The Voice Results: Did the Right Contestants Make the Season 4 Top 12?

The Voice - Season 4 Results Team AdamAdam Levine tried to pull a fast one on tonight’s episode of The Voice, and (read this next part using your Scooby-Doo villain voice), if it weren’t for that crazy kid Carson Daly, he might’ve gotten away with it!

Indeed, on Top 16 results night, each of the coaches saw his or her team cut from four contestants down to three — with America voting through its two favorites, and the coaches choosing between their two at-risk acts for a spot in the Top 12.

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The results for Adam’s protégés, not surprisingly, were held till the end of the episode — likely because most Voice fans considered his quartet of female vocalists to be the deepest and most closely matched of any team this season.

And yet, with only a minute left in the game, the credits beginning to roll across the bottom of the screen, and a fresh episode of SVU in the hopper, Adam refused to make the call between Sarah Simmons and Caroline Glaser.

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Carson pleaded and cajoled. Adam hemmed and hawed. Carson practically stamped his feet. Adam said something about how “music is more important than a game.”

Deep down, I hoped that the clock would run out, we’d cut to Det. Benson investigating some “especially heinous” crime, and Mark Burnett would give a last-minute reprieve to both Sarah and Caroline and bring back a Top 13 next Monday night. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. So with that, let’s cut to the results:

Voted through by America: Holly Tucker, Danielle Bradbery
Saved by Blake: The Swon Brothers (what’s Blake’s fascination with these fellas?)
Eliminated: Justin Rivers (aw, bummer!)

Voted through by America: Sasha Allen, Kris Thomas
Saved by Shakira: Garrett Gardner
Eliminated: Karina Iglesias (I’d have rather seen Garrett go)

Voted through by America: Michelle Chamuel, Vedo
Saved by Usher: Josiah Hawley
Eliminated: Cathia

Voted through by America: Judith Hill (despite a lackluster iTunes showing), Amber Carrington (#TeamAmber)
Saved by Adam: Sarah Simmons
Eliminated: Caroline Glaser

In other news, Carson announced that due to “inconsistencies” observed by Telescope, the show’s vote-monitoring and -counting company, that text and online voting were thrown out this week, though it ultimately had no effect on the results. Fair enough. And I appreciated the frankness with which the minor scandale was addressed.

Anyhow, what did you think of this week’s Voice results? Did any decisions left you shocked or upset? Any pleasant surprises? And what did you think of the night’s guest performers? Sound off in the comments, and for all my reality TV news, interviews, videos and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

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  1. Maggie says:

    I hope Justin can find a niche for himself in country music, bc I just listened to his full version of “Easy” on YouTube and he’s really a fantastic singer. I think he may have been felled by poor song choices and not enough exposure in the early rounds, but he’s super talented and totally adorable, I’d take him over the Swon Brothers any day.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      yeah that was the first bum choice of the night

    • Lee says:

      I’d take Christian, Grace or Justin over the Swon Brothers. I’m with Slezak–what’s with Blake’s weird fascination with the Brothers? (One of them doesn’t even sing!)

      • Daneila says:

        THIS! If you are a duo why dont both of them sing?

      • WJ says:

        Yey THIS! so true! Christian “Sexy and I know it” Porter, why?? Grace “chrome guitar” Askew, why?? SO MUCH TALENT.. Terrible choices on Blake’s side.

        • Gupta says:

          Ahh… I miss Christian, he woul’ve made the season more interesting. Poor Grace, she was montaged almost the entire season.

    • Donna Zegalia says:

      THis season has been disgusting. Those stupid Swan boys. Last night, they sang with so much backup how could you tell how good they were. They are not superstar material at all. and is it Julie(tthe girl with Michael Jackson, HOW COULD SHE NOT WIN. She is a star. I’m sorry guys, I don’t like games and thats all this season was. What a shame.

  2. kavyn says:

    Did Blake really say “For the sake of keeping things as different and diverse as I can…” as a reason for saving the Swon Brothers over Justin Rivers, yet got rid of Christian Porter and Grace Askew who were a LOT better and more diverse than them? Blake is dead to me this season.

    • A says:

      By diversity I think he meant having a duo in the competition. But I agree it’s a stupid excuse. I really miss Grace Askew.

      • kavyn says:

        I wouldn’t really call them a duo, it’s more like a contestant with his own backup singer… The skinny brother never sings on his own.

        • BillyBob says:

          LOL! I like your description. The chunky bro and his skinny back up singer brother. It’s the Snore Bros.

        • white lancer says:

          That’s exactly how I’ve been describing them for the past few weeks. I don’t think they sound half-bad (though I would have booted them in the Battles in favor of Christian Porter), but the younger brother really is just a personal backup singer for the older one.

          • kavyn says:

            Christian Porter, Grace Askew and Justin Rivers were all robbed, which is unfortunate (those three easily make a better Team Blake than the current team IMO).

    • Adam Fachry says:

      Ughh, I wouldn’t even give them a PENNY if I came across this bland duo on subway. I dislike them the most, at this moment.

    • Stan says:

      Blake has been dead to me this season since he picked justin over savannah in the knockouts.
      Idk y, but for some reason this season there are alot of contestants that I know are good, but I just can’t connect to them (Judith, amber, Danielle and holly)
      That said, I’m really rooting for Michelle and Sarah..

    • TeamSwonBrothers says:

      Am I the only person who likes the Swon Brothers? I think their harmonizing is incredible. I think the have a good vibe to them. Thier versions of American Girl and Drift Away are topping my most played list right now. To top it all off I think they are also both really cute!

      • Danny says:

        @Team- No, I’m w/ ya. I wouldn’t rate them #1, but I like em well enough. I guess they’re this years punching bag.

        • HitTheGroundRunning says:

          There are not bad at all, heck I’d take them over Holly actually. But Justin seemed better to me.

      • Rain says:

        You aren’t alone, I love The Swon Brothers – they’re my favorite of Team Blake. I don’t have iTunes or I’d be playing those 2 songs over and over, I thought they were great.

      • xwiseguyx says:

        If you hadn’t written this comment, I would have. I thought they did a great job. I actually liked both the Swon’s and Justin best so was really more disappointed in “America” than Blake. I must have been the only one who heard some real pitch problems with both of the female contestants on Blake’s team that “America” voted for.

        • TeamSwonBrothers says:

          I completely agree with you! Holly hit some sour notes in there, even though she is incredible, I think it was nerves. Danielle in my opinion isn’t that impressive I mean she is really young and still has a lot to learn. I was so disappointed that Justin and the Swon Brothers were the bottom two. I’m glad to know I’m not the only Swon Brothers fan out there!

