The Voice contestants Audra McLaughlin, Delvin Choice, and Christina Grimmie

The Voice Season 6: Audra McLaughlin, Delvin Choice, and Christina Grimmie

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"The Voice" live shows began on Monday, featuring the top 12 contestants in highly-produced solo numbers and subjected to viewers' votes for the first time this season.

For some reason, Blake Shelton took it upon himself to highlight a frontrunner from each of the other coaches' teams, Usher had one of his singers run laps onstage, and Adam Levine revealed what musical trick inspires Shelton to empty his bladder.

'The Voice' Season 6 Goes Live: Meet the Top 12

Meanwhile, one of Shakira's singers suffered -- but soared through -- a microphone outage during the performance.

See how the top 12 tackled their first performances for viewers' votes over at THR.com.