SCD Pro Partners Revealed

The professional couples have been paired with their celebrity partners for the Autumn dance supershow.

The show opened with a traditional BBC black and white gimmick talking about the Wimbledon victory for Andy Murray, the Ashes win in cricket, (which no one watched) and now the title for Stircitly was up for grabs. It was not necessary and added nothing to the show. Was it in no way current, either.

Bruce got the show going already ticking off our Strictly Bingo card (uploaded later) with a funky dance move tapping his way on set energetically.

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Strictly Come Dancing will allow the couple’s three weeks to train with their pro. The list of pairings is below.

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Sophie Ellis Bextor pairs with predicted Brendan Cole.

Deborah Meaden bulks up with beefy Robin Windsor.

Natalie Gumede shimmy’s with Artem Chigvintsev.

Rachel Riley pairs up with Pasha Kovalov. High rumours began beforehand of no secret James Jordan wanted Riley. His visible face was a tad disappointed.

Jessie J – It’s my Party

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Jessie J returned to belt out her new hit on the kick off show. The track is too bassy and ultrasonic in parts. The composition doesn’t really fit together ultimately, but is a feel good song for one time. Not sure how much it cost taxpayers to invite a ton of raver extra’s on the set though. They weren’t needed in such high quantity waving their glow sticks. Why confetti was dropped for a song at the end was beyond belief.

Patrick Robinson beats alongside Anya Garnis.

Ashley Taylor Dawson collapsed in joy after bagging Ola Jordan. Taylor also acknowledged his boy band days in pop group All Stars. We knew the band was allstars but left a red herring in our previous post for the Beeb. We have to make them do some jounralism instead of plagiarisng us constantly, don’t we?

Julien Macdonld will dance with Janette Manrara. Interestingly, after Julien was asked by hostess Tess as Julien talked about getting all the sequins. and dancers he replied “Give me them all” with extravagance, as both professional dancers Aliona Vilani and Kristina Rhianov showed there distaste and appalling levels of homophobia. (See Ben Cohen below.) The BBC edited this out of their iPlayer footage.

Tony Jacklin bunked up with Aliona Vilani.

Abbey Clancy was overjoyed to nab hunk Aljaz Skorjanec.

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Fiona Fullerton snared her own Bond beau Anton DuBeke.

Vanessa Feltz joined James Jordan.

Susanna Reid took the new boy Kevin Clifton.

The judges were asked on the pairings for their thoughts. Craig Revel Horward added they were “reasonable”. He also added James Jordan may need to pray for a miracle whilst working with Vanessa Feltz.

Rod Stewart – Can’t Stop Me Now

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Icon Stewart performed with a great rendition of his latest hit. Afterwards Brucie asked Rod when he would be donning the sequin top and glitzy shoes. Rod said he would “love to” participate in the dancing contest. Which then begs the question, why haven’t the BBC asked him yet? There’s always next year.

Louis and Flavia re-performed their winning dance from last year if the Charleston. They should have just left it alone. Flavia won’t be joining the show this year due to preganncy but plans to return next year. Please do not flaunt the farce that is money stain and inept dancer Louis all over the show and in audience, please.

Dave Myers chaperoned Karen Hauer.

Ben Cohen scored Kristina Rhianov. BBC made some good pairings, mostly predictable, on the show, but faces a challenge in name worth of celebs. Pairing beefy stud Ben Cohen with sexy siren Kristina was a dumb choice based on a couple that look sexy together for the BBC. It’s ironic that the BBC booked a man who campaigns for gay rights was joined by a homophobic dancer, They really thought that one through, didn’t they? They should have paired him with Iveta. The BBC can fire them next series, unless it likes creating more crisis. The ghost of Jimmy Savile still haunts the BBC after failing to take any direct action on the matter years on.

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Mark Benton took Iveta Lukosiute.

It was interesting to see the prominent unmovable reaction guy in the background of Tess and Bruce from the Channel 5 Big Brother production team and phone room staring into the hard camera.

This year see’s two new males join the show and last year’s stand-in Iveta Lukosiute who became a new addition last year after replacing an injured pro dazzled on the show. She makes her full on signing this year. Technically its her second series but first in major prominence as a Strictly signee.

Five in total are the newbie professionals featuring Iveta Lukosiute,  Anya Garnis, Janette Manrara, Kevin Clifton and Aljaz Skorjanec.

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Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have departed from the show alongside original Erin Boag. Natalie Lowe injured her ankle two weeks before the show devastating producers who promptly rehire recently sacked star Aliona Vilani.

