Posted 11 months ago
By Brad Moore
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The battle rounds have just begun on “The Voice” and Shakira has already stolen two singers from Adam Levine’s team. Levine dropped classically trained pianist Sasha Allen in favor of Amber Carrington.
Shakira beat out Usher to steal Allen. Levine also eliminated children’s music teacher Karina Iglesias to keep Judith Hill, Michael Jackson’s duet partner. Team Shakira scooped up Iglesias. Shakira had to make tough choices of her own, though, taking previous “Voice” contestant Garrett Gardner over R-and-B singer J’Sun.
Blake Shelton kept the duet the Swon Brothers and Baylor University student Holly Tucker for his team, plus used one of his two steals. Usher had chosen hairdresser Jess Kellner over former gymnast Taylor Beckham, and Shelton stole Beckham for his team.
”DANCING WITH THE STARS”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zendaya came oh so close to a perfect score on “Dancing With the Stars” last night. She got the first 10s of this season — two of them — and a nine. Her total of 29 tops the pack, as each star danced alongside two pros.
The comics didn’t do nearly as well. Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley tied for the lowest scores of the evening. But Dick impressed judge Carrie Ann Inaba with what she calls the best entrance ever on the show.
Dick was dressed as Zorro and flew over the stage on a zipline. Tonight, another celeb is sent packing.