The Voice Recap: Season 2 ‘The Semifinals’ 4/30/12

The Voice Recap: Season 2 'The Semifinals' 4/30/12

Tonight The Voice returns with ‘The Semifinals.’  On last Tuesday’s Elimination show, America and Adam and CeeLo made their final hard choices on who should be in the semifinals. If you missed last week’s elimination show or any of The Voice episodes you can read all our  full and detailed recap here.

On tonight’s show the top eight finalists on Season 2 of The Voice are ready to sing for their lives and compete for your votes.  The eight Semifinalists will each perform one song in addition to a group performance.

The teams will combine for two group numbers: Teams Adam and Cee Lo Green will come together to sing “All These Things I’ve Done” by The Killers, while Teams Blake and Christina join together on Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory.”

The contestants remaining are: TEAM ADAM: Tony Lucca and Katrina Parker; TEAM BLAKE: Jermaine Paul and Erin Willett; TEAM CEELO: Jamar Rogers and Juliet Simms; TEAM CHRISTINA: Chris Mann and Lindsey Pavao.

Coach Blake Shelton, ACM & CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, will take the stage in the world television premiere off his new single, “Over,” off his album, Red River Blue.

The Finalists will be revealed on THE VOICE Elimination Show, Tuesday, May 1 (9-10 p.m., ET) as only one artist per team will advance to represent their coach in the Finals, narrowing the field down to four. The artist on each team with the highest score based on a combined percentage of viewer votes and coach’s score from the previous night’s Performance Show will move on for a chance to be crowned “The Voice.”

We will be live blogging The Voice tonight with all the up-to-the-minute details at 8PM EST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us.  Refresh often to get the most up-to-date results!

Here we go!!!

Team Adam with Tony Lucca singing “How You Like Me Now” by The Heavy

Tony really keeps you watching and listening – good job.

Blake: says I actually don’t know that song, but it’s probably the version I would like.

Christina:  says if it doesn’t work out, you and Adam can start a Britney cover band.

Cee Lo: says he became a fan tonight.

Adam:  says it was perfect and Tony killed it.

Team Blake with Erin Willett singing “Without You” by David Guetta feat. Usher

Erin is a bit off the beat – she’s crying – oh boy – spare me.

Christina: thinks it is unique – that is polite…

Cee Lo: says he is enjoying himself.

Blake: says he would give anything to have a tenth of her talent.

Team Christina with Chris Mann singing “Ave Maria” by Schubert

Chris is so far above the rest in this competition – it is no contest.  He is great – and whether or not classical singing is marketable or not is irrelevant.  Just think of the crap that sells by the millions… and I won’t name names to protect the guilty.

Cee Lo: at least can appreciate it.

Adam: says that Chris lends the show credibility – the operative word here is LENDS

Christina:  says she feels the heavens open up and she gives him a hug – no One Direction here!

Team Cee Lo with Jamar Rogers singing “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff

Jamar is good enough – okay anyway.

Adam: says he is a fan.

Blake: says he liked the ‘bottom end.’

Cee Lo: says that Jamar’s is a “success story.”  Where does he come up with this stuff?

Performance of Team Adam and Team Cee Lo singing  “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers

Jamar stands but Katrina seems somewhat weak.

Team Blake with Jermaine Paul singing “Open Arms” by Journey

Dedicates to his family – a bit too soft for him.

Christina: says he murdered the song – but in a good way.

Cee Lo: is impressed.

Adam: says Jermaine has graduated from being a background singer.

Blake: thinks Jermaine is the man to beat.

Team Adam with Katrina Parker singing “Killing Me Softly” by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel

Katrina is Katrina – good performance.

Blake: was jealous!

Christina: tells Adam that Katrina is a star. Like he can’t tell?

Cee Lo: says Katrina made the much covered her song – quite an achievement.

Adam: claims she made it her own.

Blake Shelton does his special performance of “Over” – what a bully pulpit this show is for the stars.

Team Christina with Lindsey Pavao singing “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

Lindsey with guitar is self-possessed and does a good job.

Cee Lo: jokes around about skinny versus big love – ha ha – says she was good.

Blake: thinks it was wise of Christina to set Lindsey with her comfortable style

Christina: complements Lindsey and hugs her.

Team Cee Lo with Juliet Simms “It’s A Man’s World” by James Brown.

Juliet starts off strong and true – BEST performance of the night!!!

Cee Lo: gives her standing ovation as the crowd goes wild.

Adam: says this is something special.

Christina: brags about when she herself did the song – what a fame hog – Christina is too much. says she

Cee Lo: says she killed it – murdered it – he should be pleased.

Tune in tomorrow when we bring you the LIVE RESULTS at 8pm EST!