The band is very good, no question, but it's not about the band on this show. In the studio, the full band is not playing, nor backup singers. Think of the music greats in our parent's generation...the bands did not camouflage the flaws of a voice. However it is our generation that brought along Bob Dylan, mouth full of sludge, & Janis Joplin screaming @ the top of her lungs!
CRguy wrote:BUTT sometimes on the stage the background vocals and live band make the performance OR break the performance WRT singer clarity.
Ya, you're right about that. Could be a combination of things, but watched again on youtube. Could understand the first few lines better, but mid song on, the mouth formation remained open to hit the notes in the melody. Just not the song for him. But there have also been times the band seems to outplay the vocalist on the show. No doubt the acoustics of empty auditorium vs full auditorium come into play as well.
Song choice is crucial I'm coming to learn. I think Stevie Wonder songs are risky for most singers to pull off.
There's a few that stand out in my mind & a few I was surprised that made this wk's elimination.
I wish they would change the program scheduling/layout. It's an investment in time to have 2hr shows back to back Mon/Tues., assuming one wants to keep up w/the news or other things.