Thursday, April 23, 2015

Flight to the Skies Are De Limit: Mia Z.

A True Songbird: Mia Z. (Mia Zanotti) 

One of the standout talents of Season 8 of NBC's singing competition The Voice DEFINITELY points to Mia Z. As an aspiring blues singer, something extremely interesting given her age, Mia Z. already strives to offer something different in the field of music. And being at 15 when she auditioned, her talent can be likened to a vocal prodigy. As we soon discovered, Mia Z. is MORE than just a blues singer. She is an innovator who has the creative mindset and tools to launch the rather old-fashioned genre of blues into a "pop-dominated" mainstream scene. 

See, Mia Z. is NO ordinary talent. She's not your typical blues singer either. And she has her pipes and vocal range to thank for that. Mia Z. is one of those rare singers who are blessed with an UNIQUE voice. From solid blues crooning to wispy breathy notes to subtle melismas to smooth jazz runs, to soulful belts, to sultry ad-libs, Mia Z. has the capacity to do it all. However, Mia Z. has a distinction in that she is TRULY capable of sounding like a "songbird". Mia Z. has the ability to perform "whistle tones" in her whistle register which usually flies above the C6 note on the piano scale and is above falsetto notes with the access of the super head voice. Like famous whistle singers (there aren't that many who have this ability) such as Yma Sumac, Minnie Riperton, and Mariah Carey, Mia Z. is able to navigate through her whistle register with ease. She shows that she has remarkable control over these whistle tones, and she performs them flawlessly. Check it out. 

Here's her audition for the Voice with the legendary B.B. King's The Thrill is Gone

This should EASILY be a four-chair turn, In her debut performance, Mia Z. already demonstrates a versatile voice full of inventive vocals and her bright whistle tones. To no one's surprise, she managed to charm Blake Shelton (who is quite fascinated with high notes) and Pharrell Williams who eventually became her coach. (The right choice by the way). I was actually surprised that Christina Aguilera didn't turn considering that she HERSELF has this ability to do whistle notes. But.... eh. 

In her cover of Hold On I'm Comin', Mia Z truly catapulted herself as a contender with her unique take on the blues genre. Her performance was exciting and new as she seamlessly sewed her sky-high whistle tones into the song as if the original album had whistle tones to begin with. It was a remarkable feat that showed America the direction of music she was driving towards and her signature style. 

In her cover of Ain't no Sunshine for her playoffs, Mia Z tapped into her more soulful side as she belted out powerful notes of blistering degrees. She also chose to explore the stronger parts of the voice, taking the risky initiative to abandon her whistle tones for this performance. Therefore, she proved to EVERYONE that she wasn't afraid of stepping out of her comfort zone and that she was not a one-trick pony. 

For her next performance, Mia Z decided to channel some fun and upbeat energy with the iconic Rolling Stone's Miss You. I thought it was a stellar performance to be honest. Her whistle runs were rapid and perfectly in sync with the "Woo-hoo" parts of the song. It's like her voice changed into an instrument to accompany the melody. Inexplicably, though her performances keep trending on itunes and Twitter, Mia Z. somehow ended up in the Bottom 3 in danger of going home the next night.

Mia Z. gave one last performance in her cover of Stormy Monday in attempt to vie for the Instant-Save spot. And honestly, seeing how Mia's Twitter votes halted completely halfway, I suspect that foul play was involved on the show's part. Also, I heard from many reliable fans of the show that they ALLEGEDLY set Mia up to fail by disabling her Twitter votes so that a CERTAIN "coach" whose rotten name will not be mentioned in this article would be spared the embarrassment of losing TWO team members in one night. Remember, this is an ALLEGED SUPPOSITION so keep it calm people. Anyway, one thing that is for sure is that Mia Z. was DEFINITELY robbed before her time on the show. IF they are doing a "wild-card" option this season, I'll be happy to see Mia Z. go for a second shot at the title. 

But perhaps the biggest reason why so many people (including me) fell in love with Mia Z. is because of her charming, modest, and caring personality. Mia Z. is a real person with a real heart. Even on her parting interview, she gave praise and her best wishes to the remaining contestants, saying that she was glad in a sense that they still have a shot to continue their journeys on the show and that she was rooting for them. Mia Z. apparently became close to her fellow team members and they were very supportive of each other. It was hard for her to see her teammates go home, and it definitely made us sad to see her exit. 

