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Season 3 of The Voice (U.S.) is an American reality talent show. It premiered on NBC on September 10, 2012. NBC officially announced The Voice's renewal on May 13, 2012, during its 2012-2013 upfront presentation, with the show returning as a fall series.

For this season, teams increased to 16, up from 12 last season. In addition, during the battle round, opposing coaches have the ability to steal the singer that was sent home by the original coach. If more than one coach hits their button to recruit the singer in question, it is up to the contestant to decide which coach he or she wants to work with. Each coach can save two contestants, which means the battle round will end with ten singers on each team, rather than eight. A new two-night "knockout round" will begin after the battle round, where the coaches will reduce their teams to five. This was followed by a reduction of the teams to three each, with the two most voted for by the viewers selected, along with one choice from the judge. After this, the show moved to a format more similar to American Idol of The X Factor, starting the top 12 and the top spots given to the 10, who received the most viewer votes (including iTunes downloads as votes). A series of after shows was also filmed and streamed on NBC's website after each live show this season.

Auditions, Coaches and Hosts

Auditions were held on July 7 to August 12, 2012 in Memphis, Minneapolis, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles.

All original coaches signed on for season three.

Mary J. Blige, Michael Buble, Rob Thomas and Billie Joe Armstrong will be joining the show as advisers for Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera's teams respectively during the Battle Rounds segment of the show. Christina, Blake and Cee Lo brought in Ron Flair, Scott Hendricks and Jennifer Hudson respectively to help coach in the episode, Top 10 Perform Live. Cee Lo brought in Bill Withers to coach Nicholas David the following week, and was sick during rehearsals for the subsequent week, so he brought in Pat Monahan, lead singer for Train, to coach all his artists that week, while still choosing his team members' songs and keeping in touch with them on the phone.

Teams

Colour Key:

  • Gold - Winner
  • Silver - Runner-up
  • Bronze - 3rd Place
  • Blue - Eliminated in the Live Shows
  • Green - Eliminated in the Live Playoffs
  • Purple - Eliminated in the Knockout Rounds
  • Pink - Eliminated in the Battles
  • Orange - Artist was stolen by another coach
Coaches Top 64 Artists
Adam Levine Amanda Brown Melanie Martinez Bryan Keith Loren Allred Joselyn Rivera Sam James
Nicole Nelson Michelle Brooks-Thompson Joe Kirkland Kayla Nevarez Allesandra Guercio Caitlin Michelle
Collin McLoughlin Samuel Mouton Brian Scartocci Brandon Mahone Adanna Duru Benji
Cee Lo Green Nicholas David Trevin Hunte Cody Belew MacKenzie Bourg Diego Val Caitlin Michelle
Mycle Wastman Terisa Griffin Daniel Rosa Avery Wilson Chevonne Amanda Brown
Alexis Marceaux Emily Earle Ben Taub Todd Kessler DOMO JR Aquino
Christina Aguilera Dez Duron Sylvia Yacoub Adriana Louise De'Borah Devyn DeLoera Aquile
Chevonne Alessandra Guercio Celica Westbrook Laura Vivas MarissaAnne Joselyn Rivera
Jordan Pruitt Beat Frequency Paulina Lisa Scinta Nathalie Hernandez Nelly's Echo
Blake Shelton Cassadee Pope Terry McDermott Michaela Paige Julio Cesar Castillo Liz Davis Suzanna Choffel
MarissaAnne Collin McLoughlin Rudy Parris Gracia Harrison Terisa Griffin Kelly Crapa
Ryan Jirovec Nicole Johnson Lelia Broussard Charlie Rey 2Steel Girls Casey Muessigmann

Blind Auditions

Colour Key:

  •  - Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
  • Pink - Artist defaulted to this coach's team
  • Blue - Artist elected to join this coach's team
  • Grey - Artist was eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (September 10, 2012)

The third season two-hour premiere aired on Monday, September 10, 2012. The coaches performed "Start Me Up" at the start of the show.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Terry McDermott 35 Aberdeen, Scotland "Baba O'Riley"
2 De'Borah 25 Chicago Heights, Illinois "Hey, Soul Sister"
3 Gracia Harrison 18 Virden, Illinois "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
4 Garrett Gardner 16 Ringwood, New Jersey "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
5 Devyn DeLoera 20 Snyder, Texas "Ain't No Other Man"
6 Bryan Keith 22 New York City, New York "It Will Rain"
7 Daniel Rosa 21 Riverside, California "Somebody That I Used to Know"
8 Anita Antoinette 22 Boston, Massachusetts / Kingston, Jamaica "No Woman, No Cry"
9 Joe Kirkland 24 Fort Worth, Texas "Gives You Hell"
10 Jessica Sharpe 23 Greensboro, North Carolina "Son of a Preacher Man"
11 Danny Hunter Jones Los Angeles, California "Superstition"
12 Jamie Pickett New York City, New York "Love on Top"
13 Odiseas Georgiadis 15 New York City, New York "The Lazy Song"
14 Trevin Hunte 18 New York City, New York "Listen"

