THE AFTERMOUTH: BIG NIGHT, BIG VOICES

Online Team

Wowee. Week four of the live shows has made us feel a bit like this ___________. Yep, we are speechless after tonight’s show. After all the pressure-fuelled performances, pyrotechnics and that SPINNING PIANO, we are stuck for words.

After a slight technical malfunction, (that’s live TV, folks) Jessie and her team recovered like champions and kicked off the show in spectacular style singing ‘We Are Young’. They set the world on fire, they burned brighter and they were phenomenal. Full strike.

Max Milner risked it for a biscuit (or place in the semi-final, whatever) and proved quite nifty with a loop pedal during his rendition of ‘Black Horse and The Cherry Tree’. It made will.i.am feel good, and Danny thought he smashed it.

Cassius stood on a spinning piano for his knock-out performance of ‘Turning Tables’ (gettit?) For viewers who fancied singing along, the lyrics were even on screen! He’s so considerate… Shortly after this, a very dizzy Cassius crashed into the audience, but it was worth it because the coaches loved it.

Bo Bruce (whose hair seems to have miraculously grown in the last week?) turned in another mesmerising performance singing, ‘Love the Way You Lie’. The coaches loved the way she sang.

Vince Kidd sang ‘My Love Is Your Love’ and we loved it. In true Vince Kidd style, he transformed the original and poured some reggae sauce all over it. *Does the Butterfly*.

Aleks Josh gave a chilled out rendition of ‘Better Together’ that was awash with beach vibes. So much so that we were tempted to roll up our jeans. Our better judgement (i.e. security) prevented us from doing so.

Becky Hill rocked out and unleashed a shocking stampede of awesomeness, singing ‘Seven Nation Army’. It was seven times dope. Tom launched into an anecdote about Janis Joplin. That’s how you know it was good.

David Julien proved that Voice fame hasn’t gone to his beautiful head of curls and turned up with about a million suit cases. What a diva (not really, they’re just props). Singing ‘She Will Be Loved’, we reckon he will be loved for that very performance.

Toni Warne (AKA The Lady in Red) sang ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ but she needn’t worry about that – her performance was flawless.

Danny O’Donoghue joined his artists to close the show with a bang. Singing ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, Danny led his troopers into glory and they assembled themselves on set like an art installation. Pure class.

So four artists must go tomorrow, but before that happens. Let us know, who were your favourites? What were the funniest moments? Did anyone make you cry/ swoon/ faint?

Bye!

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  • Comment number 49. Posted by mrB

    on 22 May 2012 11:40

    i guess 'playing it safe' is an approach one uses when one doesn't want to face the possibility of failure. in this competition we've heard many great voices, but only 1 will be declared "The Voice". whether the others consider themselves failures or not is up to them.

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  • Comment number 48. Posted by mrB

    on 22 May 2012 11:21

    sorry to see David Julien left out, he clearly has great potential. He handled it well though.
    Poor Aleks was probably thinking, "another thing I'm not good at", but I hope be bounces back.

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  • Comment number 47. Posted by oxford21

    on 21 May 2012 17:07

    I think the show's great... there's nothing wrong with it at all really - some people are never happy. Either the judges are too mean or too soft, too independent or too biased...pff!!

    Will.i.am and Tyler James are the best thing on there period though.

    My only worry is that the show will fail to guide the public in distinguishing between a technically great (and loud, most of the time) voice, and a voice with character that people will remember and will fall in love with. Much as the show is called The Voice, you HAVE to consider the whole package. It's not looks, it's not age - but it IS, as Will.i.am has called it I think, SOUL. Some of these guys just don't have it.

    I think the show's got integrity. Judges pick very rationally in my opinion. Will.i.am doesn't seem to be someone who's easily bought out - nice for a change - and speaks his mind.

    That Aleks kid is going to look back on his reaction in years to come and be soooo embarrassed, lol:)!

    Jaz & Tyler duet awesome - why the hell isn't it posted all over the web??? Feels as though the show is not as promoted as it should be.

    Vince - darn tootin'! Kid's awesome! Very impressed with Jesse for picking Becky, who CLEARLY has sooo much potential and whose voice has far more character than the rest of her team. Cannot wait for the Becky & Vince show, these two make a great team, so much energy. Toni: what a nice woman - fantastic attitude.

    Bo - fair 'nuff, she's not my cup of tea but she was the best in her group, there's no denying it.
    Rest of Danny's team: all nice enough but mediocre, didn't really matter who stayed as long as it wasn't Aleks...

    Erh... did I mention I kinda liked Tyler???

