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'The Voice' narrows field to top 12 artists as competition heats up

by jmaloni


Wed, Nov 12th 2014 10:25 pm
`The Voice`: Craig Wayne Boyd performs with Reagan James. (NBC photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)
"The Voice": Craig Wayne Boyd performs with Reagan James. (NBC photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)

Each coach to guide three singers in quest for to be named season-seven champion

NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has revealed the top 12 artists, all of whom will compete for the title beginning Monday, Nov. 17 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).

Each of the celebrity musician coaches - Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams - will have three artists on their respective teams. At the end of each Tuesday episode, at least two performers will be eliminated until there is only one champion.

In addition, during each live results show, the artists with the lowest number of votes will be eligible for the "Instant Save." These artists will each perform a new song that represents why they should earn the save. Then, America will have the opportunity to save their favorite performer by tweeting out #VoiceSave along with the artist's name. At least two singers with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week until one winner is announced as "The Voice."

Also, for the first time, viewers will be able to tweet their instant save choices from within "The Voice" official app. Fans can download the free app on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

The top 12 have gone through the blind auditions, "Battles," "Knockouts" and live playoffs. Now, each artist will perform weekly in hopes to move forward and become the winner of "The Voice."

The 12 artists remaining in the competition are:



"The Voice": Team Adam members Matt McAndrew, Adam Levine, Damien Lawson and Chris Jamison. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)


  • Chris Jamison, Pittsburgh, @iamchrisjamison
  • Damien Lawson, Monroe, Louisiana, @iamdamienmusic
  • Matt McAndrew, Barnegat Light, New Jersey @mattmcandrew



"The Voice": Team Blake members Reagan James, Blake Shelton, Jessie Pitts and Craig Wayne Boyd. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)


  • Craig Wayne Boyd, Nashville, @cwbyall
  • Jessie Pitts, Birmingham, Alabama, @jessiepitts724
  • Reagan James, Burleson, Texas, @thereaganjames



"The Voice": Team Gwen members Anita Antoinette, Gwen Stefani, Taylor John Williams and Ryan Sill. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)


  • Anita Antoinette, Kingston, Jamaica/Boston, @anitantoinette
  • Ryan Sill, Sterling, Virginia, @ryansill
  • Taylor John Williams, Portland, Oregon, @mrtaylorjohn



"The Voice": Team Pharrell members Sugar Joans, Pharrell Williams, DaNica Shirey and Luke Wade. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)


  • DaNica Shirey, York, Pennsylvania, @nicashirey
  • Luke Wade, Fort Worth, Texas, @lukewademusic
  • Sugar Joans, Los Angeles, @sugarjoans

Through the season's opening seven weeks, "The Voice" ranks as television's No. 1 reality series in both adults 18-49 and total viewers, with its Monday and Tuesday editions combining to average a 4.3 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49 and 14.0 million viewers overall, according to "most current" figures from Nielsen Media Research. The Monday edition is the No. 6 entertainment series on the "Big 4" networks so far this season with a 4.5 average in 18-49, which combines with "The Blacklist" to make NBC's Monday the season's top-rated entertainment lineup on those networks.

Fans can visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

"Like" "The Voice" on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and follow along on Twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice.

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