[We're down to an hour for tonight and next Monday's remaining knockouts. Thank you programmers 'n such, I mean it -_-]
Tonight continues the unknown fates of the remaining favorites; Sonic of Team Xtina and Koryn of recent Team Pharrell allegiance remain as potential candidates to become the show's first Kelly Clarkson.
Deanna Johnson [Team Adam], Barry Minniefield [Team Adam], India Carney [Team Xtina], Hannah Kirby [Team Pharrell], Treeva Gibson [Team Xtina] and Caitlin Caporale [Team Pharrell] have yet to sing for their lives (Metaphorically; calm down.)
Mr. and Mr. Shevine, Xtina and Pharrell now have an hour tonight and next Monday night to build their Live Playoff teams. Xtina and Blake have steals left so expect one coach to use it tonight and the other coach to use it Monday (Last knockout of each episode. We know how this works now.)
These are the nouns, pronouns, gerunds, marklar, banter, fuckery and FlirtCruiting that transpired...
Let's play rough and get it on!
First up, Cody Wickline vs. Corey Kent White of Team Blake. Corey picks "Live Like You Were Dyin'" by Tim McGraw. Rehearsals indicate Corey put his big boy boots on. The confidence did slightly fuck with his modulation and breathing. Cody picks "'Til My Last Day" by Justin Moore. Rehearsals indicate that on sight adviser Nate Ruess can be easily impressed by the twang. Growl was called into question as Blake believes it overcompensates for a bad voice.
Come showtime, Cody Wickline was no Cody Belew. Wickline has twang for the Gods but not a lot of singing ability with this song. Corey on the other hand had more of a committed vibe on his side. Granted his chops are underdeveloped for this song, it at least could read as a better song choice than what Cody had. The coaches are more positive than the nubby side of a battery and Blake ends up picking Corey to advance to the Live Playoffs.
Cody is not stolen and is booted from S8.
Second, Blaze Johnson vs. Deanna Johnson of Team Adam. Blaze picks "You Found Me" by The Fray. Rehearsals indicate his lower registers were finally being utilized but his pitch was off. Deanna picks "Listen to Your Heart" by Roxette. Rehearsals indicate that Deanna is kicking her own ass too much. She has a unique voice on her side but needs more confidence.
Come showtime, Blaze's lower notes while not too bum in quality were just almost...gutter like. Meaning it was like he was forcing those lower notes. Deanna on the other hand, turned her weirdly alluring singing voice into Blaze's ticket home. Granted, Deanna's vibrato is her only obstacle that still isn't problematic enough to send her home. The coaches are more positive than the nubby side of a battery and Adam ends up picking Deanna to advance to the Live Playoffs.
Blaze is not stolen and is booted from S8.
Finally, Caitlin Caporale vs. Hannah Kirby of Team Pharrell. Hannah picks "Bring Me a Higher Love" by Steve Winwood. Rehearsals indicate that Hannah was emoting too much in the beginning. Singing isn't her issue; timing is but nothing seriously lacking. Caitlin picks "Warrior" by Demi Lovato. -_- BYE GURL on song choice. Rehearsals indicate her wanting to do a ballad may be the reason she advances or gets the boot.
Come showtime, Hannah showed off a more "pop" side to her but did get all tea-kettle blast like with the chorus. Not bad, but a little inside voice wouldn't hurt her. Caitlin on the other hand, had better tone control but sounded a bit...dare I say vacuous. It's more than competent singing but it is nowhere near unique.
The coaches are more positive than the nubby side of a battery and Pharrell ends up picking Caitlin to advance to the Live Playoffs.
Last match means a steal here...and Blake uses that steal on Hannah.
All in all of the 8 remaining favorites I have, 7 remain. Hannah is demoted for attracting Blake again ["That's not her fault!" Whatever. Blake must go down.] The chances for this show to find its Kelly Clarkson have slightly increased again.
Up next for scrutiny, Part III of the Knockouts.