The Voice kicked off in hauntingly somber fashion tonight, as Oklahoma native and usually goofy judge Blake Shelton joined his wife Miranda Lambert for a stripped down performance of “Over You” that paid tribute to the victims of yesterday’s deadly tornadoes in his home state.
Not to worry, though, after Team Shakira’s lovely rendition of “I’ll Stand By You” continued the episode’s reflective vibe — and appealed to viewers to donate to the Red Cross by dialing 1-800-Help-Now — Blake lightened the mood for the much less serious business of cutting the Season 4 field from 10 contestants down to eight. Asked by host Carson Daly if he was worried about the impending eliminations, the “Boys ‘Round Here” singer declared he was suffering from “ulcers, nausea and diarrhea.” (What’s in Blake’s Starbucks cup? Apparently Mylanta!)
Not only that, but we had social media abomination Christina Milian struggling to tell the difference between a Danielle Bradbery and a Michelle Chamuel. Hey, with a whopping 10 contestants left in the mix, how can she be expected to tell one from the other? Let’s give old girl a round of applause though for always bringing the unintentional comic relief.
Anyhow, enough Milian bashing for one night — though if you must, go to YouTube to check out her ghastly video for “Dip It Low” — let’s cut to the important business of ¡RESULTS!
Sent to Safety (in chronological order)
The Swon Brothers
Josiah Hawley (Team Usher)
Kris Thomas (Team Shakira)
Ouch! Our newbie judges are down to just one contestant apiece, while vets Adam and Blake continue on with all three of their respective charges.
Also: On a season where Idol was accused of stacking the deck in favor of the ladies, isn’t it fascinating to see a Top 8 on The Voice comprised of seven chicks and one brotherly duo?
With that, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of Season 4 Top 10 results night? Was justice served? Were you as worried as I was about the fabulous Amber Carrington? Take our poll below, then sound off in the comments, and for all my Voice-related news, recaps, interviews and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!