Bridget Carrington is a singer competing on the first season of Duets. She has made the Top 7 and has gotten some pretty good judges’ scores the past couple of weeks. John Legend is her celebrity singing partner.
Through some bizarre decision, the Top 8 ultimately lasted three weeks. In the first week, Bridget was 6th in the voting. She was then 3rd in the second week and 4th in the third week.
I would put Carrington’s odds of winning very low. She has an annoying, in-your-face personality that will likely not go over very well with the public. In addition, her lower register is not very pleasing. By the way, the judges seem to totally disagree with my assessment on that. Is this subjective? Sure, it is. But just look at who wins these contests. Look at the singers who succeed in the real world, as well. How many Toni Braxtons are there? Not many. There is nothing either sweet or soulful about her voice.
Even singers like Aretha Franklin, who can sing those low notes, usually avoid that part of their range. That’s because they know it is not generally what the public is looking for in female singers.
It is possible for a female singer to play around with their lower register and really impress from a talent perspective. Look at Carly Smithson’s “Blackbird.” Even that great performance landed Carly in the bottom 3.
The only way Bridget can win is to mix in more of her higher register and do it well while minimizing those deep notes.
Bridget and John are singing Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” Donna just died a few weeks ago of lung cancer.
Both John and Bridget admit they may be lacking the emotion because they are not criers. But they seem to just be joking.
Bridget has those weird low notes again. She doesn’t have very good vocal control and doesn’t seem to like upbeat songs. She isn’t showing enough power. This is really boring. Bridget held out some long notes, but that didn’t show much talent.