The Voice Top 12 Results Recap: Did the Right Contestants Get Cut This Week? [Updated]

Growing up, my mom always had verrrry strong ideas about wearing white after Labor Day. She did not, however, provide me with any guidance about the protocol for rocking a sheer body stocking with not-entirely-opaque undergarments, an eye-popping look that Shakira sported as she half-sang, half-mouthed her rockin’ new single “Empire” tonight on The Voice‘s Top 12 results telecast. READ MORE

Reality Check: Is It Too Late to Save Idol's 13th Season? Plus: The Great Alex Preston Debate! And Is Team Blake Unbeatable on The Voice?

To say it’s been a frustrating season of American Idol would be as much of an understatement as saying Jennifer Lopez likes her clothes on the revealing side.

But what, exactly, is keeping the show’s latest crop of contestants from achieving true greatness, from delivering musical moments that deserve to be branded in our memory banks alongside …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO