On last week’s performance episode of “The Voice,” Pip performed “When You Were Young” by The Killers. Though he definitely won America over — he was voted into the next round without having to sing for his life — the coaches weren’t impressed across the board.
Pip’s coach, Adam Levine, encouraged him to look for his dark side. “I think that as far as how it went, I still didn’t want to trust you as much. I wanted you to be more dangerous and scary. We were talking about… having this emotional, visceral thing where everyone was like ‘Wow, that was a monster! That wasn’t the usual Pip!'” he said. “You’re a great singer, man, you’ve just got to be a little less trustworthy. Something a little grittier.”
“I think I can have edge with the bowtie! It’s already my thing. I want to keep it, I love it, it’s me,” Pip says. “The song kind of got away from me. If I had done what I had been doing with the song in rehearsals and stuff I would have had the more edge, but you know, I got a little nervous with the whole live show thing and the audience was just super overwhelming. It was the first time on the show that I felt overwhelmed.”
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