I’ll be live blogging The Voice results right here! Juliet Simms, Raylynn and Chris Mann will also be performing tonight!

No big surprises tonight! Trevin Hunte went home tonight, as most of us expected.  While his fellow finalists songs entered the iTunes Top 10, making them eligible for bonus votes, Trevin’s cover of “Wind Beneath My Wings” only made it as far as the Top 30–surely and indication that he was not as popular as the rest. I am sure the folks at The Voice are happy they don’t have to deal with another throwback R&B singer as a potential winner.

Expect major pimping of Cassadee Pope next week. although, unless she really blows it, I expect her to win handily. The throwback stylings of Terry and Nicholas probably means they share somewhat the same fan base. Those votes will split. Cassadee will take it all, easily.

I thought Juliet Simm’s new song was the best of the three alum tunes presented tonight.  Raelynn is still a terrible singer and performer. I just don’t get it. And while Chris Mann has a fine set of pipes, I’m just not into that old fashioned balladry deal he’s got going. I’m old, but I am not dead yet.

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First…it’s the obligatory recap! Adam is looking really sharp in his suit and tie. He’s generally proud and excited for the remaining four, although they are not on his team. Christina praise Blake and Cee Lo on the way they guided their team members on their song choices (I’d say YAY Blake and NEIGH Cee Lo, myself).

Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope join forces to sing “Little Talks” by Of Monsters and Men. This is a great song choice for the pair. Me likey. I like Terry singing contemporary music. Why did he rarely go there? Oh…the band is in the audience! The pride of Iceland. Wouldn’t that be sigur ros or Bjork? (Sorry! Every now and then I like to show that I know a thing or two about music.)

Juliet Simms takes the stage to sing her new song “Wild Child”. She’s like Gwen Stefani, only with EXTRA SCREAMING. Actually, this song isn’t bad. If you like the song, you can download it from iTunes here. Her mentor, Cee Lo, is managing her now.

Next, a clip from an interview Carson Daly conducted on his late late late late night show. Yes, he has one! They talk about what drew them to music and their earliest musical memories.

It’s time for some results!

Now, it’s Christina Millian speaking with Trevin and Nicholas. The duo say nice things (fake reality show blather) to each other.

Next, RaeLynn sings her new song “Boyfriend”. SHE STILL CAN’T SING. I do not get it. The words are fast and she’s all out of breath. Yikes. If you’d like to you can download the song from iTunes here. Raelynn co-wrote the song with two other The Voice alums. He is wearing just like  her, in solidarity.

Another “Who would I take with me to a desert island” video package. It’s bathroom break time!

Now, it’s Chris Mann singing the title track from his album, Roads. He enters the stage from the audience, touching audience members like he’s laying on hands. Eh. He might as well be singing “Danny Boy”. There is an audience for this sort of easy listening AC. I’m not it. Oh. He sang at “Christmas at the White House.” Maybe he did the “Gangnam Style” dance with Psy.

MORE RESULTS. The second finalist moving on to next week’s final is….Cassadee Pope!

Oh look. Tony Lucca is here. Adam and Tony talk about making a record together with Christina. She pimps the auditions Which means nothing, because the show scouts for their contestants.

After Terry and Cassadee’s super contemporary duet, Trevin Hunte and Nicholas David get to sing…..”Hero” by Mariah Carey. REALLY?  Poor Nicholas is forced to sing in his lowest register, and it kinda sounds like ass. Trevin, on the other hand, performs his best chipmunk impression. They do not sound good together. #puttingitmildly.

FINALLY THE MOMENT OF TRUTH! Only one more will advance to the finals! Adam stresses that Trevin and Nicholas are both talented. He was wrong not to turn around for them. Christina reminds them the Jennifer Hudson didn’t win. Yes, she had to namecheck Idol, because The Voice has no successful alums. Hello. Cee Lo is sad to say goodbye to one of his team members.  Moving on to the finals is….Nicholas David! No surprises here.

SAFE and moving on to the Finals

  • Terry McDermott – Team Blake
  • Cassadee Pope – Team Blake
  • Nicholas David
Trevin Hunte is eliminated!

 
  • Anny_nanny

    Tag!

