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Sherrill Fulghum Sherrill Fulghum
December 4th, 2012 3:00am EST

 

This week on “The Voice” the six remaining singers must perform two songs; one chosen by them and the other by their coaches.

 

An ailing Cee Lo solicited the help of Train singer Pat Monahan to mentor his team this week.

 

Not only have the girls Melanie, Amanda, and Cassadee had success on the iTunes chart over the past two weeks, they have also have made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart this week.

 

Cee Lo chose the Earth, Wind and Fire song “September” for his singer Nicholas David.  The coaches called the performance amazing and an important part of the show, but also wanted to see more adventurous performances from Nicholas.

 

Blake chose the Rascall Flatts song “Stand” for Cassadee Pope.  Saying she was spot on and connected with the audience, the coaches also wanted to something more from Cassadee.

 

Amanda Brown chose the Carole King song “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” and gave a performance the coaches called world class, awe inspiring, and wonderful.

 

Scottish rocker Terry McDermott chose the Foreigner hit “I Wanna Know What Love Is” in what he called stripping away the layers and baring your soul.  The coaches loved the performance, were impressed, blown away, and effortless.

 

Cee Lo chose the upbeat song “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Wave for Trevin Hunte.  Saying it was the last song they would have imagined from Trevin, the coaches loved the big notes, called it amazing and a cool choice; Cee Lo said Trevin made him feel much better.

 

Melanie Martinez finished out round one with her choice of “Crazy” by Gnarles Barkley in a performance the coaches said was a great effort, had some pitch issues, but was fun to watch.

 

Blake chose the Rod Stewart hit “Stay With Me” for Terry; saying that he could see Terry winning “The Voice” and making a record like that.  The coaches loved the song choice, called Terry the most consistent singer in the competition, and Terry was an incredible singer.  Cee Lo said that when it comes to rock and roll there wasn’t anything like the real thing and Terry was the real thing.

 

Trevin chose the Jennifer Hudson song “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” with a performance that had fans on their feet screaming.  Adam called it one of the best performances he had ever seen on the show and Christina said there was something magical about Trevin and wanted to take him on the road with her.

 

Adam chose the White Snake song “Here I Go Again” for Amanda.  Saying that the song suited Amanda and they were glad to see her stick to her rock roots, the coaches said Amanda did really great and gave a wonderful performance.

 

Saying he wanted her to do something fun, Adam chose “The Show” for Melanie. Noting that it was definitely something different from Melanie, the coaches enjoyed it but questioned Melanie’s connection to the song.

 

Cassadee chose the Avril Lavigne song “I’m With You” in a performance the coaches called fantastic, impressive, and one of their favourites of the night.

 

After opening the show, Nicholas David topped the night off with his choice of “Over the Rainbow” while he played a red piano.  The coaches called the performance wonderful, magic, and beautiful.

 

On results night Ne-Yo and Matchbox 20 will perform along with the singers and another double elimination looms.