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Carson Daly blogs 'The Voice' blind auditions, round 4: 'Easy come, easy go'

As told to Marc Snetiker:

This was a tricky episode. It was halftime before last night’s episode started to air. The coaches came out in the third quarter, and slots are really starting to fill up, and last night was a good example of the coaches being their pickiest. And when they’re their most picky, you start to see some good people get away… or you see them pick some people who they otherwise maybe would have liked to have not picked. Their judgment comes in question when they get really, really picky.

This week’s theme was easy come, easy go. I don’t know if that’s harsh, but it felt like the coaches made some questionable calls this week, and I think they felt the pressure. I once thought I could guess who would pick who, but I felt like I had no idea what was going on in the coaches’ minds this week. READ FULL STORY

Carson Daly blogs 'The Voice' blind auditions, round 3: Oh, the fighting!

As told to Marc Snetiker:

What you’re seeing is a perfect snapshot of the amount of bickering and play fighting, and some of it gets escalated. I noticed last night Blake and Christina starting to go at it. That’s something we didn’t see season 1; they really didn’t go at each other, and Christina had her hands full with Adam in particular. Next week, there’s a whole Christina/Cee Lo thing that’s out of left field. You never would think they would go at it. There’s a lot more this season — we’re seeing a different dynamic. I feel like they know each other a little bit more, and so they’re testing their relationship as a coach and as peers in the business and “friends.” It’s playful, but it’s highly spirited and it’s very competitive. READ FULL STORY

That embarrassing Christina Aguilera photo that has everyone talking-cringing

Christina Aguilera‘s life in the public eye is starting to play out like every possible nightmare scenario of every kid in high school, isn’t it?  She went through a questionable fashion phase, constantly vied for the spotlight against her rival, messed up the national anthem during a big game, fell down in front of everyone, endured a painful split, was picked on for her weight, and then got in, like, so much trouble. And while Aguilera has graduated to full-fledged adult, the nightmare still hasn’t ended there, seeing as life is one endless loop of high school hell. (No one tells you that, kids!) READ FULL STORY

'The Star-Spangled Banner': A look back at some of the 'bombs bursting in air' before Steven Tyler's flub

Since Steven Tyler performed a cat-scratch rendition of the national anthem at yesterday’s AFC Championship game, the performance has gone viral and been met with an Internet response about as hospitable as New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick’s “What’s that smell?” face. Which brings to our attention for the trillionth time that, Man, that song is tricky. Since Francis Scott Key penned the rousing lyrics in 1814, many have been felled by its one-and-a-half-octave range and flummoxing verbiage (“O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming”? That’s old-time speak!). For fairness, I’ve mainly stuck with actual singers (or people who clearly think they can sing, ahem, Carl Lewis). Below, some of the biggest “Star-Spangled” screwups. (We’ve included video. You’re welcome!) READ FULL STORY

2011's babes of Twitter

No, we’re not talking about Courtney Stodden, we’re talking about this year’s newcomers to the Twitterverse. Having passed its half-decade mark, the site continues to attract A-listers who have a little time and 140 characters to spare for an occasional rant or rave. So, which celebs got a taste of the dreaded #failwhale for the first time in 2011? Read on… READ FULL STORY

Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera: Who's the greater turn-of-the-millennium pop diva?

Britney or Christina? It’s a question that philosophers have been contemplating since approximately 5 A.D. (after Disney). One’s the ultimate American girl, the other’s multi-lingual and multi-talented. One’s got enormous popularity; the other’s got an enormous voice. One’s a blonde ex-Mouseketeer who was romantically linked to Fred Durst, the other’s… a blonde ex-Mouseketeer who was romantically linked to Fred Durst. How to choose? It was a tough debate for Leah Greenblatt and me. Check out our arguments below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

(This is part of an ongoing series of posts in which EW writers debate the most defining pop culture rivalries. Past subjects have included Schwarzenegger/Stallone, Godfather/Goodfellas, and the neverending boy-band battle between ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. Come back here on Thursday for a duel over the relative greatness of Movies and Videogames, and then spin back here in one week for a cage match between The Simpsons and South Park to decide the great American animated comedy.) READ FULL STORY

Shirtless Adam Levine slams 'American Idol'

It’s like he’s daring that dolphin tattoo to swim a little lower…

Adam Levine is Out magazine’s new cover boy. He’s straight, but thanks you for asking. (“If people didn’t think there was a small chance I was gay, then I wouldn’t be doing my job very well.”) Having grown up with a gay brother, the Maroon 5 singer and judge of NBC’s The Voice — who signed on early for the It Gets Better Project — spoke out against homophobia, particularly as he perceives it within American Idol.

Here’s the thrust: Whereas The Voice boasted four openly gay contestants in its debut season, as pointed out by EW three months ago, Idol has always followed an unspoken don’t-ask-don’t-tell code. “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” Levine said. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.” READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' finale: And the winner is...

(Update: The recap is live!) We’ve obsessively analyzed iTunes sales, dissected the finalists’ performances ad nauseum, and argued about Christina’s image issues until we were blue in the face — and tonight, we’ll learn whether Dia, Javier, Vicci, or Beverly has been crowned The Voice. Yes, that’s right: After just ten weeks on the air, The Voice‘s too-short first season is coming to an end. What? No, I’m not getting teary! There’s just… there’s just something in my eye!

Go ahead and discuss the show’s star-studded finale below; as soon as we find out who’s been named the winner, I’ll update the post with their name. For the record: A whopping 48 percent of you are predicting that Dia will be victorious, and 40 percent also believe that she deserves to win (though 30 percent think Javier should get the title). I think you guys are right on the first count… though if Beverly somehow manages to be number one, I might just do a celebratory chicken dance. UPDATE: So who won? Check it out after the jump! READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': Who will be the last four standing? [UPDATE]

After four more hopefuls were unceremoniously booted, The Voice‘s eight remaining contestants sang their hearts out in last night’s semifinals. This evening, the group will be whittled down by half yet again — and each coach will be left with just one vocalist. Oooo, I can hardly contain myself!

As we wait to find out who our final four will be (COUGH diabeverlyjaviervicci COUGH), feel free to discuss The Voice‘s first-ever results show below. I’ll update this post as soon as we know who made the finale — and be sure to check out my full recap of the episode once it goes live later tonight. UPDATE: And the final four are… READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' tonight: Who will make it to the semifinals? UPDATED: Oh, those guys!

13 talented singers will enter the Voice Box this evening, but only 8 (or 9, if the boogie woogie Thompson sisters somehow make the cut) will be left standing by 11pm eastern time. Which of Adam and Cee Lo’s protegees will survive to battle against Xenia, Dia, Frenchie, and Beverly? We’ll find out soon enough — but until then, feel free to chat here about tonight’s episode. And don’t forget to check back in the wee hours for my full recap of the show.

UPDATE: And the final four semifinalists are… READ FULL STORY

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