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The Voice Top 11 Results Show Recap: Was the Right Singer Sent Packing?

Mark Isaiah showed up at The Voice’s Top 11 results show with a big ol’ target on his back. Not only had he been in the bottom two the previous week, but according to our poll then (and our newer one last night), you enjoy his singing about as much as you would mine — in other words, not at all. But was Tuesday night his final performance?

Before we found out, of course, there was the filler. Team Alicia tackled “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” — a curious choice, considering that Chris Blue is the group’s standout. Still, they harmonized nicely — especially that ending! — and we got a little hint of what a coach/Chris duet would sound like. Team Gwen, in turn, tackled Coldplay’s “Fix You,” which seemed like it shouldn’t have worked at all for country girl Brennley Brown, but frankly, she outsang her coach. (Maybe there’s nothing the kid can’t do?) Finally, Season 10 winner Alisan Porter brought down the house with her new song “Deep Water.” But, as a newbie to the show, am I allowed to ask, did she always throw so much affectation into her performances?

And, in the moments of truth…

Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Lauren Duski (Team Blake)
Jesse Larson (Team Adam)
Chris Blue (Team Alicia)
Brennley Brown (Team Gwen)
Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake)
Lilli Passero (Team Adam)
Vanessa Ferguson (Team Alicia)
Hunter Plake (Team Gwen)
TSoul (Team Blake)

Bottom 2

Stephanie Rice (Team Alicia), “Issues” — Grade: A- | Props to Stephanie for choosing this Fiona Apple-esque song by Julia Michaels to wow us — it worked. For me, anyway. It allowed her to show off a quirky side that we hadn’t really heard before, while at the same time, affording her moments to rock. A winning combo, and one that it’s too bad her coach didn’t discover.

Mark Isaiah (Team Adam), “7 Years” — Grade: C | The much-maligned Mark started off pretty promisingly on his Lukas Graham cover. But the fact of the matter is, he just doesn’t have the training yet to live up to the promise of his voice. Everybody said Quizz Swanigan was too young to truly be a contender, but he seemed to know — whether instinctively or because he’s studied — how to sell a vocal. Mark, try as he might, simply doesn’t.

Saved: Mark Isaiah
Eliminated: Stephanie Rice

Which singer would you have sent home? Vote in the poll below, then hit the comments.

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105 Comments
  1. Stefanie says:

    Definitely Mark, Aliyah, Lilli or Jesse over Stephanie.

  2. juless says:

    always the same, pretty teenage boy send away real talent… he won´t win but we lost great people until some fav send him home… :(

    • scott says:

      I hear you. When it comes to music, Voice voters prefer prefer skim milk over a white Russian. True artistry will never beat pretty boy/safe as long as teen and tween girls are the main demo

      • Johnson says:

        When we see young rising stars in the music field today, they usually suddenly come out of nowhere, there’s a mystery about them, the guys are either bad-boys or alternative individualistic,,,,,…………………………..

        the girls are either gnarly, defiant, different than the crowd,,, sexy or willing to do close to R-rated songs and music video……………………………………………………….Shows like “The Voice” pasteurize and salt-down everyone with their side stories, praise to the coaches for saving them from the coffee houses and Bars and teaching them what music is all about. I enjoy the show but it can never find a superstar, because it kicks the star/mystery/individualistic artistry,,, right out of them.

        • Team Can't Vote says:

          Valid points.

        • DL says:

          Er, how’s that? Most people don’t even watch The Voice to learn about these singers. The only thing the show pasteurizes are the post-Voice music releases. Voice singers haven’t taken the reins of their own music the way Clarkson or Underwood did, and Idol did the same sort of backstory package. That’s why I was thrilled to hear Alisan Porter mention waiting to release an LP that’s really true to her. When she sang last night, she had poise and mystique, star power for days. It’s not on the show; it’s on the singers to make people stay interested. If their story is more interesting than their music, that’s not because they’re overexposed. It’s because they need to push themselves as artists. I preferred Stephanie, but she always feels like she’s holding back. Mark lacks experience and polish, but you can tell he’s giving all he knows how to give.

