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'The Voice' Recap: One Coach Says Farewell to Two Fan Favorites

The elimination episode welcomed Ne-Yo and Matchbox Twenty to the stage, and revealed which coach will enter the semifinals empty-handed.

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Double eliminations each week on The Voice means double the heartbreak -- two more singers were sent packing on Tuesday, leaving only four musicians and two coaches to vie for the winning title. 

Ne-Yo kicked off the live results show with a performance of "Let Me Love You" alongside Amanda Brown of Adam Levine's team, proving her voice translates flawlessly to the pop/dance genre as well. After rocking Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" and Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" last night, is there anything she can't sing?

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Other performances of the evening included Matchbox Twenty crooning "Overjoyed" with Nicholas David and Trevin Hunte, as well as Hunte and Terry McDermott joining forces for OneRepublic's "Feel Again." David and Melanie Martinez also teamed up for Fiona Apple's "Criminal" per the unsolicited song suggestions that Christina Aguilera gave Martinez after her performance last night.

Brown and Cassadee Pope sang "Breakaway" which, though originally by Kelly Clarkson, was actually written by Avril Lavigne. That's the third Lavigne song that Pope has sung in the competition thus far -- the second in this week alone!

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After a hilarious reel of the contestants and coaches doing incredibly accurate impressions of each other, the saved contestants were revealed (in chronological order):

Terry McDermott (Team Blake)
Trevin Hunte (Team Cee Lo)
Cassadee Pope (Team Blake)
Nicholas David (Team Cee Lo)

With the least amount of votes, both of Levine's artists -- Martinez and Brown -- are eliminated.

"I'm just happy I got to express who I am as an artist and touch people's hearts," said Martinez of transforming top hits into her own while on the show. "That was the ultimate goal."

"This is but a small sprint in a massive marathon that is life," said Levine to Brown. "This is just a small beautiful amazing experience."

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