Let’s just hope they clarify the rules on whether lifts will be allowed or not. Lifts unspecified often lose points as a rule break with certain judges.

The show also upgraded to a brand new arena capable of seating more audience members, according to the BBC. But will they allow anymore in?

The show commences on the 27th September and the following evening in a two parter starter.

Craig also gave the hopefuls crucial advice to “listen to their professionals, accept critique and don’t answer back.”

Good luck!

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Voice UK Series 2 winner crowned

After last night’s final of the second series, The Voice UK crowned its winner.

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Stunning the competition with her sensual and tender vocals, Andrea Begley, 27, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, won the contest over favourite Leah McFall, Mike Ward and Matt Henry.

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Final Four. Winner Andrea, country singer Mike, will.i.am lookalike Matt and frizzy diva Leah

Many instantly stated Andrea won due to a sympathy vote for being partially blind, however this is not the case. The reason she beat others was down to area code. As often shows do, they vote based on who they like, or where they are from. With a whole country behind her, Andrea shocked the show but did deserve to win as a credible artist.

It wasn’t her condition, it was because she was Irish. Now, before anyone suggests ‘Irophobia’ I have had and do have friends who are Irish, get on well with them and not stigmatising the paddy’s. I love the paddy’s and they love me. However this is the way reality TV works. Producers know that voting on one demographic will line their pockets with gold and it always happens on X-Factor, for example. Eoghan Quigg and Janet Devlin were two very bad acts but got through because of the votes. Producers specifically pick for this to gain as much money as possible on phone votes.

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Last year Leanne Mitchell, who has since flopped on her win to no man’s land was Welsh. Many were surprised Leanne, the worst of the four in vocal ability in the final of The Voice UK series 1, won the show because of Welsh voting.

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Leah McFall’s mentor will.i.am allegedly stormed off the stage when Andrea was announced. Danny O’Donoghue bolted up to congratulate his winning act to maintain bragging rights and be on the show for series 3. Lord help us.

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Last year Danny dated one of his contestants Bo Bruce who went on to realise an album now unheard of.

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My advice? Get used to it. This is how shows work and this is what will continue to happen. Your best chance of no disappointment is not to vote and accept this outcome. At least you wont be wasting the money on the producers gold cash ins.

Andrea does have more of a chance at success than Leanne but fans of the show feel it is headed the same way as before rendering the show pointless. Americans can always do the show better. The show currently airs on the ‘by the book’ safeguard channel BBC in the UK, funded by the taxpayer.

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will.i.am continues to annoy the BBC after he pounces on acts that fail to advance to steal them and produce or “work” with them under his record label. will tried to poach Joseph Apostle , of Filipino descent after losing out to Mike Ward in the semi finals from Sir Tom Jones’ team. Will did this last year on the show which frustrated BBC producers. Will is said to plan to launch Leah’s career after being furious she lost the vote. Jessie J also said that “Leah was the winner” earlier in the show.

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Overwhelmed Andrea secures a recording contract as the show attracted 7.2m viewers. Leah McFall’s performance from the show previously reach the top 10 record singles.

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London 2012, Closing Ceremony

London 2012 began its handover of the closing ceremony with a jam packed concert flowing from decades to showcase Great Britain’s best in the musical spectrum.

