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'The Voice': Will Collin McLoughlin advance to live rounds?
If you’re looking to distract yourself from Hurricane Sandy, tune in tonight to see if Bedford’s Collin McLoughlin will advance to the live performance rounds.
In this week's episodes, the contestants who survived the battle rounds, including McLoughlin, who's on Blake Shelton's team, will now have to face off in the knockout rounds, a new round of competition that was added to the show this season.
Here’s how it works: Each celebrity coach – Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton – has 10 singers remaining on their team after the battle rounds. These contestants will choose a song to perform during the knockout round, but the catch is they don't know which team member they'll face off against until head-to-head until right before they take the stage.
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After the paired up contestants perform, their coach will decide which singer goes to the live rounds and which singer goes home. Each celebrity coach will have five contestants on their team for the final round of competition, the live voting rounds, which start next week.
Team Adam and Team Cee Lo's contestants performed on Monday's episode, and members of Team Blake and Team Christina will compete on Tuesday.
But in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, McLoughlin might not be able to watch himself on tonight's show. He's one of the many New York residents who lost power due to the storm.
"Trying to deal with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy by watching the voice, but [w]e don't have power so hopefully u can tell me how it is," he tweeted Tuesday evening.
On Sunday, McLoughlin posted a photo of himself with season 2 winner Jermaine Paul at a charity gala. While he might be unable to watch "The Voice" tonight, perhaps McLoughlin's meeting with the most recent champion (also from the Hudson Valley) will be just the good luck he needs in his quest to be named the next winner of "The Voice."
“The Voice” airs at 8 p.m. tonight on NBC.