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'The Voice' results: Eliminations and instant save?

[SPOILER ALERT!!! Read on only if you have already seen Tuesday night’s eliminations round.]

The second night The Voice used the Twitter instant save, there were some singers we normally never see near the bottom. Read on to find out who won’t be joining the remaining top eight artists….


Ranking 'The Voice' Top 10: Who will need to be instant saved tonight? -- POLL

Tonight, two more singers go home, leaving a scant eight singers left in the competition. After a Monday night of middling performances and strange coaching techniques (Vinyasa yoga anyone? Care for a multi-man lift atop your baby grand piano?), and a lack of standout performers, has tonight’s possible pool of eliminations been split wide open?

Well, the game isn’t quite as unpredictable and exciting as viewers deserve. A quick glance on the iTunes Top 200 singles chart will give you a rough idea of who will remain in the top seven. It’s the bottom three singers who are up for grabs. Tonight is also the second night of the controversial Twitter instant save. Last week EW spoke with eliminated singer Josh Logan, who spoke of the “mass confusion” backstage as crew and singers were scrambling to tweet and re-tweet to their fans. The social media savior segment is still new, but clearly it has some logistical kinks to work out. We’ll have a better idea tonight, as viewers are now familiar with the process. Is the save a good or bad thing in terms of audience engagement? Perhaps that will depend on who goes home.

Here’s how I would rank the top ten artists, taking into consideration iTunes appearances (as of press time), Monday’s performances, and most importantly, cutest offspring (it’s a tie between Will Champlin’s baby and Ray Boudreaux’s preternaturally loud toddler).

TV Recaps: What happened on 'The Voice,' 'DWTS,' and 'HIMYM'

Want to catch up on the Nov. 18 episodes of The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, and How I Met Your Mother? Watch EW’s TV recap video below. READ FULL STORY

Listen to 'Voice' runner-up Michelle Chamuel's new single -- EXCLUSIVE

Do you remember a certain eclectic bespectacled singer from season four of The Voice? Team Usher’s Michelle Chamuel, who was runner-up to Team Blake’s Danielle Bradbery, charmed audiences with her quirky personality and powerful renditions of Cyndi Lauper and Pink tunes.

EW has first dibs on Chamuel’s new single, “Go Down Singing,” which will be released Nov. 19th.

“I feel so fortunate to be sharing “Go Down Singing” as my first single,” said Chamuel in a statement. “It was created with two of my close friends, producer team Theo Katzman and Tyler Duncan, and celebrates the poignant truth that in each of us is the potential to shine.”

Listen to a stream of “Go Down Singing” below: READ FULL STORY

Eliminated 'Voice' contestant Josh Logan on the new instant save: 'It was mass confusion'

Top 12 contestant on The Voice Josh Logan was one of two artists eliminated on Tuesday’s show, the first episode to feature the Twitter ‘instant save.’ But when EW spoke with him today on the phone, Logan was in high spirits and optimistic for his post-show prospects. “I was fine last night and I’m fine today,” Logan said. “It’s definitely a bittersweet thing, but I lost, you know, at least to another talented person.” Logan and glam-rock singer Kat Robichaud were in the bottom two. Robichaud garnered the most Twitter votes to remain in the competition. “I’m just looking forward to starting with what’s next and really trying to kick some ass in the future,” he said. After the elimination episode, the next day was a whirlwind of press and even reliving Monday’s performance episode all over again. His coach Christina Aguilera had chosen Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” for him to sing, and Logan found him singing it again Wednesday afternoon on Access Hollywood. “The song that sent me home,” he laughs.

'The Voice' results: Who went home? Who got 'Instant Saved'?

[SPOILER ALERT!!! Read on only if you have already seen Tuesday night’s eliminations round.]

Tonight was The Voice‘s great social media experiment. Did it work? And more importantly, did America’s Twitter users save the right singer?

Here’s a quick react, before my full recap coming later tonight [UPDATE: Recap is live] READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' fans get a bigger voice: Will you use the Twitter 'Instant Save' tonight?

For the first time Tuesday night, social-media-happy fans of The Voice will have the power to save a contestant in the live eliminations with the “Instant Save.”

Voting via Twitter, you can prevent one of the bottom three singers from going home. Here’s how it works: During the live broadcast, host Carson Daly will give a signal for viewers to start casting their votes. For five minutes only, you can save your artists by tweeting their official keyword (which is their first name) with hashtag #VoiceSave. According to the official rules on the NBC website, retweeting someone else’s already-composed tweet counts as a vote, but only one tweet per Twitter ID will count. The singer with the most tweet-votes remains, and the other two will go home.

Here’s Carson Daly explaining how the Twitter save works:

Ranking 'The Voice' Top 12: Is this season a man's game to win? -- POLL

Voice fans: I know it’s a tad early in the game, but is season 5 shaping up to be the most interesting season of the highly rated reality competition yet?

After the reveal of last week’s top 12, it’s apparent that this season is already breaking two important trends. One, with only four female singers remaining, is it safe to say we can expect The Voice to be a male one? There hasn’t been a male winner since season 1’s Javier Colon and season 2’s Jermaine Paul. Factors of probability aside, has there ever been a season with male singers of this caliber of talent? Week to week, I find myself scurrying from Matthew Schuler’s indie-rock power-ballad camp to favoring James Wolpert’s versatile vibrato, to even rooting for clutch player Will Champlin, who many times seemed a goner without a coach’s save. Now I’d wouldn’t be so careless to rule out Tessanne — who’s been a favorite this entire season — but it’s not going to be easy for the powerhouse diva to steamroll past these guys. This talent pool runs deep.

Secondly, in addition, to the dearth of ladies in the competition, there’s also a noticeable lack of a female country singer. As my colleague Samantha Highfill wrote in her analysis of season 4’s artists, The Voice looked like it was on the the fast track to becoming a single-genre show with the purpose of exclusively catapulting country singers. While there’s nothing wrong with discovering another country star, this departure can only signal good things for Voice viewers. It will force Blake to rejigger his coaching sensibilities, give more screen time to idiosyncratic voices, and make it more fun to watch without the looming threat of winner déjà vu.

Here’s a refresher on the current top 12 (and the order I would rank them):

On the Scene at 'The Voice' live performances: Blake and Adam's bromance still going strong

Last night marked the first round of live shows for the top 20 contestants competing on season 5 of NBC’s The Voice. Entertainment Weekly was on the scene as members of Team Adam and Team Blake gave it their all in the hopes that viewers at home would vote them into the Top 12.

Check out a couple of things you didn’t see at home when the cameras stopped rolling below!

'The Voice': Which coach has the most valuable team? -- POLL

The live rounds begin tonight! After two exciting knockout rounds last week, the top 20 singers are settled and the coaches have their five final picks. Have you found yourself aligning with any particular teams this early in the game? Do you fancy Blake’s army of country and soul singers? Or Christina’s band of divas and diva-men? This time around, instead of the coaches deciding our fair singers’ fates, it’s you, America. Read on for a crash course on the teams and vote for your favorites.

Here’s a refresher on the Season 5 teams:

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