          • Troll says:

            If they weren’t watching the show to learn about the singers, why would the itunes sales go up right after the show???

      • DonV says:

        Tween girls are not the main demo for this show. The main demo are middle aged and older white women from red states. Which of course equally explains why a non-threatening pretty boy like Mark will always have an edge over a young woman who has any kind of edge.

    • Rachel Maurer says:

      i don’t even think he’s so pretty… not that “voice” choices should have anything to do with that … Stephanie is better than Mark by a mile — also TSoul who often sounds off key to me.

      • DL says:

        TSoul doesn’t always have perfect pitch and I haven’t always been a fan. But I thought this Monday’s performance at least was sublime. Best of season for him, imo.

  3. Toba7 says:

    I’d send Mark and Lili home. I don’t get Lili at all, but I could barely listen to Alison Porter during her season. They both are too theatrical and seem fake which is boring.

    • Erik says:

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I can’t stand Alison’s voice and I don’t get Lilly either. She comes off as very boring to me. So many better singers than her imo.

      • Gailer says:

        I do not get the Lilly love either. And yes, I do think Alisan’s voice was affected tonight.

      • TV loverSa says:

        Lili is a power woman’s allison and didn’t like her either…but I can’t stand ally though

      • TV loverSa says:

        Lili is a poor woman’s allison and didn’t like her either…but I can’t stand ally though

    • Johnson says:

      Lilli Passero is mostly interested in moving forward in an acting career. I read that in some of the parts she has had, it was noted she had a good singing voice, thus the try-out for the voice. She does give the show some class, so go Lilli, and get back to some Jazz/Blues numbers before they toss you out.

      • Stacy says:

        Which is interesting, because watching her performance I noted the theatrical element she was going for, but felt she really needed to work on her facial expressions for a song like that.

      • Team Can't Vote for the Save says:

        I’ve said all along that she reminded me of Katherine McPhee… seems like they are both on the same road to mediocracy.

    • Johnson says:

      I think Alisan Porter is a good singer, but have no interest in following her career or buying her music. there are too many other good choices in what I enjoy in music..

    • Stephanie was incredible!!! What a shame…

    • Collin says:

      Yep I tried listening to Alisan for maybe 10 seconds. Then quickly fast forwarded. I don’t think Lili is that great either. Maybe she has a career in acting. I bet she’d do very well in the porn industry!

    • DL says:

      Lili’s earlier performances were great and she showed off a powerful range. At least for me it’s been Adam’s fault forcing her into this retro corner three weeks in a row now. So disappointed in him. He only seems to really care about pushing Jesse. The other two he lets phone it in. Adam should take a season off.

  4. Kate says:

    Mark puts me to sleep every time. He has already overstayed his welcome.

  5. Scappoose Critic says:

    This again shows some of the many flaws with the twitter save. The contestant with the lowest overall audience vote often goes home if they 1) Have a short, easy to spell name, 2) appeal to a younger audience demographic, 3) have been in the twitter save previously and 4) appeal to the east coast audience who gets to see the show live and actually vote.

    • Scappoose Critic says:

      Typo correction alert !!! It should say the contestant with the lowest audience vote often wins the twitter save if they:1 ) Have a short, easy to spell name, 2) appeal to a younger audience demographic, 3) have been in the twitter save previously and 4) appeal to the east coast audience who gets to see the show live and actually vote.

      • Gailer says:

        Some of these forced to sing for the save could have thousands more votes than the other. Not fair, but drama for the show for sure.

  6. Well, there goes the only contestant I was truly rooting for. Sigh. I liked Stephanie, she really brought something interesting to the show.

