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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

'The Voice': Javier Colon's "Stitch By Stitch" Was The Best Original Song

As with any singing competition TV series, the original songs the contestants sing are never as much fun because, well, we can't really sing along. Case in point: last night's final performance round of The Voice, which to me just seemed a bit anticlimactic after an otherwise surprisingly electric first season.

The finalists' duets with the coaches were pretty bland, and the original songs didn't stand out that much, except for Javier Colon's "Stitch By Stich," which is a Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins production.

Actually, even that one is a little weak — especially the intro (is anyone else getting a Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" vibe here?) — but I dig the production overall, particularly on the chorus.

Adam Levine really lucked out getting this guy on his team. I thought Dia Frampton's "Inventing Shadows" and Vicci Martinez's "Afraid To Sleep" were dull beyond belief, while Beverly McClellan's atrocious "Lovesick" felt like it was written during a commercial break.

Here's how the songs are doing on iTunes, though, where every download counts as a vote for that contestant on tonight's season finale:

1. Dia Frampton, "Inventing Shadows"
3. Javier Colon, "Stitch By Stitch"
15. Vicci Martinez, "Afraid To Sleep"
35. Beverly McClellan, "Lovesick"

Sorry, Team Xtina. Better luck with the telephone vote.

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  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Diva Incarnate said…

    Poor Bev, she should have did an acapella of eliZe's Lovesick and stole the show.

  • At 2:52 PM, Blogger Project Mobius said…

    Javier Colon's a great artist, and should win The Voice. Will he? I'm not sure. For some odd reason, people are attracted to Dia Frampton. And, since she's not a stunning singer and she's not particularly hot, I can't figure out why! ;)

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Diva, yeah, I was shocked at how bad her song was :/

    Project Mobius, maybe the secret is in her thong?


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