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Season 12 of The Voice is back and this is the thread where you can follow all the action, from the Blind Auditions to the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts and finally, the Live Shows!  Plus, in addition to artist talented performances, catch the coaches dropping all pretense of congeniality as they do battle with each other to win The Voice!

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It’s time for Season 12 of The Voice. Taking the coach’s chairs this season, together for the first time is: Gwen Stefani, who is inspired and glad to be back; Adam Levine who says it’s an honor to be there; Alicia Keys who says it feels really good to be back and her inner competitive nature is alive and well; and Blake Shelton who says the other coaches will gang up on him because he’s a five time winner. Season 12 of The Voice starts right now!

 

It's time for the blind auditions. Each artist will sing their song and hope one of the four coaches turns their chair. If one coach turns, the artist is on their team. However, if more than one coach turns, then the tables are turned and the real battle begins as the coaches fight for the artist to choose their team.  There's no depth to which a coach will not descend to score the artist they think could win The Voice!

 

The first artist of the season is Joshua Hunter from Albany, Georgia. His stage name is Jchosen, because feels like he was chosen to do music. He takes the stage and sings Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye. Adam quickly pushes his button and turns. Alicia turns a few seconds later. Gwen and Blake look at each other and Blake pushes the button with Gwen shortly behind.

 

All coaches give a standing ovation and Adam goes up to give him a hug. Adam says if there is nothing he can say to unlock in Jchosen that he’s the coach for him, then he won’t be able to sleep tonight. Blake says every note is pitch perfect and he had Alicia embarrassed. Alicia says Marvin Gaye is in heaven giving a standing ovation and she congratulates him and says it’s a blessing. Gwen says what she heard was instinctual and it was true talent, and she’s excited for him whoever he chooses. Adam says if he gets chosen he can give a mans perspective as he navigates through the season. Gwen says she can give the perspective from both views, as a female and because she was in a band with male members. It’s time to select his coach. Jchosen selects…Gwen.

 

Gwen is shocked that she was selected. As Jchosen heads to the back Gwen stops him and gives him a hat that says #TeamGwen. Season 12 is just getting started.

 

The next artist is Lauren Duski from Gaylord, Mi. She comes from a family of dentists and no one in her family sings but her. She sings country but she would like to work with Gwen Stefani because it would broaden her scope of music. She’s going to sing You Were Meant For Me by Jewel. She sings a slightly slower version and gets a quick button push from Adam. Blake and Gwen push a minute later back to back.

 

Adam says he never heard someone do that song on the show and she took it to a new place and he thinks it would be refreshing for someone like her to win. Gwen says she was blown away because she doesn’t often hear singers use every part of their voice. Blake says she’s somebody who can clearly win this thing and he wants to work with people who can go on to be a star. Adam asks her what she wants to do and she answers she has always done country but she sings anything that moves her. Adam asks her to keep him in mind when she makes her choice and Gwen talks about having done duets with Adam and Blake. Alicia asks who she picks as her coach. Lauren chooses…Blake.

 

The next artist is a familiar face. It’s Johnny Hayes who auditioned last season and says he took away a lot of great advice. He works with his dad doing landscaping. He will be singing Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. Adam and Gwen both turn quickly. Adam stands up before he finishes and is excited Alicia and Blake didn’t turn. Adam says singing Otis is not something you can get away with, but he did it right. Adam says don’t let Gwen use her thing with Blake to influence him. Blake says it didn’t take Gwen twice to hear him to push for him. Gwen says he delivered a performance from his heart and that’s what he cares about. Blake says he sees two people in the room who’ve made a comeback, one is Johnny and the other is Gwen. Alicia asks who he picks. Johnny decides…Adam is the coach for him.

 

Let’s meet the next artist. Next is Skyler Harris from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She’s a police officer, but music is her dream. She thinks all the coaches are great, but if Alicia Keys turns for her she will lose it. She sings One and Only by Adele. Alicia looked like she wanted to turn, but none of the coaches pushed their button. Alicia says there is no denying she has an incredible voice and wants to know more about her. Alicia says she felt the power when Skyler sang, but she didn’t get to feel the vulnerability. Blake says she’s probably one that’s frustrated they didn’t turn for and he tells her to come back.

 

Next is Anatalia Villaranda from Temecula, California. She’s very short and had been in a group that was close to a record, but they fell apart. She’s singing Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars. The coaches look at each other and Blake mouths “Wow”.  Alicia and Blake finally hit together. Adam and Gwen both push at the end as well. Alicia says she has a big voice. Alicia says her family is amazing and Blake says he needs to see this and asks for them to come out. Blake says a lot of people turn that energy into a trainwreck, but she kept at it until someone turned around. Alicia says she’s more than just a voice, but an artist unafraid to express herself. Gwen says she relates to the energy to get everyone going and she feels passionate about her and her positivity. Adam says the greatness she has is something they can’t teach, but he believes she could win the entire thing. Anatalia picks as her coach…Alicia.

 

Next is Stephanie Rice from Texarkana, Texas. She has a degree in biology and does research. She is going to sing Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson. Blake turns very quickly. Gwen pushes a few seconds later. Gwen says Stephanie, Stefani. She says she was moved by her and could hear how much pain was there. She says she feels like she was there to work with Stephanie and would love to work with her. Alicia says she feels like the passion coming from Gwen was so sincere and it was a beautiful moment. Adam says he noticed the same thing. Blake says it’s 3 against 1, but the way she sang that song was like she wrote it. Blake says he would love to work with her, but she probably already made his decision and he’s good with it. Blake says he’d freak out if she picked him. Stephanie chooses…Gwen.

 

Let’s meet the next artist. Branden Martin is from Owingsville, Kentucky. He works on a farm and plays with a band. He sings Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) by Travis Tritt. None of the coaches turn. Adam says Branden is so country he makes Blake look like he’s not country. Blake says when he hit the growl, it was so good, but some of his pitch went sharp and it made him hesitate to hit his button. Adam says if he could have delivered with more conviction it would have made a difference and advised him to come back again.

 

Next is Mark Isaiah from Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. He sings Mercy by Shawn Mendes. Adam and Gwen push together. They give him a standing ovation. Gwen says he sounds very current and she would love to have him on her team. Alicia says his voice is great. Blake says he should be on Gwen’s team. Adam says he belongs in the current landscape of pop music and he’s the best choice for Mark. He selects for his coach…Adam.

 

Up next is Brennley Brown from Apple Valley, California, and she is 14. She sings Stupid Boy by Keith Urban. Alicia and Blake both turn towards the end of the song. Alicia says she’s not afraid to fight. Blake tells Alicia who sang the song and then who wrote it and says he doesn’t see anyone else who can help her make her mark on country music. Alicia says she understands how hard it is as a young woman artist and she thinks of country and soul music as sisters. Alicia says she doesn’t want Brennley to be stuck in a box. Brennley picks as her coach…Blake.

 

Shaun Chrisjohn is next from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s a caretaker for his grandmother. He sings You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. He did not get a chair turn. Alicia says it was great and he has a beautiful voice. Blake says he was on the edge of his seat but some of his transitions kept him from pressing his button. Alicia says he was really good, but she was looking for a real emotional connection.

 

Carson is on his way to visit Felicia Temple in Teaneck, New Jersey who is a registered nurse. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but she’s free and clear now and she wants to start a new chapter and pursue her dream. She sings All I Could Do Was Cry by Etta James. Alicia pushes halfway through. Blake and Gwen both press at the end. Felicia says she was Felicia Keys because she played all of Alicia’s songs at the talent shows. Blake tells Gwen they should just turn back around. Gwen says she isn’t giving up. Adam wants to hear Alicia and Felicia do a duet together. They sing Alicia’s song Fallin’. Adam says Felicia who do you pick as your coach and Alicia says they didn’t get to say anything. Adam says they don’t need to, say it loud and say it proud. Felicia selects Alicia as her coach.

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Last night, season 12 of The Voice kicked off with some of the biggest names in music: Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, and Blake Shelton. The Voice starts right now!

Carson is headed to New Jersey. We meet Autumn Turner from Montclair, NJ who is an ice skating coach. She sings Last Dance by Donna Summer. Adam is the first to turn at the beginning. Gwen turns after the song picks up. Alicia turns towards the end, with Blake right behind her. Adam says there is no length to which he would not go because she could easily win the show. Gwen says she is so blown away and thinks Autumn is incredible. Alicia says she is probably one of those women who is good at everything and Alicia would love to be her coach. Blake says he was thinking she was unbelievable and he is dying for her and would love to have her on his team. Adam says this is an opportunity he will deeply regret if he doesn’t get to work with her. Alicia says she wants her to have an amazing time. Autumns coach will be…Alicia.

Next up is Jesse Larson from Minneapolis, Mn. He will be playing a guitar he shaped with his own two hands. He sings Jealous Guy by John Lennon. Adam is the first to press his button. Adam goes up to shake his hand and thanks him. Adam says his playing is ridiculous and the way he sings and plays is one of the coolest things. He welcomes Jesse to his team.

Let’s meet Aliyah Moulden from La Habra, California. She is 15 and feels like she got a lot of her musical talent from her dad. She sings a jazzier version of Hound Dog. Blake turns toward the end. Alicia and Gwen both turn at the last minute. Blake says he’s had a lot of success on the show with young people and he wants her on his team. Alicia says she loves what Aliyah brought to the song and she’d like to work with her. Gwen says she discovered herself through music and would love to work with Aliyah. Aliyah picks as her coach…Blake.

The next artist to take the stage is Savannah Leighton from Spring Garden, Alabama. She sings Unconditionally by Katy Perry. Blake pushes about half way through. Gwen pushes at the last minute. Gwen goes up to hug her and tells her that was so good. Blake says he can’t imagine how she must feel. Blake says Gwen knows nothing about girls from the south and he believes in her. Gwen is pitching to her that she can relate because she was a girl and is a mother. Blake says Savannah is his chance to live the girl’s dream. Savannah chooses as her coach…Gwen.

Next is Nick Townsend from Tekamah, Nebraska. He is singing Writing’s on the Wall by Sam Smith. Blake almost pushes, but then backs off. He does not get a chair turn. Adam says he has a great voice but he’s a tiny bit flat. Alicia says she was very impressed but she felt like she didn’t hear as much emotion.

Lillli Passero from Los Angeles, Ca. and is an actor and singer. She is singing A Love of My Own by Carla Thomas. Blake pushes first, then Gwen, then Alicia. Blake says there is something so classic about her. Alicia says it was so cool and she would love to explore with her. Gwen says she loves the vintage sound and would love to have Lilli on her team. Alicia sings “Oh Lilli, let me tell you something. If you pick me as your coach, I will can show you, I can tell you how to put your feelings on your sleeve and tell everybody just what you mean.” Lilli picks Alicia.

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It’s an all new episode of The Voice! It all starts now. First up is Ashley Levin from Miami, Florida. She will be singing Let it Fly by Patty Griffin. Blake and Gwen push together over halfway through the song. Alicia pushes at the end. Gwen says she has the vibrato and sweetness in her voice. Alicia says she heard so much soul in her and she’s interesting. Blake says he would hate to see her be an experiment on another team. Ashley chooses as her coach…Blake.

Next up is Brandon Royal from the U.S. Virgin Islands. He sings Master Blaster by Steve Wonder. Gwen pushes first. Blake pushes a few moments later. Blake says he knows how to get somebody to the winner’s circle and he’s done it more than the other three put together. Gwen says he was so natural, so pure. She thinks if she works with him they can picks songs that suit his personality. Brandon selects for his coach…Gwen.

Our next artist is Adam Pearce from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is singing A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. None of the judges turn for him. Adam says he’s so mad at himself. Adam says he has one of the coolest rock and roll voices that’s ever been on, but he was a bit pitchy. Blake says it will be an easy fix and tells him to come back.

Let’s meet our next artist, Julien Martinez from Oxnard, California. He has chosen the song Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Blake and Adam both press their buttons at the last second. Blake says he needs Julien to be on his team. Adam says he has been picky and he has just been pushing his button that has that intangible thing. Julien decides his coach should be…Adam.

The next artist is Quizz Swanigan from North Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s going to sing Who’s Lovin’ You by The Jackson 5. Alicia pushes at the end with Gwen right behind. Alicia could tell he had a special thing about him and she could tell he was young. Gwen says he has incredible instinct with his voice. Alicia says she would love to be his coach. Quizz says Gwen taught him how to spell bananas and she says you could be on my team and I can teach you to spell everything. Quizz chooses as his coach…Alicia.

The last artist of the night is up next. Her name is Casi Joy from Kansas City, Missouri. She has decided to sing Blue by LeAnn Rimes. Gwen is the first to push. Alicia pushes a few moments later. Blake pushes towards the end and Adam turns right after. Gwen says she was so unbelievable and she’s going to remember that performance. Adam says he would do cartwheels to have her on his team and her yodeling is the craziest thing he’s ever heard. Alicia tells Casi to focus on the newer, fresher exciting women. Blake says he’s in his prime. Blake says that song was an instant classic and he is not going to give up until Casi is on his team because it’s meant to be. Alicia says it would be shocking if Casi chose Alicia because they could make magic. Casi selects as her coach…Blake.  

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Last week, The Voice returned for our greatest season yet, and our veteran coaches wasted no time building their teams with some of the best voices they ever heard. Alicia is off to a strong start with 5 artists, Adam picked up 4 artists, Blake landed 5 artists, and Gwen scored 4 artists. It all starts now!

 

First up is Micah Tryba from Wheaton, Illinois. She has chosen the song I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan. Blake is the first to push and Gwen considers then finally pushes. Blake says hopefully she’ll chose him and he can get her to the finale. Gwen says her intuition and control of her voice were sensitive and she’d love to work with Micah. Micah picks for her coach…Blake.

 

Let’s meet our next artist, Troy Ramey from Sea Cliff, New York. He selected the song Wild World by Cat Stevens. Blake turns quickly. Adam turns as Troy goes into the chorus. Gwen also turns a few moments later. Alicia hits her button towards the end. Adam says he had naturally good temperament and he showed all of them he’s a major contender to win this thing. Gwen says what made her turn was his attention to lyric like it was his song. Alicia says he has lifetimes in his voice and it has all the greats rolled up into it at once and he’s super cool. Blake wants to meet Troy’s mom and he tells her that Troy is extremely talented. Blake says he sings like a man and he hit his button because of the strength of his voice. Troy decides for his coach…Gwen.

 

The next artist to take the stage is Ericka Corban from Aberdeen, Washington. She is going to sing Wade in the Water by Eva Cassidy. She did not get a chair turn. Adam says there were some things control wise that made him think too much. Alicia says she was really special and she loved her lower register and she wish she had seen her upper register.

