The Voice 2012: Cassius Henry brings the gangsta to ‘Paradise ‘ (VIDEO)
Cassius Henry is one of the most accomplished performers on The Voice, so we were expecting great things from the 32 year old this evening.
The singer – who has previously performed with Wyclef Jean and Kanye West – took on ‘Paradise’ by Coldplay and when we heard his song choice, we suspected it would be well suited to his dulcet tones.
Henry admitted in rehearsals that he has take time off from his job working on the London Underground, to dedicate himself to the competition and he explained that he was desperate to show people that he isn’t just a typical R&B singer.
Taking to the stage, Cassius looked so current in his black hoody, with suit jacket . He brought a totally different slant to the popular and chart topping song and we loved his take on it.
The only problem was that there were a few very slight tuning issues, and it seemed at points that the song was out of his comfortable range.
JESSIE J: Sometimes risks are good and sometimes they are bad and I love that you took risks and did things with your voice. I sat back and enjoyed you becoming the artist you deserve to be.
WILL.I.AM: Chris Martin Coldplay did a cold cool version of that song, so you came out and did Paradise, last time I saw a brother doing a song called Paradise, was Coolio’s Gangsta Paradise.
DANNY O’DONOGHUE: I loved the way you flipped it. You tackled a Chris Martin song and he works the stage a lot more…I was expecting more. It was a little bit pitchy at parts.
Did you enjoy Cassius’ performance tonight? Do you think he did enough to avoid elimination? Leave your comments below…