Chris Mann came in fourth? Tony Lucca was third? Oh America, did you not understand The Voice's voting rules? They were supposed to be the top 2, not the bottom pair. Then again, Juliet Simms and her screech were never supposed to make the finals, much less the runner-up spot. Not that winner Jermaine Paul isn't a fine enough singer. Nice range, nice looking...and no edge. Nothing like the dynamic Mann, opera's hotter Ben Stiller who devastated us with Monday's cover of Josh Groban's "You Lift Me Up," or Lucca, the gifted crooner Christina Aguilera hates more than wearing clothes that fit.
Well you voted, America. And then The Voice threw in some attempt at math and we got last night's eliminations. But did we get it right?
Going into the evening with two singers each, Teams Adam, Blake, Cee Lo and Christina were faced with ...
Oh snap, Tony Lucca. That was just perfect.
After taking a jab last week for scoring some Twitter support from his Mickey Mouse Club pal Justin Timberlake by fellow Mouse House vet Christina Aguilera, The Voice's handsome troubadour wannabe took the quarter-finals stage last night and did what any self-respecting artist would do: He covered another famed MMC alum, Britney Spears.
Why does Christina Aguilera look so different?
You might say that Aguilera is becoming less of a diva. During the live episodes airing now, the Voice coach has been showing off a svelter figure and a streamlined wardrobe, hair and makeup to match. NYC-based exercise physiologist Johanna Pryluck, who does not work with the star, says it appears that Aguilera has dropped around 25 pounds since the audition and battle rounds that were taped last winter. "There's a big difference in her overall tone, but especially in her arms and face," says Pryluck, who attributes the change to a likely program of "vigorous cardio four to fives times a week plus strength training and a diet of lean protein, whole grains and as little processed food as possible." Sing it!
I'm trying to come to grips with the knowledge that Steven Tyler and I have something in common. Namely, a mini-obsession with Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," a song that after this week in TV I can't get out of my head.