VOICE OVER: This is the Moment for the Top 12 on The Voice

The Top Twelve Live Rounds began tonight after last week, which was the first week of voting. On Monday and Wednesday, America voted for their favorite singers on NBC's The Voice, which allowed the top two from each of the four teams to automatically advance. However, after all eight were chosen, each coach got to save one more. So at the end of last Thursday night there were only three contestants on each team. The top twelve contestants from Teams CeeLo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton sang tonight, allowing fans to yet again vote for their favorites after the show ended. But this time, the coaches don't get to save anyone. It's completely up to the people now.

If you missed any earlier episodes on The Voice, or need to get a reminder on exactly who is still in the show, click here to read the past recaps!

To start off the night, Michaela Paige, who Blake saved last week, sang P!nk’s recent hit, “Blow Me One Last Kiss.” Her coach said, “This is exactly what she needs to do as an artist, but it’s not gonna be easy.” Michaela took the stage without her signature mohawk, and though she sounded a little off, she put her heart into what may have not been the best song choice. Nonetheless, Chrisitna, Ceelo, and Adam agreed that Michaela was one of their favorites on the show, and her coach Blake was extremely proud of her, not being able to say enough about how well she did. “Earlier, you were talking about making sure I made the right decision to save you. That performance left no doubt in my mind. I want America to know that I never worked with an artist that has the ability to take advice and translate it into what happened on this stage. That’s how hard this girl works. PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS GIRL!! PLEASE! I’M BEGGING!”

Fan favorite and simply adorable guy, Christina’s Dez Duron, sang Lauren Hill’s version of The Four Seasons’, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Through this arrangement, Dez hoped to channel his gospel side. This arrangement was hard to listen to for Frankie Valli fans but even so, Dez executed it well. He kept his pitch flawlessly, even while moving around on stage and walking amid the crowd. It was amazing. From listening to it, he sounded the same standing still as he did pacing. The coaches, not to mention the ecstatic (almost hysterical) girls in the audience, loved him and his performance very much. They all agreed that he had lots of charisma and ridiculous, unteachable stage presence. His coach clearly wanted to distinguish him from the other people on this show with awesome voices, so she told the audience about something they didn’t know, namely, his personality, “How can you guys not love this guy? He’s got a heart of gold too. He’s a sweetheart! He’s the real deal. You definitely have natural charisma, but when you get on the stage, you have the true star quality appeal that some people have. But you really have it. You have this really cool old soul crooner voice. There's more to come for Dez!”

Another member of Team Christina, Adriana Louise went with a bold choice: Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl.” “Adriana has this great energy and great charisma that comes out, which is why this song is so perfect for her.” This sweet girl delivered a very confident, sensual performance, which ended with her going over and singing to Adam, much to his surprise. Vocally, the upper notes were supported, which was undoubtedly hard. Christina was proud of her girl, saying, “That was so cute. Adam loves girls that get up in his face. The thing is, people that aren’t actual singers that sing along on the radio don’t realize how hard that is to sing live. It’s really hard! The best is yet to come to you.”



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