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Battle Rounds Begin on The Voice

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The Voice: The Battle Rounds Begin

Originally posted 03/05/2012 02:00PM

With the blind auditions complete and their teams chosen, The Voice coaches are now forced to pit their contestants against each other.

The battle rounds begin on the NBC singing competition Monday as Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton each choose two contestants from their teams to face off in head-to-head "duet battles." Only one singer will remain in the competition.

Weeks of battle rounds will reduce the remaining 48 contestants to just 24. Here are a handful of the contestants performing on Monday:

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson, 31, was asked to audition for The Voice after host Carson Daly found a YouTube video of Johnson performing for the troops abroad.

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Lionel Richie Is Going Country with New Duets on the CMAs | Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie Is Going Country with New Duets on the CMAs

Originally posted 10/26/2011 02:00PM

Lionel Richie is connecting with his country side.

The singer, who's got an upcoming country duets album called Tuskegee, will show off his chops live on the CMA Awards Nov. 9 (8 p.m. ET), performing with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town

"Over a period of time, I realized that the songs that I was writing translated to country," Richie, 62, said in a press release. "As a songwriter, I didn't really start out thinking I was country; I was thinking I was R&B."

"It was just a natural progression," he added. "I am from Tuskegee, Alabama; I am a country boy. It just felt right to do this."

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Lionel Richie Can't Wait to Walk Nicole Down the Aisle | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie Can't Wait to Walk Nicole Down the Aisle

Originally posted 02/16/2010 11:30AM

With Lionel Richie as the father-of-the-bride, two things will likely occur at Nicole Richie's wedding to Joel Madden.

They'll party all night long.

People will be dancing on the ceiling.

As it is, the legendary singer is overjoyed by the couple's newly-announced engagement.

"My happiness for Nicole and Joel knows no boundaries," Richie, 60, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "They have given me two beautiful grandchildren, Harlow and Sparrow, and have proven to be great parents."

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Lionel Richie Nicknames Nicole's Daughter 'The Mouse' | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie Nicknames Nicole's Daughter 'The Mouse'

Originally posted 11/10/2008 01:25PM

Proud grandfather Lionel Richie has some sage words for daughter Nicole Richie: Not only will her own daughter grow up fast, she'll soon be moving fast, too.

"I call her 'The Mouse'," Richie said of his 10-month-old granddaughter, Harlow, "and The Mouse holds on to the edge of a chair now and is gaining the confidence to think, 'Maybe these legs belong to me.' I keep telling Nicole that it's a bad sign, because once those legs gain confidence, then they're out of here!"

Richie, whose new album, Just Go, hits stores next month, tells PEOPLE he continues to be amazed not only by Harlow's growth, but that of his one-time wild-child, Nicole, who's transformed into a devoted mom with boyfriend Joel Madden.

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Lionel Richie: I'm a 'Survivor ' of Nicole's Childhood | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie: I'm a 'Survivor ' of Nicole's Childhood

Originally posted 06/09/2008 01:45PM

Making light of daughter Nicole Richie's troubled youth, Lionel Richie called himself a "survivor" on Sunday.

"Forget about 40 years in show business. Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie [is enough]," Lionel Richie joked at the sixth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, where he accepted the Icon Award for his music career. "I stand here as a survivor."

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Nicole Richie: Motherhood 'Beyond Amazing' | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie: Motherhood 'Beyond Amazing'

Originally posted 04/10/2008 04:00PM

When it comes to motherhood, observes Nicole Richie (who is still fairly new to the game), "It's definitely like nothing I could have imagined."

Appearing with her father, musician Lionel Richie, at the 25th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nicole, reports Extra, says life with daughter Harlow, who was born in January, is "beyond amazing, and my family has been supportive. And I go to my dad's house all the time."

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New Grandpa Lionel Richie 'Extremely Proud' of Nicole | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

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New Grandpa Lionel Richie 'Extremely Proud' of Nicole

Originally posted 01/15/2008 05:55PM

Lionel Richie is a proud new grandfather – though he's still getting used to his new status, the singer said in a statement Tuesday.

"While it may take me a moment to adjust to being called grand dad, I am extremely happy and proud of Nicole and Joel," Richie says, referring to the birth of his granddaughter.

"Harlow Winter Kate Madden, the newest and most beautiful addition to the Richie clan, is a lucky little girl," he added. "She was surrounded by a great deal of love at that hospital as she entered the world. Nicole and Joel are going to be wonderful parents."

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden welcomed their daughter on Friday.

Madden, 28, posted a message on his Web site Monday, saying that their daughter "looks so much like her mom its crazy," and expressing appreciation for all the well wishes they have received.

Reporting by LISA INGRASSIA and TIFFANY MCGEE

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Lionel Richie to Nicole: 'Baby, Call Me!' | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie to Nicole: 'Baby, Call Me!'

Originally posted 07/09/2007 08:00AM

Lionel Richie says he doesn't know if daughter Nicole is pregnant, and he poked fun at himself for being an out-of-touch dad on Saturday by pleading, "Nicole, baby, call me!"

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Lionel Richie: 'Nerves' Make Nicole Thin | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie: 'Nerves' Make Nicole Thin

Originally posted 09/08/2006 03:00PM

Nicole Richie's extreme weight loss is the result of nerves, not an eating disorder, her father, Lionel Richie, says in a 20/20 interview airing Friday night on ABC.

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Lionel Richie A 'Basket Case' Over Nicole | Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie A 'Basket Case' Over Nicole

Originally posted 07/24/2006 02:55PM

Lionel Richie says rumors about his daughter Nicole's rail-thin physique are especially painful to him.

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