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The Voice Results – A Shocking Elimination

 

There was something that I realized on Monday night about ‘The Voice’ this season that made me a little mad. I’ll get to that in a bit, because this results show was jam packed with performances. Sheryl Crow performed with Team Blake on her song “Who Needs Mexico,” a nice, summery song, but it’s no “My Favorite Mistake.”

The first of the duets was between Michelle Chamuel and Judith Hill, singing Calvin Harris and Florence Welch‘s “Sweet Nothing.” I thought they both sounded great here and they didn’t drown each other out. We also learned that Michelle was the first saved artist of the night, which made me worry about Judith.

I said I wanted one of the R&B girls to do something with one of the Country artists, and the show delivered. Sasha Allen joined The Swon Brothers for Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” This proves how versatile Sasha is, and she got in some really great notes. The brothers also kept their harmonies tight. The next saved singer was Danielle Bradbery.

Then Danielle teamed up with Sarah Simmons for Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years.” I can’t say that I enjoyed this, though they both sounded pretty good. Sarah was a bit pitchy, and they just didn’t seem to connect at all.

The next contestant to be saved is Sasha, which surprised her coach Shakira. She jumped for joy, hugging her and Usher, who also got to keep his one team member. That meant Adam Levine and Blake Shelton would be saying goodbye to one of their faves.

The last of the duets was between Holly Tucker and Amber Carrington with “Does He Love You” by Reba McEntire and Linda Davis. Here I realized that Holly and Amber are kind of the same person, and I wouldn’t mind if one of them went home, even though they are both good singers. The next artists saved are The Swon Brothers.

That left Amber, Holly, Judith and Sarah left on the chopping block and I was not happy. Judith had to be safe, right? After that killer performance from Monday night, and the fact that she’s been kicking ass all season, she had to be! Well, she wasn’t. Along with Sarah, she was kicked off. I was seriously shocked.

Again, Amber and Holly are great, but they tend to do the same thing, at least Judith was taking chances. Like Julia, I’m totally on Team Usher, and Team Shakira, but I couldn’t help but be annoyed at how Country is dominating this season. I know Blake and Adam are the veteran coaches, but you can’t tell me that their contestants, with the exception of Sasha, are really worthy of winning this year. I’m not going to say the show is rigged, this ain’t ‘American Idol,’ but WTF is going on?

I’m not even going to ask if the right people went home because they didn’t so there! I’m just…really emotional. Excuse me.

[Ed. Note: I am 100% with Brittani on this bullshit. How many little blonde country girls does The Voice need? Middle America pisses me right off. I predict Blake’s little teenager will win. See? I can’t even remember her name. Oh, and rumor has it that Adam muttered something to the effect of ,”I hate this country“.  I’m assuming he means the over-abundance of white, blonde country music in this season’s competition. – DivaJulia]

WHAT? You mean I get to wait even LONGER for a damn drip at Starbucks?!

View from those comfy leather chairs....

So Starbucks thinks they can do it again.  It seems like every time I turn around Starfucks is doing just that, fucking us around. There used to be a time where, despite their big company reputation and accusations that their coffee is not fair trade, or Lord forbid, tastes bitter or burnt. (It’s coffee numb-nut, but of course you are the ones ordering that ‘Mocha-frapa-cheeena-thingy’ as I once heard a woman order it at SeaTac airport).

This time, however, I don’t blame the conveyor belt line of rude, picky, 120 degrees, nonfat, no whip, 2 pump customers. No, this new ‘tactic’ lies with Starbucks bottom line and trying to shit miracles out of it’s ass.

Amid customer complaints that the Seattle-based coffee chain has diluted the beauty of coffee-making into the equivalent of the robotic process of an assembly line, Starbucks is now telling their baristas to slow their hectic pace.

