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"The Voice" Reveals Its Final Four

Cee Lo unexpectedly tipped the scales

By Emily Feldman
|  Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:04 PM PDT
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"The Voice" Reveals Its Final Four

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Just four remain from this group of eight.

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Votes from Monday night's semi-final competition were tallied Tuesday and announced to the eight remaining "Voice" contestants, who learned on live TV whether they would make it to the show's final round.

Coaches, who also contributed to the vocalists' scores, were mostly hands-off, evenly distributing 100 points to their two remaining contestants and allowing audience votes to determine each singer's fate.

Cee Lo Green, however, faced with the toughest choice in the competition, unexpectedly tipped the scales.

The live audience roared when he awarded Jamar Rogers 40 points and Juliet Simms 60—it was enough to push her into the final four and eliminate Rogers.

"It has been well documented and said that I have two of the best" performers on the show, Cee Lo said, acknowledging the tough decision he had to make.

The night before, both contestants gave their best performances of the show. Simms turned the tables on the superstar coaches, who fawned over her after she sang "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," while Rogers was just as impressive with his chill-inducing rendition of "If You Don't Know Me by Now."

His eyes filling with tears, Rogers stood beside Simms, who looked equally emotional as Cee Lo explained that Simms had something that Rogers, whom he called "the consistent front-runner," did not.

"America loves you, sir," he told Rogers.

Adam Levine also distributed his 100 points unevenly, though his move was less surprising. His connection with Tony Lucca, whom he awared 60 points, had been evident throughout the season. Voters echoed his preference, giving Lucca overwhelming support and moving him to the final round over Katrina Parker.

Blake Shelton democratically allowed America to decide whether Jermaine Paul or Erin Willett should move to the final four, by allotting them 50 points each. Voters overwhelmingly picked Paul, who secured 123 points compared to Willett's 77.

Christina Aguilera also gave opera singer Chris Mann and coffee shop vocalist Lindsey Pavao 50 points each. Voters went with Mann, elevating him to the final round.

The four remaining contestants, who will compete for a record deal next week, will perform one more time before it really counts. The group is giving a free concert on the Universal City Walk in Los Angeles Thursday at 10 a.m. — a performance that could preview what's ahead in the finals. The concert will be live streamed on NBC.com and Facebook.

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