Right now all of the matches are in the Game 3-4-5 stretch where the underdogs have to nominate their songs first. Coaches on both sides have to start going to their big songs to survive, and second-round songs have to look at what they have left in the tank. Listen here, and vote by commenting before 9pm (EST) on Tuesday. And now, results:
Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) smashes Lover’s Rock (Clash), 122-86. In a classic example of using home team status strategically, Cristina saw Gmo nominate this titan, and responded with the innocuous Lover’s Rock rather than waste a top Clash song. Now the burden is on her for the next three games, with the series knotted at 1-1.
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin) dummies Dance Magic Dance (David Bowie), 99-80. Grant faced a similar scenario to Cristina, and similarly conceded ground as Led Zepp ties the series 1-1.
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) defeats Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Paul Simon), 109-96. Mark B. was pulling his hair out when Mac was down early for the third game in a row, but people broke hard for the Rumors hit late. Paul Simon still leads the series 2-1.
For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder) cruises over Walk (Foo Fighters), 114-94. Now down 3-0, Coach Astrid is turning to a mid-90s masterpiece to stave off elimination.
Semi-finals Game 3
The River (Bruce Springsteen) vs. Straight to Hell (Clash)
Hang on to Yourself (David Bowie) vs. The Ocean (Led Zeppelin)
Undercard Game 4
Late in the Evening (Paul Simon) vs. You Make Loving Fun (live) (Fleetwood Mac)
Pastime Paradise (Stevie Wonder) vs. Everlong (acoustic) (Foo Fighters)