Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Melody Simpson10
‘The Voice’ Season 2 Episode 19 Review: Simms & the Boys Make It To Finals
Our finalists for The Voice Season 2 have been determined and the results were naturally the opposite of what was laid out in hopes in Monday night’s review. To compensate, finalists from season one returned to the stage to update us on their music careers and perform. There were some very exciting special guests performers joining half of them on stage, so as sad as the night was, saying goodbye to four incredible vocalists, the performances definitely softened the blow.
As a reminder of how the voting works for the semi-finals into the finals, the coaches have 100 points to distribute among their final two competitors. America’s votes are also divided up and the points added to the coaches’ votes. Whoever has the most votes advances to the finals. Up first for results was Coach Christina. Aguilera gave her artists, Chris Mann and Lindsey Pavao a 50/50 vote, to let America be the deciding factor.
This was a very tough decision since the two artists are so drastically different. In the end, it all came down to what America wanted to hear more of… and we did not need the votes to find out that America is not ready for the sound of Lindsay Pavao. That’s why so many artists like her are indie. Otherwise, we’d be hearing more of this sound all over the radio. While this was a disappointing result for Team Christina, Pavao will go far in her market so definitely be sure to follow her if you are a fan or know someone who may be interested in her. We have not seen the last of the most creative artist this season.
Adam Levine put his two cents into his vote and gave Tony Lucca 60 points, leaving Katrina Parker with 40 points. Levine was right to choose Lucca over Parker in terms of connecting withe each other more, easier marketing…money, etc… but it was still very disappointing to see Parker go. America chose Lucca too, giving him the advance and honor of representing Levine in the finals. Hopefully Parker gets offers in the music industry soon so that she does not have to return to her desk job. Between Mann and Lucca, my vote for the win is Lucca.
Going the Aguilera route, Blake Shelton also went 50/50 with his artists, Erin Willett and Jermaine Paul. “I don’t want to be a part of the decision making process anymore,” said Shelton. He went on to say that they’ve done all that they can do so it’s up to America now and America went with Paul. Was anyone else surprised? It kind of seemed like Willett was going to take this, the inspiration that she is for all of those not so picture perfect aspiring female singers out there.
So at this point, the final four was shaping up to be an all male final four, the exact opposite of my hopes for this season. Even though Willett did not advance, this is probably one of the most memorable birthdays that she will have and no one can take that wonderful memory from her. What an experience this has been for Willett. We are so proud of how far she has come, especially in the midst of such a storm. Go Willett!
Finally, Cee Lo Green gave Juliet Simms 60 points, leaving Jamar Rogers with 40 points, based on Monday night’s performances which was definitely the right call. America felt the same way, putting Simms in the lead, pushing Rogers out of the finals. Of the four finalists, Lucca is first place, Simms second, Paul third, and Mann fourth in my eyes. Of course my predictions have been way off the latter half of this season, so whatever I am hoping for, the opposite will surely happen. Who are you rooting for to win the title?
Season One finalists, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, Beverly McClellan, and winner, Javier Colon all made appearances last night. Frampton is a beautiful singer but that single of hers almost put me to sleep. Anyone else? Martinez performed with The Voice‘s own, Cee Lo Green but McClellan had the best special guest performr, Cyndi Lauper. Javier Colon showed us once again why he won last season. What a talent. He showed them how it’s done! It’s incredible how we all knew that Colon would win this competition before it had even really begun. We didn’t have one of those standouts this year but many came close and one of those finalists will win next week. Will Team Adam take the win again or will the love be spread?
Watch The Voice live episodes Mondays 8-10 p.m. ET and live eliminations Tuesdays 9-10 p.m. ET only on NBC.
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