This is just ridiculous. Absurd I tell ya. I mean, I understand standing in line for a cup of coffee from this coffee giant, but for them to have the nerve to think that even at one time they actually had ‘beauty’ whilst serving coffee, fat laden pastries and pedantic breakfast items, then they are just fooling themselves. I don’t go to Starbucks for the beauty of the brew. To be honest, I wanna get in and get out before someone comes up to me wanting me to try the new toffee this or the pumpkin that! Or that damn Via… seriously, you have to ask me after I have ordered my ENTIRE drink if I want to try it??  NO.  There used to be a time when I would order a drip just ‘cuz they would just have to turn around and flip the spigot on that Bunn Brewing machine and I would get my cuppa joe and go.  Not the case, somehow, I end up in the queue and have to wait just as long as that Mocha-frapa-cheeena lady!

Either way, according to company reports, Baristas are allowed to make no more than two drinks at a time—and they can only start on the second one while finishing the first. Baristas are also supposed to steam milk for each individual beverage instead of steaming an entire pitcher for multiple drinks. Other instructions include rinsing pitchers after each use, using only one espresso machine instead of two, and staying at the espresso bar instead of moving around.

The initial reaction to this news:  Many baristas and customers, however, fear that the new instructions will just lead to longer lines.

The line at Starbucks?

Longer lines, bitchier people and still we will flock to these places in droves- because long are the days where the best part of waking up, was Folgers in your cup.  Look for my smiling face at your local Starbucks, I’ll be the one waiting, one drink at a time, with the rest of you!

Chris Brown faking the tears on BET Awards? GASP!

Glycerine. "Don't let the days go by..."

Shocker.   Lots of witnesses are coming forth regarding Chris Brown’s award-winning (harrr harrr) performance on Sunday night’s BET Awards, wherein he bawled like a baby and couldn’t get through his version of Man in the Mirror during the tribute to Michael Jackson.  Yeah, I can be a bit (?) of a cynic…but most of the time I’m right.  I didn’t buy Brown’s sympathy performance at all.  Why didn’t he show some emotion after he beat Rihanna to a bloody pulp and choked her into near unconsciousness?  Just wondering.  Instead he went jet skiing just days after the incident, looking rather arrogant if you ask me.

Chris Brown just days after being Rihanna

So.  Someone blabbed about what they saw backstage  at the BETs:

via USmagazine.com:

“Chris Brown caused a lot of chatter at the BET Awards Sunday when he broke down in tears during a Michael Jackson tribute.

An insider tells UsMagazine.com the crying was fake.

Before he took the stage to belt out “Man in the Mirror,” a backstage source tells Us one of Brown’s bodyguards gave the singer, 21, tear-inducing eye drops.

Brown’s rep denies it, telling Us that Brown simply “was moved by the opportunity to pay tribute to his idol.” But the witness says Brown definitely used drops.

Says the source, “He rubbed it in and he started crying.”

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Rihanna, that fateful night. Via TMZ

Just in case y’all forgot what Chris Brown did to Rihanna’s face, here’s a reminder.  I’m amazed at the folks who say “ohhh, he needs to be forgiven…” without giving Rihanna much consideration.  (Queen Latifah even has a new book focusing female self-esteem issues–yet, she was one of the stars who thinks Chris needs a “pass” for his “transgressions”…thank you, Tiger Woods for bringing that word to the forefront for crappy male behavior.)

Most of the “stars” who were asked about Chris’s BET Awards performance totally bought into it and actually embraced him.  I’m puzzled by this; do these people  honestly think that Chris won’t hit another chick–or do they just not care?  If you’ll recall, dozens of actors and recording artists were quoted soon after the incident, that they “felt badly for BOTH of them”–some of them female.  Really?  BOTH of them?

Have any of you been in an either emotionally or physically abusive relationship, ladies? Or both?   I’d like your opinions on this subject.  Are you offended by the support of Chris Brown. which is seemingly based on his cry-baby performance?

Oh, and if one single person tries to say this post is “race related”, I’m not having it.  ABUSE IS COLORBLIND…and so am I, so don’t even go there.  Just. Don’t.

Understood?