The Voice Final 6: Trevin Hunte Walks on Sunshine and Goes Back to Ballads
Trevin Hunte is the 18-year-old who’s been stuck doing ballads almost all season long. We got to see him break out and have a good time with his song once (not including the group songs), but then he went back to his old stand-by, Whitney Houston. What’s he got in store for us this week?
His first song is chosen by CeeLo, and it’s Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. Pat Monohan wants him to make it a little more current. Trevin thinks that he and Pat have an instant connection, and that he feels that it’s time for him to be young and carefree and have some fun. YES! (Though I must admit, I really, really hate this song. I have no idea why.)
The First Performance
Wow, I wasn’t sure he’d have that girly-voice thing down, but he does. And look, he’s smiling and enjoying himself! I enjoy him so much better when he doesn’t look so serious. He’s staying pretty close to the original, but he’s got a few little twists to change it up. I don’t know if you could say he’s made it his own, but it’s a little different. Still don’t like the song, but my husband does and he thinks that Trevin killed it. In a good way.
Praise from the Coaches
- Blake Shelton – You’re singing along and you’re singing along and then there’s one of those big notes, I love it when you do that.
- Adam Levine – That is the last song I could ever imagine for you. That is the genius of CeeLo Green. That was an amazingly cool and different choice.
- CeeLo Green – It made me feel so much better to see you happy and moving. I knew you were having some apprehensions about it, but I hope that you get it now, that release.
Trevin’s choice this week is And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going by Jennifer Hudson. Here we go again. I guess if he has to do two songs, one of them’ll be a ballad. He hits a sour note in rehearsal, which is something new. Pat Monohan loves Trevin’s vulnerability, and tells Trevin that it’s part of his appeal as an artist. Trevin thinks it’s a message to America that he’s not going anywhere.
The performance itself is pretty. It’s what you’d expect to hear from Trevin, and again I feel that I’m repeating myself. Because, well, zzzzz. It’s hard to get into serious Trevin, no matter how technically fantastic he is. And he really is – he’s killing every single note. If you want a big show-stopping ballad, he’s your guy. But I can only listen to this stuff for so long. He’ll likely make it through to the final four. Heck, he could take the whole thing.
- Christina Aguilera – Other vocalists can hit notes and we get it, but when you hit those notes there’s something about you that’s so magical, I feel your pain and your emotion. I’m so happy to be here to enjoy the start of your career. I’d love to take you on the road, under my wing.
- Blake Shelton – You remember before I talked about those little moments? That was a two-minute moment, you didn’t ever hold back.
- Adam Levine – Forget about the competition, just as a group of people enjoying an incredible, brilliant voice, that’s one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on the show.
- CeeLo Green – Ladies and gentlemen I’d like to take a moment of silence to mourn the others in this competition. Trevin! Oh my God. Dude, that was so remarkable, thank you so much.
Is this week going to be the final act for Trevin, or were you impressed by his two songs? Sound off in the comments section…