On Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” Christina Aguilera turned country duo THE LiNE against M.C. Moses Stone with the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” It seems an odd choice of song — and pairing — given that it’s way out of both their comfort zones, but the artists persevere.
Moses decides to actually sing, which seems out of place given that he’s a rapper. Lionel Richie tells him he’s got “the voice,” though, so he may be in better standing than we thought. Jewel mentors THE LiNE, and tells them to be less wedding band like and to focus on their breakup to add some angst to their performance.
Ultimately, the performance is incredibly mismatched and uneven. The arrangement of the song lends itself to Moses far more, particularly given that he has the opportunity to do a little rapping. Cee-Lo says he has “charisma and swagger,” and chooses Moses, but Adam and Blake prefer THE LiNE.
“First of all, ‘The Voice’ does not have to be a specific thing for this show,” Christina says. “In this business you have to be able to know how to be versatile and how to expand and how to grow as an artist.” She chooses Moses based on that.