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The Voice recap: Live Top 11 Eliminations

A member of Team Adam says goodbye

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The Voice

TV Show
Reality TV, Music
run date:
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys
Current Status:
In Season

Elimination rounds pretty much always cause us to gnaw our nails down to the core, so we knew tonight’s send-off would be pretty brutal. But we didn’t expect the bottom two showdown to become a coaching muscle-off, too. Let’s start with that flare-up that sent a member of Team Adam packing

As much as Adam Levine has tried to convince America that Owen Danoff is a special unicorn of an artist who sings from a place of pure truth and is always refreshingly present in his performances, Owen still finds himself among the bottom two again tonight. Only this time, Pharrell Williams isn’t willing to sit back and watch Adam bargain his way into a Twitter save for his teammate and instead literally stands up for his guy, Daniel Passino.

“What’s the name of this show?” he asks the audience.

The Voice,” they answer.

“That boy has one,” he says.

Dan’s dialed-down rendition of a Cyndi Lauper classic was pretty forgettable as far as audiences were concerned yesterday, but Pharrell insists he is “a really awesome dude” who deserves to be here. Plus, Daniel’s save-me presentation of Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” definitely reminds us that he can note-jump like nobody’s business, and he’s the single most entertaining part of Team Pharrell’s group performance of Lenny Kravitz’s “Let Love Rule.”

Owen tries to make a case for himself this time by singing Cam’s “Burning House” with his usual folksy hue, but he fumbles on some of the lyrics and ultimately doesn’t impress America enough to give him another second chance.

As Adam says while trying to entice his own last-minute momentum for his protege, “Damnnnnn, Owen.”

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NEXT: Now let’s talk about the Top 10…