It's time for two more eliminations on The Voice, as the Top 12 become the Top 10. Having sung their hearts out on Monday night, Tuesday night the artists found out which two performers received the lowest number of America's votes and were therefore removed from the competition.
With more votes being cast than were counted for the Season 2 finale, and with all 12 artists charting, it was a close race. The unfortunate pair were Team Blake's Michaela Paige and Team Christina's Adriana Louise. An emotional Adriana thanked her coach, saying "You believed in me more than I believed in myself." Michaela also praised Blake, saying, "The moment that he turned his chair around for me, I know that I won. If I inspired anyone out there, that's all I came here to do."
Both eliminees spoke with Big Red Chairs after their exits. "Throughout this experience, I’ve gained confidence and I really needed that and I was looking for that coming into the show. I have a sense of who I am," said Michaela. "I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve grown as a person and I can’t thank Blake any more than I could imagine. He gave me more than I could have ever asked for and I know that it’s only up from here."
Added Adriana, "I definitely took away that I’m better than I thought I was and to have someone as amazing as Christina Aguilera believe in me and say that I am a great singer – it’s finally sinking into my brain. “Okay, wait. Maybe I am a good singer,” because I’ve never really fully believed it but she’s made me see that I can actually be in this industry and be an artist."
In addition to the results, the audience was also treated to two more group performances: Team Cee Lo joined their coach for a rendition of the disco hit "Stayin' Alive," including a giant disco ball and Cee Lo flashing some skin at the camera, with Team Blake and their coach teaming for their take on "Life Is A Highway."
The night also saw coaches Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green perform "Make The World Move," their duet off her album Lotus, which released on Tuesday, and an appearance by country singer Jason Aldean, backed by Dez Duron and Bryan Keith.
Perhaps the best part of the night, though, were the "confessionals" from the artists, including someone wanting to get a tattoo of Cassadee Pope's face on their knee, Nicholas David being recognized in the bathroom, Terry McDermott pointing out that his haircut is not a mullet, and someone wanting to adopt Trevin Hunte.
For more from the Top 12, you can read my backstage interviews from Monday night's performance show. The Voice continues the live playoffs on Monday, November 19 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC.
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