The fourth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on March 25, 2013 on NBC and was hosted by Carson Daly, while Christina Milian returned as the social media correspondent. Coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton returned, though Green and Aguilera appeared as performers instead of coaches. Shakira and Usher then served as replacements coaches for Aguilera and Green. The team sizes were trimmed back down to 12 per team (season two's team size), with each coach having two 'steals' in the Battle Rounds.

Auditions, coaches, hosts, and team sizes

Auditions were held from January 12 to February 17, 2013 in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston and New York City.

Carson Daly hosted for a fourth consecutive season, while Christina Millian returned for her third season as social media correspondent. The judges' line-up saw a change for the first time since the inception of the show. Joining coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton was Usher and Shakira. Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera were substituted in order to focus on their music careers. However, Green and Aguilera will be returning in the following season.[2]

The team sizes went from 16, back down to 12.

This season's advisers for the battle rounds were Hillary Scott (lead singer of Lady Antebellum), Sheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams and Joel Madden (lead singer of Good Charlotte and coach on The Voice Australia) as advisers of Levine, Shelton, Usher and Shakira teams respectively. All advisers except Madden returned to coach on their respective teams during week three of the live shows, so Shakira brought in Green to help coach her team.


Color key
CoachesTop 48 artists
Adam Levine
Amber CarringtonJudith HillSarah SimmonsCaroline Glaser
Warren StoneOrlando DixonAmy WhitcombMidas Whale
Karina IglesiasSasha AllenAgina AlvarezDuncan Kamakana
Patrick DoddMichael Austin
Sasha AllenKris ThomasGarrett GardnerKarina Iglesias
Shawna PMonique AbbadieMary MirandaTawnya Reynolds
CáthiaC. PerkinsLuke EdgemonBrandon Roush
Mark AndrewJ'Sun
Michelle ChamuelJosiah HawleyVEDOCáthia
Ryan InnesC. PerkinsAudrey KarraschJess Kellner
Orlando DixonTaylor BeckhamChelsea MJessica Childress
Jamila ThompsonJeff Lewis
Blake Shelton
Danielle BradberyThe Swon BrothersHolly TuckerJustin Rivers
Grace AskewLuke EdgemonSavannah BerryTaylor Beckham
Caroline GlaserThe Morgan TwinsJacqui SandellTrevor Davis
Christian PorterMichelle Raitzin
Note: Italicized names are stolen contestants (names struck through within former teams).

Blind auditions

Color key:

  Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
    Artist defaulted to this coach's team
    Artist elected to join this coach's team
    Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (March 25)

The season's two-hour premiere aired on Monday, March 25, 2013. The coaches performed a cover of "Come Together" at the start of the show.[3]

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1The Morgan Twins29Rochester, New York"Fallin'"
2Jess Kellner21Austin, Texas"Can't Help Falling in Love"
3Mark Andrew27Eden Prairie, Minnesota"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
4Janetza Miranda25Newark, New Jersey"Titanium"
5Danielle Bradbery16Cypress, Texas"Mean"
6VEDO19Atlanta, Georgia"Boyfriend"
7Christian Porter20Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania"Sexy and I Know It"
8Nicole SerranoN/ANew York City, New York/Minneapolis, Minnesota"E.T"
9James ShealyN/AAtlanta, Georgia"Not Over You"
10Hunter ElizabethN/ABoulder, Montana/Los Angeles, California"Mercy"
11Leah Lewis15Shanghai, China/Orlando, Florida"Blown Away"
12Kris Thomas27Memphis, Tennessee"Saving All My Love for You"
13James Irwin30St. James, Missouri"The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
14Judith Hill29Los Angeles, California"What a Girl Wants"

Episode 2 (March 26)

The second episode aired for one hour on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Tawnya Reynolds32Ruidoso, New Mexico/Nashville, Tennessee"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
2Josiah Hawley27Fort Smith, Arkansas"Sunday Morning"
3Midas Whale
(Jon Peter Lewis & Ryan Hayes)
32 & 26Rexburg, Idaho"Folsom Prison Blues"
4Abraham McDonald35Los Angeles, California"Best Thing I Never Had"
5Cáthia19New York City, New York"No Me Doy por Vencido"
6Sarah Simmons22Birmingham, Alabama/Memphis, Tennessee"One of Us"

