‘The Voice’ Top 10 Results: Team CeeLo’s New Low
This week's bottom three, including two Team CeeLo contestants
So on "The Voice's" top 10 results show this Tuesday, CeeLo's two remaining contestants, Kat Robichaud (who almost went home last week, when she was on the chopping block with ultimately eliminated Team CeeLo member Jonny Gray) and Caroline Pennell, both landed in the bottom three. This meant it was a given that CeeLo would lose at least one more contestant. But since there'd be two castoffs this evening, it was quite possible that CeeLo's entire team would be eradicated in one fell swoop, since Kat and Caroline were up against Austin Jenckes — a popular good ole boy, a member of the historically unstoppable Team Blake, and the closest thing to a country contestant in this Season 5 race.
How did CeeLo, the former mentor of some of the best contestants in "Voice" history (Vicci Martinez and Juliet Simms, anyone?), ever get in this position?
Well, Jonny was one of the weaker contestants in the top 12, so his elimination last week was understandable. And Kat, while amazing (and my personal favorite this season), was always polarizing; for some reason, she never quite connected with America the way former Red Zone rock chicks like Juliet and Vicci had.
Caroline, however, had always been CeeLo's golden child. But CeeLo did this child no favors when he indulged her and let her warble her favorite campfire song, "Leaving On a Jet Plane," this Monday. As her older and supposedly wiser mentor, he should have steered her in a different, cooler direction; just seeing how Caroline held her own alongside (and actually out-performed!) the almighty Tessanne Chin this Tuesday, on a results-show duet of Lorde's "Royals," proved that she does well with hip, edgy, current material. But because of CeeLo's careless coaching, Caroline almost left "The Voice" on a jet plane herself this week.
Key word: almost. Caroline survived via the show's new Twitter-powered "Instant Save," thankfully leaving CeeLo with one pretty little pony in this race. Perhaps it helped that her own castmate, Team Adam's James Wolpert, actually encouraged fans to save her?