 

Next is Jack Cassidy from Westlake Village, California. He’s from the Cassidy family, his uncles are David and Shaun Cassidy and his grandmother is Shirley Jones. He has chosen the song One of Us by Joan Osborne. Adam turns as he’s getting to the chorus. Alicia turns towards the end of the song. Adam says there is a passionate commitment to every word he sang. Alicia says it’s the first time she seen someone choose to just play the piano and sing. Jack selects…Alicia.

 

Our next artist is Kawan DuBose from Miami, Florida. He’s going to sing Let’s Get it On by Marvin Gaye. Adam pushes with Blake not far behind. Gwen pushes a few moments later. Gwen says he is so gifted, amazing. Adam says Kawan rendered him speechless and the only person who has the same range and can go into falsetto like that is Prince. Adam says Kawan will be the number one priority on team Adam. Gwen thinks it would be fun to work together so she can share some of her experiences and collaborate together. Alicia says his voice his crazy and she concurs with Adam that there’s a special place on his team for Kawan. Blake says Kawan just lit the place up and it’s so much fun to watch how much personality he has on stage. Adam says he feels inspired by Kawan. Kawan decides to go with team…Adam.

 

Next up is Taylor Alexander from Flowery Branch, Georgia. His song selection is Believe by Cher. Adam turned before he hits the chorus. Adam says that was the single craziest thing he ever heard. Blake says when he seen Adam turn he thought that would be a good lane for Taylor and he’s there for them when they need him. Adam says welcome to my team.

 

Our next artist is Gaby Borromeo from New York, New York. She sings Happy by Leona Lewis. Blake and Adam both hit about the same time halfway through the song. Adam goes up to give her a hug. Adam says he was surprised it wasn’t a four chair turn because he thinks Gaby can win the voice. He says she is unbelievable. Blake says it started out good and then it got better and it was an incredible performance. He thinks her personality will come through. Gaby chooses for her coach…Adam.

 

Next to take the stage is Griffin Tucker from Dallas, Texas. He is going to sing Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley. He does not get any chairs to turn. The coaches said he was good, but not quite ready. They told him to come back.

 

The next artist is Missy Robertson from Sacramento, California. She sings Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara. Blake and Alicia both turn at the very last second. Alicia asks where she got her voice and she would like to help her spread her message with her gift. Blake says he wants someone on his team that is not like anyone else on his team. Missy decides her coach should be…Alicia.

 

Let’s meet our next artist, Aaliyah Rose from Provo, Utah. She has selected the song Rise Up by Andra Day. Gwen turns around very quickly. She is the only one who turns. Gwen says when she turned around she might have gotten nervous, because the first part of her performance was crazy and she has a powerful voice. Alicia says she has a beautiful voice. Gwen says she’s excited to work with her and they are going to have so much fun. She says welcome to team Gwen.

 

The last artist of the night is Josh West from Glendale, Arizona. Josh has chosen the song Ordinary World by Duran Duran. Adam hits his button as Josh starts the chorus. Gwen presses immediately after. Alicia and Blake both hit at the same time at the end. Adam talks about 90s inspiration. Alicia says Josh’s voice was awe inspiring. Blake says he also loved the 90s and lists Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, and other artists. Gwen says she loves his voice and mentions she hung out in the 90s as well. Josh chooses to be on team…Adam.

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The auditions continue tonight, and it will be the wildest night of the season yet! First up is Johnny Gates from Providence, Rhode Island. He will be singing Maggie May by Rod Stewart, who he had toured with. Gwen and Blake turn about halfway through the song. Alicia pushed her button towards the end. Alicia says his energy hops throughout the whole place and his voice is awesome. Gwen says he has such presence on the stage and his voice is incredible. Alicia says he has incredible range and she’d love to have him on her team. Blake says Johnny is capable of doing a lot of different things, but he should stay in his lane. Johnny decides he wants to work with…Gwen.

 

The next artist up is Malik Davage from Washington D.C. He is going to sing Sure Thing by Miguel. Adam is the only one to turn around. Malik is very emotional and Adam says he has raw talent and welcome to his team. Adam says when Malik was on, he was on fire.

 

Lauryn Judd from Draper City, Utah is the next artist to take the stage. Lauryn has chosen the song Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper. Gwen and Alicia push together, with Blake right after. Gwen says she would love to work with Lauryn and help her figure out her path. Alicia says she thought there were two voices, but it was two tones in one body and she’d love to work with Lauryn. Blake says he heard her tiny voice, but it had a lot of power and he’d love to help her figure out what kind of music she wants to do. Lauryn selects as her coach…Alicia.

 

The next artist to take the stage is Paul Adrian from Irving, Texas. He is singing I Got a Woman by Ray Charles. He did not get any chairs to turn. Gwen says he sounded way older and he had a good strong tone, but it got a little wobbly. Adam asks if he was dancing and says that’s why he sounded wobbly. Blake says to think about what Adam says and when he comes back to try and stand still until he gets a chair turn.

 

Let’s meet our next artist, Caroline Sky from San Anselmo, California. She has chosen the song Will You Love Me Tomorrow by Carole King. Gwen is the first to push her button. Blake pushes toward the end. Alicia thinks Caroline is so talented. Gwen says she pressed right away because she loved her voice, so much control, so much patience. Blake says he’s had a lot of success with young talent and he needs someone like her on his team. Caroline chooses to go with team…Gwen.

 

The last artist of the night is Josh Hoyer from Lincoln, Nebraska. He is going to sing Oh Girl by the Chi-Lites. Blake pushes towards the end, with Gwen right behind. Adam says he has a lot of soulful wisdom in his voice. Gwen says she enjoyed his performance and she doesn’t have anyone like Josh on her team. Blake says he deserves to be on the show, and on the winning team. Blake says he would love to work with him because there is no one like him on the show. Gwen says she understands what it’s like to be a working parent and she can share her experiences with him. Josh selects as his coach…Blake.

 

After the first two weeks of auditions, here’s how the teams stand. Adam has filled 9 of his 12 spots. His artists so far are: Johnny Hayes, Mark Isaiah, Jesse Larson, Julien Martinez, Kawan DuBose, Taylor Alexander, Gaby Borromeo, Josh West, and Malik Davage.

 

Alicia has filled 8 of her 12 spots. Her artists so far are: Anatalia Villaranda, Felicia Temple, Autumn Turner, Lilli Passero, Quizz Swanigan, Jack Cassidy, Missy Robertson, and Lauryn Judd.

 

Blake has filled 7 of his slots. His artists so far are: Lauren Duski, Brennley Brown, Aaliyah Moulden, Ashley Levin, Casi Joy, Micah Tryba, and Josh Hoyer.

 

Gwen has also filled 8 of 12 spots on her team. Her team thus far is: Jchosen, Stephanie Rice, Savannah Leighton, Brandon Royal, Troy Ramey, Aaliyah Rose, Johnny Gates, and Caroline Sky.

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Tonight, the final week of blind auditions begins. Adam begins the night with 9 artists, Alicia and Gwen each have 8, and Blake has 8. There will be no rules, no mercy, and no limits as the judges fight to complete their teams. The final week of auditions kicks off right now!

 

As our coaches head to their chairs, let’s meet our first artist Kenny P, who is from Cleveland, Ohio but moved to Nashville.  He has chosen the song Hello, It’s Me by Todd Rundgren. Gwen hits her button over halfway through the song. Blake also hits his button towards the end.  Blake says the way he’s able to attack those notes with so much power he didn’t need the microphone. Gwen asks why Nashville and Kenny says he was doing alright in Cleveland but wanted to go where the people were. He says he does more country music than he used to and Gwen says her too. She says there’s something theatrical about him and she’d love to work with him. Kenny chooses to go with team…Gwen.

 

Let’s check in with our next artist, Enid Ortiz from Tampa, Florida. She is singing All I Ask by Adele. Blake hits his button at the last minute. The other judges are calling foul and Blake goes up to give Enid a hug. Blake says welcome to my team.

 

We caught up with our next artist RJ Collins in Chicago, Illinois. He has chosen the song Purpose by Justin Bieber. Adam pushes his button very quickly. Alicia also pushes her button a little over halfway through the song. Adam says some voices you just know can take the world by storm and he can win the voice. Alicia says she’s been waiting because she’s wanted to feel something and his voice came through. It’s time for RJ to pick a coach and he picks…Alicia.

 

Our next artist is Austin Tyler Jones from Columbia, Tennessee. He has selected the song Alison by Elvis Costello. He does not get any button pushes. Blake says he thought Austin was a really great singer, but the performance seemed a little laid back. Adam says it was good, but their teams are starting to fill up so they are being extra picky.

 

The next artist to take the stage is TSoul from Richmond, Virginia. He is going to sing Take Me to the River by Al Green. Adam presses his button very quickly and Blake turns right after. Adam says TSoul is a special man and he can win this thing. Blake says TSoul’s voice is like a 50 year old and it has all the herbs and spices. TSould decides he’ll be a better fit on team…Blake.

 

As the night went on Blake added a former Carrie Underwood back-up singer named Andrea Thomas who sang Baby, Now That I’ve Found You. Gwen added Davina Leone who sang Cheap Thrills by Sia.

 

Let’s see if the next artist has what it takes to make a team. Her name is Hanna Eyre from Laguna Niguel, California.  She has chosen the song Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Adam presses his button. Blake his button late in the song, followed by Gwen. Adam says the second he turned around she started smiling, but got it back together and finished strong. Adam says he is blown away. Gwen says Hanna is exactly what she was looking for and she wants to share her experiences with her. Blake says Hanna has an approach he hadn’t heard before and she has so much range. Hanna is decided to pick as her coach…Adam.

 

Our next artist is Casey Jamerson from Pendleton, Indiana. She is singing Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar. She did not get any chairs to turn. Adam says she had an amazing power to her voice. Gwen says she regrets not turning and wishes she could have seen the performance. Gwen tells her to come back.

 

The next artist is Hunter Plake from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is going to sing Carry On by Fun. Gwen turns around quickly. Alicia hit her button towards the end. Alicia says she heard immediately from his tone, falsetto, and chest voice was unique and something she doesn’t have on her team. Gwen says he is so gifted and his voice connected emotionally and she’d love to work with him. Hunter selects as his coach…Alicia.

 

The next artist to take the stage is Nala Price from Sebring, Florida. She has selected the song Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele. Adam and Gwen both push early. Adam says when Nala did her falsetto it showed how much control she has. Gwen says she took it on her as her own and she understood the lyric of it. Nala decides she wants to be on team…Adam.

 

Next up is Sammie Zonana from Austin, Texas. She sings a slower version of Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande. Gwen turns around. Adam says he heard so much Gwen in her voice. Alicia says there is a huskiness to her voice. Gwen says welcome to team Gwen. She loved that Sammie was so relaxed and emotion and she felt like she could relate to that.

 

Our last artist of the night is Valerie Ponzio from El Paso, Texas. She has chosen a non-traditional version of the song Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash. Gwen is the first to turn. Alicia turns about halfway through. Adam pushes towards the end and Blake hits right at the end. Adam says he heard a little of each coach in her voice and she is the most well rounded singer he’s ever heard. Gwen says she is obsessed with her and would love to work with her and gives her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Alicia says she would love to help her and would love to be her coach. Blake says she has an incredible voice and he thinks he can help her. Valerie picks as her coach…Blake.

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Tonight, the coaches will complete their teams. And we will get a special peek at the knockouts, with four of the biggest advisors we’ve ever had: John Legend, Luke Bryan, DJ Khaled, and Celine Dion. The biggest night of the season yet starts now!

 

Our first artist of the night Vanessa Ferguson from Greensboro, NC. She sings Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers. Alicia and Gwen push their buttons. Blake pushes shortly after. Blake says when Vanessa stepped out there and held that note out he knew she had a great voice. Alicia says she loved the song voice and that Vanessa put her spin on it. Gwen says she felt like Vanessa had a lot of confidence and she wants to discover more about Vanessa. Vanessa selects team…Alicia.

 

The next artist is Dawson Coyle from Williamstown, New Jersey. He has decided to sing the song Happiness by Need to Breathe. Blake presses his button at the end. Blake says his favorite thing about his voice is how much emotion he pours into the performance. Team Blake is full!

 

The next artist to take the stage is Jozy Bernadette from Grand Forks, North Dakota. She has chosen the song American Woman by The Who. Adam presses his button towards the end and Gwen hits at the last second. Adam says Jozy has an incredible voice. Gwen says she thinks there are things they can work on to help her stand out and she’d love to help Jozy do that. Jozy picks as her coach…Gwen.

 

Next up is Stephen Bores from Arlington, Illinois. For his audition he’s going to sing Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. He does not get any chairs to turn. Alicia says he has a beautiful attitude and she would have liked to have heard more tension. Adam thought he was good but it may have added pressure that he performed a song that is so iconic and means so much to people.

 

Sheena Brook from Ft. Myers Beach, Florida is the next artist to perform. She is going to sing Baby Girl by Sugarland. Adam presses his button. Adam says he wants nothing more than to show Blake he can take a country singer to the top, and Sheena could very easily be the one. Team Adam is full!

 

With only one spot left this season, Alicia is feeling the pressure to find the perfect singer to complete her team. These next artists weren’t quite what she was looking for. Meshale Akopian sang Me and Bobby McGee, Jacob Westfall sang Bad Blood, and Lyndsey Highlander sang Bring on the Rain.

 

Let’s see if our next artist has what Alicia is looking for. Next to take the stage is Chris Blue from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has decided to sing The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Alicia gladly hits her button. Alicia says she was looking for a male voice who was bluesy and soulful. Team Alicia is full!

 

Team Blake has: Lauren Duski, Brennley Brown, Aliyah Moulden, Ashley Levin, Casi Joy, Micah Tryba, Josh Hoyer, Enid Ortiz, TSoul, Andrea Thomas, Valerie Ponzio, and Dawson Coyle.

 

Team Gwen has: JChosen, Stephanie Rice, Savannah Leighton, Brandon Royal, Troy Ramey, Aaliyah Rose, Johnny Gates, Caroline Sky, Kenny P, Davina Leone, Sammie Zonana, and Jozy Bernadette.

 

Team Adam has: Johnny Hayes, Mark Isaiah, Jesse Larson, Julien Martinez, Kawan DuBose, Taylor Alexander, Gaby Borromeo, Josh West, Malik Davage, Hannah Eyre, Nala Price, and Sheena Brook.

 

Team Alicia has: Anatalia Villaranda, Felicia Temple, Autumn Turner, Lilli Passero, Quizz Swanigan, Jack Cassidy, Missy Robertson, Lauryn Judd, RJ Collins, Hunter Plake, Vanessa Ferguson, and Chris Blue.

