The Voice 3 - Top 8 Results

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Join us for the top 8 live results show. Two contestants will be eliminated tonight, based on iTunes votes, phone votes, and online votes. Each method is limited to ten votes each, but contestants that made it into the top ten of iTunes charts by 10am Eastern this morning, have their iTunes votes multiplied by 10. They were Cassadee, Melanie, and Nicholas. I think that ensures they are safe. The real drama will be between Amanda, Cody, Dez and Terry. What do you think will happen? What do you want to go? Why do you to stay? Post your thoughts in comments.

Carson introduces our coaches. The Muppets are in the house. Kermit will perform with Cee-lo. We get our standard recap. All the judges think their team won the night. Of course. More record breaking votes. Terry was number one on the rock chart. Melanie was number one on the alternative chart.

Amanda and Trevin sing Lady GaGa’s “Marry The Night.” Their outfits sparkle. Off we go to a break.

Carson reminds us two are going home, regardless of their team. Adam babbles about helping his contestants be the best. Cee-lo talks about calculated risk and making sure they become whole and themselves. Christina says if Dez goes home it would be unfortunate, but she would continue to support him. It’s not about the competition between the coaches, but about the contestants journeys after. She reminds us she lost a competition. Blake doesn’t think about people peeking to soon. There are no “moments” but a “ramp.”

Nicolas has his hair in a strange bun. He says if he wins he can help bring his family to a new level.

The first artist safe is Cassadee Pope! What a shocker. Good they got that done with first so we can save some drama.

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Cee-loo meets up with his old contestants. They go to Vegas to perform with the Muppets. Now the Muppets are in the coaches chairs, mimicking the judges. Here we go…Cee-lo Green and Kermit the Frog. Cee-lo is decked out. They sing “It’s Not Easy Feeling Green.” Cute.

Segment on pres-show rituals.

Carson asks Cody what the moment means to him. He says he’s a dreamer and has to believe it no matter what. Everything is possible.

America has saved Amanda Brown! Woot!

Cody, Melanie, Nicholas and Terry perform “The Rhythm of Love.” This is subdued and a nice change of pace for a group member.

Carson takes the contesants to his radio show. AMP 97.1.

Carson asks Terry where he goes from here. He says hopefully up!

America has saved Melanie!

Cassadee and Dez are singing “Hate That I Love You” by NeYoCompound and Rihanna. Snooze.

Dez says working with Christina was the best! He says he wants to stay one more week.

America has saved Nicholas!

Terry, Dez, Cody, and Trevin are left. As I predicted. It could go any way, I think. Cee-lo thanks Trevin and says they will be friends regardless. Christina says she believes there’s so much waiting for Dev either way. Blake calls Terry a rule-breaker and has faith and doesn’t think he’s going anywhere.

America has saved Terry!

America has saved Trevin!

Safe:
Cassadee Pope – Team Blake
Amanda Brown – Team Adam
Melanie Martinez – Team Adam
Nicholas David – Team Cee-lo
Terry McDermmot – Team Blake
Trevin Hunte – Team Cee-lo

Eliminated:
Cody Belew
Dez Duran

That’s a wrap. Dang. No more Bam Bam next week. Looks to me like it will be Team Adam or Team Blake again this year. Nicholas could slide in FTW.

 
  • SapphireBlue9

    Love Amanda and Terry.

    Please go byebye Cody and Dez.   I didn’t like how snippy Xtina got last night putting down everyone and making Dez out to be the greatest thing since whatever is better than sliced bread.  Gosh could you be any more obvious XT???

  • http://twitter.com/dam744 Damien Roberts

    Trevin and Terry are goners.

  • Jordana33

    I wish Carson Daly would stop bragging about everyone charting on itunes. It’s really not an accomplishment.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    How is it not an accomplishment?

