Entertainment

Singers chopped from The Voice

Laura Bunting performing live on The Voice.
Laura Bunting performing live on The Voice. Seanna Cronin

THE guys were the first to hit the cutting room floor on The Voice.

The results of the first public vote were revealed and two male singers each from Seal and Delta Goodrem's teams were sent home.

The coaches farewelled Ben Bennett, Matt Hetherington, Michael Duchesne and Sam Ludeman.

The four singers who won the public vote were all women: Emma Louise Birdsall and Karise Eden from Team Seal and Viktoria Bolonina and Rachael Leahcar from Team Delta.

Seal then chose to keep young singers Fatai Veamatahau and Chris Sebastian on his team.

Goodrem chose experienced singers Glenn Cunningham and Danni da Ros for her final four.

Sunshine Coast singer Darren Percival kicked off the live performances with a soulful rendition of Paul Young's Wherever I Lay My Hat.

Then it was up to Prinnie Stevens to prove her doubters after coach Joel Madden picked her over Mahalia Barnes in the battle rounds.

The mum channeled Beyonce as she gave a sultry performance of Nicki Minaj's Turn Me On.

Speaking of Beyonce, Sarah De Bono proved to be as hot as her hair colour with her performance of Listen.

"Tonight Australia witnessed you becoming the star that I knew you were," Madden said.

"If you didn't kill this one then you would have totally screwed this up. It was sink or swim."

Rocker Jimmy Cupples battled through sickness to deliver a toned down but still powerful rendition of Sweet Child of Mine.

Young singer Ben Hazlewood proudly displayed his new tattoo, which he got with Team Madden earlier in the week, as he performed Ed Sheeran's Lego House.

It was important for Hazlewood to show that his emotional battle round performance was not just a fluke.

Youth worker Taga Paa had a few pitch issues with his performance of Jason Derulo's Fight For You.

Seal questioned Paa bringing dancers up on stage but coach Keith Urban defended the move as "entertaining".

Classically trained singer Laura Bunting took a punt on a spooky rendition of Gotye's mega-hit Somebody That I Used to Know. 

It was a miss for Goodrem but Madden enjoyed her quirky take on the break-up song.

"When you're doing a song that's so big around the world, people are always going to judge it based on the song," he said.

"I just thought your interpretation was cool."

The biggest performance of the night went to Diana Rouvas.

The coaches and studio audience gave her a standing ovation after she gave it all with Beyonce's Love On Top.

"You gave me goosebumps," Goodrem said.

Perhaps the most anticipated performance of the night, Lakyn Heperi sang to Youth Group's Forever Young without the company of his trusty guitar.

"I feel like I have to put you through the fire," Madden said.

"You're fast tracking to a whole other thing man and I want you to be ready for it."

Seal said Heperi looked disinterested while Madden defended the introverted teen.

Nineteen-year-old Brittany Cairns closed the show with ballad Different Worlds.

The coaches praised Cairns for thanking the band and being "professional".

Tonight's episode also featured Madden breaking the news to Carmen Smith that she had to leave the show after starring in Guy Sebastian's new song Gold.

"My job as your coach is to give you each a fair shot," Madden said.

"There are rules of engagement and she broke the rules. I had high hopes for Carmen. It broke my heart."

Voting for tonight's contestants is open until noon next Monday, May 28.

Topics:  delta goodrem, joel madden, keith urban, seal, the voice australia


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Loaded gun found after driver allegedly speeds away

A 24-year-old man has been charged after an incident in Maroochydore.

Deception Bay man charged over alleged offences.

Burpengary man charged after defrauding over $1.3million out of investors

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

A 43-YEAR-OLD Burpengary man has been charged with fraud.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

Dave Fairweather and mother-in-law Jane Stodhart from Stodhart Family Farms aren't happy about the new backpacker tax.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

Latest deals and offers

Man steals motorbike, threatens others with knife

SUNSHINE Coast Detectives have charged a man who allegedly threatened a number of motorists this morning in the Kawana area.

Loaded gun found after driver allegedly speeds away

A 24-year-old man has been charged after an incident in Maroochydore.

Deception Bay man charged over alleged offences.

Burpengary man charged after defrauding over $1.3million out of investors

Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book

A 43-YEAR-OLD Burpengary man has been charged with fraud.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

Dave Fairweather and mother-in-law Jane Stodhart from Stodhart Family Farms aren't happy about the new backpacker tax.

‘Too late’ to save backpacker tax damage

MBRC to share the load with MBRIT in tourism arrangement

FAMILY FUN: Jasmine Parnham and Chloe Philpott have a spin at the 2014 Caboolture Family Fun Day.

COUNCILLORS voted to partner MBRC and MBRIT for events.

Martin Jonkers Motors invests with $4m renovation

UPGRADE: Ray Jonkers looks over the plans for the $4 million renovation for Martin Jonkers Motors.

The $4 million upgrade is expceted to be finished by Christmas.

The best retro movies of the week? May 27 - June 3

Gregory Peck Photo Contributed

This week TV fan get to see Tom Cruise in a 1980s classics

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked