While the results from both parts of The Voice Season 7 will be announced tonight at 8 p.m. ET, 20 contestants performed live in front of the audience and viewers watching at home earlier this week, hoping to get the votes necessary in order to move on to the next round.
The coaches - Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Blake Shelton - each have five members on their team. On tonight's elimination round, two contestants on each of the music artist's teams will move on to the next round, and the coaches will have to select one more person on their teams to advance to next week's show, for a grand total of 12 contestants, or three artists per team.
Here are the current contestants, song choices and team affiliations from Part One of the live playoffs, which aired Monday on NBC, as listed on mjsbigblog:
Taylor Brashears - Team Blake - "Long Time Gone" by Dixie Chicks
Chris Jamison - Team Adam - "Don't" by Ed Sheeran
Jessie Pitts - Team Blake - "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
James David Carter - Team Blake - "Two of a Kind (Workin on a Full House)" by Garth Brooks
Matt McAndrews - Team Adam - "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
Reagan James - Team Blake - "Try" by Colbie Caillat
Taylor Phelan - Team Adam - "Cool Kids" by EchosmithMia
Pfirrman - Team Adam - "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey
Damien - Team Adam - "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith
Craig Wayne Boyd - Team Blake - "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Grand Funk Railroad
Part Two of the Live Playoffs, which aired Tuesday on NBC, had the following contestants, song choices and team affiliations according to mjsbigblog:
Bryana Salaz - Team Gwen - "Amnesia" by 5 Seconds of Summer
Ricky Manning - Team Gwen - "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith
Ryan Sill - Team Gwen - "I Lived" by One Republic
Taylor John Williams - Team Gwen - "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel
Anita Antoinette - Team Gwen - "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
DaNica Shirey - Team Pharrell - "Help Me" by Joni Mitchell
Elyjuh Rene - Team Pharrell - "Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
Jean Kelley - Team Pharrell - "Piano in the Dark" by Brenda Russell
Sugar Joans - Team Pharrell - "I Say a Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin et al
Luke Wade - Team Pharrell - "Let's Get it On" by Marvin Gaye
Part One of The Voice Season 7 Live Playoffs kicked off with the coaches doing a fascinating performance. International Business Times reports that after a short welcome by host Carson Daly, Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 performed their latest controversial single "Animals" before the stage went to contestants from Team Adam and Team Blake.
Part Two started off with a performance from coach Pharrell, who sang his latest single "Hunter." Contestants from both Team Pharrell and Team Gwen then took to the stage to perform their respective songs.
One highlight from this week's airings of The Voice included a performance of Elyjuh Rene, whose rendition of "Latch" compelled all four judges to give a standing ovation, according to People Magazine.
"I can't believe what I just saw," Levine said to Elyjuh. "Precisely perfect, soulful ... Pharrell has one of the strongest teams, and you just became the front-runner on one of the strongest teams."
Another highlight came when Bryana Salaz of Team Gwen cried a little after her rendition of "Amnesia." People Magazine reported that the song reminded her of the challenges faced by military families along with the importance of Veterans Day.
"I feel like we actually saw her get better in the performance," Shelton said. "With each second that went by you had more strength. That's what we like to see on The Voice, a change and growth in people, and that's happening for you."
After tonight's results show, the next episode of The Voice Season 7 will air on NBC Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET, and previous episodes can be seen on NBC's website.