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

    Trevin can’t sing anything uptempo at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lin-Brand/1226220699 Lin Brand

    What happens if a judge loses all their contestants? Do they leave the show or do they stay and add absolutely nothing to the commentary?  I like Dez but wouldn’t mind seeing Xtina out first; she has a way of complimenting other team performers that sounds like it’s not a compliment.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    Finally, some Dia Frampton love with the kia commercial. She really should have won season 1

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    Unlike American Idol recently, the voice studio recordings are actually charting consistently in the top 10

  • Jordana33

    Because even if they’re in position #1000, he still calls it charting on itunes.

  • notthatmary

    Amanda and Cody only had CeeLo turn for them and Cody had to be saved by CeeLo so, either one going home should not be a shocker.  Terry was #1 on the Rock chart so, leaving would be a shock.  Dez leaving would be kinda shocking since he’s Xtina’s last.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    I think Dez and Trevin are goners tonight

  • SapphireBlue9

    Ahh I really love how inappropriate Blake is LOL

  • SapphireBlue9

    Does anyone know who does Nick’s hair? I love his variety and creativity week in and week out.  I’m looking for a new image.

  • girlygirltoo

    I think Dez is a goner, unless Christina’s attempt to appeal to the Bieber fans on twitter somehow resulted in votes. It didn’t result in sales on iTunes — he was the lowest contestant on that chart. Have no clue who the 2nd person to be eliminated will be.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Wow Xtina (Chris Mann?) just B* slapped the other judges contestants from the show.

  • mileyfan123

     Idol never lets their songs show on the charts so you have no idea how they are charting during the season.

  • chillj

    Oh, Nicholas, what have you done with your hair?

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

    Christina seems to be each time more desperate to continue on the competition.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    ?? But they’re all charting in the top 60, over half of them in the top 30, it is an accomplishment

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    safe to say they’ve done pretty badly last couple of seasons, if they’re not releasing them

  • mileyfan123

    NVM

  • mileyfan123

    You don’t know what you are talking about. They have never released them during the competition because it would give viewers an idea of who was in the lead.

  • Jordana33

    As much as Xtina has been pissing me off this season, I’ll feel bad for her if she’s left without a contestant for the next 3 episodes. Maybe they could donate one of Cee Lo’s ex-contestants to her, or bring back De’borah or Aquile…although I guess it wouldn’t be fair….

  • SapphireBlue9

    It’s ironic that the first time Xtina decided to put on pants this season, they were cranky pants! ;)

  • girlygirltoo

    what did Christina say about Chris Mann?

  • Jordana33

    For example: In the first round of live playoffs when some were ranked at position 800, Carson still announced that every contestant “charted” on itunes. It’s not really saying anything. Their actual position means something, but not the fact that “they charted”. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    YAY Amanda is safe, I can breathe now.

    ETA: Oops, I hit reply I was just trying to make a comment. lol

  • Jordana33

    YES! Amanda! Thank goodness they didn’t wait ’till the end to save her again.

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

    I won’t feel bad, because frankly, she has made some poor choices in contestants.

  • Nedsdag

    I am glad Amanda is safe, but she cannot coast anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I like Cody…sings better than at least 4 of the other contestants. Dez, we agree…he’s just another pretty face….albeit, a very pretty one.

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

    Melanie shouldn’t try to harmonize with anyone. Seriously.

  • Nedsdag

    Um, who DOESN’T have a radio show in L.A.?

  • Jordana33

    I don’t think Amanda’s been coasting at all. She’s had some of the strongest performances throughout the entire season and IMO, her recent “Stars” ranks as one of the best performances of the live rounds.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Way to get in on the self-promo Carson.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanJames2298 Ryan

    COAST?!?!?! I’m sorry, but I don’t think you know what coasting is. She is choosing smart songs and rearranging them to both make them her own and fit her. She gives a spectacular vocal week after week (except the Florence song) and takes risks. That is anything but coasting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Watch they’re going to wait til the very last minute like last week to eliminate two ppl and have no time left once again.