    • Vanessa Fombe says:


  3. A says:

    I agreed with every decision except for Garrett! Sad Caroline is gone, but I definitely knew she would be if the choice had to be made. Adam’s team is just way too strong and is clearly the front runner this season.
    Here’s my personal ranking:
    1) Judith Hill
    2) Michelle Chamuel
    3) Amber Carrington
    4) Danielle Bradbery
    5) Sarah Simmons
    6) Holly Tucker
    7) Josiah Hawley
    8) Sasha Allen
    9) The Swon Brothers
    10) Vedo
    11) Kris Thomas
    12) Garrett Gardner

    • gregk says:

      Great top 4 but I would give Kris a much higher ranking. He and Danielle might be the surprises this season.

      • A says:

        Meh, I liked his Blind audition but he’s failed to really impress me since then. Definitely agree about Danielle. I definitely hope she continues after the show even if she doesn’t win.

      • Vanessa Fombe says:

        I think Danielle’s talent is overrated! Besides what people cant get over is the fact that she is so young and has such talent. This season should be given to more experienced artists, I think Blake would give her a record deal whether she wins or not since he’s so obsessed with her.

    • white lancer says:

      This is a pretty solid ranking…except Josiah over Sasha? What the heck?

      • A says:

        I know many people hate him but I actually like his voice. It’s different. I really enjoyed his rendition of Sunday Morning and I liked his song this week. I think he can improve but maybe people think all he can do is model and can’t get past his looks I guess. I’m not crazy about Sasha but she’s good.

        • Sibellan says:

          Josiah’s voice is different?! How? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching him too. But that’s not my ears talking !

          • Bessie says:

            Haha, he is mighty fine to look at, and his voice is not unpleasant, I wasn’t mad at Usher for saving him, that’s for sure.

      • Lee says:

        I think this past week proved that Josiah is a contender. He really showed his range in that Muse song. I think I would’ve ranked him a little bit higher. IMO he should’ve been higher than Sarah Simmons. At least I remember the songs Josiah has sung. I can’t remember any of Sarah’s songs.

    • kavyn says:

      Really? Danielle never stood out aside from the constant praise she gets. I’d swap her and Sasha around personally.

    • Davey says:

      I think Judith Hill is not going to make it to the finals. She’s overrated.

      • HitTheGroundRunning says:

        I think more likely because she has been pegged that way in backlash fashion to her background.

    • Gupta says:

      Oh Caroline. Why’d she pick Adam over Usher? She and Michelle could have been the top two in that team. I miss her already.

  4. Danny says:

    Michael had double duty today eh? Keep up the good work.
    Team Blake was pretty much what I figured was going to happen. There was no great suspense there. I had one of those DOH!!!! moments when Carson was introducing Rod Stewart. He was saying one of the best selling artists of all time & that kind of stuff. I was thinking “Cee Lo’s doing well, but I didn’t realize he was doing THAT well.”
    Then Carson introduced Rod Stewart & I had that DOH!!!! moment. I’m guessing he’s getting up towards 70 years old now. He still moves pretty well. I liked the song too.
    Cee Lo kicked some tail. I don’t recall Juliet Sims because she was on the season before I started watching. If she was a guest last year, I don’t recall it. I liked her though. I’m going to have to look her up and see what she’s got out there.
    I felt bad for Shakira. She really seemed unsettled. I hope she comes back next year. She comes off as very sincere, kind, and honest. We need more of that not only at the judges tables, but in life in general. I figured she’d save Garrett. I thought he might get in on the vote. Sasha was a lock. I’ll miss Karina, but no major qualms about Shakira saving Garrett.
    Team Usher I figured Josiah would get the voted save. I sorta felt if Cathia didn’t get voted in, she’d be the one he’d let go.
    Adam had a tough, tough choice. All 4 of his singers were awesome. I had no clue as to who would be voted in. Overall, I’ve got no real beef w/ any of the decisions. I liked Karina more than most, so I’ll miss her. I can see where Shakira would go w/ Garrett though.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      haha over the ” I had one of those DOH!!!! moments when Carson was introducing Rod Stewart. He was saying one of the best selling artists of all time & that kind of stuff. I was thinking “Cee Lo’s doing well, but I didn’t realize he was doing THAT well.””.
      Same here. I was like whooaa holy shh damn my man CeeLo didn’t know you were doing THAT well for yourself. And then I was like oh.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      Too bad you missed the Juliet season!! Man did she rock it! She managed second place. Can’t believe she lost to a generic R&B guy on Blake’s team who wasn’t even on any radar screens during the finale week. Like literally maybe two words were written about him. No downloads. No twitter crowd. And boom he wins out of nowhere. :(
      I think you were saying how it stinks no rocking females ever make finales on these shows and well she was one of the ones I was talking about when I said you should not have missed the first two seasons of the voice (which had two of four in the first season and 1 of 4 in the second season finale).

      • The Beach says:

        Yep, that was a major shock to me too (and to lots of other people). I thought Juliette had it in the bag and couldn’t believe he just swooped in and took it. I can’t even remember his name.

    • Amy Thomas says:

      I have absolutely zero intentions on watching this after tonight. Having been a huge fan since the season start, I’m done ! Really? Carolyn eliminated? Anyone with a music background knows that girl has something great. So over it

      • Tom22 says:

        I’m dissapointed too. I was really hoping to hear her. I’m not sure if it had to do with the voting system not working well or maybe with more people watching the show who used to watch idol:.. people who have a taste for strong voices singing diva ballads over people who will try to bring a different viewpoint or sing softer songs from a hipper viewpoint.

      • Gupta says:

        I’m bummed that she didn’t get voted in. I knew for sure that Adam wouldn’t save her. Too much talent for one team, so much that half another coach’s team originally belonged to him. I think Adam did Sasha a huge favor by letting her go, she’s untouchable now she’s in Shaki’s team. Had Caroline been more strategic and picked Usher, she would have probably gone further into the competition.

        • Vanessa Fombe says:

          Strongly disagree!!! had Caroline picked usher, she still would had been booted out sometime? usher’s obsessed with particular artists just like Blake, stop blaming Adam! or Caroline! he had a really tough choice to make if you think about it! lets not forget that Sarah was a four chair turn!

  5. gregk says:

    “Inconsistencies” in the voting: wonder what really happened here and is this a one-time event? Also would be interesting to know what percentage of votes were online/text.

    • Timmah says:

      I also want to know that if it was not counted correctly, how they know it had no effect on the results.

    • Sara says:

      I know on Monday night, when I was trying to vote online, it was doing some weird things. The first time I clicked the vote button, it said I was on my 3rd vote. When I tried to do what would have been my second vote for the same contestant, it said I had voted 10 times and that vote wouldn’t count. I am assuming that others must have had the same problem. Totally sucks that a ton of votes didn’t count, but it doesn’t seem like (at least on my end) that votes were really even going through.

      • Josh says:

        Same here! I was so pumped that I didn’t have to click the button eight more times (which should be an option anyway, right?) but it was probably the glitch. Darn.

