'The Voice' decides remaining second-season Top 16 quarterfinalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/11/2012
The Voice determined the identities of its remaining eight Top 16 quarterfinalists during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC singing competition's second season.
Mathai, a singer from Dallas, TX; Phillip "Pip" Arnold, a singer from Marietta, GA; Tony Lucca, a singer from Waterford, MI; Katrina Parker, a singer from Holly Ridge, NC; Jamar Rogers, a singer from Bronx, NY; James Massone, a singer from Boston, MA; Juliet Simms, a singer from Tampa, FL; and Cheesa Laureta, a singer from Honolulu, HI, advanced to the competition's quarterfinals round.
Mathai, Pip and Lucca -- who were three of the six members on the team led byThe Voice coach Adam Levine -- advanced after host Carson Daly revealed they had received the most home viewer votes of anyone on their team following Monday night's performance show, while Parker was selected by Levine from his three remaining team members after they were each required to sing a new song in the hopes their coach would save them in the competition.
Similarly, Rogers, Massone and Simms -- who were three of the six members on coach Cee Lo Green's team -- will be moving forward in the competition after receiving the most home viewer votes this week of anyone on their team, while Laureta was selected by Green from his three remaining team members after they each performed a survival song as well.
During the "sing to be saved" portion of last night's The Voice broadcast, Parker beat out fellow "Team Adam" members Kim Yarbrough, a singer from Memphis, TN, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, and Karla Davis, a singer from Monroe, NC, with her performance of "Don't Speak" by No Doubt.
Yarbrough sang Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight," while Davis performed a rendition of "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt.
After singing again for the coaches, Laureta won out over fellow "Team Cee Lo" members Tony Vincent, a singer from Albuquerque, NM, and Erin Martin, a singer from Berrien Springs, MI, with her performance of "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen.
Vincent performed a version of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams," while Martin sang "Your Song" by Elton John.
The Voice's next performance show will air on Monday, April 16 at 8PM ET/PT and then be followed by the second season's third live results show on Tuesday, April 17 at 9PM ET/PT.