No analysis here, the votes are in and it’s been decided. Whatever happens, happens.
I’m just gonna focus on Dia tonight because I really want her to win but honestly, it’s anyone’s win….k, but for real, I’ll be a little pissed if Vicci wins because I feel like she rode on the spectacle of her stage sets (drums, a bunch of warrior baby-kids flipping around, Cee Lo’s red Mohawk, etc)
I will simply make some random observations:
Xtina finally got rid of the crimps and went with some waves instead…she still looks a little cheap but it’s an improvement.
Love the glittery lace overlay on Dia’s dress…gosh, she even LOOKS like a winner.
Didn’t notice the unsightly sweat stains on Adam’s armpits the first time when he raised his arms the moment Javier took his hat off…he’s still sexy as hell though…
Wow, Stevie Nicks is one well-preserved lady. I love how she directed Javier throughout the whole song with her very intricate hand movements…
“This is someone who has a vision,” Blake says. Hell yes.
Blake might have a little crush on her…she reminds him of his wife…?
Dia and Miranda’s performance of “The House that Built Me” was beautiful.
Her hair…..wow. I didn’t realize how beautiful she would look if her hair was even shorter….
Miranda was rocking the hair feathers….a little out of place honestly, considering how straight and simple that dress was. I feel like feathers in the hair only go with ensembles that are either really funky or really bohemian.
I never realized how wonderful this song was until Dia was on it. I saw Miranda’s performance at the Grammys and I thought it was great but Dia’s collaboration was truly a serious upgrade.
I think she got a little emotional when Blake said she was family because she left the stage so quickly…
Oh. My. God..the announcement…I’m dying right now…
“Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS IS IT,” Carson says….
The top two were within 2% of each other…hmmm reminds me that I have to study for my stats/comm exam right now…
Dia is called first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Javier is called second. Expected. He was an early favorite and I know I predicted that he could win…
They both had the best stories…oh gosh, who is it, SAY IT ALREADY, CARSON!!!!
Dia was number one on iTunes….TWICE.
Well he was the true underdog here. Dia has had records out along with a record deal. And again, NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES TWICE, BITCH. She doesn’t need this show really….I’m getting bitter now…
Now I’m thinking, what if they read it wrong like on the BET Awards and it’s really Dia?
Whatever. Dia Frampton is the Adam Lambert of this season of “The Voice”. She went to #1 on iTunes—TWICE!!!!!! I can’t say that enough because that is a record that goes down in some kind of history which will guarantee her superstar status for the rest of her career.
It really doesn’t matter that she didn’t win. The point is that she has received the recognition she deserves and now, she will be unstoppable. Mission accomplished.
For the few who would like to read all my reviews on “The Voice”:
Opening performance from the team leaders:
Xtina was rocking the hot pants…hard. Loving the platinum extensions too. Her make-up makes her look old though.
Adam looked hot with that guitar…
Crazy Eyes looked like he didn’t belong there…
Cee Lo looked like a giant strawberry Skittle…
They could be a very interesting looking group; like a different version of the Black Eyed Peas…Cee Lo and Xtina would be the stars like Fergie and Will.I.Am and no one would care who Blake Shelton or Adam Levine were like those other two whose names I don’t care to recall right now.
So there’s one viewer save and one coach save…hmmm well, at least there is a guarantee someone good will stay.
Cee Lo has his glasses off…..whoa…his eyes and eyebrows are his best feature…on his whole body…
Raquel singing Blow by Kesha
I’m kinda predicting Raquel will bomb…like seriously bomb. She’s too young and her voice is not developed enough…
Good song choice for her though, Kesha barely sings so it’s not a difficult vocal range and it’s young and fresh
Gosh, she has to do choreography too? This girl is going to bomb….
The Performance: She starts strong…the dance break was so cute but her vocal suffered a little
Image: wow, those dancers were serious…back flips and everything…
Xtina is like a stage mom; she’s like doing all the dance moves with her…that was very cute actually.
She definitely committed to the performance and for a 16-year-old girl she looked completely in control most of the time….her only flaw was kind of not her fault: when Xtina stood up and was getting into the performance, she seemed like she was taking cues from whatever Xtina was doing, she was obviously distracted.
Jared Blake singing “Use Somebody” by K.O.L
Huge song choice…he better not fuck up
Performance: I would have liked this stripped down…the song is so soulful and there is no way he can make it as good as Kings of Leon so he might as well make it his own…he really isn’t though.
