Maybe it’s time to stop saying The Voice does nothing to promote its alumni (even though none of ’em have achieved Carrie Underwood- or Kelly Clarkson- or even Chris Daughtry-level success).
Sure, Tuesday’s Top 6 results featured a random (and interminable) interview with the cast of the Entourage movie (did I hear The One With the Hair call it a “bigger, more epic, better… fantasy ride”?). But the one-hour telecast also made room for performances by four former contestants — Season 1’s Vicci Martinez, Season 3’s Avery Wilson, Season 5’s Jacquie Lee and Season 7 champ Craig Wayne Boyd.
So let’s say “thanks!” to Mark Burnett & Co. for giving us a tempting pu-pu platter of tunes from a wide variety of genres. (I won’t lie: Vicci’s “Bad News Breaker” was my fave, though the fascinating patterns carved into Avery Wilson’s hair were also rather memorable.)
And yes, while the result of this week’s Twitter Save was as painful as a baseball bat to the shin, let’s keep in mind that maybe a season or two from now, Season 8’s sixth-place finisher will be back on the stage rocking our faces off with a new single. So instead of “I’m never watching this blasted show again!” — I’m gonna take the path less traveled and offer gratitude for being introduced to a thrilling artist whose name I wouldn’t know without the help of NBC’s reality singing competition.
OK, enough good vibrations! Let’s get to the results:
Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Team Pharrell: Sawyer Fredericks
Team Blake: Meghan Linsey
Team Pharrell: Koryn Hawthorne
Team Adam: Joshua Davis
Singoff for the Twitter Save
Team Xtina: India Carney — Pink’s F—in’ Perfect” — Grade: B
Team Xtina: Kimberly Nichole — The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” — Grade: A
Naturally, I did what I could with only 140 characters, as evidenced below:
Alas, it was all in vain.
Saved: India Carney
Eliminated: Kimberly Nichole (WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???!!!!)
OK, your turn. What did you think of Top 6 results? Did America get it right with the Bottom 2? Was the right artist saved? If not, what would you have done differently? Sound off in the comments!