We return to jolly olde England where The Voice UK blind auditions continue. This week there were more great singers and more chair turning action. Judge’s Will.i.Am, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, and Olly Murs are looking for singers to join their teams that can win.
One of the problem with these shows is that opera singers don’t do so well. Maybe it’s because our modern world has no room for opera. Perhaps it’s the fact that it is Italian. But for now Luke is on team Jennifer after killing it with Il Mare Calmo Della Sera by Andrea Bocelli. That’s the album you keep around to impress your friends. He ended up on Team Jennifer.
This young Cypriot immigrant has a terrific voice and her rendition of Lullaby by Sigala ft Paloma Faith was amazing. She impressed Olly, Will, and Tom and ultimately went with Will, which I wonder if that was the best move.
She sang Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation, which is a great song but not a good choice to show off your voice. No chairs turned though Olly kind of regretted not doing so.
Now this dude can sing. He did Have A Little Faith In Me by John Hiatt and absolutely killed it. Olly and Jennifer both hit their buttons and he went with Olly. You’d think a guy with his pipes would go with Jennifer, but Olly needs some love too.
Oh, Holly. She gave it her all with her rendition of You Are The Reason by Calum Scott but it did not move the coaches and she got no chair turns.
I am a little surprised that Tom and Jennifer turned for him. He was pitchy as hell. He sang Higher Love’ by Steve Winwood and ended up on team Tom. Good luck.
Sarah is an older singer, in the sense that she’s not 17. Now this woman can sing REALLY well. She did In My Blood by Shawn Mendes, which led to a four chair turn. Jennifer compared her to Mariah Carey, and she does have quite a range. She ended up on team Jennifer.
Nxt Gen is another trio and they are very much a boyband. That’s why they sang consummate boy band leader Justin Timberlake’s Cry me a River. They have some great harmonies and are a lot of fun to watch. It’s like the late nineties golden age of boybands is back. They ended up on team Will.