The group of final four contestants on NBC's The Voice does not include either member of Team Adam Levine.
That means that season three of The Voice will be won by someone from Team CeeLo (Nicholas David or Trevin Hunte) or Team Blake (Cassadee Pope or Terry McDermott).
The night began with a performance by Ne-Yo of "Let Me Love You" that featured Amanda Brown, but her name was not among those announced by host Carson Daly as one of the top four vote-getters. Watch video of the performance posted below.
When Daly informed viewers at the top of the show that three of the top six contestants had charted in the iTunes top ten, thereby ensuring that the votes they received would be multiplied by ten, you knew those singers were moving forward.
The only question was who out of the group including Nicholas David, Melanie Martinez and Amanda Brown would join them.
From the rousing ovation and the buzz on the Internet surrounding Nicholas' rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", it seemed likely that he would be the one. He was. Watch and listen to him sing that song, here.
Melanie's two-song combo from Monday night did not move the meter enough to pull her through.
It seemed she had an inkling of what was to come when she was facing the judges that night, hearing critiques from Christina Aguilera.
Aguilera had to get her attention by pointing out that Martinez was looking around, not even making any eye contact. It was awkward but social media picked it up right away.
On Get Glue, fans of the show logged in that night had a bit of a back and forth over whether Xtina was just being mean and deserved no attention from the teen singer.
As for Amanda Brown, well that lady is smart and could hear the same things that we all did about who was topping the iTunes charts.
Brown's time on the show clearly peeked when she turned into the female version of Steven Tyler and tore it up with "Dream On".
She had other big moments on the show when we remembered that stellar performance, but she seemed to be in catch-up mode.
The four remaining singers either kept growing to such a point that astounded people, or maintained a level of achievement that might have varied a bit, but not by much.
Team CeeLo's boys are now in a titanic battle with the chart-topping members of Team Blake.
Next week, the foursome that remains will be cut in half. What are the odds that both Cassadee and Terry make it through from Shelton's squad?
They seem good if their performance on the song charts is any indication.
I have a feeling it's where we are heading. What do you all think?
NBC's airs The Voice performance shows on Monday night and results shows on Tuesday night both starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT Image: The Voice/NBC
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