    • davmon says:

      Stephanie has been better overall than Mark—better than TSoul and Aliyah, too, IMO. I had her tagged as my #7. But her song choice meant she was ready to go home and be done; it was an alt niche too avant-garde to be understood by the masses. Even so, her performance of the all-too-unique song was darn good, while Mark sang a contemporary pop song—and badly. The lad was off-pitch for much of song. So, of course he won.

      • scott says:

        Ditto…she knew she didn’t have a chance and decided to die with her boots on

      • Smokey says:

        Agree davmon — Sometimes it’s the song more than the singer, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we learned not to do even good Country in a Blues oriented crowd, ,,,, not to do even real good Blues numbers in a Country Roadhouse unless it was Southern Rock/Blues,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and had to teach newbies again and again that no matter how “cool” and magic and great they thought some song they learned was, and how well they could sing it …. that it will fall flat in the wrong crowd and even aggravate them. Bad song choice for Stephanie, smart choice by Mark for the twitter crowd. He could easily do it again next week.

      • Collin says:

        It happens every year it seems. Adam has a young pop singing male and the twitter save keeps him in it for far to long. I guess I don’t get upset about it anymore cause I know it’s coming. And it’s not like Stephanie had a chance on winning anyways. I believe they cut 3 next week and another 3 the following. So bye bye mark next week! Looking forward to the Lauren, Brennley, Hunter and Chris finale. I think that result is pretty much guaranteed. Should be a pretty solid finale.

  7. DarkDefender says:

    Stephanie had reached the end of the line as well as Mark. Unfortunately for her, Mark has the Sanjaya effect and might be around (sadly) for a few more weeks.

    • marian rawe says:

      mark’s strategy is to sing a popular song that’s why he is getting saved , sucks for Stephanie though, voice wise she is much better than mark

  8. monicaplace says:

    Totally agree. Mark has potential, but needs more work.

    Lilli is a good singer, but shows ZERO emotional connection. I guess I just don’t “get” her.

    Sorry to see T-Soul got low I Tunes numbers; seems the voters skew country, and younger.

    Having said that, favorite is Chris, followed closely so far by T-Soul, Brennly, Hunter and Lauren.

    Getting interesting.

  9. kevstar69 says:

    Huh? Stephanie eliminated before Mark? Clearly, young girls saved him.

    • Smokey says:

      As said before, by some others, the twitter vote will always favor a younger audience. How many people over 35 listen to today’s current top 40 pop/hip-hop, compared to the age 12 to 34 group? ………………………………………………………

      And how many people over 40 are even on twitter, as compared to the younger demographic? ………………………………………………………………………………………

      Mark can use current or past hip-hop material and probably knock-out more of the remaining contestants in a twitter battle, unless .he got into it with another teen that did the same thing, or had big appeal to the younger Country voter.

      • Irma Faket says:

        I absolutely refuse to use Twitter, but i will vote/use any other ​social media platform. Its a bummer that I can’t help save, but I’m not joining Twitter just for this.

  10. scott says:

    I’ve been sounding the trumpet about the show being rigged for at least 5 seasons now. How this poll, albeit a small sample, doesn’t reflect actual results is beyond me. And, I’ve never seen a contestant lose ground in the iTunes standings like I saw Brennly lose ground throughout the night/day. Hunter wasn’t in the top 20 as of 2am EST. By noon, he’s right at 10, not 11 not 12 but 10. Just enough to for the multiplier. Just amazing

    • Angie_Overrated says:

      The bias of a small population is not proof of rigging. Unless you can make an argument that the constituents who vote in this online poll are somehow representative of the entire The Voice voting population, then we have a false equivalency on our hands.

  11. Eurydice says:

    Yes, Alisan’s performances were always affected. Before the “save” songs I would have agreed with you about Mark, but that was a rotten song choice by Stephanie. It didn’t show off her voice well and didn’t remind the audience of why they liked her in the first place. At least, Mark did that.

