Some of the best coaches in the history of Sound Has been an alumnus of talent competition, such as American Idol’< Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson. Now, with Kelly taking time off the show after eight consecutive seasons, another superstar with a singing-competition background is filling her red chair: Camila Cabello, who famously made her debut in X Factor Girl group Fifth Harmony. And after the disappointing performance of last season’s Gen Z-friendly pop-star coach Ariana Grande, then SoundWith an unprecedented year-long hiatus, the hitherto adored Camilla seems to be exactly what this series needs. Camilla might have the best shot, to use Kelly’s favorite phrase navigate this show this year.
“It feels so full-circle, because I even started on the singing competition show,” Camilla explained at Monday’s Season 22 premiere, though — like Kelly and J.Hood before her — she’s never appeared on an actual singing competition show. Not to mention who gave his big break. Even the contestants took great pains not to mention X Factor In the air. And a funny thing happened later when Camilla’s classmates mistook her for someone who appeared on her America’s Got Talent, star searcheither America’s Funniest Home Videosbut no X Factor,
For classmates who are occupying other chairs sound There are season three returning coaches: EGOT-winner John Legend (Camilla’s “bestie,” as she served as a mentor to her team last year) and Milan-Cute. sound Power couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Blake seemed happy to have Gwen back on the show (it marks their first time sitting on the panel as husband and wife), but the current coach was clearly threatened by Camilla, who on set shows attitude, courage. And came up with the real one. Clever strategy that was working. At one point, Camilla even dared to replace Blake for Orlando Mendez, a country singer, notably because she wanted to To compete with Blake. and (spoiler alert), Blake Lost,
Blake was having a rough night overall—he didn’t recruit a single contestant for his team during the two-hour episode—so he pulled out all the stops, at one point a furry, hoofed, ultimately uncooperative mascot. reminded me of that kidnapped goat Raquel Brady Bunch, (Because Blake is supposedly the goat of Soundpick him up?)
Blake also introduced a shady Season 22 tactic/gimmick, ordering the stagehands to mute Camilla’s microphone whenever she mumbled too much. Blake tried to bite Camilla during Monday’s first audition by country/pop singer Morgan Miles, and she was still trying during the final audition by Kacey Musgraves-channeling songbird Kate Kalvach. But Camilla was so determined that she could not be silenced. And then the hilarity ensue.
Below are successful blind auditions from Monday’s Season 22 premiere:
Morgan Miles, 35: “Hallelujah”
wow seriously? This Overdone singing, right out of the gate? There have apparently been many beloved, often Jeff Buckley-inspired renditions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Sound (And imageAnd x factor, and every other TV talent show), so I’m not sure we need another. That being said, Morgan’s version was “pretty,” as Gwen noted, and when this “countryside” industry veteran got it a little dirty and let out that growl, she told all the coaches. attracted attention. John called her performance “excellent” and even “one of the best blind auditions I’ve seen in a long time”. Camilla told Morgan, “You have a beautiful vocal. I want to hear from you on the record.”
who turned? All four coaches, but Camilla blocked Gwen! “I did my homework. I know how blocks work, and I immediately thought, ‘Gwen wants her,'” explained the clever new coach. “The new kid on the block got me on the block!” Gwen gasped Started.
Result: Team Camilla! I think Camilla’s comparison of Morgan to Rihanna is more convincing than Blake sharing war stories about her early, struggling Nashville days. “We should all be a little scared of Camilla,” said John.
Omar Jose Cardona, 33: “Different Ways”
Showman Omar had such dramatic tendencies, I wish he’d revisit Journey’s laughably bad “Different Ways” music video, in which Paul Mirkovich’s band imitated with wind instruments in the background. I think honestly this could improve the performance. I appreciated Omar’s mic-stand-branding and ’80s rock influences, but he put a lot of pressure to reach the Steve Perry power notes. Gwen was overjoyed when she said, “I haven’t heard a voice like this since the ’80s,” and Camilla was totally slanderous when she said that Omar had “Freddie Mercury vibes.” Maybe it sounded different/better in the performance room.
who turned? All four coaches, surprisingly. Everyone seemed especially surprised that John turned around first.
Result: Team Legend! I thought Omar would go for ’80s queen Gwen, but it seems like John’s comment, “You’re the kind of artist who can win SoundSealed the deal. I’m not sure John is so right about it, though.
