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‘The Voice’ Recap: Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton Send Half Of Their Teams Home

Wed, October 31, 2012 12:27am EDT by Billy Nilles 1 Comment
The Voice Knockout Round
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It’s Christina and Blake’s turn to chop their teams in half as the knockout round comes to a close!

The latest round of The Voice comes to an end, as coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton eliminate half of their team members in the second half of the knockout rounds!

Devyn DeLoera vs. Laura Vivas

Christina pairs these two because she feels they are two powerful vocalists. Devyn chooses “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston to compete because she says she “has nothing without this show.” Laura chooses to compete with “I Need To Know” by Marc Anthony to show her “Latina-ness.” During her performance, Devyn isn’t able to reach Whitney-levels of amazing, but she sounds alright. Laura is a lot of fun with her salsa performance. Christina advances Devyn!

Adriana Louise vs. Celica Westbrook

These two are going head-to-head because Christina only wants one powerful pop singer, she says. Adriana chooses ‘Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson so she can show emotion. Celica chooses “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber so she can sing something that she feels is her own age. I’m always way of girls choosing songs by vocalists who are much stronger than they are — it always seems like a set-up for failure. Adriana doesn’t hold a candle to Kelly, but she hits that big note towards the end quite well. Celica is cute in her performance, but I don’t think it’s anything to write home about. Christina advances Adriana!

Alessandra Guercio vs. Dez Duron

Alessandra chooses to compete with “Take A Bow” by Rihanna, while Dez chooses “Stuck On You” by Lionel Richie. Alessandra brings a powerful quality to her performance that we hadn’t really seen yet in the competition. Dez’s song is pretty boring, but he’s got the heartthrob working for him. Christina advances Dez!

Chevonne vs. De’borah

Chevonne chooses “Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol, while De’borah opts for “You Found Me” by The Fray. Christina advances De’borah. Chevonne ignores her former coach Cee Lo Green as he tries to say goodbye. Sore loser!

Aquile vs. Sylvia Yacoub

Christina pairs these two up because she says they “always put their heart and soul into their performances.” Aquile competes with Bruno Mars‘ “Grenade,” which is a good choice for his voice. Sylvia chooses to compete with her coach’s song “Fighter,” which is a brave decision, if you ask me. Her brave choice pays off, as Christina advances Sylvia!

Gracia Harrison vs. Liz Davis

Blake pairs up his country queens for his first knockout matchup. Gracia chooses to compete with Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” while Liz chooses Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert‘s “Gunpowder and Lead.” Liz’s song proves to be a wise choice, as Blake advances her to the live rounds!

Rudy Parris vs. Terry McDermott

Blake pairs these two up because they’re both rockers. Terry opts to compete with Paul McCartney‘s “Maybe I’m Amazed,” while Rudy chooses Chris Brown‘s “Forever” despite Blake’s warning that the song may be too young for him. Blake advances Terry!

Collin McLoughlin vs. Michaela Paige

Collin chooses to compete with “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)” by the Script, which is such a good song that he ought to rock! Michaela, meanwhile, decides to go with Pat Benatar‘s “Love Is A Battlefield,” a song that is perfect for her. As he decides to advance, Blake says, “Man, I love this little girl so much, I gotta go with Michaela.” And so she moves forward!

Julio Cesar Castillo vs. MarissaAnn

This is quite an odd head-to-head, in my opinion. Julio chooses to compete with Justin Bieber’s “Somebody To Love,” while MarissaAnn goes with a bold choice: “Lady Marmalade,” a song that Christina famously covered! Both perform well, leading Blake to feel the two are “dead even,” but he eventually chooses Julio to advance!

Cassadee Pope vs. Suzanna Choffel

Cassadee chooses to compete with “Payphone” by Maroon 5, another song originally by one of our coaches, while Suzanna goes with “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley. While both do great, Blake advances Cassadee, to whom Adam says, “You pick Blake Shelton and you sing my song? You’re breaking my heart!”

Well, HollywoodLifers, we’ve made it through another round of season three! Are you ready for the live shows? Did your favorite make the cut tonight? Let me know in the comments below!
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