As 2015 draws near, it’s time to look back at the music delivered by former contestants of The Voice in 2014.
This blog will take a look at the videos released by singers who landed a spot on the show, and there were plenty of them to peruse.
Below, I’ve picked my five favorites. Then I’ve posted every other “official” video I could find. If I’ve missed anyone, let me know and I’ll gladly add them.
For more on music from former Voice contestants in 2014, follow these links.
A look at five Voice albums or EPs you shouldn’t miss, plus a list of 2014 releases.
A look at 15 Voice songs you shouldn’t miss, plus a list of 2014 singles released by singers from The Voice.
Now, the countdown.
5. Ashley DuBose, “Perfect”
Perfect is what I thought of Ashley’s voice the first time I researched Ms. DuBose after she turned four chairs in the Season 4 blind auditions. Unfortunately, she ran into eventual winner Tessanne Chin in the knockout round and was eliminated. She released this single in late October. You’ve gotta love the simple special effects with the picture frames.
4. Cassadee Pope, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
In imagining this video, Cassadee said she figured there would be a “big hanging heart that I’d be whacking at.” The director went one better, suspending Cassadee inside a steel heart. Hard to imagine Cassadee not being able to break any heart she wanted. The song is from the Season 3 winner’s excellent “Frame by Frame” album, released in October 2013.
3. Domo, “Domonation”
A catchy dance tune. A futuristic setting. Domo’s dance moves. Yep, works for me. Domo turned CeeLo Green’s chair and head back in Season 3 of The Voice. After watching her moves, you might not be surprised to find out she also performed with Rhythm City on “America’s Best Dance Crew” back in 2009. The song is from a new album by the same name.
2. Anthony Evans, “I Found You”
And I just found this wonderful song with a great message while searching for Voice music released in 2014. Anthony was a member of Team Christina back in Season 2 and delivers a fantastic and powerful vocal on this song from his Christian album “Real Life, Real Worship,” released in March. You can check out another song from Anthony below.
1. Melanie Martinez, “Carousel”
A Top 6 finisher in Season 3, the gal with the two-toned hair was easily the Voice video champ in 2014. She attracted more than 12 million views with the video to the song “Dollhouse.” She’s at 3.5 million for this video, which I find even more intriguing. Both songs are from her “Dollhouse” EP released in May. You can check out the “Dollhouse” video below.
Now, the rest of The Voice videos I could track down from the past year. Like I said, let me know if I’ve missed any. Lyric videos don’t count.
Adana Duru, “C.E.O.”
Adley Stump, “Like This”
Anthony Evans, “Never Fail”
Austin Jenckes, “Whatever You Want”
Brandon Chase, “One”
Brian Fuente, “Waves”
Brian Pounds, “Somewhere, Maybe Carolina”
Cathia, “Solo Tu”
Daniel Rosa, “Pretty Lady”
Danielle Bradbery, “Young in America”
Grace Askew, “Cinammon”
Gwen Sebastian, “Small Town Soul”
Gwen Sebastian, “Annie’s New Gun”
Jacquie Lee, “Broken Ones”
Jamar Rogers, “High”
Jared Blake, “Stomp”
Jared Blake, “Countryfide”
Juhi, “Welcome to Catatonia”
Lily Elise, “Generator”
Melanie Martinez, “Dollhouse”
Midas Whale, “Howling at the Moon”
Monique, “Bajo El Sol”
Nicholas David, “Fresh”
Orlando Napier, “Turning”
RaeLynn, “God Made Girls”
Secret Someones (Lelia Broussard), “I Won’t Follow
Swon Brothers, “Later On”
Terry McDermott, “Hi Steppin'” (with The Bonfires)
I did not consider these for Top 5 honors because they were released as part of the Season 7 process. But I still wanted to include them in the blog. The video singles from the Season 7 Top 4 …
Craig Wayne Boyd, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face”
Chris Jamison, “Velvet”
Matt McAndrews, “Wasted Love”