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  1. Well, I guess we've just gotten another one last night - courtesy of Todd Tilghman, "Glory of Love." (Correct me if I'm wrong, please and thank you )
  2. Did you separate them by amazing one-time performances / songs that should NEVER be done again? Because all of those performances were pretty great except the last three. "Get On Your Feet," "Fancy," and "Caribbean Queen" should NEVER be done again. Reagan's was a shame, too, because it was a pretty creative arrangement. But she didn't have the breath control to pull off the rapid-fire raps. Meanwhile, Joana could do NOTHING to salvage that song, and neither could Shane with his song. I think the others you listed are totally right! That's incredible, that Se
  3. (Felicia Temple was in Season 12, made it to the Playoffs as a Team Blake comeback artist.) https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/teaneck/2020/04/19/teanecks-felicia-temple-returns-to-holy-name-as-nurse-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5162673002/ "Teaneck's Felicia Temple Pauses Music Career, Returns to Holy Name as a Full-Time Nurse" I copied the first 3 paragraphs here: Teaneck native Felicia Temple, whose singing career took off after her appearances on "The Voice" in 2017, was on TV again Saturday night. But this time it was thanks to her o
  4. (I hope this topic is allowed; I don't know if talking about other countries' versions of The Voice is allowed.) I just heard some guy absolutely annihilating Adele's "When We Were Young" on The Voice Portugal. I'm in love. It's so beautiful. I can't stop playing it on repeat. (And it has 88 MILLION views for a good reason.) Two of my international favorites are from The Voice Holland: Pleun Bierblooms singing "Million Years Ago" by Adele (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hliPb1SJI) and Ina Van Woersem singing "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michae
  5. You are 100% right about Andrew Sevener and Adam Cunningham. Also worth mentioning that neither of them got good performance slots, either. Jean Kelley (7). It was so obvious that Gwen didn't like her at all. (I heard through the grapevine that she didn't have a great personality to work with, so that might explain it.) Gwen tried so hard to get rid of her in the Battles by giving her a song where Sugar Joans could excel and Jean would expectedly struggle. But it was almost like she didn't communicate to the other coaches that they shouldn't have stolen her, because Adam and Pharre
  6. Meghan Linsey performed this one, too, in Season 8. I agree with your order, but I'd put Meghan at #1. I always thought her cover was gorgeous. I'm also starting to realize that "Overdone" might not be the best word or term. Maybe "Frequently Done" is the best term. For another frequently done song (that I can't lie, I'm getting a little tired of hearing and I can't really explain why), "Gravity" by John Mayer: Chris Jamison (7) - (A classic.) Ryan Innes (4) - (Really great vocal performance. Not a classic like Chris, but still really, really good.) Natasia Greycl
  7. Good Lord. I didn't know that there have been 9 performances of "If I Ain't Got You." I thought about listing it, but I couldn't remember more than 3 (Chris + Vanessa, Lauren Diaz, and Jesse + Anthony). HALF of all seasons have had a performance of "If I Ain't Got You." That's just shocking. And excessive.
  8. List as many overdone songs as you want - and then rank all of the performances that you're familiar with! (Everyone is going to have a different definition of "Overdone." And that's fine! Any song that YOU feel has been performed on this show way too many times can count.) I'll start with a few and then hand it to you all. I don't remember very single performance of every single song, but these were the ones that I did remember. Foreigner - "I Want to Know What Love Is" Rose Short (17) (One of the show's greatest performances of all time. Absolutely stunning. Mus
  9. Starting with Season 7 - counting underrated singers for a combination of not being appreciated for their brilliance/artistry, and being cut too early. I'm also going to omit anyone who made it to the Top 9 or further, since I feel like making it that far, even if you were robbed in the Bloodbath Semifinals week or whatever, is a sign that you had fans. 7. Troy Ritchie. One of those rare contestants who peaks in the Knockouts and STILL goes home anyway. He was one of the most fun contestants we ever got. (Honorable mentions: Menlik Zergabachew) 8. Anthony Riley. This gu
  10. You win. I'll give it a try. I'm pretty solid on Seasons 3-17, and I'm just counting 18 up to the knockouts because I'm probably not going to come back to edit this after next week. I'm going to limit it to one per season, but I'll list honorable mentions in italicized gray parentheses. Bolded ones are all-time favorites, performances that I return to extremely frequently. 3. Trevin Hunte - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Cassadee Pope - Over You; Trevin Hunte - Listen; Amanda Brown - Dream On) 4. Judith Hill - You've Got a Friend (Judith Hill - What a Girl Wa
  11. Most notably, I remember it being a huge problem for Craig Wayne Boyd. I even remember him releasing a little "protest" single called "I'm Still Here" to remind people that he existed even though he wasn't on the record label anymore. I have no idea what he's up to these days. I remember feeling kinda bad for him, though, because even though I REALLY wanted Chris Jamison to win, I was happy for CWB - and I really thought he'd be the first singer to "make it" from The Voice. And then he just... didn't. And I have no idea where he is or what he's doing now. This all just go
  12. "Powerful" was one of the best performances of that ENTIRE season. I'm not exaggerating. It was so good. "Turning Tables" and "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" were horrible, at no fault of his own. Seriously, what they did to him is the equivalent of making Jake Hoot sing Lady Gaga. It's interesting that people ignore or justify when rock singers are forced out of their lanes, but it's unfathomable for country singers to be forced out of theirs. And it should be. I didn't want Hoot to sing Gaga; that would have been humiliating. Everyone has their own style that they should be all
  13. Oh, boy, I have a LOT. I'll try to limit it to the first ones that came to my mind. Jake HaldenVang. Easily one of the show's greatest rock singers, if not THE best rock song we've gotten on the show. "Powerful" and his audition are magical. Poor guy was bussed SO hard by the production when they forced him to sing insipid pop songs, and he had the guts to call it out on his Twitter feed (although that was probably a bad idea and not a good look, but I mean... I'd probably want to do the same thing in his situation, so I'm not judging ). Kyla Jade. Should have won. Probably the
  14. Wait, I thought "Layla" was by Clapton's band at the time, Derek and the Dominos? Anyway, to answer the question, I hope none of these have been done. I'm bad at choosing songs that haven't been done, apparently. Also, I'll try to choose songs that I think would be in the show's catalog of possible performances in whatever given year. Whitesnake - "Fool for Your Loving" (Todd Michael Hall for the updated 1989 glam metal version, Laith Al-Saadi for the old 1980 blues version.) Toni Braxton - "Another Sad Love Song" (Vanessa Ferguson ) Lady Gaga - "AY-O" (Katie Ka
  15. I just remembered this morning that someone else had done the song lol. Thanks for the correction! And yeah, she did, during the Top 11. It put her in the Bottom 2 and she went home afterwards. I don't remember anything about her performance and whether it was good or not, but I do remember not liking her style at all when she was on the show, so it probably wasn't good lol. Honestly, in my case, I keep forgetting that some of these songs have been done before. I REALLY thought Kyla was the only person to sing "You Don't Own Me." I honestly forgot Darby Walker covered it.
