'The Voice' Recap: Playoffs Start With Blake Shelton's Cuts

The Voice "Playoffs"
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THE VOICE -- "Playoffs" Episode 614 -- Pictured: (l-r) Audra McLaughlin, Ryan White Maloney, Blake Shelton, Madilyn Paige, Jake Worthington, Sisaundra Lewis

After the blind auditions and a couple battle rounds, "The Voice"
has come to the playoffs -- and just because the round is now previously-taped doesn't mean there isn't plenty of pressure to perform, as it's the first time each singer hits the stage alone since they auditioned for the show.

'The Voice' Recap: Final Battles Close With a 'Climax'

Up to this point, each of the top 20 singers have either won two battles or enough sympathy from a coach to be stolen. Coaches must trim their teams from five to three singers for the live shows, and Tuesday's one-hour episode put Blake Shelton's contestants on the chopping block. 

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