Less than 20 minutes after the conclusion of NBC's singing competition show "The Voice," the season two victor, Jermaine Paul, joined his coach Blake Shelton on a jam-packed red carpet inside a studio adjacent to the one where the show has been broadcast live since early April.
The second chapter of "The Voice" came to a shocking close on Tuesday night during a star-studded live event on NBC. Guest performances from Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum and an young up-and-comer named Justin Bieber only delayed what the night was really about: choosing a winner between rocker chick Juliet Simms, popera artist Chris Mann, R&B crooner Jermaine Paul and soft-rock journeyman Tony Lucca.
The final night of competition in "The Voice" boiled down to three performances each of the final four contestants. They had a solo song, a duet with their coach and a song originated by their mentors to be used as a "Thank you" for guiding them through the competition series that began nine months ago.
Last season's "American Idol" saw two country singers consistently rise above their competitors en route to the top two and the show's finale. Unfortunately for Skylar Laine, "Idol" voters weren't looking for a second straight twanged-out finale.
The season one finalists returned to the stage of "The Voice" Tuesday (May 1), partnering with established artists from Kid Cudi to Cyndi Lauper. After the show, the finalists and Lauper discussed their career paths and future plans.
The final four is set for "The Voice" as America reinforced the assessments of two coaches and broke the ties of two others Tuesday night, winding up with three singers who arrived wholly formed and one who has abruptly altered his course.
"American Idol" season eight champ Kris Allen's surprise concert Sunday afternoon on the Santa Monica Pier was shut down by the police due to a lack of a permit, according to Yahoo's Reality Rocks blogs.
The surprise elimination of Colton Dixon during last week's "American Idol" must have shocked the remaining hopefuls into going for broke, because Wednesday night's (Apr. 25) edition featuring the top six was a tough one to judge -- even for the judges themselves.