  16. Vanessa Ferguson - the queen in my profile picture. She's the only contestant for whom I purchased every single one of the iTunes covers - and I still listen to them regularly. Kyla is only second because I didn't buy every single one of hers, but I'd say she's the superior vocalist overall. And I will never stop being salty over the fact that Kyla should have won.
  17. No need to hate it! I appreciate the correction. I had no idea that this song had ever been performed before. And God, I hope it will never be performed again. And about Cassadee - that performance is one of the most special in the show's history. I totally get why we'll never hear it again, and it's bittersweet for me. On one hand, I can think of a lot of singers on the show who would have done a great job with it. On the other hand, I kinda like the idea of Cassadee's version being immortal. And from the same season (which honestly gave us a lot of these kinds of perf
  18. I agree with all of yours, but especially these. About Kyla - I was conflicted between this and "You Don't Own Me," but I went with the latter because I wasn't sure if anyone ever tried "One Night" before. But I thought she should have won at "Let It Be." That should've been it. End the show at the Top 8. Done. But we could've ended it at Top 12 and I would've been fine with that, too. Kyla is my second favorite contestant in the show's history, so... yeah, I'd have been okay with it ending there. I've seen this performance at least 50 times, and the ending gets me hyped every time
  19. Basically, songs that ONLY ONE contestant ever tried in the history of the show, it never happened again... and it should stay that way. For better or for worse, of course. FOR BETTER: Jordan Smith - "Somebody to Love." The Queen one, not the OneRepublic song that Todd Michael Hall was unfortunate enough to get stuck with. Jordan laid that song to rest, and it would be a mistake for anyone to ever try to do it again because we're all going to compare it to Jordan, and it isn't going to beat his. Judith Hill - "What a Girl Wants." A pure classic. I LOVE Chris
  20. 100% agree. For some reason, when it comes to the most recent rockers, they feel a need to force them into a pop avenue. No way in the world did Todd Michael Hall choose "Somebody to Love" by OneRepublic. Literally an unknown song from Songland. It's clear that they wanted to force one throwaway contestant to sing it to advertise their other NBC music show. It's interesting to see how often the niche contestants who aren't country, pop, or Adult Contemporary are forced into weird lanes. TMH is probably not going to go on a rant, but I wouldn't blame him for wanting to. Ricky Duran
  21. Oh, I've got a few new ones: Micah Iverson's knockout was my favorite of the night. The instrumentals were EXQUISITE. His tone was gorgeous. He chose the perfect key to sing it in. I totally disagreed with the coaches when they said that Micah made a poor song choice. I really liked the way it came together. And I like it about 500 times more than Halsey's original version. Both Micah and Tayler should have stayed. It's brutal that one had to go home; they both gave the best performances of the night, by far. I'd rather have Tayler than any one of the "four-
  22. It was so good. So, so good. I wish I still had the screenshots from it. I think the posts are still on his Twitter account (God knows why he wouldn't have deleted them by now). It was related to that. Basically, it started when he made a post with one of his own personal songs, saying, "I wanted to share a sample of what I really do! Most of which, they didn't give as options in songs they assigned to me!" And then he explained in several posts that when he gave good performances, it was because he had total agency over his song choices. The producers wanted him to sing pop, which
  23. Honestly, my memory of the oldest (pre-6) seasons gets fuzzier every year, so I’ll leave them out. Also, I’m keeping this reserved to the top 1-2 worst, especially if there were significantly better singers who should’ve made it there instead. 17. Shane Q (he didn't have a bad voice, but his nerves destroyed him, and “Caribbean Queen” is a classic that belongs in the Hall of Infamy) 16. Gyth Rigdon (although he blessed us with “God Bless the USA,” which is the most unintentionally hilarious performance in the show’s history - also, he only got 2nd because of his image; Dexter
  24. Dang it, I thought I was the first to it... I haven't checked the spoiler thread yet. In any case, I had a feeling that they don't choose their KO song after Jake HaldenVang basically spilled every little detail in his Twitter exposé last season. I think it's interesting, if a little depressing, that Micah is so self-deprecating here instead of embracing his victory. I also think it's fascinating when any contestant reveals the slightest amount of producer influence or the contestants' lack of choice in the process - even when it's obvious stuff, or when others have hinted towards
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