Throng writers Alicia B and Loz – who usually does The Voice recaps are there in the live audience – expect some inside scoops in their stories over the next few days.
Alicia has met Seal. Fifi Box and Jules Lund in audience.
Show kicks off.
The Voice opens praising how well last week’s perfromances did in iTunes – Nothing’s Real But Love by Karise Edem reached number 1, Hands by Rachael Leahcar reached 3 and Bang Bang by Viktoria reached 5. The favourites from last week will be announced.
Team Joel faced a major upset with Carmen Smith being ejected from the competition after appearing in a Guy Sebastian video. Appearing in the video is not fair. Joel said it broke his heart, but accepts the rules.
Show begins, judges are introduced.
Joel says he feel great about tonight’s show. Keith says he is ready to see something special tonight.
Last week’s results.
The two artists from each team with the highest number of votes will go through to the next round. The coach will then also pick two they want to go through, leaving the remaing two out of the competition.
We start by looking at Team Seal. A replay of the performances follow.
First artist through to live round is: Emma-Louise Birdsall and Karise Edem. Seal now has to chose two of the remaining four. He syas how proud he is of his team and congratulates them. He wishes he could take them all through and says they all have great voices. All 32 left are incredible singers and performers.
Next person he takes with him is Fatal. Then he talks about handling the camera and media and who he thinks can and will be able to do that is… Chris Sebastian.
Time for Team Delta results, showing last week’s performances.
The two artists going forward is … Viktoria Bolonina and Rachael Leahcar (Yep, the obvious two!)
Now for the other two. Delta says they all have a special place in her heart. First person through Ben Cunnigham. She says they all have such potential. She says she has gone with her heart… and I love you all equally… and the best performance and who delivered was Danni La Ros.
Now for this week’s performances.
First from Team Keith – Darren Percival.
Singing: Where Ever I Lay My Hat – By Paul Young.
Seal – absolutely wonderful and fantastic song choice – an example of what will win this thing – an incredible performance.
Joel – I never know what I am going to say! Outside of my team, you are my favourite singer in the competition.
Delta – You just light up when you are on stage! Your voice has such a warm tone. You delivered. So loveable!
Keith – Your voice is beautiful and conveys so much passion. I could feel the weight of the pressure.
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From Team Joel – Prinnie Stevens
Singing: Turn Me On by Nicki Manaj
Delta – She lived up to expectations. Held control of her voice, despite moving around. Great song choice
Joel – Proud of her. You own who you are, you are fearless. Noone else can pull it off like you have.
(only two judges comment – running behind time I think!)
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From Team Keith – Adam Martin
Singing: I’ve Got A Love That Keeps Me Waiting by Garbage
Seal – Asks how he felt, he says he was more in his comfort zone. Seal says he connected.
Keith – I can tell you won’t be a lonely boy! Just do your thing, thought it sounded great. Hopes Australia agrees.
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Seal says he didn’t know the song, but saw how he connected… as the judges chat…
From Team Joel – Sarah DeBono
Delta – I find you really fascinating. Joel standing up with excitement! Coloured hair!
Joel – so proud of you. Tonight, Australia witnessed you becoming the star I knew you were. Was Make it or break it song.
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From Team Keith – Jimmy Cupples
Singing: Sweet Child O Mine – Guns’n'Roses
Seal – A great job. Difficult to give it up for him, as not at rehearsals yesterday. The show has to go on. But well done.
Keith – You’re like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get. Commended on artistic choices. Your voice is there.
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From Team Joel – Ben Hazlewood
Singing: Lego House by Ed Sheeran
Delta – My favourite performance of the night so far. I loved it. Saw tetris and lego in the background. I loved it.
Joel – You lured Delta in! You’re a sweet dude. Honest. Be who you are. Wish you went to the crowd more.
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Tonight’s artists trending on Twitter!
From Team Keith Taga Paa
Singing: Fight For You by Jason Derulo
Seal – I think you did deliver tonight, great song choice, no need for dancers on stage! Great voice, great job.
Keith – some pitch issues – not just the voice, it is also about performing. Can feel your heart through the voice.
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From Team Joel Laura Bunting
Singing: Somebody I Used To Know by Gotye
Delta – I’m always Team Laura – perfect song for you. Was perfect song for you, but felt lyric needed more colours than what she delivered.
Joel – You are so different to everyone else on this show – not sure if people watching are understanding like I do. Rally risky song, but I thought you did great. Love watching you sing.
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From Team Keith Diana Rouvis
Singing: Love on Top by Beyonce
Standing ovation. Judges and all. Crowd goes wild!
Delta – you gave me goose bumps from head to toe. Came out with nothing to lose. The perfect song. I just loved it.
Keith – You fully delivered it tonight. Seeing the reaction – and Oh My God! That is the vibe, the voice, you are owning the song
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From Team Joel Lakyn Heperi
Singing: Forever Young by Alphaville (amongst others)
Seal – This was the perfrmance I was most looking forward to. Lakyn says it is different to rehearsing and tried to give it back to the crowd. Lakyn says he loves the song. Seal says it did not really connect.
Joel – I think you got a little thrown off by the screaming girls. I’ll spin it positively – get used to all the screaming
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That was Team Joel’s 5th and final performance for the night.
From Team Keith Brittany Cairns
Singing: Different Worlds by Jes Hudak
Delta – You look like a Goddess up there. Perfect song choice by Keith. Exquisit!
Seal – Like the way you thanked your band.
Keith – Such a beautiful line, you sang it beautifully – only artist that thanked the band
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That’s it! Another The Voice done!
Find out the results Monday May 28. Then into next live rounds.
For those betting on finish time – 9.47pm I make it!
How To Vote
You have four ways to vote to save your favourite artist, so there are no excuses! Select your favourite artist above to find out exactly how to vote for them. Your four voting options are:
Phone Voting – Call the 1902 number for your favourite artist promoted on The Voice or above. (190 calls cost $0.55 inc GST . Calls from mobiles may cost extra). When you call, you’ll hear the vote confirmation message so you know your vote has been received.
SMS Voting - Text the first name of your favourite Artist to 199 55 999. (SMS cost $0.55 inc GST) Voting closes at 12.00 midday (AEST) on Monday 21/05/12. You can vote as many times as you like. You’ll only receive a vote confirmation message for your first vote within each voting period.
Facebook Voting – Go to The Voice Facebook. Sign in, make sure you Like The Voice and click on the Vote Now tab and download the voting application. Facebook voting is free and, during the voting period, you can vote once a day for your favourite artist.
iTunes - During the voting period, if you purchase an eligible song (this week’s artist performance) via iTunes, it will contribute two votes to the artist who performs the song. A maximum of ten (10) Eligible Song purchases, per Artist, by an individual iTunes user (constituting a maximum of twenty (20) votes) will be counted in the Vote Results.
The vote results (collated from 190 calls, SMS, Facebook and iTunes purchases) will be announced in the next live show of The Voice on Monday 28th May 2012.