Melanie interprets the classic Ray Charles song “Hit the Road Jack”on The Voice Live Playoffs.
Contestant: Melanie Martinez
Melanie’s Song Hit The Road Jack – Hearing Melanie sing this song, with her raspy voice and bygone era mannerisms, makes me think that the was absolutely supposed to have been born in the 1920′s and is just making the best of it out here in 2012. She is so ridiculously unique, and her voice is just… wow. As a side note, the orange is finally fading out of her hair and it’s more blonde, which looks lovely.
Judges’ Comments: Blake tells Melanie that his favorite thing about her, and the thing that will make her “really, really popular” is that she isn’t interested in fitting in, she just wants to be Melanie. Christina has a bit of criticism for Melanie, saying she started a bit pitchy – although she does admit that she is “kind of married to the original.” It’s strange to have a judge not heaping praise on someone, especially when she did such a great job. Adam tells Melanie that his initial reaction to the song was “woah, that’s big shoes to fill” but she made it her own and while she was a little shaky at the beginning, she made it her own, and he was “completely mesmerized.” I agree Adam.
Watch Melanie sing it on page 2!!