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The blind auditions are over. Now the battle to win The Voice begins. Tonight helping our coaches to prepare their teams are four of the biggest names the show has ever had. Joining Team Adam is John Legend. Team Blake has Luke Bryan. Helping Team Alicia is DJ Khaled. And advising Team Gwen is Celine Dion. With advisors of this caliber, performances will reach new heights, coaches decisions will be more heartbreaking, and their steals more crucial. The battle to be named The Voice starts right now!

 

Blake is kicking off his first battle of the season with Brennley Brown vs Lauren Duski. Blake has given them the song Better Man by Little Big Town. Blake advises Lauren to add a little anger to her verse and she says it’s an emotional song. Blake suggests Brennley to work on her diction. Luke likens Brennley to Taylor Swift and Lauren to Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town. He puts them on an even playing field.

 

Let the battle begin! Alicia tells them it was so beautiful. She says Lauren has a strong, raspy thing going on. Alicia felt Brennley was clear about what she was delivering. Gwen says she loves Brennley’s confidence. Gwen says Lauren’s voice is rich and she has a such an ease on stage. Gwen would pick Brennley. Adam says Lauren seemed more comfortable and graceful, but Brennley seems a bit more real. Blake says he is deciding based on who he feels he can move forward with on his team. The winner of this battle is…Lauren.

 

Carson reminds them Brennley is available to steal. Gwen immediately hits her button. Adam also pushes his button. Carson says congratulations to Brennley, she’s back on The Voice in a big way. Gwen says she wanted to work with Brennley as soon as she came out. She says it’s not just her voice, but her spirit and she really wants to work with her. Adam gets up to go to the stage and he sings Happy Birthday to Brennley with Carson singing along. Adam then says he had so many ideas of things he wanted to do musically with Brennley. Brennley’s new coach is…Gwen.

 

Gwen’s first pairing for the battle rounds is JChosen vs Kenny P. The song Gwen gave them is I Was Made to Love Her by Stevie Wonder. Celine says she felt JChosen was a little restricted and to be good when it’s time. Gwen says JChosen is talented but she saw the nervous side she wasn’t expecting. Celine tells Kenny P to take his time and not to overkill the other singer. Gwen says she thinks the song is perfect because it has soul and rock and they have to figure out how to make it come together. Celine says they did an amazing job.

 

This battle begins right now! Adam loves what JChosen does and he has an incredible way of performing. Adam tells Kenny P he was great and he thinks they were dead even. Blake says JChosen’s voice was so smooth and Kenny P has an edginess to his voice and he doesn’t know what he would do if he were Gwen right now. Alicia says she loved the high falsettos and their camaraderie on stage. Gwen says she feels like Kenny P is so natural and he knows who he is and what kind of music he wants to make. Gwen says she was looking for some of the nervousness in JChosen she seen in rehearsal, but it was all gone. The winner of the battle is…JChosen.

 

Now let’s check in with Alicia and her first pair of the battle rounds. She has paired Anatalia Villaranda vs Missy Robertson because they both have powerful voices. Alicia has given them the song Tightrope by Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi. Alicia tells them not to do the second run so they can get back into the song. DJ Khaled says they took all their advice and added more is rare, but they did it. Alicia says Anatalia is working the rhythm and Missy has the flair.  

 

Let the battle begin! Gwen says she’s shocked because this tiny little doll is a firecracker. Gwen says Missy put some notes in she didn’t expect. Adam says it was like a whole two-hour concert packed into two minutes. Adam says Anatalia is amazing, but Missy is so good. Adam is more attracted to what Missy did. Blake says Anatalia is talented and flashy and he says Missy was undeniable. Alicia says it was so exciting and they are both really incredible. The winner of this battle is…Anatalia.

 

Adam’s first battle pairing is Gaby Borromeo vs Mark Isaiah. Adam selected the song Pillowtalk by Zayn for his team. John Legend tells Gaby she might want to push herself to be a little raspier. Adam tells them to sing the song better than anything they’ve done their entire lives. Adam says they’re both exceptional, but they both need to work on their upper register to nail the song. John gives them advice how to fix the middle where there’s an awkward moment of silence. Adam says they are both harmonizing well.

 

The battle starts right now. Blake says that was so good. Blake thinks Mark had a grasp on the syncopation and he’s leaning more towards Mark. Alicia says they both performed really well and it really depends on what Adam wants his for team. Gwen says Mark is really special and she’s a fan of him. Gwen tells Gaby her voice is so beautiful and she did great. Gwen is leaning towards Mark. Adam says they both had great chemistry. Adam says Mark is a really strong singer and Gaby is great too. Adam’s winner of the battle is…Mark.

 

Alicia’s team is up with her next battle pairing of Felicia Temple vs Quizz Swanigan. Alicia has given them the song Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia. Alicia says Felicia has a way of singing this song that is so emotional, but she wants to hear her joy. Alicia tells Quizz he needs to work on reach the notes he doesn’t think he can reach. DJ says Quizz is a great singer with potential and Felicia is an amazing singer. Alicia says they’ll have to work hard to figure out how to show their emotion over the noise.

 

Let the battle begin! Gwen says Quizz has a unique tone to his voice, but Felicia’s voice and tone are so warm. Gwen would choose Quizz because he’s 13. Adam says the only thing Felicia doesn’t have going for her is she isn’t 13. He says in this moment he would go with Felicia. Blake says he can’t say enough about Felicia’s voice, that it’s more developed. He would go with Felicia just based on what he heard. Alicia says she thought Felicia let her shield down and exposed herself. She says Quizz took direction very well and they both succeeded in an incredible way. Alicia decides the winner of the battle is…Quizz.

 

Carson reminds the judges Felicia is available to steal. Felicia says it was a privilege to perform for them. Blake hits his button and steals Felicia. Blake says there is no reason she can’t win this thing and he wanted to keep her in the competition.

 

Blake’s final pairing of the night is Ashley Levin vs Casi Joy. Blake has given them the song How Blue by Reba McEntire. Luke says the front of the song is unbelievable. Blake tells them they need to give a performance the other coaches can’t live without. Blake advises Casi to turn down the growl because it comes off aggressive. Blake says this will be his toughest battle round.

 

It’s time for the last battle of the night. The battle starts now! Alicia says Casi has a vivacious energy and Ashely is a bit more reserved but Alicia senses there is more. Gwen says Casi seems a little more seasoned but Ashley has a beautiful voice and maybe needs a touch more help on stage presence. Adam thinks Ashley might have taken it. Blake says he had to pair them because they needed to be out of each other’s lane and he hopes they both stay on the show. Blake decides the winner of the battle is…Casi.

 

Carson reminds the coaches Ashely is available to steal. Ashley thanks Blake so much. Adam and Gwen both hit their buttons, then Alicia also hits hers. Carson says he can’t remember the last time all three coaches went all in for a steal. Adam points out he is the only person who though and said that Ashley won the battle. Gwen says she has a newfound love for country and she feels like she could help her learn how to work the stage. Alicia feels like Ashley showed her vocal prowess and she thinks she has so much more to say. Alicia says Adam was the only one who didn’t turn in the auditions and soul and country are close and she would love to be her coach. Ashley decides to go with team…Alicia.

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Night two of The Voice battle rounds starts now! The first pairing of the night from team Gwen is Johnny Gates vs Sammie Zonana. Gwen has chosen the song I Drove All Night by Celine Dion. They get a chance to practice the song before seeing their advisor. Gwen says they need to work the room a little bit. Celine says it’s so original and she is really thrilled. Gwen says Johnny has a lot of character in his voice and Sammie is so honest in her vocals.

 

The battle begins now! Adam says it was nice to listen to a great song and they are both really unique. Adam would pick Johnny, but Sammie is awesome. Blake says he would also go with Johnny, but Sammie too. Alicia says she loved that Sammie was moving and had individuality. Alicia would also choose Johnny. Gwen says she is impressed they made the song their own. She says Sammie sang from her heart and it was the best she’d ever seen her. Gwen says Johnny has great stage presence and she doesn’t have anyone like that on her team. Gwen says the winner of the battle is…Johnny Gates.

 

Team Alicia’s next pairing is Chris Blue vs RJ Collins. Alicia has given her team the song Adorn by Miguel. Alicia says tells them to stay focused the first half of the song and then they can add themselves into the song. DJ Khaled says he wants to see the two voices mesh together. He adds they have a lot of good energy. DJ Khaled says they have a New Edition sound or Jodeci.

 

Let the battle begin! Gwen says she was mesmerized by Chris’s body and she had a hard time paying attention to RJ because she was distracted. Gwen says RJ’s voice was beautiful but she would pick Chris. Adam says they were both really comfortable and he really thought it ended up being super even. Blake says RJ’s stage presence is incredible, but Blake thinks Chris will be in the finale. Alicia say she was taken by RJ’s voice and his emotion. She says she’s proud of both of them. Alicia picks for her winner…Chris.

 

From Team Adam, the pairing was Josh West vs Nala Price and they sang Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. Adam chose Josh as the winner for that battle. From Gwen’s team, the pairing was Aaliyah Rose vs Savannah Leighton and they had the song Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes. Gwen picked the winner as Aaliyah. From team Blake the pairing was Andrea Thomas vs Micah Tryba and they sang What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts and Blake chose Andrea as the winner.

 

Team Blake has the last pairing of the night and he has paired Aliyah Moulden vs Dawson Coyle. Blake has given them the song Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. Blake tells Aliyah she was pitchy on the versus but spot on during the chorus. Blake tells Dawson to make sure he’s not flat and focus on getting to the note. Luke says if they start relaxing and having fun with the song it will be hard for anyone to let them go.

 

Let the battle begin. Alicia says the chemistry was amazing. She says Aliyah had a presence and Dawson has a charisma. Alicia tells Blake she doesn’t know how to help him decide who to keep, but maybe she would choose Dawson. Gwen says she could tell Dawson was having fun with it but Aliyah was adorable. Gwen says she would hold on to Aliyah. Adam says they were both good but he would choose Dawson. Blake says Dawson was getting the girls to react and he says Aliyah was adorable. Blake says the winner of the battle is…Aliyah.

 

Dawson is available to steal. Dawson tells Blake he pushed him to be a better vocalist. Alicia hits her button as Dawson goes to shake Blake’s hand. Alicia says she felt an energy that was pure and strong and he’ll have his own world and spot on her team.

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It’s time to continue the battle rounds. The mentors are John Legend, Luke Bryan, DJ Khaled, and Celine Dion. America it’s time to battle. We start with Blake’s first pairing of the night, Josh Hoyer vs TSoul. They have been given the song In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett. Luke says TSoul has these incredible runs and Blake says they are cut from the same cloth musically. Blake tells them to work on their harmony parts for their final rehearsal with the band. Blake says Josh and TSoul are two peas in a pod.

 

The battle starts now! Alicia says she loved their harmonies and they lit up this place. Gwen says the stage presence was another level. Gwen says TSoul is so natural and it was fun to watch. Adam says they’re both so natural. Adam says he was impressed with what Josh did vocally. Blake says Josh needs to spend a little more time on the stage. Blake says TSoul can do all of those runs. Blake says the winner of the battle is…TSoul.

 

It’s time to look at Alicia’s first pairing, Autumn Turner vs Vanessa Ferguson. Alicia picked the song Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack for her pairing. DJ Khaled says they don’t want it to sound like a cover, but you don’t want to mess it up either. Alicia also tweaks the musical arrangement a little.

 

The battle begins now. Gwen says Vanessa’s voice was calm and cool and Autumn has a powerful voice. Adam says they both did a superb, amazing, fantastic job. Adam says Autumn is a surprise to him, and the one he would want on his team. Blake says they are the reason they have the show and that performance was equal. Gwen says she has a steal left as well. Alicia says it was pleasurable to see Vanessa to come out and Autumn has ridiculous range. Alicia is going to make her choice, and she decides to keep…Vanessa.  

 

Autumn is available to steal and both Gwen and Adam press their buttons immediately. Adam says she was a four chair turn and he thought she was so much better than she was in the auditions. Gwen says she could help her with style and personality and bringing that out. Autumn decides to go with team…Adam.

 

Adam’s first battle pairing of the night is Johnny Hayes vs Julien Martinez. They were given the song Hard to Handle by Otis Redding. John Legend tells Julien has a good growl and not to be too precise on the lyrics. Adam tells Johnny to be super conscious about his pocket. Adam says they both need a little work. John tells Johnny he’s a little ahead and needs to pull back a little and Julien he needs to look like he’s having a little more fun.

 

The battle begins now! Blake says Julien is such a good singer, but he wished he’d have been more involved. Blake thinks Johnny had that battle. Alicia says Julien was so lost in what he was doing and Alicia was split between them both. Gwen says Julien didn’t hold anything back, but Johnny seemed like he had so much experience. Adam says Julien did an incredible job of doing his own thing. Adam says what Johnny does is so special. Adam says the winner of this battle is…Johnny.

 

Gwen’s first pairing of the night is Caroline Sky vs Stephanie Rice. They were given the song The First Cut is the Deepest by Cat Stevens. Gwen tells Caroline to exaggerate every now and then to stand out. Celine says they have such different voices and it was so beautiful. Celine says yesterday Stephanie was strong and Caroline was not so they asked her to step it up a notch and she did incredible.

 

The battle starts now! Adam says Caroline is so young and she’ll be able to do so much more and Stephanie is really good at conveying emotions. Adam would probably choose Caroline. Blake says Caroline has a beautiful voice and she can go different directions where Stephanie has a clear direction where she’s going. Blake would pick Stephanie. Alicia says she’s personally interested in Stephanie, but Caroline too the performance because her voice came off really strong in this song. Gwen says she’s curious about Stephanie because of her story and she looks like a star. Gwen says Caroline takes direction very well and she was incredible tonight. Gwen’s choice as winner is…Stephanie.

 

Caroline is available to steal. Caroline thanks Gwen and Blake presses his button. Adam says congratulations you went from team Gwen to team Gwen. Blake says her voice is amazing and has so many different elements and welcome to my team.

 

Team Adam’s next battle pairing is Kawan DeBose vs Malik Davage. Adam selected the song Love Me Now by John Legend. John tells Malik to take the runs down because sometimes you can lose the song a little bit. He tells Kawan his voice is very subtle but he wants to make sure it’s going to convey enough power in a big setting. John also tells them to mind the lyrics because if you change a pronoun it can change the meaning of the song. Adam wants them both to succeed because they are both incredible talents. John expected them to make progress from day one to day two but they didn’t. Adam says it seems like they aren’t totally prepared and that upsets him because that’s a big deal. Adam tells us it doesn’t seem like they’re taking it seriously, but they’ll just have to wait and see.

