Reality television likes to firmly apply labels to the people it features. After all, they are generally not famous (yet).
And so the penultimate night of Battle Rounds on NBC's "The Voice" featured the "single dad" versus "the wedding singer."
The wedding singer was former Pittsburgher Loren Allred, who competed against Brian Scartocci. The two "Team Adam" members sang Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," with Ms. Allred coming out on top.
"You both really delivered, but Loren, at the end, you were a world-class singer," said Adam Levine.
Although only an abbreviated clip was broadcast, video on NBC's website showed the coach ping-ponging back and forth before announcing the winner.
"He tricked me; I was like, 'I'm gone,' " Ms. Allred said.
Next up: knockout rounds!
There was the distinct possibility that punches would be thrown on "Ink Master" (Spike TV, Tuesdays) when a couple of tattoo artists traded insults across the couch.
But for the most part, this episode was all about color, and it was mostly about Pittsburgh's Sarah Miller.
In the flash challenge, the 12 remaining artists were divided into two groups. One had 90 minutes to color in a pre-drawn, or "flash" tattoo, of a lotus flower. The other had to do a skull and top hat design.
Ms. Miller was best in the latter group, then went up against Tray Benham to do a 60-minute coloring of a gypsy girl.
Because this was all about the color, it didn't help that Ms. Miller ran out of time and wasn't able to deepen the hues. She lost the flash challenge but ended up winning the bigger contest, where artists had six hours to go new school.
Ms. Miller created a smiling reptilian creature that drew praise across the board for its saturated color and shadings.tvradio
Maria Sciullo: email@example.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG. First Published October 27, 2012 4:00 AM