‘The Voice' Recap: Usher Trims His Squad as Playoffs Conclude

Shakira and Usher attend The Voice red carpet
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April 3:  Shakira and Usher attend NBC's "The Voice" red carpet event at The Sayers Club in Hollywood, California. 

The playoffs wrapped on "The Voice" on Tuesday, marking the first time each singer hits the stage alone since they auditioned for the show.

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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 Usher's contestants on the chopping block. 

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