Fortunately, this is JUST the beginning for Mia Z. and her music career. Mia Z. also happens to be a songwriter, and has an avid interest in writing her own material. She plans to release her own blues songs when the Voice season comes to a close. We honestly cannot wait! :D 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Perez

Tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Perez 

Yes... it's been twenty years since that tragic day, but we still remember Selena for all the wonderful contributions she gave and for the joyous brilliant person she was. The world remembers Selena for her magnificent unique voice, fiery vocals, bubbling enthusiasm, riveting passion, shining personality, her humble beginnings, her contributions to the genre of Tejano music, her charm, her class, her beauty, her friendliness, her positiveness, the fun she brought to everything she did, and her big stunning white smile that captivated all eyes across the Earth. Selena was the original one. She gave the Tejano genre a niche in mainstream. She was a pioneer of the Mexican-Americano music scene. All the while, she never acted like she was the big star that she really was, treating all her fans with respect and genuine love. Selena was a REAL Superstar. 

So while Selena blossoms and flourishes somewhere among the faraway Pantheon of Shining Stars, she rests assured knowing that she left a permanent flower within all of our hearts. Her legendary voice, captured forever in her endearing records, her image and personality, captured eternally in videos of her privileged performances will radiate for eons to come. 

Besides her spectacular talents, Selena was a story of perseverance and commitment. Selena built herself into the superstar she eventually became all the way, like a beautiful flower (Como La Flor) sprouting from a seed all the way to fruition. From her first days being in her homemade band Selena y Los Dinos in her parents' restaurant to being billed as the "Mexican Madonna", headlining the Houston Astrodome, and winning a GRAMMY AWARD for her self-titled album Selena Live!, Selena always gave it her all and never changed the warm caring person she truly was inside. 

So let us continue to cherish and honor her memory and work by sharing her musical treasures forever and ever! :) 

Selena's Dreaming of You, my favorite English song from her. This song showcased Selena's tremendous emotional dedication and was especially heartrending to many at the time of her death.

Selena's Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, my favorite Spanish song she sang. This song and the video captured Selena's upbeat positive spirit and her loose fun personality. I believe Selena was at her most natural self in this song. :)

Selena's Como La Flor. Just like the song says, Selena was truly a blooming flower. This song capitalized on Selena's image and allowed her vocals to truly shine. One of my all-time favorites.

Another one of my favorite Spanish songs. Amor Prohibido strikes powerfully because it has such a catchy rhythm to it and captured Selena's innocence in a Romeo & Juliet-esque story. 

Next to Dreaming of You, I Could Fall in Love is one of Selena's best romantic ballads. This song is particularly memorable to me because it was the first song I ever heard from Selena in the late nineties. 


No Me Queda Mas is my favorite Spanish romantic ballad hands down. Between its mariachi-inspired instrument runs, Selena's voice characterizes passion, desperation, yearn, and sadness when one loses their love. 

La Carcacha is another one of my all-time favorite Spanish songs. With its spitfire vocals, sassy flare, reggae-Tejano groove, and extremely catchy beat, this song is a HOT TEN! Loop it on repeat all day and I'd still be shootin' for ten! :D 

FUN FACT: Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas of the U.S.A. and English was her first language. Spanish was actually her SECOND language. She mastered it in 1994. :D

Though I never got to meet Selena in person, it would have absolutely been a pleasure. Selena has done more than made a fan out of me. She has been an inspiration of kindness, pursuit, talent, honesty, and charm to me. Selena is a treasure indeed. Here are some portraits of her: 

And who can forgot Selena's iconic photo from the 1993's Grammy Awards? :D

Rest in Peace beautiful flower. You'll never know exactly how much the world truly misses you every day. Bless you Selena! :D

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Undiscovered Gem: Binky Espinal!!!! :D

                                                       Undiscovered Gem: Miss Bianca Espinal 

As the auditions are done and over with in Season 7 of The Voice, we have concluded the whole genepool of the singers that will be participating on the show this autumn. While there are a few hits that made it and a few MISSES that made a team. (Yes, there were such occurrences I'm not going to lie, and I'm not mentioning any names). However, there were genuinely a couple of artists that deserved to make a team. Perhaps the one that stood out the most was Miss Bianca Espinal of which her friends call her "Binky".

