For Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” popular contender Laith Al-Saadi took on one of the all-time great rock and blues classics by the late B.B. King. What did you think of his performance of the song “The Thrill Is Gone” (watch above)? Give your letter grade A-F in our new poll below.
Al-Saadi is a Michigan native and is the oldest remaining contestant this season at age 38. His coach for this 10th season of the NBC reality program is Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, a three-time champ mentoring artists, including last season’s Jordan Smith.
His song choices so far this season have been “The Letter” by The Box Tops (blind audition), “Honky Tonk Women'” by Rolling Stones (battle round), “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel (knockout round), “With a Little Help from My Friends” by The Beatles (live round one), “Born Under a Bad Sign” by Albert King (top 12), “Make It Rain” by Ed Sheeran (top 11), and “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King (top 10).
Gold Derby contributing writer Denton Davidson wrote of his performance on Monday: “Nothing could pair better with Al-Saadi’s gravely vocals and ferocious guitar skills than a B.B. King classic like this. Vocals aside, there is not a more interesting musician on the show. His guitar skills are top notch, fun to watch, and take his performances to another level. He’s looking more and more like a finalist each week.”
And now it’s your chance to grade Al-Saadi. Give him an A, B, C, D or F for Monday’s performance.