Youth did not prevail this week on “The Voice.”
On Monday, Cee Lo Green cut baby-faced 23-year-old Tony Massone while Adam Levine eliminated Marietta-based 19-year-old Pip.
Mathai, the 19-year-old Dallas resident who moved to Atlanta a year ago, survived Monday night’s cut. But was she able to get past 34-year-old Adele Redux Katrina Parker?
The answer, in three words: not even close.
Parker is simply a stronger singer across the board. In the “sing for your life” segment, Parker’s version of Pink’s “Perfect” was more polished than Mathai’s much riskier and perfectly respectable take on Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova.”
But her coach Levine implied without saying it out right that she didn’t really blow the audience away. “I kept waiting for you to explode,” Levine said to Mathai. He had to cut her.
“Thank you to America. Thank you to the show showing me how much I want to