The Voice 5 Top 48 Preview (VIDEOS PHOTOS)

Hooray for us! Our The Voice 5 Top 48 spoilers were 100% correct! Here are your teams, with links and audition videos.  The battle rounds begin next Monday, October 14. Here’s what you can expect, via an NBC press release:

 NBC’s “The Voice” coaches have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the “battle rounds” phase of the competition. Beginning Monday, Oct. 14 (8-10 p.m. ET), the coaches and celebrity advisers will work with their respective teams of performers, developing skill sets, offering advice and encouragement, and sharing secrets about their own personal success to help them move forward in the competition.

During the “battle rounds,” each coach will pair two of their own team members against one another, each asked to sing the same song together in front of a studio audience. After the vocal battle, the coach must pick which of his/her singers will advance to the knockout round, while the losing artist is available to be stolen by another coach. Each coach has two steals available during the battle rounds.

I’ve been getting requests for spoilers from the next rounds.  Do you have a tip? Email me at mjsbigblog at gmail dot come. I’ll post whatever I can find!

Each team has a celebrity advisor.  Check out the pairings below:

Team Adam (@adamlevine): Ryan Tedder (@onerepublic)

Team Blake (@blakeshelton): Cher (@cher)

Team CeeLo (@ceelogreen): Miguel (@MiguelUnlimited)

Team Christina (@xtina): Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran)

I expect Blake and Cher will be a hoot.  Here is a handy dandy guide to your teams!

#TEAMADAM

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Ashley DuBose St. Paul, MN @AshleyDuBose – – “Diamonds” – Computer programer by day, fabulous pop singer by night! A potential star –   Audition

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Barry Black Las Vegas, NV @mrbarryblack – “What You Won’t Do For Love” – From American Samoa. His parents moved to the states when he was 12. He plays the flugel horn with his mouth. and it’s kind of weird. –  Audition

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Donna Allen Hallandale, FL @DonnaAllenMusic –  “You are so Beautiful” – 40 + singer was a part of Miami Sound Machine back in the day (She was also a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the late 70’s, and had some hits on the UK Dance chart in the 80s/90s, as well as a song on the “The Specialist” soundtrack in 1994.). She’s got a powerful R&B voice, but very old fashioned. – Check out Donna’s pre-Voice work –  YouTubeYouTube –   Audition

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Grey Jacksonville, FL @MusicbyGrey – “Catch My Breath” –  Wedding singer.She grew up singing country. Attended Berklee College of Music.  Audition

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James Irwin St. Louis, MO @jameskirwinstl – “Losing My Religion” – He auditioned last year, didn’t get any chairs to turn. This time, all 4 judges turn for this soulful rocker. –  Audition

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James Wolpert Strasburg, PA @jamespwolpert – “Love Interruption” – He studied art at Carnegie Mellon. He quit school to pursue music. He worked at an Apple store to make ends meet. A compelling performer, he can really tell a story with his voice.  James competed on the ABC High School Musical series, Get In The Picture in 2008.  Watch him perform. He earned a spot in the chorus.  Youtube channel. Audition

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Justin Blake Savannah, TN – “Sure Be Cool if You Did” –  Struggling country singer with a family. He sang one of his songs, but Blake didn’t turn around. – Check out Justin’s You Tube ChannelFacebook  Audition

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Matt Cermanski Phoenixville, PA @MattCermanski –  “Have a Little Faith in Me” – He auditioned with “Teenage Dream” last season, and he didn’t get through. This time, Matt got some chairs to turn with an Americana classic. Check out Matt’s Youtube Twitter The Trammps recorded one of his songs. –  Audition

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Nic Hawk Dallas, TX @mrnichawk – “Hit em Up Style” – Flamboyant musical theater kid who flirted shamelessly, and hilariously, with Adam. – Audition

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Preston Pohl St. Augustine, TX @prestonpohl – “Electric Feel” – Played guitar in a popular Christian rock band, Storyside: B. Singer with a raspy, soulful voice. Here’s the Christian band Preston was a member of is StorySide:B (Music Video) (Cover of Pumped Up Kicks) –   Audition

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Tessanne Chin Kingston, Jamaica @Tessanne – “Try” –  She’s from Kingston Jamaica. She lived in England when she was younger. She toured with Jimmy Cliff, She’s got a great, contemporary sounding voice. She reminds me a little of Emeli Sande. – Her solo song “Hideaway” was a hit in Jamaica. –  Audition

