For Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” popular contender Laith Al-Saadi took on a recent pop hit by superstar Adele. What did you think of his performance of the song “One and Only” (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), “The Thrill Is Gone” by B.B. King (top 10), “We’ve Got Tonight” by Bob Seger, and “One and Only” by Adele.
Gold Derby contributing writer John Benutty wrote of his performance on Monday: “I admire that Al-Saadi wanted to do something more contemporary and to step outside the genre he’s comfortable in, but this was a total miss. If anyone thinks it was a good performance it isn’t because of the vocal, it’s because they’re firmly in his corner and/or are impressed by the risk he took.”
And now it’s your chance to grade Al-Saadi. Give him an A, B, C, D or F for Monday’s performance.