(I am returning to FORT after migrating and transplanting from CT to Lake Erie. Daily life has slowed and I am hoping to finally jump back in and watch/commit/share my tracking of this full season of The Voice)
Extracted from spreadsheet file, first week data: Name, Total Votes, Coach, (Who Voted), Backstory
Nite 1 Blinds: Sarah Grace 3, K (K J B) Synesthesia-sees colors, sings blues, (10 min. bio), 15 Tyshawn Colquitt 2, J ( J B) Sings pound cake deliveries, needy family, R&B Tyke James 1, A (A ) Performs at taco truck, ocean soul dude Mercedes Ferreira-Dias 2, B (K B) Returns thru self-doubt, Miley was "almost" Radha 3, A (A J B) In college, makes videos, Adam blocked Jenn Kameron Marlowe 2, B (K B) Car dealership job, from rock to country Mikele Buck 2, K (K B) Had guitar in Iraq, big country daddy Patrique Fortson 2, J (A J ) Boring insurance industry vs singing gospel Kennedy Holmes 4, J (A K J B) Dances, youngest this year, very poised, 13
Nite 2 Blinds: Keith Paluso 2, B (A B) Park ranger, bird lover, Blake blocked Adam Claire DeJean 2, K (K B) Jazz classes, teaches acting/dance to kids Franc West 1, J ( J ) PK-Pastor's Kid, Navy cadence, leads choir Michael Lee 3, B (A J B) Partied hard, new marriage change, jujitsu, blues DeAndre Nico 4, A (A K J B) Flooded/Foreclosed, soul
Comebacks: Ayanna Joni - 29, Baby at 18, wedding singer Ele Ivory - Bluegrass underground (caves), piano/organ
As with all seasons, I'd like to think that this first round of blinds comes thru because they all earned it, not because they "knew somebody".
What I can trust is that I believe music is at its best with eyes closed, that it needs no other senses to reach us all. This week I most enjoyed the bluesie singers - good guttural soul sound. Next week might be the clean, pure, angelic sound. IMHO it's all good. And right now, they're all good.