      • HitTheGroundRunning says:

        Same here I was voting online and after like 3rd vote it jumped to 10 and I was like that’s weird did I hit some auto button or does it figure you are going for 10 if you keep hitting it fast? I hope this counts. (hah) I didn’t mind since it saved me time.
        Then yesterday I couldnt even find online voting on the ipad app. I tried web based and that worked fine. I guess that got tossed too (sorry Cathia). Everyone else I voted for made it other than Karina (only voted for her a little).

    • algalhi says:

      On Monday, I voted fine online, but last night there was no way to vote on the website. The voting link just led to a rundown of the contestants. I even tried changing browsers, but no luck. So, I went back to the tried and true method of using the telephone!

  6. BillyBob says:

    Yep! I guessed it before hand that the talented Latina girls would be not saved by judge Shakira and Usher. They know that a so-so white dude / guy would give them a better chance than a talented Latino girl. Blake is clearing the way for Danielle. Blake knows the Snore Bros will be gone soon.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      The thing is though that Josiah couldnt even get the votes despite a week one from Vedo and Josiah doing his best with a rocking song. So what votes does Usher thing he is chasing after? Apparently the cute guy with guitar thing isn’t working for him. Once again the latina pop star cut just as live rounds get going over inferior voices :(.

  7. Cassie says:

    I know people really didn’t enjoy Cathia’s song this week, but I still can’t believe Josiah got the save. I think Cathia had some untapped potential but Josiah is just nice to look at and the show is called “The Voice”.

    • kavyn says:

      Josiah was saved because he makes the same faces as Usher lol…

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      utterly disgusted, it’s not like Josiah was managing the cute WGWG votes anyway so how do you justify it? Josiah at his best with a song that can get votes doesnt get votes and you dump Cathia who has had a much stronger body of work and has more potential? Usher just seemed total bromance with Josiah though. It sounds like he wanted Michelle, Josiah and Cathia but when America saved Vedo he ended up having to go with his bro though I don;t get it.

      • Claudia says:

        Cathia came off as unpleasant in the face-off between her & Mary. That is hard to overcome with the voting public.

        • Danny says:

          @ Claudia- That’s spot on. I’m lost on all the Cathia love. She was decent, but not great. It’s not like she was going to go on & win the thing anyway. I’d also think that in a close battle, a judge would go w/ the one already on their team.

          • HitTheGroundRunning says:

            I don’t see how it was close though. Can you even remember anything Josiah did other than last night? And yeah Cathia probably won’t knock off Amber or Sasha say but Josiah sure as heck won’t either. At least give her her due. I mean she was able to take down an early favorite in Ryan, she ain’t that bad.

        • MrsMrH says:

          Yeah! That’s why I didn’t like her. Cathia came off in a negative way vs sweet Mary. Her face doesn’t came of as genuine.

        • HitTheGroundRunning says:

          True, although who knows the real story behind that. But being given a Whitney song doesn’t exactly help her overcome that and then she was the only contestant any judge ever bothered trying to outright critique at all so she had like 10 decks stacked against her. Unfair. But so is half the stuff on reality shows (or life for that matter).
          Even despite that I saw a lot more people complaining about the Josiah save over her than applauding it so she still had chance to rebound from that early clip stuff to some degree.

        • Gupta says:

          Agree with you Claudia. Also, she really doesn’t hold a candle to the other great female performers left in the competition, so why bother saving her? Usher made the right call.

      • The Beach says:

        To be honest neither Josiah nor Cathia were favorites of mine so I really didn’t care which one Usher picked to stay.

  8. Christine says:

    The Swon Brothers – really! They’re a dime a dozen.
    Garrett over Karina – Shakira jests, right?
    Sarah had problems this week. Caroline’s unique and can improve immensely (I know she’s hard to understand right now but that’s fixable). I’m sorry she’s gone. Cos I’m just not thrilled or excited about Judith after her performance this week.
    Usher’s lucky he”s got Michelle.
    But whaddo I know?

    • BillyBob says:

      I agree with your post. The Snore Bros are a dime a dozen. Usher and Shakira has to go for the white dude WGWG factor over the Latino. Blake is choosing his weakest candidates, so they will be eliminated in a timely fashion clearing, so most of the country votes will go to his only shot at winning… DANIELLE.

      • Adam Fachry says:

        Cathia is a bit one-dimensional, though I’m sure she can improve. The same can’t be said of Josiah. He’s not Lazaro-bad, but I can’t stand his affected, aware of how good-looking he is persona everytime he performs. Though, I admit, I do want him in my bedroom, or at least on my porn collection lol.

        • Danni says:

          LOL! I can’t stand the dude. Usher wants another Justin Bieber, pretty white boy, for his money making collection. Voice does not matter.

        • Christine says:

          Adam, he’s icky on stage – are you sure you want him in your boudoir?

          • Adam Fachry says:

            Now that I think about it, I don’t wanna be ahomewrecker lol. He’s a married man :(. But lots of married porn stars still do what they do though…feel free to interpret :p.

      • Christine says:

        The Snore Bros – luv it, BillyBob. Shakira screwed up by wanting everyone (they prob had to oil her chair cos it got so much action). And not many peeps seemed to pick Usher for their coach so he had slim pickings. So neither had strong teams to begin with. Blake handicapped himself – do you really think that’s what he’s doing now? On another note, Josiah’s a real snooze too (gracious, may have to go lay down now with all this talk of sleep!!). Sorry to sound negative but I think the public lost with the coaches’ picks tonight tonight. I do think there’s some terrific talent on the show.

    • Michelle Hughes says:

      Sarah will reach millions with her stellar performance and vocals. I have watched and shared her take on angel hundreds of times. I think of the hundreds of people I encounter that struggle with devastating challenges and want her cd to give to them. Her emotion in that performance breeds hope. I hope this reaches her.

  9. Lois Benton says:

    Sheesh. Adam had to SAVE Sarah Simmons? Future contestants, NEVER choose Team Adam. Even I, mere viewer, nothing really invested, knew better at the beginning of Season Two: Do NOT pick Adam, if you have a choice.

    • Sheilalala says:

      I agree-he fights SO hard for them and can’t possibly do that many artists justice, so many could have been on the live shows if they had gone with other coaches…

    • white lancer says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Sarah would have been a lock on the other three teams, but Adam’s team is just way too strong.

      • Sheilalala says:

        Sarah should have gone with Blake quite honestly-she’s southern, could have done some gorgeous country ballads and fit right in with his team. He loves her and would have been loyal to the end. Adam goes rogue sometimes, I wouldn’t trust him..

        • kavyn says:

          Implying Blake wouldn’t have booted her in favour of the Swon Brothers? lol…

        • Sara says:

          What about her song choices thus far suggests that she wants to sing country ballads? Just because she is from the South, that means she has to sing country songs?

          And during her Battle round, Blake clearly said to Usher “I totally forgot about that girl” after her performance. Furthermore, Blake hasn’t really been showing too much loyalty this season.

