The blind auditions were a way for these aspiring artists to try and get their foot in the door, literally, by making one of the chairs turn, but that was a cupcake fest: This is where it really starts to heat up. Now that they’ve got their foot in the door, are they going to walk through the door, are they going to run through the door, or are they going to just tear the door down? You saw people who were terrified, and you saw them lose, and you saw people with real confidence completely flourish. The battle rounds really show how these artists perform under pressure, and you could feel it last night – it was palpable.
I thought the bookends of the night were the real highlights. Kudos to Adam for picking the first song between Tony Lucca and Chris Cauley. If you ever want to embarrass yourself, go to a karaoke bar and try to sing “Beautiful Day” by U2. READ FULL STORY »