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[04/15/14 - 09:00 PM]
"The Voice" Narrows Field to Top 12 Artists as Competition Heats Up
Each of the celebrity musician coaches - Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher - will have three artists on their respective teams.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE VOICE" NARROWS FIELD TO TOP 12 ARTISTS AS COMPETITION HEATS UP

Each Coach to Guide Three Singers in Quest to Be Named Season-Six Champion

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - April 15, 2014 - NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has narrowed its season-six field to the top 12 artists, all of whom will compete for the title when live episodes begin Monday, April 21 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).

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

In addition, during each live results show, the three artists with the lowest number of mentions 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. The two singers with the lowest number of votes will be sent home each week until one winner is announced as "The Voice" on May 20.

The top 12 have gone through the blind auditions, two rounds of intense battles and playoffs, and artists have been stolen by coaches in order to give them the best chances to win. Now, artists perform each week in hopes to be saved and move forward to the ultimate goal of being named the Voice.

The 12 artists remaining in the competition are:

#TEAMADAM
Artist Hometown Twitter
Christina Grimmie Vorhees, NJ @TheRealGrimmie
Delvin Choice Greenville, SC @DrChoice
Kat Perkins Scranton, ND @KatPerkinsMusic

#TEAMBLAKE
Artist Hometown Twitter
Audra McLaughlin Philadelphia, PA @AudraLynn21
Jake Worthington La Porte, TX @JDW_Music
Sisaundra Lewis Lake Hamilton, FL @Sisaundra

#TEAMSHAKIRA
Artist Hometown Twitter
Dani Moz Albany, NY @DaniMozMusic
Kristen Merlin Nashua, NH @KristenMerlin
Tess Boyer St. Louis, MO @TessHannahMusic

#TEAMUSHER
Artist Hometown Twitter
Bria Kelly Smithfield, VA @BriaKelly
Josh Kaufman Sarasota, FL @IAmJoshKaufman
T.J. Wilkins Los Angeles, CA @IAMTJWilkins

The Monday edition of "The Voice" ranks as the season's #1 unscripted series on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and total viewers, averaging a 4.8 rating, 13 share and 15.1 million viewers in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. In adults 18-49, the Monday telecast is the season's #2 entertainment program on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox, behind only CBS's "Big Bang Theory."

Tuesday's "Voice" is averaging a 4.4/13 in 18-49 and 14.3 million viewers overall and has led NBC to 19 finishes of #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks on Tuesday nights this season, the most Tuesday wins for NBC in a season in the history of Nielsen's current People Meter sample.

"The Voice" is a presentation of Mark Burnett's One Three Inc., Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers and Lee Metzger.

For embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

Please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice and on twitter at @NBCTheVoice and #TheVoice





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