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by Wayne

    on 21 May 2012 16:23

    I think Will had it spot on with Bo saying that she sounded like the Cranberries singer, I can't help but think she's goona sing Zombie or some Corrs hit. She sung very well.
    Vince was good, I really dont want him to sing Peter Andre get off the beach, but the reggae style of Whitney was good this week.
    Maxx as I said earlier, some good singer and perfromance potential.
    With Becky I was surprised she got through, her raw voice hit the notes, but like Tom was saying I think she's gotta have a real think about what she sings and how long she'll sing. She could have the potential to be a rock queen, I hope the coaching pays off for her.
    Cassius sung his heart out, and it was great what came out. But something was missing for me, I wasn't gripped like I was with other performers.
    DJ had so much energy and enthusiasm, he gave a winning performance, Danny really had a tough choice, I would have chosen DJ over other viewers who voted for Bo.
    Aleks song was lacking for me, was he really singing to win the competition? The judge comment was right, he was being far too safe.
    Think Toni could push out a Shirley Bassey song and sing it damn well, I think I would have struggled to choose between her and Becky too.
    Credit to Will for speaking out, it showed he wanted to say more but not be critical, at the end of the day it's a competition, so you wanna hear voices, see enthusiasm and be entertained.
    I would pay to see Maxx and DJ sing if they performed locally, to me that shows that they gave good star potential. What a really good attitude David showed at the end of the eliminator on Sunday.

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by Wayne

    on 21 May 2012 15:15

    All the teams sung well on Saturday, they all deserved to go through, the reality is it's a competition and you have to sing, perform, and win the hearts of the nation.
    My actual favorite was Maxx as he pushed the boat out, tried something new, and I felt his connection with the audience was amazing as he moved from the equipment to sing his heart out, you certainly did nail it and for me was the episode winner.

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by TheDonald

    on 21 May 2012 11:01

    David Julien should feel hard done by. While everyone has their opinion about who's better, who's best - from an impartial point of view, I'd say that if you were actually picking the best voices from Saturday three (or four) of Danny's team should have got through.
    I know that is not the rules, but if you look at the real talent that has fallen by the wayside compared to a couple of very mercurial talents that remain, I think the viewing audience has a right to be disappointed.
    If you truthfully believe that Becky, the singing equivalent of 'Kevin the Teenager' was better than Toni or Cassius on Saturday, you weren't watching the same show as me.
    Bo, sounding more like Dolores O' Riordan of the Cranberries everytime she performs (a fact that will.iam did pick up on), deservedly went through but I'm disappointed for David Julien - it's not always the best voice that goes through as john_robert at 25. says but this is not solely about music or 'The Voice', it is about making a television show.
    When the series ends, it will need a bit of a shake-up to mark it as distinctive and different and must watch tv - start with showing the results on Saturday and not on Sunday - if the BBC argue there's too little space on BBC1 Saturday night, how about red button or BBC Three. I think equally there will be loads of fan suggestions on how they would shape the show.
    I know that the BBC needs to stick to a certain format as its not their show, but while I'm looking forward to the last three weeks, there's no escaping that there seems to be three leading contenders with the other five making up the company.
    The Voice - talkabout television certainly but getting frayed around the edges !!

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by magsdan

    on 21 May 2012 07:20

    The problem as I see it is that the programme is not now about 'The Voice'. Now all the judges have an equal number it becomes is about the judges. If it was truly about 'the Voice' it would now not be about judges having the same numbers - it would be about who coached the best... BTW - love Bo....

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by ajess

    on 21 May 2012 00:11

    I thought the song choices for most of this weekend's contestants could've been better but I didn't think Will was tactful enough or fair enough in saying it only in respect of Max, Aleks and David. I think the same could've been applied to Vince and Becky. It's not that they were the 'wrong' songs, but that they could've mixed it up a bit more, rather than just practically replicating the original version. I felt it was a hard choice between David and Max and Danny's reason for picking Max was tactless. They both have great voices: their songs in the last round were both fab. I hope we do hear more from David though!!

    One plea to all the judges for next week: keep the vocal gymnastics in the songs to a minimum? Too much of it and it detracts from the voice/song and they sound like they're warbling, not singing! Less can mean more!!! Sure, show off the voice, show what it can do, but also 'sing' the song!

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  • Comment number 41. Posted by bristolbea

    on 20 May 2012 22:33

    Love Becky's voice , an amazing natural talent , she needs help to settle down in herself as she has so much growing up to do , might be good for her to have a song where she stays in one place and i thought her outfit was Awful and cheap looking , she is sooo much better than that . I really don't want the programme to get influenced by all the media drivel that is written doing comparisons with the Cowell machine . take pride in what this show is - and the fact that a proportion of the phone in money goes to help nurture future musicians. Thought David was fantastic as well!! just that the arrangement was too MOR , he is a Great singer ! and love Vince too

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  • Comment number 40. Posted by KazzyBartz

    on 20 May 2012 21:10

    On a side note: I think I'm in love with Max and I think that Vince's blind audition performace of Like a Virgin may have inpregnated me #hisvoicewaslikesex ;)

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