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THE VOICE Season Five Episode Seventeen “The Live Top Six Performances” each artist performed two songs on Monday night, one song of their choice and one song chosen by their coach.


The Voice Top 6, Carson Daly

Pictured: The Voice Top 6 with host Carson Daly (center).



Team Blake

Cole Vosbury (TOP 5)

Blake’s song choice  – “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oats (one of Blake’s favorite songs)

Blake gave Cole the gift of a new guitar. Cole said –  “The fact that Blake gave me a new guitar meant the world to me.”

Coach Blake gave a little tease of Cole’s upcoming performance and said – “We still haven’t seen the best he can do as a vocalist.”

After Cole’s performance –

Blake said – “you are such a pro man it’s clear when you get on stage that you have been working at this a long time”

Adam Said – “you have such an incredibly great voice, I enjoy seeing you up here everynight”

CeeLo said – “Great job tonight, definitely a fan of you”

Watch Cole Vosbury sing “Rich Girl” HERE


Team Adam

Tessanne Chin (TOP 5)

Adam’s song choice –  “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley.

Tessanne said – “This is a very important song to me and my people.”

Adam said – “I want to hear you do this song really badly.”

After Tessanne’s performance –

Christina said – “Lovely great job, Your accent reminds me of my trip to Jamaica a few years ago.”

Adam Said – “We all know how good you are as a vocalist, but to carry that flag was just incredible”

Watch Tessanne Chin sing “Redemption Song” HERE


Team Christina

Matthew Schuler (ELIMINATED)

Matthew dedicated his song choice to his family – “Story of My Life” by One Direction.

After Matthew’s performance –

Christina said – “I love this song choice for you and what you bring to it, you always have a way of making it your own. It was almost like the heavens were parting”

Adam Said – “Blake is the authority on all things one direction. you were great man, you can tread on any ground you want to.”

Watch Matthew Schuler Sing “Story of My Life” HERE


Twitter Question #AskCarson – How was Blake’s Thanksgiving:?

A heart warming Holiday coach to coach text. LOL

Who is CeeLo Rooting For – Partial to Cole.


Team Adam

Will Champlin (TOP 5)

Will dedicated his song choice to his wife and daughter – “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

After Will’s performance –

Adam Said – “One of the coolest things about Will is he can play and play well. It felt really real and really genuine.”

CeeLo said – “Will you definitely got soul and you got heart.

Watch Will Champlin Sing “A Change Is Gonna Come” HERE


Team Adam

James Wolpert (TOP 5)

James dedicated his song choice to his dad Song – “Fell in Love with a Girl” by The White Stripes.

After James’ performance –

Blake said – “I thought your pitch and everything was really good”

Adam Said – “This song was more about bringing it back to the simplicity of a voice and what it can do, it felt nice and I like this version. I am very proud of you.”

Watch James Wolpert Sing “Fell in Love with a Girl” HERE


Team Christina

Jacquie Lee (TOP 5)

Christina’s song choice – “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin.

Jacquie said – “under Christina’s wing I feel unstoppable.”

Christina said – “I want Jackie to connect with Janis Joplin.”

After Jacquie’s performance –

Christina went up on stage with Jacquie and said – “She left her heart on this stage for all of you. I see so much of myself in you, I am so proud of you”

Adam Said – “I do not want to see Jackie Lee when her heart gets broken, watch out boys!”

CeeLo said – “It’s truly amazing, you are a medium of some sort, just awesome.”

Watch Jacquie Lee Sing “Cry Baby” HERE


Team Blake

Cole Vosbury (TOP 5)

Cole dedicated his song choice to his first love, even thought they are no longer together – “Better Man” by James Morrison.

After Cole’s performance –

Blake said – “If you don’t get her back now something is wrong. You are showing dimension, you can do it all with character, I respect you.”

CeeLo said – “I agree with Blake it’s bitter sweet for me to see you grow and open your self up to the world to show who you are as an artist. It would be super cool for you to win this thing.”

Watch Cole Vosbury sing “Better Man” HERE


Team Adam

Tessanne Chin (TOP 5)

Tessanne dedicated her song choice to her mom and dad – “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry.

After Tessanne’s performance –

Blake said – “You are a world class vocalist, I haven’t seen anything like you on this show.”

