10:13 AM EDT 04/17/2014
Originally posted 04/16/2014 06:30AM
All eyes were on Team Usher Tuesday when his five singers stepped up to The Voice mic and delivered gutsy performances that mostly shined, but left the Grammy-winning R&B singer with a tough choice on the final night of the playoffs.
The one contestant who made it easy on him? Bria Kelly, who at just 18 managed to nail the Rolling Stones classic "Wild Horses" with a performance so polished it could rival seasoned singers twice her age.
"I've stolen everyone that you sang against," declared coach Blake Shelton. "Looking back, maybe that's because you made people step up."
Originally posted 04/15/2014 07:40AM
It takes a lot of musical skill to draw Usher's envy, but South Carolina artist Delvin Choice did just that Monday as the second night of playoff rounds continued on The Voice.
Singing Al Green's soul classic "Let's Stay Together," Choice showed range and ease as the Team Adam singer effortlessly performed shimmering vocal runs, turning up the heat for his competitors in a major way.
"I am jealous," Usher, himself a master of the falsetto, said of Choice, who auditioned in season 5 but failed to turn any chairs. This time, however, Choice was back with force, creating a vocal moment Monday that Adam Levine dubbed "terrifying."
Originally posted 04/14/2014 04:30PM
Blake Shelton says all the cooking, cleaning and bubble-bath-making he does in the video for his latest No. 1 hit, "Doin' What She Likes," doesn't venture all that far from his real-life with wife Miranda Lambert.
Originally posted 04/09/2014 07:00AM
Blake Shelton typically exudes coolness under pressure. But The Voice coach admitted he wasn't feeling so self-assured Tuesday night as he was forced to send home two singers on the first night of the playoff rounds.
The country star found himself in the hot seat as he had to make the "toughest decision in six seasons" on the show.
Philadelphia college student Audra McLaughlin kicked things off with a powerful version of "A Broken Wing" by Martina McBride.
Originally posted 04/08/2014 06:30AM
The final night of the battle rounds concluded Monday on season 6 of The Voice with some artists stepping out of their comfort zones to show off different sides of their vocal personalities.
Florida bartender Jake Barker, 28, showed off a formidable falsetto as he took on Usher's "Climax" in a sexy duet with Georgia's Brittnee Camelle, 23. The singers turned up the heat for Adam Levine, who had stolen both artists from Usher.
"I really didn't expect that from you," Shakira said of Barker's trills and runs.
Originally posted 04/07/2014 10:15AM
No surprise here: There were plenty of cowboy hats and big hairdos at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.
But what else did you miss? (We understand if you were busy watching the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones.)
From The Band Perry's confetti-filled opener to hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan's antics to George Strait's big win for entertainer of the year, here's all of the down-home, downright awesome action summed up in two minutes. (Watch above.)
Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:00PM
Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan tried to snap a record-breaking selfie at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.
Originally posted 04/06/2014 08:25PM
There's no question George Strait is the sure bet in the entertainer of the year category at the Academy of Country Music Awards, right?
Originally posted 04/06/2014 02:55PM
It's a good thing that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas when Nashville's finest hit Sin City for the weekend.
PEOPLE headed to Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which take over the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.
Not to brag, but we hung out with Keith Urban (swoon!), Miranda Lambert (hey, girl!) and more of your favorite country stars. From rehearsals to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to the best cowboy hats in the business, here's your all-access pass to all of the down-home, downright awesome fun.
Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:30AM
Blake Shelton has a gift that, by her own admission, his wife, Miranda Lambert, just doesn't have.
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