Episode 2 (September 11, 2012)

The second one-hour episode was broadcast on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Adriana Louise 22 New York City, New York "Domino"
2 Casey Muessigmann 22 Spencer, Iowa "Sweet Home Alabama"
3 Aquile 24 San Diego, California "Your Song"
4 Ryan Fogarty 28 Nashville, Tennessee "Tomorrow"
5 Brett Hite Spokane, Washington "Replay"
6 Jamie Lampert Chicago, Illinois "Poker Face"
7 Matt Carr Hanover, New Hampshire / Boston, Massachusetts "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"
8 MacKenzie Bourg 19 Lafayette, Louisiana "Pumped Up Kicks"
9 Julio Cesar Castillo 21 Chicago, Illinois "La Bamba"

Episode 3 (September 12, 2012)

The third one-hour episode was broadcast on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Samuel Mouton 19 Fort Collins, Colorado "Redemption Song"
2 Chris Trousdale 26 Big Rapids, Michigan / New Port Richey, Florida "Glad You Came"
3 Mike Squillante Boston, Massachusetts "Everybody Talks"
4 Jasmin Rose "Mercy"
5 Brandon Clark Atlanta, Georgia "Colder Weather"
6 Nelly's Echo 32 Lagos, Nigeria / Baltimore, Maryland "Ain't No Sunshine"
7 2Steel Girls (Krystal and Allison Steel) 23 and 24 Nashville, Tennessee "Before He Cheats"
8 Lisa Scinta 26 Las Vegas, Nevada "Teenage Dream"
9 MarissaAnne 15 Long Island, New York "Part of Me"
10 Loren Allred 22 Salt Lake City, Utah / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania "When Love Takes Over"
11 DOMO 26 New York City, New York "Don't Cha"
12 Nicole Nelson 34 Burlington, Vermont "Hallelujah"

Episode 4 (September 17, 2012)

The fourth two-hour episode was broadcast on Monday, September 17, 2012.

A preview of Christina Aguiler'a video for "Your Body" was televised.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Melanie Martinez 17 Astoria, New York City, New York "Toxic"
2 Cupid 29 Lafayette, Louisiana "Cupid Shuffle"
3 Brian Scartocci 26 Austin, Texas "Isn't She Lovely"
4 VanJess 19 and 20 Lagos, Nigeria / Rancho Cucamonga, California "Work Out"
5 Maddie and Julia Scotch Plains, New Jersey / New Paltz, New York "Disturbia"
6 The Wadsworth Sisters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "Edge of Seventeen"
7 Beat Frequency (Shawn Lewis and Natasha Neuschwander) 35 and 28 Vancouver, Washington "E.T."
8 Tyler Lillestol 23 Riverside, California "U Got It Bad"
9 Liz Davis 25 Madison, Mississippi "Here for the Party"
10 JR Aquino 24 Anchorage, Alaska "Just the Way You Are"
11 Angina Alvarez 22 San Diego, California "Turn the Beat Around"
12 Nicholas David 31 Saint Paul, Minnesota "Stand by Me"
13 Alessandra Guercio 17 New York City, New York "The Climb"
14 Adanna Duru 15 Walnut, California "The Edge of Glory"
15 Kelly Crapa 15 New Fairfield, Connecticut "Sparks Fly"
16 Paulina 16 Los Angeles, California "You Make Me Feel..."
17 Avery Wilson 16 Hamden, Connecticut "Without You"

Episode 5 (September 18, 2012)

The fifth one-hour episode was broadcast on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Trevanne Howell 33 New York City, New York "I Have Nothing"
2 Collin McLoughlin 24 Bedford, New York "Wild World"
3 Joselyn Rivera 17 Pembroke Pines, Florida "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
4 Benji 24 Orlando, Florida "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
5 Todd Kessler 30 Chicago, Illinois "Maggie May"
6 Ben Taub 21 Princeton, New Jersey "Feeling Good"
7 Emily Earle 23 New York City, New York "Ring of Fire"
8 Lorraine Ferro 52 New York City, New York "Skyscraper"
9 Mycle Wastman 40 Seattle, Washington "Let's Stay Together"

Episode 6 (September 24, 2012)