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Will Champlin Los Angeles, CA @willchamplin – “Not Over You” –   Dad was a keyboardist for legendary 70s group, Chicago. He sings similarly Hot AC type music.   Audition

#TEAMBLAKE

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Austin Jenckes Duvall, WA @austinjenckes – “Simple Man” –  His dad committed suicide when he was 16. He played the guitar his father gave him. He performed a raspy, soulful version of the Allman Brothers classic. –  Audition

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Brandon Chase Arlington, TX @brandonjchase – “Wanted” – He almost died a few days after birth, but grew up to be a cute Hunter Hays wanna be! He’s got nice tone and a pretty falsetto. Also easy on the eyes. Check out his WebsiteYouTube channelTwitter and FacebookAudition

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Brian Pounds Austin, TX @BrianPounds1 – “Wagon Wheel” –  He comes from an athletic family and almost became a baseball player. Gorgeous tone, dynamic and energetic –  Check out his YouTube,FacebookReverbnation. –  Audition

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Cilla Chan Singapore @cillchan – Part of a montage – She and her brother Howard appeared on Singapore’s The Final 1. Check out her YouTube channel. She attended Stanford University. Twitter, Facebook –  Audition

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E.G. Daily Hollywood, CA @Realegdaily – “Breathe” –  She’s the plantiest plant that ever planted. Well known voice over artist is the voice of Tommy Pickles, Buttercup and more. She also starred in 80’s classics, Valley Girl and Pee Wee’s big adventure. She’s 51 years old and a pro singer. – Check out EG’s WikipediaComic Con Interview. Video for “Say it Say it” from 1986.  Audition

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Emily Randolph Eatonville, WA @EmRandolphMusic – Part of a quick montage – She’s a 15 year old (still?) singer/songwriter type from Tacoma WA. Check her out at Reverbnation, and her Website  Audition

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Holly Henry Minneapolis, MN @hollymaehenry – “The Scientist” –  19 year old multi-instrumentalist. Her breathy, haunting vocals impressed the panel.    Audition

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Justin Chain Fort Payne, AL @justinchain – “She’s Country” – Truck loving country singer!  His sports career ended after a terrible motorcycle accident. Nice clear tone.   Audition

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Monika Leigh Houston, TX @monikaleigh1 – – “The Thrill is Gone” – Super, sultry alto, with a sexy vibe – Check her out on on YouTubeFacebookTumblr –  Audition

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Ray Boudreaux Lafayette, LA @RayBoudreaux – “Use Me” – Young single father,  looks like a WGWG, but sings with an old soul. Audition

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Sam Cerniglia Chicago, IL @samcerniglia  – “It’s a Beautiful Day” – Works for as a customer service rep for Groupon. His siblings are both fighting serious diseases. Sings Michael Buble like adult contemporary. I was surprised anybody turned around, tbh. –   Audition

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Shelbie Z. Jasper, AL @Shelbie_Z – “I’m Here for the Party” – Southern belle was a pageant kid, but she stopped at 10 when kids began teasing her about her weight. A brassy country singer with a ton of stage presence –  Check out this Loretta Lynn cover she posted pre-Voice. –  Audition

#TEAMCEELO

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Anthony Paul Twinsburg, OH @AnthonyCPaul – Part of a montage – Watch him perform the National Anthem. –  Audition

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Caroline Pennell Saddle River, NJ @carolinepennell – “Anything Could Happen” –  Adorable, giggly, 17 year old singer has that quirky girl singer thing The Voice loves so much going on. – Caroline released an independent CD. A cover of The Lumineers Hey HoAudition

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Cole Vosbury Shreveport, LA @colevosbury – “Movin on Up” – His grandmother was a backup singer for Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. Yes, he sang the theme to the Jefferson’s TV show –  Check out Cole’s Facebook. He wrote a song, “Caylee’s Eyes” for Caylee Anthony, the little girl whose mother was acquitted of her murder. –  Audition

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George Horga Jr. Portland @Georgehorgajr – “Treasure” – Parents came to America from Romania. Eye candy. The girls loved his performance – George was an American Idol season 11 Hollywood contestant. –  Audition

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Jonny Gray Austin, TX @jonnygraymusic – “All These Things I’ve Done” – Military vet and well-known Austin singer. Beautiful tone and interesting phrasing –  He released an EP called “Sail it Away.” Check out his ReverbNationFacebook and Twitter. Performing “I’d Still.” –  Audition

