If you tuned into Tuesday night’s (April 17) episode of “The Voice,” then you caught a roller-coaster episode, with [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] teasing his “Boyfriend” video and announcing that his new album, Believe, will hit stores June 19 and two more competitors biting the dust.
Rocking a simple jacket, jeans and gold pendent, a charismatic Bieber was welcomed to the “Voice” stage with overwhelming applause. “I’m really happy to be here, and I think you guys are going to really love the video,” he told host Carson Daly of the “Boyfriend” sneak peek.
In the clip, Bieber is seen whispering the slick tune to a girl as shots of an icy realm flash. With a guitar in hand, the singer strikes a pose before a gleaming white sphere. Beliebers will see the first live performance of the track when he hits the “Voice” stage during the season finale.
Bieber also took time to jokingly chat with judge Adam Levine about a “supergroup” the two were planning, telling Daly, “Basically, we were going to do this supergroup, but he released his single, I released my single,” to which Adam replied, “I’m sorry I quit, man.”
Beyond the Biebs’ announcement, the NBC series also had some unfortunate news to share, revealing the two contestants who were given the boot from the singing competition.
Following the previous night’s “instant eliminations,” Daly explained that the highest vote-getters would advance to the semifinals, with the remaining set of duos battling it out for their judge’s save. And it was nothing but a relief for Chris Mann (Team Christina) and Jermaine Paul (Team Blake) when they were revealed as the highest voted of the week.
Shortly after the commercial break, Team Christina’s Ashley De La Rosa and Lindsey Pavao went head-to-head, causing Miss Aguilera to shed some tears. While De La Rosa took on Lady Gaga’s “Yoü and I,” it was Pavao’s magic that turned Mike Posner’s “Please Don’t Go” into a soothing slow jam and advanced her to the next round. Afterward, Erin Willett and RaeLynn were the remaining duo left to duke it out on Team Blake. RaeLynn tried to do her best with the Band Perry’s “If I Die Young,” but ultimately Blake favored Willett’s energetic take on Ike and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”
If JB didn’t make the females in the audience swoon enough, boy-band phenomenon the Wanted riled up the rest of the gals as they performed their new single “Chasing the Sun.” Unleashing a crew of dancers, the five-member act also shared the stage with Team Blake. Despite being barely audible while singing the hook, the trio at least looked excited to be performing during the high-energy number.
» Chris Mann
» Lindsey Pavao
» Jermaine Paul
» Erin Willett
» Ashley De La Rosa
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