The Voice Top 12 Recap: The Heat is On (and Usher's Shirt is Off)!

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After weeks of blind auditions, sudden-death battle rounds, instant elimination knockouts and live playoffs, Season 4 of The Voice has come down to this.

Only 12 contestants remain, with 10 spots to fill and no margin for error.

The competition heated up quickly ... and LITERALLY in some cases!

Team Shakira shocked fans when she chose the Backstreet Boys' “I Want It That Way” for Garrett Gardner to sing, but the guy did a nice job with it.

So much so that Usher took his shirt off. That tells you everything.

Then it was Sasha Allen's turn to wow us with her performance of Heart‘s “Alone,” leaving Adam once again regretting that he let this one get away.

Kris Thomas sang the Jackson 5‘s ”I’ll Be There,” and despite Shakira's standing O, it may have been a little shaky and left him in jeopardy tonight.

For Team Usher, Vedo kicked off the show, by taking on Michael Jackson‘s “Rock With You.” He proved he could sing and handle some MJ moves.

Josiah Hawley sang an intimate acoustic version of “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” by The Script, stepping out of his comfort zone a bit.

Michelle Chamuel tried “Call Your Girlfriend, rocking out on stage, and causing Adam to say “I love you!” Will America's votes share that sentiment?

Blake Shelton’s all-country team was led by Holly Tucker, who sang “Broken Wing” by Martina McBride and made her coach (and the others) proud.

The Swon Brothers sang a country classic by the late George Jones: ”Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” It was about as country as country gets.

Danielle Bradbury took on Carrie Underwood‘s “Wasted,” to show Blake how far she could go, and well, it worked! He says she's the one to beat.

Team Adam's Sarah Simmons performed “The Story” by Brandi Carlile, and blew her coach away with a powerful performance. Well done, S.

Judith Hill treated the audience to slow version of “You’ve Got A Friend,” performing at the piano and showing off the breadth of her musical talent.

Amber Carrington was the last to take the stage, and with “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” by Martina McBride, she really made the most of it.

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