Juliet Simms has a very growly voice. While that is certainly a positive attribute that has made her one of the favorites on Cee Lo Green’s team in the Top 24 of The Voice 2, there is such a thing as overkill.
Juliet seems to growl on every single note through a performance. I’m not sure why she is doing this, but it is going to grate on some people’s nerves and potentially cause her to lose votes.
I hope Simms can dial back all the growling to some degree and show a more varied perfomance in the Top 24. As of now, I’d still put her and Tony Vincent as the favorites to make the finals on Cee Lo’s team (one from each of four teams makes the finals). However, I give her low odds of actually winning. I have never seen a singing contest where that kind of voice won. Never.
Juliet is singing The Police’s “Roxanne.” I can tell already this is designed to get her to the next round. She has a lot of power in spots, but she loses control in some spots. Overall, this is going to be one of the best performances of the night. She should easily make the Top 16 after this. I wouldn’t say this is super, but on a night that just isn’t very good, this stands out from the crowd.