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Cali is a copycat of previous contestants. She tried to imitate Chloe's path by singing Fleetwood Mac and Chris Isaak and now she wanted to be a new Melanie Martinez with this Britney cover. Not an original artist at all

In defense of Cali... I don't think she's trying to copy previous contestants at all.

 

For one thing, before I say any of this, the producers have a bigger hand in these decisions than the contestants do.

 

Also, Chloe Kohanski was not the first person to sing "Wicked Game." Moushumi from Season 10 auditioned with it, and Taylor John Williams sang it in Season 7. Cali's arrangement of it sounded a lot like Moushumi's, but a half-step lower. Probably many more who I can't think of have done "Wicked Game," too.

 

Maaaaany of them have also done Fleetwood Mac; that's a really common band for people on this show to cover, always has been. She didn't even sing the same Fleetwood Mac song; she did "Dreams" instead of "Landslide" (which tons of other people have done on this show, too). And I can think of at least 2 singers on this show who have remixed "Toxic." (Jackie Foster in Season 14, and Davina Leone in Season 12.) None of the remixes are even remotely similar to Melanie's version; all of theirs are swampier and bluesier, rather than being indie.

 

I respect your opinion, but I don't think that's what Cali is doing.

 

What she IS doing, though, is breaking my heart by giving one of the worst performances of the night. :no:

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Kat was boring last night. As usual.

Ricky was the best of team Blake.

 

Miracle turned a good song choice in a good train wreck.

Joana is the much better version of Kat.

Kyndal was the best of team Gwen.

 

 

Kelly didn't have a performance I would like to listen again.

 

Marybeth was John's team best performance.

All team John did good. Except Will, of course.

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Kat was boring last night. As usual.

Hey! This is an unpopular opinions thread, not an absolute truth thread!

 

Agreed. The song choice did her no favors if her intention was to be interesting. I'm feeling confident that she ends up going through, but she's gotta change it up and do something different.

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The Shane hate is obscene. He's one of the best vocalists here and people are giving him crap pretty unfairly.

 

Also people want to give Team Kelly a lot of crap but they've proved to be perfectly competent vocalists and frankly more memorable than some of the other artists.

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The Shane hate is obscene. He's one of the best vocalists here and people are giving him crap pretty unfairly.

 

Also people want to give Team Kelly a lot of crap but they've proved to be perfectly competent vocalists and frankly more memorable than some of the other artists.

I agree about them criticizing artists vocal ability too much but tbh Shane and most of team Kelly isn’t memorable to me

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Team Gwen has the best team.

 

Myracle deserves that save over Kyndal (I say this as someone who preferred Kyndal over Myracle going into the playoffs)

 

 

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so when is IDF actually gonna get over the elimination of a white female and stop using it as an excuse to tear down other artists

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so when is IDF actually gonna get over the elimination of a white female and stop using it as an excuse to tear down other artists

*pulls out my watch* I'm still waiting.

 

Ooh, here's another unpopular opinion: These eliminations are not that bad tonight.

 

The only ones that I'm really sad about are Khalea Lynee and Gracee Shriver. Yesterday, I would have been sad about Jake Haldenvang, but he just isn't good live. Sucks because I would have liked having a rocker last longer for once, but he didn't have the chops.

 

And another one: sometimes, I like it when divisive contestants get through because it's entertaining to watch the meltdowns. I'm having a lot of fun over Will and Hello Sunday, even if it is at the expense of superior artists. :icecream:

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*pulls out my watch* I'm still waiting.

 

Ooh, here's another unpopular opinion: These eliminations are not that bad tonight.

 

The only ones that I'm really sad about are Khalea Lynee and Gracee Shriver. Yesterday, I would have been sad about Jake Haldenvang, but he just isn't good live. Sucks because I would have liked having a rocker last longer for once, but he didn't have the chops.

 

And another one: sometimes, I like it when divisive contestants get through because it's entertaining to watch the meltdowns. I'm having a lot of fun over Will and Hello Sunday, even if it is at the expense of superior artists. :icecream:

I feel that, I'm really only disappointed about the eliminations of Khalea and Kyndal.

 

That said Kelly picking Shane costed Gracee a T13 spot. She would have definitely beat Shane

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Unpop: As a whole, this is the best top 12 (13) in a long time because nobody was genuinely robbed of a spot.

 

Kelly: Her team was so tragic this season that as long as Max and Jake went through, the rest didn't matter. Shane going through is awful, but I can't say it was at the expense of better artists, especially since Hello Sunday made it through as well.

 

Gwen: I loved Jake and liked Kyndal, but they both flopped last night and tonight. Rose, Joana, and Myracle have all been consistent - and I'm confident that THAT will be a great group number overall.

 

John: A clearly solid top 2, and any of the bottom 3 were a good choice to save. I would've preferred Alex get the T13 save over Hello Sunday, but his loss in the competition isn't that big (Myla snapped), while Khalea peaked at her blind audition, sadly.

