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"The Voice" Semifinals Showstopping Performances

Chanel Lake |
May 1, 2012 | 10:07 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Monday night's episode of "The Voice" captured how truly talented and unique each of the eight semifinalist are.

For four of those contestants, it was the last time they performed on "The Voice" stage. All of the performances last night showcased what each contestant could do best.

Opening up the show, Team Adam's Tony Lucca finally showed some character and personality when he performed. There was a soulful, suaveness about him that was a great show opener.

Most of the contestants went back to their vocal roots, especially Team Christina's Chris Mann. His classically trained voice singing "Ave Maria" seemed to be a no brainer. Chris has amazing control over his voice, yet he is unable to bring out his vulnerable side.

Juliet Simms (NBC)
Juliet Simms (NBC)
Erin Willett did a wonderful job singing a slower version of David Guetta's "Without You". She really knew when to stretch out her voice, but the arrangement could have given her more power.

Mr. Jermaine Paul, a back up singer no longer, with Monday night's performance. He continually leaves his heart on the stage and truly has no bounds to what he can sing.

Lindsey Pavao slowed it down with her indie soft rock voice while she performed "Skinny Love." The performance wasn't mind blowing, but it didn't need to be because it showed her vulnerability.

Team Adam's Katrina Parker can officially be named the "comeback kid." She has moved around from the top, to the bottom and this performance showed how far she has come. Team Cee Lo's Jamar Roger consistently put's everything he has into his songs. He not only took control of the mic, but singing "If You Don't Know Me By Now' allowed America to feel every word he sang.

And then there was Juliet Simms. A few weeks ago she had a moment when she sang "Roxanne" that completely blew everyone away. Last night she did it again singing "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World". She shut the stage down last night, and clearly showed the producers saved the best for last.

Tune in Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on NBC, to see who will be the final four.

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