          • Sheilalala says:

            She has a massive range, so its obviously up to her as to which genre she leans towards in which song (unlike say a power RnB vocalist like Sasha), but she did the Lady Antebellum country ballad beautifully with the Hawaiian guy, and since Blake has professed his undying love for her and her ‘being one of his favorite singers of all time’ in every single performance, I just feel like she would be safer longer than in Adam’s massive nest of talent. I just want her to win..

        • Lois Benton says:

          I wouldn’t go with Blake, either. Last season, he took notes from Adam’s playbook and let Gracia Harrison, a real stellar country artist, Suzanne Choffel and Terisa Griffin go–all before the live rounds started, just to make sure that no one voted for them and foiled his outline for his team. Terisa was stolen by Cee Lo, but Blake made sure the real contenders, Gracia and Suzanne, were gone after they could be stolen but before the voting started. It was really a shame, too, because Gracia should have been in the finals.

        • Gupta says:

          Shielalala, she was on Team Blake originally, but lost to Danielle in the battle rounds.

      • Vanessa Fombe says:

        Dont blame Adam! its not his fault his team is strong! and i strongly believe he’s the only one who doesnt practice favoritism! i mean, just look at the other coaches? blake pushing country artists with no talent? usher pushing justin beiber wannabes and shakira pushing garrett. adam let go of sasha when he liked her so much but just had to accept the horrifying reality that Amber beat her at the battle rounds.

    • Sieves says:

      shouldn’t you be getting mad at the format of the show which FORCES Adam to eliminate people from his team? I get the whole coaches competiting thing but it really sucks that talented people who could potentially have a deep run are eliminated early on because of things like the knockouts, battles, etc. If this show was really about the voice they’d let america choose instead of the judges picking their favorite pet. Thats one area where Idol STILL beats the Voice.

      • HBH says:

        They let america choose all the players last season and Christina was left with no one by the end of it, so I’m guessing they went back to the competition between coaches

        • Josh says:

          The format is the same as last year, except we only lost one per team this week instead of two…

          • HBH says:

            No, last season, they voted off 2 people with the least votes. It wasn’t by teams. The final 4 were team blake and team ceelo. adam and christina’s people didn’t even make it to the finale. if it were by teams, they would have

        • HitTheGroundRunning says:

          bah they did really??

          • HitTheGroundRunning says:

            the season will over in like three more weeks then and it will be like early seasons where everyone is gone before you even know them, even last season they cut down way too fast and by teams is really a bad way to go for so many reasons

    • Gupta says:

      Yup, Caroline should have chosen Usher.

  10. Sheilalala says:

    WHEW! A few surprises, but thanking the Gods Adam did the right thing and saved Sarah-she will get her groove back if she gets a decent song. SO happy Judith didn’t get Jessie Campbelled-weird that she’s one of the only Voice artists not charting on itunes-was it just me, or did she look like she was SHOCKED that she was safe?? I thought she might collapse..

    Poor Shaky. She has become a pimply, 13 year old girl again for Garrapata. I liked how sincere she was was about her difficulty in choosing-Karina just won’t win, her vibe isn’t unique enough.

    Surprised that Holly was safe over Swons and Justin but meh…as long as Blake doesn’t dump Danielle for her along the way to the finale.

    Stupid Usher.Make Blue Steel a star on your own time, America wants to see the most highly talented vocalists win a competition-Cathia beat Ryan Innes, she could have gone a lot further than squinty…

  11. Timmah says:

    Adam had a tough choice. I wish he’d have chosen Caroline though, there is no one else like her on any of these shows.

  12. Annie says:

    It’s a bit odd that two of the four methods of voting would have no impact on the results.

    I’m disappointed that Karina and Caroline are gone. I feel like every week we’re chipping away more and more of the unique voices in the competition, leaving good but less distinct ones in place. I’m hoping Michelle sticks around for as long as possible.

    • The Beach says:

      Since online and text voting seems to be by far the most popular ways for the public to vote these days, it does make one a bit suspicious.

  13. Jake says:

    So sad that Caroline is out. Totally saw it coming, but I hoped that Adam might give the underdog a shot, especially since, with the exception of the occasional Addle reference, Sarah isn’t exactly the kind of singer we hear on the radio today. Now I guess I’m all for Amber Carrington, Michelle Chamuel, and Kris Thomas (if he can get his act back together!!). I’d add Danielle to the list, but the over-the-top praise from Blake and undeservingly extraordinary iTunes performance makes me think she is a shoo-in for the finals- it’s hard to root for someone like that at this point. Elimination predictions: 12. Swon Bros 11. Garrett Gardner 10. Kris Thomas 9. Holly Tucker 8. Vedo 7. Sasha Allen 6. Josiah Hawley 5. Sarah Simmons 4. Amber Carrington 3. Judith Hill 2. Michelle Chamuel 1. Danielle Bradbery.
    I originally had all of the girls beating all of the guys. But since the guys are conpetent and the producers aren’t as manipulative as on Idol, I doubted that would actually happen.

  14. Adam Fachry says:

    I don’t understand anyone’s fascination with Caroline Glasser. Her voice is insipid and lacks depth, just because she has this indie-esque tone, which imo isn’t necessarily unique due to how ubiquitous this kind of voice has been demonstrated by female faux-singer-songwriters, doesn’t automatically make her better than some. Glad she’s gone.

    • Josh says:

      Ay, King Adam. If you say that Caroline is terrible, then she MUST be terrible. Orrrrrrr we just love her gorgeous tone. When she sings the words “closer, tiny dancer” in her blind audition, those few notes are incredible, and Blake’s reaction shows I’m not alone in thinking that. Your opinion isn’t world truth, sir.

      • Adam Fachry says:

        Who said my opinion is world truth or even said she’s terrible. She’s hardly, but mediocre? Imo, definitely. And so what if Blake’s reaction says it all. That’s completely irrelevant to my PERSONAL taste.

        • Josh says:

          You never said it was your personal taste. You stated that her voice is insipid and lacks depth, only opining that you don’t find it to be unique. Just saying, dude.

          • Adam Fachry says:

            Dude, learn to interpret opinions. When I said her voice is insipid and lacks depth, I’m referring to my personal taste. Do you know what imo (in my opinion) means? By saying that alone, it’s clear that I’m speaking based on what I feel towards her voice therefore implying my personal taste.

      • Gupta says:

        I love Caroline’s tone too. The way she sang “And hoping for a better life” was heartbreaking. She didn’t have to hit big notes to make me feel something. She has problems with enunciation (which Adam could have pointed out and fixed) but the emotional connection to me was undeniable. She could have gone far.

    • Crncunningham says:

      I agree. I don’t see the uniqueness in Caroline’s voice. this has become the indy standard way of lazy twisty singing. It was cool for a second, but now it’s played out. She is very overrated. She has some Edie Brickell traits combined w some Sinead O’Conner/ Cranberry twisty sounds. She’s okay, but sooo unique? Hardly.

