The Voice Semifinal Results: Did the Right Four Singers Advance to the Finale?

According to host Carson Daly, The Voice has put us through a nine-week journey of “blood, sweat, and tears.” And after tonight’s Semifinal results show, we can also add to the list of mile markers a George Michael musical mashup, massive quantities of tears, a peculiar little poem by Cee Lo, a raggedy pink and white braid of Christina Aguilera’s, the world’s most touching private jet ride (courtesy of Blake Shelton), and Adam Levine’s own surprisingly frank admission that if he’d been a contestant on the show, he probably wouldn’t have won.

As a whole, the telecast packed about 60 seconds of results into 60 minutes of airtime, but at least the eight semifinalists sounded pretty darn melodious on a hot little hybrid of “Freedom 90” and “Faith” (oh, that Xtina had assigned the former track as Frenchie Davis’ semifinal number!). When that performance ended, Mr. Daly got down to the business of announcing which four contestants — one representing each of the show’s vocal coaches — would advance to the finale. The decision was based on an equal combination of coaches’ scores and viewer votes. (Each coach was assigned 100 points to divvy up to his or her two contestants however they saw fit; viewer votes — mathematically calculated to a number also totaling 100 — were then added to the coaches’ scores for a final number.)

‘The Voice’ Performance Night Recap: Semi-Sweet Smell of Success

Here’s how it all played out:

Team Cee Lo
Vicci Martinez defeats Nakia: 124 points to 76 points (Cee Lo split: 49-51)
Prior to finding out which of his team members would go to the finale, Cee Lo read a rambling poem calling his semifinalists “supernatural” and “extraordinary,” and ending with a rallying cry behind the Team Cee Lo colors: “Red till I’m dead.”

Team Adam
Javier Colon defeats Casey Weston: 138 to 62 (Adam’s point split: 65-35)
“I had to advance him,” Adam said of Javier, citing the affable dad’s long history of near misses in the music business.

Team Blake
Dia Frampton defeats Xenia: 106 to 94 (Adam’s point split: 50-50)
The Voice cameras followed along as Blake took both of his team members via private jet to his concert in Cincinnati — where he allowed them to share the stage on a rendition of “Honeybee.” “I love ’em, and you can’t put a number on that,” Blake said of his decision to do a 50-50 split on his votes for Dia and Xenia.

Team Xtina
Beverly McClellan defeats Frenchie Davis: 107 to 93 (Xtina’s point split: 50-50)
“How can you judge apples to oranges?” the bizarrely styled Xtina asked after it was revealed that she, too, had divvied her votes 50-50.

What did you think of The Voice semifinal results? Did the right contestants advance? Is there someone whose absence from the final four still stings (like, for random example, Rebecca Loebe)? Sound off in the comments, and for all my reality recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

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  1. Sarah says:

    In yesterday’s poll on the favorite performances the top 4 were the same top 4 that advanced today, so good job TV readers. I could have gone with either Vicci or Nakia but other than that great choices.

    • Sam says:

      Very true indeed. Really deserving finalists.

      But, was it already so clear last week who would make it to the semifinal or how is it that Blake took Dia & Xenia to a concert yet the semifinalists were revealed during Tuesday’s show and the public was voting till Monday morning? Beats me.

      • a man's perspective says:

        Why do women feel threatened when they see another attractive yet intelligent/different woman? There’s so much hate going on about Dia in the following comments and on some other blogs that it’s just kind of funny. I mean it’s not just about Dia, by the way. We’ve been seeing that throughout idol for the past several years.

      • Amy says:

        @Sam: Only Adam’s & Cee Lo’s semifinalists were announced Monday. Christina’s & Blake’s were announced last week.

  2. John says:

    It honestly wasn’t difficult to figure out who was moving on thanks to iTunes, but the public got it right on all four counts. I’m guessing next season NBC asks iTunes to withhold sales figures, even if it means songs don’t get the chance to chart. My only disappointment is that Christina messed up with Frenchie’s song choice which I didn’t feel represented Frenchie’s talent. Finals should be pretty amazing.

    • Sivat says:

      No, they got it wrong on Javier. Casey was consistently better.

      • T says:

        not sure if we heard the same thing last night. Casey has been fairly good so far but yesterday’s performance was a complete train wreck down do her warbling ‘goat-like’ vibratto

      • John says:

        I do like Casey better than Javier overall, but her performance of “I Will Always Love You” was part Whitney, part Dolly and all over the place. Hopefully Adam was right that she will be a star despite not winning.

      • moron says:

        Ur a moron…. javier is probably the best on the show’ but nakia was my personal favorite’ not because im gay’ but because i wanna bone him

      • darcy's evil twin says:

        I liked Casey Weston better than Javier, but I agree, the “I Will Always Love You” performance just had too many problems.

      • tnsmoke says:

        Well, considering Adam once told one of his battle round contestants that he let go that “I’m not looking for the person who could win American Idol, I’m looking for someone who can blow me away.” It seems he should of let Jeff have another chance to redeem himself and I get he would of soared. Casey is exactly what he himself din’t want, she could maybe win American Idol but was no match in vocal ability to Javier or Jeff.

  3. Stacie says:

    I actually think these are the best 4 performers from the entire run of the show. The right choices by the audience and by the judges/mentors were made. I think Vicci is the best. The other 3 are so good I can’t even say who would be second.

    • teacher says:

      Vicci was horrible the first part of her song. She sounded bad and it was off pitch. I just don’t get the Vicci love.

      • regdude says:

        I never got the Xenia love either. Yes, she’s got a unique voice and has potential, but she totally lacked any stage presence and rarely added any inflection or depth to her notes. She almost put me to sleep on her last performance.

  4. ThereasonsY says:

    Yes. Sadly, there wasn’t much suspense for anyone taht could look at iTunes but the three key moments were: Walking Porn’s explanation to Casey why he did the point spread (honestly makes sense that this is Javier’s last chance). Poppa the Lumberjacks entire package and how genuinely he cares about his disciples (nice jeans sir). Lastly, White Snooki needs a main gay. I blame YOU Hollywood gays for letting her run around like that. Someone, anyone, please save the tragic mess that is White Snookie and replace her with X-Tina.

    • MamaLarson3 says:

      Hee hee hee…White Snooki. All she needs to do it to start referring to herself as a powdered donut hole the way Snooki always refers to herself as a little meatball and it would be totally official. And totally hilarious.

    • Noelbelle says:

      LOL…I’ve been calling her blonde Snookie since this show started.

  5. Kate says:

    I liked getting to see the judges scores. It was interesting to see how it impacted the viewers vote. In this case, there were no upsets but there certainly could have been. I was surprised on how close Dia and Xenia were, had Blake skewed his points for Xenia the way Adam unnecessarily did for Javier Dia could have gone home.

    • Willa says:

      @Kate – I hadn’t thought of that! Damn – a chance to get rid of “All About Eve” Dia narrowly missed. Arrgghh.

    • RM says:

      You know, if a judge puts all 100 of his points on one contestant, the public vote doesn’t matter one bit.

      • Karen A. says:

        Unless the public vote was 100 percent for the other one–then there’d be a tie.

