The Voice Top 3 Performance Recap: Set Fire to the Stage, Watch It Burn! [Updated]

You know what’s as American as the tire flaps on Blake Shelton’s pickup truck? Armchair quarterbacking tonight’s Top 3 performance episode of The Voice.

To that end, let me register a handful of gripes. How come Usher assigned The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” — a song that’s wearing thinner than Mixology‘s welcome in the post-Modern Family timeslot — to his guy …READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

The Voice Top 5 Results Recap: Are the Right Three Contestants Headed for the Finale?

A week ago Wednesday, we had eight intriguing contestants battling for The Voice‘s Season 6 crown. As of this moment, only three remain.

Did exec producer Mark Burnett hurl the octet into a ThunderDome-style arena — axes and nunchuks at the ready — the crowd chanting “Eight singers enter! Three singers leave!”? Was the dreaded Hantavirus to blame? …READ MORE

The Voice Top 5 Performance Recap: Finals Exam

With only two weeks left in The Voice‘s sixth season, you’d think executive producer Mark Burnett would finally be comfortable letting the five remaining contestants hog the spotlight.

But like the two diggers’ worth of animal dung that Adam Levine dumped onto Blake Shelton’s shiny red pickup truck out in the show’s parking lot tonight, there always seems to be READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

Reality Check: Who Falls Short of Our Dream Final 2 on American Idol? Plus: The Voice's Top 8 Week Bloodbath -- Why We Hated It

We’re down to the penultimate weeks of American Idol and The Voice – which means the forecast calls for heightened stress, a 70 percent chance of tears and emotional storm warnings.

On this week’s Reality Check, my co-host Melinda Doolittle and I dish the complicated emotions dredged up by … READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

The Voice Results Recap: Chainsaw Massacre!

Somebody on The Voice production team has a twisted sense of humor.

Tonight’s Top 8 results telecast kicked off with Kristen Merlin, Audra McLaughlin, Jake Worthington and Kat Perkins teaming up for a cover of The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” — an apt pick considering that more than a third of the Season 6 field would be marching to the guillotine by the end of the hour. READ MORE

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: This Shtick Is Bananas -- B-A-N-A-N-A-S! [Updated]

A long-term, loving relationship requires honesty — even when it’s uncomfortable or upsetting. And so, as much as The Voice has, essentially, put a ring on it (in terms of my DVR series-recording loyalty), I’m not going to sit here and pretend that Season 6’s Top 8 performance night lived up to the coaches’ unbridled, eye-rolling superlatives — or that Adam Levine’s new hair color is anything other than toxic. READ MORE & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVES IN OUR POLL

The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Did the Right Contestants Get Cut This Week?

Kids say the darndest things, as the old expression goes, but so do contestants and coaches on Season 6 of The Voice.

Tonight’s Top 10 results telecast found Bria Kelly declaring her desire to subsist solely on a variety of cheeses, Usher confessing that he likes to cook in his underwear (as if we didn’t already suspect from his torso an aversion to deep-fried foods) and Shakira, in her infinite blurt-iness, sharing this gem: “I can wiggle all the things …READ MORE