“The Voice” Season 5 Episode 14, “The Live Shows Premiere, Part 2” airs tonight on NBC.
This week on “The Voice,” the top 20 artists perform live in front of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera for America’s vote. In day two of the three-day extravaganza, Cee Lo and Christina’s artists perform live to compete for a trip to the Top 12, which will be revealed on a special Thursday night episode.
According to Rolling Stone:
“The show has been consistently and unrelentingly pushing Asian Jamaican Tessanne Chin as the one to beat, the iTunes chart the morning after the show said otherwise as a surprising frontrunner emerged: James Wolpert. The self-proclaimed computer nerd, who resembles Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, cracked the top 10 of the iTunes songs chart with his acoustic version of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You,” giving him a leg up on the competition since each download counts as a vote – and those votes are multiplied by five because he reached the top 10.”
“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.”