Tony Lucca: Maroon 5’s “Harder To Breathe”
Well, this was just a good, fun time. Tony should be the mega-pop-star, not Adam.
Also Interspersed Through Tonight’s Performances: Duets!
In which we realize that the coaches and their finalists are all matches made in musical heaven, even if they’re odd couples.
Chris Mann & Christina: “The Prayer”
Again, Chris, KILLING it with the opera-swag. This was earth-shatteringly powerful because no matter how much Christina irks me, she has a set of pipes — the likes of which are only matched by Chris Mann.
Juliet Simms & Cee Lo: “Born to be Wild”
Yes! Perfect for the two of them, and Juliet more than held her own with her coach — we were watching two friends — not coach and contestant — sing their hearts out. “This song is for misfits,” Juliet said, so it suits her and Cee Lo.
Tony Lucca & Adam: “Yesterday”
These two are kindred spirits. “It’s two fervent fans of the Beatles coming together and singing one of the best songs ever written,” Tony said, and it was certainly one of the best performances of the night: beautiful, stripped-down and intimate.
Jermaine Paul & Blake: “Soul Man”
AWESOME. After Jermaine went country for his coach, Blake went soul for his contestant, and it was every kind of perfect. Blake’s got swagger!
Leftover Ruminations of the Evening, Mostly Fashion-Related:
Juliet’s red cape/dress for “Free Bird” made her look like a glorious Messiah.
Christina’s dress for “The Prayer” reminded everyone yet again that motherhood has been very, very good to her … and her boobs.
Adam’s t-shirt, which read “Team XTina” came as a final playful nudge (emblazoned in red glitter, too!) to his fellow coach, or maybe as a final middle finger of irony, since he revealed it right after the …
Christina, Give-it-a-rest-moment of the night: Everyone knows you don’t like Tony Lucca. But dismissing his performance because you found the lyrics offensive and derogatory? We all know what isn’t one of Jay-Z’s problems, and you’re sure acting like one.
'The Voice' recap: One last chance to impress for final four
Juliet Simms performs on "The Voice." (Justin Lubin/NBC / May 8, 2012)