There’s a ‘catfight’, apparently. But who’s trying to start it?
In one of the most cringe-worthy moments on this season (or possibly any season) of The Voice, a guy who looked like Jesus sang Celine Dion’s soaring Titanic ballad My Heart Will Go On.
Blake Galera Holliss walked out onto the stage last night and belted out his unique rendition of the iconic ballad – a song choice that seemed out of place amongst the Meghan Trainor, Drake and John Legend covers that dominated the stage in last night’s episode.
And it was a song choice that had the coaches disagreeing as soon as he dropped the last note.
The performance was a bust. None of the judges turned around. Awks. In what has become a welcome change to the format in this season, a looser, more spontaneous post-audition critique saw Delta Goodrem leaping onto the stage to re-enact a scene from Titanic with Blake, before calling him ‘my Jack’.
And then it got serious. Jessie J asked Blake why he chose that particular song. He mentioned it was the first song he ever performed live, which made Delta enthuse it’s her go-to karaoke song.
Jessie J: ‘That’s my point. It’s a karaoke song. This is a serious moment for you, right? It was the wrong song choice.”
Delta: “I don’t know, I don’t know. I think it was so cool.”
Joel: “Jessie J, I’m going to have to disagree. The only reason I didn’t turn around is because he was flat.”
Jessie J: “It’s a matter of opinion. There are certain songs I don’t think you do if you really want to take this seriously and that’s my opinion.”
Delta: “But I feel like he did a twist. I feel like it was a rock-and-roll twist. The whole crowd really enjoyed it.”
Jessie J: “Honestly, I just want to finish and make my point. Your voice is really interesting, but none of us turned around so we can all sit here and go ‘it was amazing, well done, great’, but you’re not through.”
Delta: “Blake, you’ll always be my Jack.”
Jessie J: “Come back next year, sing us a rock song, please.”
Delta: “Keep rocking on. You’re obviously a cool dude to even have the guts to do a song like that, which I love, but it’s totally cool because it’s subjective and I wish you much love.”