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…

The Voice Recap: Team Shakira Evades Double Disaster (4/22/14)

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The first live elimination on The Voice will always be the most heart-breaking episode for any artist in any season. Imagine getting through all the filtering stages and suddenly faltering when the public votes are factored in. This sentiment is validated when T.J. Wilkins (Team Usher) and two of Shakira’s artists (Dani Moz and Tess Boyer, center and right on photo in this recap) ended up in the bottom three. Shakira had the worst night, having had to contend with the possibility of losing two artists on the same night. Shakira has the Twitter instant save mechanism to thank as…

The Voice Recap: Kristen Merlin Earns Raves Despite Technical Malfunction (4/21/14)

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The Voice celebrated the debut of of its live shows this season with several scene stealers from the Top 12. Topping the list is Kristen Merlin (photo in this recap) singing through in spite of a microphone malfunction that left us wanting for more. Shakira’s sole country singer established herself as a resilient competitor which earned her a standing ovation and a ton of praises from the all mentors. And then there were Sisaundra Lewis and Kat Perkins who both nailed their songs in the most jaw dropping manner. Read on for a recap of all performances by teams. Team Usher…