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    I don’t know what is worse: having to review last night’s horrible performances or having to go through the mentors clueless comments all over again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    My mum used to have the same blouse as Ceelo in the 70s!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Tonight with that hairstyle Terry looks like a hobbit-elf hybrid ;) 

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

     These duets might be the highlight of the week. Just good enough to have many tuning on next week.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    This duet is s*cking hard in my opinion. Especially you know who…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Love the song, love the duet, love the performance.  Song perfect for them :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I just realised that Juliet is a dead ringer of Noel Fielding!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Yesssssssssssssss my Hobbit Highlander goes through!!!!

  • chillj

    I did not recognize her, except vaguely.

  • chillj

    Really.  I kept saying “Get on with it Ceelo” until the dog got ticked off and bit me.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I’m not gonna comment about Juliet’s new song :( :( :(

  • poipugirl

    I love The Voice!  There’s current music, as well as good oldies, with duets and non-cheesy group songs EVERY SINGLE WEEK!  It’s always so classy and much fun to listen to! 

    That’s why I hate the X Factor this season.  I hate how the X Factor judges are either catty and boring.  The X contestants and staging also seems like a Elementary school type talent show.  The Voice seems more polished and everyone associated with the show is really about the music. 

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    After listening to RaeLynn, Cassadee must be like: I def got this in the bag!

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    After listening to RaeLynn, Cassadee must be like: I def got this in the bag!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Rae-Lynn is a great ambassador as to why everyone should go for TEAM BLAKE!!!  It disturbs me that I enjoyed Rae-Lyn’s song better than Juliets’ :(

  • chillj

    I don’t understand these fleshy almost-women in the short little-girl pom-pom dresses; is this a male fantasy I was not told about?  There is something subtlely obscene about the outfits.

  • kmd23

    Raelynn can’t sing. I agree, mj.

  • kmd23

    Raelynn can’t sing. I agree, mj.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I would have liked it better if she actually sounded good singing it. Yikes, that was the worse I’ve ever heard her.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I would have liked it better if she actually sounded good singing it. Yikes, that was the worse I’ve ever heard her.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Raelynn is sorta a Disney version of a country singer.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    she sucks as a singer.  but i find her hilarious and entertaining so yeah, i like IT

  • Trina

    LOL my husband just said “this is the guy that won right?  He was on TV the other day. Hes good”. Poor Jermaine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I love Chris Mann’s first single; his Management chose well!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    I saw Chris Mann coming from the back and began to wonder if ‘New Directions’ would be joining him on stage. #Deja_vu

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Wow, last years Voice contestants are making this years final four look really good. I did not like one single guest performance tonight. And in Chris Mann’s case, when did classical singers do melisma-type singing? Those “oohhhs” at the end? Ok there LOL!

  • voicesinmyhead

    Nicholas and Trevin. I hope it’s Trevin that’s safe because I really don’t see Nicholas as a star.

  • kmd23

    Chris Mann should have won. He is a good vocalist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I thought she was ok. the fact is that the song is really bad.

  • girlygirltoo

    Chris Mann really is an AC artist, isn’t he? Not my thing at all, but at least he is having some decent success in that genre. So good for him.

  • girlygirltoo

    Who signed RaeLynn?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    But you see Trevin as a star? LOL

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    OMG, ‘Hero’ is exactly what’s been missing in these guys’ repertoire. NOT.
    Can we just send both home, please?!

  • jumpstart4u

    I don’t like the Nicholas / Trevin duet …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Who the f*** chose this song for this duet!!!  I cringe all the way; my poor St Nick :(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Universal Republic. the same with Chris Mann and Juliet.

  • http://twitter.com/alencarthiago Thiago Alencar

    So… Will TPTB work to confirm Cassadee as the winner as much as they did to James Arthur on The X-Factor UK? At least if they want to start having someone they can show as a hit? She and Tony are probably the best shot they got now.

  • voicesinmyhead

     He’s only 18 and has to build his confidence. Yes I see him as a star more so than Cassadee  or even Terry.

  • voicesinmyhead

    Well it’s way too obvious who the show is catering to.  I hope Terry wins this if Trevin is out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Ho Ho Ho Merry XMas St Nick!!!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    Oh thank God.

