The Voice Top 8 Results Recap: One Never Nose

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Adam Levine may be People magazine’s erstwhile Sexiest Man Alive and The Voice‘s Bromancer-in-Chief, but tonight we learned he’d better not stand between Carson Daly and a good cause.

As our intrepid host donned a crimson snout to promote Red Nose Day, He Who Spends His Maroon 5 Money on Hideous Bowling Shirts broke into a fit of giggles, then scoffed, “It’s super hard to take you seriously right now.”

Carson, however, was not feelin’ it: “Trying to lift kids out of poverty, Adam. It’s very important,” he snapped back, with just enough edge that I imagined The Mighty Xtina grinning (on the inside only) and muttering “Well-played, Grasshopper” under her breath. (The Lady Aguilera looked absolutely gorgeous tonight, BTW: Perhaps the show’s stylists are finally on her side?)

But enough of me rambling about things that don’t matter — like guest performances by Jason Derulo, a chick from Adam Levine’s label (not named Christina Grimmie) and some guy who warbled some song called “Drinking Class.” Let’s instead recap this week’s Top 8 results…

Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Team Adam: Joshua Davis
Team Pharrell: Sawyer Fredericks
Team Blake: Meghan Linsey
Team Xtina: Kimberly Nichole
Team Pharrell: Koryn Hawthorne

Bottom 3/”Save Me” Performances
Team Blake: Hannah Kirby — Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” — Grade: C+
Team Blake: Corey Kent White – Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” — Grade: C-
Team Xtina: India Carney — Christina Perri’s “Human” — Grade: C+

Nobody exactly slayed it in their final impressions, but India’s overall body of work this season left me firmly backing her for the save, and a flurry of Tweets ensued.


For the first time this season, my efforts were not in vain.

Twitter Saved
India Carney

Corey Kent White
Hannah Kirby

OK, your turn. What did you think of Top 8 results? Did America get it right with the Bottom 3? Was the right artist saved? If not, what would you have done differently? Sound off in the comments!

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