Polk County's Sisaundra Lewis fails to advance to the top 5 on 'The Voice'
What was it, America, about Team Blake's Sisaundra Lewis that made you vote her off The Voice Tuesday night? Was it her larger-than-life stage presence? Her poised demeanor? Her history as a backup singer for Celine Dion? Or, maybe, her otherwordly voice, which is perhaps the best voice The Voice has ever seen?
Maybe Sisaundra, who has roots in Polk County, was just too good for an NBC singing competition. After all, Shakira called her a "professional singer" Monday night after her performance of River Deep - Mountain High (watch it below), even going so far as to imply all four judges could take lessons from her.
Whatever the reason, Sisaundra left the competition Tuesday, along with Team Blake's Audra McLaughlin and Team Adam's Delvin Choice, failing to advance to the Top 5. (Team Adam's Kat Perkins was in the bottom four, but was saved via the Twitter-driven instant save.) Given the caliber of everyone left in the competition, it was shocking that any of those four would be in the bottom (with maybe the exception of the one-note Delvin). Team Shakira's Kristen Merlin and Team Blake's Jake Worthington, who both advanced Tuesday, seem like really nice people, but wow, are they boring performers. I left the room during both of their performances Monday night, and am frankly shocked either of them made it this far.
But most of all, it's a real shame Sisaundra had to go; just last week we wrote about how she seemed unbeatable. But we're not too surprised - this show has a history of voting off truly talented people in favor of those who sings buzzy songs or, you know, happen to be 16-year-old girls. And Sisaundra is the one most likely to have a career outside of this show. Heck, maybe viewers didn't feel compelled to keep her around because, as Shakira said, she already seems like a pro.
It's also worth noting that Blake lost two artists last night; at this point it seems like the competition is Team Adam's Christina Grimmie's to lose.
Watch Sisaundra's final performance here, and weep along with us: