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  1. 1. Savanna C 2. Zania 3. Lindsay 4. Savanna W 5. Jordan 6. Anna 7. Rio 8. Rachel
  2. 1. Desz 2. Bailey 3. Carter 4. Ian 5. Jim 6. Cami 7. Ben 8. John 9. Tamara
  3. DeSz - Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Paloma Faith) Cami Clune - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush) Carter Rubin - Footprints in the Sand (Leona Lewis) Ben Allen - Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Eli Young Band) John Holiday - Blue Moon (Ella Fitzgerald) Tamara Jade - War Cry (Queen Naija) Bailey Rae - Wasn't It Good (Tina Arena) Ian Flannigan - Poison & Wine (The Civil Wars) Jim Ranger - Help (John Farnham)
  4. 1. Tamara: Oh she has arrived!! This is much better than anything she's done in the taped rounds. 2. Payge: I'd never have expected to hear this song on this show, period. The arrangement is so slick and cool, and her artistry just continues to impress me. 3. Chloe: I think she gave the single coolest performance of the night. Sadly, I don't see her being voted through or saved. 4. Bailey: It's not without issues but I really liked her performance for some reason. 5. Cami: First performance of hers that makes me sorta understand the hype. She was pretty good with this song
  5. Desz Payge Ryan Madeline Julia Sid Ian Chloe Carter Jim Taryn Larriah Bailey Tamara WTW Cami John Ben Joseph Tanner
  6. Kelly: I have a hunch they're gonna give an uptempo song to Tanner. Or at least I hope they do. It's gonna be a sight to see. John: Probably Bailey? Since she seems to be the greenest and John doesn't have a clue what to do with her. I could see her getting something like 'Suds in the Bucket'. Gwen: I think Joseph might just be boring, not trainwreck potential. Maybe Carter if his voice drops. Blake: WTW. It's pretty likely for their harmonies to get messy live, I think.
  7. The 4-way KO was really good. The other 2 normal KOs, not so much. 1. Julia - I know she's pretty much doomed from the start with the song choice lol, but she was the best of the night for me. She's the indie girl that should have been guaranteed a spot instead of Cami, based on the performances tonight. 2. Ryan - He did great too, and is probably the winner of the KO. I just prefer Julia a little more, but I won't complain if he wins. 3. Larriah - Pretty solid, but she had some small pitch problems in there. She gave me Kennedy Holmes vibes, but not as polished. The song
  8. 1. Madeline: I definitely didn't expect to love this as much as I did. That was a near perfect performance imo. I really felt what she was singing, and for me that's the most important thing about music. 2. Desz: I don't know the song but she made me like it. It's unbelievable how she went from those low notes at the start to those big glory notes. And that amount of control is perfect. 3. Jim: I think this might be his breakout moment. What a powerful and authentic performance. 4. Chloe: I kinda forgot about her before this tbh. But she really turned it out, that was a l
  9. 1. Payge - Duh. The emotions and the artistry and the stage presence. She's so good. 2. WTW - First performance of them that I like. The a capella opening was amazing, their harmonies were so tight. When they did their solo lines though, it was clear that vocally the girl on the right (can't remember her name) is the weak link. 3. Tamara - It was fun and very energetic. But I still have the same issue I had with her previous performances: it's always some kind of messy and too overstuff. 4. Ryan - The better country guy tonight. But he really needs to work on that diction, I cou
  10. Another great night of battles! There wasn't any that I didn't like at least a little bit. If only we could have seen Tori vs Van. 1. Marisa vs Ryan: I live for big, bombastic, dramatic numbers and this performance was everything! Props to Ryan for navigating through this song in his register, despite his sorta weak opening, but Marisa was just wow. She totally upstaged him. 2. Carter vs Larriah: As sick as I am of hearing this song, I must admit they did amazing with it. Larriah was a real revelation here for sure, and she should have won this battle. Carter was good too, but
  11. 1. Desz vs Joseph: Great song choice for both of them. Desz’s tone is just to die for, though she might be better off holding back some of the runs. Some of them felt a little out of place. Joseph put up a good fight too. Can’t say that he fully deserved the steal though. He was good, but still a little unmemorable as a solo act. 2. John H vs Julia: The song choice was unfamiliar to me, so it took me a few listens to get into it. It’s such a tricky melody. John did well, as expected, though his high notes might rub some people the wrong way if he keeps doing that for every performa
  12. I think it was a good first night, none of the battles was bad for me. I actually enjoyed all of them to a certain extent. 1. Payge vs Lauren: This made me almost tear up watching it for the first time when it was leaked. I liked Lauren's audition, but here she sounded completely unrecognizable. Her head voice is so beautiful, I don't really know why she didn't audition doing pop because she's got the voice for it for sure. Payge was amazing as well, it's just that my personal bias leans towards Lauren's tone a hair more. 2. Eli vs Madeline: This is such an ironic song
  13. 1. Lain: Surprisingly the best of the night for me. It's a really overdone song but I like how he navigated the melody to make it fresh to my ear (Also did something happen with Kelly during the pitch? It feels weird not hearing her talk at all during this one). 2. James: A great final audition, obviously if he'd been earlier in the line he'd have turned 3-4 chairs easily. 3. Tori Miller: Her tone is gorgeous, probably my favorite tone so far. She needs coaching though. 4. Julia: She's interesting and has potential, but I admit her diction was a bit whispery and hard to understa
