'The Voice' top 6 results: The better
musician gets America's save
By Jethro Nededog
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[December 04, 2013]
go into this week's eliminations knowing that someone really good
has to leave NBC's "The Voice." In the end, I think America righted
a wrong that it made last week with its Instant Save.
Before we get to
the results, "The Voice" had several fine musical guests on
A pregnant Kelly Clarkson performed "Underneath The Christmas Tree"
from her new holiday album and she's still at the top of the game.
By the way, was Carson Daly throwing shade at "American Idol" when
he kept referring to their inaugural champ as "family"?
It was also a homecoming for Season 1 alum Xenia. She reunited with
her coach, Blake Shelton, on "Silver Bells." I've always enjoyed
Xenia's style, but she really kept it very much low key for this
song. I still remember her amazing rendition of Jessie J's "Price
Tag." I'm going to have to check iTunes for what she has been up to
since the show.
"The Voice" threw in another surprise by bringing on Extreme's Nuno
Bettencourt on "More Than Words" with Will Champlin, James Wolpert
and Cole Vosbury. It was just as sentimental, cheesy and awesome as
when it was on the charts in the early-90s.
Now, to the semifinalists. The first three were revealed in this
order: Team Christina Aguilera's Jacquie Lee, Team Blake's Cole Vosbury and Team Adam Levine's Tessanne Chin.
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leaves three very good singers in the Bottom 3: Team Christina's
Matthew, and Team Adam's Will and James. Of the three, I think Will
is the most naturally talented musician and thankfully he gets the
pass into semifinals.
Between Matthew and
James, I have to admit that James feels more authentic to me. I
still don't get what kind of musician Matthew is. And, honestly, his
song choices haven't helped – they have been all over the place.
He's a talented vocalist, but I don't see him as an artist. I also
felt he should have left last week instead of Ray Boudreaux.
But, in the end that's all up to the fans and the Instant Save. Who
will they give their pass to? America saves James Wolpert. I think
they got it right.
Your semifinalists are Jacquie Lee, Cole Vosbury, Tessanne Chin,
Will Champlin and James Wolpert.
Are you happy with the Final Five?
[By Jethro Nededog]