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Preach it, Kermit: 'Voice' Top 6 revealed
November 28, 2012 - April Diodato
What do Cee Lo Green and Kermit the Frog have in common? Why, the color green, of course. I usually skip all of the inane filler during “The Voice” results shows but didn't have the heart to fast-forward when Carson Daly announced that the Muppets would be stopping by to sing with Cee Lo.
As the singers waited with bated breath to see who would make it to the top six, Kermit joined Cee Lo for a delightful duet of “Bein' Green,” with Animal, Fozzie and Janice sitting in the coaches' red swivel chairs. A Muppe-fied Cee Lo took his designated seat, with Gonzo, Statler and Waldorf looking on. Cee Lo looked like he was going to a Sunday church service with a disco theme, donning a matching green bonnet and frock bedazzled with tiny mirrors. I loved every minute of their performance; it was so touching and sweet. It isn't easy being green, is it? Preach it, Kermit. “The Voice” needs more Muppets.
I also resisted the urge to fast-forward when Melanie Martinez, Terry McDermott, Cody Belew and Nicholas David got together to sing a beautiful version of Plain White T’s‘ “Rhythm Of Love.” McDermott sounded so great on it, I found myself wishing he'd sang it on Monday night.
In between segments with Carson Daly at one of his many part-time jobs and an aurally-assaulting duet by Dez Duron and Cassadee Pope, the safe singers were revealed bit by bit. And here comes the most shocking reveal of all: America made the right choices! They didn't respond to Christina Aguilera's cheap ploy to snag votes by assigning Duron a Justin Bieber song, nor were they seduced by the good looks of a Yale football player or Belew's trademark hot moves. They picked talented singers that truly deserved to be there – McDermott, Martinez, Pope, David, Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte. Duron and Belew gave some fine performances in past weeks, but they were the weakest links in the top eight. Since they've both accrued many female fans while on "The Voice," they should put their dancing and crooning skills to good use and form a boy band. Give Tony Lucca from season two a call, guys -- he'd be a great addition to the group.
I couldn't be more excited to see what the top six bring in the final weeks of “The Voice.” I would not object to some Muppets being included in the show's finale.