I have watched this show since the beginning and remember before Shakira and Usher came that the coaches with Ceelo and Christina were really good except for last season when Christina was not the same as her first. They all got along great and were really close which was great to see. Not sure what happened, but hopefully Christina will realize how popular Shakira became and go back to how she was in her first season. Either way, I love this show and will continue watching to show my support. I don't want everyone to not watch and then have it be cancelled because the ratings become so bad. If that happens there will be no Season 6 to wait for. At least that it how I see it. I have read some other sites where people actually missed Christina because she didn't always sugar coat everything and some people thought Shakira and the other coaches this season did that. I guess there are many different opinions on the matter, but I just know speaking for myself I will still support it. Don't get me wrong I loved having Shakira and Usher on this season, and am so thankful I got to know them better.
Also, both Christina and Ceelo did mentor and work with their team in the same way that Usher and Shakira did this season. All the coaches did. It was one of the things I enjoyed so much about this show from the beginning. I had never seen that done on any other show of this kind. It was not started by Usher and Shakira, but the way the show operated from it's first season.
I so agree and said that very thing a few different times when I saw him decide to take Amber away from country. I never understood that move even though he said he wanted to show she could sing anything. I think a move like that should be done with a more established artist. Taylor Swift as an example was country all the way and now more recently you will see her on other types of shows that cater more to Pop. This was not done until she was completely established and made a fortune in the country world alone. Even though she is able to cross over to Pop shows - country music is still her home.Oh and Adam played a dumb game, he should have let Amber stay in the country wheel house instead of trying to force her into something he liked. She would have made it further, if he'd allowed her to stay country.