This season of The Voice has me caught up in the rapture once again as much as I have beef with
Usher sitting with his leg cocked up like he's on a veranda eating sunflower seeds the show for their mishandling of the winners post-competition. (Seriously, can someone tell me what Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul's singles were or how their careers are popping now? I'll wait.) But I've shelved my disappointment with the aftermath of past seasons to give it another try because despite their sketchy track record, The Voice pulls in some incredible talent. The pool this year has some incredible vocalists swimming in it, such as Judith Hill who I've been waiting to return to the stage since she was chosen on the premiere episode by Adam Levine for his team. Last night she came back for the first episode of the Knockout Rounds where she competed against fellow teammate Orlando Dixon. Forget a knockout, this was a set-up. I almost felt bad for Orlando when Adam matched him up against Ms. Hill, and he tried his best with his rendition of K-Ci & JoJo's "All My Life," but he was no match for the pure soul perfection of Judith's take on Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind." Willie ain't never sounded like this, and dare I say neither has anyone else singing this song. Judith turned in a flawless vocal coupled with a soulful arrangement that really makes you wonder why they don't just call this season a wrap and crown her the winner already. Clearly it's not that simple, but this woman has the goods to take it all the way to the season finale and on to victory. And if that happens, here's to hoping that this voice isn't silenced.