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“The Voice” Recap: And Then There Were Three

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We’re down to three artists after learning the results of the semifinals, which knocked two coaches completely out of next week’s finale. But more on that in a minute.

The June 11 results show was surprisingly more feel-good than downer as fans saw the return of many familiar faces. First, Pete Wentz came back for a performance with his rock band Fall Out Boy, backed up by Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel, who seemed to be doing more dancing and bouncing than singing. Then, three former finalists—Nicholas David, Tony Lucca and Terry McDermott—got to show us how far they’ve come since their contestant days as they each sang original songs from their upcoming releases. And the five finalists bonded over an ‘80s power ballad, harmonizing on Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” which is now stuck in my head, but thankfully with Bret Michaels on lead vocals. Not that The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery, Amber Carrington, Michelle Chamuel and Sasha Allen didn’t do a fine job on the Bic-flicking jam.

But sadly, only three of the artists will still be fighting for America’s approval next week and they turned out to be Michelle and Team Blake’s Danielle and The Swon Brothers. Which means Amber and Sasha were sent packing.

“I’m starting to think a duo could win The Voice,” said Blake, of The Swon Brothers. The “Boys ’Round Here” singer also made host Carson Daly happy by admitting, “I’m just the drunk who tries to stay out of their way.” Awww, Blake, don’t sell yourself short, you’re going for your fourth win . . . although Michelle does have her eyes on the prize. Ironically, as the series enters its home stretch, its viewership is down, according to this Billboard story reported by the Associated Press.

Still, the competition does have some passionate fans—and we ask them, who do you think will win this thing?