Did The Voice‘s Top 9 results-night elimination hurt? Only as much as a paper cut stings in comparison to a horrifying incident with a chainsaw.
Indeed, regardless of whether one of your favorites was sent to the guillotine during Season 10’s very last single elimination, you’ve got to admit that next week’s bloodbath — which will see
five four artists eliminated, and three four advancing to the finale — will be much more brutal.
Making this week’s cut a little easier was the fact that iTunes sales and overall votes lined up perfectly, with Paxton Ingram and Nick Hagelin (who ranked a distant eighth and ninth among their competitors in terms of singles sales) duking it out for the Twitter Save.
Better still, the fella who gave the superior vocal performance on Tuesday night eked out the win — by less than 100 Tweets, noted Carson Daly. SEE! EVERY VOTE COUNTS! (Remember that this November, and also in your next mayoral or school board or county judge race, K?)
Side note: Can we please discuss down in the comments how Paxton Ingram appeared to throw epic shade toward Team Blake cohort Mary Sarah during Carson Daly’s interview segment? It may have been purely accidental, but it felt like something more ominous as the boyish worship leader answered a question about which contestants he hung out with backstage. Paxton name-checked Alisan, Nick, Bryan and Hannah as “people who get that it’s fun” and are “here to have a great time,” all while Mary stood right next to him — grinning awkwardly. Am I being too much of a conspiracy theorist, or did you feel the chill in the room, too?
While you formulate your opinion, let’s jump into this week’s results, shall we?
Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Bottom 2/”Save Me” Performances
Paxton Ingram — “How Will I Know” | Grade: B+
Nick Hagelin — “Change the World” | Grade: C-
No contest, people! And thus I took to Twitter to save a contestant I didn’t really ever think I’d want to save!
Saved by America
Still Intact With Two Weeks to Go
Giving The Voice a TV-EB (Exposed Bazooms) Rating
What did you think of Top 9 results? Did the right person go home? And who’s your pick to win it all? Sound off below!