The sixth two-hour episode was broadcast on Monday, September 24, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Michelle Brooks-Thompson 28 Sunderland, Massachusetts "Proud Mary"
2 Diego Val 25 Lima, Peru / Miami, Florida "Animal"
3 Lauren Brooke 24 Pawling, New York "Cowboy Casanova"
4 Suzanna Choffel 32 Austin, Texas "Landslide"
5 Michaela Page 16 Boca Raton, Florida "Sober"
6 Ryan Jirovec 28 McAllen, Texas "Amazed"
7 Dez Duron 22 Shreveport, Louisiana "Sara Smile"
8 VJ Rosales 25 Bellflower, California "Forget You"
9 Alexis Marceaux 23 New Orleans, Louisiana "Go Your Own Way"
10 Sam James 26 Worcester, Massachusetts "Imagine"
11 Laura Vivas 33 West Palm Beach, Florida "Whataya Want From Me"
12 Lelia Broussard 23 Los Angeles, California "We Can Work It Out"
13 Brandon Mahone 17 Chicago, Illinois / Indiana "I Wish It Would Rain"
14 Jeffrey James 25 Brownsburg, Indiana "A Little Less Conversation"
15 Paige Bryan 26 Los Angeles, California "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
16 Cameron Hovsepian Los Angeles, California "I Need a Dollar"
17 LaRae Rhodes "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
18 Jordan Pruitt 21 Loganville, Georgia "The One That Got Away"
19 Terisa Griffin 42 Chicago, Illinois "Someone Like You"

Episode 7 (September 25, 2012)

The seventh one-hour episode was broadcast on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Sylvia Yacoub 19 Alexandria, Egypt / Muskegon, Michigan "Only Girl (In The World)
2 IJ Quinn 25 Warsaw, North Carolina "Virtual Insanity"
3 Charlie Rey 21 Long Beach, California "Home"
4 Amanda Brown 27 New York City, New York "Valerie"
5 Yolanda Barber 55 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania "Get Here"
6 Cassadee Pope 23 West Palm Beach, Florida "Torn"

Episode 8 (October 1, 2012)

The eighth two-hour episode was broadcast on Monday, October 1, 2012.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and Contestant's Choices
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
1 Nathalie Hernandez 15 Dunedin, Florida "White Horse"
2 Rod Michael 26 Allentown, Pennsylvania / Atlanta, Georgia "Please Don't Go"
3 Caitlin Michelle 20 Boston, Massachusetts "Cosmic Love"
4 Nicole Johnson 18 Denham Springs, Louisiana / Nashville, Tennessee "Mr. Know It All"
5 Kameron Corvet 32 Cincinnati, Ohio / Atlanta, Georgia "Crazy"
6 Chevonne 26 Little Falls, New Jersey "Brass in Pocket"
7 Kayla Nevarez 17 Mission Viejo, California "American Boy"
8 Celica Westbrook 16 Franklin, Tennessee "A Thousand Years"
9 Jay Taylor Duette, Florida / Nashville, Tennessee "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
10 Gedina "Ain't Nobody"
11 Taylor Wagner Mattoon, Illinois / Nashville, Tennessee "Mean"
12 Jessica Cayne 26 Grayson, Georgia "Good Girl"
13 Rudy Parris 46 Visalia, California "Every Breath You Take"
14 Cody Belew 27 Beebe, Arkansas "Hard to Handle"

Episode 9: The Best of the Blind Auditions (October 2, 2012)

The ninth one-hour episode was broadcast on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, recapping some of the best moments of the blind auditions.

The Battles

The battle rounds were broadcast from Monday, October 8 to Tuesday, October 23, 2012. "Steals" were introduced this season, where each coach could steal two contestants from another team when they lost their battle round. The name of the coach who was chosen by the stolen contestant is ticked. The advisors for these episodes are, Mary J. Blige working with Adam Levine; Michael Buble working with Blake Shelton; Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) working with Cee Lo Green; and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) working with Christina Aguilera.

Colour Key:

  • Green - Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
  • Blue - Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Knockouts
  • Pink - Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Winner Song Loser Steal Result
Adam Cee Lo Christina Blake
Episode 10 Blake Shelton 1 Terry McDermott "Carry On Wayward Son" Casey Muessigmann
Adam Levine 2 Bryan Keith "Santeria" Collin McLoughlin