  • Jordana33

    OK…I’m loving these results, although Melanie wasn’t really a surprise! Now if Nicholas and Cody make it, I’ll be happy.

  • Nedsdag

    She’s a risk taker, but if it’s not connecting, she may have to choose different songs.

    “Stars” didn’t connect with me.

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

    It’s nice to see them all bonding like that. Seems legit.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    i would actually say that she’s taking risks with her song choices that may or may not payoff

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     I’m going to say Dez and Terry are gone, I was actually right last week.

  • tripp_ncwy

    This song exposes all the weaknesses in both Dez & Cassadee’s voices.

  • SapphireBlue9

    Agreed… I appreciate Dez’s face. I wouldn’t go total ape$h*t for him like the crowd does though.  Cody’s not my cup of tea, his voice just rubs me the wrong way. Guess I should be grateful for the rubbing  ha!

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

    Cassadee Pimp and Dez, I’ll turn off the sound before it starts.

  • Nedsdag

    Risk taking is one thing, but not connecting is another. Don’t get me wrong, I like Amanda, but for some reason people connect with lesser talents such as Cassadee and Melanie. You cannot deny this.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    coasting is not the right word

  • Jordana33

    I predict that this Cassadee/Dez video will be watched over and over by millions of teenage fangirls commenting on what a cute couple they make, and how Cass should dump her fiance for Dez, because they clearly have chemistry, LOL

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

    They left the 4 people that we don’t know if they are safe to the end. Finally we’ve some suspense.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Why can’t Amanda be the top girl on this show, I’m just not into Casadee at all.

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

    GIRL POWER!!! So happy all the ladies are voted through; moreover they deserved their spots <3

  • Nedsdag

    Perhaps it is not the right word, but perhaps she should try other songs that  suit her than the ones she has chosen recently. It seems like after “Dream On,” she thought she could sing anything and connect with the audience. Unfortunately, it’s not working so to speak.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanJames2298 Ryan

    iTunes sales might say that, but you don’t know who the casual viewer is voting for. Plus, considering she has been top 20 in iTunes for 3/4 weeks, i don’t think she’s doing too shabby 

  • SapphireBlue9

    Awful time management on this show… Ceelo and Kermit the frog and a whole skit  now we have 3 minutes to get to the results… very uncool.

  • 1rollbounce2

    Music to my ears…Nicholas is safe.  That really IS all that is important!  LOL

    If you pushed my back to the wall, I’d have to chose Amanda.  She just, for me, is like ice.  Much like I felt LaToya was season 3.  I digress…..

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

    Amazing how Trevin oozes confidence. NOT!

  • Jordana33

    I think Amanda’s connecting with a lot of people and she’s one of the few contestants in a position to threaten Cassady’s huge fanbase. I also wouldn’t consider Melanie a “lesser” contestant. She’s just different and probably appeals to the younger demographic because of her age. I like both of them for different reasons.

  • SapphireBlue9

    YAY – team “not a mullet”!

  • Jordana33

    CodyCodyCodyCodyCody. 

  • genius13

    Ugh….I am not into Trevin in the least bit

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

    If Dez had once in a while thanked the people who have been voting for him up to now, intead of b*tt kissing Xtina so much, would he have been saved? Guess we’ll never know.

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

    Screamfest is safe. I bet he wasn’t even on the bottom.  I said it on the topic about predictions.

  • 1rollbounce2

    Hey PJ.  Nicholas is on team CeeLo.  You put Blake….  :)

  • kmd23

    I don’t see any of the remaining 6 having any commercial success at all. Time will tell. They kind of bore me. lol. I really don’t have much of interest in this show any longer as Dez and Cody were the most entertaining for me.  I do hope that Nicholas wins this as I could care less about Cassadee but she probably will win.

