Kim Yarbrough: I don’t envy the coaches during this part of the show from choosing and agonizing who they want to put together on their teams to having to choose between one or the other in the battle round and keep one and send one home.
I just believe it’s hard all the way around, all the way down the line for the coaches. And you know, at the end of the day, I think it’s who brings it.
Lindsey, I wanted to congratulate you for selling the most on iTunes this year on The Voice? Are you thinking about your shows already for the live show?
Lindsey Pavao: Yes, I already have a couple of songs. And after watching the battles, I’m just motivated to sing much better, but I’m not going to change what I do.
I think I’ve kind of decided how I want to go into this competition and I want to keep working with the songs and trying not to change them, but make them honest to myself. So that’s what I’m going to go with. And thank you. I think that the iTunes thing is awesome.
Kim, have you thought all along that your age has worked in your favor, performance-wise, or are you a little nervous competing with people that are a little younger?
Kim Yarbrough: No, I don’t get nervous about that, because I don’t feel 50. I don’t think I look 50. I don’t think it matters.
It’s not something I think about when I go out on stage. “Oh my God, I’m 50,” I just don’t think that. What I’m thinking about when I go out on stage is how can I best serve this song? How can I tap into the audience’s souls? How can I tap into their minds with this song?
And when the song selection was made, I was very happy about it, because it was a song I was very familiar with. It’s not something I had sung before, but I’d heard it on the radio a million times. And I thought, “Great, this is something that I’m familiar with.” So I did have to learn the song, but I was glad he chose that. And I love R&B so much. It was just the perfect choice.
Jamar, at the end of your performance with Jamie, there was such an outpouring of emotion. Can you tell me a little bit about how you guys felt, about your friendship, and where all that emotion was coming from?