'The Voice' Recap: Christina & Blake Send 2 Contestants Packing

Mon, April 16, 2012 10:56pm EST by 220 Comments

Do you think the right contestants were sent home? Read our full recap & tell us!

The Voice‘s live shows continued April 16 — but with a twist! Both Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton had to eliminate one member from each of their teams at the end of the night even before America even got a chance to vote.

Raelynn, the crown jewel of Blake’s team, opened the show and was once again impressive; She’s definitely the one to beat. Then Erin Willet took on Adele, but didn’t quite hit it out of the park. This was the second time someone took on the Grammy Award-winning singer, and I have to say I think her songs should be banned. They sound completely off when someone else sings them. Fortunately, Jermaine Paul closed out the performances for Team Blake, and he was definitely my favorite of the night.

From Christina’s team, Jesse Campbell took the stage first. He was followed by Ashley De La Rosa, who unfortunately wasn’t any better than the week before. The coaches thought she did a good job, but I found her performance to be a bit forgettable. Lindsey Pavao took on Katy Perry, and while she tried to make the song a bit more rock, the performance totally died out in the verses and her pitch was off. This was something Adam Levine pointed out, but didn’t want to criticize, since he has his pitch problems of his own. Chris Mann was the last of the night, but like Adam, I felt his performance of “Viva La Vida,” was odd.

Christina took the stage with her and her team for her first group performance this season, and although she looked a bit stiff in her leotard and heels, the performance was decent. She also had male strippers surround Blake and throw dollar bills at him, which was amazing after several episodes of hearing him complain about the male dancers on stage with the female contestants. The night also included a performance by Team Blake, as well as a song by Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa.

When it finally came down to elimination time the options weren’t as hard, but they were definitely shocking. Christina sent fan-favorite Jesse home, which I still don’t understand, and Blake sent Jordis Unga packing. Tomorrow night, two more will be eliminated and two will remain on each team.

Do you think Jesse and Jordis were the right contestants to go? Drop a comment with your thoughts on tonight’s shocking eliminations!

— Milly Contreras

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Posted at 8:58 PM on August 24, 2012  

christina must be felt so in doubt, and she’s getting much weird after she took off jesse of the show.
she’s untalented star, and that’s why she can’t see what pure skill like jesse’s is

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Posted at 4:56 AM on August 5, 2012  

Watching The Voice US which is currently airing in Australia, I’d like to say a big boo to Christina for booting off Jesse. What a talent Jesse is! And what a bad move to eliminate your best competitor Christina!

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Posted at 6:45 PM on April 21, 2012  

I feel the way the other’s do. It was a pleasure to wait for his performances. Christina really screwed the show up. She wanted to make him into another beat box star and that is not who he is. At least anyone that auditions for this show now knows that if you get picked for the blind auditions if you have any individuality DO NOT pick Christina’s team.

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Posted at 5:58 PM on April 21, 2012  

Christina definitely did not get it right! Why not change the name of the show to “The Most Improved Voice”! She sent home one of the most dynamic, if not THE most dynamic voice on the show, namely Jesse Campbell! I wish him bigger and better things! After all, Jennifer Hudson was sent home from American Idol and look what happened for her! Onward and upward Jesse! Christina, get over yourself!

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Posted at 2:13 AM on April 20, 2012  

Jesse has the best “VOICE”. How can you trust Christina to decide for America???? She should not be coaching. They should pull her off the show. Duh, this show isn’t called “THE VOICE” for nothing. We want Jesse back in the show again!!!!

Christina is a total idiot!!!! Don’t even know what “THE VOICE” is all about, and be a coach, make me laugh…

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Sallie Jenkins

Posted at 10:05 AM on April 19, 2012  

I think Christina is an idiot. Not only that, I think she has gained to much weight to try to perform in that type of attire. In addition, I think the rest of her team bites.

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Posted at 2:21 AM on April 19, 2012  

It has to be American’s choice not her’s. I am not going to WATCH that show!!!

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Posted at 10:32 PM on April 18, 2012  

Why would Christina g fet rid of her best Singer. And look who she kept….dumb she sucks!!!!

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Posted at 5:13 PM on April 18, 2012  

NEVER WATCHING THE VOICE AGAIN!!!!! Christina is nothing but a stripper-like fake who clearly doesn’t know what the voice means

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Posted at 5:05 PM on April 18, 2012  

Wow. That was my exact reaction aside from having my jaw drop. Honestly Jesse was Christina’s only hope of winning the voice and I’m pretty sure she just threw away her chances of not getting last… again. And wth was that stripper outfit she was wearing? How old is she again?

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Posted at 4:58 PM on April 18, 2012  

Ultimately it should have been the public’s choice. What were the producers thinking? She will go the same way Nicole Scherzinger went. Right off the Xfactor. So the real loser here will be Christina.
She took so much time choosing her “team” then boots the best singer she had. STUPID!

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Posted at 12:14 PM on April 18, 2012  

I think Christina has lost her mind or has taken too many diet pills. She sent home the favorite in the competition and the best Voice!!!! I have lost interest in this show – sending home Jesse Campbell was weird. If she stays on the show no great singer will ever choose her, and if they do they better be prepared to kiss her feet or she will cut them. I saw a survey last week where 43% of the people thought Jesse was the best on the show – no one else had more than 15% and most had 2 or 3%.

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