I know, it was eons ago … but needs must and work comes first. One day …
There was a genuine look of shock on Stevie’s face, I don’t know why – it was clear from the first audition he was the one to beat. Wasn’t it? Lucy ran him close though, with Sasha and Emmanuel also putting in strong performances to make a high quality final.
Stevie’s natural exuberance on stage is, I think, what set him apart from most of the other contestants, his ability to switch from stillness to all out rocking without compromising his voice shown to great effect with the winner’s single, Lost Stars. Coach Ricky (or is it the next James Bond?) was like an over-excited puppy with a new owner around Stevie’s other half, whose body language told everyone everything what it means. Poor love was shaking at one point.
All I Want, his original audition song contrasted nicely with Get Back, his duet with coach Ricky – great dynamic between them – while I’ll Stand By You, his opener, was a winning performance – anthems are definitely his thing. He has such an easy, natural yet strong grace on stage. I hope they don’t let him slip away.
To her credit though, runner up Lucy pulled out immense performances. I particularly liked the duet with Will to Habanera from Carmen, I loved the contrast in styles and it worked so well, far better than you’d think. I wonder what Radiohead made of her version of No Surprises? It was gorgeous, brought tears to my eyes, while her version of Lost Stars brought forth goosebumps and confirmed to me again that, if a song is good enough, you can switch it to any genre.
As for Team Scatty – it’s 3 out of 4 for me now! I’m just sayin’ …
Relive all the final performances on the BBC The Voice website, where you can also find out how to enter Series 5. Go on, I dare you.