Here’s My Take on The Voice’s Narrowing Field

During the first night of the Blind Auditions I tweeted Adam Levine and blatantly told him that he had the Season 3 winner on his Team – Bryan Keith and I’m still going with that prediction.

The very same thing happened to me during Season 1 (except the part about me tweeting Adam Levine) when I heard Javier Colon in the Blind Auditions. I knew he would win it all.

Season 2 on the other hand, I was all over the board. I did not expect Jermaine Paul to win; I didn’t think he was that great of a soloist; I didn’t buy ANY of his i-tunes songs and I was rooting for Juliet Simms.

Juliet Simms just didn’t know how prophetic the song It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World would be for her in Season 2, because in my opinion, it will be several years (if The Voice survives several years) before a female wins the whole pie. Which is sad. Because from where I sat, the public was dying to hear more from Juliet Simms and less of Jermaine Paul.

Even today, with the field at 12, I’ll make my prediction down to the Final Four and I’m only going to pick one female and that’s because I feel Dez Duron fell on this face last night when he took a trip on the good ship lollipop with his song choice.

So here are my predictions:

Sylvia Yacoub

Team Xtina: Sylvia Yacoub is probably the only female in this competition that can win it all, if the powers that be allow it. Her song choices are right on, she has talent oozing out of her, and every time you see her she’s sporting a different look. She doesn’t have any emotional baggage (or doesn’t talk about it if she does), she’s always up beat and smiling and she listens to her Coach.

Didn’t you wonder why some of the better singers were eliminated by the Coaches last year? Like Jesse Campbell, James Massone?

Terry McDermott

Team Blake: Terry McDermott has a pure, wonderful, rocker voice. No matter what he sings, he sounds great. He makes great song choices which has helped him prove to the judges that he can sing anything and sound great at it. He doesn’t have any emotional baggage, he’s always upbeat and again, he listens to his Coach ( I think Blake probably has more emotional baggage than Terry does).

Terry is from Ireland, was previously in a band, has a wife and child, he’s moving on in a new direction and a solo career is part of that and even if he doesn’t win The Voice, I bet record executives have already been slipping their business cards under his door or into the hands of his wife.

Cody Belew

Team CeeLo: CeeLo has 3 great singers on his team. I like the underdog, Cody Belew. I loved him the minute I saw him but he’s got to start thinking like a competitor and realize that CeeLo is also giving good advice to Trevin Hunte and Nicholas David – because CeeLo sees 2012 as “His Year To Win.” Blake won Season 2, Adam won Season 1 and he’s just going to side step Christina. Cody needs to watch out for Cody. He needs to start making better song choices – masculine song choices. There’s nothing wrong with Tina Turner – but he should start listening to that little voice inside him and I don’t mean the voice from that elderly black lady he seems to be channeling lately.

Bryan Keith

Team Adam: Finally we reach my choice – Bryan Keith. He has a voice for the ages. It’s been bred in him and he has some of the best resources advising him – Grammy winning resources. He has no baggage, tons of drive and ambition, listens to everything his coach and other coaches say to him. He was my winning pick when I heard him sing at the Blind Auditions and was the first 4-chair turnaround. I haven’t heard anyone say “Bryan, that wasn’t your best performance.”

Bryan Keith is my pick to win Season 3 of The Voice.

My Reasons for Watching “The Voice” – Reality Show #1

It’s not my hate for Simon Cowell (X Factor) or the fact that I play the office pool during American Idol (but don’t watch the show).

I was drawn to The Voice from the beginning probably due to my eclectic choice in music and my love for Maroon 5. I DON’T LISTEN to Britney Spears and I couldn’t tell you the name of a song by Demi Lovato.

I predicted that Javier Colon would win Season 1 of The Voice (and he did) and I’m predicting that Bryan Keith will win Season 3. I even tweeted Adam Levine and told him so.

I enjoy the chemistry between the judges on The Voice. I like hearing that Blake Shelton took Dia Frampton from Season 1 on tour with him and that Javier Colon was in South America recently with Maroon 5.

You don’t hear about those things coming out of the X Factor or American Idol camps. Mainly because the “star” judges on those panels are more interested in their 8-figure salaries than they are in the talent.

The Voice has pioneered a new way of auditioning in case you haven’t caught the show. The judges sit with their backs to the stage and all they hear is the … Voice. On Tuesday night a young man sang La Bamba entirely in Spanish and Blake Shelton was so excited he could hardly wait to hit his buzzer. Blake and CeeLo Green were fighting to be his coach. That’s not something you’ll see on X Factor or American Idol.

The Voice is still in the audition stages. The judges will have teams made up of 16 members this season. You can catch it on NBC Television or go here:

http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/

Celebrity Judges of The Voice, X Factor and American Idol steal spotlight from contestants

Celebrity Judges of The Voice, X Factor and American Idol steal spotlight from contestants.