Here in California we’re a few minutes away from the semifinals of “The Voice”. As I wait for the DVR to get a few minutes ahead, this is the time to write up my thoughts on the last eight contestants. To start, I don’t have anyone that I really dislike. Last season, I really didn’t like Christina’s finalist, Beverly. She was talented, but I just really didn’t care for her music or her personality. This actually makes this season a little harder. I don’t have anyone to root against (I had a few, but they all got eliminated over the last few weeks), so I’ve got to pick my favorites to root for.
Katrina Parker and Tony Lucca
I’ve liked Katrina’s voice from the beginning. I totally see why she gets the comparisons to Adele (both because of her voice and because of her look), but I don’t think that’s anything bad. Tony finally wowed me when he did “Hit me Baby One More Time” but I need to see him do something more. At this point I’m pulling for Katrina.
Erin Willett and Jermaine Paul
Jermaine has been one of the strongest singers since the beginning. He has talent and big time experience as a backup for Alicia Keys. My wife really likes Erin, but she hasn’t wowed me yet. I pick Jermaine, and honestly he has to be a favorite to win it all.
Jamar Rogers and Juliet Simms
CeeLo finally got rid of James and Cheesa. I couldn’t stand either of them from the beginning. Jamar is great, but I feel like everything is about his story at this point. After his last performance everyone praised his story and said nothing about his singing, which was good but not great. Juliet is an amazing performer and controls the stage. She’s got to be a favorite to win as well.
Chris Mann and Lindsay Pavao
I really like Lindsay’s voice, but I don’t dig what she’s been doing with her songs so far. I’m hoping that she gets something awesome when she gets to do an original song. Chris is pretty awesome and I’ve liked him from the beginning. So at this point, I’ve got to put my support behind Chris.
So where does that leave us? I like Juliet, Jermaine, Chris and Katrina in the finals. Out of them? Wow, I’d really be happy with anyone winning. I can picture myself buying stuff by Juliet, Chris or Katrina. Depending on what style of music he goes with I could buy Jermaine’s stuff too. Personally I’d like to see Juliet or Katrina. Juliet is entertaining and Katrina is a great talent. Guess we’ll have to see how it goes!