The Voice determined nine of its 32 "knockout" round semifinalists during Monday night's broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition's fifth season.

The Voice coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton each began whittling down their fifth-season teams from 12 to eight artists with the start of the season's "battle" rounds.

Amber Nicole, Jacquie Lee, Caroline Pennell, Grey, Tessanne Chin, and Shelbie Z. advanced to The Voice's "knockout" round.

Amber, Jacquie, Caroline, Grey, Tessanne, and Shelbie moved forward in the competition after they won their respective "battle" round face-offs against fellow contestants Timyra-Joi, Briana Cuoco, Anthony Paul, Nic Hawk, Donna Allen, and Justin Chain respectively.

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 previous seasons, 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 Monday night's broadcast, three contestants were stolen: Briana, Anthony and Nic. 

Adam matched up Grey and Nic, requiring them to sing "Domino" by Jessie J. Nic was stolen by Blake.

Adam also paired Donna and Tessanne, who then performed a duet of "Next To Me" by Emelie Sane.

Justin and Shelbie were selected by Blake and assigned "Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson for their "battle" round.

Anthony and Caroline were paired by Cee Lo and required to perform "As Long As You Love Me" by Justin Bieber. Anthony was stolen by Christina.

Amber and Timyra-Joi were matched up by Christina and given the song "Listen" by Beyonce to sing.

Christina also paired Briana and Jacquie and then had them perform "House Of The Rising Sun" by The Animals. Briana was stolen by Blake.
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The Voice's fifth-season "battle" round will continue during Tuesday night's broadcast on NBC.