Monday night on “The Voice,” rock singer Rayshun LaMarr represented Team Adam Levine during the live Top 8 episode of Season 14. For this all-important semifinals show, Rayshun decided to take on John Lennon‘s “Imagine” because he hoped the recognizable song would ensure that America voted for him after previously appearing in the bottom. Do YOU think that Rayshun will advance to the Season 14 finale of NBC’s reality TV show? Watch “The Voice” performance video above.
“Man, Rayshun, I don’t even know where to start,” said a tongue-tied Adam after Rayshun’s rousing performance. “You’re the last man standing on my team right now. But all of that being said, that was a truly inspiring, inspired version of ‘Imagine’ that I believe John Lennon would be proud of. I believe that the world needs this song right now and I believe that the world needs you right now. You guys gotta vote for this guy!”
Rayshun’s other performances on “The Voice” so far have included “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Sweet Thing,” “Fallin’,” “Overjoyed,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “When Love Takes Over,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Grant Green” and “Let’s Get It On.” How does “Imagine” stack up to Rayshun’s other songs? Let us know down in the comments section.
In his recap of “The Voice,” our live-blogger John Benutty commented, “While I like the new arrangement of the song and think that it fits the tone of Rayshun’s soul style and fed into his strengths as a stage performer, the vocal didn’t have the clarity or earthiness that I personally like about the song. Hard to say whether he did enough to squeeze into the top four of vote-getters this week.”
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