The Voice Quarterfinals Begin Monday April 16

Those of you wondering how the competition will go down now that the contestant pool has been reduced to 16 finalists–here is your explanation.

The finalists will continue to to be split into two groups, with the 8 contestants from Team Blake and Team Christina competing on Monday.  Afterward,  Blake and Christina will immediately eliminate one of their team members.

Blake and Christina will also perform with the four artists on their respective teams, and coach Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, will perform their new single, “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa.

On Tuesday, the remaining 6 contestants will learn their fates. The two singers–one from each team–who received he highest votes will advance to the next round.  The bottom two artists on both teams will have to perform a last chance song for the coaches.  Christina and Blake will each save a team member, sending the other finalist home.

Two contestants from each team will advance to the semifinals. Wash rinse and repeat with Team Cee Lo and Team Adam the following week.  Also on the results show, a clip of Justin Beiber’s “Boyfriend” music video will debut, and The Wanted will perform. Check out the official press release below.

‘The Voice’ Quarterfinals Begin With an Instant Elimination on Tuesday, April 17


World Premiere Clip of Justin Bieber’s Latest Video and Hit Single, “Boyfriend,”

Plus a Special Surprise Announcement

Musical Guest The Wanted Perform with Team Blake

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 13, 2012 – In a surprising twist, the coaches must dismiss one artist from each of their teams in the Quarterfinals of “The Voice” Performance shows. Beginning Monday, April 16, LIVE on NBC with Teams Blake and Christina, the four remaining artists on each team will fight for survival and sing like it’s their last opportunity. Coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton must then decide who among the artists on their respective teams will be dismissed in a heart-pounding instant elimination. Teams Adam and CeeLo will be put through the same test the following week as they take the stage for the Quarterfinals.

As previously announced, Blake and Christina will also perform alongside the four artists on their respective teams, and coach Adam Levine joins his band, Maroon 5, in a premiere performance of “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa. “Payphone is the first single off the band’s upcoming fourth album, “Overexposed.”

On “The Voice” Elimination Show Tuesday, April 17 (9-10 p.m. ET), the competition comes to an end for two more artists. In the third of six Elimination Shows, the artist who receives the most viewer votes on Teams Blake and Christina from the previous night’s Quarterfinal Performance Show, will be saved and guaranteed a spot in the Semifinals. Meanwhile, the bottom two artists on both teams must each perform an additional last chance song. Coaches Christina and Blake will then be put on the spot to save one more member of their team to advance into the Semifinals, thereby eliminating the other artist. By night’s end, Blake and Christina will each have their top two artists.

In a special world premiere, “Bieber fever” hits “The Voice” as NBC presents a debut clip from Justin Bieber’s new video and latest hit single, “Boyfriend.” The teen icon and music ingénue also promises a very special surprise for all “Believers.”

British pop-vocal sensation, The Wanted, continue to take the world by storm as they step onto “The Voice” stage to perform. Their self-titled US debut EP will be available everywhere April 24th. This week, the success of their first single, “Glad You Came,” established The Wanted as the first boy band to hit #1 on Mainstream Top 40 since 1997. Accompanying them will be the artists from Team Blake.

Who among the following artists will be the next four to be eliminated from the competition?


Erin Willett @erin_willett

Jermaine Paul @jermainepaul

RaeLynn @raelynnofficial

Jordis Unga @jordismusic


Ashley De La Rosa @UKnowAshleyDLR

Jesse Campbell @singjessesing

Chris Mann @IamChrisMann

Lindsey Pavao @Lindsey Pavao

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