At least after last week's instant elimination twist was sprung on Xtina and Blake, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green knew it was coming last night on The Voice.
But that didn't make it any easier.
Their teams performed Monday night on The Voice, going all out with a wide variety of performances that crossed many genres and tugged at heartstrings.
Team Cee Lo's Jamar Rogers started the night off with a bang, performing "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi. "You are such a strong, such a sweet spirit," coach Cee Lo told Jamar, who is HIV positive. "We can't help but all be inspired by [you]."
Katrina Parker sang "Jar of Hearts" and thrilled the judges by coming out of her shell. "It's like seeing you and hearing you for the first time," Cee Lo said. "You have one of the best voices now," Adam said. "You've evolved so much."
Matthai performed "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado, though some didn't think she truly connected. Ditto James Massone on "Just the Way You Are."
Mousketeer Tony Lucca pulled off a rocking version of "... Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears. "That was really smart," Blake Shelton said.Team Cee Lo's Cheesa tackled Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" and earned a standing ovation from Christina. "That is a beloved song," the coach said.
Pip was without his bow tie (and perhaps mojo) on "Somewhere Only We Know," while Juliet Simms brought the house down with Aerosmith's "Cryin'."
Then it was time, sadly, for the moments of truth...
Clearly not without reservations, or sympathy for the departed, Adam and Cee Lo revealed their decisions to send home Pip and James, respectively.
Tonight, the voting results will be revealed and America will send one more singer on to the semis, with Adam and Cee Lo saving one each as well.
What do you think? Did they make the right call(s) last night?