I was thinking that before Blake ever opened his mouth. That's especially true if Blake has been watching AI and seen how popular Scotty is. It's a shame, because I thought Tyler could have been another Buddy Holly-type, what with his nerdy image.
Out of the 4 picks, that was the only I seriously disagreed with. I couldn't make up my mind between Frenchie and Tarralyn and, although I favored Vicci, I thought Nikki had a great voice, too. I'm glad Casey made it because she was my choice, but Tim did better than I thought he would. I thought it was interesting that CLo said Casey reminded him of Stevie Nicks--and that was a bad thing. He would rather hear somebody with an original voice like Tim.
Also, I loved Blake's remark at the end. "Someday CLo is going to look back at his worst mistakes and say this was one of them, pairing Vicci and Nikki." I totally agree, and I also wonder what these coaches were thinking by putting their best talent against each other. As somebody said here, why dilute your talent pool so early?
Is the show only going to be an hour? I thought that maybe it was an hour this week due to Biggest Loser having a special or something.
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Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!
Taking Christina's picks as an example, she had two black women but only wanted one to be in her final 4. She knew she wanted Frenchie because she is alreadly known, marketable, good singer and beautiful.
Cee Lo and Blake, same thing. I forget who Adam chose at the moment.
So far I really love this show! Nice to have a unique format.
I think Blake comes from the country world and he thinks of things from a country perspective. That's why he doesn't like runs or Tyler very much. I had hoped that his adviser would not be a country artist but I suppose he doesn't really know anyone else. I thought he had a lot of nerve saying Cee-Lo made a mistake considering he made a bigger one. I think it sort of suggests that he paired his battle knowing which he would send home. I think if you ask Cee-Lo why he compared 2 talented singers against each other, he'd say that he thinks all 8 of his acts are really talented. He seems to have the most faith in his team from what we have seen. That is an assumption. Since we didn't see Niki's audition, maybe she didn't show a lot of promise and he thought she would be TKO'd by Vicci.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
I wonder how much the experience they had coaching the contestants played in to their choices. If they found one of the two more coachable or disliked someone's attitude, did that play in to their choices tonight? It seems like it would have to have some impact.
That being said, I don't condemn Blake's pick to move on. I only condemn his choice of song for them. Burning Love? Seriously? It's not a singer's song. I'd liken it to I Kissed a Girl for Frenchie's audition song. Elvis could pull it off because at one time Elvis was like walking sex to a lot of women. But I'm sure even he would tell you it wasn't one of his vocal marvels.
Had Blake really wanted to stack the deck, he'd have chosen a country song for them. Patrick shines at those. He nailed Live Like You Were Dying and would easily out sing Scotty McCreary. I think Patrick is great, but Burning Love isn't a song that will make anyone great. I also think he will get a lot of votes and Blake is smart enough to know that. Blake is trying to win in the end, and he knows Tyler wouldn't win.
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Blake is sticking out for all the wrong reasons as a judge on this show.
I really felt the other judges decided who they wanted during the battle rounds and Blake already had his mind set before hand.
Adam picking Casey was no brainer. Vicci and Casey are my favorite contestants so far, but there is still a lot we haven't seen yet. So I am keeping an open mind at this point.
Good show so far!
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