Episode 3 (April 1)

The third episode aired for two hours on Monday, April 1, 2013.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1The Swon Brothers24 & 27Muskogee, Oklahoma"American Girl"
2Taylor Beckham17Dallas, Texas"I'm Going Down"
3Sam Alves24Fortaleza, Brazil"Feeling Good"
4Karina Iglesias35Miami, Florida"I'm the Only One"
5Garrett Gardner17Ringwood, New Jersey"Seven Nation Army"
6J'Sun26New York City, New York"For the First Time"
7Duncan Kamakana25Oahu, Hawaii"Home"
8Chelsea M (Chelsea Mohindroo)20Springfield, Virginia"Take a Bow"
9Holly Tucker19Waco, Texas"Make You Feel My Love"
10Sonika VaidN/AWeston, Massachusetts"Give Your Heart a Break"
11Shane SimonN/AWest Hollywood, California"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
12JoiStarrN/ALos Angeles, California"Wide Awake"
13Landon MedvecN/ARosemount, Minnesota"You Give Me Something"
14Michelle Chamuel26Amherst, Massachusetts"I Kissed a Girl"
15Julie Roberts33Nashville, Tennessee / Lancaster, South Carolina"God Gave Me You"
16Monique Abbadie20Miami, Florida"Loca"
17Warren Stone31Hannah, South Carolina"Colder Weather"

Episode 4 (April 2)

The fourth episode aired for one hour on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Audrey Karrasch20Reno, Nevada"Price Tag"
2Brandon Roush19Louisville, Kentucky"With a Little Help From My Friends"
3Betsy Barta22Minneapolis, Minnesota"Set Fire to the Rain"
4Jewl AnguayN/AKaneohe, Hawaii"Battlefield"
5Ginette Claudette19New York City, New York"No One"
6Chris Johnson26Memphis, Tennessee"I Won't Back Down"
7Patrick Dodd35Memphis, Tennessee"Walking in Memphis"
8Trevor Davis32San Diego, California"Keep Your Head Up"
9C. Perkins19New Orleans, Louisiana"Because of You"
10Agina Alvarez23Burbank, California"Beautiful Liar"
11Orlando Dixon24Washington, D.C."So Sick"
12Savannah Berry17Houston, Texas"Safe & Sound"

Episode 5 (April 8)

The fifth episode aired for two hours on Monday, April 8, 2013.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Jeff Lewis28Dallas, Texas"U Got It Bad"
2Shawna P45Orange Beach, Alabama"She Talks to Angels"
3Caroline Glaser18Chesterfield, Missouri"Tiny Dancer"
4Cameron24Wayland, Iowa"As Long as You Love Me"
5Michael Austin43Norco, California"Somebody Like You"
6Sasha Allen30New York City, New York"Not Ready to Make Nice"
7Matt Cermanski19Phoenixville, Pennsylvania"Teenage Dream"
8Jamila Thompson21Atlanta, Georgia"Halo"
9Amy Whitcomb24Longwood, Florida"Because of You"
10Justin Rivers28Bowling Green, Kentucky"Summertime"
11Michelle Raitzin20Great Neck, New York"Bless the Broken Road"
12Mary Miranda17Havana, Cuba/Albuquerque, New Mexico"Como La Flor"
13Grace Askew26Memphis, Tennessee"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
14Jane Smith18Cincinnati, Ohio"You've Got the Love"
15Greylan JamesN/AKnoxville, Tennessee"Wanted"
16Dakota O'Driscoll15Tyngsborough, Massachusetts"Fifteen"
17Brandon Diaz16Ashburn, Virginia"Fine By Me"
18Ryan Innes31Provo, Utah"Gravity"

Episode 6 (April 9)

The sixth episode aired for one hour on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Mark Lennon48Los Angele, California"Come Together"
2Jacqui Sandell24Oakland, New Jersey"Dreams"
3Amber Carrington19Rockwall, Texas"Good Girl"Team full
4Dustin Hatzenbuhler24Apple Valley, Minnesota"Haven't Met You Yet"Team full
5Luke Edgemon24Fayetteville, North Carolina"I Can't Make You Love Me"
6Jessica Childress26Lancaster, California"Marry You"Team full

The Battles

The battle rounds were broadcast from Monday, April 15, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013[4] The 'Steals' (adopted in season 3) have been retained. Six battles (or the outcomes thereof) were included in each episode of the Battle Rounds. For this season's advisers, Adam Levine has picked Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton has chosen Sheryl Crow, Shakira is assisted by Joel Madden and Usher by Pharrell Williams.