Ian Harrison, 20: “The Night We Met”
The iconic indie folktale of this season, Ian performed a beautiful rendition of Lord Huron’s song, dedicated to his musician father, who committed suicide when Ian was 9 years old. He wasn’t a power-singer—more of a Lewis Capaldi/Damien Rice type, with oddly British-sounding rounded vocals—so the coaches took their time turning around. But Gwen, an artist who often wears her heart on her designer sleeve, seems particularly intrigued by Ian’s “character voice” and vulnerability. “You are a super-interesting artist. You showed your heart, and it was so pure,” she said.
who turned? Blake, John and Gwen.
Result: Team Gwen, of course.
Emma Brooke, 19: “California Dreamin'”
Emma’s dramatic, slow-crawling classic kind of rendition of mamas and papas reminded me of the lion masked singer season 1 (it was a Good thing; The lion, aka Rumer Willis, was robbed!) Emma is classically trained, and it showed, this has both good ways and bad; She would do well to get herself dirty in the future.
who turned? John and Gwen.
Result: Team Legend. John is also classically trained, so the pairing made the most sense.
Orlando Mendez, 26: “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
It could have gone either way. As a Cuban-American singer born in Miami – Camilla’s hometown – Camilla seemed like an obvious coach to Orlando. but… Orlando is the one Country Singer, Joe. sings about beer, (Blake’s encouragement/congratulation award for his team members this season is a customized beer casual.) Gwen wanted this confident performer as well, trying to convince Orlando, “Basically, I’m now country.”
who turned? Four coaches. Camilla actually urged Blake to turn That’s why She wanted to have the satisfaction of luring a native competitor away from Team Blake. Adventure!
Result: Team Camilla. “Camilla, let’s make this work, girl!” Orlando shouted. This was Camilla’s second four-chair contestant of the night—and the episode wasn’t over.
David Andrew, 25: “Fall”
A pro background singer for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Mickey Guyton and Kane Brown, David had a stage presence and a really good look. In fact, he looked like John Legend, and was once John’s stand-in on a TV tape, duets with Carrie Underwood during rehearsals. But David’s “dream is to be at the center,” and he deserves that chance. I liked his sophistication, sobriety and pure tone, as did Gwen, who called him “literally mind-blowing” and praised his “style, energy, vibe and shine”.
who turned? John and Gwen, who both gave standing ovations.
Result: Team Legend. of course, david was To go along with your short-haired doppelganger.
Jay Allen, 36: “‘Til You Can’t”
Jay’s mother was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s, and died three years earlier at the age of 54. He wrote a benefit single for “Blank States” in her honor, which eventually raised over $50 million. Later on Monday’s episode, she performed that song for the coaches, and it was more powerful than the more conversational Cody Johnson cover she auditioned with; In fact, it almost felt like a triumphant coronation song moment. But Jai’s star quality could not be denied from the very beginning. Blake joked that the Jay tattooed heartthrob looked like a UFC fighter, and that Jay could put up a good fight on the show.
who turned? Blake and Gwen.
Result: Team Gwen! Jay said he has a “rock side,” so apparently country-music-moonlight has no doubts here. “Blake, I’m a huge fan and I respect you a lot, but I have to choose your wife,” Jay explained sheepishly.
Kate Kalvach, 27: “Rainbow”
The daughter of traveling music clergy, Kate began singing secular music with the encouragement of her Czech-Republican-born husband and mentor. I expected a big buzzy gospel sound, but Kate had more of a catchy indie vibe. At first I thought his accent was too closed and distorted, but when he began to open up both vocally and emotionally, magic happened and the coaches finally turned around. She has a really unique style. Gwen commented, “I don’t think we have anyone who can go in and out of their head voice and chest voice.”
who turned? Blake, Gwen and Camilla – all at the last minute.
Result: this is a cliffhanger, We’ll find out when the second season 22 Blind Auditions episode airs on Tuesday. Blake tried her best to mute Camilla as she made her big sales pitch, but she simply got up from her chair and shouted in words of praise to Kate. Meanwhile, Kate murmurs, “Blake was my first choice, and he used to fight for me too,” so I don’t think Blake’s fate will change in the opening minutes of Tuesday’s episode. see you then.
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