It's a stacked night for The Voice elimination show. Not only will two people be sent home, setting the stage for next week's finale of three, but past winners and favorites will all take the stage.
The Voice Recap: The Final 5 Perform >>>
I predicted that the three singers
in the top 10 of iTunes by the close of voting -- Tessanne, Jacquie and Will -- would be the ones advancing tonight. Will I be eating my words? I'm not betting on it, but anything is possible. Cole and James weren't too far behind on the charts. It would've been far more interesting if they all made it into the top 10 somehow.
But back to tonight's show.
The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery will perform, as will fan faves the Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel. I'm most excited to see Michelle as I haven't heard any of her post-Voice songs. Who are you looking forward to returning to The Voice stage?
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The Swon Brothers ("Later On")
Watching the Swons makes me realize something about this season. They were quite humorous during their confessional sessions -- they had a lot of personality. There's really no one I can think of from this season who made me fall in love with their personality. Do you agree/disagree?
A bit of nostalgia might have something to do with it, but I'm really digging this song (never heard of it before). Carson informs us the brothers have signed on with Sony, and they're working on an album. As he did last season, Colton steals a little bit of the spotlight from Zach, although Zach does step out in front of the microphone.
The Voice Confessional
This is an amusing segment as the gang go through the "12 Days of Christmas," but Tessanne doesn't know things like partridge or what maids milk. Adam doesn't know any of the words ... and of course leaves it to Christina to show off her runs in the final verse.
The Results, Part 1
Carson's changing it up as he's announcing the first artist who had one of the two lowest votes.
The first artist eliminated is ... James Wolpert. That is not surprising, but I'm still sad, especially when thinking that he could've had better song choices.
Michelle Chamuel ("Go Down Singing")
It's nice to see Michelle is exactly the same as I remember her, but I wish Usher were in the audience. I love her, but I have to say I've heard her better. However, I like the message behind the song and, of course, she's pretty much mesmerizing as a performer.
Wow, that's quite the hug with Carson! They missed each other. It's so sweet that she still keeps in touch with Usher. Apparently, she was performing with the USC band. Her album is coming out in 2014.
The Results, Part 2
After Jacquie goes on about how Christina has helped figure out what kind of artist she wants to be, we're on to who's into the finale.
The first finalist is ... Tessanne Chin! Obviously.
Cassadee Pope ("I Wish I Could Break Your Heart")
She sounds great, fitting in that angry country/pop genre. Can she actually do anything else? Blake and Carson present her with a plaque for her first gold single "Wasting All These Tears." Is she the top-selling Voice contestant?
Danielle Bradbery ("Never Like This")
I'm glad she's not singing some super peppy, upbeat song. But this one is a bit of a snoozer.
Blake doesn't even know the name of the song, calling it "Heart of Dixie," which is a song on her album of the same name.
The Results, Part 3
America votes in as a finalist ... Jacquie Lee! Also not a surprise.
The Results, Part 4
It's down to Cole and Will. Cole talks about not wanting to bring down Blake's legacy on the show -- wow, that's really sad, putting it all on his shoulders and it kinda makes me want him in it.
The final singer advancing to the finale is ... Will Champlin! That means Cole Vosbury has been eliminated.
I'm not surprised because it turned out the results fell in line with iTunes. This sets up a Team Adam vs. Team Christina finale. Adam has a 66.66 percent chance of winning for the first time since season 1. And it also means Blake has finally been dethroned.
Come back next week for the final night of performances!
The Voice airs Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 9pm on NBC.