By: Courtney Vaudreuil
THE VOICE said goodbye to two more contestants last night. Sylvia Yacoub and Bryan Keith are headed home. Eight competitors remain, including Trevin Hunte, Amanda Brown, Terry McDermott, Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope, Cody Belew, Dez Duron, and Melanie Martinez.
The results episode contained a couple highs, but mostly lows. The bright spots were Christina Aguilera’s performance with Sylvia and Dez of her new song, “Let There Be Love,” and the “gag reel” interviews with the judges and contestants. The lows were primarily the result of song choice. Enough with the Pat Benatar. She wasn’t that good in the 1980s and her music certainly has not withstood the test of time.
The worst moment occurred during the ridiculously long pause before announcing which competitor was safe. Carson Daly suddenly blurted out, “Sylvia.” Understandably, she momentarily thought that she was moving forward. But, Carson then asked her how she was feeling. Sylvia was clearly embarrassed.
Despite a disappointing evening, Bryan and Sylvia spoke with theTVaddict.com after the show about the experience and their futures. For Bryan, he is taking away from the show lifelong friendships with his fellow competitors, and coyly said that there has been talk about possibly touring together. Bryan’s fans can expect to see more of him and can keep tabs on his career by following him on Twitter at @bryanpeeps, or on Facebook. Bryan also sent a message to his fans: “Look out for my music, I want to just keep getting love from you guys and support, and I want to give back to you guys with a record, so with your help I can do that.” As for Sylvia, she also plans to keep in touch with her fellow competitors, especially Dez, who has become her best friend. Most importantly, she’s decided to continue pursuing her music and not go to law school. But first, she admits that she needs a vacation.
THE VOICE airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8PM on NBC (CTV Two in Canada). Photo Credit: Courtney Vaudreuil.