A big night for Tulsa favorite Jamar Rogers.
The Voice contestant belted Bon Jovi to wild applause Monday. His heartfelt rendition of "It's my life" not only brought Rogers to tears, but brought an emotional tone to the entire first segment of the show.
Rogers' real-life battle with HIV gave his words special meaning and the rawness of his vocals left nothing to bare. He left it all on that stage and it showed.
Within seconds of Rogers' performance, Carson Daly morphed into a superfan with a microphone, while the coaches showered the 30-year-old burgeoning star with praise.
But the show did, in fact, go on.
Next up, Katrina Parker sang "Jar of Hearts." Adam Levine called it "flawless."
Mathai followed with "I'm Like a Bird." Mixed reviews, but overall consensus seemed positive.
Heartbreaker James Massone sang Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are." Enough said.
In perhaps the most interesting turn of the evening, former Mickey Mouse Clubber Tony Lucca sang Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time." The coaches seemed a little speechless, but loved it all the same.
Cheesa belted another Whitney Houston song. Apparently she likes to live dangerously, but seems like she's 2 for 2 on the late diva's hits.
Pip left the bowtie behind but lost momentum at the end, Blake Shelton said.
Rocker Juliet Simms finished up. And finished strong. Donning wings, Simms pulled out her inner Stephen Tyler with "Crying."
As is the custom, two artists were sent home to cap the show.
For Team Cee Lo, James Massone got the boot.
Team Adam said goodbye to Pip.
"Unfortunately, it's part of the job," Levine said to close the show.
The results of America's votes will be revealed Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
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