All season long I've been saying how great The Voice has been with the production, time, and sets of the show, but last night's 2-hour-long fiasco was a bit much.
The coaches commenced the show with another performance by Queen, "Under Pressure." It really wasn't that great, and when you have to see them again on stage singing with their team finalist, it kinda makes you wonder, is this promotion really necessary? Geez, the judges have gotten more airtime than the contestants. They also had a Ne-Yo duet with Pit Bull, and a Brad Paisley performance on top of that.
For their final performance, each of the contestants sang an original song. Many online sites, including my partner, Ryan, mentioned that they should have sang a cover instead of an original. I could "maybe" agree with that, but then again, I can't. If you would have given one of these original songs, to let's say, Adam Lambert, or hell, all of the judges - they would have belted these same songs out like there were no tomorrow. Seriously, if you cannot take an original song, and make it your own, then you have some problems.
Let's watch the performances:
Javier Colon sang "Stitch by Stitch" written by Rodney Jerkins. Honestly, I was falling asleep listening to this number. First, the title sounds like something out of Disney's Lilo & Stitch, and finally, like I've said it all season long. He's just "more of the same." Nothing unique about his voice. If he wins, its because of "fan favorites," and not-so-much "an out of this world" performance.
Vicci Martinez sang "Afraid To Sleep" written by Butch Walker. In my opinion, this was the worst of the night. "Afraid To Sleep," really? You probably had difficulty sleeping last night, after this hot mess. At this point, I'm really disappointed with the contestants.
Dia Frampton sang "Inventing Shadows" written by Frasier T. Smith. If I had to rank last night's performances based on this song, I'd have to say Dia would be in the top 2.
Beverly McClellan sang "Lovesick" written by Bill Appleberry. Obviously the best performance of the night, Beverly actually sang the song like all the others should have. My guess is, favoritism will decide the winner, and not so much their talent.