"The Voice" is back for Season 3 and it really does look like three's the charm for the NBC reality singing competition. Christina Aguilera graduated from leather diapers to leather daisy dukes.
So what makes a great reality judge? Is it the ability to make solid judgments about the contestants? Is it expertise? Flair? An on-stage pet, Cee Lo Green style?
Riffing had its roots in rhythm and blues. There was so much pain in this music that the melody just wouldn't do. But this is not what we hear in contemporary music. It's almost a competition to see who can do the most riffs, the fastest, the highest and the loudest.
On the last night before the winner of "The Voice" Season 2 is revealed, the four finalists -- Jermaine Paul, Juliet Simms, Chris Mann and Tony Lucca --sang thrice: a duet, a tribute and a final performance that viewers will vote on.
I commend the good intentions that go into The Voice, and although I am even a fan of the show, I am not convinced that a person's throat is their most valuable body part in the end.
It's shocking that we're only a week away from the Season 2 finale, when a winner will be crowned. But for now, Christina Aguilera is the one wearing the tiara.
Well, that was rough. We thought this was just a performance night, but Team Christina and Team Blake each lost another member on "The Voice" tonight in a very unexpected instant elimination.
Blake makes some disturbing comment about throwing his panties at James Massone (Gross, Dad!), but Coadge Cee Lo is proud to have a blossoming ladies' man on his team. We're not quite seeing it. We just see that headband.
As Jer's performance begins, we are instantly reminded of how ridiculously theatrical the performances can get on "The Voice": He emerges from a cloud of smoke in the back of the theater like the *NSYNC Pop Odyssey tour.
It's the last installment of the battle rounds on "The Voice" (finally!) and you know what that means ... You never have to look at the bedazzled discus Christina calls a hat ever again.
Unlike some of Season 1's standouts, we've yet to see a battle become more like a complimentary duet. That is, until tonight.
Though we were largely underwhelmed by last week's Battle Rounds, the second installment this week certainly made up for it. But this episode also brought two competitive duets that tore our hearts out because we loved both contestants so much.
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Whitney does differentiate herself from her previous competitors when it comes to her name, in that it is not like the Pips and Jonathuses and Charlotte Sometimes and Duckies we have seen.
James Massone is a 23-year-old Bostonian (with the accent to prove it) who works in his family's auto shop. James wants to get out of the body shop and make a career out of his singing,
The judges faced the audience and listened as Campbell, a single father, belted out the first few notes of 'A Song for You," originally performed by Ray Charles.