        • voice over ai says:

          theoretically yeah… in reality, it would never happen…no way that number of people could ever agree on something 100%…a statistical impossibility

    • marie says:

      I guess the point is that the coaches are SUPPOSED TO skew the points unevenly, because 50-50 means their points don’t count (and interesting that 3 out of 4 judges DID decide to cop out and leave it all in the hands of the voters).
      Seems most of the coaches are uncomfortable going along with the premise re this point.

      • darcy's evil twin says:

        Or, they trusted the voters!

        • marie says:

          Could be!

        • marie says:

          Or they wanted to seem “nice” or they didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings…could have been different reasons for different coaches. Thing is, “50-50” is the equivalent of those occasions on Idol results shows when Ryan asks a front-runner contestant to go stand with the group s/he thinks s/he belongs with, and s/he refuses to do so. In other words, just like on Idol Ryan should stop asking contestants to do that because clearly no one is going to go along with that, when 3 out of 4 coaches refuse to play along with being significant in the results, maybe it’s time to re-think asking them to do so – especially if the same thing happens next time.

  6. Renee says:

    Yeah, Vicci!
    Well, I was missing Rebecca L. and Niki Dawson (they should have been here – sigh) but happy w/Vicci, Javier and Bev. Hope we get some original, fresh song choices and they improve sound mix for upcoming showdowns.

    • jenna says:

      agreed with the sound mixing! You would think that after how terrible it sounded the first episode that they would change it for the later ones…

  7. Stefany says:

    Those I thought would advance did. But I would have liked to have seen Xenia advance over Dia. ThereasonsY – loved your nicknames for the coaches!! Now I’m holding out for Vicci FTW!

  8. Danielle Notaro says:

    I wish they could have taken Vicki and Nakia.

  9. dj says:

    I thought the right people advanced. See what happens when the votes are limited?

    • Name That Tune says:

      Yes. Something abut this show feels so much better than the train wreck that Idol has become.

      How about a winner who is over the age of 30? Could happen. No Teen/Country Idol here.

    • MA says:

      I totally agree. These are the best four and they all deserve to move on. Oh, if only Idol would take this hint…

    • Dasha says:

      The fact that Beverly is being advanced by the voters is slowly restoring my faith in the American public and is healing the scars created by the complete and utter absurdity of the Idol voting system.

  10. Kymroley says:

    As a new watcher of The Voice…Javier looks to be a clear favorite to win the whole thing

    • Sivat says:

      I certainly hope not—he’s awful! This whole show will be a joke if he wins.

      • Janelle says:

        Dia consistently beats Javier on iTunes. I think that since Javier was the “clear and obvious” winner from the start, he will probably finish second to Dia.
        I’m thinking it will be:
        1) Dia
        2) Javier
        3) Vicci
        4) Beverly
        While I like Dia’s song rearrangements, I’m not a fan of her voice. It sounds like she is pushing really hard just to get out that warbly little sound. Javier annoys me with all the riffs and runs, which will probably make a return next week. Vicci often has goat vibratto, most evident in her first and most recent performances. I think Beverly has the most raw talent. Personality-wise, Dia has none and Javier seems arrogant (and plays the “I have a family, so watch me get emotional” card for votes), while Beverly and Vicci both seem like sweethearts. Dia could be a sweetheart, if she actually spoke.

        • Sivat says:

          I adore Dia’s voice and want her to win, with Vicci and Bev the runners-up. I’d be happy with any of those three winning, actually.

        • gav says:

          I’m a big fan of Dia’s artistic creativity however I feel like her shy act is just that, an act. It comes across as very disingenuous when she tilts her head down during the critiques. I mean this girl has performed on warped tour and has done numerous interviews (where she doesn’t come across as shy at all)

          • Brianna says:

            Dia has always been shy, throughout her trials with ‘Meg and Dia’ til now. It’s a shame she can’t get over it, but then agian it’s part of her personality. Several interviews are done by the same people over and over again, or in front of one person not a room of hundreds of people and live tele. On another note, America needs a big star in Dia’s genre to level out all the crap pop tracks right now. She has my vote :)

        • Doug says:

          @Janelle: I really hate it when people try to attribute personality traits they “perceive” from a few video clips on a reality show. You have no idea how much stuff that goes on behind the scenes is tossed on the virtual “cutting room floor.” The producers have decided on Javier’s “family man” angle, and that’s what they’re playing to the hilt. Out of all of his on-camera comments, probably 5% of it has anything to do with his family, but that’s what the producers want. Add to that the fact that they likely ask him questions about why he’s doing this and what his family means to him to make sure that they get a lot of quotes for their montages. Vicci’s now “doing this for her father,” so expect a ton of footage reflecting that angle. Beverly’s taking her last shot at the big time, so they’ll play up her age. Dia got virtually no front-end treatment and has virtually no backstory for us to latch onto, but you can rely on the producers to find something they want to exploit. (FYI, my cousin was on a previous season of The Bachelor and was quickly “cast” by the producers as a callous, gold-digging villainess. What went on the air and what she was able to tell us about the behind-the-scenes production were two vastly different things. Again, don’t believe everything you see and then try to figure out who these people are based on the TV treatment of their rehearsal sessions…)

          • kayla says:

            doug- I know javier. he’s as cocky as they make him out to be. janelle is 100% correct about him.

    • Sharon says:

      I agree!

  11. Sivat says:

    I agree with all the choices except for Javier. Can’t stand him!!!

    • Question... says:

      Does Sivat, in some language, mean tone deaf?

      • Sivat says:

        Nope. It means “I’m better than you”.

      • dan says:

        I think Sivat means, “I can stand overdone runs.”

      • Emily says:

        Well, I’m of the opinion that most of America is tone deaf, judging from what’s most popular these days. Javier is a man who can sing, but can’t. There’s something very off-putting about him and how he sings, even though he has a great voice.

        • Sivat says:


        • Snsetblaze says:

          Exactly. I was blown away by his audition to a Cyndi Lauper song and I dislike most r&b singers and belters (like Xtina) and I think he has a great voice but I have not been impressed since that time. I don’t think I’d buy his album. I’d buy any of the remaining top 3 (and Xenia and Nakia and Rebecca Loebe).

  12. Tiffany says:

    Vicci FTW! There’s something about that war dance and energy! Dia started off so-so, but she really showed what a talented artist she is. Javier, in my opinion which is clearly not shared with the rest of America, is a bit overrated.

    • Paris says:

      I totally disagree with your opinion. I think Javier is talented and not overrated because he has the voice to back it up, all he needs is the right song. Vicki on the other hand is overrated. In her performance last night she totally missed the first notes to the Dog Days Are Over and yet people still praise her and her stomping annoys the heck out of me. Dia sounds like an out of breath chipmunk.

      • Trisha says:

        Of all the comments made, I agree with yours the most. I LOVE JAVIER. Nakia was my favourite, but I’d be happy with Javier taking the title. Dia is talented in the sense that she can change any song to her style, but that’s all she can do. Her voice is so plain and always sounds like she’s struggling. My least favourite in the entire competition is Vicci. I actually HATE her voice… and like you said that stomp just gets under my skin lol. She doesn’t sing, she just yells. She’s made so many vocal mistakes in the competition and they always go ignored. I do not get her popularity in this competition. I hope Javier wins tomorrow fingers crossed !!

