The Voice Recap: Which Four Contestants Got Eliminated?

Eight became four on the latest episode of The Voice as the NBC juggernaut whittled down the contestants to make way for next week’s grand finale. 

But were the right people sent home? It’s not like the coaches have final say on who makes it to the finale. There are a variety of metrics that come into play, and one of them is iTunes sales. 

As always, there was a lot of beating around the bush before we got to the final results. Kane Brown showed up as a guest act and performed a surprisingly solid song, “Heaven.”

The true showstopper, however, was Blake Shelton who performed “I Lived It.”

There’s no denying that Blake is a great performer. When he’s up on the stage, it’s like all of the other country crooners aspire to be just like him. He’s a tough act to follow. 

When we got to the actual result, Spensha Baker, Brynn Cartelli, and Kyla Jake were granted a place in the finale, but Rayshun LaMarr and Jackie Foster were immediately sent packing. 

The middle three consisted of Pryor Baird, Kaleb Lee, and Britton Buchanan, who had to sing for one last chance to return to the stage on Monday night. 

Let’s break down the three performances. 

Pryor Baird (Team Blake) – “Soulshine”

Pryor continued doing what he does best: Oozing confidence and proving that he’s a force to be reckoned with. His rendition of this Allman Brothers classic was solid if a little unspectacular. 

Kaleb Lee (Team Kelly) – “Simple Man”

Kaleb continued to be a bit all over the place. His performances have never been anything to write home about and his latest one seems like something he could be sent home over. 

Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) – “Dancing On My Own”

Okay, so here’s the thing: The moment it emerged there was a sing-off, and Pryor was involved, I thought Pryor had it in the bag, but Britton came, he conquered and left me wanting a whole lot more of those wonderful vocals. 

When it got down to it, Britton was saved, and Pryor and Kaleb were sent packing. Like, it’s great Britton got the chance, but I can’t help shake the feeling one of the other three should have gone home. 

Poor Pryor. 

What do you think of these results?

Who do you want to win?

Hit the comments below!


The Bachelorette Spoilers: Becca Kufrin Final Four REVEALED!

Filming for Becca Kufrin’s journey slash season is still underway, but The Bachelorette spoilers reveal who makes her elusive final four.

Whose hometowns will the brunette beauty visit?

In one month’s time, Kufrin will take the reins of the popular reality franchise and begin handing our roses in her quest for love.

If you know anything about the ABC show, then you’re well aware that The Bachelorette spoilers leak like a sieve all spring. Every year.

Ever since Becca was named The Bachelorette – the night after she was eliminated from The Bachelor – speculation has run wild.

And, to the surprise of no one, Reality Steve (a.k.a. the Magic Eight Ball of The Bachelorette spoilers) has been on top of this like …

… well, like Arie on Lauren B. Yeah. Too soon. Sorry.

Anyway, as the promotional photo above says, let’s do the damn thing! As of this report, Becca has already narrowed down the competition.

Big time. Only four lucky fellas remain in the hunt.

Obviously, the content you are about to read contains Bachelorette spoilers, so proceed at your own risk, if that didn’t go without saying.

According to Steve, who previously revealed Becca Kufrin’s final six, she followed her predecessor’s lead in the episode before hometowns.

With six men left, she embarked on three one-on-one dates and one three-on-one group date, handing out roses at the end of each.

The final four who received them?!

1. Jason Tartick. A 29-year-old who currently lives in Seattle, Jason is a native of Buffalo, New York, which is where his date will be filmed.

According to Steve the soothsayer, Jason will take Becca to – where else – the Anchor Bar, home of the ORIGINAL buffalo wings.

Romantic as s–t.

Beyond that, they’ll presumably engage in such activities as turning up the thermostat, complaining about football, and eating.

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with slathering various deep-fried meats with hot sauce and cheese as a local pastime. Don’t hate.

2. Blake Horstmann. Currently living in big city Denver, the 28-year-old Blake will take the beautiful Minnesotan to his Colorado hometown. 

A sales rep for Coors, he has a degree in marketing and communications, and already made quite a debut by showing up with a horse.

