Adam Levine may be People magazine’s erstwhile Sexiest Man Alive and The Voice‘s Bromancer-in-Chief, but tonight we learned he’d better not stand between Carson Daly and a good cause.
As our intrepid host donned a crimson snout to promote Red Nose Day, He Who Spends His Maroon 5 Money on Hideous Bowling Shirts broke into a fit of giggles, then scoffed, “It’s super hard to take you seriously right now.”
Carson, however, was not feelin’ it: “Trying to lift kids out of poverty, Adam. It’s very important,” he snapped back, with just enough edge that I imagined The Mighty Xtina grinning (on the inside only) and muttering “Well-played, Grasshopper” under her breath. (The Lady Aguilera looked absolutely gorgeous tonight, BTW: Perhaps the show’s stylists are finally on her side?)
But enough of me rambling about things that don’t matter — like guest performances by Jason Derulo, a chick from Adam Levine’s label (not named Christina Grimmie) and some guy who warbled some song called “Drinking Class.” Let’s instead recap this week’s Top 8 results…
Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Team Adam: Joshua Davis
Team Pharrell: Sawyer Fredericks
Team Blake: Meghan Linsey
Team Xtina: Kimberly Nichole
Team Pharrell: Koryn Hawthorne
Bottom 3/”Save Me” Performances
Team Blake: Hannah Kirby — Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” — Grade: C+
Team Blake: Corey Kent White – Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” — Grade: C-
Team Xtina: India Carney — Christina Perri’s “Human” — Grade: C+
Nobody exactly slayed it in their final impressions, but India’s overall body of work this season left me firmly backing her for the save, and a flurry of Tweets ensued.
For the first time this season, my efforts were not in vain.
Corey Kent White
OK, your turn. What did you think of Top 8 results? Did America get it right with the Bottom 3? Was the right artist saved? If not, what would you have done differently? Sound off in the comments!