Oklahoma native Blake Shelton and his wife, Miranda Lambert, start Tuesday’s episode of The Voice on a somber note. The two sing a moving duet of Shelton’s hit “Over You,” and dedicate the performance to the tornado victims in his home state. As with all of the live performances during the show in this episode, information on how viewers can donate to the disaster relief effort (redcross.org or 1-800-HELP-NOW) is featured at the bottom of the screen. It’s a classy moment for the show, and for the country coach…
…only to be brought back down to the usual Voice level when Blake describes his feelings about the results show with “Ulcers. Nausea. Diarrhea.” Moving on.
Blake Shelton isn’t the only coach nervous for his team during Tuesday night’s results show. Usher, typically confident, sounds a little shaky about his team’s chances. “I’m nervous, and I’m never nervous,” he says.
Adam Levine and Shakira, on the other hand, are cool as whatever sort of exotic sorbet Shakira is into this week. Adam says, with no hesitation, “I think we’re going to be alright. You never know, but I couldn’t be more confident.”
Shakira, who’s hair gets bigger every episode (bow down), says that her contestant, Sasha Allen, had the performance of the night on Monday. Maybe her hair is so big because it’s full of the secret results.
As the final 10 must wait a full inhumane hour for Carson Daly to announce their fate, there is plenty of time for team performances, a super awkward Fast And The Furious 99 (or whatever number they’re on) promotion, and Shakira with feet behind her head!
Shakira joins her two remaining team mates, Sasha Allen and Kris Thomas, to sing The Pretenders‘ “I’ll Stand by You.” Her sparkly dominatrix boots contrast with the sweet performance, and it’s a lovely trio.
Speaking of trios, Carson Daly, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez win the Most Awkward Trio To Ever Promote A Movie award! There are a lot of dead pauses every time Fast And The Furious 6 is mentioned before the audience realizes they are supposed to cheer, and this is a group that claps along to just about anything. Even when the indoor-sunglasses-wearing Diesel invites the entire audience to Tuesday’s premiere, the screams pale in comparison to last night’s Josiah Hawley mania. Now if Usher had instead just performed his “Rest Of My Life” single from the soundtrack, they could have avoided this whole mess.
If you missed The Voice confessional, which is typically just filler that warrants a fast forward, at least catch the last moment, where Shakira demonstrates her ability to put her feet behind her head. Is there anything this woman can’t do!?
Team Blake (Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and The Swon Brothers) perform Alabama‘s “Mountain Music,” thus furthering Blake’s grand plan of a country takeover of The Voice. Whatever genre they’re singing, Blake has a talented team yet again this season.
Usher and his two remaining teammates, Michelle Chamuel and the super handsome Josiah Hawley, perform Dusty Springfield‘s “The Look Of Love.” It feels like Burt Bacharach is about to come up through a trap door in the stage, but all we get are a couple of extras at tables that are presumably there to set a lounge club vibe for Team Ursh.
Team Adam’s Judith Hill, Sarah Simmons and Amber Carrington perform The Kiki Dee Band‘s “I’ve Got The Music In Me.” All three ladies can really belt it out solo, and together they’re an tremendous force.
Though Carson draws out the final results to the bitter end, he can’t avoid sending two contestants home forever. Take a look at who are on their way to the final eight, and who are raiding their dressing rooms for all of the complimentary Starbucks Via packets as we speak:
Moving on up!
Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and the Swon Brothers
Team Adam: Judith Hill, Amber Carrington and Sarah Simmons
Team Shakira: Sasha Allen
Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel
There’s always wedding singing!
Team Shakira: Kris Thomas
Team Usher: Josiah Hawley
It’s not faring well for new coaches Shakira and Usher, who are each down to one finalist in this race as The Voice moves on to the final eight. Usher couldn’t even keep his model-handsome contestant in the race past the Top 10 (RIP, Josiah. No one would fault you if you went back to modeling.)! Either Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are just that good, or the new coaches hit some speed bumps along the way with their song choices. Can we get Cee Lo and Xtina on to mentor the coaches?
Do either of Shakira and Usher’s remaining contestants, Sasha Allen and Michelle Chamuel, have what it takes to make it to the finals, or will the two newbie coaches be kicking back early this season? Let us know your thoughts below!