‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 22 Recap: Top 6 Performers Go Country
On last night's episode of 'The Voice,' contestants took us through some old school country music, Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance and a new "Sasha Fierce" was born.
Now that we’re down to six contestants and a majority of them are country acts, it’s time to change ‘The Voice’ to ‘Who Is The Next Country Voice?’ If you’re not a country fan, it was hard sitting through two hours of mainly old school country music with fiddles and "yee ha’s," but of course, there were definitely standout moments.
Even with all of the hoedowns throughout the episode, the country singers really sang their tooshes off. Each ‘Voice’ member performed a song they choose and one their coach picked for them.
Holly Tucker opened the show with ‘When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues,’ which was chosen by Blake Shelton. The song was perfect for Holly and she breezed through it effortlessly. Her second choice, ‘My Wish,’ was decent, however, none of the coaches pointed out how flat she was towards the end of the song.
Michelle Chamuel is the one to beat this season. She delivers a crazy performance each time and puts in 110 percent effort. And what’s great about her journey is you can tell Usher is a great coach for her. Her growth is noticed and he knows how to make her into a great performer.
Her first song choice for the night was ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and she brought out every emotion inside of her to bring the words to life. For her second choice, she got the entire audience going mad. After performing Taylor Swift's ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ the audience couldn’t help but cheer for a good solid minute for her rocking rendition. Swift also made an appearance during the rehearsal scenes and gave Michelle tips on how to perform her song, which was a nice surprise from Usher.
Sasha Allen because the new Sasha Fierce -- Beyonce's alter ego. Not only did she bring us to church with ‘Ain’t No Way’ by Aretha Franklin, but she turned up the heat when she performed ‘Before He Cheats’ by ripping off her coat and showcasing a sexy leotard with knee-high boots. That move left everyone spellbound and drooling. With both performances, she really displayed her vocal range in any genre of music.
The Swon Brothers went really old school with both of their performances of ‘Wagon Wheel’ and ‘Okie From Muskogee.’ Blake Shelton pointed out that 10 percent of the viewers wouldl really hate that they sung traditional country music but 90 percent would love it. Just 10 percent, Blake? I cannot be in the minority here. That being said, the Swon Brothers are always fun to watch because they always look like they’re having a good time with every song they sing.
And cutesy Danielle Bradbery kept proving that a 16-year-old can sing better than people twice her age. Her second performance of ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ really stood out and reminded the audience that her voice has a really pretty range, especially when she waited for the crescendo and hit the high note at the end. After that, it was game over for the rest of the contestants (until Sasha Allen closed the night.)
Tonight's episode of 'The Voice' will feature an elimination of only one contestant. The top 5 will then be revealed.
Watch 'The Voice' Season 4, Episode 22