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Season 4 of The Voice is rapidly separating the contenders from the pretenders.

Only 10 contestants remain, with eight spots to fill and minimal margin for error.

Who shone brightest in their attempt to move on Monday night? Let's find out!

For Team Adam, Sarah Simmons really brought out the love in the judges. She wanted to do something upbeat, and chose “Mama Knows Best.”

The first note was incredible, and it only got better from there ... Blake could barely contain himself. Usher gushed as well (at least by his standards).

Adam mostly loved “hearing Blake wet his pants over you.” Don't we all?

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A new report suggests that country star Miranda Lambert has been drinking more to cope with the distance and stress of her relationship with Blake Shelton.

They're not necessarily any worse off because of it, though.

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert

Let us explain. The couple, already embattled in marital strife, is also swamped with commitments on both sides, making it even more challenging.

Their careers are on fire, which is a good thing, but they reportedly spent just four months together in their first year of marriage, which strained it.

“I don’t know how many total days we’ve spent together since we’ve gotten married but ... it’s not normal,” Blake said recently. “It’s not enough.”

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The Top 10 finalists have been announced on The Voice results show.

Monday, the three surviving members of Team Usher, Team Adam, Team Blake and Team Shakira sang their hearts out - for two hopefuls, it was their final effort.

Who advanced after America selected its best 10 from the 12?

Let's find out!

Voice Season 4: The Coaches

The Voice results for the Top 12 performances were as follows:

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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.

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The Top 12 finalists have been announced on The Voice.

Monday, Team Usher and Team Adam squared off. Tuesday, it was Team Blake and Team Shakira. Four members per team, vying for three spots.

Who earned them after America selected two from each squad, and the coaches each selected one more to advance to the Top 12 show next Monday?

Let's find out!

The Voice Season 4 Coaches Photo

Right off the bat, Carson Daly announced there were inconsistencies in the voting, and that votes via text and online were not included in the voting results.

However, "removing votes did not affect the outcome." Mmmkay.

The Voice results for the Top 16 performers were as follows:

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The Voice continued its live playoff rounds Tuesday night with performances by the four surviving members each from Team Blake and Team Shakira.

On Monday, Teams Usher and Adam showed their stuff. Tonight, it was on to their competitors' rosters, with elimination on the line Wednesday night.

America will choose two of the four members of each team to advance, and the coaches will each pick one more, cutting the field down to 12 tonight.

Let's get down to the performances!

Team Shakira's Sasha Allen took on The Beatles’ “Oh! Darling” and showed why this Season 4 hopeful has undeniable vocal ability. A clear contender.

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The blind auditions are over. The battle rounds long gone. Knockouts have been delivered, and 16 singers have found a way to survive all of it.

Now for the hard part!

Adam Levine and Usher watched their singers compete with stripped down performances Monday night (Shakira and Blake Shelton will do the same tonight).

Who was the best? Let's take a look ...

Taking on a Rihanna song that’s well beyond the country genre, Team Adam's Amber Carrington put her pipes to the test with “Stay,” showing off her alto range.

Team Adam's Sarah Simmons attempted a rendition of “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan, complete with the signature falsetto switches that the musician is known for. 

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are on the rocks again, according to a new report, and Sheryl Crow's guest role on The Voice may be to blame.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Together

“Despite being married, Miranda and Blake are like ships passing in the night,” a National Enquirer source says of the problems they're having.

“Between their touring schedules and public appearances, they’re actually together only about 50 days a year. That’s no way to run a marriage."

"Suspicions and jealousies creep up between them.”

Speaking of jealousies, Blake's decision to have Sheryl Crow come on The Voice as his team's guest mentor has further caused a rift with Miranda.

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The Knockout Round on The Voice is always brutal, as the remaining crop of vocal gladiators duel to the vocal death, with instant elimination on the line again.

Monday, Adam and Shakira pared their teams down to four each.

Tuesday, it was Usher and Blake's turn. Who lived to sing another day, and whose dreams were shattered when the coaches made their invariably touch decisions?

THG breaks down the night's performances for you below ...

Team Blake received major pushback from Adam Levine for choosing country singer and marching band member Holly Tucker over Luke Edgemon.

"Let me explain why you're an idiot," Adam told Blake after his friend sent Luke home. "He's got a whole unique thing. He's original, he's different."

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The Knockout Round has begun on Season 4 The Voice, as 2013's crop of vocal gladiators dueled with instant elimination on the line once again.

Who lived to sing another day, and whose dreams were shattered when Adam and Shakira were forced to make some very, very tough decisions?

THG breaks down Monday's performances for you below ...

Amber Carrington beat out quirky duo Midas Whale with Avril Lavigne's hit "I'm With You." Levine called her the "biggest surprise on my team."

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