The Voice Episodes

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The Voice Episode: "Result Show"

Season 1, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: The final four singers are unveiled in a results show.
Original Air Date: Jun 22, 2011

The Voice Episode Recap: The Results Show Season 1, Episode 10

With one week to go, the time has come to cut the remaining eight contestants down to the Final Four. But first, we've got an hour to kill, and so, in American Idol results show fashion, let's watch the kids do the hokey group number dance!

Only, hey, this isn't hokey! All eight are dressed well in coordinated — but not matching — black ensembles. They're doing George Michael's "Freedom," a good choice, sans embarrassing choreography, another good choice. Ten seconds in and it's already better than every single group performance in Idol history. Everyone sounds superb. And really, who isn't good in this group? Idol has never had a Top 8 this talented, or even this musically diverse. Even poor little Xenia is less awkward to watch than Scotty McCreery, but I digress... But I digress.

Half of these semi-finalists are going home. But before we get to results, we take a trip to the tweeting dungeon, where contestants are forced to tweet their fans and let V(?) correspondent Alison Haislip grill them about dating fans. This show is so darn interactive! But NBC, stop trying to make Alison happen. It's not going to happen! (Or, at least stick her in a sitcom instead of making her hold up The Voice every week.) Hey, these tweets at the bottom of the screen let me know that Carson's a year older today. How old is he? Wiki says he's 38. Happy birthday, Carson!

Finally, Carson announces the way this works: The coaches' scores are going to be combined with the audience votes — 1 out of 100, equal weight. If you're still confused, Carson says head to NBC.com and figure it out yourself. OK, we will!

First up: Team Cee Lo's Nakia and Vicci Martinez go head to head. This is the one match-up I honestly cannot call. Carson asks Nakia about his boyfriend Robert, who is in the audience. Says Nakia: "I love you and every sacrifice you've ever made for me has put me right here. Thank you so much." So sweet! Tears! Vicci's asked about her late father. "I feel like my dad's here with me, and my mom's here, and I love you mom. I'm just so happy..." More tears! Cee Lo, what do you have to say? "It's very difficult." But he also wrote a poem he'd like to read: I witnessed an evolution / we have endured an adventure / you have become unconquerable as artists and individuals... and he's talking too fast for me to get the rest, but it ends with The revolution is being televised / RED til I'm dead. Nicely put, Cee Lo.

So, here we go, for real. Nakia gets a 51 from Cee Lo, and Vicci gets 49. Cee Lo explains that Vicci's drums were too damn loud, so Nakia got a tiny edge. As for America? They vote with Vicci, who gets a total 124 while Nakia gets 70-something. (It went by so quick, I could hardly see it.)

Next, Cee Lo performs his new single, "Bright Lights, Bigger City." Again, ten seconds in, this is better than anything Randy Jackson or Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler can do for us, the loyal viewers. The wig! The song! The bubbles! The dancers! The performance! Be nervous, Idol. Be very nervous.

Time to chop either Casey Weston and Javier Colon from Team Adam. But first, a visit from Gym Class Heroes. Adam sings his final four a little something. Clearly, this was recorded before last night's episode. Back on stage, Casey tells Adam, "It's been one of the most incredible experiences in my life... Adam, thank you so much for having me on your team, it's been a blessing." Javier, who needs to lose the baseball cap, or at least the sideways baseball cap, breaks out the tears when Carson asks about his family. He's thankful to his family and his parents, who are present. Don't worry, Javier. You sang Sarah McLachlan and Coldplay, you're good.

Adam's scores: 35 for Casey, 65 for Javier. You got some 'splainin' to do Adam! He says, "I look at you as equals... but Casey, you're 18. You have a huge career ahead of you... Javier, I had to make sure, I had to advance him." Whoa, honesty! Another thing these coaches/judges/whatever do better than the Idol panel. (Yeah, I'm beating a dead horse with the Idol comparisons, but if you're reading this, you could consider how much time you have to devote to music shows, and then if you must, make the right choice if there's not room for them all.) Anyways, obviously, Javier gets a 138 and Casey gets something in the 60s — I'm blind, sue me — and Adam goes to hug Casey, presumably to apologize for his way harsh strategy.

Dia Frampton and Xenia from Team Blake, the time has come. But first, we watch Blake take the girls to one of his concerts via private jet. See how a country star lives, girls! Have a free guitar! Meet Brad Paisley! Xenia says, with as much excitement as she can muster, which is not a lot, "I wouldn't trade him for another coach." Together, they reprise his hit "Honeybee" for a crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before we get Blake's scores, Xenia thanks Blake again for choosing her over poor poor Jared Blake, with all those kids and age creeping up. Dia cries as she thanks everyone, including Xenia. By the way, I'm betting Dia. Blake gives them both 50! What the heck, Blake? Proud papa says, "I don't feel like I can win or lose in this situation with either one of them... I believe in so much. I love 'em, I really do. You can't put a score on that." Err, Blake? It's a competition still. Weak! Not that it matters because, of course, Dia wins. Blake is still crushed about the loss of his other daughter, Xenia.

Last one, Team Christina. I think it's impossible for Beverly McClellan to lose this one to Frenchie Davis. And maybe Bev knows it, because on stage, holding hands, Bev talks about their friendship while fighting tears. "I love her, with all my heart, for real," she says. Frenchie tells Carson, "I just wanted a chance to share my voice with the world and be judged for my talent. It's all I wanted." Christina says she really feels the love in the room. "I stay awake at night thinking, 'What song am I gonna give Ben or Frenchie? I love you guys... What's super amazing is that there are no winners or losers because we've all shared such a special adventure together. We're bonded..." Here are the scores: Christina pulls a Blake and gives them 50 points each. "At the end of the day, it's not fair... How can you judge apples to oranges?... I wanted to give America the opportunity to choose," she says. Oh, fine, Christina. Be a J.Lo, why don't you? The final scores are close: Beverly gets 107 and Frenchie gets 93. Beverly looks downright miserable for Frenchie. Be happy girl, you're just better! Christina leaves a big red lipstick stain on Beverly's cheek.

That's it, America. You've sent Vicci, Javier, Dia and Beverly into next week's finals. What do you think of tonight's results? Who do you want to see win $100,000, a recording contract and the title? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

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With one week to go, the time has come to cut the remaining eight contestants down to the Final Four. But first, we've got an hour to kill, and so, in American Idol results show fashion, let's watch the kids do the hokey group number dance!

Only, hey, this isn't hokey! All eight are dressed well in coordinated — but not matching — black ensembles. They're doing George Michael's "Freedom," a good choice, sans embarrassing choreography, another good choice. Ten seconds in and it's already better than every single group performance in Idol history. Everyone sounds superb. And really, who isn't good in this group? Idol has never had a Top 8 this talented, or even this musically diverse. Even poor little Xenia is less awkward to watch than... read more

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Premiered: April 26, 2011, on NBC
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Premise: Singers square off for a coveted recording contract in this reality talent contest from the producers of "Big Brother" and "Survivor." Four vocal coaches mentor the contestants in three distinct competition phases: the blind auditions (during which the coaches can't see a contestant and thereby judge them solely on their vocal talent); the battle phase (in which the contestants are advised and developed); and, lastly, the live-performance phase.

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