Janice Freeman Singing Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Going Down” On “The Voice” Will Melt Your Soul


Even though she sang Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Going Down” Monday night (Oct. 30) on “The Voice,” there was no way Janice Freeman was going anywhere but up.

In what could arguably the most soulful performance on”The Voice” to date, Freeman came to play.

Pitted against her teammate Karli Webster, who sang a beautiful rendition of Linda Ronstandt’s “Blue Bayou,” the two went head to head in the Knockout rounds. After Freeman’s performance was done, the judges has nothing but praise for the California native.

Janice you almost made me throw my shoe, I just couldn’t get it off my foot,” Jennifer Hudson told the singer. But it was Miley Cyrys who had to make the hard decision between the two.

“I could not be sitting here more proud as a coach,” Cyrus told both Webster and Freeman. “You two are the reasons why all of us love to do this show. The level of talent that you showcased just now is completely equal. I wouldn’t say that there is anything that I could change or nitpick or tell you anything that I wish you would have done different. That’s why it’s a such a hard decision for me because there is nothing wrong with either of these performances. They were both perfection.”

But in the end Coach Miley chose Janice to make it through to the next round. And with pipes like that, it’s almost a safe bet that Freeman will take Team Miley to the very end.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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