Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Voice: Cody Belew channels his inner Tina Turner with 'The Best'

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Cody Belew took on the Tina Turner hit The Best on NBCs The Voice last night.
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  • Cody Belew took on the Tina Turner hit "The Best" on NBC's "The Voice" last night.

On last night's Top 12 performances on NBC's "The Voice," Cody Belew took on the Tina Turner hit "The Best." It's fair to say the judges were very impressed with what they saw, with Adam Levine invoking comparisons to The Purple One.

"You know, Cody, yow! One of my favorite parts about what you do is, I think you're one of the best natural performers that is remaining in this contest." Levine said, adding that Belew reminded him of "Prince but without a guitar."

Blake Shelton opined that Belew is fated to be a performer. "You own the stage," Shelton told Belew. "You're meant to be on the stage."

Christina Aguilera said she enjoyed Belew's performance, but "if you stick around, I would love to see a little more uptempo."

"I want to see more bopping around the stage from you," she told him.

Belew's coach, CeeLo Green, positively heaped praise on the Beebe native.

"I enjoy you as a person, as a personality, as a friend and as a comrade in this competition," Green said.

"Speaking of competition, you don't allow it cause you to become cold and calculated and calloused completely. You remind us that this is still fun, because you're so fabulous and you're so free and you flow," he said. It's a pleasure, and win, lose or draw, man, I enjoy you and I think a lot of people do, judging by the response."

You can still vote for Belew through 10 p.m. tonight by calling 866-856-8304. Sprint users can text 4 to 8642, but there are several other ways to vote as well, and you can vote multiple times. You can buy Belew's songs, including his version of "The Best," on iTunes.

After the jump, you can check out the video of Belew's performance and also get details on the ways to vote to keep Belew on the show.

From Belew's Facebook:

1. ONLY sprint users can vote by text messaging. Repeat, ONLY sprint users can vote by text messaging.

2. iTunes will let you download my song UP TO 10 times. I know that doesn't make any sense, but it will count as 10 votes if you don't mind paying for it. (I would never ask you to do that, but wil
l GREATLY appreciate it if you do!)

3. If my song breaks into the OVERALL TOP 10 on Itunes at the time voting ends, I will receive the iTunes bonus. The iTunes bonus multiplies your total downloads by 10 (100 downloads would equal 1000 votes.) That's ONLY IF the song breaks the OVERALL TOP 10!

4. Don't forget about voting at nbc.com/thevoice.

5. Don't forget about voting via the facebook app.

6. Remember that you can vote up to 10 times PER voting method. that's 50 total votes!

7. The overall bottom 2 artist, with the least amount of votes, will be sent home Tuesday night. Please keep me in this thing! CeeLo can't save me any longer. Please share this post!

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