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'The Voice''s Top 12 Make Some Noise

They survived the blind auditions and they duked it out through the battles and knockouts, and now that the season 5 finalists have won over coaches Adam, Blake, CeeLo, and Christina, they’re ready to face their biggest judge: America; meet ”The Voice”’s top 12 contestants (by the time you read this, two of these hopefuls will be gone)

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Team Adam
Tessanne Chin
Age 29
On Adam “He’s quite ADD, but in the sweetest way.”
On Performing ”Many Rivers to Cross” After singing backup for Jimmy Cliff, who would have thought “I’d be standing on such a big stage paying homage to him”?
Go-To Karaoke Song “Simply the Best” by Tina Turner

Will Champlin
Age 30
On His Inspirations “The sound I’m coming up with is similar to Imagine Dragons or the Black Keys.”
On Twitter Followers “If they shoot me some love, the least I can do is shoot some back.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder

James Wolpert
Age 22
On Adam “He’s way too cool for me!”
His Dream Performance “Cole [Vosbury] and I do a mean cover of ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ by Queen. I’d love to do that on the show if they’d ever let us.”
Go-To Karaoke Song Anything by Queen


Team Blake
Cole Vosbury
Age 22
On Blake “He’s a great guy — there’s no act with Blake Shelton.”
On Being Saved by America “I’m shocked! I almost passed out with relief on stage when they called my name!”
Go-To Karaoke Song Anything by Journey or the Eagles

Ray Boudreaux
Age 25
On Blake “He’s a straight shooter with a potty mouth.”
His Favorite Cover “Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin.’ I sang it in falsetto from start to finish. It was so fun, but you’ll never see me do it again.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye

Austin Jenckes
Age 25
On Blake “He knows how to be present in the moment — and with his busy life, I don’t know how he does it.”
On Sitting in the Coaches’ Chairs “They’re so futuristic. I felt like I should put on a space helmet.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Team CeeLo
Kat Robichaud
Age 30
On CeeLo “He got so excited about one of the upcoming songs I’ll be singing, he actually licked the microphone.”
On Being Amanda Palmer’s Favorite “I wrote to her and she actually got back to me. Now she and her husband, [author] Neil Gaiman, are both supporting me!”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Caroline Pennell
Age 17
On CeeLo “He’s so weird and funny in the way he talks. None of it’s scripted. There’s no filter with him.”
On Sitting in the Coaches’ Chairs “All of their notes were there, and Christina and Adam had a bunch of little doodles in their notepads. That was fun to look at.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Us” by Regina Spektor

Jonny Gray
Age 29
On CeeLo “Right before the eliminations, he came over and said a little prayer with me — I really appreciated that.”
On the Career He’s Emulating “I’d love to be like Dave Matthews one day — besides the Beatles, he is definitely my favorite.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Black” by Pearl Jam


Team Christina
Jacquie Lee
Age 16
On Being the Baby of the Group “It’s nice because I get to have my mommy with me. I was sick last week, and she was around to take care of me.”
On Sitting in the Coaches’ Chairs “I just kept hitting the button! If I were a judge, I would be turning around every second!”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

Matthew Schuler
Age 20
On Christina “She can warm up any room she walks into. She’s so caring and nurturing.”
Why He’s the Only One Who Hasn’t Tried the Chairs “I was too busy taking pictures of my friends in the chairs. By the time I was done, we had to leave.”
Go-To Karaoke Song “Ordinary People” by John Legend

Josh Logan
Age 33
On Christina “There’s a soft side to her that people don’t usually get to see. She’s as real as they come.”
On Sitting in the Coaches’ Chairs “I sat in Blake’s chair and I was like, ‘Wow! This chair smells like bourbon!'”
Go-To Karaoke Song Anything by Stevie Wonder