'The Voice' Recap: Trevin Hunte Makes Cee Lo Green and Us Speechless (VIDEO)
It’s not a surprise that the last performance of the night on NBC’s The Voice prior to Thursday’s eliminations belonged to Team Cee Lo contender Trevin Hunte.
Ever since his epic battle round with Amanda Brown, these two have been the legitimate frontrunners in the competition. Now with her show-stealing performance on Monday Night and Trevin’s chill-inducing, moving performance of Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” on Wednesday, I believe this status has been clearly cemented.
Not only did Hunte receive the only standing ovation of the night on Wednesday, but he actually left his coach speechless. Cee Lo Green wasn’t the only one fumbling his thoughts and then gushing over the 18-year-old from Queens though.
Blake Shelton took the words out of my mouth when he told Hunte, “Gosh dang it every time you get on the stage you move me, you have everything it takes to win The Voice.” Christina Aguilera then corroborated Shelton’s sentiments and added astonishingly, “I feel like you haven’t even really tapped into what you can do yet.”
If America doesn’t vote him through to the Top 12, I am calling for a recount. Also, can we PLEASE invite that eithh grade teacher who told him he would never amount to anything to a live show? I'm telling you, NBC, it would be great television.
Cody Belew also went the intimate route at Cee Lo’s suggestion with “One More Try” by George Michael. It was a wonderful song choice and performance. We also found out from Blake that not only is he one of his favorites on the whole show but also one of Miranda Lambert’s (his wife).
Another highlight of the night was Adam Levine’s critique of Nicholas David’s performance of Barry White’s “You’re the first, My Last, My Everything” as well as the performance itself.
“Barry White makes baby-making music,” said the Maroon 5 frontman, "and I want to make a baby now… You did a great job.”
I couldn’t have said it better, Adam.
Chicagoan De’Borah took the stage like a pro. She worked it and sounded fantastic singing “Who Knew” by Pink. Adam told her, “A voice is only as good as the soul that is pushing your voice and you have all of that,” while her coach Christina called her “the real deal.” The beaming smile on her face as the coaches heaped praise upon her made me ridiculously happy. If she doesn’t make it through to the Top 12, which would be surprising, it would destroy me.
The other contenders who took the stage Wednesday all gave mostly solid performances, if not safe ones. It was refreshing to see the coaches give some honest critiques to those who weren’t particularly outstanding as it felt like they were easy on some of the singers on Monday.
The first elimination of the live playoffs on NBC’s The Voice takes place Thursday at 8 PM ET/ tape delayed PT. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites and then tune in to see if he or she has made the cut.
Which performance did you like the best from Team Christina and Team Cee Lo? Do you think anyone can beat Trevin? Sound off in the comments below!