I want to go on the record as saying I think it's cowardly at this stage in the competition on The Voice, when your vote determines everything, to split your support 50/50 between your semifinalists as Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera did last night. It's basically saying, "Hey, don't look at me. You decide."
You know who is famous for that kind of pusillanimous choice? Pontius Pilate.
Come on, guys. You're the show biz stars, the singing experts. Make the call.
It was a big purge last night on The Voice as the finalists were determined. Meanwhile the top four from season one came back to perform, starting with Dia Frampton, who brought along Kid Cudi for her single "Don't Kick the Chair".
I probably shouldn't be too hard on Blake and Shelton. If my math is right, there was only one result last night that wasn't decided by viewer vote. By my tally, Katrina Parker would have won out over Tony Lucca if coach Adam Levine hadn't thrown his support behind Tony. Either way, it's Tony in the finals next week.
He'll be joined by Jermaine Paul who won out over Erin Willett (even though it was her birthday) for Team Blake; Chris Mann who edged Lindsey Pavao for Team Christina and, the sole female in the finals, Juliet Simms, who beat Jamar Rogers on Team CeeLo.
Reminding us of what the stakes are, last year's winner Javier Colon took the stage to perform.
So who do you like for next week? My own loyalty is pretty split among this quartet, but I have to say, Juliet has been growing on me ever since she put on those wings.