  15. Heather says:

    I am so glad Adam picked Sarah …couldn’t stand or understand Caroline

  16. Danni says:

    Danielle Bradbery is still charting on iTunes at #5. That’s who I’m cheering for to win! Not really a country fan, but something about this girl makes me feel emotionally connected.

  17. Slatina Whorinova says:

    Caroline has four songs in the itunes top 200, and Judith has none. I think Sarah Simmons is way overhyped. Her rasp seems contrived. Just not genuine at all like Karina or Shawna P. It sounds like she forcibly shreds her voice. “Wild Horses” was just painful to listen to. I’m glad the voters agreed with me.

    • MamaLis says:

      I agree. With all that note-taking… She’s not a “I know who I am, dig from the soul’ kind of singer. I don’t think she has enough to front a stage. To be a “star”, you not only have to perform spectacularly, but you have to do it a little differently every time. That’s not her thing. However, because of all that note-taking and college prep, she’s probably perfect for a backup singing career. She can write it down, perfect the technique, then do it over & over again… infinity.

      • Michelle Hughes says:

        How can anyone dig from her soul anymore than Sarah? She is the best vocalist I have ever heard period.

    • Sieves says:

      first of all its likely that all 4 of adams artists got more votes than half of the other contestants on the other teams. second of all, just because sarah wasn’t in the top 2 doesn’t mean america agrees with you. for all you know it was super close. someone had to be in the bottom though and because team Adam was so stacked you knew it wouldn’t be fair anyway you slice it

  18. Alan Dvorkis says:

    Shakira gave Garrett a song with no win. I enjoyed his audition and battle round. I get what she says with there is much more there. I am in the minority but I am happy he is still around. I am not enamored with any of Blakes crew. I do not think there is greatness anywhere. I do enjoy Usher and feel Shakira is sincere. Adam remains the most annoying and Blakes selection of saves is borderline bizarre. I do not think I shall watch much more. I am enjoying The Voice UK however.

    • Danni says:

      Usher is cool. Shakira seems sincere and I like her conservative outfits. NO boobs hanging out like X-tina or the trampy Idol judges Nicki and Mariah. The way they let their hooters hang out, it’s all about them!!

  19. Fall says:

    It was so sad watching Shakira make that decision :( but I think she got it right. As far as competition goes, Garrett has a better shot at it than Karina.
    And yes, Adam having to SAVE Sarah was absurd.
    Also I think we should have Juliet performing at least once every season! <3 still my #1

    • Danni says:

      Shakira knows that Garrett dude has a better shot at going further than Karina. That’s why Usher did the same move. So, bye-bye to Karina and Cathia. There goes the Latino viewers saying… Adios to The Voice. Boo woo :(

    • The Beach says:

      If Shakira is as invested in Garrett as it seems then she needs to be more careful in her choice of songs for him. I love “Imagine” but that was not the right song for him.

  20. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    Man did not agree with the pair saved by America for the first three teams nor with the judges saves (and one really disgusted me- looking at you Usher).

    • Danni says:

      Hey, you should of known the Usher man would save a pretty white dude any day of the week. He needs another Justin Bieber, one is not enough. LOL!

  21. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    That said thank god the three tops Sasha, Amber, Michelle all breezed through as expected. Judith survived too despite the itunes scare.

  22. JJ says:

    I loved this show the past couple of seasons but I’m already over it this season. Caroline was the only one that interested me at all. The pool of contestants is pretty gross this season. Judith has crazy skills but I’m not that impressed with anyone else.

  23. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    UGH so utterly disgusted with Usher though!!!!! When I saw it was Cathia vs Josiah I knew she was doomed. Major bromance there and her cuteness apparently not enough to break his spell and consider her whole body of work vs his. An unfair travesty. Come on man!! Snap out of it.
    And get this for all that we ended up trading Ryan our for Josiah??? Cathia over Ryan brought something at least. But now we look at it as Josiah over Ryan.
    Curse of the latina pop singer and start of the live rounds I guess.
    He did say he never expected to have to make that choice though so I guess he ideally wanted Michelle, Josiah, Cathia but America saved Vedo and sadly that knocked off Cathia’s last chance. Damn.
    Thing is if he thinks Josiah is a smart choice to get those looks cooking up votes well then where were the votes this week? And he even did fairly well this week, his best. So why is he the one to save???

    • Sara says:

      I actually read it more that Usher thought he would have to save Vedo and that was why he was surprised. He seems to really love Vedo.

      • Sara says:

        And by “read it” I meant when I watched it, that was how I interpreted his reaction. He seemed really, really pleased that Vedo made it through.

        • HitTheGroundRunning says:

          I thought that at first but then he seemed to struggle with the Cathia/Josiah choice and seeing how in love he seems to be with Josiah why would he even struggle if it hadn’t been saving Cathia over Vedo as his expectation. But who knows he sure seemed more postive about Michelle and his bros than Cathia all of a sudden (did he get beat down from slack over saving her over Ryan and do a 180??). Maybe you are right. I don’t know. Whatever, I hated his decision.

  24. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    You always end up with the top 12 having a bunch who are much weaker than some who get cut.
    It’s also weird that it is almost like Idol all the guys who seemed to have promise like Ryan (although he did go off a bit in his last performance and Cathia was the easy choice, but still I’d have tried Ryan over some of the guys still around), Warren, Justin, etc. are gone before it even begins.
    And pop females sure have a rough time going far (well other than Cassidee I guess hah she never did any diva pop though I guess) and latina pop females always cut a frustrating cut during this round it seems. Even with Shakira all gone.
    So disgusted over the Cathia thing! At the least Amber, Sasha, Michelle all made it or I’d be all Tasmanian Devil-level apoplectic hah.

