(This post is part of our The Voice Season Nine Fantasy League series for our original team rosters, click here)
The thing I hate most about our The Voice fantasy league teams is the voting the first week of the live competition. It always feels like the bloodbath at the Cornucopia in the beginning of The Hunger Games.
After last week’s elimination I’m not really as interested in The Voice. Losing Keith Semple, Morgan Frazier and so many other artists really ruined this season for me. How did Keith go home? Who’s picking the terrible music this season? Why are the makeover’s so bad and so extreme? Why can’t Braiden Sunshine wear glasses during a performance? (I get why they straighten the hair) These are the questions that keep me up at night. Well, at the Voice related questions that I think about when I’m already awake. My team is down to just three members. Here’s how I think they did tonight on Live Performances week 2.
Amy Vachal– Song choice is really important for me and I hate this song, because it’s so rude. I guess it was a fine, whispery cover of a rude song but I’m afraid the feminist in me couldn’t enjoy it enough to find out.
Jeffrey Austin– First, I hate that they’ve messed up his hair. Second, does everything he sings have to be by Sam Smith or sound like Sam Smith. Third, when will he have a breakout moment and show a little diversity as an artist.
Emily Ann Roberts– It was a good song choice and a fine performance, but I really would like to see her sing more traditional country, bluegrass and gospel music. Cute dress.
I really think that Jordan Smith is going to win and if he keeps giving beautiful performances like his performance of “Great is Thy Faithfulness” tonight. He should win. With only 3 people on my team I may not even make it to the finale. Although Amy has the best chance of the people on my team because she has two coaches helping her, when I really wish that they would just let her be herself and sing standards.
As the live shows start, fantasy teams often get torn apart pretty quickly. It always feel like they eliminate so many that first week. Team RJ did pretty well, but the loss of Ivonne Acero and Viktor Kiraly were big blows to me. I was also very disappointed that Kari lost so many people, but especially Keith Semple. He seemed like a really great singer and performer that was just waiting for a chance. Which is what The Voice is supposed to be about.
Here’s what my team look like now along with a little about how I feel each performed:
Braiden Sunshine– I still love Braiden, but he’s got to choose songs better. This week’s was pretty unispired.
Evan McKeel– I don’t even remember this performance. (Kari does. It can be summed in three words Bill Cobsy sweater, he even danced like Bill Cosby. What were the wardrobe people thinking?)
Shelby Brown– I thought she was going to go home last week, but boy has she shown improvement this week.
Jordan Smith-Very bold choice to go with a hymn. I appreciated this song and really think he’s going all the way to the end.
Barett Baber– This rendition didn’t nearly live up to the original.
Korin Bukowski– Solid performance from Korin. She’s another one that could go very deep in this competition.
I’m going strong so far, and I really think I have the winner on my team. Good job guys!
How are your Voice faves doing? Tell us in the comments!
(All images are from nbc.com)