It’s time for the second round of live shows on The Voice Season 2. This week, Team Adam and Team Cee Lo will be up for elimination. To ensure that each performer does their best, we’ve recommended these songs to match their signature style.
We hope they pay attention!
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
The purity in Karla’s voice means that she excels at slow, melodic tunes, and we think a Lady Antebellum song would be perfect!
“Rumor Has It” by Adele
Since Christina Aguilera compared Katrina’s style to that of Grammy-winner Adele, we’ve been dying to hear the singer belt out a ballad. And we don’t need a sappy, slow-paced song!
“And I Am Telling You” from Dreamgirls
This powerhouse diva seems up for any challenge, so why not give her one of the most challenging songs in diva history? This song by the character Effie from Dreamgirls was originally played on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday and on film by Jennifer Hudson.
“Take a Bow” by Rihanna
This sassy teen has already conquered Adele and Sara Bareilles, so why not pop singer Rihanna? She has plenty of attitude for this sarcastic song.
“I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin Degraw
Pip has an older sound, but a fresh, young look, just like Dancing With the Stars contestant and singer Gavin DeGraw. Plus, a bowtie to Pip is as a fedora is to Gavin.
“Layla” by Eric Clapton
The former Mouseketeer has proven his musical stamina with U2’s “Beautiful Day,” so it seems right that he would attempt rock legend Eric Clapton’s “Layla.”
Team Cee Lo
“Spotlight” by Jennifer Hudson
Though Cheesa has a strong sound, she tends to struggle on the lower notes before the chorus. Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight” stays out of the lower register and will give Cheesa the opportunity to shine … get it?
“Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine
Erin’s distinctive sound is more stylistic than powerful, just like Florence + The Machine. Since “The Dog Days Are Over,” we think it’s time for Erin to “Shake It Out.”
“Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley
OK, so maybe this is a no-brainer, but Jamar clearly worships Cee Lo Green. Why not allow him to sing his idol’s hit song?
“Forever” by Chris Brown
We loved hearing James Massone slow things down in his battle round and sing “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper. But now it’s time to celebrate the live shows, and we think he’d sound great on this Chris Brown song!
“Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” by The Beatles
Juliet sang “Oh! Darling” for her blind audition and it left us reminiscent of The Beatles movie/musical Across the Universe. In the film, a rocker with a raspy sound, much like Juliet, tears it up with “Why Don’t we Do It In The Road,” and we’d like the see the contestant do the same ... on the stage, not in the road.
“Holiday” by Green Day
Since Tony starred in the Green Day Broadway musical American Idiot, he’d be a pro at this song. It requires an equal amount of power and emotion — which should be an easy feat after welcoming a baby girl into the world this week.
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