Cee Lo Green 3 Diego Val "Jessie's Girl" JR Aquino
Christina Aguilera 4 De'Borah "Message in a Bottle" Nelly's Echo
Blake Shelton 5 Gracia Harrison "Sin Wagon" 2Steel Girls
Cee Lo Green 6 Trevin Hunte "Vision of Love" Amanda Brown
Cee Lo Green 1 Cody Belew "Telephone" DOMO
Christina Aguilera 2 Aquile "You Give Me Something" Nathalie Hernandez
3 Celica Westbrook "My Life Would Suck Without You" Lisa Scinta
Blake Shelton 4 Rudy Parris "Bad Day" Charlie Rey
Adam Levine 5 Melanie Martinez  "Lights" Caitlin Michelle
Episode 12 Blake Shelton 1 Julio Cesar Castillo "Conga" Terisa Griffin
Christina Aguilera 2 Dez Duron "Just the Way You Are" Paulina
Adam Levine 3 Sam James "You Give Love a Bad Name" Benji
Cee Lo Green 4 Nicholas David "She's Gone" Todd Kessler
Blake Shelton 5 Suzanna Choffel "Dog Days Are Over" Lelia Broussard
Christina Aguilera 6 Sylvia Yacoub "Best Thing I Never Had" Joselyn Rivera
Episode 13 Blake Shelton 1 Liz Davis "Baggage Claim" Nicole Johnson
Adam Levine 2 Kayla Nevarez "Wide Awake" Alessandra Guercio
Cee Lo Green 3 Mycle Wastman "Too Close" Ben Taub
Adam Levine 4 Michelle Brooks-Thompson "Crazy in Love" Adanna Duru
Christina Aguilera 5 Laura Vivas "Poker Face" Beat Frequency
Cee Lo Green 6 MacKenzie Bourg "Good Time" Emily Earle
Episode 14 Cee Lo Green 1 Daniel Rosa "Whataya Want from Me" Alexis Marceau
Adam Levine 2 Nicole Nelson "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Brandon Mahone
3 Loren Allred "Need You Now" Brian Scartocci
Blake Shelton 4 Cassadee Pope "Not Over You" Ryan Jirovec
Adam Levine 5 Joe Kirkland "You Get What You Give" Samuel Mouton
Christina Aguilera 6 Devyn DeLoera "Free Your Mind" MarrissaAnne
Episode 15 Christina Aguilera 1 Adriana Louise "Hot n Cold" Jordan Pruitt
Blake Shelton 2 Michaela Paige "I Hate Myself for Loving You" Kelly Crapa
Cee Lo Green 3 Avery Wilson "Titanium" Chevonne

The Knockouts

Colour Key:

  • Green - Artist won the Knockouts and advanced to the Live Shows
  • Pink - Artist lost the Knockouts and was eliminated

The Knockouts were broadcast from Monday, October 29 to Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

After the Battle Round, each coach had 10 contestants for the Knockouts. Each episode featured knockout battles consisting of pairings from within each team. The contestants were not told who they were up against until the day of the Knockout. Each contestant sang a song of their own choice, back to back, and each knockout concluded with the respective coach eliminating one of the two contestants; the five winners for each coach advanced to the live shows.

Episode Coach Order Song Artists Song
Episode 16 (October 29, 2012) Adam Levine 1 "Love on Top" Joselyn Rivera Kayla Nevarez "Shark in the Water"
2 "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" Bryan Keith Joe Kirkland "Mean"
3 "Paris (Ooh La La)" Amanda Brown Michelle Brooks-Thompson "Spotlight"
4 "You Know I'm No Good" Loren Allred Nicole Nelson "If I Ain't Got You"
5 "Bulletproof" Melanie Martinez Sam James "Walking in Memphis"
Cee Lo Green 6 "Jolene" Cody Belew Avery Wilson "Yeah 3x"
7 "Call Me Maybe" MacKenzie Bourg Daniel Rosa "Back To December"
8 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Trevin Hunte Terisa Griffin "Saving All My Love for You"
9 "Put Your Records On" Nicholas David Mycle Wastman "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
10 "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Diego Val Caitlin Michelle "Bring Me to Life"
Episode 17 (October 30, 2012) Christina Aguilera 1 "I Have Nothing" Devyn De Loera Laura Vivas "I Need to Know"
2 "Already Gone" Adriana Louise Celica Westbrook "Never Say Never"
3 "Stuck on You" Dez Duron Alessandra Guercio "Take a Bow"
4 "You Found Me" De'Borah Chevonne "Dancing with Myself"
5 "Fighter" Sylvia Yacoub Aquile "Grenade"
Blake Shelton 6 "Gunpowder & Lead" Liz Davis Gracia Harrison "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
7 "Maybe I'm Amazed" Terry McDermott Rudy Parris "Forever"
8 "Love is a Battlefield" Michaela Paige Collin McLoughlin "Breakeven"
9 "Somebody to Love" Julio Cesar Castillo MarrisaAnne "Lady Marmalade"
10 "Payphone" Cassadee Pope Suzanna Choffel "Could You Be Loved"

Live Shows

Week 1, Live Playoffs (November 5, November 7 and November 8, 2012)

Colour Key:

  • Green - Artist was saved by the Public's Vote
  • Purple - Artist was saved by his/her coach
  • Blue - Artist's iTunes vote multiplied by 10 after his/her studio version of the song reached iTunes top 10
  • Pink - Artist was eliminated

The live playoffs were aired on November 5 and 7, followed by a results show on November 8, 2012. Performances were intentionally stripped down compared to previous seasons, so that there is greater focus on the voices of the artists. Special guests included Taylor Kinney from Chicago Fire in the audience.

