'The Voice' Finale Part One Live Recap: The Final Performances

It doesn't seem that long ago that we were marveling at the twisting-throne technologies and crazy Christina Aguilera outbursts of The Voice blind auditions. And now here we are, at the final performance episode of the season. Maybe because it really wasn't that long ago -- ten weeks, which really isn't very long, especially next to the full semester that is an American Idol season. Compared to that grueling season, The Voice is more like summer school -- but, you know, fun.

And along the way, we've learned so much! Like what a great dad Blake Shelton is going to be. He practically treats his team members like his children. And how Xtina's moods change almost as often as her extensions do. They both seem to alternate between "kicky" and "funny-slutty." And that Adam Levine is the only coach willing to Sophie's Choice his final two with his scores. I admire his courage there. And that Cee Lo -- well, I'm hesitant to say I ever learn anything about Cee Lo. He's a riddle wrapped in an enigma immersed in a pitcher of Kool Aid. If the Voice coaches were Wizard of Oz characters (Xtina as Dorothy! Adam as the Tin Man! Blake as the Lion! Carson as Toto and/or the President of the Lollipop Guild!), Cee Lo would be my Scarecrow, for I love him most of all.  Read More...



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