'The Voice' decides six additional Top 24 second-season finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/20/2012
The Voice revealed the identities of six additional Top 24 finalists during Monday night's broadcast of the NBC singing competition's second season.
Phillip "Pip" Arnold, a singer from Marietta, GA; Katrina Parker, a singer from Holly Ridge, NC; Erin Martin, a singer from Berrien Springs, MI; Ashley De La Rosa, a singer from Orlando, FL; Jermaine Paul, a singer from Harriman, NY; and Erin Willett, a singer from Gaithersburg, MD, advanced toThe Voice's live performance rounds.
Arnold, Parker, Martin, De La Rosa, Paul, and Willett moved forward in the competition after they won their respective "battle" round face-offs against fellow contestants Nathan Parrett, Angel Taylor, "The Shields Brothers" Rory and Tristan, Jonathas, ALyX, and Gwen Sebastian.
The six singers joined 12 of their fellow finalists Tony Lucca, RaeLynn, Chris Mann, Cheesa Laureta, Jordis Unga, Jesse Campbell, Sera Hill, Charlotte Sometimes, Juliet Simms, Kim Yarbrough, Lindsey Pavao, and Jamar Rogers who had all advanced during the last two week's "battle" round broadcasts.
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.
Arnold and Parrett, a singer from Tabor City, NC, were matched-up by Levine and required to sing Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good."
Levine also paired Parker and Taylor, a singer from Los Angeles, CA, and then had them perform a duet of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love."
Martin and "The Shields Brothers," a duo from Rixeyville, VA, were selected by Green and assigned Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" for their "battle" round.
De La Rosa and Jonathas, a singer from Austin, TX, were paired by Aguilera and required to perform "No Air" by Chris Brown and former sixth-season American Idol champion Jordin Sparks.
Paul and ALyX, a singer from Dallas, TX, were matched-up by Shelton and instructed to sing Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" for their "battle" round.
Shelton also paired Willett and Sebastian, a singer from Hebron, ND, and then had them perform a duet of Pat Benatar's "We Belong."
Monday night's The Voice broadcast was the third of the competition's four "battle" round episodes.