So "The Voice" is down to the final four. [Stop reading if you don't want to be spoiled!] They are:
- Chris the opera trained singer (Christina's team)
- Tony the former Mousketeer (Adam's team)
- Jermaine the one who I don't remember much about (Blake's team)
- Juliet the hardcore rocker (Cee Lo's team)
I acknowledge Chris' vocal prowess, but I really haven't liked his performances, especially when he ruined a Coldplay song. (I had to go to YouTube to listen to the original just to wash out Chris' version from my brain.) Jermaine leaves me feeling absolutely nothing. I like Tony, even more because Christina Aguilera keeps trashing him -- is she trying to forget her Mousketeer past (they were on together)? However, I think Juliet will and should win, as she's just put up the strongest performances.
Yet, next week is the first and only time that the contestants will actually be competing against ones from other teams. Up until now, it's been intrateam fratricide. There could be week where one team's singers got the lowest votes, and yet singers from other teams still got booted because it's been an equal number of cuts from each team.
This means that being on the strongest team was actually a bad thing, not a good thing!
I suppose the counterpoint is that if you simply let all contestants be exposed, you could end up with a situation like that on "The X-Factor," where Paula Abdul's team (the groups) got eliminated quickly, leaving her with nothing to do. Then again, some might view that as a feature, not a bug.