When I heard that Laith was taking on Bob Seger's 'We've got tonight' I was a wee bit concerned. I absolutely love Laith(& he certainly is NOT hard on the eyes),but as we Michigander's Have Bob Seger on the golden pedestal where he belongs,I was almost certain that Laith couldn't do it justice. Silly me-Laith owned it hard!! I'd LOVE to hear him sing 'Turn the page'! Laith rocks,rolls,rules!!! And Brian Bautista,just...wow.
I always look to not only who the winner of "The Voice" will be, but how the show will affect their career going forward. Shalyah, for instance, just turned 16. If she studies music hard and follows the straight and narrow she could be a star in a couple of years. Mary Sarah needs to work on her lower register. That means practice, practice, practice maybe working with a vocal coach and she could be a top country singer some day. Laith Al-Saadi's rendition of "We've Got Tonight" needed some alternate chords with a little tension. There were times when the chords just seemed wrong. However, because of his voice and excellent guitar playing, I predict that Laith will have so many Blues Fests and high end Blues venues, that he will make a ton of money from his stay on "The Voice". Alisan Porter is a great performer and comes out swingin'. I do think that a couple of her future performances might need to be finessed with a scalpel rather than a sledge hammer. I think if she can navigate her song choices, she has a good chance to win it all. Hannah Huston has an excellent voice, but she needs some time to fine tune her stage presence. She needs to lose that goofy 'ah shucks" kind of look, Adam Wakefield knows what he is doing. He sings and plays well. He exudes confidence on stage and I believe he will at least be a finalist. Bryan Bautista has a great voice and he is probably one of the most handsome guys I've ever seen. He has the ability to attract lots of votes from young girls like no one else in the competition. Performing the Latin tune was a great idea also. He is probably a contender. I think Nick and Paxton will faceoff at the bottom.
I could never vote for, as many of my friends have say too for Alison Porter . She at once had it all and threw it away for taking drugs. Her voice is amazing, but I would give it to anyone but her. There are so many wonderful singers on The Voice this year and someone else should have the chance to win.. Even though her has not used drugs in years, and she has two beautiful children, she just doesn't deserve to be given this honor.
I really don't care what Alisan Porter's rankings are in the competition. What I care about is she will be a successor to such female vocalists as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Stevie Nicks.
That Laith is a good singer but so repulsive to look at I could never vote for him nor would I ever go to a show to look at that disgusting looking person.
Thus far the best three performance was Laith, Shalyah and Alisan. I've been watching the voice for a period of time and Black has been constantly been at the bottom when most of them
are better singers than whites.