Last week Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine’s teams took to the stage and performed for a spot in the semifinals. After a week of voting and purchasing singles on iTunes, the results were in. First up to hear how his team fared was Cee Lo Green. Earning the most votes from the viewing public was Vicci Martinez. Definitely a no-brainer there. With the Thompson sisters, Nakia and Curtis Grimes left, Cee Lo hummed and hawed before saving Nakia. SHOCKER… not really. Green has had a big boy bond with Nakia since the beginning.
Next up was Adam Levine, who BTW was kinda of a douche tonight. He claimed to never had heard of two of the eight songs performed tonight. Levine went as far to say that one of the contestants sang it better than Adam Lambert. Out of line, dude… out of line. Any opportunity Levine can give a dig to American Idol, he’ll take it. Getting the free pass to the semis via the public vote was Javier Colon. Levine then, surprisingly, picks Casey Weston over Jeff Jenkins. Thank GOD!!! I was hoping he’d do that, but didn’t think he would.
With last week’s results now revealed, we now know the Top 8. Overall, I’m okay with the results. There isn’t one person I feel doesn’t deserve a spot there. Well done America and judges. Speaking of which, three of them took to the stage tonight. Shelton performed his current hit with his two ladies (Dia Frampton and Xenia), while Adam Levine reunited with his Maroon 5 bandmates to perform a duet with Christina Aguilera. It actually wasn’t half bad. Check out the the semifinal performances below and see who has the goods to advance to the finals.
Team Christina Aguilera
With two such powerful vocalists on her team, you’d think Christina would have the upper hand in the competition. Maybe on Idol, but not so much on “The Voice”. On this vocal competition show, it’s about tone and having a unique voice. I love Frenchie but her voice is nothing special and she proved it when Madonna’s backup singer (on the original track) out saaaaang her on the parts of the song. Beverly has the more unique voice and the public has already connected with her as evident by the public votes. Once again, she did a solid job, so I think Beverly is safe.
Song: Like A Prayer by Madonna
Song: The Thrill Is Gone by Roy Hawkins
Team Cee Lo Green
It’s obvious who Cee Lo wants in the finals *cough* Vicci Martinez. She got the pimp spot and some great production for her live performance. Plus, she got a wicked pompadour hairstyle this week. Based on tonight’s showing, I predict another win by Vicci in terms of the viewers. I also think she’ll get most of Cee Lo’s votes too. See you in the finals, girl.
Song: Whataya Want From Me by Adam Lambert
Song: Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
Team Blake Shelton
Blake was the only coach NOT to save his viewer votes winner for the second performance. Instead, he gave it to his precious Xenia. I’m not sure why, because Dia is killing it terms of iTunes sales. I predict, Frampton will move an impressive haul again with her R.E.M. cover. Once again, Xenia let her nerves get to her. She’s got a great tone, but limited in range and in confidence. Hopefully, Blake didn’t award her 99 out of his 100 votes to save this choking teen.
Song: Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Song: The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script
Team Adam Levine
By far, Adam had the strongest team tonight. Sure, Casey sounded a little goatish with her rendition of Dolly Parton’s ballad, but I loved it. If Javier didn’t have a huge following, established before the first show even aired, I’d give Casey a shot of making it to the finals. Unfortunately, the promos leading up to The Voice’s premiere heavily featured Javier, giving him a huge advantage. Too bad, Casey wasn’t on another team *cough* Aguilera’s.
Song: I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
Song: Fix You by Coldplay
1. Vicci Martinez
2. Dia Frampton
3. Javier Colon
4. Casey Weston
5. Beverly McClellan
7. Frenchie Davis
Once again, I got 3 out of 4 correct last week. I would’ve gotten four right, but thought Adam Levine would go for fan favorite Jeff Jenkins instead of the more talented Casey Weston. Surprisingly, Levine displayed good taste and picked Casey. Tomorrow’s results show will be tricky since we don’t know how the judges divided their respective 100 pts amongst their two team members. Based on performances, I’m hoping Javier Colon (Levine), Vicci Martinez (Green), Dia Frampton (Shelton) and Beverly McClellan (Aguilera) advance. Too bad, we couldn’t replace Aguilera’s spot and swap it for a second one to Levine. I really want Casey in the finals. She deserves it more than anyone on Xtina’s team.