This week's top 12 competitive "Voice" show was perhaps the most important of the season, and definitely its most game-changing. For the first time this season--and actually for the first time in "Voice" history--the contestants competed without team quotas, meaning that just the top vote-getters, regardless of coach affiliation, will make it through from this point on. None of the three contestants per team were operating under the assumption that they had at least a 33 percent chance of advancing to the next round, so in that way, the pressure was really on.
But on the plus side, this lack of quotas meant that everyone had a chance of making it through. Just imagine how things could have panned out very differently for Season 2's Jamar Rogers or Lindsey Pavao, or Season 1's Nakia, Frenchie Davis, or Xenia, if such a quota-free policy had existed back then.Read More »from ‘The Voice’ Top 12 Live Show: The Game Changes