    • Sivat says:

      Tiffany, I definitely agree with you. Vicci is fantastic! Javier is extremely overrated and butchers every song he sings. Yuck, go away Javier!

      • Tiffany says:

        Yeah, Sivat! I think his first performance was great, but last night’s was terrible. You want to talk about overpowering background music–right there! His facial expressions are terrible and he looks like he’s straining to hit the note. Sorry, Paris, I respectfully disagree. There’s more passion in Vicci Martinez than in most people who have hit that stage. She picks songs she really feels and is able to connect with the audience. Dia may not have the best voice in the competition (I don’t think she sounds like a chipmunk though), but what she has done with the past two songs is freaking phenomenal!

        • dee says:

          1. The singers have nothing to do with the “overpowering background music”–that’s entirely the fault of the sound mixer for the show, and has been a problem the entire run of the show. It tells you absolutely NOTHING about Javier.
          2. Passion does not equal talent. I believe Vicci has a great deal of talent, but totally agree with everyone who thinks her stomping around the stage, and crouching like she’s trying to take a sh*t, are extremely off-putting.
          3. The coaches pick the songs, not the artists. Haven’t you noticed?
          4. What Dia “did” to Hearless is what Kris Allen did to it first on that other singing show–something Idol, I think it’s called.

          • jesse says:

            if we’re being technical the fray did an acoustic version first ;)

          • bluedevil says:

            You mean what Kris Allen did to Fray? Kris’s version is almost the carbon copy of the Fray’s version. Dia, on the other hand, made a total re-arrangement. She changed not only the keys but also the tempo and added melodic runs. If you’ll ever get the chance to see the sheet music for Kris and Fray’s versions of the heartless they would match almost 1-1.

          • Tiffany says:

            1. I never blamed the artist for the background overpowering. Just pointing out Cee-Lo having given Vicci the 49 because of the “loud drums” was pretty lame.
            2. I also didn’t say that passion equals talent…was just pointing out how much I loved her passion. You might not like her “crouching like she’s trying to take a sh*t” but I’m pretty sure her “war dance” trends on Twitter each week and is one of the many things people love about her.
            3. Actually, some coaches let their artists pick the songs. Remember when Blake made a comment to Xenia just this week about having chosen The Script again?
            4. I believe the first word is…hmmm…American? You know, that funny word that also gives me the ability to voice my opinion.
            5. I’d like to point out that I really appreciated your attitude and the superiority complex you have going on.

          • rep says:

            ?? bluedevil the kris allen version and the fray version are quite different in tempo, feel and arrangement. Listen to the chords kris allen plays and go back and listen to the fray version. Quite different. And for the record dee Dia’s version is also extremly different than Kris Allen’s. The only similarity between all 3 is that they are an acoustic version of the kanye west song

          • bluedevil says:

            @rep. Did you take a look at the studio version? The studio version of Kris is quite different than what he sang on stage. Sure on stage he made it quite different as he cut the song into a 90 second piece and hence simplified/stripped down the arrangement to highlight his performance. Cudos to that as it was ingenious. But the original/studio version (that he records prior to the live stage) is oh so similar to Fray’s. Could that be why it didn’t sell as well on itunes and as a single?

            I guess in short Kris packed more notes in a single bracket and also stripped down the arrangement, again, which was really good. Dia actually tweaked and added a more melodic arrangement in addition to changing the tempo. Both are good and I loved Kris’ performance but Dia’s version seem to connect more with the lyrics/purpose of the song.

    • Ablo says:

      Vicci has more energy than singing ability I fear. She’s not awful, but the weakest of the four I think. It would really help me if she didn’t squat so much :) It looks ridiculous.

  13. MDEP says:

    So basically the contestans who won the popular vote last week, won the popular vote this week?

  14. T says:

    I am actually surprised that they all didn’t vote 50-50 just to be unbiased. Just shows though who wasn’t afraid to make sure their favorite went through. I do believe though that Blake genuinely loves both girls equally and will no doubt make sure Xenia gets a record deal. I wish these guys would do tour like Idol!!! That would be awesome.

    • Snsetblaze says:

      I am curious if the coaches will give any contestants help outside the show. Ceelo had promised to help Niki Dawson.

    • marie says:

      Actually, I think Adam was the only one who did what he was supposed to do: if the coaches are supposed to contribute towards who stays, they need to award their points unequally; if they split their points 50-50, their points don’t count and they may as well do away with having the coaches’ input altogether.

  15. Daniel says:

    I agree with Vicci and Dia moving on but, did you see Casey’s performance? It was WAY better than Javier’s. She should’ve advanced.
    And Frenchie has a better voice than Beverly’s, she just didn’t show it.

    • Paris says:

      Nope Casey sounded like a goat, Jeff should have moved forward.

      • dee says:

        I’m of the opinion that Adam picked Casey over Jeff to ensure that Javier would make the finals. When he made the decision he’d watched them rehearse all week long, and knew what everyone would sing if they advanced. He must have been afraid Jeff might mess up Operation Javier. And if that’s what he did, I have no problem with that. Adam identifying with Javier’s struggles with the music industry, and desire to do whatever he can to help him in what is clearly his last chance, is actually part of the charm of the show for me. (Besides, Javier’s a local boy. Gotta root for him.)

        • Jason says:

          Sorry but the week Jeff got sent home he was so out of tune it was embarrasing. Plus no commercial potential. At least Casey could be a second rate Taylor Swift and sell some records. She just needs to get rid of the Goat vibrato.

        • tnsmoke says:

          How can you let Jeff go when every coach, and even Reba, have been blown away by his voice. Voices sell records not dancing around on stage. Your live show is a whole different thing. I have seen artists live that didn’t move me on record and singers who don’t sell as well but have a cult following on tour. The Voice, to me, is the voice I want to listen to at home with my MP3 player and headphones and Jeff, with the right song (he nailed his blid audition and battle round songs) IS marketable. Casey has a nice voice but her appeal is mostly her looks. If Adam kept Jeff he could of possibly had the winner and the 1st runner up on his team. I think Jeff’s nervous comments about the “legal Thompson girl” got unfair backlash and Javier is getting way too much backlash just because he loves his family. Dia will win and Javier with be the runner up.

      • Justin says:

        In my opinion, Jeff gave what was probably the worst performance I’d seen on the show. It was terrible. He in no way deserved to advance over Casey.

        • darcy's evil twin says:

          I agree. Even Carrie sounded awful the first few times she performed “Jesus take the Wheel” live. Why Jeff picked such a difficult song I do NOT know.

          • tnsmoke says:

            He didn’t get to sing it the way he wanted to. Adam told him to try to sing the singer in a higher octive, which made it hard for him to make the songs mesh when it requires a lower octive. Bad advice from Adam.

          • darcy's evil twin says:

            Oh, okay, thanks, I’d forgotten that, but it’s still a difficult song.

    • Baaaaa.... says:

      Goats are a little lower pitched than she was, the sound was more sheep.

