Carrie Underwood

'The Voice' recap: Meet your Season 10 finalists

'The Voice' recap: Meet your Season 10 finalists

The cuts on "The Voice" ahead of next week’s semifinals were just as massive and merciless as any of us may have expected. In the course of a single hour — a time block that also included performances by Alicia Keys, who will join the show as a coach next season, and OneRepublic, whose lead singer, Ryan Tedder, has served as a “Voice” mentor — the happy-go-lucky Top 8 was more or less unceremoniously slashed to an unsettled-looking Top 4.

Still, at the outset of the show, Adam Levine offered some needed perspective, saying he was “so completely proud” of his team members and “very much at peace” with whatever...