Ranking The Teams
Adam Secures the Best Team for the Battle Rounds
In this post I will be ranking the teams on an episode to episode basis. I will be taking into consideration the picks, the coaches decision, tactics and who has a pet bird with them.
1. Team Adam
Already on his team: Judith Hill, Midas Whale, Sarah Simmons, Karina Iglesias, Warren Stone, Duncan Kamakana, Patrick Dodd, Agina Alvarez
Newest additions: Michael Austin, Sasha Allen, Amy Whitcomb, Amber Carrington
Adam doesn't just have a great mix of different artists he arguably has the best individual singers of all the coaches (Judith Hill, Sasha Allen, Patrick Dodd, Amy Whitcomb). In the last two episodes of the blind auditions he grabbed up two good country singers in Michael Austin and Amber Carrington, and one of the best R&B singers I've seen in Sasha Allen. But the biggest surprise was that Adam picked up the former 'Sing-Off' contestant, Amy Whitcomb (she wasn't shown on the show) with what looked like a solo turn around. I cant wait to see her perform in the battle rounds and since we didn't see her on the show her is a clip of her on the Sing-Off.
Best Performance: Sasha Allen
2. Team Usher
Already on his team: Jess Kellner, Vedo, Josiah Hawley, Michelle Chamuel, Taylor Beckham, Chelsea M., Audrey Karrasch, Orlando Dixon
Newest additions: Jeff Lewis, Jamila Thompson, Ryan Innes, Jessica Childress
Usher steals the second place away from Blake this week simply because of his last two picks. His first two picks were good, Jeff Lewis sang an acoustic version of one of Ushers songs and Jamila Thompson (not shown on TV) seems like a perfect fit for him but Jeff Innes and Jessica Childress were easily his best picks of the season. Jeff Innes is a big guy that is full of soul and a beard to die for, while Jessica Childress (the very last pick) killed her audition and had the three other judges upset that they didn't have a spot left for her.
Best Performance: Tie - Jessica Childress and Ryan Innes
3. Team Blake
Already on his team: The Morgan Twins, Danielle Bradbury, Christian Porter, Holly Tucker, The Swan Brothers, Trevor Davis, Savannah Berry
Newest additions: Caroline Glaser, Justin Rivers, Michelle Raitzin, Grace Askew, Jaqui Sandell
Blake is back on his search for "unique" voices and that is exactly what he got. Caroline Glaser, Grace Askew, and Jaqui Sandell all had such good voices but were not what most would call traditional. Caroline had a quiet confidence, Grace had a chrome guitar swag about her that is not often seen on this show and Jaqui is a tattooed rock star that Blake could not go wrong with. His two last spots were filled with people that we didn't get to see because the show would rather show us people who didn't make it. Blake has a team that is well built but I don't see him getting that third win.
Best Performance: Caroline Glaser
4. Team Shakira
Already on her team: Mark Andrews, Kris Thomas, Tawnya Reynolds, Ca'thia, Garrett Gardner, Monique Abbadie, J'Sun, Brandon Roush, C. Perkins
Newest additions: Shawna P., Mary Miranda, Luke Edgemon
It seems fitting that Shakira is sitting in Cee Lo's old chair because she is doing about as good a job as he did in the first three seasons. She proved again that she can only get people who are super fans or if she is the only one to turn around. Her best bet to win the competition and her last pick up, Luke Edgemon, chose her over Usher (which was a huge surprise) is arguably the best male singer in this competition and since only one artist can win it for their coach Shakira still has a chance. Even if that chance is extremely small.
Best Performance: Luke Edgemon