Could a Group Bring Home the Grand Prize on ‘The Voice’ This Year?
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It’s not common for groups to audition for The Voice, but not unheard of. Even though duos and trios are absolutely amazing, they typically don’t make it very far in this competition. Now that this season is off to a dramatic start, I can say I think one of this year’s group performances has a chance to win it all.
Since this show began, duos and trios have been able to compete in this competition. Over the years, fans have questioned whether it is fair to have groups perform against individual artists, but the show itself hasn’t addressed their concerns. Considering these acts haven’t historically made it too far, they probably haven’t put much thought into it.
The two group performances that we’ve seen this year have seriously rocked the house. I don’t know about you guys, but I think The Voice history might be made this year.
The Sibling Band, A Girl Named “Tom”
During night one of The Voice premiere, the judges absolutely fell in love with A Girl Named “Tom.” They earned a 4 Chair Turn, and ended up choosing Team Kelly. They seriously owned that stage when they say “Helplessly Hoping” by Crosby, Stills & Nash.
This sibling band harmonized perfectly and had each member lead a different verse. Even though they sounded amazing as one voice, I felt like I got to hear everyone in the group because of how they featured each person vocally. If they continue to have quality performances like the one we saw in the premiere, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with on this season.
Now I know what you’re wondering, and the answer is no. The only girl in this group is not named Tom. They announced that Tom was a nickname the boys made for Beckah Grace Liechty in their youth.
The Father-Son Duo, Jim and Sasha Allen
The other group we saw on the premiere was father-son group Jim and Sasha Allen. In my opinion, I thought they were almost as good as Girl Named Tom. They chose to perform “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver. Don’t get me wrong, they performed very well. The stakes were just so much higher for them since they chose a song that’s considered to be a classic and auditioned after Girl Named “Tom.”
They differed from Girl Named “Tom” because Sasha held the chorus throughout the entire song. Even though it’s pretty normal for groups to focus mainly on harmonization, I would’ve liked to have heard Jim more. It almost felt like Sasha could have competed in the competition as a solo artist.
There are still a few groups that we have yet to see in the auditions for this season of The Voice. So far, the groups have seriously brought their “A Game” to the competition, I can’t wait to see what the other groups have to offer in the next two weeks of blind auditions.