The Voice Recap: Blind Auditions Part Two

The honeymoon is over but we are still in love.

The competition has gotten tricky, the judges were a bit button-happy in the first episode, so they have suddenly hit the brakes and in my humble opinion, maybe they should've paced themselves. The girl who sang Miranda Lambert's "House That Built Me" was far better than the country couple they picked last time, yet she doesn't get picked (note made an hour later: "or did she???").. upsetting.

Mr. "I'm Gonna Sing Forget You" is the bravest man in all the land and deserves a spot on this show no matter how he sounds, even if he looks a little like that guy from Blues Traveler mixed with a semi-professional wrestler who moonlights as a bouncer at a hipster bar in Ybor.

Some controversy is already brewing, as was inevitable on a show with few age restrictions and it appears, no rules on being formerly signed,  Dia is half of Meg & Dia, and if you know who that is, we probably hung out at The Format show at the State Theatre in 2005 and there is a decent chance we are friends.... that's how obscure this band is/was. The issue here is that, though they are currently unsigned, Dia and her sister were signed to various record labels, including Warner Bros. Should she be penalized for being a relatively unsuccessful band that happened to be signed to a major for a hot second? I don't think so, but I can see the reason some viewers and contestants may feel like she doesn't deserve a shot at fame, again.

Back to the actual show, they keep turning people down who would have blown them away earlier on, which I mean, ok, whatever, it's just a wrench in this whole amazingly magical plan of a competition that I did not consider a week ago. Then, the producers give me a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates* in the form of....drumroll please.... second chances. Aaaaah!!! I am so excited, holy geezy creezy, I heart second chances. Everyone deserves one, that is my motto from now on, or at least the next 7-10 days til I get bored and find a new motto. I was stoked to see some of those lovely ladies and that one rocker dude, who I will probably refer to as Bizzaro-Daughtry, get through in the bonus round.

Finally, I want to take a moment to recognize something that Melony, from Play 98.7, and I have been saying for about a week now. Adam Levine is like, the most beautiful man alive. His face is flawless anhis body is like whoa. It doesn't make any sense because I have never really felt that way about Adam Levine. Maybe it's the red chair that brings out his natural hotness** maybe it's the desperation he feels in finding those last two team members that got me all thinking I had a chance, whatever it may be, I want to steal him and his skinny rocker jeans and make him love me. That's possible, right?

Ok, back to reality, I want to know - who is your fave of the contestants? Are you counting down the hours til the battle round? Do you also hope it's as mind-blowing as the first time you played rock 'em sock 'em robots? Cuz I am.

Have a good week and let me know what you thought of this episode.

* I am still rolling with this terrible honeymoon/relationship metaphor and the truth is, I hate chocolate and I am not the biggest fan of roses (to aaaaaaall my potential suitors, I am more of a daisy girl) but whatever, that's neither here nor there, just making sure you are all still with me, even if I have run this joke dry.
**Get it? Red hot? That wasn't great, I'm sorry, I need a nap and also a beer.

Welcome back to The Voice kiddies... let's watch some people cry and stuff. I am far less moved by the contestants this time around and also less impressed with the beginning of the second round of auditions as a whole. Don't get me wrong, my love affair with The Voice is still going strong. The bickering, the mistaken genders, Blake Shelton's ego, people singing... it's all the recipe for an entertaining Tuesday night, trust me, but something has changed because we can't always be newlyweds, at some point, things have to get real and The Voice has gotten real, for better or worse...

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