The Voice Recap: Christina Grimmie, Kat Perkins Showdown in Semis (5/12/14)

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The mood in The Voice’s semi-finals was, for the most part, subdued. Unlike the previous semis where the energies were high, tonight may still have had a carryover of the shock that came from last week’s elimination of strong contenders Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLauglin and Delvin Choice. That being said, the momentum zeroed in to Kat Perkins (photo in this recap) and Christina Grimmie largely for their solid and engaging delivery of songs that may indicate of a possible showdown in next week’s finale. Among the five remaining artists, Kat and Christina had the most magnetic performances, shifting from one…

The Voice Recap: Usher, Shakira’s Fates Reversed In Shocking Results (5/6/14)

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The skies finally cleared for Usher and Shakira after two consecutive weeks of painfully hearing the names of their artists dropped from the roster on The Voice. Tonight’s results show came as an early treat for the two coaches with Josh Kaufman getting the first stamp of approval into the semis, followed by Kristen Merlin. Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington eventually joined the mix, leaving the more powerful singers practically begging for votes in the most suspense-filled instant save night this season. The bottom four artists (Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLaughlin, Kat Perkins and Delvin Choice) definitely upset Adam Levine and…

The Voice Recap: Christina Grimmie Turns Rap Into Another Spellbinding Cover (5/5/14)

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The Voice is swiftly heading to the semis next week and only 5 of the 8 artists get to have the chance to do so, all in hopes of getting through the finals. Christina Grimmie (photo in this recap) may have performed last but boy, did she ever prove that she’s a gem in the music industry, just waiting to be honed for greater heights. This lass put another twist in a rap song and infused all the intensity she’s been known to have for another poignant performance. Runners-up were Josh Kaufman and Kat Perkins who earned high points for zoning…

The Voice Recap: Shakira & Usher Suffer Back-to-Back Setbacks (4/29/14)

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It’s confirmed! Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be on-board The Voice next season. They will be taking the seats vacated by CeeLo Green (yup, there’s no turning back for this guy) and Christina Aguilera (will she still return?). Pharell and Gwen will be performing in the show next Monday. While we rejoice for next season, tonight’s mood is the exact opposite for Shakira and Usher who each lost a team member for the 2nd straight week into the live shows. Tess Boyer and Bria Kelly (right and left in photo, respectively) did their best for the Twitter instant save…

The Voice Recap: Kat Perkins, Sisaundra Lewis Capture Depth of Iconic Hits (4/28/14)

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As we headed into the Top 10 performances on The Voice tonight, two facets made it clear that the show is extremely committed to being the venue for breeding artisty rather than marketing strategy. For one, the mentors called in the big guns with their guest mentors, featuring legendary singer Graham Nash (Team Adam), music producers Busbee and Scott Hendricks (Teams Shakira and Blake, respectively) and musical director Natural (Team Usher). Second, the contenders gave astounding performances by going further with their song choices and creativity. My personal favorites came from Kat Perkins (photo in this recap) and Sisaundra Lewis…