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‘The Voice’ Recap: Christina Aguilera & Cee Lo Green’s Teams Compete Live

Wed, November 7, 2012 10:28pm EDT by Billy Nilles 1 Comment
The Voice Live Playoffs
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Christina and Cee Lo’s teams have their moment to shine as the second part of the live playoffs concludes! Who was your favorite?

Well, fans of The Voice, we’re one step closer to learning this season’s Top 12! On tonight’s continuation of the live playoffs, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green‘s teams sang their hearts out in hopes for America’s votes, while Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and their teams, got to enjoy a night off!

Team Christina and Team Cee Lo sing My Chemical Romance’s”Sing” together to open the show. This performance was much more spirited than Team Blake and Team Adam’s joint performance on Monday, don’t you think?

Adriana Louise

Adriana competed with Katy Perry‘s “Firework” tonight, a song that she seemed quite sure of during rehearsals. During her performance, she sounds great. She adds some vocal runs that Katy herself probably couldn’t handle. Cee Lo considers her “worthy competition” for his team. Christina tells America that they don’t know how sweet and genuine Adriana is, hoping they’ll back her up.

Cody Belew

Cody, who might be one of the most interesting people in this competition, competed with George Michael‘s “One More Try,” a song that troubled him during rehearsals. During his performance, he really kills it on the vocal, and the crowd eats him up. This just might’ve been a star-making performance. Adam praises the song choice, saying he’s now a believer. Blake admits that he’s become one of his wife Miranda Lambert’s favorites this season. Let’s hope America votes to keep Cody around!


Christina tasked De’borah with Pink‘s “Who Knew” as her competition song. In her performance, she starts a little shaky, but she built to such a powerful finale that any memory of nerves was forgotten. All of the coaches praise De’borah, with Christina saying she hopes America falls in love with her.

Diego Val

Cee Lo challenged Diego to compete with “Bailamos” by Enrique Iglesias, a song he’s afraid to perform. He doesn’t do that great with it, something that the coaches all readily admit. Hopefully the song choice won’t doom Diego to elimination!

Mackenzie Bourg

Cee Lo challenged cutie Mackenzie to compete One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Though the song is usually song by five, Mackenzie holds his own with just one singular voice. He sounds great, but the judges all mention that they’d like to see him step outside of his wheelhouse and try something new, should he advance.

Devyn DeLoera

Christina gave Devyn Leona Lewis‘ “Bleeding Love” to compete with this week, in hopes that it would show a softer, more vulnerable side. Devyn was worried that it wasn’t the sort of song she would usually sing. Devyn’s never been a favorite of mine in this competition, and this performance didn’t really do anything to change that. None of the judges really seemed to dig it, either.

Nicholas David

He competed with “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by Barry White because Cee Lo said no one had more soul on his team. Nick had struggles understanding how to bring any swagger to the performance. He sounds great, which is to be expected, but it will be interesting to see how America responds to him. The studio audience eats him up, though, as do the coaches.

Sylvia Yacoub

Christina wanted to tap into Sylvia’s vulnurability with Katy Perry‘s “The One That Got Away.” Sylvia opted to sing as she played the piano, which proved to be a wise decision. Sylvia’s another artist who I haven’t been to crazy about so far, but this performance did a lot to highlight her strengths. The coaches all gush that Sylvia ought to make it through to the next round, and, after this performance, I agree.

Dez Duron

Wanting to push Dez outside his comfort zone, Christina gave him a country song — “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes. He seems slightly uncomfortable, but pushes through in rehearsals. Dez sounds fine on the song, and, with his heartthrob looks, I’d be shocked if he didn’t advance. Christina gives him a personal standing ovation, and the ladies in the crowd eat him up. He’ll be around for a little while longer.

Trevin Hunte

Trevin came prepared with “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?” by Michael Bolton, a song that Cee Lo says is right in his wheelhouse. Trevin absolutely slays during his performance, earning a standing ovation from the judges. This kid isn’t going anywhere.

Who are you voting to save, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to learn who’s in the Top 12 tomorrow? Let me know in the comments below!

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