The moment she began to sing her rendition of Foolish Games for her Voice audition, we were ALL immediately cheering her on. Throughout her performance, we were captivated by her powerful voice and her emotional power. Her rendition was SOLID with the ease of her fierce belting prowess and an overall yearning emotion of which she expressed articulately. We definitely felt the desperation interwoven within her performance. Frankly, we are STILL shocked that NONE of the judges responded to that emotional cry.... Of course though, knowing that the coaches panel included two "NEW" judges that lack experience (Gwen and Pharrell) and the resident ****** Levine.... yeah, I'm not going to go into my opinions of that one because this article is about Bianca. Anyhow, we sincerely felt robbed that Bianca didn't make it ESPECIALLY when the coaches were talking about how she could have done better and all that. Honestly, this is an AUDITION. The artists are here to pick teams and have the COACHES REFINE and IMPROVE their voices. PLENTY of auditions in the past have gotten through while still rough around the edges, I don't see why Bianca received that complaint considering that we HONESTLY believe she sang very dang good!

Anyway, here is Bianca's audition of Foolish Games. She starts off with delicate melancholic notes and transcends into powerful belts full of hurt and longing, capturing the broken emotions of love riddled within the song.

We found some of Miss Binky's earlier videos. Here is one where she EFFORTLESSLY belts out a soulful rendition of Adele's famed Rolling In The Deep. And this was made THREE years ago. Just think how much her voice has matured and improved during that time! :D

                                                   Man, I WISH I could belt like that.... :)

Here is Miss Binky giving a fun-filled upbeat soulful performance in the Subway. And she gives such heart to her singing as well! :D You know, I am inspired by my friend Miss Binky not only by the fact that she possesses this AMAZING voice, but that she and all the other aspiring musicians who perform in the streets like heroes still have the strength to persevere and look for new opportunities. Seriously people, these artists DESERVE being recognized, not all of those incubated musicians raised on high paychecks who use YOUR money that you foolishly give to buy their albums to purchase a life of luxury, lamborghinis, and other frivolous superfluous items. Ugh... people just need to get out more. And that's why we're sitting here helping undiscovered talent like Miss Binky. Because they DESERVE it. :D

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AND TO THE VOICE: From the perspective of a fan and a friend, I think that a "wild-card" system would make the competition even more interesting. I mean, the Instant-Saves are a great idea, and I am THRILLED. But for things like the auditions, I think that you guys should implement something like "Golden Buzzers" or something like what America's Got Talent recently used. Just a suggestion. I know, that as a show you have airtime schedules and contracts to abide to. :D

Friday, August 29, 2014

Indie Gets a New Face!

                                                          Indie Queen: Olivia Millerschin! :) 

Everyone, meet Indie Queen Olivia Millerschin, a future superstar indeed. Yes, Indie Queen Olivia Millerschin possesses a rare extremely unique voice that can best be described as pure and delicate as fine glass. Her voice is crisp, fresh, and vibrant, with a quirky yet enchanting ring to it that immediately grabs attention. While her voice may not be super powerful, she shines with a more artistic tone in her voice, one that is crystal clear, light, pitch-perfect, and subtle. Her voice THRIVES on simplicity, and she certainly captivates the audience with her hypnotizing voice. When it comes to creativity, Indie Queen Olivia TOTALLY has it going on. :D I should mention that she excels at the upper register, enunciating lovely high notes in the falsetto range.

                                         Indie Queen Olivia puts her own spin on Rihanna's Stay, making it her own

Indie Queen Olivia gives Adele's Skyfall a spooky attitude and haunting sound. :D

Indie Queen Olivia has a Youtube Channel FILLED with goodies and AMAZING cover songs. Subscribe to her channel by clicking the following link: Olivia Millerschin Youtube

Band Formation of Livy, Matt, and Sammy: 

Indie Queen Olivia was recently seen on the nation's official talent show America's Got Talent on Season 9 with band members Matt and Sammy (of whom Olivia met in school), where her distinctive voice IMMEDIATELY caught the attention of yours truly. The band was an early frontrunner known for their unique sound that made it all the way to the Quarterfinals Round. Here are EXTENDED versions of their songs covered on America's Got Talent. 

Indie Queen Olivia gives a MEMORABLE take on the quirky song Pompeii 

Indie Queen Olivia turns an Outkast Hip-Hop number Hey Ya and transforms it into a ukulele-jam. :D

Indie Queen Olivia makes the Rock song "Fat Bottom Girls" into a country-like tune! :D

As you can probably tell, Indie Queen Olivia is quite fond of being accompanied with the ukulele instrument. Perhaps that's another part of her specialty.  These are some of her original songs! Check them out! :D

Here is an original single by Indie Queen Olivia called We Know Not. Watch her dazzling voice shine with smoothness A-factor! :D

