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Top 25 Performances of 2012 – New Year’s Countdown – #3

Amanda Brown

 

#3 is Amanda Brown with “Dream On”! In a bittersweet way, it makes me feel good to see a dark horse embraced and uplifted by fans on here after failing to receive their deserved credit. Amanda Brown may not have won The Voice, but her absolutely incredible take on an Aerosmith classic went down as the performance many consider to be the best of the season.

It seemed as though Xtina never truly warmed up to her (after failing to steal her), and Blake’s insinuation that she wasn’t unique enough to be voted through over Nicholas still bugs me. Amanda Brown was a contestant for the diehard viewer. She was a contestant for true avid fans of these shows who invest hours and hours of TV time hoping to see a performance as great as “Dream On.” That’s what matters, right? Winning would have been nice, too.

Is there anything better than a contestant who knows exactly who they are as an artist and refuses to compromise? I can’t even say that Amanda had a trajectory of growth over the course of her time on The Voice. She shot straight from “cannon fodder” to “cream of the crop” so quickly that Cee-Lo didn’t know what hit him by the time we got to the battle rounds.

Amanda Brown takes the #3 spot for being consistently daring, self-confident, and an all-around sensational performer. Going far beyond purely amazing vocal ability, her command of the stage and interpretation of material render her one of the greatest contestants this show will ever have.

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Samson58
Samson58

absolutely fantastic.. one of the best if not the best performances on the voice ....i saw potential in her from the very beginning.... she is a winner in my book........

jennaleigh98
jennaleigh98

@Oh_My_Carrot @amanda__brown @lanikatelynn_14 @jfong252 awesome! Haha were these top performances for the voice? Or for anything

Forever504
Forever504

I can not agree with you more about the cannon fodder to cream of the crop statement but at least they acknowledged that she was just fodder in the beginning  

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Mikhail XO I totally agree, and I too am a fan of Xtina! The show will be lacking without her.

Oh_My_Carrot
Oh_My_Carrot

@jennaleigh98 @Amanda__Brown @lanikatelynn_14 @jfong252 i don't know :p i'm on my phone so i just saw the article for amanda

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Forever504 That is something I love about The Voice. They do their best to minimize the manipulation!