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

    Ok I am officially behind one of the ladies to win this or Nicholas.  Can’t believe I lost both my guilty pleasures in 1 night :(

  • jlscott13

    WOW. Dez was eliminated. That’s a little bit shocking. Huh.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

     OH, I knew something was wrong. Thanks!

  • Jordana33

    Sigh..I guess I won’t get that Cody/Amanda duet, unless Amanda makes the finale and chooses him to sing with her. 

  • 1rollbounce2

    Dez is gonna make it as a model from this show….or somethin- Xtina’s butler…who knows.  But that face is FAR to pretty!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHIRO4P2ZPNQFGMK5KR57VH3E4 Nanc

    Nicholas David is Team Ceelo not Team Blake

    Was hoping Cody would stay instead of Trevin….
    Awwww heck if I had my druthers Melanie and Cassadee would have gone home

  • http://twitter.com/cerebrum12 gbocampo

    my top 4. Cassadee for sure. Melanie slightly sure. the other two are probably Nicholas and AMANDA. Nicholas is my dark horse. But right now it’s Cassadee vs. Melanie. Cassadee has her solid fan base on online(itunes), and texters. She will probably win.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    well at least Dez is gone. maybe him and Cody can make a pr0n LOL

    awww Cody < 3 at least you went farther than i expected. hope to see you in another way that may have nothing to do with music. heh

    now i'm on the "anyone but Trevin" bandwagon

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    Noooooo!
    Not Cody! Why didn´t Trevin go home?
    Damn it America… Cody was the only reason I was watching this show!

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

    Unfortunately Cody is gone but at least we’ve the schadenfreude of watching Christina without anyone on her team. he he

  • Nedsdag

    She’s not doing too shabby, but she’s losing the pimp spot to Cassadee. 

  • chillj

    I thought Cody did a fine job of complementing Melanie in the group song;  he saved her with a gentle complement, instead of having his own big vocal moment.  Melanie is not good in the group numbers; it is a weakness.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

     LMAO at Dez and Cody can go make a porn now, that would be a sight to see.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    I agree about Amanda…and LaToya was BY FAR my favorite in season 3 of Idol as well.  Also really like Nicholas this year.

  • 1rollbounce2

    Trev n Terry are out next week.  I have nothin against either of the two.  They’re really just like watching paint dry for me though.  

    I hate the back story embellishment.  Nothin new but I thought Blake and Cassaddee were kinda fake yesterday.  He doesn’t do fake very well..IMO.

  • Nedsdag

    It was only a matter of time before Cody left the show. 

    Poor XTina. The naysayers are going to come after her for not choosing De’Borah, but there was no guarantee she would’ve made it to the final four. But she made her choice, so she’ll sit back and watch for the next two weeks.

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

    Three weeks, he he

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Lol. This is too funny. Christina made Dez sing a Bieber song and even pandered to the biebs for votes to help Dez, yet he got eliminated. Xtina will never win this show.

  • Nedsdag

    My rankings:

    1. Amanda.
    2. Melanie (don’t like her voice, but some people do).
    3. Cassadee (whatever).

  • hellomusicgirl

    I have no interest in seeing Trevin continue really but I did feel kinda bad for that bus of a song he had last night. I’m actually surprised he made it through on that one.

    Will miss gazing at Dez. Pulling for Amanda — hoping she gets a good song next week.

  • http://twitter.com/alienlifeform2 Diablo

    America has surprised me again, this time by letting Trevin through. Although he was boring as hell. There was too much hoping someone like Cody would hold on but the real surprise was the eye candy getting the boot. 

    With the nothing-to-write-home-about male choices of Terry, Nicholas (god, the horror of a bore that’s Nicholas, lol) and Trevin, I guess the Voice will get its first  girl winner. They’re all better singers than any of the guys and all the male stage  charisma has left with Dez and Cody. 

    I really can’t wait to see if Idol manages to solve its girls-need-not-apply problem too. 

