Tonight The Voice 2012 goes into the Knockout Rounds. That means that two singers at a time will again go head to head to decide who moves on.

This time, however, the singers won’t be singing duets and won’t know who they’re going up against. They also get to choose their own songs. The coaches will decide which of the two acts will move on to the next round. Below is a detailed description from NBC:

During the Knockout Rounds on October 29-30 (8-10 p.m. ET both nights), the battle winners and coach steals will have to prove themselves worthy to get to the live Playoffs. They will compete head-to-head in a sudden death vocal matchup. At the start of the Knockouts, each coach had 10 artists left — eight battle winners and two steals.

The artists will have no clue who they are up against until they are about to perform. Coaches will line their teams up on the stage and call out two artists to go head-to-head immediately. This time the competitors will pick their own song, one which they feel symbolizes who they are as an artist. Each singer will then perform for all of the coaches, while their opposing teammate watches from a stool in the ring. The coach then decides who earns the live show spot and the other artist is eliminated. — NBC

The next round following the Knockouts will be the “Playoffs.” This is when each coach has five acts on their teams and America gets its first shot at voting. In order to get to the Top 12, America will pick two members from each team and the coaches will decide the final person on their teams of three. So that means two more people from each team will exit the competition before the Top 12 live shows begin.

Be sure to check back later tonight for a full recap of tonight’s first Knockout round episode of The Voice 2012.


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