VOICE OVER: Elite Eight Become Six with a Shocking Elimination

Earlier this week, the top eight visited Carson Daly at the crack of dawn on his radio show in LA, where they got a chance to see what radio work is like and how to sell themselves in that context without the advantage of being seen. Dez shared that he hopes to someday do radio, so he was very excited to hang out in the studio for the morning.

Cassadee and Dez sang a beautiful, extremely sweet duet of “Hate That I Love You.” It was clear that they enjoyed getting to sing together, and their good friendship was reflected in the raw emotion they showed the audience through this song.

Carson announced that America had saved Nicholas David, leaving only Terry, Trevin, Dez, and Cody left to wonder which two of them had to take the dreaded free plane ride back home. Christina gave a final remark to Dez before finding out his status, “I’ve had a blast with you; I believe in your talent. This show does not define who you are.” Blake told his token Scottish rocker, “You’re a rule breaker; you’re tearing down walls. I have faith sitting here now, but I think America loves a Scottish accent.” It’s true. Considering Americans' fascinations with European accents, particularly Scottish and Irish, it is doubtful that Terry will be eliminated anytime soon. And Blake was very right in his suspicions, because Terry was the next to be proclaimed safe.

So that left Dez, Trevin, and Cody on the stage with chattering teeth, as the last minute of the show seemed to drag on for an eternity. After this tremendous wait, Carson finally announced who was safe: shockingly, it was Trevin, meaning that Cody and Dez were going home. The news that Dez would go home was a serious shock. This is the former Yale jock who sounds like Michael Buble and in looks would fit right in with One Direction. The same one who always entered the stage to profuse applause and desperate screams from the girls in the audience was not saved by America. Considering not only his crowd appeal, but his amazing talent, I have no idea how he got beaten out by Trevin. So this means no win for Christina ever, because she is leaving The Voice after this season. I’m sure groups of middle school girls will be in prolonged mourning over the loss of this guy, but he undoubtedly has a bright future in music despite this set-back.

So three out of the four of Ginge’s Picks were saved tonight, with Dez being the one I incorrectly predicted to stay on through the top five.

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