On Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” coaches Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine instantly eliminated James Massone and fan favorite Pip after both gave middling performances. On Tuesday night (April 24), after America’s vote saved former Mouseketeer Tony Lucca and Jamar Rogers, Katrina Parker and Mathai from Team Adam and Cheesa and Juliet Simms from Team Cee Lo were given one last shot to stay in the competition by performing to earn their respective judge’s lone save.
[artist id="4109723"]Florence and the Machine[/artist] opened the show in typically ethereal fashion with their new single “Breath of Life” from the “Snow White and the Huntsmen” soundtrack. Surrounded by ballerinas in flowing dresses and backed by Team Cee Lo, Florence Welch’s belting had coach Christina Aguilera nodding along in her chair.
Up first in Tuesday’s sing-off was Team Adam’s Mathai, who changed up her quirky indie style radically to show off a different side of her voice by going country with Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova.” Her teammate Katrina Parker followed and delivered yet another full-voiced performance, this time of Pink’s “Perfect.
Blake called Katrina “the best singer on [Adam's] team,” and Christina agreed, complimenting her song choice and saying that of anyone on Adam’s team, Katrina was the singer Xtina was most interested in hearing original material from.
Adam had a tough time with the decision. A really, really tough time. As in, he went on and on about how both singers had come into their own late in the competition and how they had surprised him throughout. He was effusive with praise and rambled on like he was trying to delay the inevitable. Finally, he went with the same big voice he saved last time around.
Adam’s Save: Katrina Parker
Team Cee Lo’s last-chance singers took the stage next. Cheesa’s faithful take on “Already Gone” earned a pretty tough technical critique from all the judges, with each commenting that she was under pitch for the entire performance until the final note, which she nailed. They went easier on Simms, who sang Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” but Christina still was vocal about wanting more from the singer.
Cee Lo was as complimentary as Adam but far more decisive.
Cee Lo’s Save: Juliet Simms
Moving on to the Semifinals
» Chris Mann
» Lindsay Paveo
» Erin Willett
» Jermaine Paul
Team Cee Lo
» Jamar Rogers
» Juliet Simms
» Tony Lucca
» Katrina Parker
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