The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Did the Right Singer Get the Boot?

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Pay no attention to People’s Sexiest Man Alive — 2013 Edition!

Just don’t blame Adam Levine for rambling on incessantly when Carson Daly asks him for the umpteenth time to describe his coaching strategy on The Voice. The point is not to provide great insight to the viewing public, after all, but rather to be the corn starch that fills out the lobster bisque of the results-show telecast.

Flavorless. Colorless. Odorless. “It’s really just [about] how do I put these guys in the best position to do their best for what they want to accomplish. And as long as I feel like I’m doing that for them, that’s the only thing that truly matters because then they’re able to kind of shine and do what they want to do, and accomplish what they want to accomplish.”

OK, j’enough of that mess! Let’s get to the Top 10 Week elimination — or as an optimist would put it, a rundown of who advanced to the Top 9.

Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Alisan Porter
Adam Wakefield
Shalyah Fearing
Hannah Huston
Mary Sarah
Bryan Bautista
Laith Al-Saadi
Paxton Ingram

Bottom 2/”Save Me” Performances
Nick Hagelin — Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” — Grade: C- | Not much of a vocal, but compared to what followed, dude sounded like Josh Groban. Side note: What was with Adam and Xtina blathering about Nick being there “for the right reasons”? Don’t they know that’s a catchphrase from The Bachelor, not The Voice?

Daniel Passino — Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” — Grade: D- | As incongruous as Barbra Streisand covering Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” as startlingly wrong-minded as Bernie Sanders picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate, as insane as The Voice reinstating Christina Milian in the Sprint Skybox… that kind of sums up my feelings about the funk-free Daniel trying and failing to get down with the get-down on one of the grooviest radio hits of the last decade. Heck, even Coach Pharrell could do no better than offer an “I feel content with what you achieved” rather than ask America to Twitter save the dude.

With that in mind, I took to social media to do my part:

For the second straight week, my tweeting was not in vain — and my predictions were solid.

Saved by America
Nick (yay?)


What did you think of The Voice Top 10 results? Did America get it right with the Bottom 2? Did the correct artist get saved? Sound off below!