'The Voice' Contestant Matt McAndrew Nails a Coldplay Song Proving He Has A Lot in Common With a Previous Winner
There was nothing to fix about this performance. Contestant Matt McAndrew, who's been a major player throughout this entire competition, just proved how far he's come on his The Voice journey with his performance of Coldplay's "Fix You." McAndrew totally came out of his shell, with the help of coach Adam Levine and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, by interacting with the audience (and hugging random strangers whilst singing). McAndrew's transformation into becoming his own artist has finally come full circle, and it may even be what helps him take home the title.
Now, I couldn't help but remember that Levine gave the same song to season one winner, Javier Colon, in the semi-finals, only because that performance made me cry and I still play it on repeat constantly. But the similarities between the two performers are not lost on me. Both artists came into the game with previous musical experience and their own albums. They're both members of Team Adam, play the guitar, and are extremely versatile. Not to mention they are both able to consistently be the only The Voice contestant to land on the Top 10 iTunes charts. McAndrew is far more edgy/hipster (which is totally in right now) than Colon, and can work the crowd much better than I remember of Colon, which proves McAndrew has what it takes to be "The Voice."
If McAndrew hadn't interacted with the crowd the way he did tonight, his performance would still have been good, but it wouldn't have been on the level it was. He was running around, jumping (much to the judges concern), and high-fiving the audience, much like any successful superstar does. He proved he can handle fame, work a sold-out stadium, and still deliver a killer performance. If you ask me, that's the mark of a true star, and the reason McAndrew deserves to win this season of The Voice.
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