‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Sasha Allen Wows Judges With ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’
Kicking off this last week of blind auditions on ‘The Voice,’ Jeff Lewis took a brave chance by performing Usher‘s most notable joint ,’U Got It Bad,’ with a stripped-down rendition. The judges kept us at the edge of our seats wondering if they were going to let Jeff slip through their fingers. It wasn’t until Jeff’s last note that Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira pushed the “I Want You” button. Usher was able to snag Jeff for his team.
Sasha Allen, who had worked as a backup singer for Christina Aguilera and John Legend, sang the Dixie Chick’s ‘Not Ready to Make Nice.’ Sasha was able to wow all four of the judges. Adam Levine even gushed on her performance. “You are magic,” he said. “You have a God-given gift and I want to be apart of it.” That was enough for her to chose him as her team mentor. Usher later on claimed that Sasha could win it all.
Matt Ceranski expressed how he wanted to be a successful performer like his uncle, who was in the disco group the Tramp. Unfortunately, he went on to pick the worst song choice in ‘The Voice’ history. Matt chose ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry and didn’t even sing the ‘Glee’ version. Needless to say, the judges didn’t get it and it didn’t showcase his vocals.
Mary Miranda blew it out of the water when she performed Selena’s ‘Como la Flor’ and dare I say she sang it better than Selena! When she sung the first note, Shakira didn’t even hesitate and quickly pushed her approval button, while Blake Shelton and Usher followed suit. It was clear who she would pick just from her introduction where she talked about how Shakira inspired her. Mary goes on Team Shakira.
After Grace Askew performed, it was quite clear what turns Blake Shelton on. He likes a woman with cowboy boots and holding a big crass guitar. Blake might have fallen in love with Grace after he turned around and watched her perform ‘These Boots Are Made for Walking,’ which was originally sung by Nancy Sinatra.
The episode ended on a high note with Ryan Innes doing a silky smooth rendition of John Mayer’s ‘Gravity.’ All the judges were pretty infatuated with his soulful voice but he went on to choose Usher.
Tomorrow rounds up the last of the blind auditions and each judge should gather all 12 of their team members to battle it out for the rest of the season.
Watch Sasha Allen Perform ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’ on ‘The Voice’