'The Voice' determines Top 12 artists advancing to live performance shows
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/09/2012
The Voice revealed the voting results of the season's live "Playoffs" and determined its Top 12 third-season artists during Thursday night's broadcast of the NBC reality singing competition.
After the Top 20 artists performed this week in the live "Playoffs" for home viewer votes, last night's broadcast revealed the Top 2 artists on each coach's five-person team who had received the most votes and will automatically advance to next week's live performance show.
The Voice host Carson Daly announced that for "Team Christina," Sylvia Yacoub, a 19-year-old singer from Muskegon, MI, and Dez Duran, a 25-year-old singer from Chicago Heights, IL, had received the most home viewer votes and therefore would automatically advance to next week.
Aguilera then opted to save Adriana Louise, a 22-year-old singer from Brooklyn, NY. Aguilera's decision to put Louise through to the next live show eliminated team members Devon Deloera, a 22-year-old singer from Shreveport, LA, and De'borah, a 20-year-old singer from Snyder, TX.
For "Team Blake," America voted Terry McDermott, a 35-year-old singer from Aberdeen, Scotland, and Cassadee Pope, a 22-year-old singer from Los Angeles, CA, through to the next show.
Shelton then chose to save Michaela Paige, a 16-year-old singer from Boca Raton, FL -- ultimately sending home Julio Cesar Castillo, a 21-year-old singer from Chicago, IL, and Liz Davis, a 25-year-old singer from Madison, MI.
Moving forward for "Team Adam" based upon home viewer votes are Amanda Brown, a 27-year-old singer from Bronx, NY, and Bryan Keith, a 22-year-old singer from Bronx, NY.
Levine selected Melanie Martinez, a 17-year-old singer from Baldwin, NY, to also advance. His decision cut Joselyn Rivera, a 17-year-old singer from Pembroke Pines, FL, and Loren Allred, a 22-year-old singer from Salt Lake City, UT, from the competition.
Trevin Hunte, an 18-year-old singer from Queens, NY, and Nicholas David, a 31-year-old singer from Egan, MN, received the most votes on behalf of "Team Cee Lo."
Afterward, Green chose to save Cody Belew, a 27-year-old singer from Nashville, TN -- ultimately eliminating team members Mackenzie Bourg, a 19-year-old singer from Lafayette, LA, and Diego Val, a 25-year-old singer from Miami, FL, from the competition.
Next week's The Voice broadcast will air on Monday, November 12 at 8PM ET/PT and feature the Top 12 artists -- three members from each coach's team -- singing again for home viewer votes in the final live performance phase of the competition.
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The two artists to receive the least number of votes will then be sent home during Tuesday night's live one-hour results show, which will air at 8PM ET/PT on NBC.