He’s horsing around, but only literally.

3. Garrett Yrigoyen. The town of Manteca, Calif., where his parents live, will be the site of Garrett’s hometown date with Becca.

Mr. Yrigoyen previously played baseball for the University of Nevada, and currently works as a surgical technology consultant.

Either he or a man with his name in the same city was engaged in 2015, so there’s that. Keep your eye on this guy next month.

It’s unclear if there will be outdoor activities, or whether the above image is just the obligatory Tinder profile fish pic staple.

4. Colton Underwood. Perhaps the most interesting and controversial of Becca’s final four, Underwood is a 26-year-old NFL free agent.

Originally from Aurora, Colo., his hometown date will be filmed in the Rocky Mountain State, not too far from Blake’s. Awkward.

Colton, who is reportedly the subject of some drama this season, previous dated Olympic gold medalist gymnast Aly Raisman.

There’s also talk of Underwood trying to holler at Tia Booth from Arie’s season of The Bachelor on Instagram, so there’s that.

Players …

Take a look at the rest of the guys vying for her above and see what you think. There are some interesting characters for sure.

Spoilers aside, do you think Becca picked a good final four? Will she make it to the altar? What epic twists await this season?

All we can do is stay tuned.


Tom Cruise: I Haven’t Seen Suri in FOUR YEARS!

Tom Cruise doesn’t garner many headlines for his movie work these days, but his personal life?

Well, that’s a different story entirely…

As his box-office success declines, Tom’s private life seems to only get more and more bizarre.

At the center of the public’s continued fascination with Tom is his faith in Scientology and his relationship (or lack thereof) with his youngest daughter. 

Suri Cruise is 11 years old these days, and there are reports that she hasn’t seen her dad in over four years.

According to In Touch the last time the father and daughter were spotted together was in September of 2013.

Since then, the tabloid alleges, Tom and Suri have communicated only by phone.

And there have been long periods of time during which they had no communication at all.

There was a talk of a reunion in June of last year, when it was revealed that Tom and Suri would both be in LA for several weeks, and were even scheduled to be in the same neighborhood on Father’s Day.

Sadly, they never came face-to-face.

“Tom could have easily made the trip to see Suri. It only takes about 30 minutes without traffic,” a source said at the time.

“It would’ve only added a few hours to his busy schedule.”

The problem, it seems, is that Tom feels he must choose between his faith and his family.

Those who know him best say Cruise is devoted to Scientology above all else.

It seems Scientologist authorities have declared Katie a “suppressive person,” meaning that Tom is to avoid contact with her at all costs, lest she undermine his religious convictions.

The decree was made shortly after Cruise and Holmes decided to divorce, allegedly because she was growing increasingly uncomfortable with his beliefs.

Sadly, Tom’s relationship with his daughter has become collateral damage, as he’s cut ties with the girl in order to more effectively 

“Suri hasn’t been labeled a ‘supressive person,’ but Katie has,” an insider tells In Touch.

“And her closeness to her daughter likely makes seeing both off-limits to Tom.”

If there’s any silver lining to be found in this messy situation, it’s that Tom hasn’t been a part of Suri’s life in so long that the girl is no pained by his absence:

“Suri has stopped missing him,” says the source.

“Katie doesn’t want to bring up his name and have Suri start missing him all over again.”

Yes, ironically, it seems Cruise’s former family has declared the actor a suppressive person.

“Katie is more adamant than ever about not talking about him, publicly or privately,” says the source.

“With Tom missing from Suri’s life for so long, Katie believes her daughter only has distant memories of him,” the insider adds.

“At this point, Katie doesn’t want to bring up his name and have Suri start longing to see Tom all over again. It would be too painful for both of them.”

Sadly, the decision to completely cut Tom out of her daughter’s life is one that Katie likely won’t regret.


The Four Recap: And the Winner Is…

It was the end of the line for three of the competitors on The Four during Thursday night’s freshman finale. 

Host Fergie and panelists Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor were all part of the show’s finale, but Charlie Walk was nowhere in sight in the midst of sexual harassment allegations. 

