Tensions were high as the contestants and their coaches faced the semifinal elimination round on The Voice Tuesday night. Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera seemed slightly relieved that their teams were no longer in the competition, while Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green beamed like proud papas.
Performances to Chew Up Time
Cassadee and Terry started the performances off with a peppy, bouncy version of “Little Talk” by Of Monsters and Men. It must be difficult to keep your focus on the performance when you’re worried about being sent home. This week, all four contestants fared well in the iTunes charts, but Trevin appeared to have the weakest iTunes performance, so if anything, he appeared to be on the edge.
The first of several performers from last season, former Team Cee-Lo rocker Juliet Simms, growled through her new single and wished the contestants well. Results shows are always packed with some time-chewing filler material, and tonight’s episode contained several uninformative interviews with the singers, who, surprisingly, all were nervous and all wanted to win. The interrogations take on a strangely beauty pageant-type vibe, even though there is no official judging of the responses. It still seems a little mean to make them answer trite questions when they are so nervous. And it’s mean to make anyone talk to ditsy, inconsequential Christina Milian.
Finally, the first safe contestant was announced. It looks like no trip home to Scotland this week for Terry McDermott!
Rae Lynn, Chris Mann, and More Goofy Interviews
Country cutie Rae Lynn also returned to perform her new single, “Boyfriend.” She would have stolen the show at the American Country Awards with her short, blue sparkly dress and catchy tune. She has an authentic country charm that is really undeniable, and her time spent touring with Blake Shelton has matured her talent — hopefully she will continue to be a success story The Voice can tell proudly.
Next, Chris Mann came back. Christina Aguilera’s opera singer contestant was my favorite from last season, and he delivered another flawless performance. You can’t turn on a holiday special without hearing something from his Christmas album, and he was still glowing from performing at the White House — it’s great to see him doing so well.
There was more good news for Blake as Cassadee was the next finalist announced. Not really much of a surprise, as she has been dominating the iTunes charts and performing so solidly.
Team Cee-Lo Green Takes the Stage
Trevin and Nicholas had one final duet together, on Mariah Carey’s “Heroes,” before finding out which one of them would be sent home. It was definitely an emotional moment to end the show, and the last finalist was Nicholas David! So, the iTunes charts accurately predicted the top three, and Trevin Hunte was sent home. With his talent and youth, Trevin is anything but a loser.