The Voice Recap: Was it a knockout for R&B singer Elyjuh Rene? (10/28/14)

Night 2 of The Voice’s Knockout Rounds was short yet not so sweet relative to the first batch of performers. The coaches’ ultimate decisions were still anchored on potential which led to instances of raised eyebrows and palpable looks of shock. So, song choice may be wrong but it doesn’t necessarily mean one’s downfall. Take the case of R&B vocalist Elyjuh Rene and how he sealed his fate with a Chris Brown song. How did it end? Read on in our recap of today’s episode. Team Pharrell’s Elyjuh Rene (photo in this recap) and Ricky Manning  were paired based on…

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The Voice Recap: Clear-cut artistry draws attention to Sugar Joans, Luke Wade & Taylor Phelan (10/27/14)

Tonight, The Voice rolled into the Knockout Rounds. This is the part where the artists finally get to choose their songs and show the kind of artistic direction they want to pursue. By the end of the knockouts, all coaches will have cut their teams by half plus a steal. For this round, Taylor Swift was instrumental in a lot of major successes in the performances (having coached for all teams), throwing in tried and tested tips that I’m sure she herself executes in her own performances. I’ve never been a Taylor fan but after seeing and experiencing the effects…

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Shark Tank Recap: Kevin O’Leary’s unexpected zero-equity offer to Honeyfund (10/24/14)

The Shark Tank’s Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary was a big surprise tonight for offering a deal that had no strings attached. For Honeyfund’s expansion and business scaling, Mr. Wonderful did not debate on proper valuation or profitability as he usually does with other entrepreneurs. Honeyfund is a crowd-funding website developed and operated by Sara and Josh Margulis (photo in this recap). It focuses on couples who want their honeymoon plans funded by wedding guests. It’s an alternative to the traditional wedding gift registry; it works by aggregating money for the honeymoon fund. Since its operation, the website has raised about $200…

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The Biggest Loser Recap: Scott Mitchell won’t wallow in loss, steps up in monumental challenge (10/23/14)

Week 7 on The Biggest Loser: Glory Days was a test of fortitude and focus as the 12 remaining contestants in the ranch were confronted with their ability to literally keep their trainers above-water or go bust. This far, the White Team has been unbeatable in challenges, the Red Team has been skating through while the Blue Team is slowly seeing its member count going down. Over at the Comeback Canyon, trainer Bob Harper engaged Gina Haddon and Matt Miller in team synergy. Here’s our recap of today’s episode. Reversed fortunes. This week’s challenge at the ranch required 3 members…

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The Voice Recap: Ricky Manning & Reagan James boldly surge through intricate songs (10/21/14)

The final battle night in The Voice ended with a groovy bang, courtesy of two young singers who surrendered to their songs and let loose from start to finish. Ricky Manning finally found his bearings after months of playing in the streets, unleashing his ability to permeate soulful vocals. And then there’s 15-year old Reagan James (left, on photo in this recap) who was a pro in both her artistic abilities and live performance. Here’s our recap for this episode. Team Pharrell. This team’s last pairing tested a music school-trained singer’s chops, Brittany Butler, against a street-savvy performer in the…

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