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‘The Voice’ Recap: A Surprising Elimination Reveals Top 4

Tue, December 4, 2012 9:53pm EDT by Billy Nilles 14 Comments
The Voice Eliminations
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Two more singing hopefuls got the axe this week as season three of ‘The Voice’ begins its sprint to the finish line! Did the right two get sent home?

The Voice is nearing the end of its season, which means every elimination from tonight on is going to be a difficult one. As the top four were revealed, one more coach joined Christina Aguilera in the losers category with no contestants left in the game!

The Music

Amanda Brown joined Ne-Yo on his new single “Let Me Love You”. I actively dislike Ne-Yo and his whole “whining-as-singing” shtick, but this performance was fun. Amanda sounded great and seemed to be having a total blast, so that’s all that matters to me.

Terry McDermott and Trevin Hunte teamed up on “Feel Again”. Trevin sounded super shaky when he began the song, and the duo had an odd chemistry on stage, but it sounded alright, I guess. The ending was nice. Yawn.

Amanda and Cassadee Pope took on Kelly Clarkson‘s “Breakaway,” which was a bit better than Terry and Trevin’s outing. It was still a bit listless, though. Am I just cranky and tired? Maybe. Either way, the girls sounded good. It was just a little “meh”.

Matchbox 20 were helped out by Trevin and Nicholas David on their new single “Overjoyed”. This performance was so weird, as Nick and Trevin weren’t really given much to do except become backup signers to Rob Thomas. It was another downbeat song, making this episode feel much longer than it had any right to.

Nicholas and Melanie Martinez teamed up for “Criminal,” Fiona Apple‘s magnum opus. This performance was everything I hoped it would be. It was cool, sexy, and a little bit dangerous. These two voices worked so well together on this song. It was just so very, very good.

The Results

-The first artist safe: Terry. Seeing as how I did not include Terry on my Top Four wish list, I felt pretty foolish.

-The second artist safe: Trevin. While I did predict Trevin, this means that at least one singer I hoped for didn’t make the cut. Boo.

-The third artist safe: Cassadee. This was a no-brainer. Was anyone worried she wouldn’t make it through?

-The first artist to go home: Melanie. This didn’t come as too much of a surprise, and Melanie handled her elimination with true grace. I hope we see a lot more of her in the future.

-The final artist safe: Nicholas. Man, this was a tough one. I was personally rooting for Amanda, but knew that Nick deserved to be there just as much. Poor Adam Levine now joins Christina with nothing to do for the remainder of the season!

Did the right two people go home tonight, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy with the top four? Let me know in the comments below!

— Billy Nilles

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