 

The battle begins now! Blake says he didn’t feel it came together until halfway through. He says Kawan’s falsetto is really good and Malik has a good stage presence. Blake would probably give it to Kawan. Alicia says Malik came out with all the energy physically and Kawan came out with all the energy in his vocal. Gwen couldn’t keep her eyes off Malik and vocally Kawan could do so much. Gwen says there’s something about Malik that she was really drawn to. Adam thanks them and says they did an excellent job. Adam says this boils down to who he thinks he can work best with moving forward. Adam says it’s a tough one but the winner of this battle is…Malik.

 

As the night went on, our coaches were faced with more tough choices. From team Blake, Enid Ortiz vs Valerie Ponzio singing Love Triangle by RaeLynn and Blake chose as the winner…Enid. From team Adam, Hanna Eyre vs Sheena Brook singing Try by Pink and Adam chose the winner as…Hanna. From team Gwen, Jozy Bernadette vs Troy Ramey singing Angel Eyes by The Jeff Healy Band and Gwen chose the winner as…Troy.

 

Alicia’s last pairing of the night is Hunter Plake vs Jack Cassidy. Alicia chose the song Dancing on My Own by Robyn. Alicia feels like Jack is restrained and is on the verge of unleashing. Alicia tells Hunter he should be under him just waiting for his moment. Alicia tells Hunter to work on his breath control so he doesn’t sound deflated and she tells Jack to just commit.

 

The battle starts now! Gwen says Jack sang tenderly and did very good and says Hunter has to make a record because his voice is incredible. Adam says Jack is fantastic and was drawn in from the first note that Hunter sang. Adam says Hunter took it for him, hands down. Blake says when Hunter started he was like and when Jack came in and his voice broke he was like yeah. Alicia says Hunter is a very internal individual and it’s very intriguing and interesting. Alicia says Jack has this thing that he’s so bright and she wants to untame him. Alicia says the winner is…Jack.

 

Hunter is available to steal. Adam and Gwen both hit their buttons. Adam says today Hunter completely changed how Adam perceived his voice and he thinks he’s really special. Gwen says he sings from his heart and she can offer to help people get to know who Hunter is. Hunter says he looks up to Adam a lot and Gwen pushed her button twice and he thinks he needs to pick Gwen.

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Ahead of tonight's show, are you curious how the teams are stacked up and who might have a steal left? Morty's has you covered! Here is what Adam’s team looks like ahead of tonight’s battle rounds. Adam kept from his initial team: Mark Isaiah, Josh West, Johnny Hayes, Malik Davage, and Hanna Eyre. Adam has stolen Autumn Turner from team Alicia. Adam has one spot to fill from his team and the only remaining steal in the competition.

 

Here is what Alicia’s team looks like ahead of tonight’s battle rounds. Alicia retained from her team: Anatalia Villaranda, Quizz Swanigan, Chris Blue, Vanessa Ferguson, and Jack Cassidy. Alicia has stolen Ashley Levin and Dawson Coyle, both from team Blake.

 

Here is what Blake’s team looks like ahead of tonight’s battle rounds. Blake decided to continue to mentor: Lauren Duski, Casi Joy, Andrea Thomas, Aliyah Moulden, TSoul, and Enid Ortiz. Blake stole Felicia Temple from team Alicia, and Caroline Sky from team Gwen. Blake’s team is full and ready for the Knockouts.

 

Here is what Gwen’s team looks like ahead of tonight’s battle rounds. Gwen has held onto: JChosen, Johnny Gates, Aaliyah Rose, Stephanie Rice, and Troy Ramey. Gwen has stolen Brennley Brown from team Blake, and Hunter Plake from team Alicia.

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Tonight, everything is on the line. For the final artist’s battling there will be no room for error because only one steal remains. The final night of battles starts right now. Team Alicia is up first with their final pairing of Lauryn Judd vs Lilli Passero. Alicia gave this pairing the song Every Little Bit Hurts by Brenda Holloway. DJ Khaled advises them to fade the vocals out to give it a vibe. Alicia advises them on breath control and paying attention when to take a breath to not break up the lyrics.

 

This battle starts right now! Gwen says Lauryn has a signature sound and Lilli is mesmerizing. Gwen thinks Lilli took the battle. Adam says this is about experience to him because he was enamored by both, but Lilli is a seasoned vocal. Blake says what Lauryn did was amazing because her voice is so different, but he thinks Lilli sang the crap out of the song and her voice is amazing and Lilli is a star. Alicia says that was so fly and she loves the two of them. Alicia says the winner of the battle is…Lilli.

 

It’s time to look at Adam’s final pairing, Jesse Larson vs Taylor Alexander. Adam selected the song Shameless by Billy Joel for this pair. John advises Taylor to breathe under notes a little bit more and Adam says to embrace it and not to hide behind it. John tells Jesse he loves his bravado and Adam advises him to learn from the melody.

 

The battle starts now. Blake says he thinks Taylor had more work cut out for him, but he stepped up to the plate and Jesse really raised the bar for himself. Blake thinks Taylor stepped up and won. Alicia liked that Taylor stepped out and Jesse has a unique voice. Gwen says Taylor’s look is unforgettable and Jesse is gifted and can do anything with his voice. Gwen would go with Jesse because something about his spirit is fun to watch. Adam says Taylor really impressed him and he did an incredible job. Adam tells Jesse he is gifted and the music flows effortlessly out of him. Adam selects the winner of the battle…Jesse.

 

The final pairing of the night and the battle rounds, from Team Gwen is Brandon Royal vs Davina Leone. Gwen has given her pairing the song In the Night by The Weeknd. Celine tells Brandon he did amazing and advises how to keep control on the high part. Celine tells Davina when she comes after Brandon she has to open up a little bit. Gwen gives tips on stage presence and performing to the audience.

 

The final battle begins now!  Adam says Brandon is unbelievable and Davina was like damn! He said there was a lot of chemistry. Blake says they both gave it 110% and Davina surprised him because she came out of nowhere and Brandon is unbelievable. Blake would go with Brandon. Alicia says Davina had a lot of Gwen’s energy and Brandon had spectacular control of his voice. Gwen says Davina is fearless and that impresses her. Gwen tells Brandon it was fun to take him out of the Stevie Wonder range and he’s a natural at working the stage. Gwen decides the winner is…Brandon.

 

Davina is available to steal and she thanks Gwen for her advice. Adam says blah blah blah and hits his button. Adam says it makes no sense for Davina to go home. Adam says he needed a girl and she’s perfect.

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Tonight, the fight to go live starts with the Knock-Outs. This round, the artists’ make the critical choice of what song to sing and get intensive one on one training from our coaches. And in a Voice first, they are going to watch their opponents rehearse. These Knock-Outs are the most competitive we’ve ever seen. As the artists’ hope to represent their coaches in the live playoffs, or prove to another they deserve to stay. America get ready, the biggest night of the season yet is a Knock-Out.

 

Team Alicia’s first pair is Chris Blue and Quizz Swanigan. Alicia tells them they will be watching other and get to see the coach’s interactions with their opponent. Chris Blue has selected the song Superstition by Stevie Wonder. Quizz says he’s nervous after seeing Chris because he’s a great performer, but that just means he has to work a little harder. Alicia suggests to do the second verse in halftime and break it down a little bit. Alicia says the challenge will be finding the space to both vocally and musically to dance and make it feel natural.

 

Quizz is up and he has chosen the song Chains by Nick Jonas. He feels like maybe he can relate to the song and Chris says Quizz is amazing. Alicia tells Quizz to stretch and focus on hitting a high note. Alicia says Quizz is getting better and better and everything she throws at him, he nails it. Chris is up first for the coaches. He gets a standing ovation and Quizz is up next and he also gets an ovation from the female coaches.

 

Gwen says she might be Chris’s biggest fan and can’t believe he sings like that. She thinks Quizz is adorable and she had no idea he had a deep sound. Adam says Quizz had the hardest task because Chris killed it but Quizz had a superhuman response and it was incredible. Blake says after Chris’s audition that he was going to win the Voice and he was upset he didn’t have a chance to turn for him. He says Quizz has really done well under Alicia’s tutoring and she’s done a good job setting him on his path. Alicia says Quizz is amazing and incredible. Alicia says Chris was a wild, crazy animal but it was so incredible to watch. Alicia chooses as the winner…Chris.

 

Quizz thanks Alicia and says it was an honor. Gwen pushes her button and steals Quizz from Team Alicia. Quizz’s dad says he’s so proud of Quizz and Gwen says she’s ready to win. Quizz’s dad says he’ll work hard.

 

Team Adam’s first pairing are Autumn Turner and Hanna Eyre. Autumn is going to rehearse first and she has decided to sing Respect by Aretha Franklin. Adam says she doesn’t need any help with the feel or the pocket, but maybe tone back the growl a little bit. Hanna says she’s nervous because Autumn has a powerful presence and she needs to bring her best. Hanna is singing the song Bleeding Love by Leona Love. Adam says it’s a simple song so keep the vocals nice and clean. Autumn says she was taken aback and got goosebumps and she needs to step her game up.

 

Autumn performs first for the coaches. Hanna is up to perform. Blake says it’s so shocking what Hanna does because she has such great control and range. Blake says she did a song that’s a bit untouchable. Alicia says she loved the ruggedness of Autumn’s voice and Hanna has a beautiful voice and she gets exponentially better every time. Gwen says this was her favorite performance by Hanna and she was disappointed by Autumn’s song choice. Adam says he’s so proud of both for applying what they talked about. Adam says Hanna is impressive for 15 and Autumn is so surgical and it was an ambitious choice. Adam has decided to keep…Hanna.

 

Team Gwen has decided to pair Hunter Plake and Johnny Gates. Hunter has chosen the song I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner. Johnny says Hunter is a great singer and has these quarks to his voice and that makes him nervous. Gwen says he needs to try and open up a little bit so it doesn’t sound like he’s pushing. Johnny has selected the song Million Reasons by Lady Gaga. Hunter says watching Johnny he realized it wasn’t going to be easy to get through the round. Gwen advises Johnny to focus on his facial expressions and live the lyric.

 

Hunter performs for the coaches first and he is playing a keyboard and has slowed the song down and changed the chorus a little. Johnny takes his turn without his guitar. Adam says Hunter his ear found him and he tried to get him in the battle rounds. Adam says Johnny is the consummate performer and Hunter is more creative and taps into something deeper. Blake says Johnny has a presence about him but Hunter came out and did a song they all know and honored the original but completely made it his own. Adam and Blake both pick Hunter as the winner. Alicia says Hunter created intimacy is not easy to do and she liked the way Johnny bops around the stage and he has a strong vocal capacity. Alicia would go with Johnny as the winner. Gwen says there is something so positive about Johnny and he really put it all together tonight. Gwen says she feels like she got to know Hunter fast and he took a song and what he did was so good. Gwen is choosing the winner as…Hunter.

 

Team Blake is next and has paired Casi Joy and Felicia Temple. Casi has decided to sing My Church by Maren Morris. Felicia says Casi is awesome and she feels like she has to step up her game. Blake gives advice on hitting the notes and saving her moments. Felicia is singing the song My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Blake says Felicia has some big shoes to fill with that song. Casi says she’s intimidated against Felicia, but if she nails that song then she’s done her job. Blake advises her to watch her breath control and vibrato so she doesn’t fail on the notes the audience will be expecting because the song is so well known.

 

Casi performs first and plays the guitar. Felicia steps up for her performance and stays with the original. Felicia asks Blake why he paired those two up? Felicia says she feels like Casi had great control and the end note was super killer and she had chills on her arms while Felicia was singing. Gwen says she feels like Casi had a lot of confidence and she was shocked with Felicia and was scared but she was unbelievable and she had chills. Adam says he’s a fan of Casi but hearing Felicia say she was going to sing that song was like saying she was going to climb Mount Everest and she did. Blake says it was a stand-out performance for Felicia. Blake says there is no stopping Casi Joy because she is so confident. Blake says he guesses the winner is…Casi.

 

Adam’s next pairing is Johnny Hayes and Josh West. Johnny has chosen the song Statesboro Blues by The Allman Brothers Band. Adam advises him to work on his enunciation and use all four corners of the stage. Josh says being paired with Johnny is tough because he has a strong presence and has been doing it a lot longer. Josh is singing the song Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas. Adam says Josh’s voice is pure and powerful, but he needs to build to an 11 instead of staying at 11 the entire time. Johnny says he didn’t rock like Josh when he was 18 and he’s going to have to prove he can keep up.

 

Johnny performs first followed by Josh. Blake says this is going to be tough for Adam. He tells Johnny he has an edginess to his voice and such great stage presence and then Bruce Lee comes out and his vocals jumped up to a new level. Blake would go with Josh. Alicia says Johnny did an incredible job and worked the stage and Josh has a lot to learn but she was really taken with him and liked how he didn’t hold back. Gwen says Josh that song is almost impossible to sing and it was super impressive and Johnny is so natural and engaging and so much personality. Gwen says she’d go with Josh. Adam says Johnny keeps getting better and Josh sang a very hard song and is a maniac. Adam says he has to make a tough decision, but the winner is…Josh.

 

The final pairing of the night is from team Alicia and she has paired Ashley Levin and Lilli Passero. Ashley has decided to sing the song Fancy by Bobbie Gentry. Alicia says the song is wordy and she needs to make sure it all comes through. Alicia says she needs to connect with the song and Ashley got emotional because she can relate. Lilli says Ashley has a voice that carries and now the pressure is on. Lilli has selected the song Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse. Ashley says Lilli’s voice is pretty flawless. Alicia asks Lilli what the song means to her and advises her to break down each line and relate it to her. She also says maybe slow it down a tiny bit.

 

Ashley performs first and then Lilli. Gwen says Ashley is so strong and confident and she really thinks Lilli played the role of the song. Gwen would probably choose Ashley. Adam says Ashley has progressed and grown but he thinks Lilli can win. Blake says Ashley has a rawness about her to when she performs and Lilli is just calm, cool, and collected as she performs. Blake would go with Lilli. Alicia says this is hard. Alicia says the words were so complex and it was so hard and she did it. Alicia says Lilli is ready to be a performer. Alicia chooses as the winner…Ashley.

 

Lilli is available to steal and Adam hits his button ten times. Blake hits his button a moment later. Adam says he can’t believe Lilli was let go and he believes she has what it takes. Blake also thinks she can win and he pushed his button in the blind auditions and Adam did not. Adam says it’s not how you start it’s how you finish. Lilli picks as her new coach…Adam.

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Last night, the season 12 Knock-Outs began and the artists came ready to fight for their spots in the live shows. Adam and Gwen each used their final steal to fortify their teams. Tonight, with the seasons new twist artists will get one on one training with their coaches. And with only two steals left, get ready for the shock of the Knock-Outs.

