Wednesday Video Spotlight: “The Voice” finalists perform original songs Tuesday; winner to be named tonight
The hit reality TV show “The Voice” moved one step closer to declaring its inaugural champion with its final live performance episode Tuesday night. The season finale is set for 7 to 8 tonight on NBC (KFOR-4 in Oklahoma City).
I’ll be live-blogging tonight’s grand finale here on BAM’s Blog. To read my live blog of last night’s episode, click here.
On Tuesday’s episode, each of the four finalists – Dia Frampton, representing Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton’s team; Javier Colon, representing Adam Levine’s team; Beverly McClellan, representing Christina Aguilera’s team; and Vicci Martinez, representing Cee Lo Green’s team – performed an original song as well as a duet with his or her coach.
However, when it came to the all-important iTunes downloads, only the original song performances were counted as votes during the eligibility window, which closed this morning. Even though you can no longer cast your ballot, we’re featuring the performances here in the BAM’s Blog Wednesday Video Spotlight.
According to an NBC news release, original songs that were performed on Tuesday’s live performance episode by the four finalists were released immediately via Universal Republic Records on radio following the show’s broadcast. So fans of “The Voice” hopefully will hear those songs on the airwaves soon.
The contestant finalists and the songs that they performed: Martinez sang “Afraid to Sleep” (written by Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander, & LP produced by Butch Walker, who has produced for Avril Lavigne, Pink, and Weezer, among others); Colon’s “Stitch By Stitch” (written by Dave Hodges, Dave Bassett, and Lindy Robbins; produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for Darkchild.com, who has produced for Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce, among others); Frampton’s “Inventing Shadows” (written by Fraser T. Smith and Josh Kear; produced by Fraser T. Smith for MyAudiotonic Productions, who has produced for Adele, Cee Lo Green, and Taio Cruz, among others); and McClellan’s “Lovesick” (written by Peter Zizzo, Dan James and Leah Heywood; produced by Bill Appleberry, who has produced for Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd and Kate Voegele, among others).
“The Voice” is an innovative vocal competition series modeled after Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show, “The Voice of Holland.”
The series is hosted by Carson Daly and features the musician coaches working through the various phases of the competition with only the most talented vocalists. The show’s second season will air mid-season at 7 p.m. Mondays.
In addition, “The Voice” continues to push the boundaries between broadcast and online by bringing social media conversations to the on-air show. Bridging the gap between on-air and online is Social Media Correspondent Alison Haislip (“Attack of the Show!”), who makes regular appearances during the live broadcasts. Haislip engages fans and connects them to artists and coaches from “The Voice Social Media Room” via Facebook, Twitter, NBC.com and NBC Live. In the live shows, fans who use #TheVoice or tweet to the show, coaches or artists’ official handles may see their tweets appear in the lower third of the screen during cutaways during the live show.
Along with my live blog, you can follow my tweets about tonight’s show @BAMOK.