'The Voice' Contestant Erin Martin Blames Cee Lo Green For Her Awful Singing
Generally, contestants on "The Voice" leave the show with some dignity and grace, and most of them take the time to thank their mentor (one of Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera or Cee Lo Gree) when they do. In fact, when Karla Davis was eliminated last night, she even thanked the band and the makeup and costume people backstage.
But model-turned-not-quite-singer Erin Martin doesn't think she should have been eliminated, and didn't really thank Cee Lo for his mentorship. In fact, she seems to think that it's Cee Lo's fault that she was sent packing.
Martin liked her performance at the Blind Auditions, in which she sang "Hey There Delilah," and her final performance, in which she sang "Your Song" in an attempt to get a save from Cee Lo. "Those were when I had control," Martin said of the performances to THR, "when I gave control to someone else, they kinda screwed it up."
"They" in this case being Cee Lo Green, but also likely the producers, to an extent. "They told us that we got to choose our songs for live shows and in reality we didn’t get to choose our songs so that kinda sucks," said Martin.
Let's commence with the opining: the fact of the matter is that Martin just isn't a very good singer. She has an interesting voice, but she does one thing, and relies on that quirk to carry her. Most of the time she isn't on pitch, and rarely is she emotionally connected to her songs.
This is a girl who, according to THR, wants to be "the Billie Holiday of her generation," so obviously the level of delusion runs high. Her weirdness (and, let's face it, probably her good looks too) made Cee Lo have a soft spot for her, which is probably the only reason she got this far in the competition in the first place. When it came down to the audience vote, it was clear that Erin wouldn't be sticking around.
Check out Erin's four performances and judge for yourself: is she any good?