"The Voice" 2013 resumes Oct. 28 on NBC with the first night of season five knockout round action, featuring the contestants as they go head-to-head in sudden death sing-offs with their competition lives on the line. With the show just days away, an Oct. 24 report by Entertainment Weekly spoiled each team's pairings.
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine matched up wedding singer Grey with comeback kid James Irwin, and staged a battle of powerhouses by pairing Jamaica's Tessanne Chin with single mom Ashley DuBose. Former model Lina Gaudenzi, who was stolen after original coach Christina Aguilera sent her packing during the battle rounds, will take on Christian rocker Preston Pohl while talented vocalist in geek's clothing James Wolpert will do battle with high school student Juhi.
In three-time "The Voice" winner Blake Shelton's camp, voice artist E. G. Daily will go up against homebody Ray Boudreaux, and the eccentric Nic Hawk will battle singer/songwriter Holly Henry. Briana Cuoco, sister of "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco, is slated to take on pageant girl Shelbie Z. Team Blake's final match-up pits the guitar-toting Austin Jenckes against one-time miracle baby Brandon Chase.
A few chairs down from Blake, CeeLo Green paired up Monika Leigh, who he snagged during the battle rounds, with rocker Kat Robichaud, and opted to pit military vet Jonny Gray against creative cover artist Cole Vosbury. Student Caroline Pennell will take on George Horga, Jr., and Stephanie Anne Johnson, who was the last contestant to earn a save during the battle rounds, will go up against gospel-rooted Tamara Chauniece.
Last but certainly not least, Team Christina's portion of the knockout round will feature biker bar singer Destinee Quinn facing off against tax preparer Olivia Henken; Amber Nicole, who will sing "Mama Knows Best" versus Josh Logan, who will deliver "Living for the City"; indie rocker Matthew Schuler against proud dad Will Champlin; and show choir singer Anthony Paul against student Jacquie Lee.
"The Voice" 2013 resumes Oct. 28 on NBC.