Color key:

      Artist won the Battle and advances to the Knockouts
      Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advances to the Knockouts
      Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
EpisodeCoachOrderWinnerSongLoser'Steal' result
(Monday, April 15, 2013)
Adam Levine1Amber Carrington"Try"Sasha AllenN/A
Shakira2Garrett Gardner"How You Like Me Now?"J'SunN/A
Blake Shelton3Holly Tucker"Blown Away"Michelle RaitzinN/A
Usher4Jess Kellner"You Know I'm No Good"Taylor BeckhamN/A
Blake Shelton5The Swon Brothers"I Won't Back Down"Christian PorterN/A
Adam Levine6Judith Hill"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"Karina IglesiasN/A
(Tuesday, April 16, 2013)
Adam Levine1Warren Stone"My Kinda Party"Michael AustinN/ATeam full
Usher2Josiah Hawley"Roxanne"Jeff LewisN/A
Blake Shelton3Grace Askew"Me and Bobby McGee"Trevor DavisN/A
Usher4Audrey Karrasch"If I Were a Boy"Jamila ThompsonN/A
Shakira5Tawnya Reynolds"The Chain"Mark Andrew
Blake Shelton6Danielle Bradbery"Put Your Records On"Caroline GlaserN/A
(Monday, April 22, 2013)
Usher1VEDO"Locked Out of Heaven"Jessica ChildressTeam fullN/A
Shakira2Monique Abbadie"You and I"Luke Edgemon
Blake Shelton3Savannah Berry"Little White Church"Jacqui SandellTeam full
Shakira4Kris Thomas"It Will Rain"C. Perkins
Adam Levine5Midas Whale"Burning Love"Patrick Dodd
Usher6Ryan Innes"Ain't No Sunshine"Orlando DixonN/A
(Tuesday, April 23, 2013)
Shakira1Shawna P"Piece of My Heart"Brandon RoushTeam fullTeam fullTeam full
Adam Levine2Sarah Simmons"Wanted You More"Duncan Kamakana
Usher3Michelle Chamuel"Titanium"Chelsea MN/A
Adam Levine4Amy Whitcomb"Heartbreaker"Agina Alvarez
Blake Shelton5Justin Rivers"Easy"The Morgan Twins
Shakira6Mary Miranda"Antes de las Seis"Cáthia

The Knockouts

The Knockout rounds aired on Monday, April 29, 2013 and Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Color key:

      Artist won the Knockouts and advances to the Live shows
      Artist lost the Knockouts and was eliminated
(Monday, April 29, 2013)
Adam Levine1"I'm with You"Amber CarringtonMidas Whale"Higher Ground"
Shakira2"Too Close"Garrett GardnerTawnya Reynolds"Hell on Heels"
Adam Levine3"Little Talks"Caroline GlaserAmy Whitcomb"The House of the Rising Sun"
Shakira4"What a Wonderful World"Kris ThomasMary Miranda"Every Breath You Take"
Adam Levine5"Always on My Mind"Judith HillOrlando Dixon"All My Life"
Shakira6"Are You Gonna Go My Way"Karina IglesiasMonique Abbadie"The Power of Love"
Adam Levine7"Wild Horses"Sarah SimmonsWarren Stone"Died in Your Arms"
Shakira8"At Last"Sasha AllenShawna P"Maybe I'm Amazed"
(Tuesday, April 30, 2013)
Blake Shelton1"The Climb"Justin RiversSavannah Berry"As Long As You Love Me"
Usher2"Back to Black"Josiah HawleyJess Kellner"You Give Me Something"
Blake Shelton3"Live Like You Were Dying"Holly TuckerLuke Edgemon"Teenage Dream"
Usher4"Raise Your Glass"Michelle ChamuelAudrey Karrasch"How to Love"
Blake Shelton5"Jesus, Take the Wheel"Danielle BradberyTaylor Beckham"Russian Roulette"
Usher6"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"VEDOC. Perkins"She Ain't You"
Blake Shelton7"Drift Away"The Swon BrothersGrace Askew"I Can't Stand the Rain"
Usher8"Mr. Know It All"CáthiaRyan Innes"I Don't Want to Be"

