Shakira Picks Rocker, Crooner Over Latina on 'The Voice'

Shakira made a respectable debut as a judge on The Voice last night on NBC. The petite Colombian superstar held her own within the boys club (Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Usher) even going as far as mimicking Usher’s flirtatious ways when vying for a singer. She was concise in her praise and quick with her comebacks.

Shak turned her chair around a couple of times and walked away from last night’s show with Mark Andrew who sang Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and R&B singer Kris Thomas, he of the smoothest falsetto to ever grace The Voice stage. When it was time for Puerto Rican singer Janteza Miranda to perform she raved about Shakira and how it would be a dream to be coached by her. The New Jersey-based bachata singer (who even showed Voice host Carson Daly a step or two) sang David Guetta and Sia’s “Titanium” with vigor and passion. Yet, her passion came across as too loud and no one turned around. 

In the end we think Shak made the right decision. As with every music reality show it’s a competition. When you’re assembling your team you need singers who have big voices with minimal help.

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