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Jasmine of Jazz

                                                  Jasmine of Jazz: Jasmine Julia Goodwin

Season 9 of America's Got Talent is DEFINITELY the year sporting the most wondrous vocal talents the show has ever seen. Among the very best was Jasmine Julia Goodwin, who surprisingly pertained to jazz/blues music. With a pretty face, a large vocal range, and a masterful vocal control for her age, Jasmine Julia Goodwin was a force to be reckoned with and was quickly established as an early front-runner. Shockingly, Jasmine Julia Goodwin experienced an early exit in the competition after performing a (in my personal opinion) exquisitely delicate and elegant take on Goo Goo Dolls' Iris. In all honesty, I thought she did an exceptional job and did NOT deserve to go home. That's why, we're going to vouch for her to make the wild card position (if there is one hopefully).

Jasmine Julia is certainly a personal favorite of mine because she dedicates herself as a "jazz and blues" singer, two of my most favorite genres in "American" music. For a fifteen-year old talent, it's remarkable that she can even articulate the complexity of jazz and blues let alone shine so proficiently when singing of such. You see, Jasmine Julia is EXACTLY the kind of singers we need in our fast-falling music industry to hell. For some reason Jasmine Julia reminds me a little of Miss Ariana Grande, who is now a "pop" superstar, but has the chops to sing more... classical and beautiful types of music. Jasmine Julia and Miss Grande actually have some vocal similarities (especially in the upper notes, though Jasmine Julia seems to have more of a character in the upper register as opposed to wayward whistle tones that either hit or miss). All the young stars go for "pop" music, and it's quite rare to find an artist that deviates to more mature/resounding genres of music like Lorde or Ellie Goulding. Jasmine Julia's title as a jazz singer kind of reminds me of Soul Sister Jacquie Lee in her respective dedication to soul music. In my opinion, THESE are the rightful stars of tomorrow, NOT "Pornpop" extravaganza Cyrus the Whore or the assorted Riff Raff from downtown. (okay, maybe that was a little harsh). :)

Anyway, Jasmine Julia is indeed a vocal talent of our generation, and we WOULD love to see her get a second chance on America's Got Talent by singing for a wild card. Here are her performances on America's Got Talent:

Jasmine Julia auditioned with a stunning rich jazzy performance of Billy Joel's In a New York State of Mind that was absolutely sensational it left practically everyone breathless including me. The judges were SPOT ON with their praise, giving significant highlights to Jasmine Julia's ability of vocal control, jazzy tones, vocal riffs, and falsetto breaths. To say that she was a tremendous talent... I AGREE! :D 

Jasmine Julia next performed Nina Simone's classic Feeling Good for Judgment Week, giving the song her signature jazzy tone with a burst of youthfulness. She also demonstrated some killer falsetto notes here as her father accompanied her on the piano. 

For her first live show performance in Radio City Music Hall, Jasmine Julia gave a refreshing gorgeous rendition of Goo Goo Doll's Iris, which was extremely polished and graceful. Sporting a ravishing red dress, Jasmine Julia was definitely a vision for the eyes as she gave a diaphanous performance. I truly believe that the criticisms on her from the judges were unwarranted and that they mistakenly blamed her for trying to show a more delicate side to her voice. And thus, I would like to encourage EVERYONE to vouch for her to be a wild card this season. THANK YOU!!! :D

Unfortunately, as Jasmine Julia is a budding artist, she doesn't have an established Youtube Channel as of yet, and we'll update this article once she does. However, with the things she has, we'll work with it. :) 

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The Reincarnation of Vintage!!!

                                                            Vintage Queen: Emily West 

It's official. My newest hero on America's Got Talent Season 9 is indeed Vintage Queen Emily West. She absolutely represents EVERYTHING that is missing from the music industry today... and that is soul, heart, and class. Vintage Queen Emily West is a country singer, a remarkable one at that with a powerful resonating classic sound intermixed with a Lana Del Rey-esque smokey lower register and a signature Southern-style country sound. Vintage Queen Emily West is certainly one of the best lady country singers I've heard in a long time, since Miss Carrie Underwood, and I DO believe that Vintage Queen Emily West can mirror Miss Underwood's success with her recent resurfacing on America's Got Talent.

But what really stands out about Vintage Queen Emily West is the amount of EMOTION she puts into her singing. And that may have been the result of her tragic experience with being dropped from a record label. The feelings of regret, desperation, and discouragement from such a devastating blow may have given Vintage Queen Emily West the hurtful emotions to implement into her songs, which makes her singing all that much more heartrending, sincere, and grandeur. To see what we mean, check out this incredible take on Roy Orbison's classic You Got It. 