Date Order Coach Artist Song Result
November 5, 2012 1 Adam Levine Joselyn Rivera "Give Your Heart a Break" Eliminated
2 Blake Shelton Terry McDermott "Don't Stop Believin'" Public's Vote
3 Adam Levine Melanie Martinez "Hit the Road Jack" Adam's Choice
4 Blake Shelton Liz Davis "Independence Day" Eliminated
5 Cassadee Pope "My Happy Ending" Public's Vote
6 Adam Levine Bryan Keith "Iris" Public's Vote
7 Blake Shelton Michaela Paige "Everybody Talks" Blake's Choice
8 Julio Cesar Castillo "El Rey" Eliminated
9 Adam Levine Loren Allred "All Around the World" Eliminated
10 Amanda Brown "Dream On" Public's Vote
November 7, 2012 1 Christina Aguilera Adriana Louise "Firework" Christina's Choice
2 Cee Lo Green Cody Belew "One More Try" Cee Lo's Choice
3 Christina Aguilera De'Borah "Who Knew" Eliminated
4 Cee Lo Green Diego Val "Bailamos" Eliminated
5 MacKenzie Bourg "What Makes You Beautiful" Eliminated
6 Christina Aguilera Devyn DeLoera "Bleeding Love" Eliminated
7 Cee Lo Green Nicholas David "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" Public's Vote
8 Christina Aguilera Sylvia Yacoub "The One That Got Away" Public's Vote
9 Dez Duron "Wanted" Public's Vote
10 Cee Lo Green Trevin Hunte "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" Public's Vote

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Team Adam and Team Blake "Peace of Mind"
2 Team Cee Lo and Team Christina "Sing"
3 Team Adam and Team Blake "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
4 Maroon 5 "Daylight"
5 Team Cee Lo and Team Christina "Drive By"

Week 2 (November 12 and November 13, 2012)

The live top 12 performances were aired on November 12, followed by a results show on November 13, 2012.

From this point on in the competition, all remaining contestants performed live each week, and only the public's vote determined which contestants advanced in the competition. Unlike previous seasons, rather than each team eliminating equal numbers of contestants each week, third season eliminations applied individually without regard to contestants' team affiliation (meaning that all artists competed head-to-head against all remaining contestants each week), introducing the possibility of a final four without equal team representation.

Additionally, producers made changes in the voting systems with regards to iTunes singles purchases, announced during the results show. Previous voting via iTunes purchases of contestant performances had previously only counted singly during the official voting window and only accredited to the live show in concern. As of this week in the competition, if a competitor's performance stays within the Top 10 of the iTunes "Top 200 Single Chart" (updated hourly) until the close of voting, it will be given an iTunes bonus that multiplies iTunes votes made in the 24-hour voting window by ten. The finale's vote count will have include a "Cumulative iTunes Vote Total" of all singles (from Top 12 onwards) purchased during and outside of the various voting windows, with iTunes bonus previously earned.

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Blake Shelton Michaela Paige "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" Eliminated
2 Christina Aguilera Dez Duron "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Public's Vote
3 Adriana Louise "Good Girl" Eliminated
4 Cee Lo Green Cody Belew "The Best" Public's Vote
5 Adam Levine Amanda Brown "Spectrum" Public's Vote
6 Bryan Keith "Back to Black" Public's Vote
7 Blake Shelton Cassadee Pope "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Public's Vote
8 Cee Lo Green Trevin Hunte "When a Man Loves a Woman" Public's Vote
9 Adam Levine Melanie Martinez "Cough Syrup" Public's Vote
10 Cee Lo Green Nicholas David "The Power of Love" Public's Vote
11 Christina Aguilera Sylvia Yacoub "My Heart Will Go On" Public's Vote
12 Blake Shelton Terry McDermott "More Than a Feeling" Public's Vote

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green "Make the World Move"
2 Cee Lo Green and his 3 Finalists "Stayin' Alive"
3 Blake Shelton and his 3 Finalists "Life Is a Highway"

Week 3 (November 19 and November 20, 2012)

The live top 10 performances aired on November 19, followed by a results show on November 20, 2012. Christina, Blake and Cee Lo brought in Ron Flair, Scott Hendricks and Jennifer Hudson respectively to help in this week's coaching. Other special guests included lead actors from the cast of Guys with Kids in the audience.

