but it’s the best I can do.” She has probably gotten the worst rap during this whole competition, with people saying that she didn’t belong in the competition. But she has her fans folks and they do support her. Tonight I will say this was her best performance. She really does have a chance in the industry.
Adam – Chessa; Blake – Chessa; Xtina – Chessa
The final pick goes to Cee Lo. He says how much they mean to him and he apologizes to everyone for not being able to say enough. He throws out the word “veteranism”. He says his mind says Tony but his heart says Chessa. I think saying it that was was a little dirty. It made Tony think that he was in the competition. Cee Lo ends the night with an “I love my people”
We have 16 artists left in the competition! Tonight was sad to see more artists go. I wish them well.
Do you agree with the decisions the coaches made tonight?
Who has the strongest team now?
I am going to have to go with Team Cee Lo and Team Xtina on this one. But who knows? We will find out next week!!