While I’ve stopped trying to guess how/what/when/where/why the voting works when America is given the reins, a lot of times I can provide an educated guess about which contestants are going to stay and which are going home. However, last night’s episode of The Voice definitely raised a few questions:
1) Does the voting public consider which coaches they like the best when they decide which competitors to save?
For instance Shakira only had one team member left (Sasha Allen) so I’m wondering if people voted for Sasha because they like Shakira and want to keep her in the game.
2) Do voters think about pervious performances or do they have such short term memories that they only consider the performance they saw the night before?
Last week Adam Levine’s powerhouse Judith Hill gave everyone on the planet goose bumps when she paid homage to her former singing partner Michael Jackson by singing “The Way You Make Me Feel.” Her version was so good I went to iTunes and downloaded it. But then this week she was voted off when she sang some will.i.am song that starts with “hashtag” that I’ve never heard of in my life. Similarly, Sarah Simmons (another Levine girl) tore the roof off with her rendition of “Mama Knows Best” (I downloaded that one as well) but then she sang “Somebody That I Used To Know” and America said goodbye.
3) Is America right to just consider the most recent performance or should they consider how much the artist has improved or grown throughout the competition?
Michelle Chamuel is without a doubt a loveable weirdo with Where’s Waldo glasses and a refreshingly unique voice. While she was exciting in the beginning of the show, I think she’s improved the most out of everyone and continues to get better every week. Good call America!
4) Is Blake Shelton right? Is the show all about memorable moments? And if so, shouldn’t the artists be memorable as well?
I find it virtually impossible to decipher between Holly Tucker and Amber Carrington. Although I do remember that Tucker sang “Done” by The Band Perry last night and Carrington destroyed Adele’s “Skyfall” in the best way possible, in general I find myself forgetting who is who and who sang what when it comes to the two of them.
On the other hand, I clearly remember artists like Hill, Chamuel and the Swon Brothers every week and although I don’t love Danielle Bradbery, I remember her as well.
5) Are people more likely to vote for songs they like?
For example I really like the Swon Brothers but I’m wondering if it’s because I like the songs they sing i.e. Tom Petty, The Eagles, etc. or if they are really that good.
I would love to hear what Voice fans think about this – especially now that the person I thought would win (Judith Hill) is gone. Also, I find it interesting that every team is down to one artist other than Shelton’s team which boasts three.
See ya next week!