 

Let’s see who Alicia paired up for the first Knock-Out of the night. Anatalia Villaranda against Dawson Coyle will be the first pairing and they come for their rehearsal. Anatalia is singing Two Black Cadillacs by Carrie Underwood. Dawson says the level of talent on Team Alicia is insane. Alicia tells her to think about how to make the song personal to her. Dawson has chosen the song Demons by Imagine Dragons. Anatalia says Dawson is one of her best friends and seeing him perform for the first time rushed some waves of nervousness towards here. Alicia tells him to think about where the best places are for his breath.

 

Gwen says she loves Dawson’s voice, he’s really talented and Anatalia has so much confidence and power. Adam says Dawson picked a song that is really hard to do and Blake says but it’s the best he’s heard it. Adam says he’d have to give it to Anatalia. Blake says Dawson was one of his biggest regrets because he has a special voice and Anatalia there is no way to not get excited about Anatalia. Alicia says Anatalia surprised her with the song choice and it’s great she wants to keep evolving. Alicia says Dawson she really loved hearing him sing that song. Alicia chooses as the winner…Anatalia.

 

Team Blake has paired Enid Ortiz and TSoul together for his first pairing of the night. Enid has selected the song When We Were Young by Adele. TSoul says Enid is a great singer and he gives her a standing ovation. Blake says he doesn’t think he’s there with the confidence. TSoul has decided to sing the song These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding. TSoul is not happy with his performance and is getting emotional. Blake says he loves that the emotion is coming through, but the emotion can almost derail the performance. Enid says she loves his voice but he’s intimidating because he’s a Unicorn. There is no one like him.

 

Alicia says she loves his bravado and he showed a unique side of his voice. Alicia says Enid surprises her every time and she is impressive. Gwen says she feels like she knows who he is right away because he sounds so retro. Gwen says Enid was so emotional and the low notes were very good. Adam says he would choose TSoul, but there is something emotional about Enid.  Blake says Enid is amazed she is the only person that pushed for her in the auditions and she really stepped up tonight. Blake says it’s fun to watch TSoul sing and his bravado is crazy and he had a cool little spin move. Blake decides his winner is…TSoul.

 

The next pairing from Team Gwen is Aaliyah Rose and Brennley Brown. Aaliyah is going to sing Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. Gwen says Aaliyah is own her world and she needs to tell a story with her face. Brennley says Aaliyah puts so much passion into what she sings. Brennley has chosen the song Up to the Mountain by Kelly Clarkson. Aaliyah says she’s really anxious because they are close and she wants to see her succeed also. Gwen says sometimes she gives off the wrong emotion so she needs to be more mindful of that and reach people.

 

Alicia looks shocked by Brennley’s performance and Aaliyah. Adam says the difference between Aaliyah and Brennly is 16 months. Adam says Brennly gave a grammy performance and Aaliyah is almost there and Adam would go with Brennley. Blake says Brennley is doing what she was born to do and it hurts him to see her on someone else’s team. Blake says Aaliyah came out and she doesn’t sound like anyone else in the world. Alicia says she loved Aaliyah’s song choice and her range. Alicia says Brennley had a way of zooming in on her space and what it is she wanted to say through the song. Gwen says she is devastated. She thinks Brennley is an unbelievable surprise and she impacts people. Gwen says Aaliyah is so unique and she would listen to her records. Gwen says both are amazing but she has to make a decision who the winner is and she chooses…Brennley.

 

Aaliyah is available to steal. Aaliyah tells her coach she’s dreamed of this since she was young and she thanks Gwen so much. Blake hits his button as she’s giving Gwen a hug. Blake says he stole Aaliyah because she has this incredible presence and this old voice that is fascinating to him.

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Tonight, the Knock-Out rounds continue. The artists pick the songs they hope will help their coaches pick them to represent them in the live playoffs. Tonight, the remaining artists will get intensive one on one training with their coaches. And with Alicia holding the last steal, the pressure to deliver will be high. The final night of Knock-Outs starts right now.

 

Blake’s first pair of the night is Andrea Thomas and Lauren Duski. Andrea has chosen to sing Cry by Faith Hill. She wants to bring a mix of country, pop, and soul. Lauren says when she hit one note it sunk in that this is real. Blake advises Andrea to watch her pitch because she’s a bit sharp on some notes and bit flat on others. Lauren has decided to sing When You Say Nothing At All by Alison Krauss. Andrea says Lauren’s voice is amazing. Blake says her instinct is to sing a bit behind the beat and she can get lost in the song so she needs to mind her tempo.

 

Alicia tells Andrea she really liked the way she delivered the song and sometimes it felt like she was singing more than she was feeling and Lauren might have been feeling with her song. Gwen says she thought Andrea is such an unbelievable singer and she felt Lauren could release that record and it would do well. Gwen would choose Andrea. Adam says Andrea impresses him and Lauren comforts him. Adam says Blake does a good job finding a diamond in the rough with Andrea and Lauren is like a dynamic, don’t fit the mold and he would go with Lauren. Blake says Andrea was amazing and Lauren and the honesty and comfort you feel is the artist she is. Blake says the winner is…Lauren.

 

Alicia’s final pairing for her team is Jack Cassidy and Vanessa Ferguson. Jack is going to sing the song Unsteady by X Ambassadors. Alicia says she doesn’t feel like he’s feeling the emotion of the song and he needs to let go. Vanessa says she has years of experience on Jack, but he’s definitely a force and he’s gifted. Vanessa has selected the song If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Alicia says it comes out beautiful but she needs to sell the desperation and make it real.

 

Gwen says she loved the song choice from Jack and it was really, really good and then Vanessa came along and knocked her out. Adam says he’s a fan of Jack’s but he could see the struggle and it was off. Adam says he would have to give that round to Vanessa because he didn’t know her depth. Blake says Jack gets so wrapped up and sings so freely and Vanessa was remarkable and she should have saved that for the finale. Alicia says for Blake to feel Jack got lost was what she wanted for him. Alicia says there is no way in the world that someone could say Vanessa didn’t rise to the occasion. Alicia says the winner of this Knock-Out is…Vanessa.

 

Adam’s first pairing of the night is Davina Leone and Jesse Larson. Davina has chosen the song Toxic by Britney Spears. She’s singing a slower version and Adam says he likes the idea and shows she’s not a cookie cutter kind of artist. Adam says the delivery of the song in this way requires a lot of darkness and calm. Jesse says Davina is an amazing singer and listening to her was great. Jesse has selected the song The Letter by Joe Cocker. Adam says to throw in a couple of moments and step back from the mic while he’s playing the guitar. Davina is a little nervous going against Jesse because he slayed it at rehearsals and she feels like she has to give it 100% and slay it.

 

Blake says Davina’s performance was good and fun and it was obvious she was having a blast. Blake says Jesse just burned the house down and sang the crap out of that song. Alicia says she had a face with Jesse where she can’t believe what she just heard and she really liked what Davina did to that song. Alicia says she’d like to feel a little more while Jesse is performing and tells him to never hold back. Gwen says Davina is not scared to go for it and she did a great job and with Jesse she never heard anyone command their own voice the way he has. Adam says clearly he didn’t pair them because of their striking similarities and he liked that Davina stayed true to what she wanted to do and Jesse can make anything sound good and likens Jesse to Cee Lo Green. Adam says the winner of this Knock-Out is…Jesse.

 

Jesse wasn’t the only one to advance from team Adam. Malik Davage took on Mark Isaiah. Mark sang Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. Adam says Mark is scary with what he can do and it was a pleasure to work with both of them but the winner is Mark.

 

Gwen’s first pairing is Brandon Royal and JChosen. JChosen has selected the song Without You by David Guetta featuring Usher. Brandon says JChosen is an amazing singer and it’s very intimidating. Gwen says that was intense and advises him to plan his runs to ensure it’s an emotional performance. Brandon is going to sing Redemption Song by Bob Marley. JChosen says watching Brandon rehears and seeing his vocal ability and how smooth he is showed how much he was going to have to step up. Gwen says he took the spirit of it and let his talent deliver the message. Gwen advises to use the moment to deliver a message and make it powerful.

 

Adam says Brandon did a cool job and it takes courage to leave himself that expose and on the other side JChosen and he crushed it. Adam says he’d pick JChosen. Blake says what Brandon did in the battle rounds blew his mind and he wished he had done that again and JChosen showcased what he was capable of and he’d also pick JChosen. Alicia says she loved the way Brandon sang Redemption Song and JChosen is so charming when he sings and his voice was so pure. Gwen says she is blown away. Gwen says Brandon took her to this modern place and it was a great way to deliver the message from Bob Marley to a new generation. Gwen says to JChosen that the song has a real message and he had a lot of courage to deliver a powerful message. Gwen says the winner is…JChosen.

 

Blake’s final pairing is Aliyah Moulden and Caroline Sky. Aliyah has selected the song Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. Blake says he was surprised by the song choice and she needs to relax and lose the nerves the better off she will be. Caroline says she sounded so good and she’s nervous because she’s a great singer. Caroline has decided to sing At Last by Etta James. Aliyah says she’s nervous and has to give her performance 110% because Caroline is an amazing vocalist. Blake advises Caroline to make sure each lyric is as enunciated as it can be. Blake says Caroline is under pressure taking on an iconic song.

 

Alicia says Aliyah was surprised by her song choice and she has a beautiful, strong voice and Caroline’s voice was well-suited to her song choice. Gwen says Aliyah’s song choice showed a mature side to her she hadn’t seen before. Gwen says that song showed how flexible as an artist she was and if Gwen had to choose it would be Caroline. Adam says Aliyah did well and it was pretty amazing. Adam says Caroline was ambitious but it was a great song choice but he’d chose Aliyah. Blake says neither one made it easy on themselves. Blake says Caroline is the kind of singer who can do anything. Blake says it’s crazy hearing Adam talk about Aliyah doing a country song and she did it well. Blake’s choice for the winner is…Aliyah.

 

The final pairing of the Knock-Out rounds from Team Gwen is Troy Ramey and Stephanie Rice. Stephanie has decided to sing Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars. Gwen says she was in shock and she chose the perfect song. Gwen advises her to get all the way up on the high notes and not to be nervous. Troy says Stephanie has an honesty to her voice and he got chills. Troy has selected the song Chandelier by Sia. Stephanie says she can hear the authenticity in Troy’s voice from the artist’s aspect. Gwen suggests sticking to the melody of the song because people like to hear what they know.

 

Adam says this is an interesting one because he’s growing to love Stephanie more and more and from the beginning they all wanted Troy and he would never be able to let go of him. Blake says they are both intense performers but coming from two different lanes of music. Blake feels like every time Troy gets on stage he sees a new element to him and he’d have to give it to Troy. Alicia says Stephanie has a real truth that comes out of her and she likes that she has her own style. Alicia tells Troy his song choice was ambitious and making it his own was great. Gwen says she relates to both of them in different ways. Gwen says Stephanie has a powerful way of delivering her soul to people and connecting. Gwen says Troy is so emotional and has really big range and she feels there is so much more he can do that she hasn’t seen yet. Gwen decides the winner is…Troy.

 

Stephanie never thought she’d make it this far and she thanks Gwen for believing in her. Alicia smacks her button several times and Stephanie has been stolen by Alicia.

 

Going into the live shows Team Adam consists of Hanna Eyre, Josh West, Jesse Larson, Mark Isaiah, and Lilli Passero.

 

Team Alicia has the following artists to represent her: Chris Blue, Ashley Levin, Anatalia Villaranda, Vanessa Ferguson, and Stephanie Rice.

 

For Team Blake, Blake chose Casi Joy, TSoul, Lauren Duski, Aliyah Moulden, and Aaliyah Rose to represent him in the live shows.

 

And going to the live shows for Team Gwen is: Hunter Plake, Brennley Brown, JChosen, Quizz Swanigan, and Troy Ramey.

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For the first time this season, we are live! Welcome to the playoffs and let’s welcome our coaches: Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, and the cowboy Blake Shelton. Well, well, well, we’re finally live and it’s the live playoffs and tonight it’s all about Team Blake and Team Alicia. Although Team Gwen and Team Adam are in the audience and will be going tomorrow. You get to choose who goes to the top 12 live and the results for both teams will be revealed at the end of the night. Each coach got to pick a comeback artist to rejoin the competition. So quickly, from Team Blake, we have Felicia Temple and from Team Alicia Jack Cassidy returns tonight.

 

Let’s get to it. VOTING IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR TEAM BLAKE! We’re going to start off the night with a determined country pop singer, Casi Joy. Casi loves Chris Stapleton and she has selected the song Parachute. Blake says they need a powerful female artist in country music right now and advises her to watch her enunciation. Adam says that was awesome and she was really fiery and engaging. Blake says she brings so much energy to the stage and her pitch is accurate and her voice is playful and she put her own spin on the song that’s popular and he can’t imagine her not moving forward.

 

We’ve got real time voting and results at the end of the show. We’ll continue now with Blake’s powerful comeback artist, Felicia Temple. Felicia had selected the song Defying Gravity from the Broadway musical Wicked. Blake advises her on a few notes to ensure she stays on pitch. Alicia says she is so happy for Felicia’s evolution on the show and she loved the message and what she represents. Blake says he has no idea what Carson just asked him but he can’t believe Felicia just did that and she killed it and the message is incredible.

 

Welcome back and voting is still open for team Blake. Up next is the 14-year old singer from Utah who Blake stole, Aaliyah Rose. Aaliyah has been given the song Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders. Aaliyah says she connects with the song because it’s about letting people know they’re special. Blake says the challenge for her will be selling the personality. Gwen says that song was so great because she is really special, unique, and adorable. Blake says she is so special, but her singing tonight was her best performance yet and this is when you want to have a moment.

 

We’re continuing with an artist with a throwback voice, TSoul. TSoul is going to sing Knock on Wood by Eddie Floyd. Blake advises TSoul not to hold back because he feels like he’s holding something back. He tells him to go for it and there seems to be an interest in throwback style artists and TSoul fits that. Adam says he is amazing and he’s almost not mad anymore that he didn’t go with him, but he has a real soulful voice. Blake says the energy that TSoul brought to the stage was so much fun and if people didn’t like that, then there is something wrong with them.

 

Right now we have two more artists from Blake’s team. We have a 15-year old California pop singer, Aliyah Moulden. Aliyah is singing Mercy by Duffy and she loves the song because it has an old school vibe but is a newer song. Blake advises her on singing full voice instead of falsetto. Blake says he can see her being a young pop artist right now.  Blake says she is such a firecracker on stage and that was a great song for her to sing to show her love of vintage sounding music. He also says that’s the best he’s seen her sing on the show.