    • JD says:

      what have you been smoking??

    • Sivat says:

      Agreed. Casey has been better than Javier from the very beginning. I don’t get the love for this guy. He doesn’t sing well at all.

      • no need to lie about it says:

        I get that you have a favourite and you’re upset she didn’t make it through but saying that javier ‘doesn’t sing well at all’ makes your point completely invalid. Although his singing may not be to your particular taste, the fact that he CAN do all those runs shows his training and vocal ability

        • Sivat says:

          The runs are annoying and that’s what ruins his voice. That’s why he doesn’t sing well at all. You need to find something better to do than stalk people who don’t get a boner at the sight of your beloved Javier.

          • jordache says:

            considering javier REALLY scaled back on the runs last night (to the point of being slightly of underwhelming) and yet you still don’t like him… obviously his runs aren’t the only thing you don’t like about him

          • bluedevil says:

            The funny thing is Javier’s last song, which had the least runs was the least popular on iTunes. His Angels and Time after time sold like craayeeeaaayezy, yeaaah.

      • Bow Down says:

        All hail Sivat!!!! Ruler of the sheep-voiced people!!!

        • Sivat says:

          Wow, someone’s obsessed with hating on Casey. Find something else to do–you’re scary.

          • K says:

            funny cause you’re doing the same thing to javier…..

          • Sivat says:

            Not really, K. I’ve expressed my dislike of Javier but I don’t go around where every post is about hating him, unlike the Casey haters. The Casey haters could learn something about class if they had the comprehension.

          • rebecca says:

            sivant I think you should re-read the posts you replied to. No offense but you basically did the thing you’re calling these casey haters out on

    • Mandy says:

      Casey sucked. Javier was not perfect, but was way better than Casey. That being said, alot of what sucked about Casey could have been avoided with a different song choice. I think that Adam may have sabotaged her a little to get Javier ahead. I mean, come on, Whitney Houston? No one could have pulled that off.

      • darcy's evil twin says:

        I think if Casey had sat a stool, played her guitar, and done a more Dolly Parton version of the song it would have been nice. Without that dress and the darned fan, too!

    • Erin says:

      I completely agree with you! I don’t understand what people say about Casey’s performance! It was so much better than Javier’s. Honestly, I didn’t even know Javier was a contestant until I watched the past 2 shows. Even though I think Casey should’ve won out of the two, those two should not have been the final two. Devon and Jeff were obviously the best. I absolutely love Dia! She’s so talented, but I wish Xenia could’ve stayed. as well.

  16. Pat says:

    I had a feeling that these four we’re going to be the Final 4, although I did think it would have been Frenchie, but I think Beverly is awesome. I have to say I was kind of put off by Casey’s attitude throughout the quarter and semi finals.

    • tish says:

      I don’t know if it was editing or what but she came off as a total brat!

      • JAS says:

        what with her ‘adam thinks i’m trying to sound like whitney but i’m just being me’ and ‘its not that i’m trying to be like her her versions just in my head’ comments REALLY made me glad that she was kicked out. Learn some humility!

        • marie says:

          I really don’t see how you can consider those two statements evidence of lack of humility. If anything, they strike me as humble in themselves!

      • Ryan says:

        What, she came off as a brat because she is an opinionated young lady who knew what she wanted to do with her performances and argued for it each time? Sounds like Haley Reinhart Syndrome. Don’t mistake artistic direction and spunk for brattiness, especially given the eight-and-a-half seconds of “personality” screentime we got for each performer.

        • rule says:

          contrary to popular belief not everyone watches american idol…… what is this haley reinhart syndrome you speak of

          • Carrie says:

            LOL@Haley Reinhart Syndrome. I agree. Just because a young woman voices her opinions and isn’t a sweet “aw shucks” kind of girl doesn’t make her a brat. I think it makes her interesting. In response to the above poster, Haley was the third place finisher on Idol this year. The show gave us very little about her background, and people complained that she was a brat and had a bad attitude because she responded to the judges’ (unfair) negative critiques one week. Haley was also a bit unfiltered and raw, so she didn’t have the “aw shucks” flair of the two country finalists. I agree that Casey got the same kind of edit. We know nothing about her except that she recently graduated from high school, and the fact that she has something to say about the artistic direction of her performances shows that she cares about what she is doing, just like Haley. Above posters have described this as brattiness, which is a total cop-out of a statement given what we’ve been shown and how she has been portrayed.

          • claudia says:

            Yarite. If you don’t know who Haley is, how come you knew the reference was from American Idol?

          • @rule says:

            it’s hilarious that you ask what haley reinhart syndrome is, saying that not everyone watches american idol, and making it really obvious that you know that haley comes from american idol. it’s okay to admit that you watch american idol. it’s more endearing when people admit to their guilty pleasures than when they act superior and try to overcompensate by disdaining them and the people who like them.

          • gemma says:

            I’m not trying to speak for ‘rule’ but I personally don’t watch american idol anymore however just from the sheer amount of tv-line posts that have had her as well as the vast amount of references to her in comments and stuff you’d have to be pretty oblivious to not know that she is from american idol…….

        • Pat says:

          I don’t think you can call how Haley Reinhart acted as “Haley Reinhart Syndrome.” She was clearly the human pinata for the tenth season of the show. Compared to all other AI contestants that got crappy treatment, Haley had it the worse. Never was Haley bratty, she only stuck up for herself, and rightfully so, when the judges were being extremely unfair. Casey on the other hand appeared extremely irritated every time Adam gave her any suggestions to make her performance better.

      • tnsmoke says:

        She had every right to stand up for herself but she doesn’t have the talent to warrant her attitude. What was her vision and how did she manage to advance it with each performance? I didn’t see it or hear it. She has talent but not more then Jeff did. Adam kicked Jeff to the curb.

  17. Ken The Great says:

    I agree with all the choices, but ain’t a one of ’em can hold a candle to Haley.

  18. Vetle says:

    I was shocked to see that Dia and Xenia were so close in scores. Makes me fear that might not even place top 2. I think it could be a close one next week, but I’m gonna predict that this will be the final standings:

    1. Dia
    2. Vicci
    3. Javier
    4. Beverly

    Though personally I would prefer:

    1. Dia
    2. Vicci
    3. Beverly
    4. Javier


    • Vetle says:

      *that DIA might not even place […]

    • RM says:

      We know that Xenia trailed Dia by 12 percentage points in the public vote. This info alone doesn’t tell us how either of them stack up against Javier or any of the people on the other teams. Vicci defeated Nakia by 50 percentage points in the public vote. It doesn’t mean Vicci has more support than Dia.

      • Vetle says:

        True, but I would figure that Dia vs. Xenia would be a landslide win for Dia. That’s what making me a bit scared. Maybe Xenia’s fanbase was bigger than I initally thought.

  19. dan says:

    Dia has been killing it on Itunes. I think she will probably win, though Javier has also done well.

    I love how America’s choice is strongly reflected in who goes through, unless Steve Jobs is a Dia fan and is messing with us.

