We declared Brendan Fletcher as the best performer on last week’s episode of “The Voice,” and this week is no different. His amazing take on the Cyndi Lauper tune “True Colors” (watch above) puts him on top of Monday’s Top 10 performance rankings once again. That’s great news for his coach Adam Levine as he tries to win the champion’s trophy for a fourth time. He faces off against long-time rival Blake Shelton plus rookie coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys for Season 11.
Regarding Monday’s performance, our writer John Benutty says: “Before the Top 12 performances I think I put Brendan down as the most likely first elimination. Clearly I was wrong about that, but I was also wrong in assuming he was the least likely of the group to have a shot at winning. With this performance Brendan proved me so very wrong. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to have someone perform “True Colors” for them exactly like Brendan did, with just a sax and a piano in support and the textured, intimate quality of his voice directed right at you. What a stunning performance.”
According to his official NBC bio, “Brendan joined his first band, Structured Chaos, with his older brother when he was 12. After college, Brendan performed every night that he wasn’t working, which gave him the confidence to move to Brooklyn where there was more opportunity.”
Prior to this week’s live show, performances for the year by the New York native have been “Jolene” (blind audition song) by Ray LaMontagne, “Home” (battle song) by Marc Broussard, “Soulshine” (knockout song) by Allman Brothers Band, “To Love Somebody” (top 20) by The Bee Gees, “Whipping Post” (top 12) by Allman Brothers Band, and “The River” by Bruce Springsteen.
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