THE STORY SO FAR! They
survived the Blinds... They've conquered the Battles.
And they owned the Knockouts. Now the final 20 are
singing for America. Only one can be named the Voice.
Stephanie Anne Johnson
No more steals. No more
saves. It's sing well... or go home. Performing tonight:
Team Christina & Team Cee-Lo. Tune in Thursday for
the results and the revelation of your Top 12.
But first... Christina is
singing again. She'll duet with A Great Big World with
their single, "Say Something". ... Okay, that was fun.
Now to business... As
always, you can vote via phone, text (on Sprint networks
only), Facebook, NBC.com, or iTunes download. And the
iTunes Top 10 multiplier is in play.
First, AMBER NICOLE,
whose road from performing-arts-school student to the
stage was riddled with rotating judges (in more ways
than one). She ends up with Cee-Lo as a coach, and
tonight, she'll try to do her family (who's addled with
vocal coaches and musicians) proud with ... oh boy,
she's taking on the throne. The opener is the biggest
single to come from this show... "Wasting All These
Tears" by season 3 champion Cassadee Pope.
THEY SAY: Adam thought
the big note was "a little under". Blake heard the same
note. Christina heard the same note. Cee Lo gives a
shoutout to Cassadee before saying that she did a good
job BESIDES the one note.
WE SAY: Did we mention
she's taking on the throne? Because that's important.
She's hiding her pitchiness behind a whole mess of runs
and trills. She's not doing a good job.
JONNY GRAY has a lot of
love from military vets and moms, but can he convert
that into votes after singing The Verve's "Bittersweet
Symphony"? He's got a grunge attitude, but he needs to
project a little bit more.
THEY SAY: Adam thought it
was "a snarling beast of a song". Christina thought it
was consistent and accurate. Cee Lo thought that
"there's no human being that can't connect to that
WE SAY: Where the hell
did that vibrato come from, and who told you it was a
TAMARA CHAUNIECE was an
apartment leasing agent with a strong hold in the gospel
community. She felt a spiritual connection with Cee Lo.
But can she do more? She's going to play to the home
megachurch crowd with Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive".
THEY SAY: Blake thought
it was "great". Cee Lo said it was "wonderful", agreeing
with Adam's earlier comment about "music education".
WE SAY: Spitfire
syncopation that we haven't heard since Beyonce. And she
has the stage presence to back it up. She just needs to
work on her pacing, but she's got PLENTY of time for
that. She's not going anywhere.
Fourth on Team Cee Lo:
Raleigh's own KAT ROBICHAUD, who's getting over a band
breakup by breaking out on The Voice. She is going to
take on another challenge by trying to incorporate the
Robi-Shuffle into "She Keeps Me Warm" by Mary Lambert.
THEY SAY: Adam thought
she went into 7th gear. Christina also wanted Crazy Kat,
but thought she was lovely. Cee Lo says he can relate to
the song, saying that he tries to be so many things to
so many people.
WE SAY: It's a good
introduction to a song that most people will only
recognize as the chorus to "Same Love" by Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis. She commands the stage, but she doesn't have
a moment on that song. She's a good singer and that'll
give her a few more rounds, but she needs to have a
Last up on CeeLo's
squad... the 17-year-old indie artist CAROLINE PENNELL.
She says she was shy about her music, but she doesn't
have to be shy anymore. ... and yet she is. But she's
handling it confidently. She's going to sing "We're
Gonna Be Friends" by the White Stripes.
THEY SAY: Adam thought it
was pure. Blake could be getting an amputation and if
her music was playing, all he would think about is
cotton candy. HIS WORDS. Cee Lo's decision is going to
be a frustrating one. Wonderful, but frustrating.
WE SAY: She has a very
quirky personality and a very distinct sound that will
resonate with the audience. Either that or annoy them to
Now it's on to Team
Christina. First out the gate is soulful rocker JOSH
LOGAN, who's taking on a coach's song. Which one? And
which one? Christina has chosen... "Crazy" by Gnarls
Barkley (aka the collabo between CeeLo and DJ
THEY SAY: Cee Lo is
flattered. Adam is a huge fan. Christina thought it was
a really good job.
WE SAY: And the gauntlet
has been thrown. We have a familiar song turned about in
a brand new and refreshing way with a new and refreshing
voice. This man is one to watch.
Before the Voice, OLIVIA
HENKEN has gone from singing competition to singing
competition, hoping to land the big one. Welcome to the
big one. Now she's going to translate that into a
country spirit in a pop favorite, Katy Perry's "Roar".
THEY SAY: Blake is
surprised to know that a country voice can work on that
song. Christina says Olivia did her proud.
WE SAY: We already know
that she's going to be one of those country divas that's
going to spend a lot of time walking back and forth and
bobbing her head. Does she know she's flat?
STEPHANIE ANNE JOHNSON
spent her adult life singing on cruise ships. Now she's
dry-docked firmly into Team Christina after a
steal-back. SHe gets a classic song with "Georgia on My
Mind". A propos, because Stephanie's grandmother was
from Georgia. Her husband - Stephanie's grandfather - is
fighting lung cancer, and by the grace of G-d, he's
still with us. So that's a driving force.
THEY SAY: Cee Lo...
entertained, but jealous. Adam holds the song in high
regard. Christina thought it had a unique richness.
WE SAY: Reminiscent of
the old-time soul singers, the Ellas, the Ettas, and the
Billies. Holliday, not Piper.
A Pennsylvania rugby
player working at Starbucks turns into a pop star in
MATTHEW SCHULER. If you remember, he was the fastest
four-turn in Voice history, so he's going to have to
back it up with .... oh boy, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley.
Hopefully he changes it into his own.
THEY SAY: Cee Lo hates
that he loves him. Adam shares in this pain. Blake:
"Forget you, man." Christina says that the audience
WE SAY: Why, Christina.
Why did you allow this? Yes, he's got the money notes
and he likes to run, but this was the ABSOLUTE WRONG
One more singer, and it's
JACQUIE LEE. Will the youngest person in the competition
run with her elders in a performance of tonight's
closer? It's "I Put A Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay
THEY SAY: ... the
audience roaring speaks for itself.
WE SAY: More than
worthy enough to roll with the big dogs.
That's all the top 20 has
to offer. We will reveal the votes THURSDAY.
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