The Voice Top 8 perform : Who Will Survive?

The Voice Top 8 perform : Who Will Survive?

There were performances galore tonight on The Voice, from the top 8 contestants, some coaches, and Nick Jonas.

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Let’s break down all of the performances from Monday night …

Matt McAndrew (Team Adam): Matt’s take on “The Blower’s Daughter,” a gorgeous ballad Blake had not even heard before, was a terrific match for him.

Soft, yet powerful and raw at times, he nailed it.

Damien (Team Adam): He emotion he infuses into his performance of Adele’s “Something Like You” earned him a standing ovation from the judges.

Craig Wayne Boyd (Team Blake): The Eagles’ “Take It Easy” was not the most challenging, or interesting, of songs for Craig, but he did his thing well.

Luke Wade (Team Pharrell): His spin on “Holding Back the Years” by Simply Red was a bit underwhelming to the coaches. We’ll see if Voice fans concur.

Ryan Sill (Team Gwen): Unfortunately for Ryan, his spin on “Open Arms” by Journey may have showcased his limits and liabilities more than anything.

Is another trip to the bottom three nigh for him?

DaNica Shirey (Team Pharrell): The last woman standing delivered a strong performance of “These Dreams” by Heart. Will voters have a heart and keep her?

Taylor John Williams (Team Gwen): The choice of “Royals” by Lorde was a bold one, but we’re not sure it paid off. It was a unique cover, just not stirring.

Time will tell if America agrees with us there.

Chris Jamison (Team Adam): Taking on “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye was not a song Adam felt he should make a departure from the classic on.

Chris heeded those words, with strong results. With his falsetto and its vintage rasp to it, he can make the ladies go crazy singing just about anything!

What do you think? Who among The Voice Top 8 should advance to the Top 6 on the results show tonight? Hit the comments below and let us know!

  • moggie79

    You didn’t think the cover or Royals was stirring? How about brilliant? Thats the problem with shows like this. Voters/reviewers demand to be ‘moved’ so we get over egged emotional performances (like Matt’s and Damien’s) of dog-whistle songs like Adele and Damien Rice. The songs do most of the work and all it takes is an OTT performance to mug for votes at the cost of artistry. Not being a regular watcher, I was actually stunned by the Royals cover which showed a uniqueness and genuine inventiveness that’s almost absent in these vote-for-meTV shows but that kind of talent will always come second with voters to being artificially ‘moved’, ‘making the ladies go crazy’, and of course the long, bellowed notes/runs demanded at all times (the endless walrus-in-pain note Matt produced in The Blowers Daughter was shocking in what it did to the song, but predictably it got a huge cheer and massive praise). Thats possibly why so few winners ever make it in the real music world after the shows finished – because genuine originality never wins.