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‘The Voice’ recap: who made the top 3?

THE VOICE -- "Live Show" Episode 322B -- Pictured: Terry McDermott -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

THE VOICE -- "Live Show" Episode 322B -- Pictured: Terry McDermott -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

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Not surprisingly, based on Monday’s performances, Lithonia’s big throated R&B/pop singer Trevin Hunte went home tonight.

His “Wind Beneath My Wings” was off pitch and didn’t help him at all Monday night, especially after a relatively commanding “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” a week earlier.

The three fighting for the season three finals: Terry McDermott,  Cassadee Pope and Nicholas David.

Pope has been selling more copies than any other artists in iTunes, which apparently helps her voting count based on the arcane rules set by the producers.

Note to Christina: the bangs and raccoon makeup does not do you justice.

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26 comments Add your comment

Pitchy

December 11th, 2012
9:13 pm

New thread. My vote goes to Cassadee. Best part of evening was listening to Chris Mann!

Pitchy

December 11th, 2012
9:14 pm

Hope to post with you guys in the morning. Rest of my evening will be fighting with my cat and putting up the Christmas Tree. This will definitely be interesting.

Good night.

Seth T

December 11th, 2012
9:41 pm

Just got back from playing a Christmas Party dinner gig. Nice to only have to do 5:30 to 7;30 and be done already.FF’wdg through a bunch of fill and Judges sugar and honey chatter. While X-Factor Judges sometimes make cruel comments, The Voice crew goes overbaord with dripping praise. Most common phrase to contestants “you know I’m a fan of yours”

So somewhat of a surprise that Nicholas David made top 3. He does have the most “distinctive” voice of the group, and the only one I might buy a new album of.

Don’t worry about the singing part, but some of us guys would invite Rae Lynn to our next open mic party. She could be fun.

DanJ

December 12th, 2012
12:29 am

Cassadee should walk away with it now! Nicholas is more of a blues artist and while he might make a living singing I don’t see him as a star. Terry reminds me of the opening act for the Clash. Nothing special! Trevin was Cassaddee’s only competition and he’s gone. Wind Beneath My Wings? Seriously he or CeeLo could not have picked a worse song and the fact X-Tina said she loved it only tells me there’s no real criticism from the judges. While it’s true you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Who wants a bunch of flies? My point is the show is too sweet! I say that as a fan of the show!

I didn’t care at all for RaeLynn! “MUTE” Juliet’s song was okay but nothing special. I did enjoy Chris Mann’s song. I thought he was okay last year but he was not my favorite but I enjoyed the song tonight. As Pitchy said he does make you think Zoolander! It was sad to see Trevin go but I think the right producer could make him a star. Quincy Jones are you listening?

DanJ

December 12th, 2012
12:33 am

Someone tell Terry McDermott that David Cassidy called and wants his Partridge family hair back!

Highlander

December 12th, 2012
6:57 am

Morning!

I’m a bit shocked that Trevin went home. Discounting his poor song choice Monday (!!), he still has a much better “Voice” than Nicholas or Terry. Don’t really see Terry as a big-selling artist and Nicholas is Leon Russell- or Joe C0cker-lite. While Classic Rock and R&B are very popular, they simply can’t compete with the original artists from those same genres.

With the right original material, Cassadee or Trevin could sell some CD’s (or downloads).

Mercedes S.

December 12th, 2012
7:18 am

ANybody who takes on “Wind Beneath My WIngs” in a singing contest should be forced to watch “Beaches” first so at least he/she understands what the song is about.

Deirdre

December 12th, 2012
7:23 am

Morning!

Was Wind Beneath My Wings Trevin’s choice or his mentor’s? I haven’t been watching so I don’t know. If it was Trevin’s choice then he definitely deserves to be out. Why would he choose that song? Don’t get me wrong, I’m one of the last people on the planet who still gets a little misty when I hear it but….it sure isn’t a song to show off good vocals!

Harriett

December 12th, 2012
8:30 am

I do, too, D, but IMO Gary Morris had the best ever version of that song. Bette Midler’s has become iconic, but he won Song of the Year on the Academy of County Music awards show the year he recorded it. This was before the Midler version. To me, that is a song the contestants should stay away from. I loved Trevin, but was horrified at his performance.

And, good morning!

Rickster

December 12th, 2012
9:16 am

I guess with Trevin’s departure, Joshua Ledet’s status as the greatest singer in the last 50 years (or was it the best singer ever?) is safe?

DanJ

December 12th, 2012
9:17 am

Harriett, I also prefer the Gary Morris version of the song Wind Beneath My Wings to all the others although Bette Midler did a great job of changing it up. Jeez that was 30 years ago the song came out. Now I really feel old!

One thing I will say about The Voice is that they do base at least part of the voting on song downloads and based on the downloads Trevin was last. What I don’t understand is why either him or CeeLo knowing this chose the song in the first place. His R&B base would be turned off unless he gave an iconic performance, which he didn’t.

Rickster

December 12th, 2012
9:17 am

And codolences to Nora Jones (who I think would make a much better judge and/or mentor) on any of the music shows on the passing of her father, Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar

Rickster

December 12th, 2012
9:29 am

Or “condolences” even! 8-O

Pitchy

December 12th, 2012
9:38 am

I believe it was “the best singer in the last 50 years!”

Yes, R.I.P Mr. Ravi Shankar! His legacy lives on.

yamama

December 12th, 2012
9:49 am

Terry McDermott is the man

FM Fats

December 12th, 2012
10:47 am

Nicholas David will end up fronting a Doobie Brothers tribute band.

Rickster

December 12th, 2012
10:53 am

After a long hiatus….