  • chillj

    It did seem not in Nicholas’s register.  Their voices were too different.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    “last words”… what’s next Carson? “the dream is over”

  • bahogbugan_simj

    thank you lawd!  should have happened a week ago and we could have had at least one more week of goddess Amanda

    it’s Christmas season indeed, The Hobbit and St. Nicholas reaching farther than i expected to be honest

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I loveeeeeeeeee the diversity of these finalists; it does not matter who wins what I am looking forward is to a great final next week.  Here’s hoping they’ll deliver great selection of songs :)

  • chillj

    This is good.  Trevin has more time to discover himself and work on his talent.

  • voicesinmyhead

     I hope Juliet Sims song sounds better on her album because live it sucks pretty hard.  Scratchy horrid vocals.

  • mileyfan123

    This seems weird to point out how supposedly diverse the three finalists are. They are not not diverse I guess, but is a finale were 2 out of the 3 are throwback white guy singer really some super crazy diverse group to be lauded?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Yep Mariah Carey is a definite no no for St Nick ;)  There a millions songs out there which I’m sure could had accommodate them, they could take it from Lionel Ritchie’s latest duet album as an example.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    In my simple mind, a rock guy, a soul guy and a pop girl is diverse :)

  • alonzo7

    Happy with the top three-sorry I was hoping for Trevin to be eliminated-I hated all his recent song selections-not his fault but if I never hear Wind Beneath My Wings and Hero again in a singing competition I will be thrilled.Now I can sit back and enjoy next week-will probably vote for Cassadee-she’s the most relevant and will get good support from Blake. 

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

     He might be getting some valuable tips from Khloe and her outstanding hosting skills (aka asking stupid questions to sobbing little girls).
     :)

  • mileyfan123

    Eh, then almost every finale on every singing show has been diverse if that is your criteria, so it just seems weird to act like it is a big triumph. Especially since Cassadee always bills herself as rock so she is basically the same as Terry when you break it down that basic.

  • Jordana33

    Diversity or lack of diversity? The only thing less diverse than that top 3 would have been Dez replacing Cassadee.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Hence why I said my mind is simple; cause I somehow foresee when and if they do produce albums, cass will be under pop, terry under rock and nick under soul/r&b.  The word diversity is wrong?  Sorry, English is my second language :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Very predictable result.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I’m ok if predictable=correct ;)

  • bahogbugan_simj

    MEH at the labels.  they LOOK and SOUND pretty diverse to me.

    even Trevin and Dez as much as i hate their vocals are also different relative to those three.

    the only non-diverse group would have to be Christina’s team of interchangeable pop wannabee mini-me’s which is equivalent to the IBW’s of American Idol

  • Jordana33

    No you used the right words. Diversity can apply to demographics, musical genre or style. IMO, they aren’t very diverse, however you look at it.  Furthermore, I think all three artist are more likely to appeal to the same people far more than any other combination of top 12 artists, even taking ethnicity out of the equation. 

  • notthatmary

    Don’t see any way for Terry or Nick to overcome Cassadee’s i-tune/fan base votes so I’m hoping they’ll refuse to sing old songs that cater to the voters and let us see the type of music they plan on recording.

    And, on my duet wish list – Nick and CeeLo doing hard core gospel and Terry and Adam sharing a Maroon 5 hit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC5Q6ULBZZD3YT6AIN4NTU4S74 Whiteshirt

    I can’t decide whether to be thrilled or sorry for Nicholas. I can only imagine what Cee Lo will make him sing next week – A Cher song maybe — Gypsies Tramps and Thieves or I Got You Babe?

    Maybe now that Trevin is gone, Cee Lo will pull Nicholas out from under the bus he has been driving for the past two weeks.

    Nicholas is hands down my favorite, but I don’t see any scenario where he wins, so I am hoping beyond hope that Terry takes it. Please America, send Michelle Branch home at 3rd next week.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Yep the only gripe I have abt the semis is that I wished it was Amanda instead of Trevin that went through.  We could have had a non flawed semifinals performance :)

  • windmills

    girlygirltoo: Who signed RaeLynn?

    Republic Nashville, also label home to Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Eden’s Edge, and Greg Bates. That’s a Universal Republic joint venture with Scott Borchetta (who is the head of Big Machine Label Group, whose flagship act is Taylor Swift).

