The Voice is down to just five singers, all of whom sang for their lives once again Monday night as Season 7 of the NBC competition enters its final stretch.
Only three spots remain on this evening’s results show. The pressure is on.
Did any of the aspiring singers – all of whom are male, three of whom are Adam Levine’s proteges, and none of whom are on Team Pharrell – stand out?
Conversely, should any be looking for a cheap ticket home on Priceline?
Let’s break down all of the performances from Monday night …
The five remaining singers each performed twice Monday, and the resulting 10 songs featured the great, the pretty good, the bad and the beyond bad.
Tonight’s wild card show could change everything, but here’s how we rank the top five heading into final The Voice results show before the finals …
1. Chris Jamison. His cover of Bruno Mars’ hit “When I Was Your Man” was up there with the very best covers the show has ever produced (seriously).
His take on “Sugar,” by none other than his coach Adam Levine, would have been raved about more with that falsetto had it not been for his Bruno cover.
2. Matt McAndrew. Watching him sing “Make it Rain” by Ed Sheeran made us think of tonight’s Sons of Anarchy finale spoiler, but that’s not his fault.
It was a terrific performance on merit, and his rendition of “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” was very solid as well, if not totally spectacular.
3. Damien. Blake called his performance of “She’s Out of My Life” the best he’s ever seen on the show. Blake says this 4-5 times a season, but still.
He was that good. On “I Don’t Want To Wait,” he wasn’t quite as good, but the arrangement helped him and he could verl well squeeze into the finals.
4. Craig Wayne Boyd. The country crooner took us to church, sorta, with a gospel-themed spin on “The Old Rugged Cross” that felt a bit out of place.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t good though. Ditto his take on “Workin’ Man Blues.” He knows who he is, that’s for sure. But will that get him the votes?
5. Taylor John Williams. Covering his namesake’s “Blank Space” just did not get it done, despite that song being THE song in the land right now.
His rendition of “Falling Slowly” wasn’t much better. In the end, a couple of fun song picks didn’t mean Taylor was great at singing either one. Farewell?
What do you think? Are Matt and Chris locks for the top three? Is Taylor definitely going home? That’s what we’d predict, but it’s always so … unpredictable.
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