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Juhi Franklin, TN @Juhix3 – “Mercy” – Quirky 16 year old has a love for Nirvana and Sublime . Her dad has a PhD in electrical engineering. Her mom sings classical Indian music. – Check out her YouTube channel andWebsite. –  Audition

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Kat Robichaud Raleigh, NC @katrowbeeshow – “I Got The Music In Me” – She loves 70?s glam rock. Her dad raised her on musicals. He passed away in February. Rock singer and a charismatic performer. Like a female Mick Jagger –  Audition

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Keaira LaShae Los Angeles, CA @KeairaLaShae –  Part of a quick montage.   She’s a Reggae singer AND a fitness trainer! Check out her Reggae Dancehall workout. Here’s her YouTube channel, Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, Website. – Audition

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Lupe Carroll Bourbonnais, IL @lupemusic – “If I Were A Carpenter” –  He and his cellist wife play music together. Whispery, but interesting tone. Still, he’s destined to be cannon fodder. Check out his YouTube channel,Facebook –  Audition

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R. Anthony Jacksonville, FL @ranthonymusic – “Hall of Fame” – He and his brothers worked in a gospel trio.  He’s a standard R&B crooner –  Audition

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Shawn Smith Utica, NY @ShawnBigSexy – “Chicken Fried” 0 32 year old singing bartender, was wounded during a tour in Iraq and lost much of his hearing in one ear.  Gravel-voiced, he sings with conviction –  Audition

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Tamara Chauniece Wharton, TX @TamaraChauniece – “1 + 1” – Gospel singer whose mom sold her CD out of the trunk of their car. She’s looking for a wider audience. Check out her  YouTube ChannelTwitterFacebookAudition

#TEAMCHRISTINA

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Amber Nicole Houston, TX @theamberscott – Part of a quick montage –  Audition

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Briana Cuoco Los Angeles, CA @bricuoco – “You and I” –  Sister of The Big Bang Theory actress, Kaley Cuoco. She was invited to be on the show. Briana guest starred on Big Bang. Cover of “Dock of the Bay”. –   Audition

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Destinee Quinn Surprise, AZ @destineequinn – “Cowboy Take Me Away” – Country singer, works at a biker bar. Won Alice Cooper’s Christmas pudding competition. –  Destinee also was Miss Arizona, USA and Miss Fiat of Scottsdale. Here’s an original song, Liar Liar. –  Audition

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Jacob Poole Atlanta, GA @jacobmusik – Part of a montage – According to his Facebook, this LA based Christian singer/songwriter signed a record deal in 2006 with JOI studios. Here’s his cover of Payphone. Performing an acoustic version of his song “Better.”. –  Audition

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Jacquie Lee Colts Neck, NJ @jacquieleemusic – “Back to Black” – Super sporty 16 year old R&B singer from a loud Italian family.  Audition

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Josh Logan Manchester, NH @Josh_Logan – “Too Close” – 33 year old was a father at 16. He’s got an appealing, raspy voice. He was also a was a contestant on Rockstar: Supernova in 2006. Here he is covering “She Talks to Angels.” Yeah. That was a Mark Burnett production too. –  Audition

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Lina Gaudenzi – “Landslide” – Miami, FL @LinaGaudenzi – Professional model.  She studied opera, but performs in a folk style. –  Audition

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Matthew Schuler Yardley, PA @MSchulerMusic – “Cough Syrup” –Rugby player. He works at a bagel shop in the college town where he lives. His dad is a pastor. He’s like a hip Burnell Taylor.  Unique vocal tone –    Audition

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Michael Lynch Chicago, IL @MichaelLynchML – ”Bailamos” – He’s 100% Irish, but studied music in Mexico City and sings a Latin/pop crossover.  Audition

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Olivia Henken – “Two Black Cadillacs” – Blond pageant kid is a Carrie Underwood wanna be. Louisville, KY @oliviahenken –  Check out her pop country song, “Good in Your Goodbye” –  Audition

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Stephanie Anne Johnson Tacoma, WA @msstephaniesaid – “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree” – studied classical voice and Opera and worked for a cruise line. She’s got an acoustic soul/blues thing going, reminiscent of Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading. – “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree” –  Audition

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Timyra-Joi San Diego, CA @timyrajoimusic – “Girl on Fire” – 15 years old. The vocal coach she’s had since 5 years old, sacrificed everything for her.  She’s got a very mature voice. – Kris Allen was a celebrity judge and mentor. Check it out. And she won a VH-1 “Save the Music” songwriters. –  Audition

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