American Idol Auditions we’d love to have seen: Mick Jagger – “Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)”

Randy: The singing was just a’right for me., but… Dude… those were some serious moves!

Paula: I like the sound of the term “British Invasion.” ;-)

Steven: Man… those are some huge lips!

J-Lo: I ike lips – and that tongue! ;-)

Simon: Look, I like the fact that you’re British and all… but I don’t think you’re quite right for this competition. I don’t see you so much as a solo singer. You belong in a group. I see big things there.

The Truth

December 12th, 2012
11:02 am

Is it just us, or does it seem that cars in car commercials are going at least 80 mph…no wonder we see so many idiots driving fast and goofy.

Seth T

December 12th, 2012
11:10 am

@DanJ – “the show is too sweet”; a good way to express it. After the blind auditions, you can pretty much block the Judges comments, as it’s either rambling about nothing or sugary comments repeated over & over. A lot of time fill by letting the Judges ramble on, and back-stage interviews that are 3rd grade stuff.

I don’t think any of the final 3 will be seen much in the Big Leagues of music entertainment in the future. They may latch-on to some add-on shows, like Rae Lynn has done with Blake and Amanda’s tours – but I doubt we will see them pushing the top 40 on Billboard or playing any large venues under their own name. A combined tour can be a success because you need a lot of name draw to fill a basketball arena.

The song choices in some cases have been awful, Trevin has done several songs that were bad choices. Maybe Cee Lo should have had him sing his hits.

DanJ

December 12th, 2012
12:01 pm

@Seth, I think there’s tens of thousands of great singers that given the chance could be successful in the music business. That also applies to actors, authors or any other field of work. Those who make it onto singing competition shows do at least get their work exposed for the masses. I think Cassadee and Trevin have a chance to become recording artists. They also have the ABILITY to become stars. So I kinda disagree with you.

A star has to resonate in and reach out to a particular audience or genre through their music and their personal experiences. Taylor Swift is a good example! Cassadee and Trevin will go as far as their music, personalities and producers take them. The key to success will be who produces their music. Nicholas and Terry IMO only have the ability to be niche stars.

On the other hand up to 7 from X-Factor have a shot at a recording career. The four that are left plus Diamond White, Lyric145 and Jennel Garcia. It would not surprise me that 5 years from now Jennel is the biggest star from the show ala Jennifer Hudson.

SNAPPS

December 12th, 2012
2:43 pm

I know I read about Trevin Hunte going to be eliminated but I thought it was more of a rumor. I think his delivery of Wing Beneath my Wings was great and it was a bit of a different approach, but that could be what killed it for him. I have my money on Cassadee Pope as this season’s winner on my favorite primetime show The Voice. There’re lots of primetime shows I wouldn’t have ever watched if my DISH Hopper DVR didn’t record all my PrimeTime Anytime shows. My coworker at DISH suggested the upgrade after I told him the headache of timers and conflicts I get with multiple recordings. I can record the four major networks on one TV, and play them back anytime within the next eight days. Now I can get all of them on one tuner and keep my other 2 TVs free for the family to watch.

Seth T

December 12th, 2012
3:58 pm

I would agree that Cassadee is the most likely to win, and I hope she does – as the girls have gotten the short shrift on the voice, the past 2 seasons.

Looking at the current seasons of talent shows like X-Factor, The Voice, the recent conclusion of Idol, Duets, The Next, etc. – along with looking back at the past few years of these type of shows — and also competitors that spawn from the same type of shows in the UK, Canada, Australia ; etc.

There simply isn’t a bottomless market for hitting the big-time for the also-rans on these shows, even if they are pretty good. There are past AI, Voice and X-Fac contestants for instance, that were briefly household names for millions of viewers and had the exhuberant support of 100k’s of bloggers kudos and fans for a few weeks — and couldn’t sell enough albums to keep a label.

Javier Colon said in an interview a while back, that he was basically “making a living and trying to keep-up with the bills” – He has a press agent and a booking agency, but I see him advertised mostly in medium to smaller venues, with ticket prices about half of what the average known star gets in the area. There were some Voice contestants that the Judges helped along after the show – but most are back to their local or regional bookings, where they started from.

It’s true that the TV exposure gives them some degree of extra-ordinary fame and recognition. There are major players in the music industry in LA, Nashville, New York, etc. – that literally control the flow of music to be played at radio stations, hub-bub with TV network exec’s for appearances, and can promote an artist from rags to riches. But the “top 12″ in these talent shows are getting to be a dime a dozen. All but the winner will soon be forgotten, and even the winner will have a lot of wood to chop to stay highly relevant in the business.

Deirdre

December 12th, 2012
4:03 pm

Rumors from Idol Hollywood Week. Only the boys arrived on Monday. The girls will start tomorrow. So far, about 60 guys have made it to the group rounds and SPOILER ALERT the producers are putting together the groups. No more wasted time while the contestants try to put together their own groups.

DanJ

December 12th, 2012
4:37 pm

@Seth, you’re right about most having to go back to regional small venues which shows that there’s more to making it than just a voice. Stars have good producers and have something more than a voice. The it/x-factor. If you watched the UK version of X-Factor you heard Ella Henderson. She got booted I think at 5 or 6. She now has 4 record labels trying to sign her. She has a good voice but she also has something special about her. She was also my favorite on the show.

@Deirdre, I think having producers putting the groups together is the best thing the show could do. They have a better idea who matches up well.

Rickster

December 12th, 2012
5:10 pm

Have a great evening everyone.

G

December 12th, 2012
5:15 pm

Not surprised to see Trevin go. Song selection was really that bad, and he lost whatever R&B audience he had. Moving on, I see Trevin getting work as a steady back-up singer. Hey, some of the best have started as back-ups. Really dissappointed in Trevin AND Celo.