Last week on The Voice saw Team Will and Team Tom compete against one another and resulted in Sam Buttery and Sophie Griffin being kicked off the show. This week it was Team Jessie and Team Danny’s chance to flaunt off their team’s voices.
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Toni Warne from Team Jessie started the night off with a rendition of Proud Mary. I think she is the only person to have got through who is actually what The Voice set out to do. She has a great voice and is good in the competition regardless of her alopecia. Having said that she is fond of pulling weird faces and odd stances when she is singing, which is slightly off-putting.
Team Danny’s first sacrifice was Max Milner, who is noted for his hat wearing skills. He has a guitar and then the judges talk about him and his voice for about ten minutes when they could have summed it up with “good”. Instead we get to hear about how people will be begging to go to Max concerts and so on. Overall the judges comments need to add something or need to get shorter.
Next up is Jessie’s wildcard choice, Ruth-Ann St Luce. She is the wildcard choice because she isn’t very good at staying in tune, and whenever she sings Will.i.am does the most miserable face in the world. However, Jessie seems to think she can teach the girl something. Sadly her performance was out of tune again and Will seemed very happy to point this out.
Once the judges have calmed down Hannah Berney, from Team Danny, has a go. She sings Cry Me a River and has lots of dancers on stage, which seems to infuriate Jessie because this show is all about the voice, so backing dancers are unnecessary. The judges then squabble about this for ages until the host, Holly Willoughby, tells Hannah to leave the stage to stop them from arguing.
Jessie’s next act, Vince Kidd, has made a brave move — he is singing an Elvis Presley song in front of Tom Jones. Vince does lots of singing the song in a way that you don’t expect it to be sang, but inevitably we lead to Sir Tom Jones talking about the times he worked with Elvis. I moan, but to be honest Sir Tom going down memory lane and name dropping is the best bit of the show.
The theme this week seems to be get your singers to sing songs that you wouldn’t expect them too as Aleks Josh pretends that he is Michael Buble and Cassius Henry goes the complete opposite of his usual style R’n'B by singing a Coldplay song. Likewise David Julien is liked by the judges for his rocky voice so he sings some slow song with high vocals.
The only thing really notable about Jessie’s last act of the night, Becky Hill, is that her microphone had a massive cord and she was then given the task of running around the entire stage.
The final act of the night, Bo Bruce has one of these weird voices where you know that she is singing but you can’t quite tell what she is singing. Also she reminds me of a rebellious version of Clare Balding. Anyway she sings a Kate Bush song and Will.i.am declares that she is what every single version of The Voice across the globe has been looking out for.
So after all that we have to get ready to say farewell to another two acts. Unexpectedly Team Danny is quite strong so he might make a few bizarre faces when choosing who to send home. As for Team Jessie there are a few weaker voices in her team, so we shall have to see what happens.
The results show is on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One, and in the meantime you can watch the second live show of the series on BBC iPlayer.