Battle of the Voices – Review
I had no intentions of travelling to Canada to see Drew. Then, I realized it was a 6 1/2 hour drive (closer to me then my frequent Cincy trips) and then somehow I pulled up front row and bam, it was on. It was my first time in Canada and it took longer to get there then expected since it was a holiday weekend. We saw the July 3rd show, it apparently was the only day without a matinee afternoon show. I watch “The Voice” pretty regularly so I was familiar with 3 out of 5 contestants and I grew up watching MMC and caught Tony Lucca a couple summers ago so I was most excited to see him (well, besides seeing Drew!). My only real complaint about the whole show was their camera policy or lack of – first they told me I couldn’t use my camera (its kind of big but not at all a professional camera) but I could use my cell. My phone takes horrible pics and half way through Round 1, the usher came and told me to stop taking pics (I wasn’t even using flash). I didn’t argue with her although it was frustrating but in hindsight, I probably enjoyed the show more that way. Drew was his usual funny self as host, he engaged the audience well and cracked some jokes. He even made a quick 98 Degrees reference. All 5 contestants, Matt Giraud, Lakisha Jones, Josh Logan, Bria Kelly, and Tony Lucca each sung two rounds of songs and there was a few duets thrown in the middle and some group songs. We watched a video bio for each contestant and when it was over, the audience got to vote. All five artists were very good! I was most taken by Matt’s energy, playing the piano and jumping around the stage and Tony’s version of Britney Spears’ “Baby Hit Me One More Time” has always been one of my favorite songs to hear him perform.
There was a few more songs and then Drew came out carrying a card with the winner and there was some dramatic “Voice” type pauses and he announced the winner, it was Lakisha on our night. Confetti fell from the sky and everyone danced and sung a last song.
“Battle of The Voices” continues between now and July 8th at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada… tickets still available here
Here’s a couple pics of Drew from the show: