The Voice recap: Beginners' (Bad) Luck

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton perform, Shakira's hair continues to inspire, and the right two people go home
Ep. 19 | Aired May 21, 2013

HOMETOWN GLORY Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton remind fans of The Voice to donate to the Red Cross and call 1-800-HELP-NOW.

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NEXT TWO SAVED: Michelle Chamuel (Usher) and Sasha Allen (Shakira)

Carson asks Amber what she thinks her mom would say to her now. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. If you're gonna rapid-fire question these people, at least make them softball questions! Josiah nodded when Michelle was saved! It's pretty cute. He's cute... but is he cute enough? Okay, moving on.

Team Usher performs "The Look of Love." What a choice! There are couches on the stage! Usher pops up from one of said couches (stars, they're just like us). Don't reality show judges always say not to come off like a lounge singer? Oh well, everyone sounds great. Props to that one extra in the stage audience, who acts really into it whenever the camera is on her. Usher takes off that jacket. Is it sexier when he puts it over his shoulder than when he takes it off? Of course. Michelle's really the only one selling that this is a group performance and not a "Make love to your microphone stand" performance, but maybe that's why she's the safe one.

Oh... hello Christina Milian. Carson refuses to ever pronounce your name the same way twice! How often do you think Christina asks the producers to let her just sing a bar of the Kim Possible theme song (it kind of pertains to what she does...)? Sasha adorably says that she wants people to tweet her song ideas. You jokesters better not Tweet anything mean (you know who I'm looking at)!

NEXT SAFE CONTESTANT: Sarah Simmons (Team Adam)

Team Adam performs "I've Got the Music in Me." Adam's three divas show off the two things they do best: belt those notes and work it! Except for a little confusion with hand movement coordination, these ladies bring it! They also deserve special props for engaging the audience so well.

Carson asks Holly two questions -- after he asked Kris one which makes me too sad to think about knowing what I know now -- first he asks her about her song choice and she says it was important to show how much her faith matters to her. Then, he asks her to tell him about the responses she's been getting from people, given her song choice, after the devastation in Oklahoma Monday. She handles the question very well, saying that people wrote to her that her performance touched them and that her goal is to move people.

NEXT SAFE: Holly Tucker (Team Blake)

So... by this point we all feel like we know where this is going. Good thing there are only five minutes left.

Carson asks the Swon Brothers about working together and Colton seems way more nervous than they need to be (Okay, okay, I know it's an elimination night). Zach makes a joke about how if they get eliminated he can just blame his bro, and Colton's like let's just get to the results!

TWO LEAVING THE SHOW: Josiah and Kris

That means Amber Carrington (Team Adam) and The Swon Brothers (Team Blake) are safe!

So... Shakira and Usher only have one person to focus on. Look, it's their first time! Although Josiah's perfect cheekbones made me swoon, "Clocks" just didn't bring it home. Kris, at least you'll always have Shakira's love!

Did the right people go home? What was your favorite group performance? Let me know!

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