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'The Voice' completes third-season coaches teams and determines Top 64 artists

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/02/2012 

The Voice is done discovering its newest batch of voices.

The Voice's musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton completed their third-season teams and finished determining the NBC reality singing competition's 64 artists during Monday night's broadcast.

With the selection of the final 64 artists during the show's "blind auditions" phase over, The Voice's third season will now feature "battle" rounds beginning with a two-hour episode on Monday, October 8 at 8PM ET/PT.

The "battle" rounds will follow Aguilera, Green, Levine, and Shelton and their musical advisors as they train and mentor their selected team members before having them square-off two at a time in a series of singing face-offs that will decide which of the two gets to remain on their coach's team and advance in the competition. 

However, unlike in The Voice's first two seasons, the losing artist of each face-off will not automatically be eliminated from the competition.  Instead, each coach will be allowed to "steal" two losing face-off contestants from the other coaches and add them to his or her own team -- resulting in each coach ending the "battle" rounds with 10 artists.

Similar to the "blind auditions" phase, if more than one coach wants to "steal" the artist in question, it will be up to the contestant to decide which coach's team he or she would like to join.

Following the "battle" rounds, The Voice's third season will also reportedly feature a new two-week "knockout round" in which each coach will whittle his or her team down to five singers and determine the 20 contestants who will advance to the season's live performance shows.

Aguilera's team will be advised by Green Day's frontman Billie Joe Armstrong during the "battle" rounds, while Levine will team up with singer Mary J. Blige, Shelton will work with crooner Michael Buble, and Green will be assisted by Matchbox 20 frontman and soloist Rob Thomas. 
The Voice's 64 third-season contestants -- and their NBC-released biographical information -- are:

"Team Christina"

- Adriana Louise, a 22-year-old singer from Brooklyn, NY

- Aquile, a 24-year-old singer from Oceanside, Calif.

- Beat Frequency, a singing duo comprised of 28-year-old Natasha Neuschwander and 35-year-old Shawn Lewis from Vancouver, WA

- Celica Westbrook, a 16-year-old singer from Franklin, TN

- De'borah, a 20-year-old singer from Snyder, TX

- Devon Deloera, a 22-year-old singer from Shreveport, LA

- Dez Duran, a 25-year-old singer from Chicago Heights, IL

- Jordan Pruitt, a 21-year-old singer from Loganville, GA

- Joselyn Rivera, a 17-year-old singer from Pembroke Pines, FL

- Laura Vivas, a 33-year-old singer from West Palm Beach, FL

- Lisa Scinta, a 25-year-old singer from Las Vegas, NV

- MarissaAnn, a 15-year-old singer from Ronkonkoma, NY

- Nathalie Hernandez, a 15-year-old singer from Dunedin, FL

- Nelly's Echo, a 32-year-old singer from Baltimore, MD

- Paulina, a 16-year-old singer from Sugarland, TX

- Sylvia Yacoub, a 19-year-old singer from Muskegon, MI

"Team Cee Lo"

- Alexis Marceaux, a 23-year-old singer from New Orleans, LA
- Amanda Brown, a 27-year-old singer from Bronx, NY
- Avery Wilson, a 16-year-old singer from Hamden, CT

- Ben Taub, a 21-year-old singer from Princeton, NJ
- Chevonne, a 26-year-old singer from Upper Saddle River, NJ

- Cody Belew, a 27-year-old singer from Nashville, TN

- Daniel Rosa, a 21-year-old singer from Riverside, CA
- Diego Val, a 25-year-old singer from Miami, FL

- Domo, a 26-year-old singer from Bronx, NY
- Emily Earle, a 23-year-old singer from Colorado Springs, CO

- JR Aquino, a 24-year-old singer from Anchorage, AK

- Mackenzie Bourg, a 19-year-old singer from Lafayette, LA

- Michael Wastman, a 40-year-old singer from Seattle, WA

- Nicholas David, a 31-year-old singer from Egan, MN

- Todd Kessler, a 30-year-old singer from Chicago, IL

- Trevin Hunte, an 18-year-old singer from Queens, NY
"Team Adam"

- Adanna Duru, a 15-year-old singer from Diamond Bar, CA

- Alessandra Guerico, a 17-year-old singer from Brooklyn, NY

- Benji, a 24-year-old singer from Orlando, FL

- Brandon Mahone, a 17-year-old singer from Chicago, IL

- Bryan Keith, a 22-year-old singer from Bronx, NY

- Caitlin Michelle, a 20-year-old singer from Scituate, MA

- Colin McLoughlin, a 24-year-old singer from Bedford, NY

- Joe Kirkland, a 25-year-old singer from Fort Worth, TX

- Kayla Nevarez, a 17-year-old singer from Mission Viejo, CA

- Loren Allred, a 22-year-old singer from Salt Lake City, UT

- Melanie Martinez, a 17-year-old singer from Baldwin, NY

- Michelle Brooks-Thompson, a 27-year-old singer from Sunderland, MA

- Nicole Nelson, a 34-year-old singer from Burlington, VT

- Sam James, a 26-year-old singer from Worcester, MA

- Samuel Mouton, a 19-year-old singer from Fort Collins, CO

- Brian Scartocci, a 26-year-old singer from Austin, TX

"Team Blake"

- 2 Steel Girls, a singing duo comprised of 22-year-old Krystal Steel and 44-year-old Julia Steel from Wellston, OH

- Casey Muessigmann, a 22-year-old singer from Spencer, IA

- Cassadee Pope, a 22-year-old singer from Los Angeles, CA

- Charlie Rey, a 20-year-old singer from Lakewood, CA

- Gracia Harrison, an 18-year-old singer from Virden, IL

- Julio Cesar Castillo, a 21-year-old singer from Chicago, IL

- Kelly Crapa, a 15-year-old singer from New Fairfield, CT

- Leila Broussard, a 23-year-old singer from Lafayette, LA

- Liz Davis, a 25-year-old singer from Madison, MI

- Michaela Paige, a 16-year-old singer from Boca Raton, FL

- Nicole Johnson, a 17-year-old singer from Denham Springs, LA

- Rudy Parris, a 46-year-old singer from Visalia, CA

- Ryan Jirovec, a 28-year-old singer from McAllen, TX

- Suzanna Choffel, a 32-year-old singer from Austin, TX

- Terisa Griffin, a 42-year-old singer from Chicago, IL

- Terry McDermott, a 35-year-old singer from Aberdeen, Scotland

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