Live shows

Prior to the start of the Live shows, a special episode called "The Road to the Live Shows" was aired for one hour on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, recapping some of the best moments of the blind auditions, battle rounds and knockout rounds.[5]

Color key:

      Artist was saved by Public's vote
      Artist was saved by his/her coach
      Artist's iTunes vote multiplied by 10 after his/her studio version of the song reached iTunes top 10[6]
      Artist was eliminated

Week 1: Live playoffs (May 6, 7 & 8)

The live playoffs aired from Monday, May 6, 2013 through Wednesday, May 8, 2013.[4][7] Contestants were asked to sing a stripped down version of a song in order to concentrate on the voice. The Monday edition featured Teams Adam and Usher, while Tuesday broadcasts Teams Blake and Shakira. The Wednesday edition was the results show where one member from each team was eliminated. Special guests in the audience included Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker of The Today Show.

(May 6) Team Adam + Usher
Adam Levine1Amber Carrington"Stay"Public's vote
Usher2Josiah Hawley"Starlight"Usher's choice
Adam Levine3Sarah Simmons"Angel"Adam's choice
Usher4Cáthia"I Have Nothing"Eliminated
Adam Levine5Caroline Glaser"The A Team"Eliminated
Usher6VEDO"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"Public's vote
7Michelle Chamuel"True Colors"Public's vote
Adam Levine8Judith Hill"Feeling Good"Public's vote
(May 7) Team Shakira + Blake
Shakira1Garrett Gardner"Imagine"Shakira's choice
Blake Shelton2Holly Tucker"How Do I Live"Public's vote
Shakira3Kris Thomas"When I Was Your Man"Public's vote
Blake Shelton4The Swon Brothers"Fishin' in the Dark"Blake's choice
Shakira5Karina Iglesias"Let's Stay Together"Eliminated
Blake Shelton6Justin Rivers"Meet in the Middle"Eliminated
7Danielle Bradbery"Maybe It Was Memphis"Public's vote
Shakira8Sasha Allen"Oh! Darling"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
14.1Team Usher: Cáthia, Josiah Hawley, Michelle Chamuel, VEDO"Black and Gold"
14.2Usher and Adam"Superstition"
14.3Team Adam: Amber Carrington, Caroline Glaser, Judith Hill, Sarah Simmons"Shake It Out"
15.1Team Blake: Justin Rivers, Holly Tucker, The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery"Boondocks"
15.2Shakira & Blake"Need You Now"
15.3Team Shakira: Garrett Gardner, Karina Iglesias, Kris Thomas, Sasha Allen"We Are the Champions"
16.1Team Blake & Team Shakira"Hall of Fame"
16.2Rod Stewart (with Garrett Gardner, Josiah Hawley, and Karina Iglesias)"Finest Woman", "Forever Young"
16.3Cee Lo Green & Juliet Simms"Only You"
16.4Team Adam & Team Usher"Don't You Worry Child"

Week 2 (May 13 & 14)

The Top 12 performed on Monday, May 13, 2013 and received the results on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.[4][7] Usher brought in his choreographer, Aakomon Jones, to help coach the artists on his team. During the performance episode's second hour, host Carson Daly mentioned in passing that the rules for iTunes voting have changed; to wit: while the previous season's iTunes top 10 voting bonus remains unchanged, only one download of an artist's eligible song per registered iTunes account during the designated voting window will count as a vote towards that week's results. The change was contemporaneously added to the "Vote Help" section of the show's voting page.[8] He also mentioned that the iTunes bonus is only given to those in the Top 10 at the close of voting (10am EST).[9]