  20. Ronnie says:

    I am very happy how this show does not shy away from the fact that they have openly gay contestants. Further it is nice to see how Nakia’s boyfriend was shown and why – because he has been so supportive and loving.
    It’s also nice to see that America votes on talent with people like Vicky and Beverly being supported by the public voters (and Nakia). .
    American Idol refuses (to this day) to admit anyone is gay because of fear that it would alienate voters. The only time they ever mentioned homosexuality was in nasty, degrading jibes between Ryan and Simon.
    I hope this show proves that people can be who they are and that viewers are accepting and open enough to handle it. We aren’t in kindergarten, we live in the real world, and we don’t need to be protected from the reality of life. Instead we should embrace the reality of love in all its colors, shapes, and sizes.

    • jenna says:

      agreed with all of this. What I also love is that (unlike idol) they don’t hide the fact that some of the contestants have had past recording deals or previous experience. I think the fact that there are working professionals on the show is great because its such a tough industry to break into and the show gives them so much exposure

    • darcy's evil twin says:

      I don’t really care if they’re gay or straight. As long as they can sing.

      I personally prefer Frenchie to Beverly but clearly I’m in the minority.
      I never would have pegged Nakia for being gay. Need to recalibrate my gaydar!

    • Lunarosa says:

      Well put,Ronnie. I totally think it was great the way they acknowledged the support Nakia received from his partner and that the Voice did not make a big deal about whether the singers were gay or straight.

  21. Ken The Great says:

    I’m not an Obama fan to begin with, but when he caused me to miss the results with his 20 minutes of propaganda it really pissed me off. Give campaign speeches at scheduled times, and don’t f–k up my shows!

    • Ablo says:

      Seriously? (btw, the entire show was shown, so . . . there’s that)

      • Ken The Great says:

        Not on my DVR, it wasn’t. Had to get results on line. Last year he f–ked up my DVR of Idol multiple times, and now he’s f–king up the Voice. Mr. Obama, would it be so hard to SCHEDULE your infomercials so they don’t interfere with popular programming?

        • MG says:

          Yeah, Ken, seriously. Let’s not let that whole war in Afghanistan thing get in the way of your reality show viewing.
          I hope you didn’t miss the SYTYCD performance all about the pain/joy of loved ones reunited after war cause that would really suck. And it’s not like you can’t get your news from Fox at your own convenience, after all.

        • marie says:

          I get it that you’re not an Obama supporter, but listen to yourself, man: entertaining as it may be, do you REALLY think a singing competition is more important than the announcement that our soldiers are finally going to be pulled out of Afghanistan? Are you REALLY suggesting that the President of the United States should schedule his speeches so as not to pre-empt prime time television??? When do you think would have been a more appropriate time for an announcement of this news, around 4 AM, perhaps?

          • Ken The Great says:

            “Emergency” political announcements about maybe, possibly, gradually, withdrawing troops over the next couple years does not merit space on my DVR. I’d be just as pissed off if it were a Republican pulling stunts like that, btw. Anyway, the bill of rights guarantees the separation of Voice and State, and I my recording was violated against my will.

            If only there were a spam filter on my DVR I’d weed out all gratuitous political campaign crap once and for all. There’s always CNN for those on the political left, FOX for those on the political right, and network channels for MY TV SHOWS!! Step off, man!!

          • erica says:

            Ken that comment shows that you are lucky enough to not know someone fighting in afghanistan. Personally I am extremely offended and disgusted that you didn’t find the announcement newsworthy

          • tnsmoke says:

            Maybe in the future our President can have his advisors keep tabs on the Nielsen ratings so he can only schedule prime time announcements during the times the bottom shows run. (I hope people realize I’m kidding)

          • L says:

            @marie/MG – agreed 100%

        • jess says:

          Ken I think its called ‘Prime Time’ for a reason

        • Davey says:

          The Voice announced Tuesday that there would be a delay in its start.

        • @Ken The Petty Idiotic Troll says:

          It’s not the show’s fault or the President’s fault that you’re too stupid to set your DVR correctly. The delay had been announced during Tuesday’s show. It’s your fault that you didn’t set your DVR right but you just HAD to make it all about how the President was mean to you and made you miss your TV show. Troll.

  22. javierforthewin! says:

    completly agree casey sounded soo off last night and javier has so much more range and musical talent adam was right in what he did making sure he gets put through im all for him!!

  23. lol says:

    random but anyone else find it funny how similar the Weeds and the Big C promo images are?

  24. Sandy says:

    I definitely think the right 4 singers were chosen!
    My predicted results: 1. Dia 2. Javier 3. Vicci 4. Bev

    My personal preferences: 1. Javier 2. Vicci 3. Dia 4. Bev

    If I were a record exec: 1. Dia 2. Vicci 3. Javier 4. Bev

  25. debi says:

    Dia is the best of the four.

  26. David says:

    Bev was overrated and Frenchie should have gone through no doubt! I think the problem was that Frenchie kept getting the wrong songs to sing and didn’t have the opportunity to show what she could do. She really should have sang a ballad last night. As for the rest Vicki/Nakia could have gone either way. Dia was so much better than Xenia and should win the whole thing. Javier was better than Casey but honestly Adam sort of screwed her over with song selection. I mean who would tell someone they should sing I Will Always Love You after Whitney Houston’s version?

    • Michael says:

      This is the thing: We ALL know that Frenchie can sing. She has the technical ability to sing very well, we get that. The same is true for Javier. He has, hands down, the best technical ability to sing. But that doesn’t make their VOICE any better. Frenchie always sounds so disconnected from her songs while on the other hand, you can just feel the soul pouring out of Bev’s performances. Javier, too, but that’s neither here nor there because Jeff should have been the one in this final four spot and not Casey nor him.

      • regdude says:

        Agree with this. Barbra Streisand has perhaps the greatest “technical” voice ever, but I always preferred Judy Garland and Patsy Kline to her because I felt their songs in a stronger way than Streisand’s.

        Still love Barbra, but she is third on my all-time list of female vocalists.

        While I wouldn’t say Frenchie was “disconnected” to her songs anymore than I would say Barbra was to hers, but Bev is definitely more connected than Frenchie and it comes through in every competition.

  27. Stephanie says:

    1- I’m glad frenchie DIDN’T make it thru– starting to think it was fixed

    -and 2- is it fair dia is part of meg&dia??? I knew she looked familiar

    • SaraNotSarah says:

      It is fair that she is Dia of Meg&Dia. All of final four have had yrs of experience, label deals (or near deals), some released music. (Though I doubt any of the other three have a national & internet fanbase to rival M&D’s young cadre of followers.)

      Less kosher is that, unlike the other contestants, Dia hasn’t been upfront about her past experience-always describing herself as writer (which is true but only one small part of what she does).

      Far more grating, IMO, is the ‘shy act’ which is also the reason for the boho or ‘PTA’ clothes, BTW. Anyone who follows Meg & Dia knows that while Dia is a vintage indie/emo girl, she’s never shied away from cameras and is much more confident facing MTV show hosts & huge festival audiences than the persona you see on The Voice. I know she’s game playing a reality show but the others are so genuine that her act particularly pains me.