  12. Voice Fan says:

    I was happy to see Lauren, Brennley, Hunter, Lilli, T Soul and Alija, whom I voted for, advance to the top 10. I was shocked that Stephanie went home. It just shows that I-Tunes ranking doesn’t guarantee you a spot. I think Carson should announce the names in the order of the most votes rather than making a singer who earned more votes wait while singers who got less votes learn their fate early on. They are not fooling anyone. We know Brennley and Hunter got more votes than Jesse. Yet, Jesse has been called second twice in a row. Maybe NBC is pushing Jesse for the finale so Adam won’t throw a tantrum and quit if he doesn’t have a singer in the finale. I think the twitter save is a sham and the singer with the least overall votes should go home.

    • scott says:

      Itunes will only guarantee you a spot if you make it into the top 10 (the multiplier )

      • Voice Fan says:

        In previous seasons, the I-Tunes ranking was a pretty accurate indicator of who was going to be the bottom two. But since they introduced the Voice Ap, that has changed.

    • Betsy says:

      Some of us think Jesse is pretty flipping amazingly good.

      • I agree with you. Jesse has a great voice and a nice personality…don’t count him out. Many people counted sundance out in the beginning and he won. I don’t agree with Mark being saved but Stephanie wasn’t going to win anyways.

        • Troll says:

          , I doubt that Jesse will make top 3.. I like him, but he is not going to hold-on against the popularity of the Country singers, or Hunter Plake in Pop,…. and one or two of the R&B singers will garner more votes than Jesse as the field narrows.

          Sundance was leading the Country charge early-on and Country fans of Blake were also backing him,,,,,, while Jesse is very good, I doubt he will get the support to last into a win through the Rock or Pop vote.

    • Smokey says:

      Yes, the twitter save throws a big wild card into the fate of the bottom 2……..the one who leads the other in I-Tunes downloads, and very possibly had more actual votes than the other,,,,,can end-up getting pounded, by the teen/tween/pop-hip-hop twitter vote. ,,,, 2 weeks in a row, now … the younger voter is more likely to have and use a Twitter account.

    • marian rawe says:

      Agree ! I feel sorry for Hunter , he waited so long for his name to be called , to think he did very well in iTunes , he ranked 2nd in iTunes btw

  13. Fleurette Edwards VanGulden says:

    Teens seems to vote for pretty boys who’ll never see the edge of the final stage. Stephanie Rice has it all, arranger, musician…her voice is a unique instrument.

  14. scott says:

    My top 5, as it stands now are Brennly, Lauren, Jessie, Chris, Vanessa….in that order. And I’m not even a fan of country. But those two girls have golden voices

  15. Voice Fan says:

    It looks like the semi finals will be May 15 and the finale will be May 22. That means that next week either two will be eliminated and the top 10 will go to the Top 8 or one will be eliminated and then five will be eliminated in the semi finals.

    • Smokey says:

      Wasn’t there a point last year where they had a bottom 3,,,, 1 left right away, (last place votes) and the other 2 sang for their life? 2 eliminations that night?

  16. analythinker says:

    Is someone really surprised at this point? Contestants from Team Adam have almost always been saved, and they almost always sang last (I don’t really get why). If it’s Team Adam VS Team Blake at the bottom two, the gap wouldn’t be as wide, but if it’s Team Adam VS any other team, then so long, adieu for the other team. The long-short name argument might be valid, but the Twitter save is as easy as clicking the retweet button.

    Also, Stephanie… even though I love her, is in the gray area because her normal voice is not really pleasant to the ears (it has to be the extreme ends – the soft voice or the growl). I’d admit that I think Mark is not so bad. He’s got potential and also the right attitude, I really hope he makes it after the show. As for who I’d want to be eliminated instead of Stephanie? Either Aliyah, Lilli, or TSoul.

    • analythinker says:

      *anyone

    • gospotlights says:

      I think Stephanie’s attitude or demeanor might’ve been her undoing. Pity party arrangements to the point it was a little too much every song. And she herself continued to come off that way. A little too much ‘woe is me’ I think.
      That said, she was clearly better than Mark, but there was Mark, smiling, even after finding out he needed a 3rd save in a row (once from Adam) to stay on the show.

