After taking a break for Election Day, the live playoffs resumed on The Voice.
This time, Teams Christina and Cee Lo were in the hot seat, so to say.
Our main man Carson was smack dab in the middle of all the action and had a lot to say about Wednesday’s episode.
Before he got around to recapping the performances, he shared one small pet peeve.
“I asked them that they remove all of the…girls’ fake eyelashes because with HD, they shoot so tight on like, Sylvia Yacoub, who’s sitting at the piano doing that Katy Perry ‘One That Got Away’ song, and they’re really tight on her face to kind of show emotion, but I just saw these giant like fake lashes just like flapping like bats!” Carson exclaimed. “Just take them all off!”
TEAM CHRISTINA: Sylvia Yacoub, “The One That Got Away”
Despite the makeup malfunction, Yacoub pulled off an intimate and heartfelt rendition.
Cee Lo Green called it his favorite performance of the night, even though she is repping Team Christina.
Adam Levine said Yacoub definitely deserved to move forward. He applauded her song choice and loved that the stripped-down arrangement complimented her strong vocals and piano-playing skills.
Coach Christina couldn’t have been more proud. “We seem to come from the same sort of place and we connect, I think, on an emotional level and vocal level.” Aguilera appreciated that Sylvia took it to a vulnerable place because it proved she was no one-trick pony.
TEAM CEE LO: Diego Val, “Bailamos”
Unfortunately, Diego Val wasn’t feeling the love from the judges this time around. He tapped into his Latino roots, performing Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailamos.”
“Seemed like sometimes you just weren’t fully engaged in it,” Adam Levine pointed out.
“He took the words right out of my mouth,” Christina Aguilera agreed. “I felt you were a little not 150% into the actual song choice.”
“What I do like about Christina’s comments and Adam even does this sometimes, is that they don’t [sugarcoat],” Carson said. “Who was it last night? The guy who sang ‘Bailamos.’ He had an off night. It was not as good and they told him, so not everything’s ‘Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!'”
TEAM CEE LO: Nicholas David, “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”
Nicholas David was one of Carson’s favorites from Wednesday’s playoffs. “He’s got so much soul, man. He’s such a character too,” he said. “He just sort of represents everything the show is about.”
The crowd couldn’t get enough of the father of two and his version of the Barry White classic. Adam Levine struggled to speak over their cheers.
“Barry White makes baby-making music,” Levine explained to the audience. “And I want to make a baby now. That’s the test. If I want to make a baby after listening to Barry White, you did a great job.”
Blake Shelton called David his favorite contestant on Team Cee Lo and still couldn’t get over how rich his sound is.
TEAM CHRISTINA: De’Borah “Who Knew”
We also want to give a shout out to Team Christina’s De’Borah, who owned the stage during her take on P!nk’s “Who Knew.”
It was emotional, yet energetic. “You bring so many mixed emotions to mind,” Cee Lo said during his critique. “I love the way you move. It’s the hip hop and the swagger, but there’s such a soul and gospel influence to your voice.”
Adam was blown away by her soul and said there’s “nothing regular” about her.
“You’re just so real and so raw,” Christina told De’Borah. “You just command the stage in a way. I think it’s safe to say no one on this whole show can do in the way that De’Borah does it.”
TEAM CEE LO: Trevin Hunte: “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”
Trevin Hunte closed out the show last night and with the way he’s been bringing down the house, it’s hard to believe he’s only 18 years old.
Carson raved about his playoff performance, saying Hunte has an “unbelievable voice.” He received a standing ovation from three out of the four coaches, including CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton.
“You move me every time you get on the stage,” Shelton told Hunte. “You have everything it takes to win The Voice.”
Christina seconded his sentiments, but she added that Cee Lo needs to push him to do more because he possesses the raw talent.
Tonight, we’re looking forward to the results show. America’s votes will save two contestants on each team and then the coaches each get to choose one more to continue on in the competition.
“Anybody could win it this year,” Carson said. “There are so many good ones.”
Make sure to tune in tonight at 8/7c on NBC!
- Who was your favorite from Teams Christina and Cee Lo? We want to hear all about it in the comments section!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles