The Voice 2013 Season 5 live show are finally upon us and the first night, Monday, November 4, saw the talented artists of Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton grace the stage. While all four coaches felt that each of the 10 singers gave brilliant performances, we felt there were a few that exceptionally stood out from the rest.
Team Blake’s pop singer Nic Hawk totally stole the show with his rendition of Robin Thicke’s summer 2013 song, “Blurred Lines.” Nic did it all — dancing, singing and rapping, which is an incredible feat for someone performing on the live shows for the first time. Nic’s performance proved that he was an all-around entertainer and definitely has what it takes to win America’s heart.
Other notable performances included Team Blake’s Ray Boudreaux. The Louisiana single dad gave a great down home performance of “Home” by Marc Broussard and gave us a new appreciation of “swamp pop,” while Team Adam’s Tessanne Chin once again blew us away with her powerhouse vocals on the hit reggae tune “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff.
However, the best performance for us had to go to Team Adam’s singer-songwriter James Wolpert. Coming off of a not-so-great knockout rounds performance, James took the task of singing Joni Mitchell’s classic “A Case of You,” which is no easy feat. However, James took the stage with guitar in hand (who knew that he could play the guitar?!) and showed us a softer side of him that we had yet to see in the blinds, battles, and knockout rounds.
The incredibly vulnerable song showed that there were many sides to James, and we’re dying to see what else he’s got left in him.
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