      • emily says:

        completely agree with this. Theres a huge difference between Xenia who is genuinely shy and Dia’s ‘act.’ It really irritates me when she looks down during the judges critique and I’m actually surprised none of them have brought it up yet!

        • Max says:

          Who are you to say that her ‘shyness’ is an act? Have you ever met her?
          Maybe Dia doesn’t feel comfortable going solo. Maybe she’s more used to going small gigs. You don’t know ANY of these people- not personally, anyway- so I think it is ridiculous for you to judge them based on your own speculations.

          • ddutchie88 says:

            yes! thank you max.
            really, I don’t get why people would even think the shyness is an act?
            1. What kind of weird strategy would that be..? Oh I’m gonna win this thing by trying to look shy and adorable.. Sorry, but I don’t think that by just being shy you can become a superstar. I don’t think anyone believes that.
            2. No one can be so shy and adorable as Dia just by acting. No one can keep that act up for months at a time. And especially not if you’re some sort of cold bitch who would come up whith such a ‘strategy’.
            Seriously, it’s a rediculous, offensive thought. To me Dia seems to be a very warm lovely person who has such a great love and talent for music it forces her to overcome her shyness.
            And for your information, shy people are only shy when they are in unfamiliar circumstances. No one is shy when they are with good friends or in a comfortable place. So of course you’ll find video of her where she seem more comfortable and easy as on The Voice. And that’s also why she keeps getting better on The Voice, because she’s getting more and more comfortable with the setting and the people involved. /rant
            oh and I’m team Vicci all the way.

          • rule says:

            I think by ‘keeping it up for months’ you mean keeping it up for a MONTH considering how fast the show their trying to end the show

        • josh says:

          personally i’m not surprised she always ‘looks down’ during critiques. She was in an ’emo band’ before the show (Meg & Dia). Seriously just read some of her song lyrics, kinda fits with how she acts on the show

          • Lauryn says:

            I don’t really understand your “emo band” comment, and she still is in the band. The lyrics I think you might be referring to are probably those of “Monster,” which are not based on any personal thoughts of either of the sisters, but of the novel “East of Eden.”
            How she acts on the show has nothing to do with being “emo” either. She’s a naturally shy, reserved girl, and this personality trait is simply emphasized because she’s without the band, on stage alone in front of a national audience.

      • matt says:

        I too think its strange that Dia hasn’t brought up her past successes. Especially since it seems that the other contestants are being so genuine about theirs….

        • Pennagirl says:

          Dia’s past successes are out on Youtube. She’s played at the Worped Tour.

          • matt says:

            i’m aware she performed at warped tour and what not but i’m confused as to why that wasn’t mentioned on the show. It comes across that they (the show or her who knows) are trying to hide it when a simple google search will easily bring up that information

        • Lauryn says:

          She has mentioned her band and their successes, but on her blog on The Voice’s website. The interviews cut off any mention, which strikes me as odd, too, seeing as if you google a lot of the other contestants, they’ve had about the same success as her band. That is the doing of the producers and directors, not Dia herself.

  28. Portia says:

    You know, I kept wondering a few things during this week’s episodes. Did all of Adam’s and Cee Lo’s contestants rehearse songs for last night? If so, it seems a bit cruel to have them prepare for live tv performances and then only find out AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERFORMANCE SHOW that they won’t get to perform. Also, how did the production know whose pre-performance packages to prepare before the show? Did they do one for eliminated contestants too? Did the production arrange the semifinalists’ group song in one day? Did they rehearse it one day? Lastly, am I the only person who thinks about Natalie Merchant when Xenia sings? Would the result have been different if she’d sung Carnival or Kind and Generous? Does anyone have answers to these questions?

    • marie says:

      I was thinking of all that, too, and it seems to me that unless the whole show is fixed (I don’t think it is) then, yes, 12 people prepared for the performance show this week while only 8 were going to end up performing, representing a 33% waste of time and resources: four extraneous song clearance fees, four arrangements and band rehearsals that had to be paid for that went unused, four production packages that had to be assembled with the associated costs – etc. Wasteful. I’d like to see hthat changed. (I know, it’s not MY money they’re wasting, but for some reason it bothers me.)

    • DiMi says:

      1. Yes, I think all of CeeLo’s and Adam’s team members had to prepare songs, which was very cruel to the eliminated.

      2. YES, Xenia DOES sound like Nathalie Merchant. I’m so glad you made that connection because I couldn’t quite place it. She sang the wrong songs both weeks; she would have done better singing Merchant or Alanis, but she could never have won against Dia.

      • Justin says:

        Even with the wrong song choices, Xenia wasn’t too far off Dia in votes. I wouldn’t say she could never have won against Dia. If it were down to the actual VOICE then Xenia (who has no experience while Dia has 7 years of professional experience) SHOULD have beat her.

      • claudia says:

        Why is it cruel to prepare a song that didn’t get to be performed? Are the eliminated ones going to quit the music business? If not, they now have another song on their repetoire that has been arranged & fully orchestrated & rehearsed that they will hopefully get to perform sometime else.

        I don’t get the Xenia love. I think she has sounded awful every time. FWIW, I don’t get the Dia love either although she is better than Xenia. Neither of them seems to have a personality.

        • katie says:

          you don’t think its cruel that they put that much effort into preparing and rehearsing a song and minutes before are announced that they don’t get to perform it??

          • marie says:

            Not cruel, just wasteful. The contestants knew the week before that four of them would be eliminated even though all 12 were going to be preparing songs. It’s not like they weren’t aware of that in advance: “What? I rehearsed my song and now I don’t get to sing it? How did THAT happen?”

    • Snsetblaze says:

      Never really thought about Natalie Merchant though now I will. When listening to Xenia, I thought more about Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star, Edie Brickell, Rickie Lee Jones, Macy Gray and Norah Jones.

  29. davey says:

    Though I like Adam a lot on the show, his obvious bias toward Javier over his other contestants made me wonder if he chose the final four with sole intention of pushing Javier alone.

    I’ll be voting for Dia now.

    • Dee says:

      Adam’s “bias” toward Javier is based entirely in the fact that Javier has been screwed over by the music industry many times, and this is his last chance. Same can’t be said for the teenagers that made up the rest of his team. His reasons for his “bias” are pure, and perfectly understandable. It’s not like he’s promoting someone with no talent. Javier can sing like nobody’s business, and he’s also a VERY good songwriter.

      • tripoli says:

        If he was really that good, he’d have gotten a solid record deal by now. He’s average at best. Not terrible, but definitely nothing to write home about.

        • riley says:

          the fact that you think that is incredibly naive. If it was about how good the singer was do you think the Selena Gomez’s or the Miley Cyrus’s would have a record deal? Unfortunately talent has very little to do with it

      • Yo says:

        I checked his previous work on YouTube this morning and suspect the problem may have been his genre. As inaccurate as these competitions are in predicting future success, access to some of the best music written produces excellent vocals. Dia’s earlier music was the best and apparently the most viewed.

    • liza says:

      I just wish we knew how skewed Adam had made it in favor of Javier. Then I wouldn’t have wasted my time voting for Casey.

