'The Voice' determines remaining six Top 24 second-season finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/27/2012
The Voice revealed the identities of its remaining Top 24 finalists during Monday night's broadcast of the NBC singing competition's second season.
James Massone, a singer from Boston, MA; Mathai, a singer from Dallas, TX; Karla Davis, a singer from Monroe, NC; Moses Stone, a singer from Laurel, MD; Naia Kete, a singer from Leverett, MA; and Tony Vincent, a singer from Albuquerque, NM, advanced to The Voice's live performance rounds.
Massone, Mathai, Davis, Stone, Kete, and Vincent moved forward in the competition after they won their respective "battle" round face-offs against fellow contestants Wade, Nicolle Galyon, Orlando Napier, "The LiNE" Hailey and Leland, Jordan Rager, and Justin Hopkins.
The six singers joined 18 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, Jamar Rogers, Phillip "Pip" Arnold, Katrina Parker, Erin Martin, Ashley De La Rosa, Jermaine Paul, and Erin Willett who had all advanced during the last three 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.
Massone and Wade, a singer from Harvest, AL, were matched-up by Green and required to sing Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors."
Green also paired Vincent and Hopkins, a singer from Portland, OR, and then had them perform a duet of Journey's "Faithfully."
Mathai and Galyon, a singer from Sterling, KS, were selected by Levine and assigned Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" for their "battle" round.
Levine also paired Davis and Napier, a singer from Los Angeles, CA, and then had them perform a duet of Lionel Richie's "Easy."
Stone and "The LiNE," a duo from Wentworth, SD who currently reside in Coco Beach, FL, were paired by Aguilera and required to perform "[I Can't Get] No Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones.
Kete and Rager, a singer from Loganville, GA, were matched-up by Shelton and instructed to sing Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" for their "battle" round.
Now that the battle rounds have concluded, the first of the six live performance shows will air on Monday, April 2 at 8PM ET/PT and be followed by a live results show on Tuesday night at 9PM ET/PT. During Monday night's episode, The Voice will feature two of its four second-season teams -- which each consist of six members total -- performing in their entirety.
On Tuesday night, the bottom three artists on both teams will each fight for survival by performing an additional song in the hopes of impressing their coach. The coaches must then choose who amongst their team members will have the opportunity to move forward in the competition and who will be sent home.