'The Voice' Season 2, Episode 15 Recap - Justin Bieber Shows Up, Two Go Home
Following the instant eliminations of Jordis and and Jesse on Monday's episode, two more had to be sent home based on the audience vote Tuesday night. But before that, the stage was overrun with heartthrobs.
The Wanted showed up for a performance, and it seems that the second boy band invasion is in full force. They even have a Taylor Lautner look-alike. They were joined by Team Blake, who were inaudible but danced around nonetheless. Justin Bieber also showed up, to much screaming, to debut a clip from his new music video "Boyfriend."
When it came down to the audience vote for Team Christina, the voters gave a surprise as opera singer Chris Mann was voted safe over Lindsey Pavao and Ashley De La Rosa. Chris has been a bit uneven, with his performance last night being one of his weaker ones. Less surprising was the vote to keep Jermaine Paul safe, as he was a major topic of discussion on Twitter following the show. Jermaine was chosen for Team Blake over RaeLynn and Erin Willett.
The four contestants who weren't safe had to perform for a save from their respective coaches. Ashley came out with a strong but unoriginal rendition of Lady Gaga's "You and I." She got mixed comments on the performance from Adam and Blake, but both agreed that they are fans of Ashley despite this weak performance.
Lindsey was the second to perform, with "I Stay Runnin" by Mike Poesner. She gave an emotional performance, breaking into tears at the end and moving her coach, Christina Aguilera, to tears as well.
Those tears continued as Christina agonized over her choice between the two, but ended up going with Lindsey Pavao over Ashley De La Rosa.
For Team Blake, Erin Willett performed first with "Proud Mary," giving an energetic rendition. RaeLynn followed up with "If I Die Young," taking a slower, more ballad-focused approach.
The decision was tough for Blake, who agonized all the way through the credits before finally choosing to save Willett over RaeLynn.
In both cases, the choice was probably the right one for the coaches. Though Ashley has shown a strong voice of late, voters who watch "The Voice" seem to value originality almost as much as vocal ability, giving Lindsey a good shot at the final. And while RaeLynn has a certain charisma on stage, she's a bit of a one-trick pony and her youth gets in the way of her performances at times.
Next week, we'll see the contestants from Team Adam and Team Cee Lo go through the same agonizing process. Brace yourselves!
Eliminated: Ashley De La Rosa, RaeLynn