The Voice S2 thread 2

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by genevieve, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    22,000
    This show sucks. I'm tired. That's as profound as I can get tonight.
  2. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    8,167
    BTW, Cheesa did rank on ITunes. She was way down in the 600s. The only one who did worse was Erin. Tony Vincent was way ahead of Erin.

    I guess Angie can't tweet "Justice served." :lol:
  3. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    40,334
    I doubt it matters who they save in this round as they are most likely to go out in the next. There are some good singers left. I really don't know who is going to end up in the final 4 this season, but the winner should be one of either CeeLo's top two or Xtina's.
  4. taf2002

    taf2002 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    13,823
    Tony V has been one of my favs from the start. I can see him fronting a band. He's the only one of the 8 tonight that I can see having real commercial success. I think he's fabulous. If he had been given the right song last night I think he would have been voted thru.

    I couldn't believe all the judges picked Chessa. They must be hearing something we don't hear. At least he didn't pick Erin.
  5. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    8,167
    IMO, it's not about what they heard. It's about what they saw on the ITunes rankings. They know how very low Cheesa was and they know that she is less of a threat to them than Tony. Blake and Adam look at the ITunes rankings constantly. Cheesa did not come across very well in terms of personality in the battle rounds, either. I don't think the pageant performance from tonight has changed that. :lol:

    Also, it's been clear to me that Adam and Christina have been using their comments to try to influence coaches (and voters) to pick the weaker singers. Among other things, last night, Christina tried telling us that Karla was a pleasant surprise. :lol:

    Note to the judges: if you think the contestants weren't trying before tonight, that's nonsense. But, maybe the contestants would do better if the coaches did a better job choosing songs for them and if the contestants thought that their coaches supported their artistic visions and were going to make decisions based on the quality of such performances.
  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    30,155
    Team Adam - seeing them all together made me realize Adam does not have a very strong team left. I liked Pip ok last night but he's not going to win this. Mathai is just ok. I think Tony Lucca is the strongest of the 3 that were voted through but I don't know that he has staying power. Xtina clearly has never watched Idol because she should have known better about pushing people to sympathy votes. Kim and Katrina were the only 2 on Team Adam I thought really had a chance. So very grateful that Katrina was saved (and based on the performances I'd have to agree).

    Team Cee-Lo had the battle of the sekret superheroes. Carson got the 2 obvious safe singers out of the way right off the bat, and then....James? :lol: headband of power indeed.

    Here's where it got interesting. Tony Vincent brought the Voldemort - if only he'd done that performance last night instead of the smiley happy people version of TfF. He even chose another '80s staple to woo Cee Lo (well played). Cheesa.... gotta give credit where it's due - I did not expect her to hit that glory note, and she not only hit it but held it. It obliterated everything else about the performance! That's a special super power.

    Oh, Erin.....you know when Adam was saying everyone performed their very best tonight? he wasn't talking about you. Seriously, that sucked. it showed that her voice isn't naturally that "unique" - it's an effect she uses to cover up the fact that she can't sing. Her Emperor's New Coif usually distracts us, but last night's wig showed cracks in her facade and tonight's pageant hair revealed the truth. Lesson learned: Live by the hairdo, die by the hairdo.

    Tony V totally deserved to go through, but Cheesa's Glory Note of Forgetfulness left all the judges so mesmerized that Cee Lo had to choose her. Or at least he needed more cannon fodder to make sure both of his real superheroes could make it through the next round.





    I miss last season.
  7. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    I rather enjoyed that episode! :)

    :confused: Far more than Blake did, apparently. What's up with Big Country? He seems to be getting grumpier and more old man curmudgeonly with each passing episode.

    :rofl: Cheesa getting into the F16 makes me PML. Ooh, what a talent!

    :blah: Garage boy advancing ... WTH? With those big ears, shrunken face, and hunch back, he looks like an old man without wrinkles

    :shuffle: 1D Tony certainly hasn't forgotten his Mousekateer camera hog skills ... always manages to slide in right up next to Carson for all the beauty shots

    :cold: Adam's team is relatively awful, innit?

    :( Goodbye Tony Voldemort ... I shall miss your dramatik praying mantisesque song delivery, and I mean that, genuinely, in the best way

    Good riddance Karla ... I will have nightmares featuring your herky-jerky gait and possessed left hand :scream:
    .
    .
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 11, 2012
  8. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    :sekret: Surprise twist for the Round of 16 live shows.

    WTH?

    Not sure if some here consider the twist a spoiler, but anyway ...
    Hmm ... the big deal was that the public gets to decide from R24 onward, but now due to someone's [who do you think pressed it? producers? Adam?] panic or other insistence, the coaches get to/have to kill off their red headed stepchildren before the public votes for Final 8. Well, at least this should take out James or Cheesa.
  9. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    4,925
    I hate that the show is just making up the rules as it goes along. It feels super manipulative! :mad:

    Based on this twist, I'm thinking that
    James Massone is dunzo now; maybe also Pip.
  10. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    I'm guessing
    Chris Mann is out
    , too.

    But what on Earth will Blake do? Get rid of Jermaine, I bet. I mean, what use does Big Daddy Blake have for a grown, confident man? Or maybe he'll off Erin to eliminate a legitimate threat to his precious RaeLynn going all the way.


    ETA: Rewatching this week's shows, and getting more and more PO'd that Tony V. got the boot. I think if he'd done something like "Sweet Dreams" in the first place, he would have been voted safe by the viewers.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  11. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    8,167
    I don't think any of the blacked out stuff is a spoiler. It's just an explanation of the format for the next phase of the competition and speculation by posters here as to who will or will not make it through to the next round.

    I'm not sure the format is much of a surprise. Didn't the judges get input into who who went home last season up until the last round?