 

The last artist from Team Blake is Lauren Duski who is taking on a challenging country hit. Lauren will be performing Someone Else’s Star by Bryan White. Blake says Lauren is important to country music because she’s different from the artists out right now because she doesn’t belt it out, but is more laid back. He advises her not to hold back on the high notes. Adam says he thought her vocal was amazing and he heard her breath was steady and he knew she could make it and she did an incredible job. Blake says she is going to see a tidal wave of support from country music fans and he will be shocked if she is not voted through by America. Voting for team Blake will close right after the commercial break!

 

Voting is now closed for Team Blake. Only three artists will advance to the top 12 so be sure to vote for your favorites and we’ll find out who goes through later tonight. VOTING IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR TEAM ALICIA! We’re starting with the Tennessee soul singer, Chris Blue. He’s singing Love on the Brain by Rihanna. Alicia says it’s crazy he’s singing in the same key as Rihanna. Alicia advises Chris to do what he feels and not what he thinks people are going to like. Gwen says it’s unbelievable what he does and it’s mesmerizing and she’s so happy for him and he’s so natural. Alicia says she’s been so excited and she says he’s a beautiful soul and he’s so gifted.

 

Voting is still open for Team Alicia and results will be revealed later tonight. Next is the 17-year old pop singer, Anatalia Villaranda. Anatalia will be singing Stand By Me by Ben E. King. Alicia gives her tips on modulation and says this can be a playful song for her to do. Alicia says she manages to be a burst of energy even if she’s doing a slow song and she really showed America she has range inside of her and she did a beautiful job.

 

Incredible back to back performances coming up. Up next is Alicia’s comeback artist Jack Cassidy. Jack is going to sing Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me by Elton John. Alicia brought him back because America hasn’t seen what she has seen. Jack says he’s been doing this song for years because he learned all of Elton John’s songs on the piano. Alicia says it’s such a blessing because they all have this greatness inside of them and she saw that in Jack and she knew he would have that moment. Alicia says if nothing else he rose to greatness on the stage tonight.

 

We’re continuing right away with Vanessa Ferguson. She’s going to sing Lean On by Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring Mo. Alicia tells her to leave the piano for the second verse and then she can go back to it. Alicia says Vanessa is the complete package. Adam says he thinks Vanessa is ready now and that was a performance worth getting up and hollering for. Alicia says she loves that she is so ready and next week we’ll see something completely different.

 

Next up is Ashley Levin and she’s going to sing I Can’t Stand the Rain by Ann Peebles. Alicia gives tips on the musical arrangement and wants to make sure it’s soul and country. Alicia tells her to be more desperate and then let go at the end. Alicia says Blake would not have thought of this for her. Alicia says that was her favorite song and she loved the delivery and it’s difficult to give all the power and emotion and she loves her voice.

 

We’re going to close out tonight’s performances with Alicia’s final artist Stephanie Rice. She is performing Every Breath You Take by The Police and is doing her own arrangement of the song. Stephanie’s only goal is to connect to the song. Gwen says she is so happy for her but she feels like for her she is so confident and it came from Alicia. Alicia says she is a pure, beautiful artist on the stage tonight. Voting for Team Alicia IS still open for a bit longer.

 

It’s the moment of truth for Team Blake! Congratulations to them for awesome performances. Carson asks Adam who his top two would be and Adam says he didn’t want to do this, but Lauren stood out and Casi can’t be ignored. It’s time to see which artists were saved by America. America has saved…Lauren Duski. America also saved…Aliyah Moulden. Congratulations. Blake, you get to pick one more to move on. But first do you have anything you want to say? Blake says this changes week to week and they shouldn’t take it hard because they are all doing what they are meant to be doing. Blake says we all plan who we’re going to save if this should happen and it never happens the way we plan. Blake is going to save…TSoul.

 

Voting just now closed for Team Alicia. Carson asks Gwen who she would choose as her top two artists from Team Alicia. Gwen says that’s so hard because they all blow her mind. Gwen says Jack was unbelievable and Stephanie is in her heart and the confidence she brought was incredible and Vanessa has talent that is beyond. Gwen if she had to choose Chris and Vanessa because Carson is making her. Alicia says she loves her team because they each have something so unique to say and overcome. Alicia says they are all so incredible.

 

Carson is ready to reveal who was saved by America. America saved…Chris Blue. One more save to go and then coach will make a save. America also saved…Vanessa Ferguson. Four artists remain and Alicia has to save…Stephanie Rice. They are in the top 12. What a night! Tomorrow we’ll see Team Gwen and Team Adam.

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Tonight, it’s Team Adam and Team Gwen’s turn to perform for a spot in the top 12. Team Alicia and Team Blake are in the audience and just like last night you get to pick in real time who will advance. We’ll reveal your votes at the end of the night. Adam and Gwen both have chosen comeback artists. Congratulations to Johnny Gates from Team Gwen and Johnny Hayes from Team Adam.

 

Johnny is going to sing Hands to Myself by Selena Gomez. Gwen says she brought Johnny back because he’s so relatable. Johnny says he wants to do songs you wouldn’t expect. Gwen says just tell a story and let people in to see a side of you they haven’t seen before. Johnny says he needs to make sure he shows himself as an artist. Alicia says she feels the same thing that Gwen feels and she believes he’s the male version of Gwen in some ways and she thinks he gave his all in this performance. Gwen says she is so excited he got to come back and he’s a great singer and a great performer.

 

Carson announces to the artist’s advancing to the top 12, next week joining them as an advisor will be Shania Twain. Up next is Troy Ramey who was given the song A Case of You by Joni Mitchell. Gwen offers advice on singing style and changes the melody a little bit so people can hear Troy sing out. Gwen tells him they can’t be cautious right now because this performance needs to stand out. Adam says he’s a huge fan of Troy’s and he is one of the more intriguing artists on the show and he’s one of the best in the competition. Gwen says she felt like he conquered the melody and she could see him at his own show and he was so incredible.

 

Results will be coming up tonight and we now have back to back performances. Next is the youngest artist ever, 14-year old Quizz Swanigan. Quizz is going to sing My Girl by The Temptations. Gwen suggests trying different versions of tone and facial expressions so people can connect to him. Alicia says she loves watching Quizz perform and his confidence and he did an amazing job. Gwen says that was incredible and she can’t believe he could do that and he’s magical.

 

We have a second artist right away, Brennley Brown. Brennley is going to sing Fly by Maddie and Tae. Gwen says that’s a great song and has a great message and she needs to sing it like she’s talking to herself, like she’s telling a story. Gwen says if she can tap in emotionally, she’ll for sure go to the top 12. Blake says he’s been doing the show a long time and he’s man enough to say he made a mistake in letting her go, but Brennley and Gwen together is a deadly combination. Gwen says she’s learned a lot from her and Brennley has so much style and personality.

 

Up next is JChosen and Gwen has given him the song Nothing Compares 2 U by Prince. Gwen offers advice on when to add runs and when to back off. JChosen says the song was intimidating but Gwen believing in him makes him more confident in himself. Gwen says she just knows that was super challenging for him, but he is so magical and gifted and he tapped into that place in his heart and did an incredible job. She is so inspired by him.

 

It is time for the final Team Gwen artist, Hunter Plake. Hunter is the only artist to ever be in the top 30 of iTunes twice. Hunter is singing Elastic Heart by Sia. Gwen says his voice is crazy but people want to know him now and he needs to open himself up to that. Hunter says coming from singing to church to this he is working on opening up. Adam says Hunter is so good and it’s crazy because he doesn’t know if they’ve ever had anyone like Hunter. Adam says he can see exactly where he is going to go because he is so superbly talented. Gwen says she is so blown away by everything he just did and what he did is unbelievable. Gwen says he just mastered the whole thing on stage and it was so good. Voting for Team Gwen will close right after the break.

 

Voting is now closed for Team Gwen. Remember only three artists will advance to the top 12 which means teams will be cut in half. Team Adam is up and voting is now open for Team Adam. We’re going to start with Adam’s comeback artist, Johnny Hayes. Johnny is going to sing Ain’t Too Proud to Beg by The Rolling Stones. Adam helps with the arrangement and he is stoked to have him back. Adam says he’s so proud of his entire crazy up and down ride on the show. Adam says Johnny is amazing and for him to come out and act as if nothing negative ever happened is amazing.

 

Live playoffs continue and voting for Team Adam is still open. Next up is the bubbly 15-year old pop singer, Hanna Eyre. She is going to sing Skyscraper by Demi Lovato. She wants to be an R&B pop artist. Adam says Hanna has always been strong but you can see her growing up. Adam says she has a powerful voice and she needs to flesh out the quieter parts a little better so she can really hit them with precision. Adam says she is the sweetest human being and she is genuinely adorable. Adam says has such a powerful voice and she’s young and they need to keep working together so they can continue to work on control.

 

Next up is Josh West who is taking on one of the biggest rock songs of all time. He is singing More Than a Feeling by Boston. Adam says this is a tough song but he thinks Josh can do it. Adam gives tips on the key to sing in and the arrangement. Josh says the song is definitely a challenge and he needs to focus on delivering the detail and precision. Adam says that’s probably one of the hardest songs for a male to sing and he’s 18 and he’s so good.

 

We’re going to continue right away with Mark Isaiah. He is performing All Time Low by Jon Bellion. Adam says this isn’t a garden variety pop song, but it’s cool and he can get a lot of people on board with this song. Adam advises him on breath control and the chorus. Mark says he enjoys working with Adam because he helps build up his confidence. Gwen says she’s a big fan of him and his voice is so good and modern and he did a great job. Adam says that was great but he asks everyone at home to give him more time with Mark because he’s going to make him the best version of himself.

 

Voting is still open for Team Adam and results will be given later tonight. Next up is Adam’s steal, Lilli Passero. Lilli is going to sing the song It’s Too Late by Carole King. Adam says this is the perfect song for Lilli. He advises her to play a little towards the end, but not to overdo it. Adam says she is one of the better people on the show conveying emotion. Alicia says she loves that song and she’s always had a connection to Lilli and her favorite thing about Lilli is that she never breaks her gaze. Adam says it’s so weird because he’s campaigning for his team and it’s easier with Lilli because she is a world class singer. She’s very subtle and she never breaks and she always shows what she feels.

 

We’re closing out with Team Adam’s final artist Jesse Larson. Jesse is going to perform Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. Adam says this is the perfect song for his voice and his guitar. Adam says he hears Jesse tightening up on the chorus and he needs to let it flow. Jesse wants to show America he can express himself through a song that accurately represents who he is. Adam says that was by far the best vocal of the night and was soulful and he’s like a wizard from another planet.

 

Carson calls out Team Gwen to reveal the results. Carson asks Alicia if she HAD to pick two from Team Gwen, who would she pick. Alicia says Troy because he had such an emotional performance and Hunter. Carson says tough choice. America has saved…Brennley Brown. America also saved…Hunter Plake. Time for Gwen to pick one to move on. Gwen says her heart is racing right now. She says they are all so gifted and such great people and she’s been blessed to work with them. Gwen says this is so crazy hard and Carson says unfortunately you have to save one. Gwen says it’s nearly impossible and she’s thought about it a lot. Gwen decides to save…Troy Ramey.

 

Not a lot of time left and Team Adam is on center stage. Adam says they joke around and laugh and have a good time and he really cares about them doing their best. Adam wishes the best for every one of them because they are all amazing. Carson is ready to reveal which two artists are safe. America has saved…Jesse Larson. America has also saved…Lilli Passero. Adam says he loves them all but he’s going to save…Mark Isaiah.

 

Representing Team Adam going into the Top 12 is: Jesse Larson, Lilli Passero, and Mark Isaiah.

 

Representing Team Alicia going into the Top 12 is: Chris Blue, Vanessa Ferguson, and Stephanie Rice.

 

Representing Team Blake going into the Top 12 is: Lauren Duski, Aliyah Moulden, and TSoul.

 

Representing Team Gwen going into the Top 12: Brennley Brown, Hunter Plake, and Troy Ramey.

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Tonight, it’s the biggest episode of The Voice yet, as 4 chairs becomes 5! Helping to advise the teams, then taking a chair to watch live, she’s the top selling female country artist of all time. With more than 100 million albums sold world-wide and 5 Grammy awards, breaking the release of her first studio album in 15 years, the queen of country pop, Shania Twain! The artist’s will have to give the performance of their lives, because tonight, the power is in your hands. As the top 12 artists sing live for your votes. America, the decision is yours!

 

Welcome to the live shows! It is a history making night at The Voice. For the first time ever, we do have a fifth chair. She advised the top 12 this week, we’re so lucky to have her, ladies and gentleman, the one and only country pop megastar, Shania Twain! Shania, along with the coaches, will be giving some thoughts throughout the night. Shania says she is beyond excited and so honored to be sitting there with the coaches. Voting is now open for all artists by all methods.

 

We’re going to kick off tonight with Team Adam’s guitarist who’s going to show his softer side. Adam wants him to completely emote. He is going to sing Make You Feel My Love by Adele. Adam says he was the only one to turn for Jesse and Shania says she would have turned for him. Shania advises him to show a little desperation towards the end of the song when it calls for it. Adam says this is going to put Jesse on the map.

 

We start with Shania. Shania says what a start! She says he hit the peak in the song at the right moment and got there with perfection and he’s a stunning vocalist. Adam says that was incredible and it’s just shocking that he’s so good as a guitar player and maybe even better as a singer. Adam says Jesse is the best pure singer in the competition, but he has to show what he’s got.

 

Up next is Mark Isaiah who is tackling a massive song this week. Adam tells Mark this is where he has to go into another gear. Mark says he wants to introduce America to his R&B side, he’s going to sing One Dance by Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla. Adam thinks he needs to simplify it, and Shania says if he has all the words and notes he risks making it a run-on sentence. Shania says Mark has the technique, it’s about the performance at this point.

 

Shania says Mark has a natural star quality and he presents himself with dynamics and he has a really good sense of where he is in the song. She says he really came to life. Adam says he is blown away because he was a little concerned and he surprised him. Adam says this kid just came out and he acted like he was visiting The Voice and had an album coming out, it was crazy.

 

We’re going to continue with the folk rocker who’s showing her fighting spirit with a powerful hit song. Stephanie Rice is going to perform White Flag by Dido and she wants to make it the most eerie version we’ve heard. Shania says she’s making it her own and it’s a great rendition. Alicia says it’s a Lana Del Ray/Fiona Apple feel to it.

 

Shania says Stephanie’s emotion was just pouring out of her and her voice was crying and she was extremely convincing about her emotions. Gwen says wow, she feels like Shania is right and that inner pain she has is her gift and she loves the way she used her voice tonight and she did a beautiful job. Alicia says Stephanie is the purist artist on the show and she is taken by her range and how she brings people into her world.

