'The Voice' top 10 results: An unexpected exit
Team Christina and Team Adam get smaller
By John Kubicek
Tonight has the potential to be a very shocking evening for "The Voice." The top 10 delivered some truly amazing performances Monday night, and finding two singers who deserve to go home is nearly impossible.
So what does "The Voice" have in store? I'm predicting Melanie Martinez and Sylvia Yacoub as the two singers going home. Although I do think there's a chance that Carson Daly might pardon the turkeys, so to speak, and keep everyone safe to celebrate the holidays. After all, since two singers are supposed to go every week and the finale is December 18, that would mean only two singers in the finale instead of four.
This is "The Voice"!
Carson Daly lets us know that Cassadee Pope and Melanie Martinez hit the iTunes Top 10, so both of their iTunes vote totals were multiplied by 10. I'm already doubting my Melanie prediction.
"Let There Be Love" by Team Xtina
Oh great, another song from Christina Aguilera's new album. By the end of the season I'm sure we'll have heard the whole damn thing. I'm so excited for Season 4 to get here already, so Xtina won't be pimping her album every episode. There is a cute bit, however, when Xtina starts singing, and then Dez Duron and Sylvia Yacoub are sitting in Xtina's red chair and push the button to turn around and join her.
To continue the massive social media marketing of "The Voice," there's a new segment in which Twitter determines which song will be performed on this night. Either Team Blake and Team Xtina will take on Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," or Team Adam and Team Cee Lo will do Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me." Since I am officially rooting against Xtina in every way imaginable, I'll take the latter.
Carson chats with the coaches, and he drops a "TRL" reference. Wow, between that and the way he impersonated Nicholas David's voice last night, I'm starting to love Carson Daly like it's the '90s all over again. Xtina then goes off on a 10-minute rant about how amazing her team is. Carson thanks Blake for the fact that Cassadee's song hit No. 1 on iTunes, beating Psy's "Gangnam Style." Yeah, "Gangnam Style" is so over. So naturally, "Glee" will be covering it next week.
Results: Part 1
The first singer safe is ... Nicholas David!
The second singer safe is ... Cassadee Pope!
My nightmare of continuing to have to watch Nicholas is still a reality. But there are no surprises here. Although part of me thinks Nicholas being the first person to get saved means there's a chance both of Cee Lo Green's other singers could go home.
"Changed" by Rascal Flatts featuring Cassadee Pope and Cody Belew
I'm not really into country music, so these guests are starting to grow old for me. "The X Factor" gets One Direction and Taylor Swift, and "The Voice" gets Rascal Flatts? On the bright side, it helps Blake Shelton's quest to morph Cassadee into a country artist.
Results: Part 2
The third singer safe is ... Dez Duron!
The fourth singer safe is ... Cody Belew!
Hooray for the hot guys! Dez was a no-brainer, but I'm stoked about Cody since his was a very out-there performance. But now what? Will Melanie's iTunes votes not matter? Is Trevin Hunte actually in real danger now? And I'm pretty sure not even God could save Sylvia at this point.
It's time for some awkward interviewing by Christina Milian! Rascal Flatts claim that they met Blake while in rehab. Nicholas David is still terrible at being interviewed.
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Team Adam
Here's why these team performances are a terrible idea: Adam Levine is a rock star; Amanda Brown has a rich, soulful diva voice; Bryan Keith is a Sinatra-esque crooner; and Melanie Martinez is quirky and weird. Those four styles don't mesh well at all. Also, I'm so tired of Adam Levine always making everyone wear the same color T-shirt and pants for performances. It's annoying. Carson scores more awesomeness points by thanking Adam's "hunky tattoos."
Results: Part 3
The fifth singer safe is ... Melanie Martinez!
So I guess iTunes really does matter. Now all the coaches and singers have incentive to pick hip, cool songs that people will want to download on iTunes to crack the Top 10 and get the 10-x advantage. Next week we'll get "Gangnam Style." Now, we're gonna have some insane eliminations tonight.
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" by Team Blake and Team Xtina
I don't like Xtina winning anything, but Cassadee and Sylvia go well together, and Dez and Terry are great for this song. It's definitely not as bad as the Team Adam performance.
Results: Part 4
The sixth singer safe is ... Terry McDermott!
That's nice, but why is Amanda Brown still in danger? She had better not be going home.
