June 22nd, 2011
09:39 AM ET
This week’s “The Voice” kicked off with cheers and heartbreak.
Two singers from Team Cee Lo and Team Adam were saved and two were let go right off the bat! Vicci Martinez and Nakia were saved on Team Cee Lo while Javier Colon and Casey Weston were the last ones standing from Team Adam.
And then the show really began. First up was the amazing Frenchie Davis, and she nailed her performance once again! She did a rendition of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” hitting the right notes at the right time and even holding at least two notes longer than anyone has on that stage. It was electrifying and the coaches agreed.
Next up was Nakia from Team Cee Lo, who took the stage with just a piano. He started off with “Idol” alum Adam Lambert's “What Do You Want From Me?" He begins slow and then rocks it out halfway in by kicking over his piano bench and then walking down into the audience.
Dia Frampton from Team Blake and Casey Weston from Team Adam had decent performances too. Dia went with her version of R.E.M.'s “Losing My Religion,” a song that earned her praise from her coach Blake before and after the show.
Meanwhile, Casey's take on “I Will Always Love You” seemed to be a hybrid of both the original Dolly Parton song and the remake by Whitney Houston, part country and part soul. She even topped off her performance by wearing a sparkly white strapless dress with cowboy boots.
After her performance Blake uttered something that surprised everyone, especially Adam: “She is pretty hot.” To that, Adam didn't seem to know how to respond so Carson kept things moving after a few laughs. Can you say awkward?
Of the remaining four artists from Team Christina (Beverly McClellan), Team Cee Lo (Vicci Martinez), Team Adam (Javier Colon) and Team Blake (Xenia), only one had the breakout performance of the night and that belonged to the delightful Vicci Martinez.
Up until last night, she had been the underdog, but she stepped up to the plate last night and showed everyone just what she’s made of by belting out her twist on Florence + The Machine's “Dog Days Are Over.”
Since it’s such a powerful song sung by such a powerful woman it was risky for Vicci to try, but I'm glad she did. She even added drums to the mix. I believe Vicci hit the right note with everyone including the coaches. Adam declared it "the coolest performance of the night,” which Blake echoed, saying, "No question the most powerful performance of the night."
In addition to the 8 artists performing, we got to see Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, perform with Christina Aguilera. Maroon 5 and Christina debuted their song "Moves Like Jagger.” (And yes once again Christina's hair was the main attraction.)
Meanwhile, Adam and Christina used their performance to playfully hug one another. It was their way of letting the audience know that everything is okay between and that the rumors of them bickering behind the cameras are just that – rumors.
The show ended with Carson telling the coaches that they had 100 points to divide among the remaining contestants and that after that it was up to Americans to vote for the “Voice” they want to stay on the show.
So who do you think killed it with their performance?
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