As if this season of NBC’s The Voice has not been controversial and heated, tonight was a culmination of it all. Drama, intrigue, betrayal, distrust, you name it, and Christina Aguilera seems to be in the middle of it all. The Voice’s coaches – Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green – have their finalists. After the top eight poured their hearts into an emotional night of performances, the teams of two faced one more elimination before next week’s finals. The coaches split 100 points between their two singers which, combined with America’s votes, would determine who would move on.
Then diva Christina gave Chris Mann and Lindsey Pavao each 50 points. “I really wanted America … to be the deciding factor in this case,” she said. But after the votes were revealed, opera singer Mann made the cut, while Pavao was sent packing.
“Both of you guys have improved so much and come into your own,” Adam Levine told Katrina Parker and Tony Lucca. But the coach gave Lucca an edge with 60 of the 100 points, which was enough to push him ahead to the finale.
Blake also split his points evenly between Erin Willett and Jermaine Paul, saying, “You’re looking at two of the best vocalists on the planet … I don’t want to be a part of this decision … it’s up to America now.” And America picked Jermaine.
Finally, Cee Lo said he wanted to be “honest, critical and fair” by giving Jamar Rogers 40 points and Juliet Simms 60 points. That was enough to make Juliet the only female singer left in the competition.
Next week, she’ll go up against Chris, Tony and Jermaine in the finals. And we know it’s about to get ugly!
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