'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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@ redsapphire - I agree with you. I was almost certain that Jesse had a chance to WIN The Voice and Adam agreed. I too tried SEVERAL times to text and call and vote for Jesse but it was busy. I NEVER got to vote for him ONCE. If it isn't rigged then they should be aware there were problems with their phone system. I agree. I stopped watching Idol for the same reason. I like the fact the judges on The Voice are actually COACHES and tell them what they want. I also thought some who were just O.K. went through and others who were spectacular didn't.
judges: will.i.am (BEPs)
danny (irish band)
SIR tom jones.
I gotta say I think it was a wise choice. I thought Jesse was good but kinda boring. Just my opinion.
I do want to say to the Christina hater this. Shut up!
There is a reason she dresses the way she does. She's an ENTERTAINER for crying out loud. It's her schtick to look the part of overdone! She's a stage performer. How very boring would she be if she toned down her style! She has a big personality with big crazy style. Leave the girl next door stuff to Taylor Swift!!
To linzylov, that is why I don't watch the show. Due to Christina's disgusting
wardrobe and herself, I just couldn't stand to look at her! Just makes me want to vomit!