  • Guest performance by Rascal Flatts ("Changed")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Christina Aguilera Sylvia Yacoub "Girl on Fire" Eliminated
2 Blake Shelton Terry McDermott "Summer of '69" Public's Vote
3 Adam Levine Melanie Martinez "Seven Nation Army" Public's Vote
4 Cee Lo Green Cody Belew "Crazy in Love" Public's Vote
5 Adam Levine Byran Keith "New York State of Mind" Eliminated
6 Amanda Brown "Stars" Public's Vote
7 Cee Lo Green Nicholas David "Lean on Me" Public's Vote
8 Trevin Hunte "Scream" Public's Vote
9 Blake Shelton Cassadee Pope "Over You" Public's Vote
10 Christina Aguilera Dez Duron "Feeling Good" Public's Vote

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton "Just a Fool"
2 Christina Aguilera and her 2 Finalists "Let There Be Love"
3 Adam Levine and his 3 Finalists "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
4 Team Blake and Team Christina "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"
5 Team Adam and Team Cee Lo "I Want You to Want Me"

Week 4 (November 26 and November 27, 2012)

The live top 8 performances aired on November 26, followed by a results show on November 27, 2012. Cee Lo brought in Bill Withers, the original singer/songwriter of "Lean on Me" to help coach Nicholas David this week.

With the elimination of Dez Duron, Christina Aguilera no longer has any artist remaining on her team. For the first time in the series, not all coaches will be represented in the finale.

  • Guest performance by 50 Cent featuring Adam Levine ("My Life")
Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Adam Levine Amanda Brown "Someone Like You" Public's Vote
2 Cee Lo Green Cody Belew "Somebody to Love" Eliminated
3 Blake Shelton Terry McDermott "Over" Public's Vote
4 Adam Levine Melanie Martinez "Too Close" Public's Vote
5 Christina Aguilera Dez Duron "U Smile" Eliminated
6 Cee Lo Green Trevin Hunte "The Greatest Love of All" Public's Vote
7 Nicholas David "What's Going On" Public's Vote
8 Blake Shelton Cassadee Pope "Are You Happy Now?" Public's Vote

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Cassadee Pope, Dez Duron, Melanie Martinez and Terry McDermott "Move Along"
2 Amanda Brown, Cody Belew, Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte "Any Way You Want It"
3 Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte "Marry the Night"
4 Cee Lo Green and The Muppets "Bein' Green"
5 Cody Belew, Melanie Martinez, Nicholas David and Terry McDermott "Rhythm of Love"
6 Dez Duron and Cassadee Pope "Hate That I Love You"

Week 5 (December 3 and December 4, 2012)

The live top 6 performances aired on December 3, followed by a results show on December 4, 2012. Each contestant sang two songs, one of their choice, and one of the coach's choice. Coach Cee Lo was sick during rehearsals, so he brought in Pat Monahan, lead singer for Train, to coach his artists this week, while still choosing his team members' songs and keeping in touch with them on the phone. The eliminations of Brown and Martinez were very shocking, as both were certain names in the finale.

Artist Coach Order Song (Coach's Choice) Order Song (Artist's Choice) Result
Nicholas David Cee Lo Green 1 "September" 12 "Over the Rainbow" Public's Vote
Cassadee Pope Blake Shelton 2 "Stand" 11 "I'm With You" Public's Vote
Amanda Brown Adam Levine 9 "Here I Go Again" 3 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Eliminated
Terry McDermott Blake Shelton 7 "Stay with Me" 4 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Public's Vote
Trevin Hunte Cee Lo Green 5 "Walking on Sunshine" 8 "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Public's Vote
Melanie Martinez Adam Levine 10 "The Show" 6 "Crazy" Eliminated

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Trevin Hunte and Terry McDermott "Feel Again"
2 Cassadee Pope and Amanda Brown "Breakaway"
3 Nicholas David and Melanie Martinez "Criminal"

Semi-finals, Week 6 (December 10 and December 11, 2012)

The semi-final performances aired on December 10, followed by a results show on December 11, 2012. Special guests included Howie Mandel from Take It All and Of Monsters and Men, whose song "Little Talks" was covered in a non-competition performance, in the audience. Tony Lucca was also interviewed for a short while with his coach from last season, Adam Levine, in the Spring Skybox.

Order Coach Artist Song Result
1 Cee Lo Green Trevin Hunte "Wind Beneath My Wings" Eliminated
2 Nicholas David "You Are So Beautiful" Public's Vote
3 Blake Shelton Cassadee Pope "Stupid Boy" Public's Vote
4 Terry McDermott "Let It Be" Public's Vote

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Song
1 Blake Shelton and 16 Members of Team Blake "White Christmas"
2 Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott "Little Talks"
3 Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte "Hero"

Finals, Week 7 (December 17 and December 18, 2012)

The final performances aired on December 17, followed by a results show on December 18, 2012. Each finalist would perform three times, a reprise of a past performance, a duet with their coach, and a solo performance. Special guests included the cast of 1600 Penn and The Biggest Loser in the audience.

