'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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As for Ashley vs. Lindsey; I much preferred Ashley but oh well. I was surprised that Chris Mann is who "America" saved. I was also sorry to see Jesse go on Mon night. :(
Someone please explain what strategy Christina has? If it's to make sure she had the worst choices in the end that she could make then she's clearly done that? When your own co-judges and 90% of the viewing fans don't even understand what you're doing and think you're wrong, you know you've screwed up. No way Jess or Ashley should have been sent home and Chris and Lindsey stay. And Lindsey's crying had nothing to do with the song and everything to do with her realizing she was nearing the end of the song and getting closer to possibly being sent home.
Erin vs RaeLynn - I'm not a fan of either but there's no way I could stand to listen to a whole CD of Raelynn's with that nails on the chalk board voice.
Christina is clearly most critical of the best singers.
It looks as though she eliminates the best on purpose so she will not have future competition. She is the only judge that seems to exude, "I am better than all of you".
On a side note, if your over a certain size, you do not wear the batman bottoms outfit on stage. She looked horrible.
The show lost a LOT of credibility in my eyes after what Christina did. It smacked of, "I'm gonna do this just because I can and don't care what anybody thinks." The move was self-serving. She sacrificed Jesse to make a statement about herself. When Levine was asked what he thought of her decision regarding Jesse, he should have had the nads to tell her she's an idiot, but he has to be around her fragile ego every day so I'm sure he has to walk on egg shells. Sad.
@ Crafty I can't believe you people watch this crap. Don't you have anything else to do?
I think Christina is tone deaf she has eliminated 2 good singers and pick Lindsay, there is something wrong there. Maybe she is thinking with her breast's there is more there than in her head.