‘The Voice’: Judith Hill Makes Surprising Exit, Sheryl Crow Performs “Easy”

May 29th, 2013 // 4 Comments
Sheryl Gets Some Extra Voices On Her New Song
sheryl crow easy the voice May 2013

Watch out Adam Levine: someone is out to replace you in the epic bromance with Blake Shelton, and that person’s name is Usher. The R&B Voice coach will join the lineup of mostly country acts performing in Healing The Heartland, Shelton’s Wednesday night relief benefit concert for his home state of Oklahoma. Not on the roster? Adam Levine or Shakira. Consider the alliances for the rest of the season drawn.

All four coaches are nervous during Tuesday night’s result show on The Voice, particularly Shakira and Usher, who are each down to one contestant. Shakira notes how much harder coaching is than she thought it would be, and says of her remaining contestant, Sasha Allen, “If she’s sent home tonight, it’s because her coach made a mistake.”

Usher, all in for his final performer, dons his Michelle Chamuel glasses for a second night in a row. “She has been an incredible example of what it is to believe in yourself, put love first and find that inner voice,” he says of his artist.

Will Usher’s glasses help propel Michelle to the Top 6? It’s just about time to find out. But first, some performances!

Mentor and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow performs “Easy” with Team Blake’s The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery and Holly Tucker to start off the night. Give due credit to Sheryl Crow: the woman still pulls off leather leggings while not just wearing — but also playing — a guitar. It’s the gold standard.

Judith Hill and Michelle Chamuel shift the tone to some electric dance music with Calvin Harris and Florence Welch‘s “Sweet Nothing.” Even though there is a gratuitous amount of glow sticks waving in the audience, the sound levels are off, and it’s not the vocal quality either have delivered in past performances. But…yay glow sticks.

Sasha Allen and The Swon Brothers perform Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Shakira looks to be having an “A ha!” moment while she’s watching: don’t be surprised if Sasha Allen is assigned a country song next week.

Sarah Simmons and Danielle Bradbery team up for Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years,” and the audience gets new glow sticks for the occasion. It’s a stark contrast when the contestant who emotes endlessly sings next to the one who struggles with anything other than a smile, but not as stark as the contrast between the timing of the background track and the performers onstage.

Amber Carrington and Holly Tucker bring in some old school country with Reba McEntire‘s “Does he Love You.” It’s a real Battle Of The Bangs between the two country powerhouses, though the edge goes to Amber for pairing her hair fringe with what appears to be ostrich fringe on her shirt.

In non-performance news, Christina Milian joins the Michelle Chamuel army. The glasses make no notable difference in her IQ, as demonstrated by an awkward interview with Michelle’s mom. Nick Cannon continues the embarrassing downward spiral that is his career, starring in a Coming To America-themed America’s Got Talent promo. At least he’s got Mariah Carey. The Voice confessional reveals that Michelle’s guilty pleasure is snacking on lettuce, and Shakira’s feet are always dirty. File all of that in the dark and scary section of your brain, because it’s time to move on to results!

Going on to the Final 6!
Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and The Swon Brothers
Team Shakira: Sasha Allen (Causing an adorable freak out from Shakira that ends in her removing her Louboutins)
Team Adam: Amber Carrington
Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel

Going on job interviews!
Team Adam: Sarah Simmons and Judith HIll

Ouch! Rough night for Adam Levine, who went from a solid three to a lonely one contestant. The mic catches him lamenting, “I hate this country” as the final results are read, which certainly won’t help his team’s popularity in the fly-overs.

On the other end of the spectrum, what a night for Blake Shelton, who keeps all three of his country acts! Can you even imagine the trash-talking that will ensue next week?

So what do you think? Did the right contestants make it through?


  1. Ray

    America, or should I say the Voice watching public got it wrong. Judith Hill is easily the most talented and artistic of all the contestant. She gave a masterful performance Monday night. However,having said all this, contests like this, are adjudicated by rank amatures, but they are the buying public. Right or wrong, and as much as it kills me to say so, they got it right for themselves. And if enough of those choose that way, their way is selected. What I find objectionable are the few haters out there that make it their cause to bring down highly gifted people because they feel they have too much of an advantage or experience. The contestants are selected and presented by the Voice and are faultless unless they somehow lied about themselves. What I have observed in blogs is the hate they display for someone they feel has an unfair advantage. Judith Hill, was too polished and professional. This is sad because they are not rating the talent, they are displaying simple prejudice. The derogatory statements I read about Judith Hill’s ethnicity also made me cringe. But in the final analyst, life is not fair, it is just what it is. So to Judith Hill, I have this to say, you are a remarkable talent and you will do great, thank you for your great performances and a wonderful run.

  2. Sandra

    I love watching the Voice but I hate the eliminations. I honestly don’t understand how Sarah and Judith could get voted off but Amber could stay. Amber can’t match the raw vocal talent of Judith and Sarah. Also, this pattern isn’t new. Consistently, the wrong people have stayed and the people who honestly deserve to go further are voted off.

  3. Judith Hill sang back-up for Michael Jackson. She shouldn’t have been on the show.

  4. JimmyMackey

    Yes, it WAS a rough night for Adam, and he takes this show and competition seriously. He’s been on it consistently with Blake and he’s in it to win it! I love watching The Voice, but it is so difficult when I work long hours at my job at DISH. My DISH Hopper whole home DVR helps me watch more TV now though because I watch in the morning, while I’m getting ready for work. I press pause in the bedroom, then continue where I left off by watching in the living room or kitchen. That way I don’t miss a thing, while maximizing the opportunities I have to watch TV.

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