      As the cuts go on it’s going to be harder for someone like Mark to keep dodging bullets because he’s unlikely to start hitting homeruns at this point, and the competition at the bottom is bound to get better with the ranks thinning. So he’ll be competing against better artists and people just as apparently likable.

    • Angie_Overrated says:

      I agree wholeheartedly. Aliyah, Liili ar Tsoul should have gone home. There’s no hope for them in this competition. I didn’t think Stephanie was great last night, but I think she deserved at least one more week in the competition relative to people who did a lot worse than she did last night.

      • Smokey says:

        Among the 3 you mentioned,, Aliyah, Liili .. Tsoul , along with twice bottom 2 Mark,, it will be song choice, genre type and appealing staging — more than how proficient they are in singing whatever song….. that will thin them out this next show……..

  17. Barry says:

    A lot of people are complaining but I feel that Mark outsang Stephanie, TSoul should have been in her place competing for the instant save, but based on tonight, Mark won that and it has nothing to do with teen girls or voting for the younger, he was simply better. Sad to see Steph go though, loved her sincerity and passion while she sings, she’ll be missed.

    • Syretha says:

      I’m in my 50’s and I voted to save Mark so I agree. I simply enjoyed his performance more than Stephanie’s and that is what I based my save on.

      • His preformance was much better. I was suprised at Stefs song choice delivery.
        She was better than that.

        • Team Can't Vote for the Save says:

          It sure seemed like she sang “Issues” as a slam at the audience because of her OWN issues. She’s got a layer of bitterness and until she can smooth over her angst and emerge liking herself, she’s got a rocky road ahead of her.

          Mark’s performance was a disaster all around, but he came across likable so he won.

          No audience likes to be chastised by a performer so Stephanie lost.

          • Johnson says:

            Song choice is almost everything in both the main show night and in a sing-off. Changing-up your style or a negative impression, or a hard to understand song —– can send a better singer home over a mediocre singer that sings a pleasant song. Stephanie did best, when she just sung, used her voice and didn’t try to “rock-out”.

  18. Voice Fan says:

    Alicia Keyes told Entertainment Tonight that she would not be returning to the Voice for Season 13. Miley Cyrus is scheduled to return. I doubt if Gwen Stefani will replace Alicia because that chair has always been filled by an African American Artist: CeeLo, Usher, Pharrell and now Alicia who represent the genre of rap, R&B and blues. It will be interesting to see if they bring in a female or male close to Miley’s age or in their late 30s or early 40s like Blake and Adam.

    • Troll says:

      It would be nice to be a coach on “The Voice”, since Carson makes sure the singers extend mountains of gratitude to the Coaches through every twist and turn, even when they know they’re almost about to be thrown-off the show.

    • Collin says:

      I hope that is true. I can’t stand Alicia. I’d settle for anyone else at this point

      • analythinker says:

        I don’t think she’s that bad, but can’t she pick newer songs for her contestants? And, why pick “You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)” when you have a male contestant? I just feel like it’s unfair, even though Chris sounded pretty good.

        • Collin says:

          I thought the same thing. How awkward was that?!! She’s a dumba**

        • Johnson says:

          Alicia didn’t help Chris Blue’s chances of winning by using that song in the group-sing. Plus someone mentioned on a previous thread that the R&B/Soul lane voting could get split enough to blow-out anyone in that lane unless they hit top 10 in itunes that week. Lilli auditioned with an R&B song and may go back to that lane, so 4 people trying to run side-by-side on that turn will cause a wreck.

  19. Crystal Clear says:

    Sorry Stephanie — when you say I don’t song like that this late in the competition you deserve to lose

  20. Lisa says:

    Teenage girls are stupid and have cell phones. Tragic.

  21. Mark Sambuco says:

    Sending Stephanie home was the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

  22. Natalie Bundy says:

    Stephanie was one of the very best last night..so upset that Mark stayed and she didn’t….

