'Adam Levine has a lot to be thankful for this Thursday. CeeLo Green, not so much … at least as far as "The Voice" is concerned.
Team Adam remained intact for the third week in a row, as voters sent Will Champlin, Tessanne Chin and James Wolpert into the final six.
"Team Adam, three for three tonight! Unscathed!" Carson Daly yelled.
Jacquie Lee and Cole Vosbury were also declared safe, guaranteeing that Teams Christina and Blake would survive another week.
CeeLo, meanwhile, is out. And Adam may have had something to do with that as well.
The bottom three vote-getters were Matthew Schuler, Ray Boudreaux and Caroline Pennell — one singer apiece for each of the other three coaches. As the window to use the #VoiceSave tweets was closing, Carson asked Adam who he thought would come back.
"It's brutal and it sucks. I've been on the other end of it and I'm very lucky tonight," Adam said. "But I'm surprised that Matthew didn't make it. I'm shocked. And I think they're probably — hopefully — going to save Matthew. … I think the performance of 'Hallelujah' touched me in such an incredible way that I would have to believe that you would be the one they'd be tweeting for."
Matthew sang that song two weeks ago, which just goes to show that song choice has an impact even well after that week's voting ends — as long as it impresses the right people.
Whether it was that or Christina Aguilera's impassioned plea for his survival, it worked. Matthew was saved, which leaves Blake Shelton with just Cole remaining … and CeeLo with nothing left to do except choreograph more live performances with background dancers in nightmare-inducing costumes, like the ones accompanying his number this week.
Ray may have been sent home, but based on the confessionals this week he has a future as an impressionist. At least, he does a mean Blake.
"With this song, you're going to ruin women's lives," Ray drawled, imitating some Blake praise. Then, in his own voice, he added, "How is that encouraging?"
Christina went next, wearing a Blake Shelton flannel shirt and mimicking that thing where he points to himself to get people to choose him at the blinds.
"I'm married to Miranda," she drawled. "Pick me as your coach."
Blake might have lost Ray, but he did get good news. According to poll results revealed by Carson, he and Adam are America's first choice to show up at their Thanksgiving table — the "Voice" bromancers even topped the first family. Then again, if you invite the president and the first lady, you probably have to feed the Secret Service agents too.
Sadly for those voters, Blake is not, in fact, going to show up at some stranger's door. Instead, he said, "I'm gonna be home in Oklahoma, eating — and drinking — turkey."
"In other words, just any old Thursday," Carson said.