Leading us into the show was the gorgeous Emilie Sande a fresh new name who had made her own over the last year or so in today’s current era. After belting out read all about it atop a newspaper wrapped stage, refined actor Timothy Spall appeared out of the roof of Big Ben as politican Sir Winston Churchill.
Quoting superb lines from playwrite William Shakespeare, whom everyone can learn from, reading from the play, The Tempest, Spall did a pleasing job to star the ceremony, while most probably missed the Celloist Julian Llyod Webber below due to dodgy camera angles. Shakespeare, of course, was born in Straford upon Avon should any of you been unaware. The stadium was in Stratford, East London.
Jacques Rogge and Prince Henry of Wales were introduced as they took their seats. Many did not know the name of he prince and many viewers assume his was a mistake by broadcasters. Someone may wish to explain his name to others. He took his seat next to the Duchess of Cambridge, who married his brother and fututre King of England, Prince William, earlier this year, who was absent due to a prior engagement.
Being told to stand for the national anthem, neumatic drills set off. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was seated directly behind Prince Harry. Unbelievable. Anything to get himself noticed. Do yourself a favour princes, make sure you distance yourself as far as possible from Hunt. Damage limitation.
Michael Caine appeared on the screens in his trademark vocals from his films before Batman and Robin were launched from a three wheel yellow car with TIT on the side of it. TIT, which stands for Trotter’s Independant Traders is a cultural reference to a popular TV series called Only Fools and Horses, featuring two brothers in a council house aiming to hit the big time with business in the east end. Their classic fancy dress episode where  they saved a councillor from a group of muggers dressed at the caped crusader and his sidekick was the reenactment on stage. The councillor had refuse a plan made by the brothers, who then had her revoke as DelBoy Derek Trotter, dressed as Batman, told her to grant them a chance.
Music group Madness came along in an act of a street party, a British tradition, celebrated by some over the Queen’s diamond mjubilee earlier this April, followed by Blur on soundtrack with trumpets playing their hit, Parklife.
Tempo soon changed with West End Girls as the Pet Shop Boys were wheeled on in cone head getup to pleasing results.
Next up were teeny boppers, One Direction, signing what makes you beautiful. The acts mimng were met with scrutiny to all those watching and asked why they were placed on the show. OneD were formed two years ago, on TV reality singing show, The X Factor.
The bin men came next as Stomp smashed their clutter instruments leading onto Spelbound performing some bouncy routines.
Ray Davies from the Kinks then arrived in a black cab, to sing Waterloo Sunset. Fans were slightly bored and unenthused of the beginning of the show to this point, so perhaps placement should have been rearranged instead.
After showing a mock up of the Gherkin building, Emelie Sande returned to sing a full on hit. Some debated why she returned while others let it pass as she was now signing a ‘proper’ lengthy song.
Indie rock band Elbow held the stage next with some good work though most had never heard of them, as flag bearers entered the stadium. Gold sailing medallist Ben Ainslie carried the flag for Team GB.
While Elbow belted out open arms, the formation was devised as all the Olympiams formed the flag into sections around the stage to watch the concert at he front of the show. This was a valid choice, though took a while as home viewers joked about hurdling sheep.
As they were ushered into cordoned off sections by joined hands of people dressed in blue suits with a lit bulb atop their head, further adding humour to the brainwaves or not of the show in parts, had the song playlist we had all just heard of acts mentioned above replay as it did on the sound system once again. Viewers and on goers we’re highly upset with this, wondering why more acts could not have sang instead. There was no need to replay the song list hey had just heard, in their view.
White boxes reminiscent of Rubix cubes were constructed to build a platform as Kate Bush ‘s running up that hill blared on soundtrack. She was not here, sparking further fury. Should’ve booked her to sing Baboushka with Eurovision’s Russian grannies. That would have entertained.
After medals were presented for the last time to the Men’s Marathon winners,  volunteers were thanked and appreciated.
Then the party started picking up its pace. Rock band Queen’s opening lens of Bohemian Rhapsody began to ring out. Fans went wild. Then John Lennons imagine started to play. Fans respected Lennon but were baffled as to why Queen started playing only to be cut off.
Children began singing imagine as crowds began to be annoyed with the hypocrisy of sterotypical children signing when placed on the stage as a political agenda to the conservative party government. The kids outdid themselves and proudly sang and sign languaged the words for those watching in a caring manner.
Lennon’s imagie made people respond “Proud to be British” which they are, but just not too proud of the way some of it has been handled by the government in the country.
It ended with a fantastic dome jigsaw as kids crammed to gather on the stage to bury the,selves under an igloo rock that bearded the very face of John Lennon as a mark of respect, with Yoko Ono’s blessing. It was an excellent display.
Pace gathered as “Freedom” began and George Michael beated onto the stage with some funky dance moves, as well as belting out his new coming single, I’m Alive. He was happy to be there.
Kaiser Chiefs raced to the scene on backs of bikes, singing just can’t get enough in a short span before leaving quickly as pop supremo David Bowie’s Let’s Dance rang out. Advertisers and sponsors who marred the games with empty seats finally got their attendance they wanted with a mass pay off as billboards were driven into the stadium. Featuring poosters of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, were driven to the stage as Fashion, Another of Bowie’s excellent hits played. Bowie, was not there.
The boards broke down as crowd roared to see the very supermodels behind their posters, clad in gold cajoled dresses. They then proceed down a catwalk of the stage to meet in the middle with a couple of guys including model David Gandy and a few other females.
The tone quickly changed as Annie Lennox steered out on a ship at its trainload front look hellish. She wasn’t performing Wild Boys by Duran Duran with a modern twist, instead she performed Bram Stoker’s Dracula Portugal to the theme of Little Bird. Some instantly gave the Titanic comparison.
Ed Sheeren, a good guy, was on next as most were uninterested, even if understanding he is talented to some level. It didn’t fit the tone after Lennox or the brief of the show , most felt. Perhaps placement could have been better arranged.
Russell Brand, ex hubby of Katy Perry and comedian and slight actor sparked more interested dressed like Willy Wonka, you can guess what alliteration came from some viewers, as he came out in some flower power bus. Where was Scooby Doo to save us? The mystery machine would have been better.
He handed over to DJ Fat Boy Slim who was inside a massive octopus. Did it all hit the squids? 🙂
Jessie J then brought the show back. Signing Price Tag fans erupted with a singalong they enjoyed. She flew past on the back of a sporty vehicle windswept in pure class. Then we saw Tinie Tempah in the back of a car take to the stage with Written In The Stars. JJ whizzed around the stadium as Taio Cruz Dynamite proved a massive reaction to get the spirit partying.
All three stars met up in the centre of the stage to sing a fantastic Bee Gees track, You Should Be Dancing. The trio did a great job here, though some felt was a bit too long winded and lost some momentum.
The show was about to change for the best part of the evening. Turning dark, five black cabs pulled up, as a thunderous tune boomed over the sound system. This was it. Fans went wild. Ahhhhhh….

