With the ending line displayed, VoiceSeason 21’s Top 5 took to the stage on Monday night with hope sing their way into the hearts of viewers. You already know who I think is the key to winning. If you don’t, that’s it! Is that action still leading after the contestants have weathered all of their upbeat and downbeat numbers? Read on and we’ll discuss…
Hailey Mia (Team Kelly), “deja vu” – Rank: B- | In her first issue, the former Team Ariana member once again faced off against Olivia Rodrigo, this time while the back dancers had a pillow fight behind her back. And even though the 14-year-old started off strong – poise and, let’s say pretty solid – as the song started to pick up, she became a little more weak, dropping a bum here and there. . However, the way she presents her falsetto is great, she raps confidently and looks like she’s at least try to dominate the stage. She will die when she reaches her full potential.
Paris Winham (Blake Team), “Me and Mrs. Jones” – Rank: B | After dedicating the tearful ballad to “No. . His performance was interesting, to be sure, but unlikely to make him a prime contender for victory. While there are a few nice, loud notes, it’s simply missing the fireworks that caught our attention and dazzled us in the first place. Maybe he’s saving his showstopper for song #2?
Girl named Tom (Team Kelly), “The Chain” – Rank: A | In terms of their uptempo count, the first trio to ever make it to the finale not only showcased the close harmony that made them the leaders throughout the competition, each of the sibs in turn were attention, with Bekah belts more than we previously heard. (She nailed it, by the way, except maybe the last big note she went; there was a little sound, “Erm…”) If the trio used to be hard to beat, this can make them unable to hit.
Jershika Maple (Team Legend), “I’m going Down” – Rank: A | Before following in Katie Kadan’s footsteps and receiving the hit of Mary J. Blige, Jershika dedicated her performance to the church community that believed in her. And how proud they must be. In a relaxed setting, she unleashes rich, powerful note after note, smooth lines as if she were painting them in the air. And her stage presence – damn it! Hailey, this is how one owns a stage. Jershika performed that performance with every inch of her body. Sparkling.
Wendy Moten (Team Blake), “How would I know?” – Grade: A | Gotta gives Wendy credit: She made her cover of Whitney Houston look like her misspelling a contestant’s name to me. Here, her voice rose, soar higher, and then I’m pretty sure it was all gone into space. If there were no cheers in the background, you could convince me we were listening to a composite recording. She has that good. And as an added bonus, she even looks like she had some fun with it.
Hailey Mia (Team Kelly), “id’twannabeyouanymore” – Rank: A + | OH. Sweet Hailey dedicates her cover of Billie Eilish to all the kids who are struggling to accept themselves. And it was a show! From “go,” she sings with breathtaking clarity, going from soft and whispery to strong and powerful. Furthermore, her performance had such a wonderful nuance that, by the time she finished, I had to wonder if there was anything that could be done with a note she didn’t. Forget what I said about Hailey being her own. I’m an idiot. The child had it continued.
Paris Winham (Team Blake), “Ain’t Nobody” – Rank: C | Ooh, this is tough. We all know that Paris is an avid singer. Here, however, are only glimmers of his greatness. For the most part, he sounded off-kilter, as if he couldn’t reach or stay on the field. It was an explosion, as always, as he let out his hoarse howl. But even that wasn’t enough to save this mess. Fourth place, I think.
The Girl named Tom (Team Kelly), “Baby, Now That I’m Found You” – Rank: A | The Liechty siblings dedicated their ballad to each other so sincerely that half of the parents who were watching turned to their children and said, “Why can’t you just talk to your Are you like that?!? As for the performance, it’s wonderful, perfect, and warm as a down blanket. I’ve read complaints that “Oh, GNT does the same thing every week”, but when “same thing” is that grave, that sparkling, that perfect, why on earth changed?!?
Jershika Maple (Team Legend), “Rolling in the Deep” – Rank: A | Hailey impressed me as much as tonight, or as Wendy always has, just as much as I love the sound of GNT… my heart really goes to Jershika. She is so powerful and has been underrated (must sing twice for Instant Save). On her Adele cover, she gave it all and then some, performing with a volcanic force and ferocity that made the water in my glass sway. It wasn’t a perfect performance, no, but it was great. She. Take it. We. Over there. (Well, at least me.)
Wendy Moten (Team Blake), “Over the Rainbow” – Rank: A + | Dedicate for Wizard of Oz Classic for Memphis and Nashville, her two hometowns, Wendy delivered a typical performance that was faultless (for her anyway). She went from as fragile as a ray of sunshine to as big as that whole damn rainbow. Just a giant voice. I really don’t know who will win anymore. GNT can’t be faulted. Jershika made it for me would like her to win very badly. But after such a performance, sheesh. How can Wendy Not win?
https://tvline.com/2021/12/13/the-voice-recap-top-5-performances-jershika-maple-hailey-mia/ The Voice Recap: Top 5 Performances – Jershika Maple, Hailey Mia