The amount of sincerity and passion is sewn into every word. I'm willing to personally say that it was flawless to the point that I actually preferred Vintage Queen Emily's version to the original. Starting off with Lana Del Rey-esque lower smokey vocals, Vintage Queen Emily transcends all her passion into the song, allowing us to feel the yearning desperation, soul, and heart she had induced from a probable combination of her personal connection to the lyrics and the make-it-or-break-it pressure of Judgment Week (previously coined Vegas Week).

From the first moment that Vintage Queen Emily walked onto the AGT stage, she immediately stood out for her preference of classic vintage styles. Her hairstyle is that reminiscent of the late Legendary Senora Marilyn Monroe, and her outfits were stunningly of class. We NEED more artists like Vintage Queen Emily because this junkyard termed music industry is littered with plastic mannequins, artificial 'pretty boys', gold teeth, bling chains, and other obscenities so to speak. Vintage Queen Emily is like a statuette of hope, that class and cordiality isn't completely dead in the music industry.

Here are her stunning performances on America's Got Talent:

                                    Vintage Queen Emily West sings Sea Of Love with all that vintage charm! :D

Vintage Queen Emily's audition was indeed classical with so much soul, heart, and passion heard. This already set her as an instant frontrunner (and in my opinion, the best singing on AGT).

For her quarterfinal performance, Vintage Queen Emily West delivered a soul-trending rendition of Sia's Chandelier and quite frankly outdone Sia herself. Vintage Queen Emily's emotion was unrivaled, and her classical sound absolutely shone at full bright power. She even had on a vivacious Marilyn-esque veiled-laced beaded gown and a caricature to take us back in time. Along with a string orchestra, it was a stupendous performance that cemented Vintage Queen Emily's status as a blossoming star shown when she EASILY breezed to the semifinals ahead of all her competition that night.

Vintage Queen Emily is currently at the semifinals at the time of this article. In terms of star potential alone, I'd put my votes on Vintage Queen Emily. So keep an eye out on her and remember to vote! :)

Vintage Queen Emily actually had an experience working with Capitol Records at one point of her career. For a budding career, she did pretty well, landing a few singles on the Billboards and getting the opportunity to duet with Keith Urban. Vintage Queen Emily has three albums, which you will find at her itunes page I provided here:

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Her biggest successes so far are Rock In Your Shoes, I Hate You, I Love You Again, and Blue Skies with Mister Keith Urban. Here they are! :)

Here is the music video for Vintage Queen Emily's Rock In Your Shoes which peaked at an impressive no. 39 on the Billboards. Here, her country sound really kicks in. :)

Vintage Queen Emily's I Hate You, I Love You Again is one of her best songs, showing off her rich warm falsetto range in a tranquil background sound. It actually sold pretty well, having her full EP album peak at position 41 at the Billboards.

Perhaps her most well known original songs to date, Vintage Queen Emily's Blue Sky is a very emotional song showing off her powerful emotional voice. In addition, Mister Keith Urban accompanies her in the chorus. :)

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Favorite Voice Coachie:

                                Favorite Voice Coachie: Usher Raymond. (Now THAT'S hot! :D) 

Okay okay... I'll admit. When I first found out that Mr. Raymond was replacing Mr. Lo Green as a judge on Season 4, I was kinda mad. I didn't know much about Mr. Usher Raymond at the time, only that he had a major part in launching Justine Boobieb's wretched plague-infested "music" career that is now (as I am proud to say) on a downward spiral of collapse with Boobieb's recent plunge into delinquency. Mr. Raymond returned as a coach in Season 6 of the Voice. To be honest, after spending two seasons with Mr. Raymond, I can say that I've grown to like him.

Music: Mr. Raymond's music can be somewhat similar to that idiot Levine's music as both of them have higher voices suited to R&B (which Mr. Raymond OBVIOUSLY beats Levine flat on that genre). However, Mr. Raymond exceeds Levine in the musical department because his material borders the "soul" genre of music intermixing with pop/R&B. So to say that Mr. Raymond is more tied with his culture is a fair statement, that and his material isn't as sexually promiscuous as that disgusting pervert Levine. To be honest, Mr. Raymond's music is okay. I'm not really a fan of his songs, but I do like his Without You song. Mr. Raymond's voice is BETTER than Levine's snot-ass nasal voice because Mr. Raymond has a slightly larger vocal range, a distinct warm sexual tone that captivates on his seductiveness, has better lower notes, is better at singing EMOTIONALLY, and has superb breathing techniques to dance and sing at the same time while Levine fails at all that. Mr. Raymond also doesn't have to rely on 4 ass sidekicks to assist him like Levine has to, so that's another plus.

