Last night (Dec. 2, 2013) the six remaining singers took “The Voice” stage and sang two songs each as they battled for our votes and downloads as well as a spot in the Top 5. All in all it was a pretty average night. None of the artists did anything earthshattering and there were no songs that made it into the iTunes Top 10 so tonight’s result show could be wide open and anyone could go home. This recap will give you all the info on how the results show went down and let you know who was sent home.
Kelly Clarkson kicks the show off with her version of “Under the Christmas Tree” from her Christmas album. She takes a moment to remind us that she is pregnant. It is interesting to see her on “The Voice” the same day she is featured in the new trailer for the next season of “American Idol.” Next up is a group song as Jacquie, Tessanne and Matthew do a Florence + The Machine song. They have plenty of time to fill tonight.
Finally we get the first announcement. Jacquie Lee is safe and moves on. She had one of her better nights last night and has been solid all season so this is not a big shocker.
Blake Shelton then takes the stage to sing “Silver Bells.” He brings out Xenia from season one as a guest singer. It is good to see her again. I think she is very talented and still could have a bright future. It is nice to see that Blake appears to be staying in touch with those he coaches.
After some video clips where we find out what the coaches would do if they weren’t singers (in a hilariously vacant answer Christina Aguilera says if she couldn’t be a singer she would be a singer), we find out that Cole Vosbury is the next singer that is safe and moving on to the Top 5. He was solid as always last night and did very well on the iTunes charts. I think Cole now has to be one of the favorites to win this season of the show.
Up next Cole, James Wolpert and Will Champlin sing “More Than Words.” After their song we learn that Tessanne Chin is safe from elimination and will move on.
The Christmas theme continues as all of the Top 6 take the stage and sing “Joy to the World.” For either Matthew Schuler, James Wolpert or Will Champlin it won’t be a very joyful night since one of those three will be sent home.
One thing that annoys me about these results show is that they take forever to get to the actual results by filling the hour with group songs, guests, video clips and more and then we get down to the last few minutes and they quickly jam everything in. I would rather they give themselves a few extra minutes at the end so we can hear from those who are sent home and those who are saved. I think one less group song and more reactions from the artists would be a nice change.
Next up Will Champlin is saved and lives to sing another day. James and Matthew are in the bottom two as America takes to Twitter and chooses which one to save.
When the votes are counted America chooses to save James Wolpert. This means Matthew Schuler who just a few weeks ago hit #1 on the iTunes charts is sent home. Next week the Top 5 return to take the stage and sing as we take one step closer to finding out who will win this season of "The Voice."
"The Voice" Top 5 are: