On Monday, The Voice returned so more talent could be heard and so two more teams could be pared down to two final contestants for Team Adam and Team Blake by the time the eliminations were settled on Tuesday.
On the first night, the mentor had to kick one member off his or her team. For Team Adam, Levine and the crowd listened to Katrina Parker sing Jar of Hearts, covering Christina Perry; to Pip sing Somewhere Only We Know, covering Keane; to Mathai singing I'm Like A Bird, covering Nelly Furtado; and to Tony Lucca singing Baby, One More Time, covering Britney Spears. Talk about diverse and not all that predictable.
After these memorable and not so memorable The Voice offerings, it was Pip's time to go, or so Adam Levine told his pupil. And Pip went without his bow tie, which was sad because the bow tie was his signature. It was his good-luck charm. It was Pip, so Pip without that neck piece was like Lady Gaga without outrageous clothing or a somewhat naked appearance... well, you know what the meaning is here. Actually, Blake said it best when he commented that Pip without his bow tie was like Shelton "without [his] alcohol."
And so, the remaining Team Adam contestants were left to duke it out on Tuesday, with one member of the final four being voted off by the NBC show's viewing audience and one member being voted off by Adam Levine himself in a personal elimination.
As the votes came in, Carson Daiy was able to tell Tony Lucca his rendition of the classic Britney song was enough to keep him safe. Once a Mouseketeer, always a Mouseketeer.
That meant that for the results show of The Voice on April 24, 2012, Mathai and Katrina Parker had to sing to to be able to have bragging rights to a continued life on this TV talent show.
Mathai decided to try a Carrie Underwood hit called Cowboy Casanova. A strange choice for this indie chic, and a sad way to try and win favor since the music started before this singer even graced the stage. But those things happen on a live show.
Meanwhile, Katrina Parker decided to choose a Pink song called Perfect, which is possibly the most covered of all Pink songs on the small screen during reality show face-offs. Still, this song's name seemed to do the trick, because Adam Levine saved Parker and let Mathai go away from the competition.
That said, are you surprised about what happened on The Voice this week? Do you think Adam Levine was right about who he kept and who he kicked off before the semi-finals next week on NBC? Thoughts?