Tonight marks the semifinals of the second season of “The Voice“. Doesn’t it feel like this season has been going on forever? Finally, it’s up to the viewers solely to dictate who moves on and who’s eliminated. While I love the blind auditions of the NBC singing reality show, I find that the judges have way too much power and for TOO long.
If you’re a regular reader of our site, you know we cover “American Idol” extensively. We’re also fans of “The Voice” but there were too many singers to talk about. Now that we’re down to only the Final 8, I thought it was the perfect time to discuss the remaining hopefuls.
Even though, there are four girls and four boys left, the NBC show is suffering a similar fate that has plagued “American Idol” the past few seasons. Only the men seem to be getting the love from the voters. Last week, on all four teams, only the men were saved by public votes, forcing the girls to sing for their lives and hope that their respective mentor would save them. With that said, I really hope votes simply don’t go down gender lines, because my favorite this year is a girl. Find out below.
Team Cee Lo Green
By far, Cee Lo has the strongest pair left. Hell, he’s had the strongest team since the blind auditions. If one of his members doesn’t win, I’ll be thoroughly disappointed. My personal favorite is Juliet Simms. I could (and have) watch her “Roxanne” performance over and over. I also wouldn’t mind a Jamar win. I became a fan of his when he sang “Hey There Delilah” during Hollywood Week on Idol a few seasons ago. He was Danny Gokey’s church BFF.
Team Adam Levine
If the Maroon 5 frontman is hoping to win two years in a row, it’s not going to happen. While Cee Lo, has the strongest team, Levine has the weakest, IMHO. That said, I did enjoy last week’s eff you to Christina Aguilera courtesy of Tony Lucca’s Britney Spears performance below. Previously, XTina chastised Lucca (her former Mickey Mouse co-star) for being a one trick pony and having celebrity friends like Justin Timberlake pander for votes on Twitter for him. No one likes bad sportsmanship, Aguilera. FYI.
Team Blake Shelton
Blake has two very capable singers left, but for some reason I just don’t connect with them. Especially Jermaine Paul who loves to name drop celebrities he’s worked with *cough* Alicia Keys *cough* a million times. Best thing Shelton has done all season long was get rid of RaeLynn. Man was she annoying. TGIF she’s not singing in the semis.
Team Christina Aguilera
If any team has a shot of stealing the crown from Cee Lo this season it’s Aguilera. I’d be fine with either Lindsey or Chris taking it this season. Though Chris doesn’t shine as brightly when he’s not doing operatic numbers, he still has a great stage presence. Lindsey on her part has an amazingly unique and mesmerizing voice. She just needs to pick better songs.
Ranking The Top 8
- 1. Juliet Simms
- 2. Jamar Rogers
- 3. Chris Mann
- 4. Lindsey Pavao
- 5. Katrina Parker
- 6. Jermaine Jones
- 7. Tony Lucca
- 8. Erin Willett
Now that I’ve ranked the remaining eight contestants, it’s time to make your “voice” heard. Tell me who you think is going to win the second season of “The Voice“.