    I didn’t like Raelynn’s talk singing during the verses. I guess the song has a decent hook in the chorus but I wouldn’t voluntarily listen to it again. There’s no adds date for it at country radio and Raelynn hasn’t started a radio tour as far as I know. Hard to me to see her succeeding when there are much more talented females with better songs trying to break through right now.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I know the Voice is probably a better show for contestants than XF and Idol but I have never been wowed by any of the contestants from the past 3 seasons except maybe (Xenia and this girl who sang a cover of Come As You Are by Nirvana). The performances on XFactor and Idol are often much lamer than the Voice but alot of that has to do with song choice. Even with the right songs I’ve never really seen much raw talent or potential from Voice contestants. But XF and Idol contestants always wow me even if it is short lived.

  • iluvai

    Terry Mc Dermott kind of reminds me of Davy Jones. I’m not sure why, loll… 

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Cassadee and Raelynn are quite the eye candy though…. =D 

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Things are pretty bad when I actually found Raelynn’s performance the least objectionable of the 3 alums.  I can’t stand listening to country singers, but since she’s not really a singer, I thought the song was kind of cute.

    The whole time Chris Mann was singing, I though it was some treacly glurge that David Archuleta had performed on Idol. Was that his actual single?  Juliet just scared me a little. There was something about the song I liked, but it wasn’t her singing. 

    I enjoyed the Little Talks duet, but kind of laughed at Cassadee’s “Walking on Sunshine” interpretation of the song compared to Terry’s subdued performance. Guess there wasn’t time to come to a meeting of the minds as to what the song was about.  Anyway, it sounded mostly good, and his accent was put to good use.

    Muted “Hero” as fast as I possibly could. Sorry Trevin. Goodbye!

    Why is Nicholas always so sweaty?

    I assume that they all get two songs next week and I hope that Terry and Nick use the opportunity to sing something contemporary.  Maybe they should go with Hey Monday songs! 

  • durbesque

    Chris Mann is similar to Archuleta….not as satisfying for me because Archie is more soaring, knows how to build to a climax better, and does brilliant melisma.  But in such a sparse field, I can’t be too picky…I like Chris a lot.

  • kmd23

    Chris is not doing too bad with his career right now in comparison to others from the voice. That probably does not mean much. I agree that it is a sparse field. lol. Chris is not even in the same league as Archie as far as vocal skills. I wish St. Nick could win this but Cassadee is pretty much a lock. Not so sure how well she will do with her career.

  • blackberryharvest

    I know the Voice is probably a better show for contestants than XF and Idol

    Considering that the contestants on the Voice have had almost zero success, I disagree.

  • Mariyas

    The worst duet I ever heard sang. Whoever decided on this Hero song?

  • girlygirltoo

    I expect Cassadee to win, but I don’t think she can count on Terry and Nicholas splitting votes since they aren’t anything alike in terms of style.

  • girlygirltoo

    What do you mean by better — in terms of overall talent level of the contestants? Maybe (although I personally think Idol is just as strong in terms of overall talent, especially when you get down to the last 5 standing). In terms of helping the contestants become successful once they are off the show? Nope.

  • marysueal

    Never even heard of Hey Monday until Cassadee was mentioned

  • Maya100

    No, they don’t.  :)  He’s really not singing any sort of classical crossover – it’s AC or more like Easy Listening, probably.  I thought he really sold it, though, and he has a great voice.  Just too much cheese for me.

  • marysueal

    Trevin fans.  Please vote for Nicholas Last years format on this show was better  when all four judges had 1 contestant reresenting each coach. That would have been fairer than having two people on one team. If they hadn’t added the third person it would have just been both Blakes and Nicholas is just as good as those other two. Unless Cassadee actually wins next week the competition is on. This I Tunes needs to be banned from all competions. This x 10 is ridiculous. If that person has a large fanbase then let them decide. Why use I Tunes,

  • blackberryharvest

    I think it depends on the seasons-some(or most) seasons of idol have better contestants than the Voice, and some seasons of The Voice have better contestants than the weaker seasons of idol.

  • maymirabella

    Probably the accent and Davy had longer hair 40 yrs again but not that Terry mullet. But I am biased as one of Davys homes is near me. I went to the local memorial for him here. I think Davy was a talented singer and great guy,so humble.

