There’s been quite the outcry over the bountiful boobage Christina Aguilera flaunted during her performance of “Make the World Move” with Cee Lo Green last night. I feel like I’m the only person on the internet at the moment who doesn’t think it was that bad. I’m not a big fan of slut-shaming and frankly, if Xtina wants to wear a bustier that is clearly incapable of modestly dressing her rack, then so be it. The only time I’ve really given her cleavage a second thought was during certain blind auditions, because you could honest-to-God watch them gradually migrate out of the position she or her stylist had carefully placed them in prior to the start of taping. I mean, the blind auditions aren’t live. We know they aren’t live. The Voice doesn’t even try to pretend that they’re live. Are you telling me that someone couldn’t have called for a break to let Xtina readjust?
That’s pretty much all I have to say about Aguilera’s assets, but here, judge for yourself:
I even liked the new single, and I was wholly prepared not to like it because, well, it’s a Christina Aguilera single. IDK. It was a weird week for me on The Voice.
America has spoken and sent two additional contestants home. Unlike in previous seasons, the eliminations going forward are pretty much a free-for-all. Rather than eliminate the bottom performers from each individual team, The Voice has adopted the practice of eliminating the bottom performers... period. Theoretically, one judge could take all three of his or her remaining team members to the finals while another could take zero, which is AWESOME. Everyone is forced to be their best at all times. It’s no longer enough to be the best on Team Adam or Team Blake. You have to be the best of everyone.
Team Blake and Team Christina suffered the first cuts of the new approach—and I am not surprised. After a mediocre cover of Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” Team Blake’s teenage rocker Michaela Paige got the boot, along with Team Christina’s Adriana Louise, who failed to gain much momentum with her Carrie Underwood cover, despite getting a little too up-close-and personal with Adam Levine during her performance.
Of the ten remaining contestants, here’s how I would rank them:
After last week’s awesome “Hit the Road, Jack” cover, it was right back to the coffeehouse routine with “Cough Syrup.” BUT AT LEAST SHE ISN’T BORING.
Team Blake excels at nailing down “who” and “what” they are. Terry McDermott came into The Voice as “the rocker” from the very beginning and he’s consistently churned out fantastic takes on classic rock tunes. His cover of Boston’s “More than a Feeling” was no exception.