 

Blake: Not personally a fan of Kat, but I can't blame them for voting her through. Ricky D's good, and Cali's whole body of work has great with the exception of last night. We could only judge the bottom 3 based off of blinds and KO prior to that (since all 3 were montaged), and Cali was clearly the strongest, and neither Gracee and Ricky B were strong enough last night to offset that despite Cali flopping. Her going through was deserved.

 

T13 save: Jake was the only one who genuinely gave something tragic. Alex and Gracee were each solid, and Hello Sunday - Myla deserved it for that one note everyone went crazy for. If she weren't held back by Chelsea, she could've easily been a PV.

 

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Here we go:

 

Gwen is the only coach who made the right decision. I don't know if it was for the right reasons, but based on the previous night's performances, Gwen was the only one who chose the best performer.

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Honestly, I like the way that the Playoffs turned out. Some choices with which I didn't totally agree, but on the whole, none that made me too mad, either.

 

Team Kelly: Kelly's team was pretty much doomed no matter what. Save for Max and Jake, everyone on it is tragic. So of course it made sense that those two got through. I'm starting to lose my own personal love for Shane after seeing his Knockout and then his Playoff performance, but Kelly clearly isn't. And he was at least better than Damali and Hello Sunday, so I could see why she made that decision. And Hello Sunday was good in their Instant Save performance mainly due to Myla, as Someone said. She could be killing it right now if Chelsea weren't here, too. (Not that Chelsea's bad, by the way. She's just not good enough for this show. Maybe had they waited two or three more years before auditioning, they'd both be excellent.)

 

Team Gwen: I think a lot of the brunt that Gwen's getting is because she saved neither Jake nor Kyndal. But whether you all want to believe it or not, accept it or not, they both flopped enormously on Monday. Kyndal let the nerves get to her, and Jake did, as well, plus taking too big of a risk when he really shouldn't have (or if he wanted to take that big of a risk on an Adele song, it should've been "Rolling in the Deep," since it has kind of that bluesy, rock-y feel to it). Myracle's been good and strong since her Blind and hasn't faltered once. After Rose and Joana got through, Myracle made sense. I'd have preferred Jake being her choice, too, but I can totally see why Myracle was instead.

 

Team Legend: Katie and Marybeth were both obvious choices for the public vote, and John knew that, too. Honestly, I would've preferred Khalea, but she really has been too dialed back since her Blind. I did enjoy her Battle with Zoe, but she really didn't measure up after that. Alex has never won me over from his boring Blind, his Battle in which he was easily outdone by Injoy, and even his Knockout. His Playoff wasn't even that interesting, either. While I'm not crazy about Will focusing more on his physical performance than letting his actual voice do the talking (or singing), it's clear that John is, so him being saved was a no-brainer (for John, at least).

 

Team Blake: Ricky D. was obviously getting through (despite me finding him boring as all get out), and I had a feeling that Kat was winning people over, so no surprise. Based on who was left, though, this was the one gaffe I would say was made. Gracee, to my ears, performed much better than Ricky B. and especially Cali. But Blake really does favor his original members more, so Gracee was likely toast without getting the save. I imagine that Blake had assumed that she could at least win the Wildcard, but was then shocked that she didn't. Ricky B. was dead in the water due to all of the homophobes hammering on him after he beat Zach in their Knockout last week.

 

So yeah. I'm generally okay with how tonight went down.

Here we go:

 

Gwen is the only coach who made the right decision. I don't know if it was for the right reasons, but based on the previous night's performances, Gwen was the only one who chose the best performer.

Agreed. Gwen chose right based on Monday's performances. Probably based on body of work, as well.

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-I actually don’t get IDF’s outrage over Cali advancing. Sure she’s not my style and I guess most people consider her performance last night to be the weakest, but she’s proven she can sing well in the past, and while I did enjoy the other two TB members more, I’m not upset Cali was chosen by Blake

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-I actually don’t get IDF’s outrage over Cali advancing. Sure she’s not my style and I guess most people consider her performance last night to be the weakest, but she’s proven she can sing well in the past, and while I did enjoy the other two TB members more, I’m not upset Cali was chosen by Blake

 

Lately, I’ve decided it just doesn’t matter. There’s very little benefit to a contestant to go through a few live rounds and get eliminated. The winner gets $100K and some short term opportunities after the show. The rest get next to nothing, plus the stigma of being a reality show contestant. If they can’t win, they’re better off getting eliminated early enough so that hardly anyone remembers they were on the show. I’m not saying winning is all that great either, but it probably puts them in a slightly better position than they were in prior to the show. In other words, it’s highly unlikely they were going to be successful anyway, without a lot of luck.

 

Remember when we all used to say 2nd place was the best possible outcome? Honestly, I think they’re better off not turning a chair. I would never advise anyone to be a contestant on this show.

