I know it happened on Monday, but I am behind on life. Please forgive me. That’s just the pace I’m moving at these days. If you are slow like me and/or don’t watch “The Voice” because it’s gotten annoying with all its striving to be like a sports season, I will watch for you and let you know when there’s something you need to know about. OK! You need to know about Sarah Simmons and her cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” This is one of my favorite songs and it’s been covered extensively, so I think it’s hard to blow this record out the box. In my opinion, Sarah did. I watched it 17 times last night before bed and yes, I cried a little. What of it? It spoke to my spirit animal, which very well may be a wild horse. After the jump, I’ve included Sarah’s version of Joan Osbourne’s “One Of Us” that she sang for the auditions. Also quite BEEEP. Keep reading »
Season three of our fave reality TV show/Blake Shelton awful tattoo showcase, “The Voice,” is almost over, and we are gonna be so sad to see it go. Especially because favorite mentor and extensions enthusiast Christina Aguilera is reportedly not returning next season so that she has the time to “fulfill my creative soul.” Maybe she’s got a bunch of wigs to comb? Or is planning an all out surprise warbling attack at a neighborhood mall? Whatever the case, next season will see Xtina replaced by Shakira, and tiny man nugget Cee Lo traded in for Usher. Let’s commemorate all the good times we’ve had with Chrissy A. through the power of 16 gifs, one for every tear we’ll cry. Keep reading »
Have you been watching “The Voice”? The vocal talent show features judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine coaching singers in a vocal competition. The twist? The judges choose the people on their teams based on voice alone. The idea is that the blind auditions will help select singers who might otherwise be deemed conventionally attractive or saleable — with the hopes of finding an unexpected diamond in the rough.
It’s a great idea, yes. And in its first two seasons, the show has stuck to its mission fairly explicitly. But in season three? Ugh. There is a contestant that’s destroyed the core idea of “The Voice” — and managed to reinforce tired beliefs about conventionally attractive people.
Meet Dez Duron. He’s a former Yale football player and current Voice favorite. He’s also my least favorite contestant. Because he’s really, really attractive. Keep reading »
“Now everyone is a critic. I don’t read blogs. It’s just God-knows-who in Buttfuck wherever writing hate shit. You can’t take it seriously. I’m sure you’ve all been hated on at some point by buttfuck people. It’s real talk today.”
– Christina Aguilera tells The Hollywood Reporter what she really thinks of bloggers. I was just starting to like Christina again and then she called me a buttfucker. Boo! Well, I refuse to write hate shit in return. I would like to take this opportunity to praise Xtina for the feminist stance she recently took on “The Voice” when she stole Alessandra Guercio because “no woman should feel less than confident.” I thought that was awesome, Xtina. Keep it up. Sincerely, a buttfuck person from God-knows-who in Buttfuck. [DListed]
Perhaps you’ve heard of this little band of British moppets called The Wanted? They’re sort of like One Direction (or so I’ve been told), but less squeaky clean. And apparently, one way they’ve attempted to mold their bad boy image is by slagging off Christina Aguilera after meeting her at a taping of “The Voice.” This past April, the lads were doing an interview with Now FM and referred to her as a bitch. Member Tom Parker (he’s the one whose gaping maw is open so wide you can see his tonsils in the pic above) said, “She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us, she was a total bitch. She just sat there and didn’t speak to us. Wouldn’t even look at us.” I’d argue that Xtina shouldn’t have to look at anybody she doesn’t want to — especially if they happen to be foul-mouthed British teens. And also? Does a woman have to pay attention to a dude just because he wants her to? (#rhetoricalquestion). Keep reading »
On Monday night’s episode of vocal competition show “The Voice,” two of Cee Lo’s team members wowed with a powerhouse rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love.” Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges — Adam Levine actually stood on his chair.
So who actually won?
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Dear “The Voice,”
I heard the news that you will be replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green with Shakira and Usher next season. I hate this idea. Not because I love Xtina and Cee Lo so much that I can’t stand to lose them, but because you seem to be getting a touch of “American Idol” syndrome.
That’s not a real syndrome, I just made it up. It’s when a reality competition show gets really successful, really quickly, and instead of sticking with what made it really successful, really quickly in the first place, it gets all full of itself and tries to change everything, therefore ruining itself. That was a really long sentence. What I’m trying to say to you is: don’t ruin yourself, “The Voice.” Keep reading »
“I’ve always felt a little misrepresented in the world. I felt like people only knew me as a singer who dated pretty girls. A little bit of a bimbo. Maybe I was kind of a bimbo … I was the dude that was naked all the time with girls, and that’s fine, no problem with that. … There are two kinds of men. There are men who are fucking misogynist pigs, and then there are men who really love women, who think they’re the most amazing people in the world. And that’s me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous, and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much.”
– I’m glad to hear that Adam Levine from Maroon 5 is not a “fucking misogynist pig.” I’m also glad to hear that loving the opposite sex is a socially legit reason for promiscuity. Next time some commenters give The Frisky bloggers grief for slutting it up, I’m just going to tell them, “You don’t understand. We want to sleep with a lot of men because we love them so much!”
(P.S. A little birdie in our office who knows Adam says he’s not a bimbo at all, but “savvy, talented and hardworking.” So there you go.) [Details]
After feeling the wrath of Christina Aguilera on ”The Voice” last week, fellow ”Mickey Mouse Club” star Tony Lucca was ready to impress this week — with another Mouseketeer’s song!
Lucca, who was labeled “one dimensional” in a harsh critique by Xtina last week, performed a dark version of Britney Spears’ first single ”…Baby One More Time.” Tony killed it … and the crowd went crazy for his cover. Read more and watch his performance here!
My early predictions are in. Now that I’ve seen all of the live performances on “The Voice,” I’m calling it. Jamar Rogers for the win. There are lots of other performers I’m digging — Lindsey Paveo, Erin Willet, Mathai and Juliet Simms were all live show standouts. BUT … I believe Jamar Rogers, who the show has dubbed “The Comeback Kid” (because he is an HIV positive, recovering drug addict), is going to take it. I sat through all 90 minutes of last night’s show waiting to see him perform, and he didn’t let me down with his version of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” Yes, I’m gonna go his way, and I think America will too.