'The Voice' determines seven more fourth-season "knockout" round semifinalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/17/2013
The Voice determined seven of its 32 "knockout" round semifinalists during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition's fourth season.
The Voice's musician coaches Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton each continued whittling down their fourth-season teams from 12 to eight artists with the season's ongoing "battle" rounds -- which will ultimately reduce the competition's 48 artists to 32 total.
Grace Askew from Memphis, TN; Audrey Karrasch from Charlotte, NC; Tawnya Reynolds from Nashville, TN; Josiah Hawley from Ft. Smith, AR; Danielle Bradbery from Cypress, TX; and Warren Stone from Hannah, SC, advanced to The Voice's "knockout" round.
Grace, Audrey, Tawnya, Josiah, Danielle, and Warren moved forward in the competition after they won their respective "battle" round face-offs against fellow contestants Trevor Davis, Jamila Thompson, Mark Andrew, Jeff Lewis, Caroline Glaser, and Michael Austin.
The artists squared off in the "battle" rounds after The Voice coaches each selected two members of his or her individual singing team to perform a duet performance that would end with the coach eliminating one of the singers from the competition.
However, similar to last season, each coach is allowed two "steals" all season in which two losing face-off contestants may be added to a different coach's original six-member team of "battle" round-winners.
During Tuesday night's broadcast, one contestant was stolen, and that person was Caroline from Lawrence, KS.
Grace and Trevor were matched up by Blake and required to sing "Me and Bobby McGee."
Blake also paired Danielle and Caroline, who then performed a duet of "Put Your Records On." Caroline was stolen by Adam.
Josiah and Jeff were selected by Usher and assigned "Roxanne" for their "battle" round.
Usher also paired up Audrey and Jamila, who were required to perform "If I Were a Boy."
Michael and Warren were matched-up by Adam and instructed to sing "My Kinda Party" for their "battle" round.
Shakira paired Mark and Tawnya and then had them perform a duet of "The Chain."