  • girlygirltoo

    lol, Dez is nothing like Biebs in terms of musical style, so I don’t know why she thought that would work

  • girlygirltoo

    Christina has no contestants left? Too funny.

    Will miss Bam Bam though. Not the best singer, but he was fun.

  • SapphireBlue9

    Are they each singing only one song next week? It’s a 2 hour show….  that would be a lotttt of filler, duos, trios, and Xtina performances (girls gotta represent).

    I really hope they each sing 2, but that would make too much sense.

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

    LOL, that’s my ranking and reaction to each of them. 

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

    Now that Christina has no contestant to beg votes for and has already given up her seat to Shakira, she might as well focus on her singing carrer, since being a coach doesn’t seem to be working out that well.

  • teekee

    I could have easily lost Trevin for Cody. Trevin sings well enough, but he doesn’t seem to connect with the songs. Same facial expressions regardless of the story of the song. Doesn’t make me want to watch him. Cody was at least entertaining. It IS television, after all. 

  • HMc

    Is cody  Bam Bam ? How did he get this nickname ? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    Would rather have seen Trevin go instead of Cody, but I was happy to see Anoop Jr. get booted.

    When Chris Mann is your “star” from the past season, you really need someone from this season to do something besides chart on i-tunes while on the show then don’t do squat afterwards.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    She is who I want to win.

  • Jordana33

    Oh I’m certain that by the end of the season, Christina will have performed the entire Lotus album for us!

  • alonzo7

    Glad I decided to vote at the last minute this morning-gave all three girls my votes along with Nicholas David-would be happy if this was the top 4.
    Trevin has the kind of voice the voters go for on this show but hoping for something new this year.

  • girlygirltoo

    I didn’t get why Christina even brought Chris Mann up. His albums are not selling very well and he is an AC radio artist. That’s setting the bar pretty low if he is supposed to be the “star” who has come off this show.

  • emlz

    I actually like most of the top 6 this year. Even the ones who aren’t at the top of my list (Trevin and Terry) still have their moments. So good choices by America overall. And LOL at Fozzie as Blake and Animal as Adam! 

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

     At least she won’t have to beg the producers to do so. After all, she’s already there, anyway. That’ll keep her busy, lol.
    It would be worse if she became (even) bitterer and started dissing on the other contestants just for the sake of it.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Wow…really? the only one I like is Amanda…and even she was not my #1 until tonight. I think the top 6 is a mixed bag. A sorry sack, actually…

  • Jordana33

    I keep underestimating the size of Trevin’s fanbase, because they have such a quiet on-line presence. For all we know, he could be getting the most votes every week…..

  • MrTemecula

    Well, that’s on Christina for not picking De’borah or Aquile. Those two were better than Dez and Christina could have asked anybody about who she should have picked.

  • http://twitter.com/dam744 Damien Roberts

    I would actually imagine said judge would become a little more honest. With no contestants left in the competition now Christina has nothing to gain from any of the finalists winning. 

  • durbesque

    Assuming that the contestants really do have the freedom to choose their coach…  The best ones don’t choose Christina.  There’s nothing she can do about that. 

    I liked her plug for Chris Mann.  He was my pick, and as far as I know, he’s doing better than any other alum.  He will be on an NBC Christmas show tomorrow night.    

  • Jordana33

    The frustrating thing about Christina is that she started off with one of the strongest teams but ended up eliminating her best contestants in favor of a pretty boy and a handful of screamers. I can think of at least four contestants on her team who were much better than Dez, Adriana or Sylvia, but didn’t even make the live rounds.  In contrast, Cee Lo tends to end up with the best contestants (Vicci Martinez, Juliet Sims, etc.) even when he starts off with a seemingly weaker team.

    I like Chris Mann too, but given that season 2 ended 5 months ago, it’s premature for Xtina to assume that her contestant is the most successful.   Adam’s finalist, Tony Lucca is busy touring, and won’t be working on his album (under Adam Levine’s label) until 2013  so the jury’s still out on him. 

