Televised Talent: Adam Keeps His Promise

By Diane Smith | Staff Writer Published:

Adam Levine made two poor choices this week which he won't apologize for a bit.

First, he died his hair platinum blonde. Are you kidding me?

And even though blonds have more fun, he clearly wasn't having fun after seeing 2/3 of his team in the "bottom 4."

So that was when he threw Delvin Choice under the bus to promote his clear favorite, Kat Perkins.

Remember her? She was the one who he promised would not be voted off the following week. And Adam had to keep that promise. So if that meant putting his other team member under the bus, so be it.

Of course, The Voice pulled a surprise triple elimination, which left half of the singers in the "bottom 4." Way to thin the herd before the kids get out of school.

Then each of those singers had to sing for the "instant save." Remember, this means that the only people who could save an artist are the ones who (a) watch the show live and (b) have public Twitter accounts. So this means the only ones who vote are the ones who don't have DVRs but do have computers.

On Election Night? Ain't nobody got time for that!

The first artist who sang for the save was one who never should have been in this position.

Sissaundra Lewis, an accomplished artist who was Celine Dion's musical director, sang "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman." An awesome choice, performed professionally. Sissaundra is an accomplished singer who should have won the competition. But of course, she is also a mom, and the small minority of people who vote for the "instant save" won't vote for somebody who reminds them of their mom. And her fans don't buy songs on iTunes, even though "River Deep" was probably the best performance ever.

Then Audra McLaughlin, who also shouldn't have been in the "bottom 4" in the first place (hello, Jake Worthington), performed a song that made Blake Shelton plead viewers to save her because "she's a country artist." Ah, but so is Kristen Merlin -- and the aforementioned Jake, who should have gone home. And you should never sing a song with prophetic lyrics. Sorry Audra, but you're "Done."

Then it was Delvin's turn. Delvin sang "Young Wild Girls." Though his performance was great, and Adam said "nobody on the planet sounds like Delvin Choice," all those young and not so young girls were the death of him.

Then Kat sang for the save, performing "Barracuda." My roommate, who is a fan of Heart, knows that anybody who takes on Ann and Nancy must have awesome chops and declared,"No! Don't save her! She SUCKS!"

For once, American Idol (Jena Irene) did it better. Much, much better.

Kat, whose Monday night performance was creative, different and more than a little weird, had the chance to "Get Lucky" once again, when Twitter fans saved her once again.

Here is her sub-par performance:

And if you want to see her strange take on the Daft Punk song, here it is for your amusement too:

LANDO GETS GLEEFUL

Remember Billy Dee Williams, who had a short-lived performance on Dancing with the Stars?

If you're a fan of Glee, you might have seen him on last night's episode. Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, wrote the episode, in which Kurt plays Peter Pan at a retirement home for performers.

Although Williams was as stiff as ever dancing to the last song, "Take Me Home Tonight," it was good to see him acting, which is his forte.

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