7:00 p.m.: We’re recapping Monday night’s performance episode, and Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers picked the perfect time to give two breakout performances. “I’m starting to believe a duo could win ‘The Voice,’” says their coach, Oklahoma country star Blake Shelton. Only three of the Top 5 will advance to next week’s finals, so let the anxiety set in!
7:03: Host Carson Daly says that the Top 5 were so amazing last night that the show had record-breaking votes. All of them made the Top 100 on iTunes, and three made the Top 10, which means they got a bonus multiplier. According to Blake Shelton’s earlier tweets, his Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers were among those in the Top 10 on iTunes.
7:05: Fall Out Boy is performing its rocking new single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” with help from Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel. She’s doing pretty well on the big “On Fire!” yells, plus she’s got a mean head-bang on her.
7:12: The coaches are hyping their semifinalists one more time, which is kind of futile considering voting is closed. Usher says that he’s learning the game of “The Voice” from sitting next to Blake, who had his two artists hit No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the iTunes country charts. (Blake was No. 5, so talk about your red-letter days for Blake). The Tishomingo resident admits “it’s not by design” that he has two contenders on his team this season and that he’s lucky to get to work with The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbery.
7:14: Last season’s Nicholas David, Team Cee Lo’s smooth-voiced soulman, is performing his single “Say Goodbye.” Very soothing. We’re almost 15 minutes in and no closer to finding out who will be in the final three. At least we’re listening to music.
7:18: “St. Nicholas,” as Carson just called him, as a four-song EP out today. It’s a homecoming for three of the past “The Voice” finalists, according to the host.
7:19: Confession: I am going to miss “The Voice” Confessional. These are pretty funny. I love Blake’s assertion that Adam Levine’s tattoos are not real and are in fact fake to conceal a farmer’s tan. The Swon Brothers in drag, though, that was disturbing! No, sir. They have Blake’s sense of humor, that’s for sure!
7:21: Now, Carson is quizzing the contestants on what winning the show would mean to them, like asking Team Shakira’s Sasha Allen what it would mean to her and her children for her to win. Yikes, can we just do this thing!?
7:22: The first of the three finalists to advance is … Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher. She looks a bit flabbergasted but really happy. High fives for her and her super-cool coach.
She cut belly fat, thighs, and arms in under 4 weeks with 1 weird tip.