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The Voice Recap: Louder Than a Lion
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The Voice Recap: Louder Than a Lion

Nov 5 2013, 11:04pm CST | by TV Line

Did you ever get so excited by a primetime network broadcast that you wanted to pick up your TV set and hurl it against a wall* — the way a heavy-metal guitarist in the throes of an arena encore...

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The Voice Recap: Louder Than a Lion

Nov 5 2013, 11:04pm CST | by TV Line

Did you ever get so excited by a primetime network broadcast that you wanted to pick up your TV set and hurl it against a wall* — the way a heavy-metal guitarist in the throes of an arena encore might destroy his instrument to the cheers and whistles of the crowd?  (*If your answer is “no,” just ride this recap out till the end of the next paragraph, OK?)

That insane urge swelled up inside me during tonight’s installment of The Voice‘s Season 5 Live Playoffs, prompted by the perfect storm of a fine but somewhat sleepy opening 100 minutes, followed by back-to-back performances that featured all the fire and beauty and excitement of flying a helicopter over a live volcano.

Yeah, I know, I’m neck-deep in hyperbole, but I’m willing to stick said neck out into the internets and say Jacquie Lee and Matthew Schuler absolutely earned such high praise. Their consecutive displays of vocal horsepower not only made the second set of Live Playoffs — focused on Team Cee Lo and Team Xtina — worth remembering, but also guaranteed that Season 5 remains must-see TV (even without the presence of Matt Cermanski).

Oh sure, there were the usual moments of subtle (and overt) sabotage: Like sticking R&B hopeful Amber Nicole with a country tune — then arranging it about a half-step too high for her vocal range — or locking Tamara Chaunice in karaoke prison by way of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” And don’t even get me started on the tragedy of Stephanie Anne Johnson’s ill-tailored belt.

But thanks to Matthew and Jacquie, those moments of pure peevery are the secondary stories, not the headline. With that in mind, let me assign letter grades for tonight’s performances — bearing in mind that I’ll be back overnight to update this URL with full reviews for every singer.

Caroline Pennell: The White Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends” | Grade: A-

Amber Nicole: Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears” | Grade: D (though Cee Lo gets 90% of the blame for song choice and impossible key…mission accomplished, if the mission was sabotage)

Tamara Chauniece: Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” | Grade: B+ (vocals)/C+ (listening experience)
Jonny Gray: The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” | Grade: B
Kat Robichaud: Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps You Keep Me Warm” | Grade: C-

Jacquie Lee: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You” | Grade: A+
Matthew Schuler: Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” | Grade: A

Stephanie Anne Johnson: Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind” | Grade: B+
Olivia Henken: Katy Perry’s “Roar” | Grade: B

Josh Logan: Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” | Grade: C-

And with that, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of tonight’s Live Playoffs? What did you think of the coaches’ somewhat more criticial feedback? Who were your faves? Who are you worried about? Take our poll below, then sound off in the comments!

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