As far as results-show telecasts go, The Voice has just about gotten its formula down pat: Plenty of musical performances, kind and gentle quotes like “two people are gonna have to go home tonight who don’t deserve to go home” (thanks, Blake!) and the absence of Christina Milian’s signature dingbattery from the Sprint Skybox.
One more thing Mark Burnett & Co. might want to consider outlawing: Carson Daly asking contestants any variation on the question, “What has your coach meant to your artistic journey?” I mean, seriously. Whether or not said coach has sabotaged them with unwelcome backup dancers or weighed them down with unspeakable song choices, the answer is always gonna be the same: “Blah blah blah, he/she changed my life for the better, made me a better singer, made me a better human, rescued my calico kitten from a tree, blah blah blah.”
This triumph of blandness will not stand! Cue an evil Xtina side-eye, or another “Aww, shucks, golly — I’m not really competitive” sound bite from Blake, already!
But anyhow…after hearing Carson introduce the night’s musical guest not once, not twice but three times as “the great Ellie Goulding” — “Burn” did sound pretty good, even if Will, Matthew and James’ mics got switched off — and a
waking nightmare musical performance courtesy of Cee Lo Green, it was time for results!
Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Will Champlin (Team Adam)
Cole Vosbury (Team Blake)
Jacquie Lee (Team Xtina)
Tessanne Chin (Team Adam)
James Wolpert (Team Adam)
Bottom Three Vote-Getters
Ray Boudreaux (Team Blake)
Caroline Pennell (Team Cee Lo)
Matthew Schuler (Team Xtina)
Holy conundrum, people! I didn’t know whether to throw my 140 characters to Caroline or Matthew. (Ray, obvi, just wasn’t an option this time around — no matter how adorable his daughter has been all season.)
Finally, I made a decision — and I’ll admit I went a little overboard.
Alas, my hashtaggery was in vain. After Adam said Matthew would and should be saved, here’s how it played out:
And with that, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of Top 8 results night? Did you take to Twitter and participate in the “Instant Save”? Did the right people go home? Share your thoughts in the comments!