With NBC’s The Voice heading into the semi-finals next week, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton‘s teams have been cut down to two contestants each, leaving Frenchie Davis and Beverly McClellen battling it out for Aguilera, and Dia Frampton and Xenia on Team Shelton.
“Bald ladies are taking over!” said the excited McClellen, who gained the top slot after the last week’s performances. With only one save to round out their teams, Aguilera chose powerhouse singer Davis to also represent for her all girls squad. “I’m so excited,” Davis said.
Though Frampton was a semi-final shoe-in, Xenia was shocked when Shelton chose her to stay as well. “Just the fact that he said my name,” she said, adding that she had already started to mentally pack her bags. “I’m so grateful!”
Meanwhile, Adam Levine’s team – Jeff Jenkins, Javier Colon, Devon Barley and Casey Weston – and Cee Lo’s team – Vicci Martinez, Curtis Grimes, Nakia and sisters Tori and Taylor – took the stage to battle it out for their spots in the semi-finals.
“I want to see my team come alive and take charge,” Levine said, adding that Colon was the contestant he felt nailed his rendition of “Angel.”
“I really wanted to show another side of me,” Colon said of his performance. But when it comes to taking off his signature cap, he’s not ready to go there. “Wearing a hat is my thing,” he said. “Do I want to change it? No. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t.”
Cee Lo’s bunch offered four stellar performances. With Martinez especially shining with her rendition of “Jolene,” it seemed Cee Lo’s wish “to see art at it’s finest” was granted. And though Cee Lo seemed to worry that the singer was a bit too confident, Martinez admits there is one thing that gets her knees shaking: “Forgetting my lyrics on stage,” she said.
And though country singer Grimes said he absolutely wants to make his coach Cee Lo happy, he really seeks another coach’s approval.
“Blake is at the top of his game right now and knows everyone in the country world,” said Grimes, who put his country twist on “Addicted To Love.” “I really want to impress him.”