7:08PM – Arrived at the studio. We’ve spotted Blake Shelton’s tourbus parked out front.
8:10PM – Fun little Christmas medley by all the choirs, even those already voted off.
8:20PM – Team Blake sang “Celebration” then we got to watch Maria attempt to make it up the steps with her gown.
8:34PM – It seems there is more crying in this than all episodes of Home Makeover combined.
8:46PM – Aww, Nick is crying.
8:52PM – Tracey Morgan is in the house. Promoting a new movie.
9:00PM – Kelly was out in the crowd, but not near us! Boo.
9:06PM – Wish they would have worn those wigs as they performed it tonight.
9:29PM – It’s amazing how they find these great stories among these choirs.
9:47PM – Third place goes to Team Shelton.
9:50PM – Every one of the 4 bottom choirs will get $50,000 from GE for the charities. That’s great!
9:58PM – And the winning choir is…. Team Lachey! The place is going insane! INSANE!!!
– Post Show Updates –
10:11PM – Nick is on the stage with everyone’s families. They are all crying.
10:16PM – Maria is on the floor doing meet and greet with the audience.
10:20PM – Everyone has spilled into the lobby and are meeting everyone else.
10:23PM – The majority of the audience seems to be family of choir members.
10:26PM – This studio has history in film. My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Producers and Inside Man were some movies that have been filmed here.
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