On “The Voice‘s” first-ever elimination episode, the format changed a little bit. Blake Shelton‘s team and Christina Aguilera‘s team both performed on Monday. By Tuesday, America had voted to save three out of the six contestants from each team.
The remaining three contestants from each team — six in total — performed in a last ditch attempt to remain in the show. Blake and Christina were each allowed to choose one team member to save, sending two people home from each team.
After getting used to “American Idol,” sending four hopefuls home during a live show felt like that bloodbath at the beginning of the Hunger Games.
For Blake’s team, voters aved Erin Willett, Jermaine Paul, and RaeLynn. Naia Kete, Charlotte Sometimes, and Jordis Unga all had to sing for their lives. Naia chose Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy,” though she later revealed that she’d hoped to do a reggae song, but producers shot her down. Charlotte Sometimes cried through her performance of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” while Jordis Unga chose the classic “Wild Horses.”
All the judges said they’d have chosen Jordis, and Blake agreed. “I love all three of y’all individually; it’s apples to oranges up there, you’re nothing alike,” he said. “But I’ve got to go with Jordis.”
On Christina’s team, Jesse Campbell, Lindsey Pavao, and Chris Mann were saved by the voters. Ashley de la Rosa performed a rousing rendition of “Paris (Ooh La La)” by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Sera Hill did Mariah Carey’s “Vision of Love,” while Moses Stone did “Breakeven (Falling To Pieces)” by The Script.
Again, it seemed like an easy choice. “I have a special place in my heart for all of you, but I have to go with my instinct and my heart and my gut and that’s telling me Ashley,” Christina said.
That means we bid farewell to Sera Hill, Moses Stone, Naia Kete, and Charlotte Sometimes. Do you think America made the right choice? Sound off in the comments section below!