“The Voice” Season 5 Episode 12 premieres tonight on NBC, where “The Knockouts, Part 2″ takes place. The coaches are forced to cut their original teams to just four artists plus one steal each, and then stage their final elimination performances.
The “knockout rounds” continue with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera’s eight strongest team members remaining from the battle rounds. In this phase of the competition the coaches pit two of their own team members against each other, but this time they find out only minutes before performing who they are up against. The artists each select their own song to perform individually, while their direct competitor watches and waits. Their coach will choose the winner and they will proceed to the live shows.
The description of season 5 of “The Voice” reads:
“The show features four celebrity artists who will put together teams of singers who they’ll coach and mentor throughout the competition. Week by week, individuals will be eliminated until each celebrity has only one person on their team left to compete for the title of ‘The Voice of America,’ in a live finale.”
“Unlike ‘American Idols’ lengthy audition process, the celebrity mentors will select their team members via a blind audition, so they’ll only be able to hear their voices. The show will have three stages of competition – the blind audition, a battle phase, and the live performance shows. Viewers will take part in the show by casting votes to help determine the finalists, who are competing for the grand prize – a recording contract.”
“The Voice” season 5 episode 11 “The Knockouts, Part 2″ airs Oct. 29, at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Take a look at the preview for tonight’s Knockouts: Lina Gaudenzi vs. Preston Pohl. Adam must choose between Lina’s “I’d Rather Go Blind” and Preston’s “No Woman, No Cry.”