The four coaches of The Voice — Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green — are perhaps the unlikeliest quarter to ever share a stage.
And the truth is, they didn’t always click in the several performances they gave to open or close episodes of the show. The result was about as disjointed as you’d expect it to be.
But this performance, of Cee-Lo’s big hit ‘Crazy’ (which he recorded as part of Gnarls Barkley) was a case where the four coaches really meshed.
Our second Voice coach, Cee-Lo Green, has had a hell of a year.
Previously best known for his stint with Gnarls Barkley (specifically the smash hit ‘Crazy’), Cee-Lo lit up the airwaves again in late 2010 with the infectious ‘Fuck You‘ (released as ‘Forget You’ on radio).
Ever the showman, he teamed up with Gwyneth Paltrow for a performance of the song on the Grammys that saw him dressed in a yellow turkey suit alongside a chorus of muppets.
Best Songs of 2010 – #3
If it weren’t for a couple of sublime releases by two of my favorite artists, today’s song would have been an easy pick as song of the year.
It’s just so bright and fun and exciting… it’s like a great big neon Vegas sign in the middle of a drab suburban strip mall.
Of course the elephant in the room with this song is its profane chorus (and title). It’s as if Cee Lo wrote the catchiest song in decades, was poised for superstardom, and then decided to flush it all down the drain by guaranteeing the song would never get played on radio or TV.