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Three Country Contestants Advance to ‘The Voice’ Semifinals

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Country music will continue to be well represented on The Voice — Lauren Duski, Brennley Brown and Aliyah Moulden will all advance to the Semifinals.

Moulden was the first act to be saved Tuesday night (May 9), confessing to host Carson Daly that she didn’t think she was going to get as emotional as she did performing “Jealous.” The adrenaline of singing in front millions of people “changed everything” for her. The young singer was shocked and excited to hear her name called as part of this season’s Top 8 with coach Blake Shelton immediately jumping out of his chair to congratulate her.

Moulden’s teammate Lauren Duski was also saved from elimination, being the third act of the night announced moving on to the next round. She admits that being on The Voice is “the greatest gift” that has taught her to trust the story of the song. She also received another piece of exciting news in that she rounded out the Top 10 on iTunes after voting closed on Monday (May 8), following her upbeat performance of Wynonna Judd‘s “Tell Me Why.”

Last but not least of the country girls saved was Brennley Brown, who became overwhelmed with joy, greeting fans on her way to join her fellow contestants.

All three stars-in-training are advancing to the Top 8 after their impressive performances this week, with Brown singing a stunning rendition of Martina McBride‘s “Anyway,” while Moulden went off the country reservation for an emotional delivery of Labrinth’s “Jealous,” and Duski taking on the Judd song. Even coach Shelton rocked The Voice stage, singing his current single “Every Time I Hear That Song.”

Lilli Passero and Mark Isaiah were sent packing at the end of Tuesday’s episode. The Voice Season 12 Semifinals kick off Monday (May 15) at 8PM ET on NBC.

The Voice Season 12 Top 8 Contestants:

Brennley Brown
Aliyah Moulden
Lauren Duski
TSoul
Vanessa Ferguson
Hunter Plake
Chris Blue
Jesse Larson

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