The Voice 2012 Season 3 Recap: The Top 4 Perform (VIDEO)

The Voice 2012 season 3 semifinals are here after a long season of awesome performances. After a slew of heartbreaking eliminations, there are only four contestants left battling to make it to the finals. On The Voice semifinals Monday night, the top 4 singers will perform live for judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green and the viewing audience. Once again, it will be the voters who decide which singers–and coaches–will survive The Voice results show this week. Who will rally their fan base to vote them through to The Voice season 3 finale? Find out who wowed and who wobbled during the top 4 live performance show in our The Voice recap!


This post contains The Voice spoilers from the top 4 live performance show. Please stop reading here if you do not want to know what happened!

After weeks of staying alive in the competition despite repeated predictions of her elimination, Melanie Martinez of Team Adam Levine finally went home last week on The Voice 2012 season 3. I’ll personally miss her quirky style, but in my opinion she was just a bit too oddball for the voting masses and never really stood a chance of being The Voice season 3 winner.

Amanda Brown of Team Adam Levine also went home on The Voice results show last week, which was somewhat more of a surprise. Although there were fan sites and viewers out there who predicted she might be eliminated, quite a few fans seemed to think she was more likely to make it to The Voice 2012 finals for season 3 than either Nicholas David of Team Blake Shelton or Trevin Hunte of Team Cee Lo Green.

With the previous cut of the last member of Team Christina Aguilera and last week’s elimination of the final members of Team Adam Levine, The Voice season 3 competition is now down to Team Cee Lo Green versus Team Blake Shelton. On The Voice 2012 season 3 top 4 performance show Monday night, the top 4 remaining contestants–Cassadee Pope, Nicholas David, Trevin Hunte and Terry McDermott–will duke it out live for the chance to make it to the finals.

For the entertainment of the viewers (and to eat some air time), Michael Bublé will make a guest appearance on The Voice live show tonight to perform his new song “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home”. Coach Blake Shelton will also take the stage for a performance of “White Christmas” with his final two team members.

Will your favorite singer/s blow it out tonight and earn a place in The Voice finals for season 3? Or will they crash and burn under the pressure and go home on The Voice results show tomorrow night? We’ll have all the action from the top 4 performance show in our live The Voice recap right here at 8PM ET!

RECAP: Well, it looks like the announcement has been made that there will be THREE singers in The Voice season 3 finale. So that means it will not come down to possibly having two singers from the same team fighting each other for the win. That means only one of the top 4 will be eliminated on The Voice results show tomorrow night.

To start off the entertainment for the evening, guest singer Michael Bublé takes to the stage with a preview for his Christmas special playing later tonight at 10PM.

After his requisite chat with the judges, host Carson Daly takes a minute to pay tribute to Latin star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash on Sunday. Jenni Rivera was one of the coaches on The Voice Mexico.

Now we move on to the live performances from The Voice season 3 top 4!

First up is Trevin Hunte of Team Cee Lo Green. Before he takes the stage, we have a brief recap of his visit home to Georgia. He is “super-excited” to see his family. He says it is hard to say goodbye to his family, but they are behind him 100%. At a stop to his school in his hometown, Trevin tells the children hard work pays off and once they have a dream, it could always come true. He says it was an honor to spend tiem with the kids and dedicates his performance on the live show this evening to his school.

Trevin Hunte – “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

Judges: Adam says he wanted Trevin to do this song and he killed it. He did a great job. Christina says the performance took her back to when she was starting out but she never sang it so well. He took it to a whole new level. Cee Lo says it is amazing how beautiful his voice is.

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Next up is Nicholas David and his visit home to Minnesota includes a visit to his family’s new house for the first time and trip to the doctor to listen to his baby’s heartbeat. He says it feels the emptiness of being away from his family. Nicholas then heads off to the Mall of America and receives a golden microphone form the Mayor. He finishes off his journey with a performance at an old venue he used to play at. He says he is going to win this thing for his friends and family. He dedicates his song for the evening to his family.

Nicholas David – “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

Judges: Adam says Nicholas is one of the most soulful people he has ever met and he really likes him. Cee Lo says Nicholas looks very handsome tonight and this was the right song to do. It was beautiful. He adds that they are his family too. Awwwh.

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We interupt the top 4 contestants’ solo performances for another filler performance. Blake Shelton heads up on stage with his team from this season to perform “White Christmas” (and promote Blake’s new holiday album).

Now up to perform for us tonight is Cassadee Pope of Team Blake. Before she hits the stage, we get to watch her visit to her hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. She says the support of her family means everything to her. Cassadee visits a radio station she has been listening to forever and then gives a performance for her fans. Her song tonight was picked for her by her coach Blake.

Cassadee Pope – “Stupid Boy” by Keith Urban

Judges: Christina says Cassadee knows she is a fan and her voice is always perfect. She says there are a lot of artists out there who wish they could do that song like that. Her passion really brings the lyrics to life and she is a true super star. Blake says Cassadee did country songs on the show this season because she could connect with the lyrics like no one else. Which is his way of justifying why he didn’t have her doing pop songs that might go more with her voice and look?

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Last up in the rotation tonight is Terry McDermott. The rocker takes a visit to his adopted hometown of New Orleans to visit with his family. His son is so dratted cute. Then it’s off to the Hard Rock Cafe to donate some items from The Voice. Then he has a fabulous surprise when his aunt and uncle from Scotland fly in to see him. Terry is singing a song of unity and love for all for his performance tonight.

Terry McDermott – “Let It Be” by The Beatles

Judges: Adam seems nearly speechless for a second. He says thank God for Terry, he is so wonderful. Adam says there is so much wrong with the world and it is so important to have these kinds of moments to inspire us. Blake says there are only a handful of singers who should even attempt that song and Terry is one of them. He calls it musical perfection.

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After that wow moment in the ‘pimp spot’ (last performance of the night), I fully revise my thoughts that Terry McDermott would not make The Voice season 3 finals. Since there are three singers going through, I am going to now place my bet he makes it through… and Trevin Hunte is eliminated based on this week’s performances.

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2 thoughts on “The Voice 2012 Season 3 Recap: The Top 4 Perform (VIDEO)”

  1. terry has been the best since the beginning . he can pull off journey and paul McCartney. musical perfection indeed

  2. Cee lo you should have Nicholas sing boz scaggs love look what you done to me in the finals.He’s got the voice to fit.

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