'The Voice': Who are the final eight?
Posted November 20, 2012
How does host Carson Daly navigate a hectic show and project his voice above the screaming Voice audience members? "TRL. I'm used to it," he said on Tuesday's live results show.
Throughout the hour, Carson guided us through performances, a Twitter contest, interviews with the coaches, pretaped video segments and slow reveals of the artists deemed "safe." The highlights:
The show opened, yet again, with a song from Christina Aguilera's new album Lotus. For Let There Be Love, she was joined by Dez Duron and Sylvia Yacoub from her team.
The coaches and Top 10 singers were featured in a pre-taped Voice confessional, where they told embarrassing things about themselves and others. Of note: CeeLo Green owns about a hundred pairs of sunglasses and Adam Levine has a tattoo that says "Mom" because his mom approved of his body art.
Then, two artists advanced: Team CeeLo's Nicholas David and Team Blake's Cassadee Pope, whose rendition of Over You, co-written by her coach, "knocked Gangnam Style off the No. 1 spot on iTunes," said Carson.
Next, another performance: Cassadee got to celebrate making the top eight by joining fellow contestant Cody Belew onstage with Rascal Flatts for Changed. This country thing seems to be working out for Cassadee, whom the audience loved.
More saved singers: Team CeeLo's Cody and Team Christina's Dez Duron. And a song: Adam, on guitar, performed Crazy Little Thing Called Love with his team.
Another saved singer: Team Adam's Melanie Martinez, who was in the bottom the past two weeks.
Some Twitter interaction: Should Team Blake and Team Christina sing Hit Me With Your Best Shot (#VoiceBestShot) or I Want You To Want Me (#VoiceWantMe)? The hashtag calculators determined Best Shot won, and so it was performed.
America saved another singer: Team Blake's Terry McDermott.
It was down to four: Team Christina's Sylvia Yacoub, Team Adam's Bryan Keith and Amanda Brown, and Team CeeLo's Trevin Hunte.
Carson called Sylvia's name, to ask her a question. For a moment, the poor girl thought she had advanced. Not the case. The final singer through: Amanda.
Gone: Sylvia and Bryan.
Monday, the top eight take the stage for your votes (8 ET/PT, NBC).
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