[Audio + Videos] Carson Daly: Nakia Nails It, But Javier Shines The Brightest On NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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It was a jam-packed 2 hours of The Voice last night!

Four singers were voted off, plus Teams [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adam Levine[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo Green[/lastfm] faced off in another contentious evening of performances.

Our man-on-the-scene, Carson Daly, was there for all the action and he’s breaking down all the best moments for us today on AMP Radio!

Here’s how things stand after the 2nd live episode…WARNING: spoiler alert!

America voted last week to save 1 singer from Team [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm] and 1 from Team [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Blake Shelton[/lastfm].

But each coach also got to pick 1 person from their own group to advance to the semi-finals as well.

On Team Xtina, America voted to keep rocker [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beverly McClellan[/lastfm] and Christina decided to choose [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Frenchie Davis[/lastfm] to fill the other vacant spot.

It should come as no surprise that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dia Frampton[/lastfm] is sailing on through to the next round since her single of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm]’s “Heartless” shot up the charts on iTunes.

But in a shocking move, Blake used his coach’s save for the shy high school student [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Xenia[/lastfm]!

Now that we’ve settled that matter, let’s get to the good stuff: the performances from last night’s episode!

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tori & Taylor Thompson[/lastfm] — “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

The show’s only duo kicked off the show in flashy fashion.

In costumes only [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo[/lastfm] could mastermind, the girls strutted around the stage in a performance fit for Flag Day.

They get style points for being adorable, though Tori & Taylor don’t have the vocal prowess to take the top spot.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Casey Weston[/lastfm] — “Black Horse & A Cherry Tree”

Casey’s the only girl reppin’ Team Adam and she did him proud last night.

Although she’s used to performing acoustic ballads, but she broke out of her shell with the upbeat [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]KT Tunstall[/lastfm] tune.

We think that with some more experience and coaching from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adam Levine[/lastfm], she could be a sweet little [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]/[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm] hybrid.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Vicci Martinez[/lastfm] — “Jolene”

We were thrown for a loop when the soulful Vicci busted out this [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dolly Parton[/lastfm] number.

She’s definitely not the country singing type, but she impressed us with her vulnerability.

But more importantly, did the coaches appreciate her taking a risk with her song choice? Take a look.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Devon Barley[/lastfm] — Stop And Stare

We’re not sure why, but we WANT to love Devon.

There’s something so endearing about the nerdy med school student, but we can’t put a finger on it.

He started off a little shaky, but worked through the nerves by the end.

Will he be able to capture America’s vote? We’ll find out whether he stays or goes next week!

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nakia[/lastfm] — “Sex On Fire”

Nakia is like a big, cuddly teddy bear that you just want to squeeze.

But don’t let his affable demeanor fool you, he unleashed the tiger within for this [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kings Of Leon[/lastfm] cover.

While he solidified his position as a frontrunner in the competition all by himself, the fire dancers should AT LEAST get an honorable mention!

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jeff Jenkins[/lastfm] — “Jesus, Take The Wheel”

We had really high hopes for the young singer last night.

He had already won over America with his powerful voice and the heart-wrenching story of his mother’s death.

But if we’re being honest, we think the pressure is finally getting to him.

Jeff just didn’t seem to be on-point vocally and he’s got some pretty stiff competition on Team Adam.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Curtis Grimes[/lastfm] — “Addicted To Love”

If you’re a fan of country music, then Curtis definitely won the night.

He had a unique take on the rock song “Addicted To Love” and it was easy to see why former contestant [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Emily Valentine[/lastfm] fell head over heels for him!

We love that pop/soul artist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cee Lo[/lastfm] is coaching this country boy and can’t wait to see more collaborations from this odd couple.

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Javier Colon[/lastfm] — “Angel”

It’s got to be rough being [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Javier Colon[/lastfm].

First he blew us away during the blind auditions and then he slayed the competition during the battle rounds,  but could he still bring it once the cameras went live?

Well, the short answer is DUH! Of course he was amazing!

The father of two sang such a stunning rendition of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sarah McLachlan[/lastfm]’s “Angel,” it almost made us forget about all those poor dogs in the ASPCA commercials!

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Now, all you have to do is vote for your favorite contestant to keep them in the competition!

Find out the results next Tuesday at 9/8c!

  • Who do you think has what it takes to advance to the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments!

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