The seventh singer safe is ... Trevin Hunte!
The eighth singer safe is ... Amanda Brown!
Sylvia Yacoub and Bryan Keith are eliminated!
Wow. I predicted Sylvia, but I'm stunned Bryan is gone. I guess his song really was just too boring, especially since it came in between Cody's amazing performance and Amanda's impeccable vocal. Also, no one cares about Hurricane Sandy anymore.
So now Xtina is basically saying "Help me, Dez Duron, you're my only hope." And Cee Lo Green is still sitting pretty with all three of his singers.
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
John Kubicek is a little too interested in entertaining himself with his sarcastic comments than giving a fair review of The Voice. I picture him as a young punk-**** so impressed with himself and his ability to make any smart-**** comment he wants with little thought behind it. MSN get a new writer who is open minded about all types of music, who doesn't make insensitive, insulting comments just for his own amusement, and who knows how to write a good review! He should apologize to readers from New York/New Jersey, etc who read his comments about Hurricane Sandy. And I think Nicholas David is great - he's more interesting than Sylvia Yacoub - that's why she's gone.
Can't believe that Melanie made it thru...yeck! I figure it must be the votes of pre teen girls that are keeping her there, the same way no talent Taylor Swift has gotten to the top of the charts.
Please let a singer with a real voice win.
A little too opinionated for my taste...What's wrong with Christina?? She has an amazing voice. Really, all of the coaches have true talent. Which makes this show so much better than the X Factor (it just seems fake and like the coaches really don't know about or care about their contestants).
Anyway, I am glad that Sylvia & Bryan are gone. Amanda Brown is next I hope. I really feel like Trevin has amazing vocals, a very wide range. Melanie is definitely different and refreshing, she has an amazing and unique take on songs and she plays several instruments. Dev has talent and I think he will go far, but I do not think that he is the most unique or widely ranged, but he could definitely sell records. I hated Cassadee until she did Blake's song, which brought me to tears! She should try country music, it fits her voice much better. Cody isn't impressing me. He can sing, but I don't predict him as the winner. His talent is not as great as others. Nicholas has a unique voice which I love to hear, but I don't see him winning the competition either. And Terry is kick **** of course, but I don't see him winning either.
I think that if it is up to America, the winner will be Melanie, Trevin, or Dez. I see them as the truest and most popular contestants. I voted for all of the top 8, except Amanda & Cody. I just hope that all of these who are left land some type of music careers after, because I would love to continue to listen to them!! :]
haha - whoever writes this is hilarious - i missed the show kast night but this recap is priceless
VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH AMERICA'S VOTE! THEY SENT HOME TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL VOICES OF THE COMPETITION. IN MY OPINION THE ONES WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED WAS DEZ AND THE OTHER ONE THAT LOOK ALIKE... GRRRR VERYYY DISAPPOINTED!!!! BRYAN KEITH AND SYLVIA HAVE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICES! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AMERICAN VOTERS!
I AM SURE THEY VOTED FOR THE OTHER ONES JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR LOOKS! SO SAD REALLY! VOTERS PLEASE NEXT TIME CHECK BEYOND THE SEX APPEAL OF THE ARTIST BC MAYBE THANKS TO YOU A BRILLIANT ARTIST MAY LOOSE THE CHANCE TO BRIGHT.
After Nicholas David's performance, Blake commented that he didn't know why but it was like watching a classic rock performance. I know why... Nicholas David looks and sounds like he just stepped off stage with the Allman Brothers.
Long '70s hair? Check...
Scraggly beard? Check...
Blues sound? Check...
This article was for the most part hysterical to read. Almost everything I agree with. The thing with Nicholas is, he actually represents what "the voice" is about (in my own opinion). He keeps getting through because he's got a good voice. I'm getting tired of seeing him sing the same types of songs though. He bores me. I liked Sylvia, suprised she went home. I wasn't a Cassadee fan until she sang Blake's song, now I don't mind her half as much. I LOVE Cody! I was thrilled when he was saved! I really liked Bryan until his last performance. I think Melanie can do more, Christina never really has anything nice to say to her after she sings! Love Terry, love Amanda. Loved the mohawk girl, I cant remember her name, I want to say McKenzie but that was the boy.
Oh and I was affected by Sandy so yes that comment was insensitive, you shouldnt have written that!