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.
Do you watch “The Voice”? If not, you should, not only because it is the best music competition show out there, but also so you can enjoy the eccentric behaviors of judges Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green. In addition to the weird overblown sexual tension-filled snipes between Christina and Adam, you will find Cee Lo, inexplicably stroking his white Persian cat. At first, we weren’t sure if the cat was real, but it seems that it is. It seems Cee Lo is really trying to make cat-sessories a thing. And hey, we can totally get behind that.
Meet Jamar Rogers. He used to be a meth addict. He’s been sober for six years. He is HIV+. He can also sing his ass off. A few years ago, he auditioned for “American Idol” along with his best friend, Danny Gokey, who went on to third place that season. Danny’s story was powerful too — he was a young widower — and producers cut Jamar talking about his drug addict past out of the episode. This year, Jamar decided to audition for “The Voice,” and absolutely killed his rendition of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” Best of all, his idol, Cee Lo Green, chose him for his team. With Cee Lo as his coach, I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed that Jamar makes it to the end. Check out his blind audition above!
Did you guys happen to catch the premiere of “The Voice” after last night’s Super Bowl? Normally I’m not a big fan of talent competition shows — I prefer to watch train wreck-style reality shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Real Housewives” — and have long given up on “American Idol,” but what I did watch of “The Voice”‘s first season really impressed me. And if the premiere of the second season is a sign of things to come, “The Voice” is only going to get better.
But can we please talk about A) how weirdly exciting it is that Tony Lucca — a former Mickey Mouse Club star — auditioned for the panel and B) how totally awkward it was that Christina Aguilera, who appeared on the show with him as a tween, totally didn’t recognize him even after he said his full name? Keep reading »
File this story under “the Internet is awesome.” Just a few days ago, an anonymous soldier posted this video
of a military band covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” starring a camo-clad singer with a serious
set of pipes. Carson Daly saw the video and was able to track down the mystery woman on Twitter. Her name is Angie Johnson, and she’s a member of a U.S. Air Forces Central Expeditionary Band called “Sidewinder,” currently stationed in the Middle East. She and Daly exchanged a few Twitter messages, and it looks like she might be appearing on a certain singing competition/reality TV show in the near future. Check out a screencap of their convo after the jump… Keep reading »
Javier Colon is to “The Voice” what Kelly Clarkson was to “American Idol.” On last night’s season finale, Javier beat out Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, and the awesome lady baldy Beverly McClellan to become the first winner of our new favorite singing show. He won by a margin of two percent of the vote, clenching a recording contract with Universal Republic Records and a cool $100,000. So who exactly is this guy? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
Uh-oh, could our favorite new show “The Voice” be nothing but the drama behind-the-scenes? According to new reports, judge Christina Aguilera “has taken difficult to a whole new level” with her behavior.
The story claims fellow judge Adam Levine is particularly upset with her “above-it-all attitude” and that that the crew is rallying behind him because they “can’t stand her” either.
Wanting to know the truth, Celebuzz went straight to a source on the production itself. Read more… Keep reading »
Us Frisky ladies are getting pretty into “The Voice,” thanks to the fact that it’s all about the singing and not about image, like “American Idol” can be. For the past two weeks , Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine have been busily assembling their 8-person teams that will battle it out for the next few weeks. The way it worked was simple—a singer belted out a song as the four listened with their backs turned. If a team leader pressed their red button, they’d turn around and that person would be on their team. If more than one of them turned around, the singer could choose the person’s whose team they were most pumped to join. (Duh. Cee-Lo!) If no one pressed their button, the singer was out.
Christina says things got pretty heated when more than one team leader wanted a singer. Keep reading »