    My hope is that James and Cheesa will be out by the end of this next phase, but who knows what kind of craziness CeeLo might engage in. One way or another, I think Cheesa will be out of it because I don't think she has very many people voting for her at all. Juliet and Jamar definitely should be the last two standing out of these four.

    I'm guessing that Katrina and Pip will go home. I wouldn't be surprised if Christina cuts loose Chris and if Ashley ends up going home as well. Blake and Miranda will make sure RaeLynn stays to the end, so I'm guessing that it will be Jordis and Jermaine who go home from Team Blake.

    They can't let both RaeLynn and James get to the final or it will make a mockery of the show's name.
  12. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Quarter finals starting. Team Blake and Team Xtina up. One person from each team will face instant elimination tonight. Judges pretending to be shocked by this.

    RaeLynn doing "She's Country" by Jason Aldean. Seriously, if RaeLynn could actually sing, I think I'd lover her.

    Maybe I'm losing my mind, but she actually doesn't suck tonight.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  13. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    is that what she is saying? it sounds like she is saying Coltrane.

    she's drunk eden woods in 10 yrs
  14. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    If she'd lose that stupid affectation, I think she'd actually sing much better. Nobody in country sings like that. I don't understand why she and Blake think it works.

    Jesse Campbell up next with "Halo." Puke.

    I thought he sounded a bit strained in the beginning. Really brought it home at the end though. He's still one of my favorites. That song is still rubbish.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  15. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Jordis will do "A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans. Wearing a fugly 80's pageant dress that looks especially stupid against her tattoos.

    Sounds beautiful yet totally dull.
  16. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    40,334
    Team Blake
    Raylynn will go through, no doubt
    Jordis: Is this the anti-rocker Jordis? Pagent dress?????? Don't know about what Blake will do with her.


    Team Xtina
    Jesse: I thought he did well, but Xtina seemed very reserved in her praise. She mostly commented on the pictures of him and his kid.

    OOOOOhhhh Xtina is going to sing. :cheer2:

    Oh. My. Xtina's outfit. :rofl: So Xtina. The woman totally subscribes to the if you've got it flaunt it school of thought.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  17. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    jesse - both seasons i have wondered if christina knows very many songs, he's better than that song

    jordis - ita boring, plus she's cant compete with belters on ballads. i liked her a lot better on rock star. it has taken me weeks to admit that to myself enough to type it out.
    genevieve and (deleted member) like this.
  18. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,337
    I just downloaded Jordis' "Stronger". Loved it.

    What the hell is XTina wearing? :lol:
  19. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    she's fine for clothes but if you want to go pantless, there's a higher standard
    dbell1 and (deleted member) like this.
  20. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,184
    not really a great look for her is it :yikes: :scream:
  21. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Coach and Team Xtina performing with the Crenshaw High Choir a "Fighter," with a bit of "Hillbilly Bone" for the intro. Good energy, but a bit of a busy busy mess. Xtina's performing in underwear. She looks better with clothes on.
  22. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,337
    Opera dude is totally under the bus tonight. That's 2 weeks in a row he sucked singing pop. :p

    FYI - iTunes has the song list up.

    Still getting a busy signal for Jordis. Hope that's a good sign :)
  23. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    I thought he held his own here. I didn't think any of them did a great job vocally in this, Xtina included. Then the choir showed up and just made it more chaotic. Awesome experience for the kids, though.
  24. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2001
    Messages:
    9,184

    ITA.. that's why I never go pantless in public :shuffle:
  25. Pretty Vegas

    Pretty Vegas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,768
    I loved Team Xtina! If you are a fan of her, that was right up her alley - over the top and ridiculous but awesome. I was cracking up at her and Blake.
  26. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    OMG, Jordis' dad is so cute!

    Ashley up with a rocked up version of Jewel's "Foolish Games."

    She's totally upped her game. Chris Mann is a goner, I think, cuz there's no way she's cutting Jesse or Lindsey.
  27. Pretty Vegas

    Pretty Vegas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,768
    Ashley is doing GREAT. First time I ever liked her.
  28. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    i liked ashley's song in theory before it started but it just sounded very wordy in parts
  29. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    40,334
    Why isn't Adam pantless? :mad: And PML that they're bleeping the lyrics.
  30. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Maroon 5 performing their new single, "Pay Phone," with Wiz Khalifa.

    Erin up with "Set Fire to the Rain." Enough already.

    I kinda like what she's doing with it. Dress is fug.
  31. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,337
    Adam's at a payphone? Where? :shuffle:

    It's pretty ironic that their new song is "Payphone" when he broke up with Jessica Simpson by text and his last gf dumped him via a press release.

    ETA - that was not good. Erin's now under the bus.
  32. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    40,334
    Yep. Erin will be Blake's instant elimination. Everybody else has been really good tonight.
  33. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,337
    I'm still getting a busy signal for Jordis. Hoping it's a good thing and it's not just me and one other person cancelling each other out. :lol:

    Someone remind me again why people like Lindsay? I'm finding this really rough. :slinkaway

    ETA - oh look, she's doing the James Massone tour of the screamers...
  34. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Lindsey with "Part of Me" by Katy Perry, I think?
  35. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    i really dont like this katy perry song but i think lindsey is singing it well
  36. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,337
    Cee Lo never heard this song? Really? :lol: Take that Katy.

    I wonder if the part of her that got left was wearing those pants?
  37. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    maybe her softball team has a game after the show and she is trying to save time
  38. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    The Rihanna thing she was gonna do originally sounded better to me. This is the first song of her's I might skip downloading.
  39. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,395
    bless raylene, it's like english is her 5th language
  40. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Messages:
    3,878
    Coach and Team Blake singing "Heartache Tonight" by The Eagles, I think? Love it.