When I heard The Voice would be two hours tonight, I knew I had to catch it on DVR with a bit of a delay so I could fast forward through some of the boring stuff. So for a few thoughts on the episode and the results, click through!
The winner is… Cassadee Pope. Nicholas David came in third, which surprised me, and Terry in second. (Is that the power of having Blake as your coach?) I knew that if iTunes was a reliable indicator that Cassadee would win, and she deserved it. Good for her! I hope she becomes the first real success story to come out of this show, I think the has it in her to be a star.
The musical performances tonight were pretty hit and miss. A lot of the duets were kind of boring – Nicholas with Smokey, Cassadee with The Killers, Terry with Peter Frampton – and that performance of “Stacy’s Mom” was a miss. I liked the Kiss song by Terry and his rock pals. It was bittersweet to see Amanda back on stage. I loved hearing her sing again, but she should’ve won. I liked seeing Team Blake perform with Kelly (though her outfit was horrendous).
I really enjoyed Cassadee’s performance with her lady friends from the competition. A great song, a great chance to hear the lovely De’Borah again, and an all around great group performance. The girls kind of killed it – I also liked “Best of My Love”.
I was surprised that Nicholas chose a Boyz II Men song, but I loved who he chose to perform with. I just knew it would be awesome. The song choice worked in so many ways – everyone sounded great, it’s meant for a group, and it suited the “end of the road” of this season of The Voice. Brilliant.
I loved “Time of Your Life” and I felt like it really showed just how talented and different the four coaches are.