Adam Said – “Katy Perry songs are big productions and sometimes we worry about that, but not with you. You are a beautiful human being I loved from the start.”

Watch Tessanne Chin sing “Unconditionally” HERE


Twitter Question #AskCarson – Do the Artists ever get to have fun? Sure they do just check out this: Jacquie Lee, Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert, Matthew Schuler, Cole Vosbury & Will Champlin Star In SING HARD – Spoof “Action Movie” Trailer HERE


Team Christina

Matthew Schuler (ELIMINATED)

Christina’s song choice – “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge.

Matthew said – “last week wasn’t my best performance but, I am ready to give it my all so I never see the bottom three again.”

Christina said – “I chose this song because he hasn’t had a classic soul moment yet.”

After Matthew’s performance –

Blake said – “Definitely a knack for classics tonight on the show, that was as good as I have ever heard you sing.”

Christina said – “It really takes a great vocalist to embody any style of music, you have this phenomenal wide range.”

Watch Matthew Schuler Sing “When A Man Loves A Woman” HERE


Team Adam

Will Champlin (TOP 5)

Adam’s song choice – “Hey Brother” by Avicii.

Will said – “This is a huge crossover kind of song.” “Adam has really helped me discover a confidence I never had before.”

Adam said – “This Song is weird, poppy and electronic in a way.”

After Will’s performance –

Blake said – “I never heard that song before, it’s actually cool, I liked the banjo.”

Adam Said – “I love that song it’s so many things, it’s just interesting blend of styles, Every time I hear you sing I want to hear more.

Watch Will Champlin Sing “Hey Brother” HERE


Team Christina

Jacquie Lee (TOP 5)

Jacquie dedicated this song to her coach Christina – “The Voice Within” by Christina Aguilera.

After Jacquie’s performance –

Christina said – “Wow it took me back, a very special song for me to hear you sing. This is the most age appropriate song for you. Every single week I see you dig so much deeper and you have only scratched the surface.”

Watch Jacquie Lee sing “The Voice Within” HERE


Team Adam

James Wolpert (TOP 5)

Adam’s song choice – “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Wont Do That)” by Meat Loaf.

James said – “I have a back ground in theater and it would be nice to bring a little of it back.”

Adam said – “He has covered all musical ground and surprised everyone and I think this song is a good follow up to last week’s performance.”

After James’ performance –

Adam Said – “It’s such a great song, you did an amazing job, you handled it like a champ.”

CeeLo said – “Great Job with the rock opera, another impressive performance.”

Watch James Wolpert Sing “I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Wont Do That)” HERE


WATCH – THE VOICE Season 5 Episode 17-A “The Live Top 6 Performances” originally aired by NBC on Monday, December 2, 2013.



A Special Guest Performance By Kelly Clarkson Tonight!

The Voice - Kelly Clarkson

Pictured: Kelly Clarkson’s performance on THE VOICE

One elimination tonight transformed The Voice singers from the Top 6 to the Top 5. The elimination came at the end of the show which left Team Christina’s Matthew Schuler and Team Adam’s Jamew Wolpert standing side-by-side up for America’s vote on who would stay and who would go. Their fate rested on the Twitter “Instant Save” in which America voted for five minutes for which singer they wanted to see continue on in the competition. The singer with the most tweets with their names followed by #VoiceSave wins a spot in The Voice Top 5.

The Voice Matthew Schuler, James Wolpert

Pictured (l-r) Matthew Schuler, James Wolpert

During the five minutes of voting, host Carson Daly asked Blake who his prediction for the vote was. Blake said he saw “a whole lot of James votes,” and that when one of the coaches makes a prediction, it’s always wrong.

CeeLo said “I agree,” then said to James and Matthew, “You two have been two of the most accomplished, dynamic two. I truly can not pick. I think it will be a fair fight.”

The Voice Season 5 Top 5

Pictured (l-r) The Voice Top 5 – Cole Vosbury, Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin, Tessanne Chin, James Wolpert

At the end of the five minutes, it was revealed that the one singer that would continue on for another week in the competition was James Wolpert.


WATCH – THE VOICE Season 5 Episode 17-B “The Live Top 6 Eliminations” originally aired by NBC on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.


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