The Voice recap: Baby Please Don't Go Home

Christmas cometh early with a visit from Michael Bublé, the revival of Team Blake (sort of), and a performance that was "musical perfection."
Ep. 29 | Aired Dec 10, 2012

WING BENEATH MY WINGS When heading into the finals, always go Bette Midler. Not.


When we came back from the break, there was some bizarre product placement involving Howie Mandel, who’d “accidentally” worn the same outfit as Cee Lo. Erm… moving on. Nicholas David, the second member of Team Cee Lo, took the stage to sing “You Are So Beautiful.” It was beautiful, I guess, but it honestly made me feel a little drowsy. That could have been because it was following up on “Wind Beneath My Wings,” though. Adam was practically speechless, but instead of praising Nick’s singing, he went for personality. “Oh man, Nick. You’re just one of the most soulful people I’ve ever met. I’ve always been a fan of what you do musically, but it just transcends that. I like you.” But what does that mean for the performance, Adam? Cee Lo and Nick seemed to enter some sort of trance as they communed (I swear, those two deserve each other), leading Carson to nip that weirdness in the bud with another commercial break.

Thanks to Blake and Starbucks, we were treated to a Team Blake rendition of “White Christmas” because Christmas is about rekindling relationships, as Carson told us. This meant that Blake sang while Team Blake swayed in the background. Not to be a Grinch, but was anyone tired of all the Christmas by this point? Also, pity the poor people who recorded a track for this. Honestly Blake, why do you have a CGI fireplace?

During her home visit montage, Cassadee Pope revealed that she couldn’t believe her boyfriend was waiting for her. Because why would your BF come visit you when you’re at home? Shocking! Sarcasm aside, that girl can sing. Cassadee whipped out a crazy good rendition of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy,” earning a “so right on” from Christina. (Apparently Cassadee’s voice is so perfect, it almost sounds auto-tuned. Compliment or not?) Blake only had praise for his little champ: “Nobody else who’s ever been on this show can do what you just did.” America, how are we going to vote? Everyone’s so good!

Terry McDermott closed out the night with "Let It Be" and boy, did he kill it. (Side note: This weekend's Saturday Night Live missed an opportunity. Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney or Terry McDermott? Discuss.) Adam simply said, "You're so wonderful," while Blake dubbed the performance "musical perfection." That it was. I know who I want to win (and I swear it's not just because Terry is father to the cutest little boy ever). And there you have it! We're down to four. Who will you be voting for? Was this a Christmas overdose? Can you tell Dylan McDermott from Dermot Mulroney? Sound off below!

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