The Voice (NBC) is Down to 8 – My Predictions Were Half Right

Last night (Tuesday, Nov. 20) was the elimination show that narrowed The Voice contestants down to eight. I did a quick and dirty watch of Monday’s two-hour show and in doing so, I completely missed one of my favorites (Cody Belew) performance. Thank goodness so many other blogs, radio show web sites and other e-spots are happy to slap together a recap (so what if grammar and correct spelling gets shot out the window in the process). I can’t condemn them, I’ve watched my share of them in the last few weeks to get updated as to what’s been going on.

After seeing Bryan Keith’s performance of the Billy Joel song, I can understand why he was not chosen to move forward. There’s no way of knowing who suggested that he sing that song. I know I read somewhere that he was (I’m only putting it in my own vernacular here) honoring his New York roots, but if that’s true, that are far better songs about New York that he could have sung. The goal was to get iTunes users to buy/vote and Billy Joel does not appeal to the age bracket that’s likely to do that, especially at this stage of the game.

As far as Sylvia Yacoub goes, I was struck dumb when she was eliminated. I felt she definitely had what it took to go all the way – far more than Melanie Martinez, but that’s where having the right coach comes in.

On Tuesday morning I went to iTunes and bought Cody’s song and Terry McDermott’s and that was just from “Previewing” them. I didn’t bother buying Bryan Keith’s, because in my opinion he had already lost the ability to move ahead (and I personally do not like Billy Joel’s music, I don’t care who’s singing it). Even from watching the Monday night show I knew Cassadee Pope and Amanda Brown would move forward due to their performance and THEIR SONG CHOICES.

So my predicitions were half right. I still think Cody and Terry will make it to the final four.

On another note I was thrilled to see a Kia commercial featuring Juliet Simms last night. I hope that means she’s still making music.

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