doing things differently this week. Only one singer is going home,
meaning we'll have a threeway battle for the championship next week.
Saying goodbye to only one singer means Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton
will both have a chance to become the winning coach of season 3.
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The pressure is on, although I'm not sure if it's going to be that much of a shock. By my count, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David all had their songs hit the Top 10 on iTunes, meaning their iTunes votes will be multiplied by 10. But I don't think Trevin Hunte made it, making him the odd man out. I'm 95 percent certain Trevin is going home
So instead let's focus on other things, like the hope of Adam Levine wearing another suit. We also get performances by season 2 alums Chris Mann, Juliet Simms and RaeLynn.
I'm also hoping Cassadee does a duet with Trevin so the Pope Duet Curse can continue. During the Top 8 results show Cassadee sang a duet with Dez Duron, and he got eliminated. Last week she did a duet with Amanda Brown and she got eliminated. Cassadee is like the black widow of The Voice
This is The Voice
: Xtina has pink streaks in her hair. Adam is, thankfully, in another suit, looking very GQ.
Carson explains the iTunes is only one of five voting methods, which I assume is a defesne against those of us throwing out Top 10 conspiracy theories
. He claims all of the songs dominated the charts, but I think he's being generous with the word "all."Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott: "Little Talks" by Of Monsters of Men
Uh oh, Terry is singing a duet with Cassadee, does that mean he's going home? I doubt it, but I'm prone to paranoia. I have to admit I have no idea who this band is (they're Icelandic, which instantly makes them kinda awesome), but the song rocks and it's great for both of their voices. We get Cassadee's emotion and it's the most Scottish Terry has been all season. I kind of wish there were only two people going to the finale and it was these two.
"Wild Child" by Juliet Simms
Carson overemphasizes the last "S" on her name, making it sound like Juliet Simmz. What's up with that, Carson? Even more confusing is her silly outfit with a leotard and cape and the background singers who sing about a million, billion, trillion, gazillion something or others. I'm no musical expert, but this is a bad song.RESULTS, PART 1The first singer in the finale is...Terry McDermott!
Hooray, the Pope Duet Curse is broken! I hope this means we'll get to see more of his adorable son building gingerbread houses next week."Boyfriend" by RaeLynn
Wait, is Juliette Barnes from Nashville
a real person? I'm digging this song, which is all about a girl who wants to steal another girl's boyfriend. Her Southern drawl is way too thick for my liking and it sounds pretty annoying at times. She's an adorable spitfire, but she doesn't answer Carson's question about who's boyfriend she's trying to steal. If the answer is Taylor Swift, all she needs to do is wait for Taylor to dump Harry Styles or whoever she's dating now. I'm sure it will happen as soon as Taylor needs to write a new album.The Voice Confessional
The question is: Who from the show would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?
Carson Daly wins by saying that he'd bring Adam Levine because, "He's a man, but he's pretty like a woman." Seriously, nothing else that was said in this segment warrants any attention after that gem."Roads" by Chris Mann
Hey, Josh Groban got a haircut! I'm sure plenty of people love this kind of bold, inspirational power ballad, but there's no room on my iPod for such things.RESULTS, PART 2The second singer in the finale is...Cassadee Pope!
And Team Blake wins again. I also just got a message from my future self. It says, "Congrats, Cassadee, on being the first female winner of The Voice
."Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte: "Hero" by Mariah Carey
This just seems cruel to make these two guys sing together knowing one is about to go home. It's also cruel to make Nicholas sing a Mariah Carey song with Trevin. That's like me playing a game of H-O-R-S-E with LeBron.FINAL RESULTSThe third singer in the finale is...Nicholas David!Trevin Hunte is eliminated!
No real surprises there. Trevin was in a downward spiral for a long time and Nicholas just blew him out of the water last night.
The best part is that the end credits literally started rolling before Carson even announced who was eliminated. C'mon, The Voice
, I know you wanna keep people glued to their seats until the very end, but they're really pushing it. And no matter how late you drag it out, after one sampling, there's no way I'm gonna waste another hour watching Howie Mandel's super-boring Take It All
six-night holiday event, especially since the ending, which is billed as some incredibly tense, groundbreaking new format, is a direct rip=off of the GSN show Friend or Foe
Now the question is: Does Nicholas David have a chance to win? Or will one of Team Blake's two singers make him a repeat winning coach? Since my future self already told me Cassadee is gonna win, I'm a bit biased.
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