11:43 AM EDT 11/01/2013
Originally posted 10/30/2013 07:30AM
Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine did something on Tuesday that no Voice judges had ever done before – they stole back singers who they'd previously cut loose in the battle rounds.
Thanks to a new twist, the coaches were each given one steal during this week's knockout rounds – the final hurdle before the live shows kick off next week.
Levine grinned like a schoolboy as he pressed his button for Will Champlin, a young dad whose father is Chicago band member Bill Champlin.
Originally posted 10/29/2013 09:30AM
Fans got quite the shakedown on The Voice Monday thanks to an eye-opening, sexy and unexpected hip shake from Jasper, Ala., native Shelbie Z., who turned it up several notches on the show's first evening of knockout rounds.
The hairdresser and beauty-pageant coach not only owned Carrie Underwood's morning-after confessional "Last Name," she also showed real star potential and plenty of attitude, playing with her long blond hair provocatively but letting her growling vocals steal the night for Team Blake.
"So much presence and charm and personality – wow," Cee Lo Green exclaimed, while Christina Aguilera called it "one of the most confident performances in the knockouts I've seen."
Originally posted 10/01/2013 07:45AM
It may be Kaley Cuoco's week to shine, as she announced her engagement, but it was little sister Briana who took her turn in spotlight Monday as a talented contestant on The Voice.
Briana, who works as Kaley's personal assistant, won over coach Christina Aguilera easily as she sang Lady Gaga's hit "You and I," earning kudos for her raw talent and power.
"You held those notes out really strong. You made me really happy," Aguilera told her, handily earning Cuoco's trust over competitor Cee Lo Green.
"Girl power!" Cuoco screamed as she picked Aguilera as coach.
Said proud sister Kaley, teary-eyed: "She's always put herself on the back burner for everyone else. There is no one who deserves this more." Watch Briana's audition below.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 09:00AM
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.
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