1UsherVEDO"Rock With You"Eliminated
2Blake SheltonHolly Tucker"A Broken Wing"Public's vote
3ShakiraGarrett Gardner"I Want It That Way"Eliminated
4Adam LevineSarah Simmons"The Story"Public's vote
5Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers"Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"Public's vote
6ShakiraSasha Allen"Alone"Public's vote
7UsherJosiah Hawley"The Man Who Can't Be Moved"Public's vote
8Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery"Wasted"Public's vote
9Adam LevineJudith Hill"You've Got A Friend"Public's vote
10UsherMichelle Chamuel"Call Your Girlfriend"Public's vote
11ShakiraKris Thomas"I'll Be There"Public's vote
12Adam LevineAmber Carrington"I'm Gonna Love You Through It"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
18.1Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. and Pharrell)"Blurred Lines"
18.2Blake Shelton & his finalists: Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker, The Swon Brothers"Play Something Country"
18.3Lady Antebellum"Goodbye Town"
18.4Adam Levine and his team (Amber Carrington, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons)"Lovesong"

Week 3 (May 20 & 21)

The Top 10 performed for two hours on Monday, May 20, 2013, with results broadcast on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.[7] Advisers from the Battles (Sheryl Crow, Pharrell Williams and Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum) return to coach on their respective teams. Cee Lo Green takes the place of Joel Madden due to Madden's prior commitments to The Voice Australia. Also, the results show was dedicated to the people who lost their lives from an EF5 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Special guests in the audience included Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel from Fast & Furious 6.

1Blake SheltonHolly Tucker"How Great Thou Art"Public's vote
2Adam LevineJudith Hill"The Way You Make Me Feel"Public's vote
3Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers"How Country Feels"Public's vote
4Adam LevineAmber Carrington"Breakaway"Public's vote
5ShakiraSasha Allen"Next to Me"Public's vote
6UsherJosiah Hawley"Clocks"Eliminated
7Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery"Heads Carolina, Tails California"Public's vote
8ShakiraKris Thomas"Adorn"Eliminated
9Adam LevineSarah Simmons"Mamma Knows Best"Public's vote
10UsherMichelle Chamuel"Just Give Me a Reason"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
19.1Maroon 5"Love Somebody"
20.1Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert"Over You"
20.2Shakira & her finalists: Sasha Allen & Kris Thomas"I'll Stand By You"
20.3Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers, Holly Tucker"Mountain Music"
20.4Usher & his finalists: Michelle Chamuel & Josiah Hawley"The Look of Love"
20.5Team Adam: Amber Carrington, Judith Hill, Sarah Simmons"I've Got the Music in Me"

Week 4 (May 27 & 28)

The Top 8 performed on Monday, May 27, 2013 and received the results on Tuesday, May 28. A special look at the upcoming season of America's Got Talent was shown during air time of the results show. Danielle Bradbery only reached the iTunes top 10 after the close of voting, thus missing out on this week's iTunes bonus. The elimination of Sarah Simmons and Judith Hill was considered one of the most surprising in the history of the show. Both were considered frontrunners in the competition and were top contenders for the prize.[10]

1Adam LevineJudith Hill"#thatPOWER"Eliminated
2Blake SheltonHolly Tucker"Done"Public's vote
3Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers"Seven Bridges Road"Public's vote
4ShakiraSasha Allen"Without You"Public's vote
5Adam LevineSarah Simmons"Somebody That I Used to Know"Eliminated
6UsherMichelle Chamuel"Grenade"Public's vote
7Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery"Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"Public's vote
8Adam LevineAmber Carrington"Skyfall"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
21.1Blake Shelton (featuring Gwen Sebastian)"Boys 'Round Here"
21.2Judith Hill, Michelle Chamuel, Sarah Simmons, and Sasha Allen
21.3Amber Carrington, Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker, and The Swon Brothers
"Something More"
22.1Sheryl Crow (with The Swon Brothers, Holly Tucker and Danielle Bradbery)"Easy"
22.2Judith Hill & Michelle Chamuel"Sweet Nothing"
22.3Sasha Allen & The Swon Brothers"Don't You Wanna Stay"
22.4Danielle Bradbery & Sarah Simmons"A Thousand Years"
22.5Amber Carrington & Holly Tucker"Does He Love You"

Quarterfinals: Week 5 (June 3 & 4)

