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    Guest mentors for the season:

    Adam Levine: Stevie Nicks
    Gwen Stefani: Gavin Rossdale
    Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys
    Blake Shelton: Little Big Town

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    i kinda like that we have wrapped up the Blind Auditions. Last season on the whole just seems to stretch that I got bored by the time the finale rolls in. 

    Can’t wait for the Battles. Hopefully for some awesome match-ups. 

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    Seriously, this show needs to cool it with the tragedies. I watched all of the auditions in two days and I couldn’t even believe how ridiculous and over the top it’s become. I can imagine a line of contestants outside the studio and somebody yelling:

    “If you have any kind of money in the bank, please move to the back of the line”

    “If your grandparents are still alive please come back next year…but only if one of them dies!!! and only if the dead one was your musical influence….and you have a really sad story to tell…..and only if you got over that death thanks to your love of music…and only if that death made you an even better singer”.

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    I never watched the voice, simply because it seemed too gimmicky, but an audition showed up on my YouTube feed, and it impressed me so I gave it a shot. I’m now going to admit I was wrong for ignoring it. I just caught up on the blind auditions, and I’m really glad I did. I admit that I kind of cheated by skipping over most of the stories. I understand why they have to be there, but it’s not the reason I enjoy the show.

    I watched a few battles from previous seasons, and it looks pretty exciting. This seriously reminds me of how I felt about the first few seasons of Idol, when I actually watched. Best audition for me was Taylor Phelan, but there is plenty of talent to carry through the season.

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    Going into the battle rounds tonight:

    Favorites

    Adam — Damien

    Gwen — Taylor John Williams

    Pharrell — Taylor Phelan

    Blake — James David Carter

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    They didn’t show half the battles tonight. What the?!

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    I kinda loved all the battles they showed and thought that steal button should have been used a lot more.

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    Watched part one of the Battle Rounds. Love the “Steal” element of this part of the competition, since so many talented singers are being inexplicibly knocked off. Maybe they sound differently live or something, but some of these decisions were not good ones. I do like seeing all four coaches’ battles done one after another instead of all of a particular team’s battles one night and so on.

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    That last steal from Gwen……Pefection. That girl can win this thing and Gwen is a perfect coach for her.

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    Quite excited moving on to the Knockouts. Swift looks like she’s quite a good mentor. Quite a good group of artistes. We will see anybody who will be picked and stolen going into Lives!

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    Looks like all four teams have potential winners on them. Both Gwen and Pharrell made a few blunders that Adam quickly snatched up to his benefit. I really can’t with having Taylor Swift to coach the contestants on “performance” (isn’t that why we have four multiplatinum celebrity coaches?), but hey, there’s a new blockbuster album to promote and hock. I’m ready for the Knockouts!

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    Episode Title: “The Knockouts Premiere”

    Synopsis: The remaining singers from the four teams prepare for the Knockout rounds; key advisor Taylor Swift works with the coaches to make their contestants performance ready.

    Discuss.

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    My favorites this season (so far) are Taylor Phelan (Pharrell), DaNica Shirey (Pharrell), Luke Wade (Pharrell), Anita Antoinette (Gwen), Beth Spangler (Gwen), Toia Jones (Adam), Chris Jamison (Adam), and James David Carter (Blake). 

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    Very good first round of the Knockouts! It’s interesting to see where the coaches’ loyalties lie right now, since I figured that in any pairing between someone who’s already a mainstay on a particular team would have the advantage over a “stolen” contestant who didn’t have that connection and history with the coach. That’s exactly how some of these battles played out, like Adam’s match-up between Toia and Damien. I personally would have picked Toia in a heartbeat for her lively “Crazy in Love” rendition, but Adam has been in Damien’s corner for awhile now. Same goes for Pharrell and Luke Wade, which I can respect more since I think Luke Wade can win this season outright, and at least Taylor Phelan’s “Rather Be” was strong enough to rightfully get three coaches to try to steal him. I’d forgotten that the coaches still have a steal apiece to use in the Knockouts before going live. I’m greatly anticipating the live rounds, b/c that’s where we really see what these singers are made of without all the fanfare and editing/production tricks. I have to talk about Taylor Swift serving as guest performance mentor for all the contestants in the Knockouts. At first, I thought, “Isn’t that what these four hugely famous and overpaid celebrity coaches are for?,” but she more than made her impression and input felt and gave as relevant advice as I’ve seen from any coach on any season. I’m glad that what she focused her comments on were more performance-related as opposed to vocal critiques, b/c that would have been too ridic for me to stand, but this particular job suited her well, and what great and convenient promotion to keep her in the mainstream for her big week with “1989.” Can’t wait to see how Part 2 turns out tonght!

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    Nice second round of the Knockouts, though little was accomplished in only an hour’s installment. Not surprised that Taylor’s “Mad World” beat out Troy’s “Hey Ya!” performance. Gwen made a good call there. One song interpretation felt timeless, while the other came off as novelty. I wasn’t that taken by either of the females last night, but I guess Adam’s choice was the better of the two. The shocker of the night had to be Pharrell’s decision to keep Elyjah on instead of Ricky, who did a flawless version of “Wrecking Ball” that should have been an easy call to make as the victor. Gwen snatched him up fairly quickly and rightfullly so. I’m interested in what Pharrell sees in Elyjah moving to the live rounds. Surely all of the coaches skirting around the issue at play with Elyjah picking such a misguided song like “With You” for his number will compel him to pick more appropriate songs in the future. It was super awkward hearing Elyjah singing that Chris Brown song about a female “boo” when it’s so clear that Elyjah’s ghey. Poor guy. Having to figure this all out on a national stage can’t be easy, but there are millions of songs out there to choose from that are better suited to him and his “story” than that, and even on a taste level alone, pick better than a shitty Chris Brown song! Anyways, lively night of Knockouts! Miss Swift is kinda killing it right now as special guest mentor or whatever her role is being billed as here.

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