'The Voice' Top 8 Eliminations Recap: Two Artists Go, Cee Lo Green Duets With Kermit

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The Voice set records last week for the amount of votes received for the then-Top 10 performers left in the competition. The pressure may have been on to deliver such high numbers again, but the Top 8 more than rose to the occasion.

Terry McDermott ended up placing No. 1 on the iTunes Rock chart; Melanie Martinez placed on the iTunes Alternative chart; and three artists landed in the Top 10 on iTunes overall, allowing their votes to count 10 times over.

But who fell short in the end?

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Tuesday's episode of The Voice.

The Voice took the Top 8 down to six standing on Tuesday's show, live from Los Angeles, Calif., And sadly, the two who did not make the cut were Dez Duron and Cody Belew.

Before the results were fully in, though, it was cause for celebration as The Voice focused on delivering memorable group performances -- including one with The Muppets. What were Celebuzz'shighlights from the episode? Read on!

1. Blake Shelton. Just in general. There is something so refreshing about a guy as successful as Shelton who doesn't take himself or the crazy Hollywood situations in which he finds himself too seriously. When host Carson Daly asked him about keeping his contestants from "peaking too soon," Shelton wasted no time poking some cheeky fun at the phrasing, saying that no one likes to peak too soon but it requires intense concentration. Oh Shelton, you make us smile so.

2. Cee Lo Green duets with Kermit the Frog. Yes, it was shameless self-promotion for a new album and NBC-aired holiday special, but come on: It's Kermit the Frog! And Green put his own signature flare on fishing gear, while the Big Red Chairs were filled with Fozzie Bear and other Muppets (including a felt version of Green himself) momentarily.

3. The show promotes World AIDs Day. There is nothing better than a national platform to shine a light on charity, and Daly did just that by announcing Starbucks' planned contributions to this year's celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

4. Trevin Hunte's stylist reminds us the kid is literally still a kid. Though Hunte has won over audiences of all ages, his soulful ballads are reminiscent of a yesteryear of which many of the show's young viewers have no first-hand memories. But by putting him in blinged out jackets, he is able to hold onto some of his youthful edge.

5. Daly didn't drag out those who were safe nearly as long as last week. Look, we get that you have to amp up the drama on a show like this, but if an artist placed in the Top 10 on the iTunes chart, mathematically, they're pretty much going to be safe for the week. Pope was the first person to be announced as safe, in great part to her climbing to No. 2, and though Martinez wasn't immediately next, she followed soon enough.

By sending home Duron, coach Christina Aguilera is officially out of the competition with no team members left. What will that mean for the future of the season? Will she just kick back and watch along with the rest of us!?

The Voice airs on Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 PM on NBC.

Did you agree with who was sent home tonight on The Voice? Let us know your thoughts on the Top 6 in the comments below!

-- Danielle Turchiano

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  • Polo
    Polo

    The winner is going to receive a music contract. So their saleability in iTunes counts a lot. Those free votes don't mean much because a lot of them will most likely not buy the records of whoever they vote for.

  • Polo
    Polo

    What is hard to understand about that? A lot of people like what they heard and bought the music. Music is subjective. Just because you think she is mediocre does not mean that everybody else feels the same way. That is why there are different types of music and different types of musicians with different fans and followers.

  • Gillian
    Gillian

    I think it is unfair the iTunes purchases factor in to the contestants votes. You shouldn't be able to buy votes

  • Reshma Kumar
    Reshma Kumar

    Makes my heart break that Christina has no one left on the show. That must really suck for her :( And i will never understand how a mediocre artist like Cassadee Pope keeps reaching the top of the iTunes chart.

 
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