The Top 6 performed two songs each on Monday, June 3, 2013 and received the results on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Each contestant sang two songs, one of their choice, and one of the coach's choice. Only one contestant was eliminated this week instead of the usual two. Taylor Swift attended Michelle Chamuel's rehearsal for "I Knew You Were Trouble".[11] Amber Carrington had forgotten the lyrics to "I Remember You" during her performance, though it was not commented on by any of the coaches.[12]

CoachArtistOrderSong (Coach's choice)[13]OrderSong (Artist's choice)[13]Result
Blake SheltonHolly Tucker1"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"8"My Wish"Eliminated
UsherMichelle Chamuel2"Somewhere Only We Know"9"I Knew You Were Trouble"Public's vote
Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers7"Okie from Muskogee"3"Wagon Wheel"Public's vote
ShakiraSasha Allen12"Before He Cheats"4"Ain't No Way"Public's vote
Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery5"Shake the Sugar Tree"11"A Little Bit Stronger"Public's vote
Adam LevineAmber Carrington6"I Remember You"10"Crazy"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
24.1Cassadee Pope"Wasting All These Tears"
24.2Michelle Chamuel & Sasha Allen"Open Your Heart"
24.3Holly Tucker & The Swon Brothers"Leave the Pieces"
24.4Amber Carrington & Danielle Bradbery"Eternal Flame"

Semifinals: Week 6 (June 10 & 11)

The Top 5 performed two songs each on Monday, June 10, 2013 and received the results on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 for a spot in the final three. One song is chosen by their coach, and the other is chosen by the contestant as a dedication to another. The Swon Brothers dedication was to their band members past and present, Sasha Allen's was to her children, Amber Carrington's was to her best friends, Danielle Bradbery's was to her parents and best friend, and Michelle Chamuel's was to her coach, Usher.[14]

With the eliminations of Sasha Allen and Amber Carrington, Adam Levine and Shakira no longer have any remaining artists on their teams. Note: Sasha and Amber were put against each other in the battles, and the two were later eliminated together in the Top 5.

CoachArtistOrderSong (Artist's choice)[15]OrderSong (Coach's choice)[15]Result
Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers1"Turn the Page"6"Danny's Song"Public's vote
ShakiraSasha Allen2"I Will Always Love You"7"Bad Girls"Eliminated
UsherMichelle Chamuel10"Time After Time"3"Clarity"Public's vote
Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery8"Who I Am"4"Please Remember Me"Public's vote
Adam LevineAmber Carrington5"Firework"9"Sad"Eliminated
Non-competition performances
26.1Fall Out Boy (with Michelle Chamuel)"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark"
26.2Nicholas David"Say Goodbye"
26.3Tony Lucca"Never Going to Let You Go"
26.4Top 5 finalists"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
26.5Terry McDermott"Pictures"

Finals: Week 7 (June 17 & 18)

The Top 3 performed on Monday, June 17, 2013, with the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. This week, the contestants performed three times: a "defining moment" from a previous performance, a duet with their coach, and a solo.

CoachArtistOrderReprise song[16]OrderDuet song (with Coach)[16]OrderSolo song[16]Result
Blake SheltonDanielle Bradbery7"Maybe It Was Memphis"3"Timber, I'm Falling In Love"9"Born to Fly"Winner
UsherMichelle Chamuel2"I Knew You Were Trouble"8"One"5"Why"Runner-up
Blake SheltonThe Swon Brothers4"Danny's Song"6"Celebrity"1"I Can't Tell You Why"Third place
Non-competition performances
27.1Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher"With a Little Help from My Friends"
27.2Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel, and The Swon Brothers (with remaining Top 16 finalists)"Home"
28.1Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera"Feel This Moment"
28.2The Swon Brothers (with Amber Carrington, Holly Tucker and Justin Rivers)"Stars Tonight"
28.3Michelle Chamuel and OneRepublic"Counting Stars"
28.4Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly"Cruise"
28.5Josiah Hawley, Kris Thomas, VEDO and Garrett Gardner (with Holly Tucker on the saxophone)"Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
28.6Danielle Bradbery (with Amber Carrington, Sarah Simmons, Caroline Glaser)"All American Girl"
28.7Bruno Mars"Treasure"
28.8The Swon Brothers and Bob Seger"Night Moves"
28.9Karina Iglesias, Cathia, Sasha Allen and Judith Hill"My Lovin'"
28.10Danielle Bradbery and Hunter Hayes"I Want Crazy"
28.11Michelle Chamuel (with Josiah Hawley, VEDO and Cathia)"We Can Work It Out"
28.12Cher"Woman's World"

