Well, after watching last night’s episode of “The Voice,” all I have to say is Miranda Lambert is in for a lifetime of harsh criticism. Enjoy the honeymoon phase while you can, sweetheart!
It’s part two of the blind auditions, and the judges have only 2 hours to add five members each to their teams. Although we fly through the contestants, more are turned away this episode than last.
The problem? For one, with less spots to fill, the judges have to be more picky. Secondly, for some reason everyone and their mother picked songs that belonged to the judges or their significant others. Blake Shelton does NOT like it when you try to sing his or his fiancé’s songs better than they do. And trust me, you won’t. But Cee Lo Green, on the other hand, loves to hear his own stuff – no matter how it sounds. I’m not entirely sure whose ego is bigger.
Oh God, please stop. Just… stop!
Still, just like last episode, no one is really bad, which makes it even more heartbreaking when the losers are sent off the stage with their dreams crushed. It’s even more painful to watch Carson Daly try to interact with them afterwards. Seriously, did they bother hiring any writers? Just one would have helped.
Regardless, we reach a major dilemma towards the end of the episode. With four spots still left to fill, we’ve run out of contestants. So Christina comes up with the bright idea to re-audition the rejected artists. Selected rejects will sing a different song and the judges who have not completed their teams must listen, as usual, with their backs turned towards the stage – cuz it’s not like they’ll remember their voices or anything.
After listening to five contestants (poor Sonia from the last episode is sent home yet again), the teams are finally complete, and we’re on to the next round, where judges will have to narrow their teams from eight to four. It’s gonna be brutal, people! And for those of you who absolutely love this show, they’re cutting it down from two-hour to one-hour episodes. Good for me, bad for you.
Looking forward to writing the full recap. ‘Til then, my friends!