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It was inevitable, Blake Shelton was going to have to say goodbye to a team member sooner or later, and lucky for Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher, who are all down to one singer, it was Tuesday night.
Despite making up half of the Top 10 songs on the iTunes country chart, Team Blake showed themselves to be beatable after Michelle Chamuel, Sasha Allen and Amber Carrington sang their hearts out Monday night and made it to the Top 5 for their incredible efforts. Also moving on in the competition were 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery and, perhaps the surprise of the competition, The Swon Brothers.
That means Holly Tucker’s time on The Voice is over. Blake actually seemed to get choked up as the former marching-band member stood on the stage crying. Awww, poor kid, but at least she got a big ol’ hug from Blake. And she seemed to have a whole lot of fun before the elimination. It was duets night and she was paired with The Swon Brothers on the country tune “Leave the Pieces” by The Wreckers.
For her birthday, Sasha Allen got to sing Madonna’s “Open Your Heart” with Michelle Chamuel. And the youngest contestants, Amber Carrington and Danielle Bradbery, joined forces for “Eternal Flame” by the Bangles.
Despite the loss, Blake was still the night’s big winner. His praises were sung by host Carson Daly for the more than $6 million in relief aid he raised for Oklahoma with last week’s Healing the Heartland concert, at which he performed his own duet (“Home”) with Usher. He also saw the return of Cassadee Pope, whom he coached to a Season 3 victory, perform her new single, “Wasting All These Tears.”
And he can always drown his sorrows with one of those special Starbucks lattes.
Next up: The semifinals begin.