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“So tell me what you want….” The Spice Girls burst onto the scene, all five of them to electrify the spectators all over the world. The spices cans continued as the girls climbed atop their taxi’s holding guard rails as they set off to whizz around the stadium and “Spice up your life!” “Arrrribbbaaaaa!”
The crowd was filled with madness and enthusiasm galore, prompting many to seek the revival of the five piece band to make their long awaited comeback as felt they were needed in the world one again. The Spice’s stole the night, as some dodgy dancing from London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron was witnessed. The dad and uncle dancing moves made the whole of Britain cringe with laughter for their put of touch swaying and hand clapping.
Transition from lively spice to mundane spice, one Gallagher brother then took per the procession to sing an Oasis hit, which cold not follow his predecessors as well as many wishing both bro’s could have been on stage together.
With a weather forecast looming and “Blue Sky” most were unaware of what was going on as a cannon was launched and a figure fell into the stage breaking it. Emerging from beneath the crowd changed its mood slightly as they saw Eric Idle full on to sing Always look on the bright side of life from the classic Monty Phython series. For those that didn’t know this was the presenters jobs to fill in the blanks all over the world.
Gladiators arrived on stage, as then did a Bollywood take over to express the cultural changes over time. We wonder what the silent MP Aiden Burnley had to as about this one.
Business picked up in an unexpected and excellent act took to the stage. Rock group Muse, winners of numerous best live act gongs with NME and other music industries proved their place on the line up with great live music once more. Shocking more than anything was that someone thought to book them when most assumed they wouldn’t be selected. We were glad they got recognition. They did it in glitter blazer sequins. Dazzling.
Freddie Mercury was then portrayed on a large screen. Uttering every word perfectly from his live tours, the audience were eating out of his every word in unison. It was an amazing collaboration.
Guitarist rock god Brian May dominated the stage with a powerful strumming sensation ripping the arena with sound as Roger Taylor on drums supported him. Both Queen rockers met with the returning Jessie J to perform We Will Rock You in amazing scenes which Freddie Mercury would have applauded.

