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"The Voice" Recap: Live Playoffs Begin, Singers' Fates Now in Voters' Hands

Team Adam and Team Blake kick off the live shows.



    "The Voice" Recap: Live Playoffs Begin, Singers' Fates Now in Voters' Hands
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    And we're live, folks.

    After numerous blind auditions, battle rounds and knockout rounds, the fate of each team's singers on "The Voice" are finally up to you. Tonight's episode kicked off the beginning of live playoffs with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's teams going up first.

    But not before joining together and singing a little number to show that they're all one big happy family. Cute.

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    Team Adam

    Joselyn Rivera took on Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break" to show her range, and that was exactly what she did. "You just look good on a big stage like this," Shelton told her. Christina Aguilera also enjoyed the performance but would love to see Rivera take on a ballad next time.

    Someone wore her sassy pants tonight. Melanie Martinez gave a pretty awesome rendition of "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles. And with his constant smiles and head sways, it was very clear that Levine was a fan of what she did with the song.

    The only guy on Adam's team, Bryan Keith, showed off his vocal strengths with Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris." Christina told Keith, "You really owned it. I could really tell that you were loving what you were singing."

    Wedding singer Loren Allred wowed the judges during Knockout Rounds, but when she sang "All Around the World" by Lisa Stansfield, it wasn't the same response. It wasn't bad, but it didn't give anything special, either, until the very end. And that's what they want to hear more of.

    Amanda Brown never seizes to amaze, and tonight she ended the episode on a high note (literally). Her performance of "Dream On" by Aerosmith was phenomenal and it would be criminal if she got eliminated any time soon. Levine says she "obliterated" the notion that she could do only one thing with her performance tonight, calling it the "true" best performance of the night.

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    Team Blake

    Scottish singer Terry McDermott sang the classic "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, which he said would be a challenge for him, but he didn't seem to show it during the performance. "You're always dead-on, you hit those high notes so well," Aguilera told him.

    The only country artist in the competition, Liz Davis, made us all feel extra patriotic when she sang "Independence Day" by Martina McBride. "It made me proud to be in America, where at least I know I'm free," Cee Lo Green said, while Blake thanked her for being the right country artist to bring into the live playoffs.

    Former rock band lead singer Cassadee Pope performed Avril Lavigne's "My Happy Ending." She was worried it would be predictable, and well, it was, but she really gave Lavigne a run for her money. Yeah, it was that good. Pope even got a standing ovation from Shelton.

    Michaela Paige, the youngest competitor on the show, rocked out to "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees, and from her outfit to her sky-high mohawk and solid vocals, Paige kept our attention throughout the whole performance. Even Cee Lo called it the best of the night.

    Regardless of whether or not you understand Spanish, you enjoy listening to Julio Cesar Castillo who sang "El Rey" by Jose Alfredo Jimenez. It was smooth and entrancing (yeah, we said it). Castillo got the first standing ovation from the audience for the night.

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