  14. The lineup for tonight is certainly a choice. 1. Olivia - maybe I’m biased towards the song, but I don’t think she was half bad, her pacing of the lyrics was kinda distracting though 2. Larriah - she’s got potential being young and all 3. Sam - I found this very karaoke, but still decent karaoke 4. Tanner - it just feels so hollow, like he sucked the energy out of the entire studio and the studio next to it 5. Payton - not great and very messy, even with a shortclip she is still better than... 6. Van - there was no redeeming quality in that performance
  15. 1. Desz - I can't believe it took 19 seasons for someone to slay this song as hard as she did 2. Kelsie - her range is insane, and that whistle note is hella impressive 3. Casme - the beginning was rough, but she really picked it up halfway through, it's still a little messy but she's so much fun to watch 4. Carter - I was pleasantly surprised, he's got really good vocal control, though obviously he's got no believability on this song 5. Rio - he was alright, middle of the pack for me, a little forgettable tbh 6. Ryan - he's got a James Morrison vibe, but I feel like
  16. A little late but here are my commentaries for Night 2 and 3 of Playoffs. Playoffs 2 - There were more performances I enjoyed than the premiere night. Pretty much every matchoff was good, except for *that* one. 1. Angela vs Roxane: Angela surprised me. She'd struck me as a serious gospel singer so I would never have imagined her nailing a fun, energetic song. Even more impressive is that she managed to give the performance some sort of build-up, despite it being merely a minute long. Roxane did great with what she got too, though I think it was a bit more subdued than
  17. Alex is doing Train’s Drops of Jupiter, which probably means he’s getting eliminated. I thought Johnny was singing Fighter by Christina Aguilera but in second thought it sounded more like the lyric was ‘I am on fire’?
  18. Playoffs 1 commentary. The production value is amazing. It kinda makes the American version look like a hodge-podge virtual karaoke night. Though I hate how short the performances are. The stage is already set up, at least let the singers sing for 90 seconds! Also, the fake crowd cheering is kinda annoyingly loud. 1. Graeme vs Clarissa: Graeme's performance is what Johnny could have done had he a) been given a good song and b) trimmed down the excessive vocal runs and tricks. He's also really good at emoting. It's a very raw and honest performance that should be worthy of Delta's s
  19. Battles 4 commentary 1. Masha vs Ella: Classic diva match-up, which I'm a total sucker for. They were both pretty equal, but Ella got a little messy towards the end there. Masha's tone has more warmth and soul in it, while Ella's is thinner. I didn't expect Kelly to pick Ella though, but happy that they're still both in. 2. Timothy vs Luke: I didn't care for either of them before but I absolutely love this. Another pretty equal battle in my opinion. Hearing them side by side, I kinda favor Luke more by just a hair. Shame he got cut but it is what it is. Timothy wasn't h
  20. Battles 3 commentary 1. Josh vs Jimi: Jimi's blind eventually grew on me after a few rewatches, while I didn't necessarily care for or remember Josh. But then Josh kinda killed it, which really surprised me. I can see what the coaches say now about him having a raw diamond quality. He did sorta miss the timing a bit at the beginning but that can be chalked up to inexperience. Jimi was playing just a tad too safe for me, though I admit I prefer Jimi's tone more. Overall it was quite equal, and I wouldn't mind it if both of them had been kept. 2. Chris vs Sapphire: As ove
  21. Battles 2 commentary. Bolded are my picks for winners, italics are worthy of a save. All in all, I enjoy tonight more than last night. 1. Stellar vs Matt: Pretty sure Stellar's TCO to win now, if that hasn't been clear enough since the auditions. I didn't think she could top her audition but she might have just done that right here. Matt did a good job too, but there was no way he was gonna win this one. He managed to keep up with Stellar for the most part but his voice falters every now and then. I'm glad he's still in but I'm not sure how to feel about him being on Guy's team.
  22. Battles 1 commentary, bolded are my choice to win, italic for saves. Not a great premiere, but there are a couple of stand-outs for me. 1. Graeme vs Elishia: The best of the night for me, and I wasn't a fan of either of their auditions. Poor Elishia got drowned out by the background vocals at times, but she still brought it. That dance break was such a joy to watch that I'm willing to cut them some slacks for their vocals. Glad they're both still in but I would have had Elishia win instead. 2. Clarissa vs Virginia: An unexpectedly good battle! Though I gotta say the so
  23. Episode 9 rundown: such a strong group, I wish they would have made the episodes more even talent-wise because the last week there were a lot of fillers. Am I the only one who feels that the coaches mostly forgot about their blocks and only remembered towards the end of the auditions? 1. Clarissa Spata: she was too good! I've got chills all over. 2. Elyse Sene-Lefao: amazing performance, the only tiny nitpick that I do have though is with the song. But she definitely crushed that. 3. Nathan Isaac: he gives me Freddie vibes, but only with his performing style, not so much
  24. Took a little time off and now I'm back. And the auditions are still not over yet. Yikes. Anyway here are my comments from episode 6 onward: Episode 6 1. Angela Fabian: she is awesome. I'm not religious but she made me feel something almost spiritual. 2. Xy Latu: he might have done too much with it at times, but still a solid audition. It just wasn't memorable to me. 3. Elishia Semaan: I personally like the song choice, but I think everyone can unanimously agree that it's not suited for a singing show. Also, she's kinda fodder-ish. 4. Natalie Gauci: this is
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