This season of The Voice is…how should I put this? A tad bit boring. It’s nice to have Gwen Stefani and Pharrell joining bro BFFs Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — more the “Happy” MC than the Harajuku white girl. When she took the stage and did an impromptu performance “Hollaback Girl” and kept trying to get people on her team with her clothing line, it made me feel embarrassed for her. Everything seems mechanical and just your basic bitch of a season. Let me put it this way: I am using my FF button a lot on my DVR — but that doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of some of the contestants.
I’m a big fan of any of the singers with soul when they sing. I want to hear some rasp, groove and pain behind a voice. I want to see a singer celebrate the emotional scars in their voice. It just so happens that singers of color tend to fall in this category, but at the same time, there are some white country singers that are just as soulful. As for everything in between, I ain’t got time for that.
Of all the singers in this season, I am throwing my support behind my reggae homegirl Anita Antoinette (who happens to be on Team Gwen). Her recent performance of “All About That Bass” has been on repeat in my music rotation and I’ve been dropping it like it’s hot each time I listen to it.