  25. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    1st America saved Holly over Justin which I didn’t really agree with and then Blake saved the Swon brothers over Justin which I really didn’t agree with. Neither are among my overall favorites so it didn’t bother me that much in the end I guess but it did seem wrong and I didn’t agree with it.
    2nd I didn’t agree that America took Kris over Karina and then, although I didn’t see Garrett last night so I can’t go by last night, I don’t know that I agree with Shakira saving him over Karina. Boy you could tell she really cares about them so much though. But I mean I didn’t even see Garrett and while I liked Karina I wasn’t mad crazy about her so I will live.
    3rd First America saved Vedo over Cathia which really annoyed me (perhaps Usher ultimately too) and then Usher just utterly pissed me off you just knew already from before Cathia even stepped out he was all bromance for Josiah so Josiah would get saved and so he did. Sooooo unfair. She has had a much stronger overall track record and she had a tough song she pulled off the other night.
    I did get the impression that he was counting on it not being Cathia vs Josiah (because he said so). I have a feeling that means he would’ve saved Cathia over Vedo and same goes for Josiah over Vedo. Michelle, Cathia, Josiah I would be totally down with and I get the feeling that is what he wanted to be down with. When he didn;t get that option from America though I sure as heck wished he had saved Cathia over Josiah though. I knew it wouldn’t happen that she’d get through on votes since she was the one contestant the judges got weird over, which was totally unfair since it single her out and made no sense at all, combined with the fact that that song rarely ever gets contestants enough votes.
    Can’t believe he took Josiah (yeah he had his best night and it wasn’t bad but Cathia has the much stronger track record overall and she wasn’t really inferior last night), that one disgusted me. So unfair. His team is all dull now overall. MIchelle is cool of course.
    4th I actually, for once, totally agree with what America did here. I can’t really argue for or against Adam’s choice. I think Sarah has been stronger overall so in that sense I get saving her but I thought she was so scarily off the rails last night and even tonight she seemed a bit week in the group songs so man. Caroline was way behind and lost the week before though and 100% mumble this week (although I tend to care more about tone and melody anyway). Neither was my favorite at this point so I’d live either way. By last night I’d give it to Caroline though. By the week before Sarah. Overall I suppose Sarah. But this week made me wonder, not sure on this one.
    but on the bright side my top three Sasha, Amber, Michelle sailed through and I guess in the end that is all that matters and Judith did get a need for a save or a shock dumping. (but I sure woulda liked to have seen some more of Cathia and it might not have hurt to have had some of the guys who had seemed most promising not already all or virtually all gone already)

    • Claudia says:

      Usher is all about Vedo, not Josiah. When Vedo’s name was called he dropped his head & said “thank God”. So he thought he would be choosing between Vedo & someone else & he would have an easy time saving Vedo. When he was presented with a different choice, he wasn’t prepared.

      • HitTheGroundRunning says:

        You are probably half right. He probably is all about Vedo and I was probably wrong about that but he sure is also all about Josiah too.

  26. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    If voting is broken and inconsistent it can be incredibly hard to be sure whether tossing text and online truly made no difference though no??

    • Mackdazzle says:

      I wish they had given a better explanation for why not having those votes didn’t affect the outcome. I would imagine that those are two methods people use the most in this day and age. What did that leave, telephone and iTunes? Doesn’t seem reliable enough, but maybe I’m just dense and missing something.

  27. HitTheGroundRunning says:

    It was awesome to see CeeLo and Juliet again! And even better performing live on stage!
    (how no mention of this dynamic duo, well I guess Idol and all makes it tricky and this had to come out fast)

  28. holycow says:

    The judges are not choosing voice / talent. It’s all like a game of chess. Strategic moves. Blake knows his strongest player is Danielle. So, it’s logical Blake saved the Swon Brothers, who will be eliminated soon enough and then Holly to follow. Promptly clearing way for the country votes to go to Danielle. Usher and Shakira had to jettison Cathia and Katrina for the pretty white boys. White boys, especially with guitars can take you a long way. Just look at the last 5 seasons of American Idol. Adam saved Sarah was a good choice.

    Handy dandy Carson announced that due to “inconsistencies” observed by Telescope, the show’s vote-monitoring and -counting company, that text and online voting were thrown out this week, though it ultimately had no effect on the results. Really? None whatsoever? I find that hard to believe.

    • Mark says:

      I completely agree. It’s a strategic move. Justin would have split the overall Blake vote. By keeping the brothers, he focuses on his only chance to win, Danielle.

    • Gupta says:

      Agree with you on all points except Adam’s save. If he was being strategic then Caroline would have been the more logical choice, as there is no other female doing the indie thing. Sara has to compete with the other big voices in the competition (Sasha, Amber, Judith).

  29. Sheilalala says:

    Can I give a shout out to all the intelligent, reasonable, articulate people on this board?-no matter which singers you backing? It’s strange to not see profanity/political/typo/spam strewn comments every few posts-and so guys rock..

  30. NedPepper says:

    Again, people dump on Adam and Sarah for Caroline going home. The problem is the format of the show. On any other team (USHER’S), she’d be a coach’s top two. And I can almost guarantee you that based on ITunes sales, all of Adam’s girls ranked high votewise. Only Danielle got in the top 50 (and that’s mainly because when Blake pimps someone, his fans are like lemmings.) Also, Michelle and Sasha charted. That’s it. So the reality is that Adam’s girls may have gotten more votes than Shakira’s entire team. So, again, the format screwed Caroline. Blaming Sarah is just stupid and mean spirited. Why not blame Judith (who was the lowest of the ITunes sales for Adam’s) and yet somehow was saved by America? The ITunes rankings have usually been pretty telling.

  31. Tom22 says:

    I’m sorry… “no effect on the results” insults my intelligence.. Let anyone with any training in demographics tell me that online voting and text voting have the same aged, ethinic and regional make up as the phone voting and vice versa and say so before a judge and then pull a random sampling of other people in demogrpahics and see if they can attest the same?

    Its absolutely rediculous that the results are remotely relevant.

    Do the whole thing over .. or give use 100% transparecy on how they deemed that the demopraphics of the phone audience matched that of the internet voters in prior years and and a letter written with the details people with masters in the area can or cannot dissprove.

    Voting didnt’ work. Fine.. re-run the election.. just don’t accept one class of voters.

    100% wrong expectation to set for anyone. What we accept in terms of a talent show will echo into our perceptions of fairness elsewhere.

    No way.. no how… fallen example of being american .

    • Tom22 says:

      I suppose they could do it by flying in a few academics to puruse the statistics from last year to see to what degree the difference between the mediums is statistically relevant. It doesn’t necessarily need to be public. The have a pretty good sample from last year in terms of internet votes and phone votes and if they saw the same percentages by contestant no matter what the medium .. make a written statement to that affect and have a few university professors to take a quick look at the data sheets they used.

  32. jj says:

    No. Garrett and Sarah should have gone home.

  33. Adam Fachry says:

    Either Vedo or Kris Thomas would go far judging by the success of past seasons’ black male contestants’ runs (Trevin, Jermaine, Javier), but doubt one of them could win. I get the feeling it would be Amber’s to lose, she gives off the vibe of Cassadee Pope, not musically (girlfriend sings better than that flat-note former frontwoman), but–I hate to use this term–in terms of her x-factor. I’m rooting for any of team Adam’s remaining ladies to win, but I do think, in order to make the show’s pace interesting, one of the new coaches should win this season. Just for the sake of reality show fun politics. And for that, I would go with either Michelle or Sasha. It would be a blast if The Voice does have an all girls top 5 like Idol since I think they are the strongest talents too this season. I hope it would consist of Sarah, Judith, Amber, Michelle, and Sasha.

    • Jake says:

      I hope you’re right about Amber. She’s really got a ton of potential in pop/country and is like a Clarkson/Underwood combo. With Caroline gone, Amber is easily my favorite!