Image: There’s something about all the jewelry and the bandanna and the bald head and all the black…and how he locked eyes with that chick with skunk hair at the end…something a little cheesy…
Beverly M. singing “I’m the Only One” by Melissa Ethridge.
Oh, the biggest excuse of all singing competitions…I have a cold, this is my excuse for sucking or for surprising everyone and really rocking it.
Image: A kilt?…a fucking kilt?
The Performance: She sounds more controlled; you can really hear the texture of her voice. Nice. She actually did really good or at least better then Jared. Hopefully the voters can look passed any prejudices they might have against lesbians in kilts and vote for her.
Dia singing “Heartless” by Kanye
Ahhhhhhhhh! So nervous for her right now….
Image: She looks amazing. I found a dress similar to the one she wore during the duel round…I think I might buy it if it’s still at Urban Outfitters:
it had the same lacy overlay and sheer sleeves:
The shimmery eye shadow was so pretty the dress was so cute and quaint just like she is. I loved the bow and the shoes…such a demure, non-threatening image will work well with the American voters.
Blake says, “there’s a thing on YouTube and your playing piano on it”….did he see ALL that other stuff too??? This chick is not just some random thing on YouTube, she’s a freaking professional and I think she could make the final rounds.
Performance: So haunting…this performance will stay with me forever. I have never heard a female singer do this cover either. A lot of people are familiar with The Fray and maybe Kris Allen’s rendition. I can’t think of any female acts though.
I loved her voice when she sang, “like you don’t know me” and the run she took during the second verse was amazing…
Cee Lo calls it the greatest rendition of the song
Blake calls it his favorite moment of “The Voice” because for the first time America gets to see Dia Frampton do what Dia Frampton does…HELL YES.
Team Xtina’s performance: Lady Marmalade
Raquel should not be singing this song…inappropriate. She looked adorable though.
Lily killed it.
That last part where they all take unnecessary runs…that was kind of annoying honestly.
Xenia singing “Price Tag” by Jessie J
Image: My gosh, she looked adorable. Loving the stripes. And the hair. And of course, the bow.
Performance: I think she was a little too quiet for this song…it’s like every time I see her I wait for magic to happen and sometimes it just doesn’t. Overall, pretty underwhelming.
Blake was a total stage dad for her though.
Towards the end: she had this look in her eyes like, can I stop now? Is this song that totally does not match my voice over yet?
Lily Elise singing “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie
Image: There are mirrors on her dress….and I love it. She looks fierce as hell, actually.
Performance: She has dancers. Why?
It’s clear this girl has one of the best vocals in the competition but my problem is some of the vocal choices with the melody are just a little over done…especially towards the end when she squeaked a couple times, deliberately, but still, why? TOO MUCH.
Xtina says she showed control and restraint…more like Xtina’s over-singing version of control and restraint.
It’s strange…I think despite her competent vocals, she will not be as memorable as Dia.
Blake’s Team Performance: Ha, they sing a Maroon 5 song. Adam’s face was so cute.
Xenia should not sing loud songs…EVER. It’s like she has this screaming whisper I can’t get used to…
Dia sounded great…the song actually has a similar tempo to some of Meg and Dia’s stuff.
Patrick Thomas singing “I Hope You Dance” by Lee an Womack
He dedicates it to his sister….um…okay…lil weird to me but whatever…
Image: Best stage set of the night, really gorgeous backdrop Loved the jacket, loved the pants (on), loved the clean white shirt.
Performance: Gosh, his voice is so fucking boring sometimes…it got a little interesting with that run at the end.
Frenchie Davis singing “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland
Are they saving the best for last? We shall see.
Wow, Xtina tells Frenchie to tone it down with the vocal…that was interesting yet she thought Lily’s over-singing was “controlled”…
Image: She looks incredible: the earrings, the dress, the feathers on the belt…uh-oh, her voice cracked when she said “it never felt so good”, that was bad…
The dancers worked really well here. Second best use of dancers (the first was Raquel)
Over, over, over over, oveeeeeeeraaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr!
Okay, so I don’t favor the loud over-singing vocal but the truth is, she didn’t over-sing at all, Xtina was right, she was so controlled.
My best of the night: for Team Xtina, Frenchie, hands down. However, I think Raquel had the best presentation so she is in second. For Team Blake’s best: Dia, she’s perfection.
My worst of the night: Jared Blake…ugh, Kings of Leon should sue.