The Voice Season 4, Week 1 Favorites

Hi there, friends! I’m so excited that The Voice is back becuase it gives me something to look forward to on Monday nights until The Bachelorette begins in a few months. Do you watch? I’m always super impressed with the talent and hearing some of the triumphant stories of overcoming obstacles to pursue dreams.  I usually end up downloading a bunch of songs on iTunes after the show, and this past Monday I was also pleasantly pleased with the performance the four coaches did to kick off the show, including the two newbies: Shakira and Usher. I do miss Cee-Lo (and his animals), though; he’s such a character!

Here are some of my favorite performances from the first week of blind auditions:

The one that gave me chills (for all the 90’s kids!):

The most surprising (this guy totally reminds me of Ashton Kutcher in this performance):

The no-brainer:

The most entertaining (their duo name is “Midas Whale” which they say came about when one asked the other if he wanted to start a duo and his reply was “might as well…” ha!):

Who are your favorites so far? What do you think of the new coaches?


The Voice Season 3 — Memorable Moments So Far

Monday night’s live show performances on The Voice were pretty spectacular — did you watch?  In case you’ve missed them, here are some of my most memorable performances fromt this season so far:

Blind Auditions:
Nicole Nelson smooth “Hallelujah” was the first song from this season that I downloaded on iTunes (which, by the way, iTunes downloads of the songs they perform on the Live Shows now count towards votes for the remaining contestants).

Trevin Hunte came out swinging and became an easy fan and coach favorite with his powerful ballad “Listen.”

Battle Rounds:

Amanda Brown & Trevyn Hunt’s duet version of “Vision of Love” had me reminiscing of my Mariah-loving days (let’s be real: I still do)…and I’ve been horribly belting out this tune ever since their show-stopping performance.

Knockout Rounds:
Loren Allred’s performance of “You Know I’m No Good” was incredible but sadly, it eliminated one of my favorites, Nicole Nelson.

Live Show 1:

Amanda Brown’s crazy good “Dream On” cover had all the jaws dropped and all the blogs abuzz.  Seriously insane how good/how good lookin’ this lady is.

There were other really spectacular moments on Monday’s live show like Liz Davis’s intro to “Independence Day” and the youngest contestant, Michaela Paige, performing “Everybody Talks.  The second live show is tonight and I’m sure there will be plenty more incredible ones to watch.

Do you have a favorite performance or artist on The Voice this season?

The Voice Season 2 – Two to Watch

After all the drama of The Bachelor’s Hometown dates last night, I was happy to hear some great talent on The Voice. Are you watching this season? I shared a video of my two favorite blind auditions so far, and here are two others I’m adding to my pick list:

Jamie Lono, the Sandwich Maker, singing and playing “Folsom Prison Blues”

Mathai, the destined for medicine-turned-musician:


Do you have any favorites so far?

The Voice Season 2

Did you watch The Voice last night? I loved the show last season and this season is looking to be just as good. Here are my two favorite blind auditions so far:

Who are your favorites so far?


P.S. In other music-related television show watching: did you also see the premiere of Smash last night?  It’s starting a little slow but I adore Debra Messing so it’s staying on the DVR.