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The Voice is back for a second week of blind auditions, with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine vying for the top talent.

There was no shortage of it last night, and with a show that seems to feature momentum changes and new fan favorites with each song, it’s anyone’s game.

Let's break down last night's blind audition contestants, shall we?

Preston Pohl, who  grew up performing in a Christian rock band until his mentor passed away, brought charisma and funk to MGMT’s “Electric Feel."

His originality and creativity really made the night, as the coaches swooned over him. Even Christina, who did not turn around, soon wished she had.

Adam begged and pleaded with the singer and ultimately his passion won out over the other two coaches / salesmen as Preston Pohl joined his team.

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Blake Shelton did not hold back, or mince words, when he learned that the Westboro Baptist Church will be targeting his upcoming concert in K.C.

The group, known for vehement anti-gay protests, says the country star's marriage to Miranda Lambert, his second, makes him a "vulgar adulterer."

As such, they plan to protest on October 3, and The Voice coach hit back:

Blake Shelton Live

"Hey WBC.. I've got one more sin for ya... Blow me," Blake Tweeted.

The response came after the group accused him of leading his "4 million plus followers to hell w/you" and claiming his "sin" is to blame for gay marriage.

How being remarried to another woman relates to gay marriage - or frankly why the WBC does anything it does - remained unclear at press time.

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After a typically strong premiere Monday, night two of The Voice proved almost, if not just as entertaining as the first as Season 5 looks terrific so far.

On the premiere, the show-stopper was Michael Schuler. On night two, it was Tessanne Chin, a woman who Adam boldly said should win The Voice.

Yes, on night one.

The Voice Season 5 Coaches Photo

Tessanne, 28, had the judges going all-in from the get go.

The final performer of the evening, singing “Try” by Pink, had all four chairs turned around and facing her before she even made it to the song’s chorus.

Adam proclaimed, “You could easily win The Voice this season.” Whether that was just a sales pitch to snag her or not, we can't say, but it worked.

Will she live up to the hype in the coming weeks? Time will tell, but the Jamaican native certainly made a name for herself on the stage Tuesday night.

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Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton kicked off The Voice Season 5 premiere with a rendition of "I Love Rock & Roll" last night.

The quartet, reunited after Xtina and Cee Lo took last season off, showed no signs of rust in belting out the rock anthem by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

It was pretty fun. Check it out if you missed it ...

While Usher and Shakira were strong fill-ins, and will be missed in their own right, it was great to see Christina and Cee Lo back and raring to go.

Among the highlights of the fifth-season opener:

The Voice Season 5 premiere: Grade it!

 

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The Voice is back for a fifth season on NBC! The format remains the same, and after a one-season hiatus, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo are back.

Was that a good thing on night one? Did you prefer Usher and Shakira or are you happy the original duo is back with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine?

More importantly, did the blind auditions live up to their billing?

The Voice Season 5 Photo

Unlike ABC's Dancing With the Stars results show, there was no format change here. Just the tried and true magic that has made The Voice so great.

After the coaches came together to start the new season, they got down to business, bantering and competing for the talented singers who gave it their all.

Most notably ...

Matthew Schuler got all four coaches to turn around in like the first 15 milliseconds of his rendition of “Cough Syrup” and earned a spot on Team Christina.

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With near-constant talk that she and husband Blake Shelton are heading for divorce, country star Miranda Lambert addressed the rumors recently:

“For the record, I’m not pregnant - I’m drinking - and I'm not getting divorced,” she said, pretty much clearing up all celebrity gossip topics in one quote.

Miranda, Blake

Lambert went on to say that all the tabloid speculation about her personal life has given a new meaning to her 2007 single, "Famous In A Small Town."

“I’ve been pregnant, having twins, we’ve been separated, I’m drunk and alone, pregnant again, then we’re having twins again, and now we’re getting divorced!"

"I can’t even name the stuff," she said.

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The Voice coaches memorably kicked off Season 4 of the NBC smash a few months ago with a rendition of a Beatles classic, "Come Together."

Then last night, on the eve of the finale, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira came another again on "With a Little Help from My Friends."

Symmetry, people. Check out the fab four's performance below:

Also last night, The Voice Season 4 finalists Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel and The Swon Brothers came together for a sweet take on "Home."

Watch that after the jump and vote on who you want to win it all!

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One of music's most popular superstars celebrates a birthday today.

Blake Shelton is 37 years old!

Judge on The Voice, headliner of tornado victim fundraisers, husband to Miranda Lambert... Shelton can do it all. And that's before we get to his actual singing talent!

Blake Shelton on Stage

An artist who has seen his popularity and success sky-rocket over the past few years, Shelton stands atop his game and genre.

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The Swon Brothers.

Michelle Chamuel.

Danielle Bradbery.

The remaining three acts made their case on the last performance show of The Voice Season 4 tonight. Who do you think shone brightest of the finalists?

Voice Top 3 Finalists

Can Usher's protege Michelle make him a first-time winner? Or will Blake win for the third straight year on the strengths of his country cutie - or duo?

Which song was your favorite - and least favorite - Monday? Take a look:

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The Voice Top 5 took to the stage to perform two songs last night, with only three spots in next week's finals on the line. Who will claim them this evening?

Let's relive Monday's performances and find out, shall we?

Amber Carrington gave a heartfelt performance of Maroon 5's "Sad" and Katy Perry's "Firework." Will this be enough to propel her into the title round?

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