Season 3 of The Voice had its first live elimination Thursday night and the competition’s Latino singers saw both heartache and love from their fans.
With five members still on each team and everyone looking to make it to the top 12 next week, the performers had to show their judges and the audience why they deserved to say.
At the start of the week, the teams stood as follows:
Team Adam (#TeamAdam)
Bryan Keith (Hernandez) – the talented-in-his-own-right son of Grammy winner Ray de la Paz (Spanish Harlem Orchestra)
Amanda Brown – the superstar voice with a rocker edge who sang backup for Adele and Alicia Keys
Melanie Martinez –the quirky high schooler with a knack for making any song her own
Joselyn Rivera – the 17-year-old budding pop star with a big voice
Loren Allred – the former wedding singer who studied at Berklee College of Music
Team Christina (#TeamXtina)
Sylvia Yacoub - the Egytian-born powerhouse with an equally strong softer side
Devyn DeLoera – the shy home-schooled belter who used music to come out of her shell.
Adriana Louise (Figueroa) – the nervous New Yorker who gives compelling performances with her big voice
De’Borah – the Chicago “church kid” with an impressively unique style
Dez Duran – the former Yale football player with good looks and a smooth voice
Team Blake (#TeamBlake)
Terry McDermott – the skilled rocker from Ireland
Michaela Paige – the 16-year-old radio show host who can sing the pants off many
Cassadee Pope – the former lead singer of Hello Monday looking to prove she can make it on her own
Julio Cesar Castillo – the Spanish-singing Chicago native with Mariachi roots
Liz Davis – the country singer with attitude and a killer set of pipes not unlike Miranda Lambert (Blake’s wife)
Team Ceelo (#TeamCeelo)
Trevin Hunt – the shy 18-year-old learning that with his judge-favorite voice, all he needs is confidence
MacKenzie Bourg – the teen heartthrob who overcame congestive heart failure just last year
Nicholas David – the unsuspecting crooner with a deep, cool voice that surprises listeners every time
Cody Belew – the quirky country singer with excitement and falsetto in his heart
Diego Val – the Peruvian rocker who overcame childhood illness and decided to give back by singing at children’s hospital
Coming in to Thursday night’s live elimination, the singers were told only three would be moving on to next week’s show – two voted in by viewers and a third chosen by their coach.
Eliminated – Loren Allred, Joselyn Rivera
Moving on – Bryan Keith, Melanie Martinez, Amanda Brown
Eliminated – De-Borah, Devin DeLoera
Moving on – Adriana Louise, Sylivia Yacoub, Dez Duron
Eliminated – Julio Cesar Castillo, Liz Davis
Moving on – Terry McDermott, Michaela Paige, Cassadee Pope
Eliminated – Diego Val, MacKenzie Bourg
Moving on – Trevin Hunt, Nicholas David, Cody Belew
In the end, three Latinos were voted off, but three still remain – Bryan, Adriana, and Melanie.
Be sure to watch and vote for your favorites when The Voice returns on Monday and Tuesday on NBC at 8/7c.
You can check out the full elimination episode below.
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