Team Sexy continued Tuesday – but this week it was a close one.
The Voice results show had a little bit of everything this week: a live performance from an expectant Kelly Clarkson, coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera sporting some funky hats, and nail-biting drama, courtesy of the Twitter instant save, which determined who would be sent home.
The show kicked off with a holiday performance of "Underneath the Christmas Tree" by a still-queasy Clarkson, who didn't move around much onstage, and told host Carson Daly, "I've felt better. I'm looking forward to the second trimester."
Adam Levine's winning streak continues.
For the third week in a row, The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive – not only kept his team of three intact, but avoided the dreaded bottom three, which this week featured one contestant representing each of his fellow coaches.
Team Adam's Tessanne Chin, 28, Will Champlin, 30, and James Wolpert, 22, were all saved, along with Jacquie Lee, 16, of Team Christina Aguilera and Cole Vosbury, 22, of Team Blake Shelton.
Adam Levine may have been named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, but his own fiancée, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, is taking the superlative in stride, keeping his rock-star ego carefully in check.
Her reaction to Tuesday's big news, revealed on The Voice? "Laughter, a lot of laughter," Levine, 34, told PEOPLE after the top 10 elimination show. "She's keeping me humble."
The Maroon 5 frontman said he shared his selection with Prinsloo this way: "Hey, how ya doing? Let’s go to dinner tonight. And PEOPLE magazine says I’m the Sexiest Man Alive," he said.
He's the Sexiest Coach Alive – and a victorious one, too.
It was a pretty spectacular night for Voice coach Adam Levine, who was not only revealed as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive on the show by host Carson Daly, but managed to keep all three of his teammates out of the bottom three during Tuesday night's live elimination show.
Tessanne Chin, 28, James Wolpert, 22, and Will Champlin, 30, all advanced to the Top 8, making Levine, 34, the only coach to have three singers still in the competition.
Christina Aguilera was the only other coach who avoided the bottom three, as she saw 16-year powerhouse Jacquie Lee and serial showstopper Matthew Schuler, who turns 21 Wednesday, advance to next week's live performance show.
The secret is out!
Adam Levine has been named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, and the big reveal came down Tuesday night on The Voice, where the ever-humble Maroon 5 frontman flashed a big grin while the audience roared with approval.
The shout-out caps a banner year for the 34-year-old rocker, who got engaged to model Behati Prinsloo, 24, in July.
He may be battling to be the winning coach on NBC's hit series The Voice but Adam Levine has this year's Sexiest Man Alive crown in the bag.
"As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table," the singer tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren't, so that's cool."
The L.A.-raised Levine also reveals that he cries at movies (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial always gets him), loves to be naked and is looking forward to settling down with his fiancée, Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. "I didn't think marriage was for me for a long time," the 34-year-old says. "I was ready when I was ready. That's about as simple as it could possibly be."
Matthew Schuler, who blew away the judges on The Voice last week with his impassioned version of "Hallelujah," did not disappoint again on Monday night's show, taking on the Labrinth (featuring Emeli Sandé) love ballad, "See Beneath Your Beautiful," as a song of hope for future romance, noting he was single but keeping his eyes open for a wife.
By the time Schuler finished, the crowd would not stop cheering, prompting the minister's son to lower his head and seem near tears. "Thank you. That's something else," the 20-year-old singer from Yardley, Pa., said humbly, barely heard over the noisy appreciation.
His excited coach Christina Aguilera admitted that she, too, was "blown away," adding, "Tonight you did show a different side of yourself, wanting this to be dedicated to your future love, your future wife."
The top 12 artists brought a new fight to The Voice stage Monday, turning it up with showmanship and song choices that highlighted their musical versatility.
But it was Matthew Schuler's night for Team Christina Aguilera. The 20-year-old from Yardley, Pa., brought church to the stage with his emotional take on Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
The son and grandson of ministers, Schuler offered a passionate tribute to his gospel roots that left his mother – watching from the audience – in tears and his coach praising his follow-through on her advice to "be fearless."
Christina Aguilera may be showing off a new svelte physique these days, but there's at least one person who's happy she hasn't lost her signature curves.
"You look incredible," The Voice host Carson Daly, 40, told her Thursday evening at a press conference before the top 12 contestants were announced. "We appreciate you kept your boobs."
Aguilera, 32, one of the show's judges, squealed, "Oh my God!" Said Daly, "It's true!"
"Some things never change," the singer – dressed in a beaded top and skinny jeans – added, laughing.
The Voice revealed its Top 12 Thursday night, thanks to America's votes and some anguished decisions from the coaches.
Earlier in the week, the remaining five contestants from each team delivered a string of strong performances during the first live shows. The two singers from each team with the most votes would automatically advance to the next round, while the coaches had to choose to save just one of their three remaining teammates.
Blake Shelton – fresh from his Male Vocalist of the Year win at Wednesday's CMA awards – was in the hot seat first. Host Carson Daly revealed that America had saved soulful Austin Jenckes and funky Cole Vosbury, which meant Shelton was forced to choose between pop singer Nic Hawke, powerhouse country singer Shelbie Z. and "swamp pop" artist Ray Boudreaux.