  30. sima c says:

    Why all of the Xavier hating ? His voice really is something rarely heard. He was great in the beginning and end of his song in the semi finals, the middle was a little unfortunate. I hope he keeps it simple in the finals, something acoustic.
    I’m also a Dia fan, but doesnt this show have a stylist ? Get her out of those PTA mom outfits, I like to hear her sing but she so looks like she’s on the wrong show. I’m not saying contestants have to perform in stilletos and tons of make up but an appearance thats a little more contemporary or cool would be nice.
    Lastly, while Xenia is still too raw, I can see what Blake sees and hope to see and hear her again in the future somewhere.

    • darcy's evil twin says:

      “PTA mom outfits”. Made me laugh! :-)

      My younger sister is a PTA mom and she wouldn’t be caught dead in those clothes.

    • jes says:

      I love how javier kept it simple with the chorus of the coldplay song. Couldn’t help but smile throughout it

  31. Dialeigh says:

    The “Voice” is Frenchie. Period. Of those left, Javier should win it all. But he won’t. Dia or Beverly will. Dia is a Kris Allen – love her for being so smart in creative song choice. But then when she releases an album, do you wanna listen to it? Maybe not. Javier deserves to win. He’s amazing, don’t get the negativity in the comments on this site. The music biz is tough, he knows that, that’s all. Beverly is so brilliant and so in your face, she will do just fine without this. And Vicci … Dear Vicci … Got lucky getting by with a very karaoke Florence and the Machine song. Great drums. Who knows, if she brings it she could win next week, but I hope not. Hope it’s Javier. Probably will be Dia or Bev.

    • claudia says:

      It is so arrogant IMO to give your OPINION & then say “PERIOD” as though your opinion is the last word.

      I couldn’t stand Frenchie & IMO I see very little potential for stardon there. Regardless of her musical ability, she is unattractive & has a backstory that will put off a lot of people. Personnally I don’t like her voice. There is something in the tone that I don’t like, although I liked her last song better than any others that she has done.

      I don’t know who “should” win but of the 8 performances my favorite was Beverly’s followed closely by Nakia. Vikki was an early favorite but I thought Nakia was better Tuesday night. Of the 4 left I would rank them Beverly, Javier, Vikki, Dia. I’m sure that isn’t the way it will end up. My favorites never win.

      • for shame says:

        ‘she is unattractive’ that comment is precisely what is wrong with America

        • marie says:

          Agree 100% with Shame!

        • annoyed says:

          It’s also precisely what is wrong with a lot of the people who watch this show. I mean, come on. It’s called the VOICE, not the ATTRACTIVE-NESS. The coaches were turned around in those big red chairs for a REASON during the blind auditions. They wanted to build their teams based on voice, not how they look. Claudia, if you want to judge someone based on their looks go to Fox and watch American Idol

  32. DiMi says:

    1. It is ridiculous for people to say that Javier is a bad singer. I think it freaks some people out when a black person doesn’t sing R&B and sings rock instead. Some people lose it when black people don’t stay in their cultural boxes. Lenny Kravitz from a decade ago was as much as they could handle. If he were white, they would be fine with him. Even if he’s not your cup of tea, only somebody who is completely tone-deaf would say that he’s terrible. It’s ridiculous.
    Also, he didn’t sing runs in his performance of Fix You; they just assume that because he’s black he must have done so; they can’t even HEAR past their own racism.

    2. I love Beverly, but I think Frenchie is an equally gifted singer and a more polished though less exciting performer. I just think Xtina kept giving her the wrong songs; they were too uptempo and didn’t showcase her voice. However, I think Xtina’s agenda was to showcase Frenchie as a club diva to secure her future career, which may be the best thing for Frenchie in the long run. I think Beverly needs this competition more than Frenchie does so I’m glad she’s getting the opportunity. Both are very compelling so I’m happy either way.

    • Michael says:

      Yep, you got us. This is a race issue, not a ‘we think his runs are annoying and just because he is technically very good doesn’t mean we like him the best’ issue.

      • Lauryn says:

        ‘Cause you know, we’re still in that era of segregation and keeping people in their place. It totally “freaks some people out when a black person doesn’t sing R&B and sings rock instead” because that’s like a black person drinking from the white person fountain! *gasp*

        • darcy's evil twin says:

          Agreed. And we need to keep these people in their place on these talent shows, because if we don’t, the next thing you know we’ll have a black President!
          Oh…oopsie. Nevermind.

  33. marie says:

    Great group number! Seldom has a group number on Idol sounded so good. And I love it that when THESE coaches perform on the show, they actually have TALENT (yes, I am looking at YOU, Ms. Lopez!)
    I would have been happy with any final four that did not include Xenia, who is even less ready than Lauren Alaina, IMO. I wish we could have had Nakia AND Vicci, and personally I preferred Frenchie and Casey to Bev and Javier, but they are ALL so talented that i’m notcat all dissatisfied.

    • Doug says:

      I agree Marie, except that I think Xenia has a sensational voice, she just lacks confidence and stage presence which will come in time. Javier also may have one of the best voices I have ever heard professional or amateur, but he also lacks showmanship. With some coaching all 8 of these semifinalists are potential superstars, but Vicci, Nakia (who reminds me of Jim Belushi in the Blues Brothers), Frenchie (Aretha Franklin’s lost sister) and Beverly could sell out houses today.

  34. DiMi says:

    1. Yes, I think all of CeeLo’s and Adam’s team members had to prepare songs, which was very cruel to the eliminated.

    2. YES, Xenia DOES sound like Nathalie Merchant. I’m so glad you made that connection because I couldn’t quite place it. She sang the wrong songs both weeks; she would have done better singing Merchant or Alanis, but she could never have won against Dia.

    • DiMi says:

      ooops. I was trying to respond to an earlier comment, but it poosted down here.

    • Lauryn says:

      It isn’t just that she performed the wrong song. I personally do like her voice, but she was so stiff and detached. I heard someone use the phrase that she looked as if she were being held at gunpoint as she sang, which is kind of how she appears. Give it a few years, let her finish high school and get out there in the world and gain some experience while still practicing her singing, then try this sort of adventure again–I’m sure she’d be incredibly successful with it.

  35. Doug says:

    Pretty much right on. I think Frenchie is overall a slightly better talent than Beverly, but song choice made the difference. And it’s a shame Nakia and Vicci were on the same team, because they were head and shoulders the best two performers of the entire show. I would prefer a format that puts the best 4 performers in the final rather than the one from each team.. but the four we have are still enormously talented in their own right.

  36. Tammie says:

    Bev has been my fave since she sang Baba O’Riley, Vicci second. Dia is Ok and Javier is insufferable.

  37. Karen A. says:

    Does anyone else find Beverly completely endearing? I love her voice, her performances, and her personality.

    And I think that all of the finalists are really good. Can’t understand the animus against Javier and Dia.

  38. Jason S says:

    American Idol should take notice of the voting methods being used on the show.The people that should be going through are going through. America isn’t being held hostage by a herd of House Fraus and teenage girl power voting 500 times and skew-ing the results in the favor of cute boys. If it were Idol the top four would be Patrick, Devon, Javier, and the country guy who did Addictred To Love. Dia would have been the first voted out because she is an attractive girl

  39. AC says:

    Love ya, Slezak. But have to differ with you on two points:

    1. Freedom or Faith should’ve been Nakia’s song, not Frenchie’s. Frenchie sounded & looked bored during the medley (prob because only 1/8 of the attention was on her), while Nakia sounded great. Either of those songs would’ve been way better for him than WWFM.

