As of Round 3, Team Christina, Team Blake, and Team Cee Lo all have six members. Meanwhile, Team Adam is leading the pack with seven — but quantity doesn’t necessarily mean quality. With Blind Auditions only halfway finished, will he regret taking on so many contestants so early in the game? Whose team has packed the most talent so far?
Geoff McBride sang the you-know-what out of “Higher Ground” last night, but we’re having a hard time hearing his voice apply to modern hits. Sure, he can do a mean Stevie Wonder, but will Christina be able to help him conceptualize a sound that will appeal to crowds in 2012?
That said, though we didn’t see much of Moses Stone, his performance of “Let’s Get It Started” looked pretty flawless. Not to mention Chris Mann is still one of the strongest voices on the show, and Xtina's got crowd-pleaser Lindsey Pavao on her side.
Though we don’t know much about Brian Fuente (he was one of the unfortunate contestants who got the montage treatment), we like that Blake is challenging himself with a rocker, who, presumably, doesn’t have a hint of country twang in his voice.
Altogether, it looks like Team Blake is shaping up with some nice variety.
Adam got down to business last night and took on four very different singers. We think suspender-wearing 17-year-old Pip is going to be a great investment, and apparently so did every other judge, as they all spun their chairs by the end of “House of the Rising Sun.”
Katrina Parker and Nathan were alright, but whether they can measure up to the talent on stage this year remains to be seen.
The jury is still out on Erin Martin, the girl who put the unique (read: bizarre) spin on “Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T’s. She could be a strong player, but her voice might prove too affected to appeal to a major audience.
Sarah Golden and James Massone are both fair competitors, but they’re going to need a lot of work if they want to compete with some of the more standout contestants this year.