The Voice 2014 Top 8 Performance Show Recap: It Was Quite The Sleepy Night| May 6, 2014 at 12:32 AM EST
The Voice 2014 Top 8 took the stage Monday night. I think, so anyway. Because I may or may not have fallen asleep in the middle of it all. OK, I’m joking. I did not actually fall asleep. But I bet a lot of people did. It was an incredibly boring night.
As always, I’ll be reviewing each of the performances and assigning a letter grade to each.
Sisaundra Lewis, “River Deep Mountain High.” That was a great performance for Sisaundra. Perfect song choice, perfect performance. It was full of great energy and her vocals were as solid as they always are. I think it was a great way to open the show, but would have been a better way to close the show. Grade: A+
Josh Kaufman, “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Well the vocals ere good, but the energy was miserable. It was so slow and so boring and I wanted to go to sleep. Or eat glass. I’m not sure which. And on top of the boring pace, he didn’t really make me believe the performance. It was karaoke to me. I didn’t get emotion from him when it’s an emotional song. Grade: B
Kat Perkins, “Get Lucky.” I thought this was weird song choice for her, but she handled it way better than I thought she would. The chorus did sound a little weird and monotone with that arrangement, but her energy was fantastic. Again, I think there are tons of better song choices, but it was all decent. Grade: B
Kristen Merlin, “I Drive Your Truck.” Well this was a stupid song choice? Why can’t people stuck with really well-known songs to try to sway voters they might not get on a normal night? I mean her vocals were as solid and effortless as ever, but I was not a fan of the song. It was boring and I just don’t know if anyone knows it. Grade: B
Devlin Choice, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Are you kidding me? This song? In 2014? After it’s been performed on every singing show at least 3 times? Horrible choice. I can’t even accurately grade this performance. His vocals are good. So I’ll just give him an A+ on vocals and an F on song choice to get a deserving average. Grade: B-
Audra McLaughlin, “Forgive.” I again have no idea what this song is and why it was chosen. It was obscure, boring and I don’t know. Why do people on this show pick such blah songs? It actually upsets me that I have to watch it and be bored. Grade: B-
Jake Worthington, “Hillbilly Deluxe.” I don’t get the Jake love. I really don’t. I can barely understand him when he talks, so I certainly can’t when he sings. He needs to enunciate just a little bit more. He just misses the mark for me. I don’t want to hear someone I can’t understand. I don’t like it at all. Grade: C
Christina Grimmie, “How to Love.” Why not finish the night with a slow, drab boring song. Good job, The Voice. Are you trying to kill your viewership? I mean are you serious? I mean Christina is a great singer and a great performer, but I can’t handle how boring this episode as. Grade: A-
What were your favorite performances of the night?
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