The Voice Season 8: Week 1 of Blinds
Legentina is back! I am rooting for her to win this damn show. No more wins for Blake and Adam. Do you think they will ever go crazy and have 3 female judges and 1 guy? That would be nice. Or….two black people at the same time? Will Adam and Blake ever take a freaking season off? I am hoping for a season with Gwen, Shakira, Christina, and Pharrell.
The nicest guy in show business.
The best ego to watch get bruised.
The biggest ego on the whole show.
The queen of the universe.
Anyway, I am going to do one article a week for the Blind auditions because Tuesday is now the recap day of hell for me with The Challenge, Pretty Little Liars, and now The Voice on. Why can’t one of them be on Friday? You know? Spread the freaking love around.
We open with a live performance. Right off the bat, the sound engineers need to be fired because it sounds like our judges are singing from the bottom of a well. Blake brags about Craig doing great in country and Adam brags about Matt and Chris getting record deals. WHAT ABOUT DAMIEN!? He sings better than ALL of them!? I listen to Damien’s “Soldier” every day. I am vowing not to actually care this season or vote or get invested like that. Let’s see if I can pull that off. I’m not super excited about having to listen to these judges lay it on thick for 5 months of these blind auditions. Didn’t this show JUST end?
SARAH POTENZA: “Stay With Me”
She is Italian-American and has a struggling band with her boyfriend? Husband? They met when they were kids. It’s pretty cute. Her dad Bob is there and he is cute. Her dad has Parkinsons’s. Her grandfather stowed away to come to America? Or her dad did. I am so sorry I am having trouble paying attention. She has a rock, raspy voice. Adam turns around pretty quickly. Pharrell turns soon after. She has a cool voice, but it’s not like holy shit I gotta have this girl. Blake disagrees with me because he turns too. Xtina turns LAST second. The judges are pumped and Sarah is very thankful. I like her quirky look and energy. Pharrell and Adam approach her all creepy like and are begging for her to pick them. This part is exhausting. If I was on this show I would pick before any of the judges could blah blah blah at me. Pharrell compliments Adam, and Adam recognizes that it is reverse psychology.
This is one of my favorite pictures of all time. Because, even after all this. She chooses Blake.
Range: 8 Tone: 8 Technique: 6 Performance: 8 Total: 30/40
Song Choice Grade: C