  • Klaine

    So the professional singer who used to sell on iTunes with her band and went on tour opening up for major artists is going to win The Voice. Well she already had built in fan base.. So maybe The Voice should be vm called Second Chances. Only watched a little last week’s and didn’t d see tonite but read their votes get x10 if they’re on iTunes top 10.. that seems to weight that unfairly

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    Which we could probably blame on the show not being big enough but most Idol alums from it’s first three seasons took YEARS before they were recognised by everyone. Kelly didn’t become a household name right after she won. It took her until four years to become a hit with the crowd. The first winner of the show to ever be successful right after is Carrie Underwood and the rest that followed them just took advantage of the Idol “prestige”. At the very least, The Voice is friendlier and more accommodating to the contestants artistic vision. Idol is getting there but X Factor US is hopeless in that regard.

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    You mean Rebecca Loebe, the one Adam threw under the bus for chicken little? I could see her winning the show at that time but Adam had to protect his buddy Javier. The least he could do was pit her against a capable singer but she lost to someone with less than half her potential. Season 1 and 2 had the best promo videos. Rebecca with Come as You Are for season 1 and Lindsey with Say Aah. 

  • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

    It depends. I’m a bit conflicted about her Dream On performance. Don’t get me wrong because I like it but she sort of peaked at the first live shows and she never had another moment like that. Stars almost reached that level but for her other performances, we didn’t see what she’s really capable of. Spectrum was a huge gamble that didn’t pay off, Someone Like You was just okay and Natural Woman was the wrong song to sing on such a crucial night. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

     Professional you mean, Cassadee just exercised the job of singing, like once Britney Spears exercised.

    The show should be called The Chosen One. It’s more like one of these old shows where the judges and a “studio audience” choose who’s gonna win; Star Search? Is that the name?

  • blackberryharvest

    Yeah, but Kelly still had a successful first album(double platinum), and a few hit songs. Ruben and Clay both did really well, as did Fantasia. Javier’s first post show album didn’t even sell 10K the first week. Dia’s barely got to 10K.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s interesting to see how song choice can impact the success of a contestant. After Trevin had to sing WBMW, he was doomed, but given his other performances, it was his time to leave. I’m not sure the CeeLo is intentionally throwing his guys under the bus, as he may just be horrible at choosing songs for others. 

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    He reminds me of the guy from Herman’s Hermits. Maybe he’ll sing “Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter”!

  • chillj

    I’m gonna guess the coaches throw out songs hoping for audience iTunes buys, but, because they have better things to do with their time than watch other singing competitions, they don’t know which songs audiences are tired of.  The audience seems to do a better job, but they should, they have a broader knowledge base.

  • Nosgoth1979

    The duets were awesome, but
    I was bummed to see Trevin go. I thought he’d win the entire show. At this
    stage though, all the contestants have tons of talent. Unfortunately, I missed
    both the performance and the results episodes of The Voice, and setting my DVR
    never even crossed my mind. It makes me glad one of my coworkers at DISH talked
    me into getting a Hopper a while back. It’s a whole-home DVR from DISH, and it has
    this feature called PrimeTime Anytime which records the four major networks
    every night during primetime. So it automatically recorded The Voice for me and
    although it was hard to avoid spoilers for a couple of days (for the performance
    episode), I was able to go back and catch up this morning!
     

  • vdawg

    Raelynn gives reality shows a bad name.  Why are Blake and Miranda so in love with this girl.  Skylar  is 100 times better and she is not even signed to a label. Lauren is so much better.  The Voice has had better country acts on and other than the fact that she looks like a teenage Miranda I do not understand why she gets all this air time. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Which we could probably blame on the show not being big enough but most Idol alums from it’s first three seasons took YEARS before they were recognised by everyone. Kelly didn’t become a household name right after she won. It took her until four years to become a hit with the crowd.

    Wait, what? Clarkson had a #1 hit pop single with Miss Independent on her first post-Idol album. That album sold 2x platinum. 

    Similarly, Ruben Studdard’s and Fantasia’s biggest albums were their debuts (each platinum). Same goes for Clay Aiken — first album was 2x platinum, subsequent sold less.

    It’s true that nobody is an established artist right out of the gate, but there’s a substantial difference between platinum+ albums (and in Clarkson’s case, a hit single) on the debut… versus virtually no airplay (both Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul) and ~20k album sales (Javier Colon, since JP’s album is delayed).

    In the current music environment, I’d consider it “success” if The Voice can get a winner to ~250k album sales, with top-20 radio play, as that would be a huge jump beyond what alumni so far have managed.