Dance: In addition to his singing ability, Mr. Raymond also doubles up by the fact that he can actually dance and not strip (like Levine Adam). If you went to the strip club, you'd be more likely to see Levine on stage anytime before Mr. Raymond. (Maybe that's where Levine had his first penniless gigs... lol) To say that Mr. Raymond is infinitely more talented than Levine would be an understatement. Mr. Raymond's ability to sing and dance is on par with Michael Jackson's legendary skills. Mr. Raymond is the best male singer&dancer combo talent of this era accomplished by his sex appeal, his swift feet, and his slick Michael-Jackson-esque movements.

Appearance: Mr. Raymond may be one of the sexiest African-American males available in the entertainment industry this day and age. When you compare him and resident eunuch Levine, it's obvious that Mr. Raymond is at least three times as manly as that dukesgernaut. (Your leg up is a manly action Mr. Raymond) As dance is such a huge part of Mr. Raymond's skillset, it would obviously make sense that Mr. Raymond has an extremely agile and fit body. Mr. Raymond is slim, but he definitely has muscle. In fact, his body is almost all muscle with noticeable pecks and six-packs. All Levine has to work with is fat, flab, and a belly. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       That's Sad Levine... Sad...                              That's what I'm talking about Mr. Usher Raymond!!!

As you can clearly see, the difference is obvious. I don't understand what the fucking hell People's Magazine was drugged up on to EVER consider ugly-ass shitstick Levine as a candidate for their annual "Sexiest Man Alive" poll much less the eventual victor. People's Magazine should be ashamed of even calling themselves a credible magazine after that horrendous decision to give Levine that title, when a sexier man can be found sitting 2 FUCKING CHAIRS AWAY FROM HIM!!! Also, as you can see by the picture, Levine sort of has womanish hips, which makes sense considering that he has a transvestite-voice. It's DISGUSTING. Also, I noted that Mr. Raymond acquired some tattoos too. However, being that Mr. Raymond's skin is at a natural darker tone, his tattoos don't overtake his appearance that much. On the opposite end, look at Levine. His skin tone and his tattoos contrast each other, making his dirty tattoos stand out like inky inscriptions all over his skin. Levine's tattooed ass is thoroughly disgusting. 

Coaching: Okay, since the main point of this article is to stress why I think Mr. Raymond is the best coach on The Voice, I'll get to it. You can find more of what I hate about Levine on my The Krackhead Club blog. What I loved about Mr. Raymond was that I could actually FEEL he was sincere and that he actually cared about the artists on his team. Mr. Raymond also finds creative ways to engage them during practice by making them do exercise and what not. Mr. Raymond is also humble and honest. (I mean seriously, since when was he bragging about how "sexy" he was and hogging the stupid camera like that eunuch Levine?) Mr. Raymond is also very sweet to the contestants, and I know he cares very much about the people he mentors. Simply because Mr. Raymond is a disciplinarian and doesn't sugarcoat everything like the rest of them, I KNOW he is being sincere and helpful. While Levine and the other coaches may sugarcoat a performance, Mr. Raymond is usually the one giving advice on improvement and telling the artist that the reality is HARD WORK. When it comes to the performances that he doesn't like, Mr. Raymond makes it clear that he is indifferent and may actually offer honest advice on improvement. On the other hand, for exceptional performances, Mr. Raymond makes it clear by giving whole-hearted standing ovations and praise. Mr. Raymond is also rarely annoying unlike stupid dumbass Levine (who tries to feign intelligence by using half-ass vocabulary words that he doesn't fully understand), and he has shown that he cares about his artists as he keeps in contact with them and even helps promote them like he did with Mr. Josh Kaufman. That being said, I really dislike Mr. Raymond using the whole "I discovered Justine Boobieb" card to lure in artists. Not only do I wish he wouldn't remind me that he was responsible for the debut of one of the worst tragedies in music, but Mr. Raymond doesn't even have to kiss Boobieb's ass to be appealing. With all the qualities I listed, Mr. Raymond can easily make himself so attractive already. Throwing in the Boobieb card only taints the purity and sincerity of Mr. Raymond and also makes the hook about Boobieb, which I absolutely despise. Other than that though, Mr. Raymond is without a doubt the best coach the Voice has so far. :D