For the first time this season, we have to say The Voice’s coaches really screwed the pooch by letting Brendan Ryan slip through their fingers. With his jazzy, acoustic version of Beyoncé’s “Love on Top,” we kept waiting for just one coach to slap their button for the talented singer but, alas, Brendan ended his unique rendition of Queen Bey’s hit without a single chair turning around for him.
Blake Shelton immediately admitted to his lapse in judgment, while Adam Levine and Usher tried to express the reasons why they hesitated. Adam said he couldn’t tell whether Brendan was a girl with a lower range or a guy with a super high range, and seemed a little confused in general. Meanwhile, Usher indicated the choice to sing that song eluded him. "I found it a little bit difficult to capture who you are,” he said.
The coaches all encouraged Brendan to return in the future, with Usher advising him, “Next time pick a record that represents who you are as an artist.” Um, what if that was who he is as an artist, dude? We think the song choice and his stylization of it, though pitchy at points, made him seem unique, versatile... definitely The Voice material. Here's hoping he returns next season!
What do you think — did the coaches mess this one up, or did they make the right call?