  23. Bonnieedminson says:

    Wow should have been Mark!! Crazeeeee

  24. TinLV says:

    So, are teenage girls the only ones voting on the twitter saves ?

  25. Mark chose a better song than Stephanie, which probably explains the result. Who doesn’t like “Seven Years”? True, it sure sounded to me like Mark was off key, but Stephanie’s song (and that truly strange orchestration) and performance were just off-putting. And I am a big Stephanie fan. I love the emotional resonance in her voice and in her quiet moments, her voice is truly beautiful. But after those terrible save performances, I didn’t care who went.

  26. Eli says:

    Question for several of you. A lot of people are saying they don’t care for Lilli because she is too theatrical. Why is theatrical a bad thing? I mean this legitimately and i am not trying to be rude so please don’t take it that way.

    • analythinker says:

      Nothing wrong with theatrical as long as you have the voice to back it up. Hers is just light and sometimes went off-pitch. Even Adam said himself that it – the theatrics – could look a little contrived, which I think he did feel (but of course couldn’t say). Not a voice for any random song, it has to be carefully selected.

      • Smokey says:

        I don’t think Lilli is really “fully in her element” as a stage singer/performer…………. I enjoy her on the show, and loved her audition song (A Love of My Own///original was Carla Thomas) and she did it very well. ………………………………………………………..

        But she has been pushed in different directions and very, very poorly directed by her coaches so far. Alicia went bonkers to get her on her team, then drops her, Adam has her do a Country song completely wrong for her wheelhouse and she is likely surprised she’s made it this far……………..she will need a great song choice next week,,, if there is a double or triple elimination. Mark might out-twitter her if there’s a sing-off.

  27. Tahoe Mike says:

    I would have sent Mark home, he just doesn’t do anything for me.

    It was great to see Alisan again.

  28. Collin says:

    How awkward was it to here Chris sing you make me feel like a natural woman?!! Being a front runner you’d think he deserved a better song choice.

  29. Guest says:

    I really like The Voice but I find it hard to keep up with the series. I personally find that the season has too many episodes. Right now I have 8 sitting on my DVR. I think I’d more invested if there was just 1 season per year. But I do like the show and the judges.

  30. My bottom two were Stephanie and TSoul. I personally don’t understand all the hate for Mark. I liked his song choice, not Stephanie’s.

    • Syretha says:

      My bottom 2 was the same as yours (Stephanie & TSoul). And like you, I don’t understand the hate for Mark either. He sings great songs and does it well, and looks like a star. In my opinion, his coach doesn’t even give him the credit he deserves. And when Gwen gave her critique the other night, she didn’t give him his props either, and lets be clear, Gwen does not have a great voice. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents. I like Aliyah (another one who does not get the credit she deserves).

    • TSoul was the best of the performance night. Mark was way off-key on the save song. Stephanie sang the wrong save song; it was more strange, not good. Something slower to display her strengths would have been better. “True Colors” is way overdone, but something like that. I personally would have loved to hear “God Bless the Child” from her, even if it is an old song. Nothing wrong with Mark that experience won’t cure, but there are far better singers on the show. Brennley’s very young, but I think she’s pretty amazing, even though country music is not my thing.

  31. TTorvo says:

    It is not hard to out sing Gwen. Brennley is a much better vocalist at her young age than her “coach.”

    Twitter save sucks. Line up the contestants like livestock and drag out the show with inane questions only to rush through the twitter nonsense.

    • Syretha says:

      Right. Those questions annoy me. I’s much rather they bring on another former contestant to sign (but then they would have to pay them right?) Like, they don’t already make enough money from iTunes, etc.

