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Mark Burnett's singing competition takes away everything about music... except the voice.

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Host Carson Daly
Coaches Adam Levine
Usher Raymond IV
Blake Shelton
Correspondent Christina Milian
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Mark Burnett
Audrey Morrissey
Stijn Bakkers
Lee Metzger
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Live Shows Round of 12
May 13

And then... there were 12. One of them is the next Voice. But it's no longer up to the coaches, because YOUR vote, and your vote alone will determine who stays and who goes. No matter what team they're on, the two singers with the lowest total will go home tomorrow.

And by the way... it's hot in LA.

Amber Carrington

Judith Hill
Sarah Simmons
Sasha Allen
Garrett Gardner
Kris Thomas
Michelle Chamuel
Josiah Hawley
Danielle Bradbery
The Swon Brothers
Holly Tucker

For this voting round, if your single is on the iTunes top 10 by the end of the voting window, your votes will be multiplied by 10. This could be the boost that some singers need.

We begin with Atlanta's Vedo, who wants to be a pop artist and an entertainer. Helping Usher out with that development is Usher's choreographer, telling him to restrain himself on "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson.

THEY SAY: Shakira thought it was "vibing", saying that he leaves his heart on stage. Blake says that the choreography added to the performance, calling it awesome. Usher says that he paced himself and hit the big notes. That will win him votes.

WE SAY: If you've ever seen the "Rock With You" video, the many pastiches to that video are evidence, from the glittery footwear to the spotlight from the back. The one thing that's missing? The vocals. That was less the MJ version and more the Brandy version. It had little power behind it, and what power he did have he left it for the end, when the rest of the vocal turned me off.

Baylor's Holly Tucker has her sights set on Nashville, but can she turn her own record label project into a winning performance of Martina McBride's "Broken Wing". She's given the instructions: tell the story.

THEY SAY: Usher says that anyone who doubts her talent is a "freaking idiot". Shakira... "Gosh Daniel, that was awesome." Adam thought that the emotion and the attitude behind the song was "one of the better vocals of the show". Blake thought it was the best we've heard her.

WE SAY: Holly sounds really good. If I was worried about one thing... it would be that she tends to affect a lot. Just tell the story and concentrate on that connection, and let the music speak for itself. Oh, and don't go money on a note if it ends up sharp.

It's still hot at Universal Hollywood.... could be the heat of Garrett Gardner after he was saved by Shakira. He wants to front a band with his bluesy demeanor. She has chosen "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys, but will we want it acoustic way? Unplugged way? Rock way? THAT WAY, GARRETT?

THEY SAY: Adam calls him a heartthrob, but he did not like the song choice. Blake says Shakira is doing the right thing by throwing something out of left field and hope that it sticks. Usher adds that he sees growth, saying "No risk, no reward." Shakira thought he was "charismatic".

WE SAY: Garrett injects himself into every aspect of the performance... take that for what you will.

And the air finally got going. I bet it was Usher's shirt.

Adam saved Sarah Simmons last week, and this week, she's delving into her rock side of her alternate vibe with "The Story" by Brandi Carlile. After a week of singing the ballad "Angel". It could be a bit of a stretch.

THEY SAY: Shakira says that the song suits her well. Adam calls her voice "refined grit", calling her one of the best singers on the stage.

WE SAY: Sounds like she was straining... much in the same way that Brandi was in the original song. Soundalike much?

The show's only duo, The Swon Brothers, was saved by Blake last week. This week, they hope to return the favor with some George Jones, "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?". Now LIKE George, but FOR George. By George, will they get it?

THEY SAY: Usher thought it was a show of diversity. Adam thought it was a beautiful rendition. Blake, thinking that George was the king of country music, cites that the brothers wanted to do this song. "I think this is y'all's breakout moment."

WE SAY: Warm. Tender. Moving. George is looking down and smiling.

It's starting to cool down as we head into the half with Sasha Allen and her Broadwayesque R&B vocal (she was in "Hair"). She's going to have to do some damage control if she wants to win any converts with her rendition of "Alone" by Heart.

THEY SAY: The rest of the panel give Adam the business for letting her go. Usher thought it was "theatrical", and that "you took us to church." Shakira thought it was "heavenly".

WE SAY: She doesn't sing the song so much as she acts it out vocally. And she has one tone from beginning to end. She can say so much if she varied up the dynamic level.

Josiah Hawley hopes to be the pop-rock artist with jazz influences from her parents. He gets to infuse that into his rendition of "The Man That Can't Be Moved" by the Script.

THEY SAY: Adam says he found his "sweet spot". Blake thought it was his favorite. Usher told him to trust his own instinct, breaking it down and allowing everyone to see a different side of the song.

WE SAY: The song fits him like a glove.

Danielle Bradbery wants to be a country pop artist... and she got an offer to sing a national anthem six months AFTER her first three gigs EVER. Blake thought "Wasted" by Carrie Underwood would do the 16-year-old justice. It's an intense song, while she's an intense singer. Let's see what she does.

THEY SAY: Shakira never detects an ounce of nerve, calling her "a 16-year-old Margaret Thatcher iron lady". Adam still thinks Danielle's the one to beat. Blake thinks she's a genuine kid living out a dream.

WE SAY: Holy... wow.

Judith Hill is going to have the whole "hard act to follow" treatment, but she's up to the challenge with a soulful version James Taylor's "You Got A Friend"... with ZERO help from the band.

THEY SAY: Blake thought it was beautiful and powerful. Usher thought she was "in control of her destiny". Adam says that being by herself is a gift that can't be taught, and to do it with such grace makes her the most talented person in the contest.

WE SAY: If Danielle said "Oh yeah?" with her performance, then Judith said. "YEAH!"

Up next, indie artist from Massachusetts Michelle Chamuel loves to dissect music. She'll have to dissect "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn (you remember her, right?) if she wants to make it to next week.

THEY SAY: Shakira thought it was cool for her to move and sing at the same time. Adam is a big fan of her. Usher wants to bring her quirkiness to the end.

WE SAY: She needed to get back to the blind audition, because she looked like she was seizing on stage.

Next up, the Tennessee R&B crooner Kris Thomas, who was literally two weeks away from joining the Navy. He got the call, and now he's here hoping not to sink while singing J5's "I'll Be There". It's a bit of a matter of life and death here, because if he loses, he leaves with nothing.

THEY SAY: Adam calls that "a task". Blake notes that he likes to be pushed "to the extreme". Usher thought he was switching between Michael and Mariah. Shakira says that he really wants to win.

WE SAY: In search of the almighty note that shook the heavens, Kris falls flat. Again. Stop trying to get up there and just sing. You already know how.

One more song? One more song. It's Amber Carrington, Adam's country queen from Texas with "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Martina McBride, singing it for her mom who passed away from cancer.

THEY SAY: Blake says she did Martina and Nashville proud. Usher says that she defies the laws of gravity, saying how he was impressed. Shakira thought it was a smart move to give her this song. Adam is beyond impressed.

WE SAY: This is her story, and she's telling it with her whole heart. She has nothing to worry about.

Results tomorrow. Who stays and who goes? Stay tuned...

To see this episode in its entirety, or to find out how you can be a contestant, go to nbcthevoice.com.