With all the teams narrowed to four singers, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera mentored their proteges on The Voice’s quarterfinals Monday night …
… and had to axe one on the spot.
That’s right, ANOTHER Voice format change! In an unprecedented twist, both coaches were obligated to immediately eliminate one of their charges.
Tonight, America’s votes will determine who else will go home from each team. “I think it’s caught us off guard a little bit. … It sucks,” Blake said.
From Team Blake, RaeLynn performed a rendition of Jason Aldean’s “Country Girl,” prompting Shelton to say he was proud and that she kicks ass.
Jermaine Paul was dubbed Christina’s “favorite” after his rendition of Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds.” Blake called this a “turning point” for Paul.
From Aguilera’s team, Ashley De La Rosa marked her 18th birthday with a rock version of Jewel’s “Foolish Games” that was very well received.
Before they had to make their impossible decisions, Shelton and Aguilera each took the stage to perform with their remaining team members.
Team Christina performed Aguilera’s own hit “Fighter,” while Team Blake tackled the Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight.” Then came the hard part …
“I was really hoping for somebody to come out here and not do a good job … and it just didn’t happen,” Blake said, before eliminating Jordis Unga.
Blake based that on audience votes two weeks ago that placed her in the bottom three. Hard to blame him for that, even if he loved Jordis.
Then, in a surprise move, Aguilera opted to let Jesse Campbell go.
After Campbell’s performance of Beyoncé’s “Halo” earlier, Adam Levine told him he was a “huge, huge favorite” to win the entire competition.
So much for that.
Tonight, the votes of fans will decide who joins Jordis and Jesse in the former contestant category. Next week, Teams Cee Lo and Adam go for broke.
What do you think? Do you like the newest twist, and did Blake and Christina do the right things with it? Sound off on The Voice below!