Final 12 Artists Ready to Continue Incredible Journey as 'The Voice' Narrows Field in Pursuit of a Champion

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May 9th, 2013

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The Pressure Is On When Each Team Begins May 13 Episode With Three Singers as NBC’s Hit Series Moves Into High Gear

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 9, 2013 — “The Voice” is down to its final 12 contestants as the final phase of the musical competition series begins on Monday, May 13 (8-10 p.m. ET).

Each of the coaches — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher — will have three artists on their respective teams. At the end of each Tuesday episode, the two performers with the lowest amount of votes — regardless of team affiliation — will be eliminated until there is only one champion.

Below is a breakdown of artists advancing to the final 12, with only one to remain and ultimately be named “The Voice.”


Artist:                                      Hometown:                                          Twitter:

Amber Carrington                   Rockwall, TX                                       @ambercarrington

Judith Hill                                Los Angeles, CA                                  @judith_hill

Sarah Simmons                       Memphis, TN                                        @SarahSimMusic


Artist:                                      Hometown:                                          Twitter:

Danielle Bradbery                   Cypress, TX                                         @dbradbery

Holly Tucker                           Waco, TX                                             @HollyTMusic

The Swon Brothers                 Muskogee, OK                                     @TheSwonBrothers


Artist:                                       Hometown:                                          Twitter:

Garrett Gardner                        Ringwood, NJ                                      @GarrettGardner2

Kris Thomas                             Memphis, TN                                       @KrisThomasMusik

Sasha Allen                              New York, NY                                     @sashaallenmusic


Artist:                                       Hometown:                                          Twitter:

Josiah Hawley                          Fort Smith, AR                                    @josiahhawley

Michelle Chamuel                     Amherst, MA                                       @michellechamuel

Vedo                                        Atlanta, GA                                          @vedothesinger

“The Voice” is a presentation of Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I don’t have a real solid order yet but in general, while they all can sing & emote my most fav to least fav:

    Tier 1: (Top 7 – give me/voters a couple weeks to separate pretenders vs contenders)
    All of Team Adam i.e. Judith, Sarah, Amber plus Team Blake’s Danielle & Holly plus Team Shakira’s Sasha plus Team Usher’s Michelle.

    Tier 2: (2 – I don’t love them but there is something there, so they can stay; if they leave soon, big deal)
    Team Shakira’s Kris & Team Usher’s Vedo

    Tier 3: (3 – I prefer these go the first 2 weeks)
    Team Blake’s The Swon Brothers, Team Shakira’s Garrett & Team Usher’s Josiah

    When Adam had his team of 12 (minus the 2 or 3 we didn’t get auditions from, I really was intrigued by most/all of them. Thus, his eliminations have been the hardest. I’m glad that he had some stolen. Also, he did a good job of stealing himself.

    Now, that we are down to Top 3 of each Team, like I figured, 1 or 2 strong team members, along with 1 or 2 fodders, for the rest of the judges, not named Adam. Team Adam def has the strongest overall group & I hope he is the last team to loose any members from his team. In fact, I want new comers Usher & Shakira to be down to 1 each b4 that occurs. This isn’t any criticism on them as coaches/judgementors, it’s just the talent & how it’s spread out.

    In fact, Usher’s training sessions “seem”, whether PR or not, like a welcome addition to the mentor part of these reality singing shows. And, Shakira is a huge welcome as a judge.

  • Chase

    I really wanted Caroline to go through she is an amazing artist and deserves a record deal. IMO she was the most unique artist on the voice this season!

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Caroline, yep, I was sorta hoping The Voice would change up the format to allow all 4 judges to Group Save 1 & that one would have been Caroline. I really liked her.

    Though, “most unique”? That title goes to Michelle.

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