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'The Voice' wraps battle rounds and determines Top 40 knockout round semifinalists


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/24/2012 

The Voice determined the last of its 40 "knockout" round semifinalists during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition's third season.

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The Voice's musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton have each whittled down their third-season teams from 16 to 10 artists with the conclusion of the "battle" rounds, ultimately reducing the competition's Top 64 artists to 40 total.

Two artists were added to each team's eight original "battle" round-winners via the show's new "steal" format in which each coach was allowed to "steal" two losing face-off contestants from the other coaches throughout the series of "battles." Unlike in The Voice's first two seasons, the losing artist of each face-off was not automatically eliminated from the competition.

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

Now that the "battle" rounds are over and each coach has 10 artists on his or her team, The Voice's third season will move on to its new Knockout Round. For every team, each artist will perform individually against one of his or her own teammates one at a time. The contestants, who will be able to select their own songs to perform, will be surprised at the last minute by whom their coach chooses to put them up against.

At the end of the one-week Knockout Round, each coach will have his or her team down to five singers. Those Top 20 contestants will then advance to the season's live performance shows.

The Voice's 40 third-season Knockout Round semifinalists -- 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.

- 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

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

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

- Alessandra Guerico, a 17-year-old singer from Brooklyn, NY (stolen from Adam)

- Chevonne, a 26-year-old singer from Upper Saddle River, NJ (stolen from Cee Lo)


"Team Cee Lo"

- Avery Wilson, a 16-year-old singer from Hamden, CT

- 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

- 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

- Trevin Hunte, an 18-year-old singer from Queens, NY
 
- Caitlin Michelle, a 20-year-old singer from Scituate, MA (stolen from Adam)

- Terisa Griffin, a 42-year-old singer from Chicago, IL (stolen from Blake)
 
 
"Team Adam"

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

- Amanda Brown, a 27-year-old singer from Bronx, NY (stolen from Cee Lo)

- Joselyn Rivera, a 17-year-old singer from Pembroke Pines, FL (stolen from Christina)


"Team Blake"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Colin McLoughlin, a 24-year-old singer from Bedford, NY (stolen from Adam)

- MarissaAnn, a 15-year-old singer from Ronkonkoma, NY (stolen from Christina)

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