Monday, June 3, 2013

The Voice U.S. S4 Recap: Top 6 Performances

Today marked my Twitter based operations to rid of Kewpie Doll and the Corny Duo [Yes I am that borderline shameless]. It also marked when the Top 6 contestants were tasked with singing a song of their choice and their coach's choice. *Note: Only 1 gets "das boot" after these performances*

Let's play rough and get it on!

First up was Holly Tucker of Team Blake. His choice for her is Martina McBride's "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues". Her sass is questioned again as her Texas meter is supposed to be thrust into overdrive. She is able to show off some sass while her singing was kind of shaky. Not terrible, but maybe she was getting sick of hearing the same bullshit about her sass being called into question.

Second was Michelle "Amazing Human" Chamuel of Team Usher. His choice for her is "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane. This is the song that screwed bowtie enthusiast, Pip from S2 O_O. Her critique is to not end up "Fender Ketchup" against everybody. She succeeds and even finds a way to inject the "proposal dance move" in such a blase mellow song. The coaches (Adam suggestively clearing his throat for all the Shevine shippers and all) like Michelle's chances of success.

Third was the Corny Duo of Team Blake. Their choice is "Wagon Wheel" by Darius Rucker (Yes the "Hootie" of Hootie and The Blowfish) I only hope this was their first nail in the coffin tonight. "All T, All Shade". Bonus points for the whores...err "Saloon Women" -_- on set with major acting chops.

Fourth was Sasha Allen of Team Shakira. Her choice was "Ain't No Way" by Aretha Franklin. The song has a special connotation to her as it's her mother's favorite song. Cut to her performance. She "Shanghai'd" that bitch into submission as "Shaki's" jaw dropped from how amazing it was. Adam is read for filth again for letting Sasha loose in the Battle Rounds. (For that lapse in judgment him screwing over Karina Iglesias for HRFH is still what I consider his dumbest move).

Fifth was Kewpie Doll of Team Blake. Capitalizing off her "Maybe It Was Memphis" success *retches* she's tasked with his choice of "Shake The Sugar Tree" by Pam Tillis. -_- Carson makes reference to the fact that she'd be just released from school at her age; Blake thinks she makes his job easier and I told Smokey the Bear that a forest fire would commence with Danielle's sugar tree.

Sixth was Amber Carrington of Team Adam. His choice is "I Remember You" by Skid Row. Her challenge is to take an awful 80s song and make it feel like her boot scootin' boogie country self. Compared to "Skyfall" this performance is rather bland. However, each artist gets 2 songs this night and Amber hasn't had an off night in this show.

The Corny Duo returned with their tongue twisting selection "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard. No saloon whores...err saloon girls so that is an improvement. However, the mute button made this their best performance yet *shaaaaaaaaaaaaade*

Holly returned with her song choice, "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. Having to combine personal connection in this performance with her first performance seemed a bit daunting. However, come showtime Holly did as she needed to. *Side note: The lighthouse was very pretty*

Michelle returned with her song choice "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift. Ms. Swift was there as a surprise guest and was even impressed with Michelle in rehearsals. Come showtime, she proceeded to her "thang" [and made narcissism cute with her name on the drums; WORK!] Carson was even haunted by his TRL days when the audience was screaming with enthusiasm. That aside, she dropkicked that performance.

Amber returned with her song choice "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. She and Adam wanted to make Blake cry. They just became my favorite duo ever. > : ) Showtime came and Amber solidified her dark horse status. Of course, the show would be remiss if HRFH and Screech being cut last week wasn't brought up. Yes they went home; even though I apologized to them both I'm still happy their overrated asses went home. Sorry, but sometimes when the hype gets overthrown everybody needs to move on. That aside, Amber was fabulously minimalist.

Kewpie Doll returned for her sacrificial acceptances...err second performance. She chooses "A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans. Rehearsals indicated that she may have bitten off more than she could chew. However, I had the mute button on come showtime so I kind of don't care. If she or the Swons get the boot I'd be ecstatic. Anyway, she proceeds to get more undeserved praise much like HRFH every other week.

Sasha closed out the night with "Shaki's" choice "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood. A fierce wardrobe change and kicking the ass of that song led to 2 things...

1. "The Sing 10 Carrie Underwood Songs and Get a Free Meal" card got used up.

2. She won the category, "Soul Diva turned Country Diva Realness" at the nonexistent 2013 Swear Ball Extravaganza!

All in all, with operations "No More Kewpie" and "No More Swon" in effect, The Voice put out another successful show. Next up for scrutiny, the results of the Top 6.

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