We’re only two weeks into the last gimmick of the season, and we’re already down to only eight contestants. As a bonus for getting so far so quickly, we’ll be rewarded with a bottom four tomorrow. Well, you can’t accuse The Voice of not trying to hurry things along. The question is, did the show choose to do that in order to break the trend of the one in the bottom who is “Saved By America” being automatically out next week, by doubling the numbers and therefore the odds? Or are they just making sure that next week’s Top Six results are thoroughly spoilt days in advance? I assume the idea is the former, but money says it will result in the latter.
Speaking of hurrying things along, since we have two full hours and only eight performances by contestants, the show filled those extra slots by looking ahead to Season Seven and pimping their newest celebrity mentors. Yes, both Pharrell and Gwen Stefani are on hand to remind you of their pop culture relevance.
Well, former, pop culture relevance in Gwen’s case, but nevermind.
As for the ongoing extra celebrities “assistants” stuffed into the pre-performance packages in order to get network face time, that’s now reserved for mentors with more than one contestant to work with. (Sorry Shakira and Usher.) Blake brought Gwen Sebastian–who also got to perform in the middle of the show, despite not even being a mentor next season. Maybe we can vote for her to be in the Bottom Four? Adam (and his horrifyingly platinum hair) has James Valentine, a fellow Maroon 5 member you’ve never heard of. They do not get to perform.
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