  • Wellworn

    I wonder if Christina would still have a contestant had she kept Deborah (sorry, I forget how to spell it).  I would have voted for her.

  • sdmama

    Let me add my sympathy note to other Cody fans here.  I am stunned that my flirting with Voice ended in just one week, since I discovered him and he left the show. My underdogs rarely win, so maybe I jinxed it by watching the show :(   I hope at least this opens some door for him.  Broadway musical?  Country and Church do not seem like the best fit for him.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    It’s difficult seeing two of your favorite three go home.  I enjoyed Cody and Dez’s performances.  Amanda for the win!

    Loved seeing the Muppets.  Awwww…I may be older, but my children and Grandchildren love the Muppets.  If you ever saw me playing, you’d understand. LOL.

  • supersonic

    I liked her plug for Chris Mann.  He was my pick, and as far as I know,
    he’s doing better than any other alum.  He will be on an NBC Christmas
    show tomorrow night.

    That’s probably what she meant by saying that Chris Mann is the most successful out of the contestants on this show.  He’s performing at the tree lighting and his album got some pretty decent reviews.

    I hope Christina is extra bitchy the rest of the show now.  She doesn’t have to be nice anymore.  She’s got nothing to lose. 

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

    Nicholas is genuinely superb. I’m supporting him and Melanie until the end of the show, no matter what their journey ends (expecting 3rd and 2nd respectively at the moment).

  • tomr

    Christina’s “pop stars” were not good enough.  Now her true snarkly self will show itself once again.

  • kmd23

    Christina was right about Chris Mann. He is doing better than any other alum which does not say much about how the other voice alums are doing. The Voice needs someone to have commercial success and once again this year that will not be happening. So the coaches and the show are not picking the right contestants. I also don’t get who is voting for these contestants.

  • http://twitter.com/spongebohred Niels Bohr

    so for next week, how many are going to be eliminated?

  • ellen8

    Casadee could be commercial. She has that X factor LOL but I prefer Amanda. I’m from the days of Steve Perry so I’m lovin’ Terry as well.

    Cody is fun. Yes Broadway should grab him. Trevin… Boring. Reminds me of Rueben S.

  • Westlife 2007

    I’m sure I will miss Cody :( He’s fun to watch. No complaint about Dez, he’s nice to look at but his voice is nothing special. 

    The only one I’m interested in now is Amanda and to a lesser extent Trevin. Either of them win is fine with me.

  • http://twitter.com/tukicarreno Tuki

    I think that Cody would be a great addition to the Smash cast. He would fit right in. Hope it happens!

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Based on my expert opinion of the vocals that are most pleasing to my ears, here is how I rank the final six:

    1. Melanie

    2. Nicholas

    3. Cassadee

    4. Terry

    5. Amanda

    6. Trevin

        If Trevin or Amanda would omit the screechy, high pitched, eardrum splitting, caterwauling they seem to incorporate into every performance, either could easily move up in my rankings. For 2/3rds of most of their songs, they sound great, then they caterwaul, which, sorry, but that is not pleasing to my ears.

        Terry hooked me with his throwback r&r style, and his vocals do not cause my ears to bleed. He has not been impressive the last couple weeks, so his stint on this show could end next week, along with Trevin, unless they do something very impressive next time out, or one of the other four have a disasterous performance.

        Cassadee is the front runner on itunes, and it is possible she is the front runner on the show. Obviously she has the look (as does Amanda), but, her voice sounds a little thin to my ears. Nevertheless, I would prefer listening to any of her performances over the past few performances of Trevin, Amanda, and Terry.

        Nicholas, holy buckets, his voice is very pleasing to my ears. There are very few who can sing the way he sings. His voice, by far, is the male voice that is most pleasing to my ears this season.

