'The Voice' Recap: Votes and Victories
Ashley De La Rosa and RaeLynn are sent packing from the quarterfinals
The results show began with Christina Aguilera basically having to answer for dumping Jesse Campbell the night before. "I'm no stranger to controversy," the fighter declared, acknowledging message boards, Twitter, and the like. "I do have a strategy."
And after a pointless "Team Blake" performance (if you can call it that) with UK band The Wanted, we got to the results. Christina's crew was up first and, curiously (at least for me), Chris Mann gets to get all Groban for another week. Jermaine Paul was the victor -- according to America -- in the Shelton fold.
Thus, the "pick me" performances began, first with Ashley De La Rosa nervously rocking Gaga's "You and I." Then Lindsay Pavao delivered an emotional "Please Don't Go," getting teary-eyed in the end, and taking Xtina with her. Someday a producer will write the words "basket case" on a Post-It when Pavao is cutting a record in his studio. But, hey, it worked. Christina saved her.
Erin Willett kicked the Adele to the curb for a rousing "Proud Mary" by the time the dust settled and the Bieber fever subsided (he popped out to debut a clip of new video for his latest single "Boyfriend"). Then it was RaeLynn with the Band Perry's "If I Die Young," a bit too safe, if you ask me -- and I'm a RaeLynn fan. So is Blake. But, as the credits rolled and RaeLynn banged into Willett and looked as if she'd seen a ghost, it became abundantly clear ... neither of us just so happened to be tonight.
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I've watched every program but I'm DONE. This sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have to admit that it was great to not see her cow tow to the "great Bieber".
She was cool to him and didnt need a slobber kiss so she did the quick cheek insult turn.
Go away little boy blue.
Proves that you dont have to kiss every other celebs **** just because you are one too.
The more you all keep bursting your spleens about Christina..
The more KaChiinngggg she will be raking in.
Dont you know the more you talk about her the better it I$ for her?
Shes laughing all the way to the bank!
What are these judges listening to? Jesse should have never been kicked off! The opera sing shouldn't have been saved. Ashley rocked it, Lindsay got the sympathy vote from Xtina. When was the last time Xtina put some descent music out, when she was skinny? I'm not a Xtina hater, I just dont understand her reasoning. I cant wait to see CeeLo & Adam's teams next week.
I watched the first season and really enjoyed it. This season, I'm finding it easier to change the channel. I thought the concept was to find the best voice. To do that, as a coach, you should pick the most talented singers and fine tune their skills. The song choices this year have been bad and many times the music overpowered the singers. As a coach, if you want your singer to win, you have to give them material that suits them. When Christina said she had a strategy for kicking Jessie off the team, she made it clear that she's not trying to help these singers win the Voice--she's got her own agenda.
Blake did the right thing booting RaeLynn. Yes, she's cute and she's got a great voice for a teenager, but she appears to be limited to country music. My guess is, Blake will have her join his tour like he did his favorite from the first season. He knows talent when he sees it.
Ashley looked beautiful but I too didn't think her performance was that great. It's hard though to sing when you are about to cry and your voice doesn't want to work. And RaeLinn is cute but I haven't liked her lately. She's too young. Too much like a Miley wanna be. There are more stronger singers than her. Erin is AMAZING and has been my fav all along. Still aggravated that Christina let Jesse go. He had one of the best voices this season.