    2. Generally, really don’t get all the Frenchie love from you. She’s consistently pitchy (usually sharp, as pointed out in the earlier rounds), and shoving the diva thing down our throats without having earned it. (See Jones, Ashthon.) Thought tonight’s show was really telling … Bev cried talking about how close she was to Frenchie, while Frenchie could only shed tears for herself and her “journey” — didn’t even throw a bone Bev’s way. Not a lot of talent or class, far as I can tell.

    On a more positive note, though, LOVED your description of how Dia owned Losing My Religion. Thought that was a true star-making performance, but that fact was kind of lost in the coaches’ overpraise of everyone. I swear, if Sanjaya got up there and butchered Lady Gaga, those coaches would say it was perfect.

    • Jason says:

      I think Frnchie and class parted when she did a nude photo shoot. She has a strong voice but doesn’t put in the work. She is consistently offpitch.

      • Justin says:

        No offense meant here, but I think Frenchie would be better off if she dropped some poundage. She always seems winded by taking just a couple of steps and it’s very noticeable in her vocals.

        • Yo says:

          I did not notice any wind problems, but did notice how difficult a time she had getting down the stairs. Cee Lo was far worse, though. I thought he was going to have a heart attack on stage, which is not entertainment. I thought he ruined his performance.

  40. Justin says:

    I’m fine with Javier and Beverly making it, but would have prefered Xenia over Dia, and Nakia over Vicci.

  41. Tural Yilmaz says:

    I’m of the camp of Anyone But Javier….there is something so generically boring about him that feels a win by him would be to rob the other contestants and would seriously alter the way the show functions in the future. I cannot stand him. I’m for Dia, but would be very happy with Beverly and then Vicci.

    Has any singing competition had so many women advance?

    And Adam, that was douchey what you did to Casey.

    • lawyer up says:

      It should come as no surprise that in the Lady Gaga era some should find a talent as remarkable as Javier “boring.” You probably have grounds for a class-action suit, you poor child.

      • claudia says:

        What is the “Lady Gaga era”? An era in which an enormously talented young woman who sounds great either live or recorded becomes a star? I agree Javier is talented but don’t put down Lady Gaga.

        • darcy's evil twin says:

          True. My husband, who is a country fan, saw Lady Gaga on SNL and admitted she is an enormous talent. It’s not his cup of tea but he recognizes she’s extremely talented.

    • cami says:

      *gasp* we think the same….

  42. Shanna says:

    While I like Vicci very much, I have to admit I was hoping Nakia made it through. There’s just something about his voice that I really enjoy…enough to download his last performance at ITunes anyway. That was the only possible “surprise” for me, although I thought it would be close because they both did so well.

    I figured Dia would stay. Zenia had a unique tone/voice, but she’s so young, and I think she needs time to develop into a better singer.

    I was cheering for both Beverly and Frenchie, but again loved Beverly’s performance enough to download it.

    I’m honestly pretty “Eh!” about Team Adam. Both are talented, but neither have the kind of voice I enjoy listening to.

  43. ddutchie88 says:

    I’m very content with the 4 people that made the finale (but not at all surprised – those itunes sales do kind of give it away..)

    Who I want to win: 1. Vicci – 2. Dia – 3. Beverly – 4. Javier
    My Predicition: 1. Dia – 2. Javier – 3. Vicci – 4. Beverly

    I seriously LOVE all the girls so I’m in the camp ‘as long as Javier doesn’t win I’m happy’.

    • ddutchie88 says:

      oh and was I the only one thinking, geez Carson, stop making everybody cry already!? seriously, he was all like, hey remember how your beloved dad’s dead? think about your poor sweet kids that you’ve hardly seen in the past few weeks! do you miss your family? come on, give me some tears!

      • mick says:

        I actually though carson might make a decent host considering he was on TRL and everything but what you just mentioned along with the fact that he seems to love reading off a teleprompter makes me hope theres a big change next season!

  44. Passingthru says:

    I can’t stand Dia. That’s all. I think she’s a poser. I hate when people take credit for arrangements that aren’t theirs and CeLo must not know too many songs if he felt both Losing My Religion and Heartless were hers.

    As for Nakia…he pandered to the Glamberts thinking that would get him votes. All it got him were more disses for Adam Levine.

    For me, the best of the lot is Vicci. But truly…I’m not invested so I don’t care who gets it. Except for Dia because I don’t buy her “innocently sweet” act.

    • Lauryn says:

      How are they not hers? If you’re going to bring up the argument about Kris Allen’s version along with the Fray’s, I think someone further up in the comments provided a very good example of how different and unrelated her performance is to either. Dia’s also admit that she didn’t hear the other arrangements of the song until she’d already developed hers.

  45. Elle says:

    I’m sad to see everyone go from this week but mostly Casey but I knew Javier would win that battle.As for who I want to win I would be happy if any of them won as they are all very talented singers.But if I had to choose one it would have to be Dia.

  46. Davey says:

    I find it interesting than over a very short period of time there is clear hate toward certain contestants.

  47. Nikkitita says:

    Definitely the expected (and deserving) 4 finalists went through. This rarely happens on Idol, right?

    Team Adam: There’s no denying Javier’s voice (especially when he keeps those runs in check) but I’ve grown to appreciate Casey after she sang ‘Leather and Lace’. I guess Adam’s explanation of the 65-35 split explains his song choice for Casey. He really wanted Javier to make it to the finals. Brave. Honest. Sincere.

    Team Cee-Lo: Enjoyed both performances but somehow, I’m just pulling for Vicci.

    Team Christina: Frenchie definitely sang that song well and the Itunes version is such a good uptempo dance tune that’s definitely radio-ready. (From someone who doesn’t really listen to dance tunes.) Beverly’s got mad vocals. And there’s just something utterly real about her.

    Team Blake: Xenia’s trademark tone cannot be taken away from her but she just needs to go back to school, perform in school and she’ll be ready soon enough. Dia, like what I told my sister: “Just not my cup of pretentious, shy, reserved tea.”

    This is the kind of voting that makes sense.
    My only criticism is ‘Why is the show rushing to the finals?’

    • Snsetblaze says:

      I think you hit the nail on the head with regard to Frenchie v. Bev. All of the songs Bev sang seemed to be made for her and she seemed real and humble. She looked scared to death at the results and seemed shocked and then grateful. Frenchie looked like she thought she would go through.

  48. Cathy says:

    I believe that where it says Adam below, it should be Blake; if someone already mentioned this, I apologize. There are a lot of postings here, and I didn’t go through them all.

    Team Blake
    Dia Frampton defeats Xenia: 106 to 94 (Adam’s point split: 50-50)

  49. Rick says:

    Did anyone catch that moment in the live show where the lights went out backstage and Frenchie came on, screaming at one of the stage hands? Hysterical!