      • I so agree. I thought Allison was great. I loved the song and bought it. Would love
        To see Sawyer. He was in the top ten almost everytime. Love Jordon, Sundance,
        Danielle. The voice does not promote their winners. I cannot figure that out. That
        Is one thing american Idol did better. ?. All of their winners are very different. That
        Is what I like about the Voice. That is where their coaching comes in. They make
        Their winners much better. Lets see them more.

        e. Lets see Sundance, Jordon

    • Troll says:

      yes, their time management and coaches rambling babble of fishing for every oft-repeated incredible word of adulation for the singers, then barely having time to announce what is important. Coaches should not be paid, knuckles whacked with a yardstick,,Carson be fined for stupid questions,, until they get the format on-track.

  32. Shelley says:

    Mark wavered in his performances, pitchy, and has little to no stage presence. He hasn’t been placing in iTunes which makes me question, how did he pull this off. Maybe just his looks which gets the younger female voters.

  33. bobsaccamanna says:

    The key point in this recap is the comment about Brennley. I think for the last two weeks she has been the stand out performer with her Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell covers. But for me she showed last night that she potentially can sing anything, she was clearly the star of that team song last night, she doesn’t miss a note and has a beautiful and clear tone to her singing. Just my opinion but between her, Lauren, Chris and even Jesse and Hunter, this has been the best season of The Voice in a few years. I’m not sure if it is Gwen or Brennley who is deciding song choice but please, keep it up.

  34. Jack McGraw says:

    Mark Isaiah is awful. The previous two weeks he was in the bottom two and again this week.
    Why he got saved again is unbelievable. He appears he has a lot of people voting for him in the save.
    Sounds fishy to me. He is flat out awful.

  35. Gary Kirkham says:

    Mark should have been sent home 3 weeks ago. He is awful.
    Only reason he is around is the young girls vote for him and his coach has a bug following on Twitter. He encourages all the young girls to vote for his guy.

  36. Spooner says:

    I just realized they changed who writes the recaps this year. Now I finally understand why all of a sudden i disagree with so many of the takes this year. Where did Michael go!?!?!?

  37. I thought that Stephanie had a tendency to communicate her story of being rejected by her family a little too often, and her coach seemed to remind us of that, too. One of her songs that she sang, I could barely make out the words.

    • muffins5 says:

      I totally agree, she played the woe is me card WAY TOO OFTEN. Keep in mind we are getting one side of a story and not all of America is as accepting of her lifestyle, just as I feel nobody should be voted for because of their gender, skin color nor sexual orientation. It is ALL about your VOICE, nothing else. I personally don’t care one way or another whether she likes boys or girls, just can she sing. Yes, but she comes off as angry when she sings, and it is all about song choice! I personally think some of the ones left should have been gone already and the other ones voted off should be there. It is ok to have a pitchy moment, but song after song?? Clearly some are not being pushed forward on voice alone. Sad….

      • Johnson says:

        It’s a popularity contest more than a singing contest. The average voter will go for a song in a genre they prefer, more than a well-done song in a genre they are not as partial to. There have already been some great singers thrown off the show, like J Chosen, Autumn, Felicia, Gaby, Enid and some others. The coaches just didn’t perceive them to be as potentially popular and retain viewers, as the ones they kept to get to the live shows. Gwen dismissed J Chosen by giving him a bad song choice. Adam has almost destroyed Lilli with song choices.

  38. frannie dowding says:

    This Season is jam-packed full of incredible talent. Interesting – you can really tell how many fans have a strong music background.. Music has been so hugely important to me, beginning at eight when my parents first put me in a choir. People out there with real music knowledge would make sure Hunter Plake and TSoul are in the top four. Unfortunately, I don’t think think they will both make it… A good lesson for young fans:. Don’t discount the “older voters” because I may be chronological ly 65, in my mind and heart I am 29! Thanks to Faith, a young, silly Husband and music! The Voice is so wonderful – I am choosing to ignore the negative press about the Show. I admire every brave contestant who walks up those steps to the microphone… I have experienced some crazy scary auditions, but the strong desire and/or ambition that these talented singers have is off the charts! Keep enjoying The Voice, music lovers!