The Voice Semifinalist Sings Bon Iver

The second season of The Voice, NBC’s shockingly successful answer to American Idol, is coming to a close. I didn’t watch this one, because nobody paid me to write about it, but I did get paid to write about the first season, and I thought it was pretty good. The thing where contestants have to go against each other by singing duets in a neon boxing ring was awesome. Anyway, earlier this week, the semifinalist contestant Lindsey Pavao sang Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” a song that turns out to translate shockingly well to the strictures of singing-competition shows. It also gave Cee-Lo a chance to say, “I’m more into big love,” which was ridiculous. Watch it below.

Bon Iver’s transcendent popularity was not, as it turns out, enough to save Pavao; she got bounced last night.