In an unexplained move we were told the Greek national anthem would be up next. No one understood why. No one explained why.
A welsh choir began signing the Olympic anthem. The flags started to come down. London 2012 was beginning its departure.
Boris Johnson waved the flag, as he passed it to Jacques Rogge, who then waved and transferred it to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes as the Brazilian anthem played. Memorise it, you’ll soon here it a lot more.
We then saw a random sweeper with a broom on the stage. Scared that another security blunder occurred from letdown company G4S, one security guard charged onto the stage to have a word with him. Telling him off, the cleaner, equipped with broom, broke into a dance. The security guard soon blame overcome with the beat and showed him how it was to be done. An umbrella lady and a vibrant samba crew joined the party with some green headed clones, stealing the headdresses of Queen Nefertiti it would seem, to partake in some Pharoa frolics and dance us into 2016, as the man from del monte came on also. It was a mass celebration to raise the part spirit as London handed over to Rio.
Chairman of seven years for the games Sebastian Coe took to a never ending speech of self portrayal to enhance his own reputation on the guise of attempting to coverup with a stance on it being for London. Coe had been the focus of many empty seats, where overpriced tickets, and sponsors who didn’t turn up to sit in those seats marred the games seven years in the making. Blamed for the reason, sponsors only received 8% of tickets. Thousands of seats were empty almost every day.
To save face Coe ended stating “Britain did it right.” In order to prove to the world who constantly knock Great Brtain, GB proved it was more than capable and able to do so. GB acknowledges that. The only problem GB has is the put of touch issues with the government towards its people. Apart from that Great Britain DID do it right.
Jacque Rogge told us to “never forget” and “we all deserved the rot to be called Olympians” for those who excelled to make it a “happy and glorious games” before saying “thank you London” for the hospitality to the games and all the nations and Olympians competing. The crowds were riveting to all in a mass union of respect and heartfelt passion for what they do as well as being a part of sporting greatness welcoming them to the capital.
Pop group Take That, minus Robbie Williams, were about to finish the show. Singing Rule the World the quartet supported the country and one another, as lead singer Gary Barlow had suffered heartache with the loss of his baby, Poppy, just days before. Tremendous respect came from the country as a nation stood with him as he did his duty for Queen and country.
Dancing extrodaniare Darcy Bussel flitted around the stage as a lit Phoenix burning behind jetted her in to the sound of church, occult, gothic chorus themes. Bussel joins TV dancing reality show, Strictly Come Dancing, most know in country’s by it’s spin off sister series Dancing with the stars, from which it DWTS originated.
 
Busting her moves, Bussel left, though seemingly over fans started to leave. Others wondered at what point it would end. The Wo were the final act of the evening to close the ceremony completely. Most did not know Who they were. The reason they played last was because it featured one word only, which had been the strapline for London 2012’s games. The one was talkin’ bout my “generation” as the strap line for the games was “Inspire a generation.”
Apart from placement of some acts and others omitted, with the absence of Sir Elton John, whom many thought and stated should have closed the show on a jivey end, and Bowie, Boyle and Bush uninvolved fully questioned some of the proceedings of those there.
The Spice Girls clearly dominated the event and with such short space and a track list replaying, could have allowed more time to them and add in a few extra acts. These mismanagement question how out of touch a government and organisers may fully be with a younger and wider audience which Danny Boyle managed to connect fully with on the opening ceremony.
To flaunt London, as great as it truly is, to the world, by being backward with portrayal in certain areas made a slight knock on the show which need to re-encapture the youth of today’s Britain positively, rather than focusing on families with babies and political values in order to “inspire” this generation to get up off their backsides, which they spend mos of their time doing, to encourage seeking work rather than forcing them with ransoms to their benefits and proving experience and attendance which the government snubbed due to their own snobbery for special guest and Rupert Murdoch to gain political exposure favourably. Tell me, did any of them pay for their extortionate tickets the multiple events they attended? Hmmm… Moaning that the country does not put into the pot is a double standard when politicians and special guests paid nothing to sit at the events first class to take liberties, perhaps? Oh, the irony…
The nation may be inspire for a week, but the after effects, with the Prime Minister and his deputy taking a two week holiday, returning in time for the Paralympic Games, leaving the country without anyone to run it in charge, hasn’t thought how to inspire when cutting sports and availability in the country as well as forgetting about how to support the over 25-30 category of the countries residents. They are the one’s you need to focus on giving opportunities to in order to make the country and its economy grow. Then the kids will survive when people can support the prize pot to open funds for sport. Any company needing a PR/strategist/writer can contact me on Twitter for email. 🙂 Only serious offers apply please, i dont need an inbox full of spam, Cheers!

The Voice UK Live show results Week 1

The Voice UK Live show results Week 1

By Dean Ashton

The first live shows of The Voice UK began on Saturday 28th April 2012. In this first round battle of live shows, Teams Will (will.i.am) and Tom (Sir Tom Jones) took centre stage.

Here are the team performances with an overview on what could be done to improve. All suggestions are creative critism and advice for improvement.

First up was Joelle Moses for Team Will.

“I’m Going Down”

After her performance, Will stated she was the “bar setter “by going first, as Joelle was worried the placement of first on show would be forgotten or unrecognised, and exemplified her position in the competition as someone who will be heard then the next one comes on, etc etc.

