Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Voice U.S. S4 Recap: Blind Auditions Part 3

This episode like Part 1, is a 2 hour long episode. You take the good; you take the bad; you take them both and there you have a corny joke about The Facts of Life theme song. Speaking of corny...

Part 3 kicked off with a duo so corny, stool is insulted in their presence. The Swon Brothers took the stage with a really boring performance...err rendition of "American Girl" by Tom Petty. They manage a 3 Chair turn (Shakira lent Adam a Q-tip) and pick Blake as their coach, but not before unleashing a "gem" from their terrible pun repertoire; "Swoncert". *recovers from shivering* Second, was Taylor Beckham serving "Former Gymnast turned Aspiring Singer with Vibrant Hair" realness. Her rendition of "I'm Going Down" by Mary J. Blige, shows potential; albeit a smidge limited, I ended up liking her performance. She manages a 2 Chair Turn from Shakira and Usher. Due to his brimming sex appeal (he used on a 17 [!] year old), Taylor picks Usher. Third up, Brazilian import Sam Alves. He came, he mentioned his Mom, had sweet hair and got no chairs to turn after his rendition of "Feeling Good". There's always Season 5, Sam.

Fourth up, Karina Iglesias, who "No T, No Shade" is a Vicci Martinez (S1) flashback. She kicks ass with her rendition of "I'm The Only One" by Melissa Etheridge. Yet, she only manages a 2 Chair Turn at the last minute! After sassing Blake with her Anglo-friendly pronunciation of her name, she was amazing and picked Adam as her coach. Fifth up, S3 comeback kid Garrett Gardner. He growled his way through "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes (Which has never screamed as a typical Blind Audition song, even when Jamar Rogers did it in S2) and got Shakira to make his day. Then another montage; this time of singers who made it; J'Sun, Duncan Kamakana (Any Dragonball:Z remarks and I cut a bitch) and Chelsea M. wOOt -_-

After that, ninth contestant Holly Tucker came for her Baptism of Fire. Her rendition of "Make You Feel My Love" earns a justified 4 Chair Turn! Because she's a country girl, she picks Blake as her coach. Oh well; it's somebody I like getting through. Then the reject montage of 3 singers who didn't make it (Side note: I would've loved to have heard the story of how JoiStarr got her name and how she got that hair). After that, Landon Medvec would be the next to be ousted after his rendition of "You Give Me Something" did that ironic pun bullshit. Keep your hopes up, Landon. Season 5 is afoot.

Then, Michelle Chamuel (SHAM-YOU-ELLE) came and was a gift from TV Jesus. Even if her song choice, ["I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry] was horrendous, her voice and Tebow inspired dance move more than made up for that. She managed a 3 Chair Turn (Blake not turning? Ignorance, really) and picked Usher as her coach. Then, a just plain cruel looking audition. One album wonder, Julie Roberts seemed like a shoo-in for Blake (as footage suggested because of them knowing each other; sort of but still). Her rendition of Blake's song "God Gave Me You" (His tribute to Whiskey or Miranda Lambert; I forget) was OK, but sadly she was a no chair turn. Blake expressed his remorse; "Oh I know her!" and nothing could be done. That rejection along James Irwin made me feel bad.

Sixteenth up, former Sabado Gigante child star Monique Abbadie. From the moment she admitted looking up to Shakira, we knew what to expect. Her rendition of Shakira's song "Loca" earned a 4 Chair Turn, though "surprise", she picks her idol...err hero (Word choice is important here and outside the Internet. That way, that word saves you from ending up on the Internet.) Finally, Warren Stone (Any "Cold Fox" type nicknaming and I shiv you) who sings "Colder Weather" by the Zac Brown Band and is supposed to come off playfully ironic because of Warren being a firefighter (Bitch Please). He's a 3 Chair Turn (Usher and his right leg had no interest) and fulfills Adam's wet dream of stealing a country artist from Blake.

All in all, despite montages, another rousing show! Up next for scrutiny, The Blind Auditions Part 4.

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