  34. the girl says:

    I am really disappointed that Karina didn’t make it. America messed up. Kris Thomas over Karina? What??? That result is enough to make me start voting.

  35. jason says:

    Michelle, please sing Gives You Hell next week!!!!!!!!!

  36. DaysGoBy says:

    I agree Tom22..we KNOW the younger demographic “texts” it’s a fact!!! The way I look at it is there went Caroline’s votes!!! Judith Hill has mad skills but she looked visibly SHOCKED she was saved…so was I as I watched Itunes and she was the lowest on Adam’s team!! Also Josiah over Cathia???? The guy bugs me his voice is forgettable and he lets you know he knows how good looking he is!!! Justin Rivers was the lowest on Itunes and I KNOW Blake Shelton was monitoring ITunes all day as I follow him on twitter and mentioned Danielle @#5 then #4..
    and later posted a screenshot of Danielle as #1 on the country chart and he was at #2 and commented…”.it’s not cute anymore I’ve created a monster–I want my spot back!!!” I used text to vote and I voted for two artists that went home!! I will never believe the thrown out votes had no impact cause I am embarrassed by the time my siste, daughter, sister-in-law and I devoted to texting!!!! None of us could afford phoning our votes in as we did for Cassadee last season!! Thank God for unlimited text plans!! I know how strong Blake’s fanbase is as I am one of them…however the people I voted for were not Team Blake….I knew Danielle would make it…Not all my favorites are on his team!!! Danielle, Sasha, Michelle and Amber are my favorites!!! And of ITunes is any indication these are the final four! ( not in order) Itunes counts in later rounds as Itunes sales goes toward their total! We shall see!!


    • Tom22 says:

      What truly angers me is what they said and even more, the idea that people should be ok with what they said.

      I know that reality shows’s are unfair in terms of what significant advantages in song choice, arrangement and performance order they are given . I know that which back story clips and which looks on contestants faces the editted tapes show drastically influences voting.

      I am not saying (not to you but to others) that things are going to be “fair”

      But Lying is lying .. and lying about elections is something more than the harm done.. just like I suppose kicking a dog.

      Their “honesty” was nothing of the sort. The were saying on TV and telling americans that its OK and we’re being Cautions , to not count the 40% of votes in Dade county made on faulty voting machinces so they won’t count those or count any of the votes in the rest of Florida either that used the machines where only 20% of the voters used those machines.

      I’m not looking for “fair” results… but what they said was offensive and Dangerous to our country just as letting someone kick a dog on TV …even if the dog really didn’t get hurt.. the results of the dogs fitness didn’t change…. because it promotes a type of cruelty far beyond whether or not the dog got hurt it was the behaviour of the person kicking.

      You just don’t say things like “we changed the votes were were going to count but its all ok” and think that is the end of it and its not about results.

      They were painted into a corner but their “honesty” actually was more offensive to our values in claiming a drastically alarming method was ok instead of saying “they used a good faith effort to eliminate illegal votes” . That might have let them fudge things just as much …but it would have been a more consistent approach. If it were a real election of course, that process would have a lot of oversight and those resources can’t be expected to be deployed to a reality TV show. But, at least “making our best effort to eliminate illegal votes” makes sense whether feasible or not it at least follows legitimate method.

      • Mamamitzvah says:

        Watch out for flying conservatives in black helicopters. Taking this serious, much? :)

    • The Beach says:

      You are so right about Blake. He monitors itunes like a hawk. I remember him doing the same thing with Dia Frampton in her season.

  37. m4vtcnh says:

    Is anyone else shocked that Judith got first save on Team Adam? I honestly put her in the bottom two with Caroline, not that Adam would have let her go, especially based on how little success her performance got her this week. Sarah had both Angels and Wild Horses above Judith last I checked the iTunes charts.

    • Gupta says:

      Judith’s iTunes performances may have more to do with song choice. Girl needs to sing fresher songs. Where is that girl who did an amazing rendition of “What a Girl Wants”? I’d like to see more of THAT.

  38. Carrie says:

    I loving Shakira more and more each week. Her sincerity and intelligence is such a refreshing change from the egos and nonsense others spew on live TV. I totally support her choice of Garrettt – yes Karina is good but she is solid, as a music teacher should be, and probably pretty set in her ways and who she is as an artist. I think Shakira felt there was not too much to teach her and hopefully the exposure she got on the voice will boost her career. Garrett is still an amateur and can absorb what she can teach him like a sponge. Based on the show’s history, contestants have not gone on to huge success thus far – American Idol owns that despite the ratings, randy and their obsession with Bacharach – and so perhaps she is thinking that he can get more out of the experience of the show itself, the coaching, practice etc. I know people are annoyed that Usher picked Josiah but I think that he was looking at the bigger picture – there are several other female powerhouse contestants that Kathia does not measure up to and he probably went with Josiah thinking he could stand out more within the top 12.

  39. Kate says:

    Caroline deserves staying more than anyone that’s not on Adams team. Can we get a wild card or s

  40. ETG says:

    I knew that Karina and Cathia would go, and I’m glad. I also knew Caroline would go, and I’m sad about that. What I CAN’T understand is how Blake could save the “Swon” Bros over Justin. Yuk.

  41. Kate says:

    Omething and bring her back?

  42. DaysGoBy says:

    Because text votes were null and void I truly believe Caroline went home and Garrett had to be saved!!! My son is in High School and my daughter in college most if not all of their friends were TeamGarrett orTeamCaroline between the two of them they have over 2000+ facebook friends and their walls were literally Caroline vs Garrett! I believe the majority of their age group voted that way Cathia was a favorite as well!! As I stated earlier I will never believe these were the TRUTH!! I have stalked ITUNES for 4 seasons and except for Jermaine Paul…Itunes has been pretty dead on with the voting results!!! What I expected was for Shakira’s team to just blow the other judges out of the water based on her fanbase….she was #4 in twitter followers!! But that hasn’t happened Yet!! Someone posted Blake’s fans ate like Lemmings, not sure what one is but I guess I’m one of ’em!!! But I vote for other coaches team members!!! Danielle though is my pick….she is so naturally gifted and doesn’t have to do those at times annoying vocal gymnastics!!! I agree with whoever said don’t pick Team Adam….stacks his team to WIN!!! I think he is most interested in BEATING BLAKE than the artists on his team!! First season I loved Adam….now I am TeamBlake for 42 years I loathed and despised country music!!! Juliette Simms and Vicci Martinez were my girls!! So I am cheering a bit for Garrett aa he is more in my wheelhouse!! Sorry for babbling but SERIOUSLY I am really upset by the voting “snafu” or WAS IT….the world will never know!!