        Melanie is unlike any of the other contestants, on this or any other singing show. Her voice makes my ears happy. Her voice is full and rich and has a haunting quality that I can’t put my finger on. I love the way she makes every song she sings her own. I think she is one of a kind, but being unique does not usually translate into winning on these singing shows, (just ask Siobhan, Adam or Haley).

        All six have the potential to win. It should depend on how well they perform each week. If Cassadee and Nicholas have poor performances next week, and the other four have stellar performances, the results show should prove to be very, very interesting.

  • Jordana33

    I don’t think that Chris Mann is doing better than Vicci Martinez and he also fits into a very different niche. 

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I am still hoping Melanie pulls this out with a win!  She is always just behind Cassadee in itune sales and I think she has a large fanbase.  Her fanbase I think is young and not on sites like MJ’s.  Hopefully Adam has a trick up his sleave (like Blake did in giving Cassadee a song he wrrote to sing).  Something the Maroon 5 fans will run to buy and catapult Melanie over Cassadee, 

    I am not fond of Tevin or Amanda they screech to much to my ears.

    Nick IMO is not marketable.

    Terry’s voice is nice and I love his tone (except this week) but his style is not what is currently selling.

    Sad to see Cody go. 

    Wonder how Xtina feels with no contestants left while everyone else has 2?  Think she may finally learn that bigger voices are not the best voices?

    Nah I doubt it.

  • Jordana33

    Cassadee’s “Over You” resulted in 152,000 downloads last week:  http://www.mjsbigblog.com/phillip-phillips-the-world-from-the-side-of-the-moon-debuts-at-4-bb-169k.htm   

    Those downloads will be added to her votes during the finale, which gives her a substantial boost, especially since the downloads falling in the voting window get multiplied by 10. So let’s say that 60,000 of those downloads were completed in the voting window (which I admit is a complete guess on my part!), then she would get 600,000 + 82,000 = 782,000 votes counted towards her votes in the finale!  Three more weeks at that rate would give her around 2-3 million bonus votes if she makes it to the finale!!! In contrast, Amanda just missed the top 10, so I doubt she got more than 20,000 votes counted towards her finale last week.  Crazy.

  • Jimmy Mackey

    Do the producers have good word from Nielsen that there are a lot of children watching The Voice for them to have Kermit on there or was this an effort by the Henson company to market puppets to adults?  I like The Muppets fine but I never expected to see them on The Voice, LOL!  Well, the results show was decent.  Normally, my DISH coworker comes over to watch The Voice with me each week.  I record it with the PrimeTime Anytime feature on my DISH Hopper DVR to watch later.  The nice part is it automatically records all of the evening shows on the four major networks so I don’t have to worry about being embarrassed when my friend comes over because I didn’t set the timer.

  • Wellworn

    These competitions (and the airwaves) are less and less about pure singing talent.  Look at Phillip Phillips, it’s about style and an indie kind of voice.  Cody is a much better singer than many of the remaining contestants, I agree about that. 

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

    The multiplication factor counts in the finale? i’m not sure.

  • Jordana33

    I think the bonus does count towards the finale, based on this excerpt from the rules:

    “Following the broadcast of the finale performance episode, the artist receiving the highest number of total audience votes will be declared the winner of “The Voice”. The audience vote consists of the cumulative number of votes received during the finale’s voting window by Toll Free telephone votes, online votes and Sprint SMS votes, in addition to the “Cumulative iTunes Vote Total”. The “Cumulative iTunes Vote Total” means the total number of iTunes purchases of an artist’s Eligible Songs from the live performances that air commencing on November 12, 2012, and continuing through and including the finale, up to a limit of ten (10) downloads per Eligible Song, including any iTunes Bonuses (if any) previously earned by the artist”  http://www.nbc.com/live-vote/the-voice/terms.shtml

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I’m not sure that’s correct. According to the FAQ

