December 6, 2013 02:36 PM PDT
The Voice: 25 Song Suggestions to Make the Season 5 Semifinals Surprising (and Delightful)
With Season 5 of The Voice reaching the semifinal round this Monday (8/7c on NBC), the competition seems more evenly matched than in any prior incarnation.
And that means that over the next fortnight, song selection will be crazy critical for Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert, Cole Vosbury and Will Champlin.
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To help ensure that the artists continue to choose ditties that suit their voices and musical styles — without veering into “been there, heard that” territory — we’ve cooked up five out-of-left-field song choices for each and every one of ‘em.
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Click through the gallery below for our unsolicited advice, then hit the comments and share your own dream set lists for the Top 5.
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Cole Vosbury (Team Blake)
What We'd Like to See: Cole made his mark early with unexpected song choices like The Jeffersons theme and Miguel's "Adorn," but recent weeks have found him veering into less quirky material like Hall & Oates, James Morrison and Mr. Big. We'd like a return to the soulful guy whose sense of adventure was at least as bold as his beard -- and to see him take ownership of his unlikely heartthrob status.
Request List: Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady"; Ciara (feat. Justin Timberlake)'s "Love Sex Magic" (acoustic style); Diana Ross' "Upside Down" (acoustic, as well); Macy Gray's "Beauty in the World"; Alabama Shakes' "Hold On"