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The Voice’s Cody Belew Talks Choreographing His Bootylicious Beyonce Performance: “We Had to Do My Own Moves” — Exclusive

Though last night’s live show on The Voice Season 3 was filled with heart-wrenching performances and teary coaches, one contestant had us cracking up and shaking our booties!

Team Cee Lo’s Cody Belew took to the stage, singing Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love,” and managed to throw more than a little “bam bam” into the mix.

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the feisty performer on the red carpet following the show, and he was excited to dish all of the behind-the scenes details to us.

Wetpaint Entertainment: So first of all, this jacket ... Where did this come from? Did Cee Lo dress you?

Cody Belew: No, it was right out of my own head! I came in with a very clear vision and wasn’t taking no for an answer. They really went with it and let me do my thing, so I was happy about that.

How do you feel about the performance?

From the beginning to end, that was all me and what I wanted to do and how I wanted to deliver that song. I just hope that it was well-received. I hope that people enjoyed it and appreciated it for what I was trying to give them. Time will tell; tomorrow we’ll know.

That was all you, too? That “Wait!” part where you came back in?

Well, that was borrowed from Beyonce, but I knew I had to do it because there’s something about surprise that people like. I think that this was surprising and [I should] finish it with a surprise.

Did you choreograph the dance?

Yeah! I said that we had to do my own moves because I probably couldn’t have done any of their moves. I said, “Please just let me do these.” They went with it and the dancers loved it. I haven’t seen it yet, so I don’t know how it came across.

Are you nervous going into tomorrow?

I’m nervous, but not because I think I did anything wrong — just because we’re not privy to the votes. We don’t know where we stand amongst one another. I know I left it all out there on the stage and if I go home, it will be on my terms, but I’m certainly not planning on it. I have next week planned already. I just want to let people know that I’m really just doing it so they know what kind of artist I want to be after all of this is over, so if they came to one of my shows, this is what they would get.

Adam called you a little bit of a cocky performer. Do you think that’s a good thing?

Yeah, you know, because he finished it by saying, “I mean that in a good way.” That was a compliment to that song in particular because if I would have gotten up there and not been that way, that would have been a joke and people would have just laughed at me. If you don’t allow them to laugh, you sell it to them, and they can’t help but love it!

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11.21.2012 / 02:00 AM EDT by Nicole Pajer
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