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‘The Voice’ Review: Team Adam Dominates (Again) Heading into the Top 6

THE VOICE -- "Live Show" Episode 516B -- Pictured: (l-r) Cole Vosbury, Ray Boudreaux, Matthew Schuler, Jacquie Lee, Caroline Pennell, Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

After eight magnificent performances on Monday night’s The Voice, it was bound to be a nail-biter on Tuesday night’s eliminations show. Coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera each pushed their team members to step up their game with brilliant song selections. Their performances were so stellar that it was hard to choose who should round out the Top 6. Here is what happened Tuesday.

The show opened up with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, who performed the song, “Burn” with Team Adam’s James Wolpert and Will Champlin and Team Christina’s Matthew Schuler. The guys felt right at home on the Voice stage and even more at home having the opportunity to perform with such an up and coming musician as Ellie. After such excellent vocals from these three young men, it was great seeing them not focused so much on advancing, but just enjoying what they love to do.

At the start of the eliminations, as host Carson Daly talked on how the coaches’ feel about their artists’ performances, Blake whole-heartedly pointed out that none of the artists, after last night’s performances, deserved to go home, while Christina said it’s always seeing someone go home. The first name that was announced as going through to the top six was Will’s. His performance was beyond extraordinary and he made singing “At Last” so effortless.

Cee Lo performed the song, “Amy” on the stage with Goodie Mob. Always the showman, Cee Lo puts on a show with the background dancers and whatever special effects he has going on. Going right from his performance, The Voice confessionals took place. Highlights from that was Adam doing a somewhat spot on impression of Cee Lo and Tessanne Chin ‘admitting’ she’s not Jamaican but from Boston.

The second artist to be safe to go forward to the Top 6 was Jacquie Lee from Team Christina. She’s such a young powerhouse, so it was no surprise for me that she’d go through. Next week, I am expecting her to go the next level when she takes to the stage. If Christina continues to choose wisely from the song catalog, Jacquie can find herself going toward the finals.

It was announced that Ryan Tedder, from One Republic, would come to The Voice family to write an original song for the three remaining finalists in the competition. During the finale of the show, which airs December 17, the winner of the competition will perform that original song live for the first time. The eight contestants performed One Republic’s “Apologize”. This group just connect so well together when they sing, so it will be bittersweet to see two leave that fold.

With it being only five remaining artists on stage, Carson announced the next two that would be safe to go forward; and that was both from Team Adam: Tessanne and James. Adam, once again, dominated and kept all three of his artists to do battle next week Monday. That left Cee-Lo’s Caroline once again in the bottom three with Blake’s Ray Boudreaux and Christina’s Matt to fight for another chance.

THE VOICE -- "Live Show" Episode 516B -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Champlin, Ellie Goulding, Matthew Schuler, James Wolpert -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
THE VOICE — “Live Show” Episode 516B — Pictured: (l-r) Will Champlin, Ellie Goulding, Matthew Schuler, James Wolpert — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

The Voice Save via Twitter once again was open to all viewing fans to save who they believed was the best on Monday night’s show. Would Ray get a second change, giving Blake his two artists to compete?

Would we be saying good-bye to Caroline from Cee Lo’s team or would it be Matt walking off of the stage? It really all depends on how many tweets and retweets would go out; and it looked like the tweets that were furiously going on over Twitter was that for saving Matt, shutting out Cee Lo completely for the chance to garner a win.

The Top 6 to go on to next week’s The Voice is as follows:

Team Adam: James Wolpert, Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin

Team Blake: Cole Vosbury

Team Christina: Jacquie Lee and Matt Schuler

My bets are on an Adam/Christina showdown. Both coaches have a strong team and they are really stepping up their game by choosing songs that will help really give vocal growth to their team members. Although Blake has a good artist in Cole, this may not be his season due to his decision to continue to keep his contestants playing it safe with his song selections. By doing this, Blake could find himself shut out come next week but anything is possible when it comes to how the votes go.

Next week is another round of performances and could the Twitter Voice Save once again come into play or will there be a change in game? You just have to watch Monday and Tuesday night to find out.