Welcome back to The Voice! I find myself disappointed. Last year NBC didn’t schedule The Voice to have results shows until nearly the end of the season. Therefore, voting went on all week, 10x per method per day. I thought that to be a far superior method than Idol’s two-hour power voting window. But no more. Now voting is open for ten hours on all platforms, but as far as I could tell there was no limit. Dislike. The only way they are now superior to Idol is the inclusion of iTunes sales as votes.
Speaking of which, two of my least favorites on the night were the highest charting on iTunes today. Double dislike.
The Voice iTunes Rankings: 3 pm et
22. Lindsey Paveo – Somebody That I Used To Know
46. RaeLynn – Wake Up Call
48. Charlotte Sometimes – Misery Business
59. Chris Mann – Bridge Over Troubled Water
63. Jesse Campbell – What A Wonderful World
72. Naia Kete – Turning Tables
74. Jordis Unga – Alone
94. Jermaine Paul – Living on a Prayer
110. Erin Willett – Living for the City
Hey Lindsey: here’s a primer on how not to butcher Gotye next time.
Also, serious America? Erin is not even in the Top 100? You disappoint me.
Last year, the way the eliminations worked on the first two weeks of live shows was that the teams of four were halved down to two–one put through by America, and the other put through by the team’s judge. This season, the way this is going to work is that each team (this time of six) will be halved, with America’s Top Three from each team going through. Then–to serve as a backstop corrective in case America’s Top Three do not include someone in the Producer’s Top Three–the judges will get to put one more from each team through, which will include some sort of faux sing-off. All told, four will be going home tonight, two from each team, which will put us in even numbers in time for the QuarterFinals.
After the jump, who is safe, who is saved and who is gone from my television as soon as they arrived.