The 2nd season of The Voice continued airing its initial auditions on February 13, 2012. Pip is a 19-year-old singer. He came out in a bowtie and dress shirt with blue jeans and sang “House of the Rising Sun.”
By the end of the performance, everyone turned their chairs. After lots of rambling back and forth among the judges, Pip finally chose Adam Levine as his coach.
Pip doesn’t look too much like a pop star. He looks a bit more Broadway, but I was pretty impressed with his voice. Pip has clean notes, and he is similar to Clay Aiken. I’d have to put him a step below Clay in the power department, but Pip is certainly a good singer. He also seems to have a great deal of confidence both on and off stage. I would not expect him to have any bad performances due to nervousness like you see with some contestants.
I predict that his pick of Adam may hurt him. Adam picks on talent first and then seems to start focusing on looks or other nonsense in later rounds. The judges/coaches have a lot of power on these shows, but when they have the chance to make picks, those picks are often made on the basis of looks and perceived marketability or the ability to win The Voice’s public voting (perceived public popularity). Thus, I could see Pip singing really well and then getting passed over by Adam for a hot chick or hunkier guy. I don’t trust Adam’s judgment for a second.
Pip is cool from what I have seen. He is one of the best singers I have heard on the show during auditions so far, although he may not be the best. I predict that he can make the Top 8 if Adam gives him a chance. However, he seems to have more of a Broadway style that seems to never win these singing talent contests. Thus, I predict that Pip will not win The Voice 2 unless he adopts more of a mainstream style, which is unlikely to happen because you have to be yourself in these contests. He is a great singer, but The Voice is just not the place where he is going to win.