  • notthatmary

    Vote splitting isn’t relevant on the Voice since we’re limited to 10 votes (per phone, email, etc.).  Once you’ve voted for your favorite, it only takes a few extra minutes to add votes for someone else.  You can actually vote for everyone except the person you think should go home.

    Terry and Nick fans would be smart to vote for both  in case their combined fan bases could overcome Cassadees.  Blake will most likely include her on his (or Miranda’s) tour so don’t think she needs a win to be successful.  Nick and Terry would benefit more from the win, I think.

  • http://twitter.com/v_streamer Allison

    “most Idol alums from it’s first three seasons took YEARS before they were recognised by everyone”

    That’s totally not true. Clay was everywhere on TV, internet &  print media immediately after Season 2 in 2003. Both he & Ruben had huge albums the same year they exited Idol. Clay & Kelly had a very successful arena tour in 2004. Both Kelly’s and Fantasia’s debut were substantial. And Kelly’s monster Breakway was less than 2 years after her inaugural summer season 1 of idol was over.

  • windmills

    Eilonwy: Wait, what? Clarkson had a #1 hit pop single with Miss Independent on her first post-Idol album. That album sold 2x platinum.

    Seriously. And, Kelly had a Grammy nomination out of the gate for Miss Independent too. By the way that 2x platinum certification actually underrepresents sales of Kelly’s debut album Thankful, which has sold more than 2.7 million copies in the US alone. 

    Eilonwy: It’s true that nobody is an established artist right out of the gate, but there’s a substantial difference between platinum+ albums (and in Clarkson’s case, a hit single) on the debut… versus virtually no airplay (both Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul) and ~20k album sales (Javier Colon, since JP’s album is delayed).

    In the current music environment, I’d consider it “success” if The Voice can get a winner to ~250k album sales, with top-20 radio play, as that would be a huge jump beyond what alumni so far have managed.

    This. There’s a huge difference between what early Idols accomplished out of the gate at radio, in sales, and industry recognition compared to what early Voice standouts have accomplished. And I’m one of the people who bought and really loves Dia’s debut album, and Xenia’s 1st EP!

  • mjsbigblog

    Yeah…but wouldn’t you still have to split your vote if you only get 10?

  • mjsbigblog

    And she her band was namechecked and had their song performed on Glee. 

    If she didn’t make it in the business before, what would be different this time? That was the problem with Javier as well. 

    They both have the stench of “loser” on them.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

     Maybe her band was holding her back. We’ll have to wait until she wins to find out. ;)

  • notthatmary

    Huh!  Didn’t even occur to me – last week I entered my 10 votes for Terry, then followed up with 10 votes for Nick.  So, Nick’s votes probably didn’t count?  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I think you only have 10 for EACH contestant.

  • notthatmary

    In each voting period, there is a limit of: 10 votes per artist per originating phone number, 10 votes per artist per email address, 10 votes per artist via text and 10 votes per artist per iTunes download.
    So, voting for any 2 artists in the finals should have the effect of voting against your least favorite.

  • mjsbigblog

    So, voting for any 2 artists in the finals should have the effect of voting against your least favorite.

     That definitely changes the dynamic a little bit. But I wonder if many people bother to strategically split their vote like that?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Juliet Simms was TPTB’s favorite last season and Cee-lo gave her Freebird. He’s that bad choosing songs. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Did he really? lol.  I think Nick has already sung all of the songs you would have expected him with his type of voice on this kind of show. Maybe Cee Lo will just give him Freebird, too. 

    I think Terry is smart enough to realize that he can’t go back to singing the cheesiest rock songs of the 80s after Let It Be.  His only option is to go all Sting or Bono and sing one of those songs that’s always sung in benefit concerts – “One” with the choir or a stripped down “Message in a Bottle”.

    Cassadee could probably belch out “No Boundaries” and win against the two 30-something dads. 

    They’re all songwriters – I wish they could sing their own stuff for at least one of the performances. 

  • notthatmary

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31rPcJnd3ZI

    Is this what you were thinking?  

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Aww, I thought that was going to be Nick singing Freebird./jk

    I love the juxtaposition between Terry’s dark little video in the corner of a pub with a drunk guitarist vs. Cassadee’s/Hey Monday’s official Vevo channel, lol. 

  • Hope Whitmore

    i love the  song  they  just  dont  sound good togeather