Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 1:35 AM
I strongly agree with everyone who is praising or defending Cristina's blunt honesty. She doesn't come off mean to me, she comes off honest in a way that could help the singers going forward. If the coaches blow smoke up everyone's asses, what's the use? If they are still pitchy, boring, or riding on the coattails of someone else's Twitter fans, they won't go anywhere after the show is over. But if they get honest, real input here, maybe they can use it to actually improve, which will serve them well not only if they stay on this show, but in the rest of their careers. And she gives the same kind of feedback to the other coaches, when she thinks their contestants aren't being served by the song choice or some other element that the coach is supposed to be responsible for. Maybe if I didn't see what she was saying, I'd be more offended, but I really don't think she's doing it to sabotage the other teams. She gave a standing O to Juliet, and even when she's giving bad news, like with Pip, she seems sad and sympathetic while she does it. Good for her! Last week she was humble enough to admit that Ashley did better when she picked her own song, too, so she's also willing to give the contestants their due. And she never seems drunk or high during the show, whatever the rumors are about her behavior off camera.
I love Adam's sweater. I was surprised by how lackluster his team sounded, though. I really expected more.
After tonight, I am assuming Jamar will win.
I think Juliet would be the best Janis Joplin impersonator ever, but I understand why she's had 5 record deals that didn't stick. She's a throwback. A high quality one, but a throwback nonetheless.
I love Kim's voice but I agree she shouldn't have tried to do Adele. It's almost arrogant, and is doomed to fail. Even if you do it as well as Adele, the question becomes: why bother, when Adele already did that? Still, I hope Kim makes it, because I am crazy about her voice and I want to hear her do something that will be KIM.
I also like Katrina and Karla, even though I think Karla had a terrible night. She sounded great in the rehearsal footage, though, before Adam asked her to be Bertha or whatever. I love her casual look, but that dress was also killer. I'm not sure what song would have been better for Katrina, but I'd like to hear her sing again and I hope we get to find out.
I think Pip is Broadway and trying to make him something else is just sad. But the problem is that Broadway doesn't have a solo career potential, so Adam tried to change him so he'd "be successful." As a result, he came off blah.
I was happy when Christina called Mathia a lounge singer because that's my problem with her, too. Her voice is okay, but she is too stylized and sounds and looks totally empty and fake, to me. It makes her come off full of herself for no reason, which is sad because I think she could sound okay if she didn't seem like she was just posing but had nothing to say. She could grow into it, but somehow I think right now she's had no life experience to draw on.
Tony Lucca does nothing for me and never has, but I take it on faith that other people like him for some reason.
If it was up to me, on Adam's team I'd save Kim, Karla, and Katrina, and I guess Pip for the 4th spot, in hopes he'd be allowed to do what he's good at and land a role somewhere that would appreciate his skill set. People voted for Chris Mann, so it's possible that less popular styles of singing have a following on The Voice and that's good news for Pip at least as far as maybe giving him another week on this particular competition.
I find Chessa so physically beautiful that it's hard for me to be objective about her actual singing this week. I liked it more than I thought I would, for sure.
I actually thought CeeLo was smart to give James that song, because I do think it will amp up his popularity with the fanbase that he appeals to. I also thought it showed that CeeLo took to heart some of the criticism he's received for being self-indulgent and enamored with his own spectacle. I thought James himself came off better than I anticipated in the beginning of the song but then he was so off pitch in the latter part that it actually hurt to listen to it. I suspect he couldn't hear himself over the band and the screaming audience, but still-- ouch.
Tony Vincent does even less for me than Tony Lucca. I found myself tuning out completely during his performance.
I think Erin M has shown that she's a better model than singer and I am certain she'll be going home, so that's that.
On CeeLo's team I would say Jamar and Juliet are obviously going through. I I'd personally save Chessa and would rather give James another go rather than Tony because I find him at least a little unpredictable, but I have no idea which of those 3 CeeLo prefers. I suspect the voting will either pick James or Tony. If Erin doesn't leave, I'll be sad for all concerned.