December 12th, 2012
11:31 AM ET
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the December 11 episode of "The Voice."]
With the new rules this year, "The Voice" eliminated one last contestant to bring us down to three going into next week's finale.
Tuesday night's results show was more memorable for the return of some season two faces than anything else (the duets were not that exciting, and at times Terry McDermott didn't seem very interested in what he was singing with Cassadee Pope).
Among the returning "Voice" contestants we saw perform Tuesday, Juliet Simms did more wailing than singing, Chris Mann once again demonstrated his beautiful voice (even if it was a tad boring), and RaeLynn made me wonder why she didn't get to the finale last season.
Looking back on the previous night, you could predict who would go home, based on the fact that Terry was the first one saved.
Nicholas David gave his most emotional performance to date, dedicating "You Are So Beautiful" to his wife. Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you get votes.
The aforementioned Terry, on the other hand, had a terrific performance of "Let It Be," but I wasn't entirely convinced that this would bring in votes. I'm happy to say that I was wrong.
With Christina Aguilera's unwavering support, you had to know that Cassadee Pope was going to the end as well. And Blake Shelton's attempt to transform her into a country singer is nearly complete. She's still the odds-on favorite.
So, despite some absolutely mind-blowing performances that culminated with "And I'm Telling You" last week, it was Trevin Hunte who went home. His "Wind Beneath My Wings" wasn't enough this week.
One thing I can say is that I would be very pleased with any of these three winning the show. They're all very unique and fit right in on "The Voice." But if there were a gun to my head, I would say I'm pulling for Nicholas.
Who is your favorite going into the final week? Share your thoughts on video or comment below.
About this blog
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.