The Voice: UK A night of glitches and great performances
Jessie stops the show before it gets started, and Danny and Will start sniping
Teams Will.i.am and Tom have been ripped apart and torn asunder, now it was time for Jessie and Danny to begin the journey to their final two singers, and tonight’s show had to all – technical hitches, heated exchanges and an act accidentally turning the air blue.
The show opened in controversial style as Jessie called to a halt to her team’s live performance, even before it began, citing technical problems. With her apparently deficient earpiece fixed, the performance was able to go ahead, but ironically out of Team Jessie, it was the lady herself who was most “pitchy”.
Up first was Team Danny and Max Milner with his version of 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree'. “You smashed it Max, that was amazing!” proclaimed Danny. Will thought the performance was good, but the song selection wasn’t great. “What would you have sung?” asked Danny turning the pressure back on to Will. “I wouldn’t have sung that song,” was Will’s retort. “Max entertained me,” was Tom’s view and the final word on what was a testy performance from the coaches.
Cassius Henry was up first for Team Jessie with 'Turning Tables' “You’ve worked so hard, and I’m so honest with my team,” said Jessie. “But I am so proud of you”. Danny’s view was that Cassius had a few “tuning issues”. Will believed that Cassius is “what the music industry needs.” Before summarising the singer’s performance as simply - “dope”.
Bo Bruce from Team Danny sang 'Love The Way You Lie' and caused all four coaches to get to their feet. “That was an amazing performance,” said her mentor. “I believe you are one of the most marketable people in the whole thing.” “Bo – Whoah!” said Will. “You are definitely someone who makes this whole competition versatile. It’s very special,” said Jessie.
Vince Kidd took to the stage for Team Jessie with 'My Love Is Your Love'. “People don’t know how hard you work,” said Jessie to Vince. “It’s a pleasure working with someone who knows what they want to be. Vince puts a smile on your face.” Tom showed appreciation for “Vince’s great vocal range.” But Danny wasn’t happy with Vince injecting the Whitney Houston song with a reggae vibe. “I hope it connected as well at home as it did in the studio.”
Aleks Josh was Team Danny’s third performer with 'Better Together'. “You know what you’re good at,” said Danny. “I’m really proud of you.” “I like your whole style and stuff,” was Will’s view, “the whole thing is fresh. But I want to see different variations. I want Danny to push you.” Aleks’ view was that he wants the coaches to know what Aleks is about. “It was just too safe for you,” responded Tom – for the second time of the night landing the final word.
Becky Hill was next into battle for Team Jessie singing The White Stripe’s 'Seven Nation Army'. Halfway through she accidentally let slip a rude word, for which Holly was forced to apologise. Becky was concerned about her own performance and had to be pacified by Jessie. “Becky hasn’t shown everything she has got at all,” said her coach. “This week was about getting her to demonstrate her tone.” Tom was concerned she might end up hurting her voice. “I’d love to duet with you,” was Danny’s view.
David Julien was the penultimate act with 'She Will Be Loved'. “What a great way to show the rest of your UK your voice,” said Danny, “that was a special performance.” Will had some issues over song choice. “The arrangement and how you guys are performing is not good enough for this level,” he said. This comment provoked a heated response from Danny, causing Jessie to step in and break the two coaches up.
Toni Warne put in tonight’s final performance, with 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word'. Jessie felt she “believed” Toni’s performance. “You moved me,” said Tom. After this, Danny’s team came together for a final group performance, and the cutatin came down on what was definitely the most ragged, but perhaps exciting live show so far. Tomorrow will see four more go. Who do you think the viewers will save? And is Will right to question the level of performance of Jessie and Danny’s acts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Holly Willoughby standing next to Cassius, seriously did anyone else think she looked like a ventriloquist, and he was her puppet?
She TOWERED over him.
It's not important !!!! It's a pension top up for TJ - What would W.I.Am be doing apart from looking in a mirror blowing kisses ? It's cheap TV pretending to be good . I've just spent a week on a cruise ship with infinitely better entertainment than The Voice or BGT or any of the other puffed up versions of Opportunity Knocks . For goodness sake go and DO something, go to a play or a comedy store or a live music venue ( rock to opera ) or a poetry reading , instead of sitting watching all that PAP that gets served up as entertainment by the television companies.
PS is it me or is Simon Cowell morphing into his mother ?
The Voice was great to start with,now it's boring,same old same old,just another x factor.
The worst singers are the celebs, none of them can sing live.
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