 

Our performances will continue with Team Gwen’s Troy Ramey and he is going to sing Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty. Shania says Troy has some really beautiful bluesy, soul qualities in his voice. Gwen says the verses are beautiful, but the chorus is kind of a let down. Shania says the chorus is such a sing along chorus. Gwen says this song is a great choice for him and represents his style. Troy says he was waiting for Shania to say that don’t impress her much.

 

Shania says she was so blown away and she loves all the subtleties in his voice and she was really captivated by his style. Adam says that was awesome and he was hoping in the second chorus that he would go up into the big notes and it was pretty in the beginning and he really liked that he made it his. Gwen says something about his personality came through and she felt like he was free falling and it was really good and so fun to see what he actually ended up doing. She says he was really creative and cool and he did a great job.

 

We’re going to continue now with an energetic 15-year old, Aliyah Moulden. She was given the song Love is Like a Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas. Shania wants to hear a little bit of the song a capella so she can tone it down and simplify the song. Blake says he hears her nerves. Shania says part of it is adrenaline and she should burn off some of it before she comes out to perform.

 

Shania says she came out and commanded the stage and has such poise, she is a professional. Shania says Bravo Blake and Aliyah just took it all in stride and came out and rocked the stage. Blake says she blows him away every time she gets on the stage because every time she gets on the stage she takes another step towards becoming an incredible artist. He says she is becoming a performer in front of America’s eyes and that’s incredible to be a part of.

 

Voting is open for all artists on all methods. We’ll continue with back to back performances. First up from Team Alicia the soul singer who’s turning into an incredible story teller, Chris Blue. Chris is going to sing Love and Happiness by Al Green. Shania says she loves it when she hears someone talk about the story first. Alicia says maybe we need to explore a little of the tender side, the softer, gentler side. Shania says it needs to come down and give him another side to jam things out in a sexy, intimate way so the song has some dynamic.

 

He gets a standing ovation from all the coaches and the mentor. Shania says he made it look so easy and he could sing anything and he brought everyone from a real cool collected place and built the room up and exploded. Alicia says it’s just incredible to watch him and he has this ability to make things electric and he made that a Chris Blue song and the audience could not stop clapping. Alicia says there are just some things when you feel it, you feel it.

 

We’re going to continue right away from Team Blake, a Shania Twain super fan, Lauren Duskie. Lauren is going to sing Lord, I Hope This Day is Good by Lee Ann Womack. Shania advises Lauren to be aware of not rushing. Shania tells us she has hints of Emmylou Harris in her voice. Lauren got to harmonize with Shania and Blake and she’s introducing an entirely new generation to this song.

 

Shania says that song was so perfect for Lauren, and that song is a song she could have written. Shania says her voice was so pure and she stayed true to her voice and she didn’t try to be something she wasn’t. Blake says he’s so excited right now. Blake says this is the artist they have been waiting for on the show. He says all she needs is a microphone and a country song and she lights the place up.

 

Remember to download and listen to this season’s song on iTunes and Apple music. We’ll continue with Team Adam’s LA artist who had a setback this week, Lilli Passero. Shania says Lilli has some really beautiful qualities in her voice and she was looking forward to hearing her in person. Adam says he wants Lilli to do Man, I Feel Like a Woman. Lilli says, great, no pressure but she’d love to sing it. Shania says when she does the song live she’s conscious of not over singing the verses because they are meant to be sultry and more bluesy and the chorus is meant to be pop sassy.

 

Shania says that was just awesome and she really had the sass and she’s so happy that she’s better. Shania says it was great to hear it in person and it’s a huge compliment to hear it done so well. Adam says he’s just so surprised to see she’s alive and then he gave her the ambitious task to perform a Shania song in front of Shania. Adam says they are going to do some amazing things going forward, this was just the beginning.

 

We’re back and going to continue with Team Gwen’s 15-year old country singer, Brennley Brown. Brennley is going to sing Long, Long Time by Linda Ronstadt. Shania says Brennley could go pop with it or country, she’s not limited vocally. Gwen says Brennley doesn’t need to do trickery, her voice is so incredible. Shania says people will always be impressed with power notes, but she needs to do what’s true to her.

 

Shania says the emotion came all the way through and her technique was amazing and that was really as good as it gets no matter what age you are. Blake says Brennley ended up with the right coach and that was a brilliant move with that song and she blew him away. Gwen says that was perfect and she doesn’t know what she would do different. Gwen says that was just beautiful.

 

We’re going to continue with Team Blake’s R&B vocalist, TSoul. TSoul is going to sing Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson. Shania says TSoul has all this technical ability and his voice is incredible. Shania advises to have more of a balance between the big notes and the verses and chorus. Blake says they were going to have him play the piano but something magical happened with TSoul just singing.

 

Shania tells TSoul he felt his emotion and he got lost in his own world and it was very captivating and touching and he has a true soul, voice, and heart. Blake says TSoul is looking at one extremely proud and happy coach. He’s never seen anyone get lost in his performance like TSoul does and he admires that as a fellow artist and loves it as a fan. Blake calls on all the TSoldiers to vote for him because he deserves to be on the show.

 

We’re going to continue now with Team Gwen’s Hunter Plake. Hunter is going to sing Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye. Shania says he has nice control and tells him not to lose the rasp when he performs because it adds character. Shania says Hunter captivates her because he has a style that no one else has. Gwen says she’s so excited to see this.

 

Shania says she loved the way Hunter has a mild, calm personality and then when he performs she felt like she was at a full-blown concert. She says he has incredible range and she believed him, he delivered well. Gwen says that was so exciting to see him perform that and the way he produced it was so creative. Gwen thought that was so great and she’s so proud of him.

 

Closing out the night, from Team Alicia is Vanessa Ferguson singing a soul classic. She is going to perform A Song For You by Donny Hathaway. Alicia says this is a classic song and you have to be able to have the right emotion to make the song come alive. Alicia advises her to explore how it feels to lay back a little bit. Shania says she’s such a soulful singer and it’s easy to take a story for granted, but if she is thinking about the lyrics while performing the audience will connect.

 

Shania says Vanessa is pure class inside and out and she has a sense of style about her and she really knows who she is. Alicia says the way she performed that song was so special, and you don’t just come out and sing that song. Alicia says to America if you want magic on the show, then you vote for Vanessa. If you want to vote, you can vote on all platforms or by downloading any of their songs on iTunes. Voting closes at noon Eastern time tomorrow!

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We are live with your results tonight! We’re going to find out some of the results from last night! Center stage, here’s your Top 12!

 

The first artist America has saved is…

 

America has saved…from Team Gwen…Brennley Brown!

 

America has also saved…

 

America has also saved…from Team Adam…Jesse Larson!

 

The third artist America has saved…from Team Blake…

 

America has also saved from Team Blake…Lauren Duski!

 

Brennley Brown, Jesse Larson, and Lauren Duski are all save and moving on to the Top 11! Everyone else is still in jeopardy.

 

As you know family is very, very important to us here at The Voice. Last year, we tragically lost one of our own, the incredibly talented and beautiful Christina Grimmie. Tonight, in memory of our good friend and along with Christina’s family, we are honored to help announce the creation of The Christina Grimmie Foundation benefiting those impacted by gun violence and families, just like her own affected by breast cancer. Carson thanks her family who is there for allowing them to be a part of this very important moment.

 

As you know, Christina was a finalist for Team Adam season 6. Adam says he loved her so much and he misses her and they are going to sing her a little song and he’ll sing every song to her in her honor and he thanks the family for being there.

 

The next artist America has saved…from Team Alicia…

 

America has saved from Team Alicia…Vanessa Ferguson!

 

America has also saved…from Team Blake…

 

America’s fifth save from Team Blake…Aliyah Moulden!

 

For more information on the Christina Grimmie Foundation or to get involved, go to christinagrimmiefoundation.org. Christina’s family also just released a new EP called Side B, it’s on iTunes right now. Proceeds go towards this amazing cause. Also a full album of Christina’s music will be released on June 2.

 

Here are the seven remaining artists! It’s time to see who else America has saved.

 

America has saved…from Team Adam…

 

America has saved from Team Adam…Lilli Passero.

 

America has also saved…from Team Alicia…

 

America has also saved from Team Alicia…Chris Blue!

 

After America voted on Snapchat to select a winner, Ignatious Carmouche from Lafayette, Louisiana, he meets Adam Levine and he’s invited to participate in the blind auditions for next season.

 

Time for more results, here’s our remaining 5 artists center stage. We have left Troy Ramey, Stephanie Rice, TSoul, Hunter Plake, and Mark Isaiah.

 

America has saved…from Team Gwen…

 

America has saved from Team Gwen…Hunter Plake!

 

America also saved…

 

America has also saved…TSoul from Team Blake!

 

One more name, America also saved…

 

America has saved…Stephanie Rice from Team Alicia!

 

It’s time for the Instant Save! Voting will open after BOTH artists perform. Don’t vote until we post you can vote! If you do, then your vote will not count, so stay patient and watch for voting to open!

 

Troy Ramey from Team Gwen has selected the song Drift Away by Dobie Gray. Blake says Troy has a classic sounding voice and he hopes people vote for him to go through and he hopes they can find a way to show his personality. Gwen says that had to have been enough because he’s so easy when he sings, it’s so natural. She says it’s one of her favorite performances he’s ever done.

 

Mark Isaiah from Team Adam has selected the song When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars. Adam says that choice of song was a testament that he should still be doing this. Adam says Mark reminds him of Chris Jameson and this kid is so young and he’s on a mission and getting better every day. He’d hate to see him go before everyone can see his full potential.

 

Voting is now closed and it’s time to find out who won your Twitter Instant Save!

 

America instantly saved…

 

Mark Isaiah is moving on to the Top 11 by America’s Instant Save!

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According to twitter accounts, here is how the tweets and retweets look from the artists, their coach, and the voice accounts:
 
Mark's account had 10.5k retweets
Troy's account had 9,332
Adam's account had 12.2k
Gwen's account had 9,377
The Voice's account had 17k for Mark and 14.4k for Troy
 
Here's how Morty's followers retweeted:
Mark had 22 retweets and Troy had 88 retweets.

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Welcome to the live show for the Top 11! Big night tonight, coaches and artists pulling out all the stop and all the performances are bigger. We’ll kick things off tonight with Team Alicia’s Stephanie Rice. She has chosen the song Behind Blue Eyes by The Who. Alicia offers advice on the chorus because it seems to miss something and advises no drums at the end. Alicia says this performance will set her apart from everyone else.

 

Carson goes to Gwen for comments on Stephanie and Gwen says it’s amazing to watch her grown and see her discover herself. Gwen says she seen confidence tonight. Adam says it’s nice to see this side because it’s a different side, and it’s good to see her just have fun. Alicia says she’s blossoming like this powerful, feminine phenomenon and she’s so happy for her.

 

We’re going to continue with Team Blake’s California spitfire, Aliyah Moulden. She’s going to be singing Take It Back by Reba McEntire. Blake says this song is tailor made for Aliyah and her voice. Blake says the way she bends her notes, to get there a little faster. Blake says she has a strong voice and so much charisma.

 

Alicia says she loved that and she’s starting to get a signature. She loves the raspy voice she has and it felt really great and she’s incredible. Gwen says Blake is an amazing coach but Aliyah is doing such a great job and she’s very talented. Blake says he’s blown away and America is falling in love with her and they are becoming invested in her as an artist. Blake says don’t forget she is 15-years old.

 

We’ll continue with Team Blake’s R&B vocalist who’s taking on a modern hit, TSoul. TSoul is going to sing Lay Me Down by Sam Smith. Blake says this is a big step because it’s his performance with a current hit song and he’s going to be playing the piano. Blake says TSoul gets so lost in the moment and he can’t wait to see what he’ll do live.

 

Alicia says it was unfortunate that she was sitting where she was while TSoul was laying across the other side of the stage. Alicia says he has a beautiful bravado and she loved him on the piano and he has something special. Blake says TSoul is a beast. Blake says he’s never heard him sing like that. Blake says he always gets lost in the moment but he’s never let his voice go like that before. Blake says that was incredible.

 

Up next is Team Adam’s LA pop singer, Lilli Passero. Adam gave Lilli the song Town Without Pity by Gene Pitney. Adam says Lilli is a great singer and advises her at the end to slow down a little bit and give a break on the last line. Lilli says she enjoys just being able to be herself. Adam says he still thinks Lilli can win The Voice.

 

Alicia says she was so, so feeling that and every lyric was relevant. Alicia says she was magnificent and Lilli lost herself in her own world and she loved that. Adam says he’s so happy and he felt like they were in another time and felt like they were transported to a different era. Adam says they found this song out of nowhere and Lilli made that her song and everyone will want it.

 

We’re going to continue with Team Gwen’s Louisiana vocalist, Hunter Plake. Hunter is going to perform All I Want by Kodaline. Gwen says this is such a simple song, so mellow and slow that he might want to do something to change it up. Gwen says Hunter is such an emotional singer and he’s a great musician. Gwen says this performance has to be legendary, every note counts.

 

Adam says that was so great. Adam says he has a voice that is so cool and he’s happy Hunter is there. Adam says the best thing about Hunter’s voice is there is no mistaking his voice. When you hear him, you know it’s Hunter. Gwen says this is the real deal. He’s an incredible artist who is full of music and there is no one like him on the show.

 

We’re continuing with Team Alicia’s North Carolina vocalist, Vanessa Ferguson. Vanessa is going to sing Diamonds by Rihanna. Alicia says she’d like her to play the piano, at least for the first part. Alicia suggests she add to the song where she feels it’s right and offers advice on the closing of the song and making it dramatic. Alicia says she feels like she’s hearing Shirley Bassey on a current record.

 

Adam says he loves Vanessa’s vibe and he always smiles when she comes on stage. Adam says it’s rare that she stands alone being in a competition, but he thinks she’ll be hugely successful. Blake says Vanessa is the one who he’s the most intimidated by. Alicia says she has thing when she sings where it seems so effortless. Alicia says she has such a powerful voice that is unmatched and it’s so refreshing her style and performances.

 

Next is an intimate performance with Team Blake’s Lauren Duski. She is going to sing Somewhere In My Broken Heart by Billy Dean. Blake advises her to do an acoustic version so she can showcase her voice. Blake also advises a few tips on which notes to hold out. Blake says Lauren is a story teller and she has an honesty and clarity that no one else has.

 

Adam says Lauren is going to be in the finale because she just has what it takes and there’s nothing he loves more than someone who can just get up there and sing a beautiful song. Blake says he’s running out of great things to say about Lauren, but she’s special and different and her voice is classic and doesn’t sound like anyone else. Blake says it’s exciting and her story is continuing to build and America should vote for her because she’s important to country music.