Artist Coach Order Solo Song Order Duet with Coach Order Reprise Song Result
Cassadee Pope Blake Shelton 9 "Cry" 6 "Steve McQueen" 2 "Over You" Winner
Terry McDermott 5 "Broken Wings" 3 "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" 7 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Runner-up
Nicholas David Cee Lo Green 1 "Great Balls of Fire"/"Fire" 8 "Play That Funky Music" 4 "Lean on Me" 3rd Place

Non-competition Performances

Order Performers Coach
1 The Voice Coaches, Live Show Contestants, Christina Milian and Carson Daly "Hallelujah"
2 Rihanna "Diamonds"
3 Terry McDermott (with Amanda Brown, Bryan Keith, Michaela Paige and Rudy Parris) "Rock and Roll All Nite"
4 Nicholas David and Smokey Robinson "Cruisin'"
5 The Killers (with Cassadee Pope) "Here with Me"
6 Cody Belew, Dez Duron, Diego Val, Julio Cesar Castillo and MacKenzie Bourg "Stacy's Mom"
7 Kelly Clarkson (with Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott) "Catch My Breath"
8 Cassadee Pope (with Melanie Martinez, De'Borah and Liz Davis) "It's Time"
9 Terry McDermott and Peter Frampton "Baby, I Love Your Way"
10 Adriana Louise, Devyn DeLoera, Joselyn Rivera, Loren Allred and Sylvia Yacoub "Best of My Love"
11 Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
12 Nicholas David (with Amanda Brown, Dez Duron and Trevin Hunte) "End of the Road"
13 Cassadee Pope and Avril Lavigne "I'm with You"
14 The Voice Coaches "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"

Elimination Chart

Overall

Colour Key:

  • Blue - Artist from Team Adam
  • Green - Artist from Team Blake
  • Red - Artist from Team Cee Lo
  • Pink - Artist from Team Christina
  • Gold - Winner
  • Silver - Runner-up
  • Bronze - 3rd Place
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Finals
Cassadee Pope Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Terry McDermott Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Nicholas David Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd Place
Trevin Hunte Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 6)
Amanda Brown Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 5)
Melanie Martinez Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Cody Belew Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
Dez Duron Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Bryan Keith Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Sylvia Yacoub Safe Safe Eliminated
Adriana Louise Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
Michaela Paige Safe Eliminated
Loren Allred Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
MacKenzie Bourg Eliminated
Julio Cesar Castillo Eliminated
De'Borah Eliminated
Joselyn Rivera Eliminated
Diego Val Eliminated
Liz Davis Eliminated
Devyn DeLoera Eliminated

Teams

Colour Key:

  • Blue - Artist from Team Adam
  • Green - Artist from Team Blake
  • Red - Artist from Team Cee Lo
  • Pink - Artist from Team Christina
  • Gold - Winner
  • Silver - Runner-up
  • Bronze - 3rd Place
  • Purple - Artist received one or more iTunes bonus that week (applicable from Week 3 onwards)
  •  - Number of iTunes bonuses received
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Finals
Amanda Brown Public's Choice Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Melanie Martinez Coach's Choice Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Eliminated
Bryan Keith Public's Choice Advanced Eliminated
Joselyn Rivera Eliminated
Loren Allred Eliminated
Nicholas David Public's Choice Advanced Advanced

Advanced

Advanced 

Advanced

3rd Place
Trevin Hunte Public's Choice Advanced Advanced Advanced

Advanced

Eliminated
Cody Belew Coach's Choice Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Diego Val Eliminated
MacKenzie Bourg Eliminated
Dez Duron Public's Choice Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Sylvia Yacoub Public's Choice Advanced Eliminated
Adriana Loise Coach's Choice Eliminated
De'Borah Eliminated
Devyn DeLoera Eliminated
Cassadee Pope Public's Choice Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

✔ x2

Advanced

Winner

✔ x2

Terry McDermott Public's Choice Advanced Advanced Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Runner-up

Michaela Paige Coach's Choice Eliminated
Julio Cesar Castillo Eliminated
Liz Davis Eliminated

