'The Voice' season 15: Comeback Stage winner Lynnea Moorer's return stirs disagreement on social media
Among the top 13 who made it to the next live show was Lynnea Moorer who was the first winner of the Comeback Stage
'The Voice' season 15 has started their live shows, and the hundreds of contestants, who appeared on the blind auditions, were filtered through the blind auditions, the knockouts and now are down to the top 13 after the first Live Playoffs.
Among the top 13 who made it to the next live show was Lynnea Moorer who was the first winner of the Comeback Stage. For those who do not know, the Comeback Stage is an online companion series of 'The Voice'. In this series, six artists who didn't make it past the blind auditions are given a second chance to compete and re-enter the competition during the live shows. Country music singer Kelsea Ballerini was selected as the series' fifth coach.
Among the six artists who were selected, Moorer was one and she battled it out with the other five artists. Eventually, artists were eliminated from there too and finally, Ballerini picked Ayanna Joni and Moorer to advance to the finals of the Comeback Stage where she performed her rendition of Shawn Mendes' 'In My Blood' and impressed Ballerini.
Moorer and Joni then entered the Playoffs last week and Moorer performed a lovely cover of Ella Mai's 'Boo'd Up' and was declared the winner during a Twitter vote-off that happened during the show, thereby re-entering the competition and choosing Kelly Clarkson as her coach.
Though her comeback final performance was good enough to beat Joni, during her blind auditions, Moorer's performance of 'Location' by Khalid was not good enough for either of the four judges to turn their chairs for her. Though Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson were amused they were not sure enough to turn their chair for her. But when Clarkson asked her to sing something on a softer note, she chose Adele's 'Someone Like You' and amused all the judges and audiences as well.
In her performance of 'Boo'd Up' Moorer did do her best, but if you compare her to the 12 who were eliminated from the top 24, there were surely better singers than her. During her performance, it was quite evident she was nervous, maybe because it was her first time singing for a large audience after all these weeks of performing just for Ballerini during the Comeback Stage.
But Twitterati was not having any of it and neither were they cutting the 18-year-old any slack, so she could prove herself. Some stated it was a mistake choosing her over the other 12 contestants and criticized 'The Voice'.
"The comeback stage is a waste of time," one disgruntled fan wrote on Twitter. "And this was too early in the show to get rid of so many of the contestants. Booo on you The Voice. Adam was right. Too many great singers were sent home tonight. This sucks."
The Comback Stage should have been saved for those who made top 24....there is better talent going home tonight than the two people from the comeback— Amanda Smith (@akswade1204) November 14, 2018
@NBCTheVoice not a fan of the comeback. More deserving talent going home tonight.— Nancy Jensen (@nancy_j59) November 14, 2018
Given this, it would be no surprise if Moorer is not saved by America's vote in the upcoming performances. It's hard to see her lasting long in the competition.