    • Tom22 says:

      You should encourage your daughter and their friends not to watch as a matter of principle. They can change their minds and go back to watching if NBC is more forthcoming about the data they used in the assessment that correctly fuctioning text and online voting would have ranked the contestants in the same order as the phone calls alone.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      Yeah I could believe that. I think those three surely lost votes. Maybe it didn’t matter, but you gotta wonder. I think Vedo got a boost over Cathia on phone votes most likely. Although I”m just guessing of course.

  43. Katie says:

    WHY did Shakira save Garrett again?! Karina was like Joplin !!! I’m #teamadam / #teamamber all the way but seriously? Stop saving Garrett!! He’s awful!

    • Claudia says:

      I loved Karina at first but she hasn’t delivered the last 2 wks. And she is probably so set in her ways by now that I understood what Shakira said about being able to help Garrett more. I really like the top 12 & I would have picked the same.

      Adam: I don’t care for Caroline or Sarah so didn’t care
      Shakira: Sasha is my #1 pick on her team but I was thrilled Kris got thru on audience vote. Sad to see Karina go but Garrett has a lot of potential
      Usher: Michelle is my fav of all teams but I was also thrilled for Vedo & not for just his back story. I didn’t like either Josiah or Cathia but I would have gone with Josiah too
      Blake: I don’t really like country music & I don’t think any of them are that compelling. I was surprised Holly was voted thru. I like the Swon Bros for the entertainment value. At least they have a pulse.

      I am getting tired of Blake’s shtick. He used to be entertaining but he is starting to be a buffoon.

    • Deena says:

      Shakira logic: Karina is more talented so I’m saving Garrett. I also picked his name out of a hat.

      • Bessie says:

        LOL! ya, um Garrett needs a lot of help to get up to the level of Karina, so um, I’m saving him. What kind of bassackwards logic is that! Shakira is not inittowinit.

        • Joanna says:

          If someone is going to win on Team Shakira, it’s not going to be Garrett or Karina, so it doesn’t really matter who she chose or why. Heck, I don’t think anyone on Team Shakira will win, but at least keeping Garrett gives him the chance for more coaching. Garrett isn’t extraordinary, Sasha is overwrought and dramatic, and Kris is inconsistent.

      • MrsMrH says:

        It’s called a blonde moment, like Reese Witherspoon. haha! Yeah I agree Shakira’s logic for keeping ho hum wet diaper Garrett was not logical.

        • Gupta says:

          I think it was more logical to pick Garrett because votes-wise, he has less competition than Karina, who has to contend with the likes of Michelle, Amber, Sarah, Judith and Sasha.

  44. Stephanie says:

    Many won’t agree with this, but I am happy Shakira saved Garrett. I understood why- he has unlocked potential, whereas Karina had hit her peak, Garrett still has a way to go. I think maybe Shakira sees a young her in him- there’s something similar about old school Shakira and Garrett. He needs better songs and more stage presence- he needs to connect with the audience. I’m going to predict that he will turn into the dark horse this season. He’s one of the few contestans that has room for improvement, he just needs that one moment.

    I usually (actually, never) root for the teen singers, but I’m rooting for this kid.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      I suppose you could say that karina probably wouldn’t go but so far and that Garrett might have a chance to grow and go a touch farther and get more out of it.

    • Jan1 says:

      Give Garrett a couple of songs by the Doors and he’ll be fine.

    • Gupta says:

      I agree Stephanie. There are already too many female “powerhouse” singers in this year’s competition, I really don’t need to hear one more. I thought Shakira made the right (and more strategic) choice.

  45. Gabi says:

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like Judith at all?!

    • Lucy27Lucy says:

      She seemed so impressive early on, but the more I see her, the more I picture her as a truly great backup or complement singer, and understand why she is stuck where she is as a solo artist.

      • MrsMrH says:

        I feel the same. I was impressed with her blind audition. Her singing and movements come across as a show off and show boating. If she’s this good why isn’t she a successful solo artist already?

  46. JW says:

    Blake thought Holly Tucker would be in the bottom two. Did you see his disappointment when Carson called her name? He wanted to keep Justin. Shakira made the right choice. Karina was way too over the top, no self-control in her vocals. Garrett is young and could use more help. His live performance wasn’t great, but his previous performances were. On these shows, I don’t think there should be an elimination on the first live show performance…contestants need to work out those kinks transitioning from taped to live.

    • Gupta says:

      I think the elimination should not have been done by team. I bet the bottom two on Adam’s team garnered more votes than the top 2 on some of the other teams.

  47. xwiseguyx says:

    I was glad to see that the Swon Brothers have more fans than represented on this comments board. They did decently on iTunes beating out the very very overrated Holly Tucker, whose pitch problems seemed to have escaped many.

  48. HBH says:

    Am I the only one that thinks Adam was surprised America saved Amber over Sarah? I knew Adam was going to pick Sarah, it was so obvious. I love the guy, but he is so predictable! I don’t understand why all the coaches, especially adam, are head over heels for Judith. I liked her in the blinds but since then, i’m beginning to really dislike her.

    I also think Blake is really biased this season. I don’t understand why but he desperately wants a country singer this season and is kicking off everyone else. I love danielle though!

    Usher’s save was SOOOOOO predictable. I’m surprised Josiah didn’t get the save though. He might be one cocky guy who knows he looks good, but he looks good! Usher’s saving him so the ladies can vote for him.

    I’m very disappointed with this show. I only liked the first season and since then, its going downhill. whatever happened to the final 4 performing an original song like they did first season, or the voice concert tour? idk whats happening to this show, but its becoming weak.

    • Lois Benton says:

      I downloaded Judith’s Feeling Good and it is so wild! I love it, although I thought I never wanted to hear that song again. Either Michael Jackson hired her because her style is like his, or she picked her style up from him. Feeling Good is pretty darn good. After listening a few times to the itunes recordings, she’s my favorite now.

    • Jan1 says:

      Since the show offers no support to the artists after they win, it leaves the coaches feeling like they ought to help the contestants. Blake knows he can help country artists. I blame the show for not supporting the contestants after their wins, rather than blaming the coaches. Blake has decided this is the best way for him to work the system.

  49. DaysGoBy says:

    No Gabi you are not the only one who doesn’t like Juditg!!! I don’t know what station would play her??She performed the lowest of Adam’s team on ITunes!!! Apparently the buying public agrees with you and I!!! I don’t love Sarah either….she is boring to me!!! Amber is who I’ll be cheering for on Team Adam with Caroline gone. Danielle is my favorite!!!

    • Bessie says:

      At least Judith brought some personality to her performance, which is more than I can say about Caroline unfortunately… she was tentative and sleepy… imho.

  50. Maria says:

    I think they could of left everyone another week because of the “inconsistencies” in the voting. And then next week eliminated 1 off each team plus 1 with the bottom total votes.

    I just think it wouldve been fair to everyone who voted. No way it couldve been the same outcome.

    • HitTheGroundRunning says:

      they people way too fast as it is, they coulda just brought all 16 to Americas non-team based vote next week, that wouldve been so much better