So the show continues, and has responded to complaints that it is getting boring by becoming a bloodbath, and also showing off Holly Willoughby’s cleavage. The end of the series is only a few weeks away and we still have 16 contestants to whittle down to just one winner. So this weekend both Team Will and Team Tom lost half their team.
If you just want to know who was voted off the show this week then click below.
The first act was Leanne Mitchell, who makes me think of Karren Brady from The Apprentice. She is singing ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and kept bursting into tears as the song helped her to get back together with her boyfriend. She did well, but she isn’t Ruth Brown who is clearly the favourite from Sir Tom’s team so she doesn’t matter much.
Team Will’s first act to sing was Frances Wood with ‘Show Me Glove’, but she was wearing the world’s largest tutu which sort of distracted from her voice. Sir Tom clearly felt the same way as her performance reminded him of Star Wars.
Third act up is Matt and Sueleen, who have so far gained from The Voice experience that Matt is now known for more than just looking a bit like Gandalf. They performed ‘Everything but the Girl’ and it sounded a bit off; this was put down to them singing without being able to look at one another for the first time ever. Mostly I think it was a poor song choice.
Controversy arose when Team Will’s Joelle Moses revealed that she had started to prepare a Celine Dion song to sing on the show. Will.i.am looks disappointed and urges her to change her mind. Instead Joelle goes for ‘Stronger’ and all viewers of The Voice were happy that they didn’t need to sit through a Celine Dion song. However, when she was walking round the stage her voice wobbled and Will’s only comments were excitable nonsense about the stage.
Next up was Ruth Brown, and no matter what she did it was obvious that she was getting through. She sang ‘Next to Me’ and I thought was very good, but she does manage to slur her words together. No matter what though she is in the final, I bet you.
From now on Will has discovered that the huge studios for the show is mostly composed of screens and so during Tyler James’ performance are several pictures of Tyler’s head also singing the song like some cloned backing choir. Again this really distracted from the song, which was apparently ‘Sign Your Name Across my Heart’ but was a bit too high for anyone to really register.
In a way to add personality to these people, who were only important because of their voice Adam Isaac is now being put forward as the attractive one. However, this didn’t work properly because Adam has a fiancée who they talk to about this craze of random women fancying her man. Anyway he sings a Radiohead song and unfortunately he isn’t significant enough to get much further.
And the final performance of the night went to Jaz Ellington. We got to be with him and his wife as they visited the hospital to find out the sex of their unborn baby, which is an odd way to get to know someone better. When he is up on stage there is a massive picture of him and his wife behind him and soon most of the studio is weeping because of the emotion in the song.
This week the teams also got to spend more time with their mentors as they had a group performance. Tom took centre stage as his team did rendition of ‘Hit the Road Jack’ and his singers all worked together quite well. Will took a different approach as he got his team in to produce their song. The only problem is he made them wear suits that made them look like referees at Wimbledon, as well as wearing driving gloves that he designed.
The overall problem with The Voice is the suspense is ruined by having to wait until the next day for the results, and the fact that it is very obvious which contestants the judges prefer. This makes this whole charade a bit pointless. This means the only real hope is that next week the same bloodbath happens to Team Danny and Team Jessie, meaning the judges will be left with the contestants they really like meaning the competition will start to mean something again.
In the meantime you can catch up with every that has happened on The Voice over on BBC iPlayer.