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The Voice narrowed its fifth season field from 20 to 12 last night in a results show full of brutal cuts. Some tougher than others, but all were brutal.

Most of the perceived favorites coasted through with America's votes, which saved two singers on each coach's teams. The other chance to move on?

That was left up to Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green. Read on for the outcome of The Voice results show Thursday ...

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Team Christina

Voted in: Jacquie Lee and Matthew Schuler!

Saved: Josh Logan!

"I have to go where my heart is invested right now," Aguilera said, rescuing Josh and leaving Olivia Henken and Stephanie Anne Johnson crushed.

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Matthew Schuler wowed the audience with his "Wrecking Ball" cover on The Voice last night, cementing his status as one of the favorites to win Season 5.

Combined with Jacquie Lee, Matthew gives his coach, Christina Aguilera, two legitimate chances to claim her first title in the NBC show's history.

Watch his rendition of Miley Cyrus' hit song (seriously) and you'll see why:

Matthew Schuler already owns the title of fastest four-chair turn in five seasons of The Voice, so it's hardly a surprise that he's in the top 20 this fall.

His attention-grabbing vocals command the room whenever he performs. Simply put, he's the kind of talent that puts the rest of the field on notice.

With range and boundless potential, he may not have yet approached the limit of his ability. Bad news for anyone else looking to be named The Voice.

What do you think? Is Schuler worthy of all the hype? Or overrated? Share your comments below on the current season and who you think will reign.

And vote: Whose version of "Wrecking Ball" do you like better?

 

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Jacquie Lee, the youngest performer on The Voice this season, may also be the best. She wowed viewers and coaches alike with her live debut last night.

The 16-year-old New Jersey high school student delivered an electrifying version of Nina Simone's "I Put a Spell on You," leaving her mentor near tears.

Christina Aguilera, who is not easily impressed, stood on chair at the end of Lee's amazing performance to applaud her young protege. Here's Jacquie:

The jaw-dropping performance also stunned Xtina's rival coach Cee Lo Green.

"Oh my God, Jacquie. Damn," he said once the roaring crowd quieted. "That was the absolute best. [It's] like the past and the present and you are most certainly the future."

Adam Levine agreed, quipping to the teenager, "You've done the unthinkable: You made Cee Lo a vicious competitor," he said. "You pissed him off, which is shocking."

What do you think? Does she have what it takes to win The Voice?

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It's all on the line for the top 20 singers of The Voice Season 5, as the live shows are underway and the NBC viewers get their say in who stays and who goes.

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s teams had their chance Monday. Tuesday, it was Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green's turn to watch their proteges shine.

If last night was any indication, both coaches have some real contenders to take The Voice throne. Let's take a look at the 10 performances Tuesday ...

In the surprise of the night, Team Christina's Matthew Schuler took on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and it was emotional and raw ... minus the naked licking.

“I just hate how much I love you dude,” Cee-Lo said, while Adam “shared Cee-Lo’s pain” and said “three hearts just broke,” a.k.a. all judges not named Christina.

Has he upped the ante for the entire season with this effort?

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Christina Aguilera and Flo Rida teamed up for a performance of their new song "How I Feel" to kick off the first live show of The Voice Season 5 Monday night.

Regardless of how she feels, she looks amazing. The star's weight loss and svelte body were on display in a sheer body suit, and wow, fans. Just wow.

Before watching Team Adam and Team Blake go for broke (see The Voice recap) Aguilera reigned in a low-cut black blazer, nude tights and black top hat.

Midway through the song, Xtina removed her blazer to reveal she was wearing an ultra-sexy, see-through suit that exposed a black bra and tiny shorts.

In a word, nice.

Looking better than ever, Aguilera strutted across the stage while belting out her hit. Tonight, her team takes the stage, as does Cee Lo's. No pressure, peeps.

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It's all on the line for the top 20 singers of The Voice Season 5, who take the stage for their first live show performances this week on the NBC stable.

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s teams were first on tap last night, as some crumbled under the pressure while others soared with some solid covers.

If last night was any indication, Blake Shelton's three-season reign at the top may be tenuous. Let's take a look at the singers' performances Monday ...

Team Adam Levine's Tessanne Chin, the show-stopping Jamaican singer, closed the episode with “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff, and it was terrific.

James Wolpert channeled his experience with collegiate a cappella and his struggles for money for a heartfelt take on Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You.”

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The Voice knockout round concluded during a two-hour Tuesday episode, with the singers picking their own songs and hoping to outperform a teammate.

At stake? A spot in the live shows, starting next week.

For the first time, each coach can steal during this sudden-death round as well. So who's on to the finals and who's going home with a broken dream?

Let's break down The Voice knockout round below!

Lina Gaudenzi vs. Preston Pohl (Team Adam)

Gaudenzi opted for Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind" to spotlight her, while Preston stayed upbeat with a rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry."

Both were strong performances and came down to a matter of taste, not a win on technical merit. And as such, Levine went with his gut and saved Pohl.

WINNER: Preston!

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The Voice coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton were back to chop their teams in half once again last night.

Yes, the Battle Round is over and the Knockout Round has begun. At times, the format of the show still feels like the focal point and not the singing.

That's not to say the singing is second-rate, however, as the contestants proved last night. It's just that it's hard to really see the artists evolve sometimes.

In a new twist of Season 5, each coach is given one final steal as well. So let's have at it with our rundown of last night's Knockouts / battles / whatever!

UPDATE: The teams are set heading into next week's back-to-back-to-back live shows. Follow the link for a recap of the second half of The Voice knockout round!

Briana Cuoco vs. Shelbie Z. (Team Blake)

Kaley Cuoco’s sister, stolen from Xtina’s team, chose No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” but couldn't hold up against Shelbie on Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name.”

Green and Aguilera applauded Shelbie’s charisma as well as her talent, while Blake said she “flat-out out-sings the other” before moving her forward.

Winner: Shelbie!

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The final night of The Voice Season 5 battle round saw Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton pair off their few remaining contestants.

With Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Miguel and Cher joining in as guest mentors, who would emerge victorious and move on? Who would head home crushed?

Let's break down the final duels of the fall below ...

Olivia Henken vs. Stephanie Anne Johnson (Team Christina): “Done”

The Band Perry’s wordy track proved a challenge, but the two brought their best to this terrific battle, resulting in a split decision among the judges.

Green and Levine loved Johnson’s grit, while Shelton opted for Henken for powering the country song. Aguilera awarded Henken for her consistency.

Cee Lo them quickly swooped in and stole her rival.

WINNER: Olivia
STEAL: Stephanie by Cee Lo

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The battle rounds continued on Season 5 of The Voice last night, and we were treated to some impressive clashes as the singers fought for survival.

Which aspiring star ended up heading home while others advanced to sing another week? And who was granted a last-second stay via the steal?

Let's break down all six battles from Monday night below!

Josh Logan vs. Michael Lynch (Team Christina): “Harder To Breathe” by Maroon 5

Somehow, neither of them really knew the words to Adam's hit and Christina had them a little nervous ... both in that dress and with her vocal talents.

She tried to get them both amped up, but when it came time for the battle, Michael was more so. However, it was Josh who showed superior vocal control.

WINNER: Josh

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