“The Voice” named its top five, and there were no surprises.
The top vote getter on each coach’s team got into the finals automatically, and they were all the favored contestants:
- likeable family man Todd Tilghman (Team Blake)
- smooth soul singer Cammwess (Team Legend)
- fully formed artist Thunderstorm Artis (Team Nick)
- singer-songwriter Micah Iverson from Atlanta (Team Kelly)
The other five singers, who happened to be the remaining women, vied for the last spot via America’s Instant Save and the strongest remaining vocalist, Toneisha Harris of Roswell, got the most votes to battle for the crown next week.
I predicted all five correctly.
Here are the five Instant Save performances Tuesday night, and they all acquitted themselves well.
Douglasville’s Megan Danielle of Team Kelly opted for some Southern country rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” and did an amazingly fine job for a teenager.
Allegra Miles of Team Nick poured her heart out and brought intricate phrasing to Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood.”
Zan Fiskum, Team Legend, opted for Lady Gaga “Star is Born’ song “Always Remember Us This Way” and interpreted it her own way.
Joanna Serenko, Team Blake, brought all sorts of cool jazz inflections to Allen Stone’s “Unaware.”
Toneisha Harris, Team Blake, took on a classic Minnie Riperton and hit every note just right, a master class in vocalization.
Like what will likely happen with “American Idol” come Sunday, “The Voice” top five features four men and just one woman. And the favorites are Todd and Thunderstorm to win it all.
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution including TV, radio, film, comedy and all things in between. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years. He loves tennis, pop culture & seeing live events.