 

Sam Buttery

“A Little Respect”

Sam sang a timeless Erasure tune. Capable of being a great song choice, Sam’s style fused with this song was tough to watch. Many felt tense or apprehensive watching this. Sam did not need 5 dancers, let alone any. The middle fifth dancer was an oversight. Sam, being in the middle, while two other dancers wither side made the line in place, coach Jessie J even felt there was no need for any of the dancers, which may have detracted from Sam’s overall projection.

Frances Wood

“Ain’t Nobody”

While Frances needs to gain a little more connection with the audience, it was the first show, and everyone is growing. While her hunky male dancers were “gyrating” with her and giving a rocky vibe with a new edge to the song choice of a Soul sultress, Wood managed to perform a Chaka Khan song that most would never be able to do with such integrity.

Wood has the potential to be a contender.

Adam Issac

“All My Life”

Adam sang the Foo Fighters classic with guitar, after struggling to find confidence, and noted this was his key issue. Will acknowledged his effects and lighting behind to set the tone for the Rock anthem, though Adam grew in confidence, his lacking style was apparent.

All Adam needs to do is forget the situation with confidence and just sing what’s in front of him. That will grow his confidence. If he continues to allow it to be an issue, it will always hold you back. He may have gotten a sympathy vote tonight.

Adam also expressed he suffered a minor injury after falling off stage in rehearsals. While I respect that, you cannot/shouldn’t use that as a form of excuse in the way he presented it.

Even when injured, the show must go on, no matter what. Even with injury on stage, Adam could have done more in his performance with the injury apparent.

Jaz Ellington

“At Last”

With a timeless classic, Jaz sang the late Etta James beautifully. However, it has all been done before and sparked no new style or exclaimation point as to whom or what Jaz stands for.

Everyone is raving about Jaz, and I totally respect his voice, though what contestants now forget is that it is a competition, and you have to set your identity on stage. Jaz is amazing, but the star he can be in the industry will fade out after one album, which is a shame, and something he needs to change if he wants this as much as he says he does. I don’t see ‘it’, even though I respect the Jazz/ Blues style and believe the genre must make a comeback to the business.

Leanne Mitchell

“Who Knew”

No one can deny Leanne performed a tender rendition of Pink’s song, though the problem was that it was forgettable. If she wants to crush the competition with her voice and tell people she is ‘here’ then she needs powerful tracks with a mix of genre. In other words not all ballads, though not all power bursters where she just stands there, as this can harm her later on in the series.

Sophie Griffin

“Titanium”

Song choice is crucial. Sophie’s choice of Titanium was not interesting and provoked no emotional connection from the audience. It did not suit her tone or style she could achieve. Her voice is delicate and though aiming to be current, as the single, currently in the top forty sales charts, didn’t suit her.

See needed a song that would have authenticated her sound, instead of the look on stage.

Matt & Suleen

“Go Your Own Way”

Choosing a Fleetwood Mac feel good classic, most of the audience felt bored, as well as not being current, which may have placed both guys in the danger zone.

During earlier auditions, Matt and Suleen weren’t looking promising; however, in the battle rounds and on the live shows, both performed extremely well considering their improvement. Both feed off each other in a way that carries the song beautifully and deliver’s a strong vocal.

How they succeed may rely on song choice and feel of performance.

Tyler James

“Higher Love”

What a star. The record biz must come calling soon. Able to craft any song into his own and mould the tone with his own design, James is a powerful contender all should be wary of.

First Class Performance, sweet and charismatic. Needs a little more confidence, though this will grow over the course of the show.

Ruth Brown

“Get Here”

Another sure hit contender. Ruth smashed everyone out of the arena. With a gentle, fragile and melting sound, Ruth proved she is one to look out for. True talent that can topple contenders, everyone needs to bring their A-game when Ruth is around.

We may just have found ourselves a young, fresh soul diva.

After all performances both coaches would choose from the two polling the lowest number of public votes which one of those would continue in the process, sending the other home.

Tom’s team saw Sam alongside Matt & Suleen, where Tom chose for Sam to leave the show.

Will’s contestants in danger were Joelle and Sophie, where the coach selected Sophie to leave.

It is encouraging to see that the Voice got the voting “right”, as these were both the correct choices to leave the show. Both were in tears of their release.

Though many feel it is not much different to its music TV voting show rival, The X Factor.

One question has to be cast. Are the hopefuls now pressed into the singing spotlight of stardom too young to cope with the reality of rejection?

The award for most inconsistent comments on the show goes too…

Danny O’Donoghue