NBC’s ‘The Voice’ review: Did Amanda Brown, Cassadee Pope make top 4?

The Voice CoachesAmerica has voted; and yet again on “The Voice,” we somewhat question their motives. Remember when we saw Jamar Rogers leave the show last year? At that point in time, we called for the show to change their voting so that there could be multiple artists from the same team in the top four. Well, as it turns out that did not make much of a difference this year in getting the right people into the top 4.

Honestly, we knew that Adam Levine was going to be losing both Melanie Martinez and Amanda Brown the moment that Carson Daly asked him if he was happy with his song choices for this week. They were ranked the lowest on iTunes, which was probably why our intrepid host chose to withhold some of the results from the sales chart when he introduced it a little earlier on in the show.

While it would be easy to blame Adam for these exits, we’re not quite sure that he could have done anything different. While we do think that “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman” is an overdone song, America hasn’t really shown much of a problem with that as a whole. As for Melanie’s performance with fake dolphins, it was a risk worth taking since she was not going to make it into the top four doing the same thing she had done so far in the competition. Nicholas David has the crazy groove (and he looked like he almost had a heart attack during the final results), Trevin Hunte the hype, and Blake Shelton’s team has … well, Blake Shelton. The country vote is strong, and these are the same people who gave Jermaine Paul the win last year. (A Cassadee Pope win is something we can get behind, though.)

If you were asking us who we would have sent home, it would have probably been Trevin and Terry, if for no other reason than that their music is probably the least current to the modern music landscape. However, you have to remember that many voters are older, and are voting more based on the music rather they like versus what is necessarily “hip.”

What do you think about these eliminations, and are you as angry as we are over Amanda going home for some inexplicable reason? Be sure to share your thoughts on this below, and you can take a look at some of the performances from Monday night here.

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