Harry Maxwell’s Top contestants on The Voice – Sam Buttery, Bo Bruce, Vince Freeman, Tyler James, Ruth Brown & Heshima Thompson
Ding ding round 3.
Following the first half of Battle Rounds on BBC1’s The Voice tonight… MY COLUMN IS BACK for a third instalment. (Thanks for the applause…. greatly received.)
Anyway I’m Harry Maxwell, basically a brother of the BBC having come third in Young Apprentice’s 2011. My hilarity continues on the twittersphere @HarryMaxwell, so if you think you can handle it, get involved (cuz my body’s so bootylicious baybee?)
Tonight’s episode had all the right ingredients… TEARS, TANTRUMS, AND TALENT. Personally I think it was “off da hook” and have decided to blog this episode’s stand out contestants.
Now I’ve seen my fair share of snazzy shirts, but Sam scooped the prize tonight. Mr Buttery beat Aundrea Nyle in their diva-off, wearing a unique combo of fluorescent yellow and bad-ass dollar signz. It was INSPIWAYTIONAL. Sam strikes me as the type of kid you want over for a Sunday roast. He just looks like a genuinely hilarious, positive and humble guy. God knows how he can step it up his attire for the live show(s). Potench euros?
To be blunt, Bo Bruce’s vocal ability is SUPER FRIGGING AMAZING. I don’t think we’ve ever heard anything like her and it’s a wonder why she hasn’t been discovered before. I thought it was a bit tacky how ‘Reggae’ Yates said “It wasn’t her title but her upper class performance that put her through,” but anyway, Bo is one of my tips to win. I would buy her records, today, yesterday and tomorrow. Be sure to check out her original songs on soundcloud. She is just da bomb.
Nobody had a chance battling against Bo Bruce, so Vince left the process tonight with his head held high. That said, he TOTALLY WEIRDED ME OUT. Vince performed with no shoes on. WHERE DID THEY GO? Was he ROBBED in the middle of night? Did they fall off in a wild dance move? Does he have some impressive shoe-invisibility cloak? This is a case for detective Maxwell…. I’ll keep you informed.
Tyler James stood out for all the right reasons and alongside Bo Bruce is another tip of mine to win. Tyler got a lot of praise from Will.I.Am, for actually arranging his song rather than just singing it. What we’ve seen with shows like The X Factor is how artists can, as Jessie J would say, SANGGGG but fade out fast. The fact Tyler has this ability not only says to me he’s got a shot of winning, but also could go far in the industry as a whole. It may be worth checking out an old single of his, I’ve linked you because I am the bomb.
Ruth had a tough gig against plastic-surgery-queen Deniece Pearson, but managed to take home the win. I must say, I think she has the LIVELIEST bunch of family and friends EVER. They were jumping around like nobody’s BIZNESS and I genuinely expected someone to do a belly flop. I think if they collaborate with Hannah Berney’s cheerleading squad, the live shows will have QUITE the audience!
No talent show would be complete without a Diva off. And Heshima put Dannii Minogue and Sharon Osbourne to SHAME as he confronted THE will.i.am. He inappropriately quipped “I am a big boy”, I sighed, but then he got knocked out so it’s all cool and I can go back to being nice.
So that’s all for tonight folks. NO NEED TO CRY….. I’m back tomorrow.
The battle rounds conclude on Sunday at 7PM on BBC1. I’m a lee-tul bit worried that the nearly all the high profile contestants have been in tonight’s batch, but I’m sure it will be AWESOME.
You may want to check out my predictions of who goes through – I have a 7/9 accuracy so far which aint so shabby.
Holler at me on twitter @HarryMaxwell if ya want and comment your thoughts below.