 

Up next is Mark Isaiah from Team Adam. Mark is going to perform How to Love by Lil Wayne. Adam says it’s an atypical Lil Wayne song. Adam advises him not to over sing because he’ll run out of breath and he advises on a place where to take a break.

 

Gwen says there’s something about Mark and she loves those song choices. She says to watch him make his truth and she believed him, she’s so happy for him and he’s so gifted. Adam says he can’t believe it because he was a little worried because that song was tough. Adam says he’s chosen every song he’s done in the live shows and he hasn’t been able to do with almost anybody. Adam says he trusted that Mark would come out here and blow him away.

 

We’ll continue with Team Adam’s Jesse Larson is coming out of his comfort zone a little this week. He’s going to sing Human by Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. Adam advises them to work with the arrangement so the performance doesn’t get swallowed up by the band. Adam also works on the staging. Jesse says the lyrics are very relevant.

 

Alicia says that doesn’t even make any sense. She loves how they arranged that and he made her remember how special that song is and he took it to a whole new place. Alicia says she looks forward to hearing more from Jesse. Adam says he is so proud of Jesse. Adam says Jesse is not a pop star and he reminds him of last year’s winner, Sundance Head. Adam says Jesse just comes out here and sings and that should propel him to victory and he is the best singer in the competition right now.

 

Next is Team Gwen’s Brennley Brown with a twist on a Joni Mitchell song. She is going to sing River by Joni Mitchell. Gwen says she stuck to the melody and it was so emotional and she thinks they can make it sound like a country song. Gwen suggests background singers to make it more country. Gwen says she’s excited about Brennley and she’s doing what people want her to do.

 

Adam says he’s so happy that she’s with Gwen because it’s so cool to hear her sing a Joni Mitchell song and it’s nice to see someone think outside the box. Adam says it was beautiful and it was original, and she made it a country song while staying loyal to the original. Gwen says she’s so excited about her and her voice is so beautiful. Gwen can’t believe she’s 15 and can channel a Joni Mitchell song.

 

We’re going to close out the night with Team Alicia’s Chris Blue with an iconic song that hits close to home. He’s going to sing When A Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge. Alicia suggests Chris not to ad lib anything at the beginning and save it all for the end. She says he should be in tears by the end. Alicia says this week he gets to uncover layers of himself and this will be a statement performance that shows America how great his voice really is.

 

Carson goes right to Alicia. Alicia says heaven sent him to her and they are all blessed to hear his voice. She felt like she was watching Marvin Gaye or Sam Cooke, it was like watching the greats. She hopes America sees how great he is and America should vote for Chris Blue.

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Tonight we find out America’s Top 10! Gwen and Alicia will take the stage with their teams tonight and from season 10 Alison Porter. But let’s get right to some results. Every single artist charted on the iTunes singles chart, with 2 of them in the Top 10 at the close of voting.

 

The first artist America saved…from Team Blake….

 

America has saved from Team Blake…Lauren Duski.

 

America has also saved…from Team Adam…

 

America has saved from Team Adam…Jesse Larson.

 

The next artist America has saved…from Team Alicia…

 

The next artist America saved from Team Alicia...Chris Blue.

 

The fourth artist America has saved…from Team Gwen…

 

America’s fourth artist from Team Gwen…is Brennley Brown.

 

All the coaches have one artist representing them so far in the Top 10.

 

America has also saved…from Team Blake…

 

America has saved from Team Blake…Aliyah Moulden.

 

The sixth artist America has saved…from Team Adam…

 

America’s sixth artist is from Team Adam…Lilli Passero.

 

That leaves five artists still in jeopardy. Straight ahead we’ll find out who else is saved and who will be singing for the Instant Save!

 

The next artist America has saved…from Team Alicia…

 

America’s next save from Team Alicia…is Vanessa Ferguson.

 

America has also saved…

 

America has saved…Hunter Plake from Team Gwen.

 

America’s last save before the instant save is…

 

America’s final save is TSoul…from Team Blake.

 

Stephanie and Mark had the lowest votes and they will be competing for the Instant Save. Get ready to vote everyone!

 

It’s time for the Instant Save! Voting will open after BOTH artists perform. Don’t vote until we post you can vote! If you do, then your vote will not count, so stay patient and watch for voting to open!

 

Stephanie Rice from Team Alicia has chosen the song Issues by Julia Michaels. Alicia says they have all watched her become her own woman. She is a producer, a musician, she plays multiple instruments, she’s a writer, and she’s what an artist is supposed to be. Alicia implores America to save Stephanie tonight. Alicia says Stephanie is so special and she is so proud of her.

 

Mark Isaiah from Team Adam is singing 7 Years by Lukas Graham. Adam says Mark is a fighter. Adam says he’s had his back against the wall three weeks in a row and he still comes out with a smile on his face and performs with grace. Adam says he tells a story without once getting rattled and he wants Mark to stay so he can fight again next week.

 

The Instant Save is now closed everyone! It’s time to find out who your Twitter votes saved!

 

America Instantly Saved…

 

Mark Isaiah is moving on to the Top 10 by America’s Instant Save!

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We are live with the Top 10! These artists are going to do everything they can to make it to the semi-finals which are next week. Tomorrow night, two artists will be eliminated, and it doesn’t matter whose team they are on. Voting is more crucial now than ever and voting is open now on all methods for all artists! Mother’s Day is this coming weekend and all of the artists got to bring their moms to their rehearsals to meet their coaches. Tonight, the Top 10 will be singing dedications to their mothers throughout the show.

 

We’re going to kick things off with Jesse Larson. Adam gets to meet Jesse’s stepmom and Jesse says his stepmom was nervous but he calmed her down. Jesse says his stepmom sacrificed a lot to get him through his career. Jesse is performing Jungle Love by The Time. Adam says this is going to be a lot of fun for Jesse to play, he’s in his element. Adam wants Jesse to look like a Blues Brother.

 

Blake says it got so good he started watching Alicia to see if she really was going to combust. Blake says it was really good. Alicia asks Jesse if Adam asked him to say her name in the song and he says it was all him. Alicia says it’s sometimes harder to sing songs like this but it was incredible to see him perform like that and when he played, she loved seeing all sides of him. Adam asks Jesse if he felt what just happened in the room. Adam says he might have made a mistake when he said Jesse wasn’t a superstar. Adam says he’s the most talented dude in the competition and he blew Adam away.

 

Up next is Team Blake’s, Aliyah Moulden. Aliyah brought her grandmother to meet Blake because she’s a big fan and her mom. Aliyah is going to sing Jealous by Labrinth. Blake says this is a big deal because it’s her first slow song. Blake says this song shows an emotional side, but also has strong she is as a vocalist. Blake advises her to put some of her emotion into the song so the audience can feel how she feels.

 

Aliyah struggled at the end because of her emotion. Gwen says her doing that song that people weren’t expecting and it was really good. Gwen says the second half was beautiful and they all have cried during a song because songs take you to an emotional place. Blake says he couldn’t be more proud of her right now because she did what she needed to do and she did what he asked her to do and she got lost in the moment. Blake says she cried during the song and he thinks we all cry with her.

 

Next up is Team Alicia’s Vanessa Ferguson. Vanessa says her mother is going to tell everyone about meeting Alicia Keys. Vanessa is going to sing Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill. Alicia says she picked that song because it’s the closest to showing America what type of artist Vanessa is. Alicia had to call Lauryn to get permission to use the song. Alicia suggests making the end bigger and she thinks for the first time, we are actually going to see Vanessa.

 

The audience seemed to really enjoy Vanessa’s performance. Adam says Lauryn Hill is impossible to emulate, but Vanessa really did an amazing job and she should think about starting to rap a little bit. Alicia says Vanessa looks stunning. Alicia says learning how much Vanessa has to her has been exciting, and she is everything and tonight she showed exactly who she is just in case America hadn’t seen all of her. Alicia says she’s so proud of her and Vanessa is so special.

 

If an artist’s song is in the Top 10 at the close of voting, their downloads could be multiplied by 5 and that could help your favorite win it all. Up next is Mark Isaiah from Team Adam. Mark’s mom says she is proud because he hasn’t let being in the bottom two bother him. Adam says he thought Mark’s mom was his sister and his mom thanks Adam for all the support he has given Mark. Mark says he is thinking of playing piano and he’s going to perform Sign of the Times by Harry Styles. He wants to put more emotion into the song so America can see that from him. Adam advises him to sing this song differently than the way he has the previous couple of songs. Adam says Mark has to fight really hard to make Top 8 this week.

 

Gwen says she’s going to download that because that was a whole different side to him and she can’t wait to hear his recorded voice on that song. She thinks he did a really great job. Adam says it was Mark’s idea to do that song and he doesn’t think Mark has deserved to be at the bottom, but he continues to impress and surprise him every week. Adam says Mark gets better every week and no one works harder than he does.

 

Up next is Team Alicia’s Chris Blue. His mom is so excited to meet Alicia Keys. Alicia says you can see where Chris gets all his personality from. Chris is going to sing 24K Magic by Bruno Mars. Chris says he wants to be free and have fun. Alicia says this is the type of performance can show America what type of artist Chris can be. Chris says he’s going to listen to his mom and shake what his momma gave him.

 

Blake says he thinks Chris will be in the finale. Blake says there was a time when he thought if someone didn’t see how talented Chris was they were deaf. But now he thinks they must deaf and blind to not see how incredible talented he is. Alicia says she is just flying through the sky right now. She says this was Chris’s vision and he wanted everyone to see what he can do. Alicia says she didn’t even know he had that in him and he just showed her and all of America that he is unstoppable.

 

The finale is only two weeks away! Next, from Team Adam is Lilli Passero. Adam tells Lilli’s mom he’s proud of her and she says she’s proud too. Lilli is going to perform Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. Adam says everyone will know this song and it’s never been done on the show. Adam tells Lilli to make sure she works on her phrasing because everyone will be hanging on every word. Lilli says Adam is teaching her how to be timeless and current at the same time. Adam says the timing on the choruses has to be really good and he works with her on them.

 

Alicia says she loves how she interprets songs and she understands the type of artist that she is and it’s beautiful to see her sing a classic, timeless song. Alicia says she loves what she did and she looks beautiful. Adam says that made him feel like he was listening to it on a whole different level. He says sometimes they have a lot of bells and whistles with the songs, but this was just singing and he hopes America can understand she’s singing it in a classic, retro way.

 

It’s the biggest night of competition yet and artists are giving it their all so they don’t go home. Next is Lauren Duski from Team Blake. Lauren brought her mom to meet Blake and Lauren says she feels super blessed that Blake has been her coach. Lauren is going to sing Tell Me Why by Wynonna Judd. Blake says Lauren has done a lot of ballads and it’s important for her to show a more energetic side. Blake plays with the production of the band and Lauren says seeing that made her feel like he was invested. Lauren got a call from Wynonna and she gives Lauren encouragement.

 

Gwen says Lauren is a living country Barbie doll with a guitar and she was so beautiful tonight. Gwen says that song was perfect and Blake is such a good coach and she loved it, and she did a perfect job. Blake says every time she gets on the stage she’s accepting the fact she can do this. Blake says Lauren is the missing piece in country music right now and everyone is starting to figure that out and he’s so happy for her.

 

Now it’s Team Gwen’s Hunter Plake who will be taking the stage. Hunter tells Gwen his mom taught him how to play drums and his mom says he always played music around the house. Hunter is performing Higher Love by Steve Winwood. Gwen says this gives more dimension to him and America can see a side they haven’t seen yet. Gwen thinks Hunter should go to the original melody so he can get the emotional feeling that is the intention of the lyric. Gwen says America is seeing his artistry and gravitating towards him because he is the real deal.

 

Adam says it’s one thing to fit a song like that into a new context, but it didn’t feel forced and that’s a testament to Hunter’s ability to turn it into something that made something that made sense. Gwen says she’s very proud of Hunter and she’s glad she gets to watch him do his art in front of America. Gwen says it was very interesting to see him on the stage and he looked so comfortable and he did a great job.

 

Next up is TSoul and he brings his mom to meet Blake. TSoul’s mom thanks Blake for everything he’s done for her son. TSoul is going to sing At This Moment by Billy Vera & The Beaters. Blake says TSoul is going to go back and do something that is more of a vintage sound. Blake says TSoul needs to “decorate” the song up and put his stamp on it. TSoul says he wants to use this song to make his mother even more proud.

 

Alicia says TSoul is really genuine and he has a unique voice and every time he comes on the stage he gives it 300,000%. Blake says he has sat in that chair for 12 seasons now and Blake believes TSoul just bought a ticket to the Top 8 because that’s the best he’s done so far.

 

We’re going to close the night with Team Gwen’s Brennley Brown. She is going to sing Anyway by Martina McBride. Brennley says this is an important week because two people will be cut. Gwen says she has to be invested in the song and let the song be about her. Brennley says her mom encouraged her to be the best that she can be and she appreciates that. Brennley’s mom feels like what Brenley’s gaining from Gwen is that she can be herself and she thanks Gwen for that.

 

Blake says Brennley made a believer out of him and it’s too late for him now. Blake says she is inspirational out there for a lot of young people and he’s glad she did that song with that message because it’s important. Blake says Brennley is going to continue to defy the odds and he’s happy for her. Gwen says her biggest struggle is trying to find the right song for a 15-year old girl and she did such an incredible job and it was Brennley’s song choice. Gwen says it was beautiful and better than she ever imagined. That does it! Voting closes noon eastern tomorrow.

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Tonight, our most intense night yet as two artists will be going home. We are live! Results from last night are in and we’re going to reveal the first two to advance here in a minute!

 

The first artist America saved…from Team Blake…

 

America has saved from Team Blake…Aliyah Moulden.

 

America has also saved…from Team Alicia…

 

America has saved from Team Alicia…Chris Blue.

 

We’re back and Carson asks the judges about working with their artists.

 

The next artist America has saved…from Team Blake…

 

The next artist America saved from Team Blake…Lauren Duski.

 

The fourth artist America has saved…from Team Gwen…

 

America’s fourth artist from Team Gwen…Hunter Plake.

 

America has also saved…from Team Adam…

 

America has saved from Team Adam…Jesse Larson.

 

All four coaches now officially represented in the semi-finals of the voice.

 

America also saved…from Team Gwen…

 

America has also saved Brennley Brown from Team Gwen.

 

America has saved…TSoul from Team Blake.

 

Remember not to vote until the cue is given or votes will not count!

 

Lilli Passero from Team Adam has chosen the song Stormy Weather by Lena Horne.

 

Mark Isaiah from Team Adam has chosen the song Sorry by Justin Bieber.

 

Vanessa has chosen the song For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder.

 

America has saved with their Instant Save…

 

Vanessa Ferguson is moving on to the Top 8 and next week’s semi-finals with America’s Instant Save!

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