Performances by Guests/Coaches

Episode Show Segment Performer(s) Title Hot 100 Reaction Hot Digital Songs Reaction Performance Type
4 The Blind Auditions, Part 4 Christina Aguilera "Your Body" 34 (debut) 10 (debut) Music Video Teaser
20 The Live Play-off Results Maroon 5 "Daylight" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
Jermaine Paul "I Believe in This Life" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
22 Top 12, Live Performances Jason Aldean (with Bryan Keith and Dez Duron) "The Only Way I Know" 78 (+15) 59 (re-entry) Live Performance
Christina Aguilera ft. Cee Lo Green "Make the World Move" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
23 Top 10 Perform Live Christina Aguilera ft. Blake Shelton "Just a Fool" 71 (+21) 25 (+9) Live Performance
24 Top 10, Live Results Rascal Flatts (with Cody Belew and Cassadee Pope) "Changed" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
Christina Aguilera (with Sylvia Yacoub and Dez Duron) "Let There Be Love" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
25 Top 8 Perform Live 50 Cent ft. Adam Levine "My Life" 27 (debut) 4 (debut) Live Performance
26 Top 8, Live Results Cee Lo Green and The Muppets "Bein' Green" no recording no recording Live Performance
28 Top 6, Live Results Ne-Yo (with Amanda Brown) "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)" 10 (=) 29 (=) Live Performance
Matchbox Twenty (with Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte) "Overjoyed" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
29 Live Semi-final Performances Michael Buble "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
Blake Shelton (with 16 members of Team Blake) "White Christmas" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
30 Semi-finals, Live Results Juliet Simms "Wild Child" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
RaeLynn "Boyfriend" 118 (debut) 56 (debut) Live Performance
Chris Mann "Roads" did not chart did not chart Live Performance
32 Finals, Live Results Rihanna "Diamonds" 2 (=) 5 (-1) Live Performance
The Killers (with Cassadee Pope) "Here with Me" 119 (debut) did not chart Live Performance
Smokey Robinson (with Nicholas David) "Cruisin'" did not chart did not chart Live Performance (Duet)
Kelly Clarkson (with Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott) "Catch My Breath" 30 (+19) 22 (+21) Live Performance
Peter Frampton (with Terry McDermott) "Baby, I Love Your Way" did not chart did not chart Live Performance (Duet)
Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man" 62 (re-entry) 26 (re-entry) Live Performance
Avril Lavigne "I'm with You" did not chart did not chart Live Performance (Duet)

Contestant Appearances on Earlier Talent Shows or Prior Seasons

  • Daniel Rosa, Sam James and Dez Duron sang in the Blind Auditions in Season 2 and failed to make a team.
  • JR Aquino and Alessandra Guercio reached the Hollywood rounds of American Idol in seasons four and ten respectively, but did not reach the Top 24.
  • Liz Davis was the winner of P. Diddy's Starmaker.
  • DOMO appeared on America's Best Dance Crew, Season 4 as a member of Rhythm City.
  • MacKenzie Bourg later made the Top 24 on the fifteenth and final season of American Idol and finished in fourth place.

TV Ratings

Season 3 premiered on September 10, 2012 and was watched by 12.28 million viewers with a 4.2 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. It was down 39 percent in the demo from last season's premiere. The Voice aired three times during its first week, going up against The X Factor on September 12, 2012. This show was highly criticised by Simon Cowell, who said that The X Factor would win in ratings. However, both The Voice and The X Factor tied on September 12, 2012, both with a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, but The Voice won in total viewers. In its regular time slot on Mondays and Tuesdays, The Voice airs opposite Dancing with the Stars.

No. Episode Original Air Date Viewers (millions)
1 Blind Auditions, Round 1 September 10, 2012 12.28
2 Blind Auditions, Round 2 September 11, 2012 11.42
3 Blind Auditions, Round 3 September 12, 2012 10.89
4 Blind Auditions, Round 4 September 17, 2012 13.57
5 Blind Auditions, Round 5 September 18, 2012 13.60
6 Blind Auditions, Round 6 September 24, 2012 12.18
7 Blind Auditions, Round 7 September 25, 2012 11.57
8 Blind Auditions, Round 8 October 1, 2012 12.55
9 The Best of the Blind Auditions October 2, 2012 8.48
10 Battles: Round 1 October 8, 2012 12.89
11 Battles: Round 2 October 9, 2012 12.19
12 Battles: Round 3 October 15, 2012 13.01
13 Battles: Round 4 October 16, 2012 12.04
14 Battles: Round 5 October 22, 2012 12.02
15 The Final Battles October 23, 2012 11.22
16 Knockouts: Round 1 October 29, 2012 12.44
17 Knockouts: Round 2 October 30, 2012 12.13
18 Live Play-offs, Part 1 November 5, 2012 11.93
19 Live Play-offs, Part 2 November 7, 2012 10.47
20 Live Play-offs: Results November 8, 2012 8.83
21 Top 12 Performances November 12, 2012 11.63
22 Top 12: Results November 13, 2012 11.15
23 Top 10 Performances November 19, 2012 10.60
24 Top 10: Results November 20, 2012 9.47
25 Top 8 Performances November 26, 2012 12.17
26 Top 8: Results November 27, 2012 11.57
27 Top 6 Performances December 3, 2012 12.11
28 Top 6: Results December 4, 2012 11.52
29 Semi-finals December 10, 2012 12.33
30 Semi-finals: Results December 11, 2012 11.52
31 The Finals December 17, 2012 13.37
32 Finals: Results December 18, 2012 14.13

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