On The Voice live elimination show Thursday night, shocking decisions were made by the coaches in a position to save one of three singers on each of their teams.
America voted for their top two on each team. Then it was up to Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton to pick one of the remaining three singers.
Who got to stay and who was sent home::
Team Adam Levine: Amanda Brown and Bryan Keith got the public's votes. Levine chose Melanie Martinez, she of the two-tone hair over Loren Allred and Joslyn Rivera. Not a big surprise there.
Team Cee Lo Green: Trevin Hunte and Nicholas David were America's choices. Cee Lo decided to save Cody "Bam Bam" Belew, sending home Mackenzie Bourg and Diego Val. The only shocker was America's choice of Nicholas David. Bam Bam was chosen by Cee Lo based on his belief that Belew showed the most progress during the contest.
Team Christina Aguilera: Dez Duron and Syliva Yacoub were America's darlings. Aguilera then chose Adrianna Louise over De'Beorah and Devyn DeLoera. Not too much to scratch your head about on that one.
Team Blake Shelton: The public voted to keep Terry McDermott and Cassadee Pope. Then came Blake's big moment.
Having said on numerous occasions that it was his intention to get a country singer in position to win the whole enchilada, Shelton picked Mohawk-sporting Michaela Paige.
In announcing the decision the newly crowned Entertainer of the Year at the CMA awards, hemmed and hawed. He looks sheepish in the video posted below as he let down the two singers who represented different genres: Latino Julio Cesar Castillo and Liz Davis.
"I want everyone to know that each one standing here...did everything I asked of them. And I think each one of you could go on to win this thing. I'm just kinda' left with where my heart is and which one of you...... I hate this. I gotta go with my heart and emotion. I've got to pick Michaela."
In this heart, Blake Shelton couldn't stay with his roots. He also couldn't take a risk with Julio. Yet only a week ago Shelton denigrated Team Christina by saying that she had five singers who all had the same sound. He wanted his team to represent all different music genres.
You tell me if you think he made the right choice. NBC continues live performance and elimination shows next week. Image: Liz Davis, NBC, The Voice -