'The Voice' reveals semifinals results and determines finale finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/23/2011
The Voice determined its four finale finalists during Wednesday night's live results show on NBC.
Vicci Martinez, a soul and blues singer from Seattle, WA; Javier Colon, a pop and soul singer from Stratford, CT; Dia Frampton, an indie singer from St. George, UT; and Beverly McClellan, a pop singer from Gate City, VA; advanced to the competition's final performance show.
Vicci, Javier, Dia, and Beverly -- members of the teams led by The Voice coaches Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera respectively -- moved on to the performance finale after host Carson Daly revealed they had been selected based on the combination of the percentage of The Voice coaches' scores they had received during Tuesday night's performance show and the percentage of home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.
The results eliminated Nakia, a blues singer from Austin, TX, and left "Team Cee Lo" with Vicci; while Javier's advancement marked the end of the competition for Casey Weston, a country singer from Naples, FL. Dia edged out Xenia, a jazz and R&B singer from Temecula, CA; while Beverly beat out former disqualified American Idol finalist Frenchie Davis, an R&B singer from Washington, DC.
Following the eight finalists' performances Tuesday night, Carson asked the coaches to cast their secret ballots, in which the team leaders were required to divide 100 points any way they desired amongst their two remaining team members, giving the singer with the most points a potentially huge edge to become the final member of their coach's squad. Carson also announced the percentage of home viewer votes cast would carry equal weight to the coaches' scores.
Nakia received 51 out of 100 possible points from his coach Cee Lo, while Vicci earned 49. However, Nakia only received 25% percent of the "Team Cee Lo" home viewer votes in comparison to Vicci's 75% percent, which allowed Vicci to advance in the competition after she received 124 out of 200 total possible points against Nakia's 76 total points.
Javier advanced after he received 138 total points and Casey only received 62 total points. Javier received 65 points from his coach Adam and 73% percent of the "Team Adam" home viewer votes, while Casey earned 35 points from Adam and racked in 27% percent of the votes.
Blake gave his team members Dia and Xenia an even 50 points a piece, so Dia's victory came down to the "Team Blake" home viewer votes. Dia received 56% percent of the votes for 106 total points, while Xenia earned 44% percent of the votes for 94 total points.
Beverly advanced after she earned 50 points from her coach Christina and 57% percent of the "Team Christina" home viewer votes, while Frenchie also received 50 points from her coach but only accumulated 43% percent of the home viewer votes. Beverly received 107 total points and Frenchie managed to earn 93 total points.
Now that each coach's team is narrowed to a single contestant, the four remaining singers will compete directly against each other on The Voice's June 28 final performance show and viewers will vote to crown one of them "The Voice" -- winning the singer $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Music Group -- on the show's June 29 finale broadcast.