    If any of an artists’ eligible songs from the live performances (airing beginning November 12, 2012) are in the top 10 of the iTunes “Top 200 Singles Chart” at the close of the episode’s applicable voting window, that artist will receive an “iTunes Bonus,” which multiplies the artist’s iTunes votes by ten (10). The iTunes Bonus will be added to the total number of telephone votes, online votes and Sprint SMS text message votes in each week to determine which artists will advance in the competition. There will be no iTunes Bonus available to the artists in connection with voting for the finale. As explained further below, iTunes votes of eligible songs from the live performances for each artist that occur outside of the episodes’ applicable voting windows will be included in the artist’s Cumulative iTunes Vote Total (defined below).

    This suggests to me that the bonus is added each week until the finale.  However, any downloads received outside of eligibility during the previous weeks will count during the final tally.  Or am I reading it wrong?

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

    I see. This rule was basically done to crown Cassadee Pimp as the winner.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    The Muppets are featured on Cee-lo’s new Christmas album, “Cee-lo’s Magic Moment.”

  • Jimmy Mackey

     Oh.  Thanks.  I guess the world makes sense again.  LOL!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that the iTunes “bonus” rule does give a very big advantage to those contestants who sell very well. It’s a way for the producers to skew the votes to benefit the most commercially successful contestants, which they probably hope will lead to a commercially successful post-show career.

  • Jordana33

    PJ I read that part in the FAQ too and I was also confused. I think they’re saying that the 10x bonus won’t be available for the songs performed on the actual finale, but the previously earned bonuses (in prior episodes) will be included. However, I’m not 100% sure either; your interpretation could be right.  I have a feeling that they deliberately phrased everything in an ambiguous manner so that they could easily change their interpretation if they wanted to. 

  • Jordana33

    PJ I read that part in the FAQ too and I was also confused. I think they’re saying that the 10x bonus won’t be available for the songs performed on the actual finale, but the previously earned bonuses (in prior episodes) will be included. However, I’m not 100% sure either; your interpretation could be right.  I have a feeling that they deliberately phrased everything in an ambiguous manner so that they could easily change their interpretation if they wanted to. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHIRO4P2ZPNQFGMK5KR57VH3E4 Nanc

    Here is my ranking for the top 6

    1. Nicholas…..guy’s voice is pure butter
    2. Terry….love classic rock and this guy can wail, few clunker notes , but generally he is right on
    3. Amanda…girl has pipes, but why do people with a great voice always feel like they have to over-sing…cut out the screaming girl…
    4. Trevin….see above
    5. Melanie…interesting tone, but I can’t get past the breathiness
    6. Cassadee—tired of the pimping and I do think the I-tunes perk was added to ensure that she wins….another auto-tuned pop princess….grrrrr

  • Jordana33

    I think that the iTunes “bonus” rule does give a very big advantage to those contestants who sell very well. It’s a way for the producers to skew the votes to benefit the most commercially successful contestants,

    That makes sense. My main objection, however is that Cassadee  wasn’t getting the most itunes downloads until the rules changed, prompting her fans to start downloading her songs like crazy. Prior to the changes, I’m not sure her songs ever made top 20. If most of them were decent like “Over You”, then it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but there was nothing unique or special about her performance this week to justify anything close to a rank of #3 on itunes. 

    ETA. BTW, I thought the muppet performance was very cute, and I loved that they had a different muppet for each judge (Blake was the funniest)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000646478057 Gabriela Anez-Urdaneta

    Your comment about Nick makes no sense. Someone ranking really high on itunes is definitely marketable. That is the way people get music these days. You might not like him, but he is ranking high because a LOT OF PEOPLE buy his songs and will buy his music. A lot of people can’t wait for him to have a CD out because his voice is just spectacular. He sounds amazing singing whatever he sings. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000646478057 Gabriela Anez-Urdaneta

    He is not doing better than the others, get your facts straight instead of believing whatever that crazy woman says on the show!