'The Voice' determines six more Top 24 second-season finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/13/2012
The Voice revealed the identities of six additional Top 24 finalists during Monday night's broadcast of the NBC singing competition's second season.
Sera Hill, a singer from Stone Mountain, GA; Charlotte Sometimes, a singer from Wall, NJ; Juliet Simms, a singer from Tampa, FL; Kim Yarbrough, a singer from Memphis, TN, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA; Lindsey Pavao, a singer from Macteca, CA; and Jamar Rogers, a singer from Bronx, NY, advanced to The Voice's live performance rounds.
Hill, Sometimes, Simms, Yarbrough, Pavao, and Rogers moved forward in the competition after they won their respective "battle" round face-offs against fellow contestants Geoff McBride, Lex Land, Sarah Golden, Whitney Myer, Lee Koch, and Jamie Lono.
The six singers joined fellow finalists Tony Lucca, a singer from Waterford, MI; RaeLynn, a singer from Baytown, TX; Chris Mann, a singer from Wichita, KS; Cheesa Laureta, a singer from Honolulu, HI; Jordis Unga, a singer from Ridgeland, MN; and Jesse Campbell, a singer from Chicago, IL, who had all advanced during last week's "battle" round broadcast.
The contestants squared off in the "battle" round face-offs after The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton each selected two members of their individual singing teams to perform a duet performance that would end with the coach eliminating one of the singers from the competition.
Hill and McBride, a singer from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, were matched-up by Aguilera and required to sing Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools."
Shelton paired Sometimes and Land, a singer from Orange County, CA, and then had them perform a duet of Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks."
Simms and Golden, a singer from Houston, TX, were selected by Green and assigned Rod Stewart's "Stay With Me" for their "battle" round.
Yarbrough and Myer, a singer from Reno, NV, were paired by Levine and required to perform Mary J. Blige's "No More Drama."
Pavao and Koch, a singer from Temecula, CA, were matched-up by Aguilera and instructed to sing Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" for their "battle" round.
Green paired Rogers and Lono, a singer from Vernon Hills, IL, and then had them perform a duet of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is."
Monday night's The Voice broadcast was the second of the competition's four "battle" round episodes.