Evvie McKinney, Zhavia, Candice Boyd and Vincint Cannady were the final four vying for a record contract and the title of iHeartRadio’s On the Verge artists. 

Simply put, it is one of the better prizes in the world of singing competitions, and one that should give the lucky victor some staying power. 

The first round of the finale found each of The Four performing and the audience voting for their favorite. That then allowed the winner of the round to choose who they went up against. 

Boyd – “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

Boyd has gone from strength to strength throughout her time in the competition. Her performance was her best one yet. 

McKinney – “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner

McKinney turned in a phenomenal performance that got everyone talking. The judges, the audience, and even Fergie seemed in awe of her talent. 

“That performance was fearless,” Combs said while Trainor added, “That was my favorite performance on this stage throughout the entire season.”

Cannady – “Creep” by Radiohead

Cannady took a considerable risk performing this number, but he delivered in winning fashion. Everything about it was polished, and it proved the talent on this show is better than the others. 

Zhavia – “One Dance” by Drake

This was one was quite a shocker. Zhavia has proven time and time again that she’s a force to be reckoned with. However, this was performance was a dud. 

Nothing about it had star quality, and the judges seemed to agree. 

McKinney was crowned the winner of the first round, and she asked to compere against Zhavia. It made sense because Zhavia was having a terrible night. 

Zhavia – “Man Down” by Rihanna

Zhavia attempted to right the wrongs of her previous performance with a Rihanna number. It was better than her Drake cover, but still, something seemed off. 

McKinney – “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

McKinney continued to dominate the competition with this latest performance. Zhavia should be very worried. 

The judges got to pick who they wanted to advance, and they went with McKinney. There would have been a riot if they voted the other way!

The next head to head found Cannady being left out in the cold and sent home. 

That meant the final two were McKinney and Boyd. The panelists decided to give McKinney the win, and it was well deserved. 

What did you think of all the action?

Hit the comments below. 

The Four continues this summer on Fox. 


The Four Recap: Who Returned?!

After five weeks, we are now on the penultimate episode of The Four. 

Where has the time gone? This has been a surprisingly fresh take on the singing competitions, and the judges have given some great feedback. 

The panel consists of Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Charlie Walk. Charlie will not appear on the live finale after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him. 

The stakes were raised throughout the penultimate outing thanks to some shocking returns from some of the most significant competitors who were eliminated earlier in the series. 

Vincint Cannady

Vincint wanted to challenge Warrior who has shown a lot of strength throughout the process. He had to wow the judges first, and he did so with his rendition of “Magic” by Coldplay. 

Warrior went with “Ordinary People” by John Legend, and it was another solid performance for the singer. 

In a surprising turn of events, the fans voted Cannady to take over from Warrior. In a bizarre bust-up, Warrior claimed that Meghan said some hurtful things. 

Yeah, because trashing a judge on your way out the door is a classy move. 

Evvie McKinney

Evie went with a performance of “Rise Up” by Andra Day. The rendition was devoted to her late father, and it was a phenomenal showcase of her voice. 

“You gave me range, you gave me color, you gave me complexity, and you gave your family and your father victory,” Diddy said.  

She went after Paige’s seat, and the audience was not interested in her performance of “Stay” be Alessia Cara, and she was sent home. 

Then, Boyd and Renaud went head-to-head. As expected, Boyd came out on top, and she went after Harrison for a comment he made earlier. 

Boyd was voted through, and Harrison was sent packing. That’s what you get for being mean, we guess. 

Zhavia and Minor were next to challenge each other, and it was a tough call. Zhavia came out with the win, but there was just one person left to challenge. 

It was Johnson. He went with “Earned It” by The Weeknd. It was a solid, but unspectacular performance. 

Zhavia took over the seat, and Johnson was sent home. That means there were a whole lot of crazy twists to say goodbye to the pre-recorded episodes of the series. 

Now, we have just one episode to go, and it will be live. It’s unclear whether another judge will be drafted in to replace Charlie Walk now that he’s out of the show. 

What did you think of the latest developments?

Who do you want to win it all?

Hit the comments below.