Who needs fingernails, really?
With four artists headed to the guillotine during the The Voice Season 10 semifinal results telecast — and only two of ’em truly, definitively, predictably safe — the urge to nervously gnaw my fingers almost overpowered my mother’s anti-nail-biting scolds from my childhood.
Carson Daly tried to distract us by offering a performance from incoming Season 11 coach Alicia Keys (her new song’s pretty good, but was she really singing it live?) and one from OneRepublic (shouldn’t those four minutes have gone to Tessanne Chin and her hot new single?), but all I could think about was “Will Alisan/Adam/Bryan/Hannah make it through?”
I knew there was no way every member of my personal Top 4 would be taking the stage next Monday, but a boy can still hope, right?
Ugh. Now I’m stalling like Carson. Like a frat guy prepping for a kegstand, let’s doooo this!
Top 3 Vote-Getters — Sent Directly to the Finale
Adam Wakefield (Team Blake)
Alisan Porter (Team Xtina)
Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell)
Bottom 2 Vote-Getters — Instantly Eliminated
Shalyah Fearing (Team Adam)
Paxton Ingram (Team Blake)
“Save Me” Performances for the Last Spot in the Finale
Mary Sarah (Team Blake) — Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” | Grade: D+
Bryan Bautista (Team Xtina) — Miguel’s “Adorn” | Grade: A-
Laith Al-Saadi (Team Adam) — Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” | Grade: B (the guitar was hot, the vocal kinda perfunctory)
With Bryan the clear winner (to my ears) I took to Twitter to try and save him…
Alas, though, after a few weeks of my #VoiceSave hashtags lining up with America’s, my efforts were in vain… and People’s Former Sexiest Man Alive got another reason to celebrate. #ugh
What did you think of Season 10 Semifinal Results? Did America send the right four contestants to the finale? Who got your #TwitterSave votes? And who’s your pick to win it all? Sound off below!