On Monday night’s performance finale, finalists Adam Wakefield, Alisan Porter, Laith Al-Saadi, and Hannah Huston squared off for the last time. The contestants were each asked to sing a solo cover, an original song and a duet with their respective coach.
Team Adam member, Laith Al-Saadi’s original song, “Morning Light” was an unlikely choice for the rocker and while it was good, I would have preferred to see him rock out a little bit more, especially given the tear that he has been on in the competition lately.
Al-Saadi’s duet with coach Adam Levine was quite good as the pair teamed up for an “Abbey Road” medley by the Beatles. Adam played the drums for a couple of the songs and it was obvious to see how much Laith was enjoying himself. While there were some moments particularly towardthe end of the song where it seemed like Adam’s falsetto was drowning Laith out, this was the type of performance that drove Laith into the finale.
Laith’s cover of Cream’s “White Room” was his best performance of the night as it sounded like it was a track off of his own album. While most of the singers decided to go ballad-heavy (a fact that Adam even admitted in his post-show interview with me), it was nice to have something that was uptempo and different.
If there was a prize for who was having the most fun at the finale, there is no question that Laith would have it.
I caught up with Laith on the red carpet after the show.
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.
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