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Lately, I’ve decided it just doesn’t matter. There’s very little benefit to a contestant to go through a few live rounds and get eliminated. The winner gets $100K and some short term opportunities after the show. The rest get next to nothing, plus the stigma of being a reality show contestant. If they can’t win, they’re better off getting eliminated early enough so that hardly anyone remembers they were on the show. I’m not saying winning is all that great either, but it probably puts them in a slightly better position than they were in prior to the show. In other words, it’s highly unlikely they were going to be successful anyway, without a lot of luck.

 

Remember when we all used to say 2nd place was the best possible outcome? Honestly, I think they’re better off not turning a chair. I would never advise anyone to be a contestant on this show.

Yikes that’s rather pessimistic. I mean they get more exposure. But i don’t think people who aren’t fans will remember who they are anyways if they don’t get to some level of fame...so I don’t think the “stigma” thing applies much.

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Yikes that’s rather pessimistic. I mean they get more exposure. But i don’t think people who aren’t fans will remember who they are anyways if they don’t get to some level of fame...so I don’t think the “stigma” thing applies much.

 

It’s the wrong kind of “exposure.” They leave the show with unrealistic expectations, thinking they’re going to be able to make a career out of it, when they would probably be better off going to school, or getting a real job.

 

Once the confetti drops, they lose most of their fanbase.

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I don’t get hate for Cali either, her other performances prove to me that she’s good. Also love her instagram songs, so I know she can sing. I don’t get it when people complained so much last year for these mediocre country singers moving on but when a girl who had one bad performance is like the worse contestant to ever advance in the history of the voice. Are we forgetting about the past especially with Team Blake country artists??? I am happy with Cali moving on, I think she’s very unique and we don’t normally get contestants like that ever. She just needs the right songs moving forward.

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Honestly, I like the way that the Playoffs turned out. Some choices with which I didn't totally agree, but on the whole, none that made me too mad, either.

 

Team Kelly: Kelly's team was pretty much doomed no matter what. Save for Max and Jake, everyone on it is tragic. So of course it made sense that those two got through. I'm starting to lose my own personal love for Shane after seeing his Knockout and then his Playoff performance, but Kelly clearly isn't. And he was at least better than Damali and Hello Sunday, so I could see why she made that decision. And Hello Sunday was good in their Instant Save performance mainly due to Myla, as Someone said. She could be killing it right now if Chelsea weren't here, too. (Not that Chelsea's bad, by the way. She's just not good enough for this show. Maybe had they waited two or three more years before auditioning, they'd both be excellent.

 

Team Gwen: I think a lot of the brunt that Gwen's getting is because she saved neither Jake nor Kyndal. But whether you all want to believe it or not, accept it or not, they both flopped enormously on Monday. Kyndal let the nerves get to her, and Jake did, as well, plus taking too big of a risk when he really shouldn't have (or if he wanted to take that big of a risk on an Adele song, it should've been "Rolling in the Deep," since it has kind of that bluesy, rock-y feel to it). Myracle's been good and strong since her Blind and hasn't faltered once. After Rose and Joana got through, Myracle made sense. I'd have preferred Jake being her choice, too, but I can totally see why Myracle was instead.

 

Team Legend: Katie and Marybeth were both obvious choices for the public vote, and John knew that, too. Honestly, I would've preferred Khalea, but she really has been too dialed back since her Blind. I did enjoy her Battle with Zoe, but she really didn't measure up after that. Alex has never won me over from his boring Blind, his Battle in which he was easily outdone by Injoy, and even his Knockout. His Playoff wasn't even that interesting, either. While I'm not crazy about Will focusing more on his physical performance than letting his actual voice do the talking (or singing), it's clear that John is, so him being saved was a no-brainer (for John, at least).

 

Team Blake: Ricky D. was obviously getting through (despite me finding him boring as all get out), and I had a feeling that Kat was winning people over, so no surprise. Based on who was left, though, this was the one gaffe I would say was made. Gracee, to my ears, performed much better than Ricky B. and especially Cali. But Blake really does favor his original members more, so Gracee was likely toast without getting the save. I imagine that Blake had assumed that she could at least win the Wildcard, but was then shocked that she didn't. Ricky B. was dead in the water due to all of the homophobes hammering on him after he beat Zach in their Knockout last week.

 

So yeah. I'm generally okay with how tonight went down.

 

Agreed. Gwen chose right based on Monday's performances. Probably based on body of work, as well.

 

If you are gonna use the logic that Ricky B is doa because of homophobes then you gotta apply that logic to Cali as well. Him not saving Gracee was worse than Gwen's decision but that doesn't let Gwen off the hook since she's gotta longer track record of actually being terrible.

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It’s the wrong kind of “exposure.” They leave the show with unrealistic expectations, thinking they’re going to be able to make a career out of it, when they would probably be better off going to school, or getting a real job.

 

Once the confetti drops, they lose most of their fanbase.

Maybe in earlier seasons they’d have thought that but because the shows been on for several seasons I’m sure the contestants (at least the ones over 18) know that they won’t be successful/famous if they put all their eggs in the voice basket and voice basket alone.

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