The night "American Idol" contestants sing modern songs is always an intriguing episode because, hey, the music's relevant for once! But other times, there's that awkward moment when half the singers pick a modern song no one knows. Such was Wednesday night. Sigh.
Adam Levine made an astute comment toward the end of Tuesday's elimination edition of "The Voice," interrupting his fellow judges just as Cee Lo Green was about to decide which singer he would choose to allow to continue. "Why did it take this long for you to sing like this," he asked of Tony Vincent, Cheesa and Erin Martin, chastising them for holding back on delivering emotionally resonant performances.
The 10,000 hour theory gets frequently quoted when aging rock fans aim to point out that today's music lacks character, skill, instrumental chops -- you name it. The theory contends that to excel at anything, 10,000 hours need to be invested in practice and/or research before someone is ready for the spotlights, a notion born out by Juliet Simms on Monday's edition of "The Voice."
The voters showed they weren't quite over pop star Gavin DeGraw and pro partner Karina Smirnoff on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" elimination round. Soap star Jack Wagner and partner were eliminated instead.
"The show feels bigger." That was host Carson Daly's assessment of season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" when Billboard caught up with him and other stars of the show on the red carpet Tuesday night. Looking radiant in red, coach Christina Aguilera sounded similarly positive, especially about the new twist that was introduced at the live elimination show (which claimed two of her singers).
Four contestants were eliminated on "The Voice" on Tuesday, with two from Blake Shelton's team and a pair mentored by Christina Aguilera sent home from the NBC hit during the first live elimination show of the season.
Professional experience won the first round of live shows in the second season of "The Voice," as viewers are given the opportunity to help determine which five of each judge's six hand-picked contestants move on to the next round.