07:26 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 12/12/2012 07:40AM
And then there were three – thanks to Tuesday night's episode of The Voice.
Team Blake's Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott and Team Cee Lo's Trevin Hunte and Nicholas David all awaited their fates during the elimination round to decide the top three, with the coaches seeming to be relieved that they would not have a role in the challenging decision.
McDermott was the first to learn that America's votes had guaranteed him another round of competition. To their coach's delight, Team Blake went two-for-two when Pope joined her teammate in celebration.
Originally posted 12/11/2012 07:45AM
Talk about peaking at the right time.
The final four contenders on The Voice left the coaches nearly at a loss for words – in a good way! – during Monday night's semifinals.
Even Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, without any team members left, conjured up some kind words. They just had to get over their astonishment first.
Cee Lo Green had nothing but praise for his team members, Trevin Hunte, who sang "Wind Beneath My Wings," and Nicholas David, who sang "You Are So Beautiful."
Originally posted 11/28/2012 10:30AM
Monday night on The Voice, the coaches were confident, but some of the contestants were seeing green.
After Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte opened with Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night," the first save was revealed. An ecstatic Cassadee Pope from Team Blake celebrated her win, before Cee Lo Green treated viewers to another surprise – a duet with Kermit the Frog to the signature Muppet tune, "Bein' Green."
Voters also rescued Team Adam's Amanda Brown. After reveling in her victory, Melanie Martinez, Nicholas David, Terry McDermott and Bryan Keith joined her for a rendition of Plain White T's "Rhythm of Love."
Then Team Adam's Melanie Martinez got the good news she was safe for another night, followed by Cassadee Pope and Dez Duron's singing Rihanna's "Hate That I Love You." Team Cee Lo's Nicholas David then found out that he still has a spot on the show.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 07:30AM
With only one steal left Tuesday night on The Voice, the pressure was on to get a coveted spot in the upcoming knockout rounds.
Former Disney star Jordan Pruitt had to abandon her roots in order to give her an edge against the formidable Adriana Louise on Team Christina. The pair gave it all they had in performing Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold," which left all the coaches stunned.
"That was one of the best battles we've had," Cee Lo Green said as his fellow coaches concurred.
Originally posted 10/23/2012 07:20AM
The Voice is all about aspiring singers reaching for their dreams. But as Monday night's battles showed, getting to the top can be challenging – and as much about courage and confidence as it is about talent and encouragement.
"I don't know how to coach anyone to play it safe," Cee Lo Green said. "The real reward is the risk you take."
Green pitted two singers against each other who were fighting their own personal battles. Katrina survivor Alexis Marceaux's challenge was to loosen up her technically trained style. Daniel Rosa needed to conquer his nerves – and this was his second time on the show.
Originally posted 10/09/2012 08:15AM
The first Battle Rounds brought out the best in the singers Monday on The Voice. But in the end, the night belonged to Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte, whose rendition of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" blew away the judges.
"I should not have paired y'all together. I'm mad … I don't want to lose either one of you!" Cee Lo Green, who struggled to declare a victor, grumbled.
The duet was "hands down the best performance we've had in the Battle Rounds so far," Christina Aguilera said.
Originally posted 09/18/2012 10:30AM
Season 3 of The Voice has just begun, but the coaches are already playing musical chairs for season four.
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will take next season off and be replaced by Usher and Shakira, NBC announced Tuesday. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are staying, at least through next season.
Both Aguilera and Green will take a hiatus to work on other projects – she will be touring to promote her new album, Lotus, while he'll be working on new music and a scripted comedy about his life.
Originally posted 06/10/2012 02:05PM
It's Pride Weekend in Los Angeles – and Christina Aguilera is celebrating.
The singer and celeb coach of The Voice partied at Club Robertson's Rasputin party in West Hollywood on Saturday night with her boyfriend Matthew Rutler and pals to show her support for L.A.'s gay community.
"She was just hanging out with gay friends for Pride. She entered Rasputin through the back entrance on to the dance floor," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "'Moves Like Jagger' was playing and everybody cheered when she entered. It was really cool. The DJs announced her and everyone was cheering. There were cameras everywhere. She stayed until the end – about an hour and a half."
– Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 04/11/2012 06:00AM
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Originally posted 03/13/2012 09:45AM
The battle lines continued to be drawn on The Voice Monday, as judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine pitted some of their best contestants against one another – at the same time eliminating talented singers.
From Team Christina, Geoff McBride and hotel-desk clerk Sera Hill faced off in the ring with Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools." Aguilera told Geoff, "Your power just blew me away." To Sera, she said, "I have a lot of respect for you as a vocalist." In the end, it was Sera who was selected to move on to the live shows.
Styles clashed a bit when Team Blake's outspoken Charlotte Sometimes and subdued Lex Land next battled, singing "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People. Christina liked Lex's "sexy voice" and her "breathy, airy tones." But Blake heard a pitchy note in her performance and couldn't take his eyes off Charlotte, which, he says, is "what makes a star."
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