Apparently, it doesn't pay to take risks on "The Voice."
On Tuesday night's rather shocking results show, two of the more artistically daring contestants -- Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons -- were sent home as the show reduced its field to six.
Both Hill and Simmons were coached by Adam Levine, who espoused a "take risks, don't play safe" strategy. That now means Adam, Shakira and Usher are all down to one contestant apiece.
Meanwhile, Blake Shelton continues with three team members still in the race, which suddenly -- and unfortunately -- has taken on a very country-centric feel.
Hill, a former backup singer for Michael Jackson, and Simmons, a bluesy singer with a distinctive sound, were both regarded as strong contenders for the "Voice" crown. (Entertainment Weekly recently ranked them No. 2 and 3 in the competition). But they obviously couldn't turn back the country tide.
Simmons covered "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye on Monday's show, while Hill did the will.i.am song, "#thatPOWER." Their departures leave us with a field that looks like this:
Sasha Allen (Team Shakira)
Danielle Bradbery (Team Blake)
Amber Carrington (Team Adam)
Michelle Chamuel (Team Usher)
The Swon Brothers (Team Blake)
Holly Tucker (Team Blake)
The elimination show kicked off with a performance by Sheryl Crow, who sang her new single "Easy" along with Team Blake members. The hour was filled out by a barrage of duets by various contestants.
So what do you think of the latest eliminations? Did the right singers get sent home -- or did America blow it?