Elimination Chart


Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Finals
Danielle BradberySafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeWinner
Michelle ChamuelSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeRunner-up
The Swon BrothersSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafe3rd place
Sasha AllenSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 6)
Amber CarringtonSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Holly TuckerSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 5)
Judith HillSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 4)
Sarah SimmonsSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Josiah HawleySafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 3)
Kris ThomasSafeSafeEliminated
Garrett GardnerSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 2)
CáthiaEliminatedEliminated (Week 1)
Caroline GlaserEliminated
Karina IglesiasEliminated
Justin RiversEliminated


Color key:

Artist's info
Result details
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Finals
Amber CarringtonPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Judith HillPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Sarah SimmonsCoach's choiceAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Caroline GlaserEliminated
Sasha AllenPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Kris ThomasPublic's choiceAdvancedEliminated
Garrett GardnerCoach's choiceEliminated
Karina IglesiasEliminated
Michelle ChamuelPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced AdvancedRunner-up
Josiah HawleyCoach's choiceAdvancedEliminated
VEDOPublic's choiceEliminated
Danielle BradberyPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvanced AdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Winner
The Swon BrothersCoach's choiceAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Third Place
Holly TuckerPublic's choiceAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Justin RiversEliminated

Non-contestant performances

EpisodeShow segmentPerformer(s)TitleHot 100 reactionHot Digital
Songs reaction
Performance type
16Live playoff resultsRod Stewart"Finest Woman"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
Rod Stewart (with Garrett Gardner, Josiah Hawley, and Karina Iglesias)"Forever Young"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
Cee Lo Green ft. Juliet Simms"Only You"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
18Top 12 resultsRobin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell (backed by Kris Thomas and VEDO)"Blurred Lines"12 (+42)[17]2 (+21)[18]Live performance
Lady Antebellum (with Judith Hill, Sarah Simmons and Amber Carrington)"Goodbye Town"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
19Top 10 perform liveMaroon 5"Love Somebody"54 (debut)[19]27 (debut)[20]live performance & music video teaser
21Top 8 perform liveBlake Shelton ft. Gwen Sebastian"Boys 'Round Here"13 (+3)[3]9 (+2)[3]Live performance
22Top 8 resultsSheryl Crow (with Danielle Bradbery, Holly Tucker and The Swon Brothers)"Easy"106 (+19)[3]Did not chartLive performance
24Top 6 resultsCassadee Pope"Wasting All These Tears"37 (debut)[24]10 (debut)[24]Live performance
25Live Semifinal performancesUsher"Twisted"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
live results
Fall Out Boy (with Michelle Chamuel)"My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"13 (+6)[3]10 (+8)[3]Live performance
Nicholas David"Say Goodbye"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
Tony Lucca"Never Going to Let You Go"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
Terry McDermott"Pictures"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance
live results
Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera"Feel This Moment"31 (+3)[27]32 (+21)[28]Live performance
OneRepublic (with Michelle Chamuel)"Counting Stars"32 (debut)[27]11 (re-entry)[28]Live performance (duet)
Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly"Cruise"4 (+2)[29]2 (+1)[29]Live performance
Bruno Mars"Treasure"8 (+3)[29]5 (+7)[29]pre-recorded performance[3]
Bob Seger (with The Swon Brothers)"Night Moves"Did not chartDid not chartLive performance (duet)
Hunter Hayes (with Danielle Bradbery)"I Want Crazy"19 (+12)[27]12 (+17)[28]Live performance (duet)
Cher"Woman's World"125 (debut)[31]Did not chartLive performance

Television ratings

Season four premiered on March 25, 2013 and was watched by 13.64 million viewers with a 4.8 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from the previous season's premiere by 1.36 million viewers (11%).[32]

#EpisodeOriginal airdateProductionTimeslot (ET)Viewers
(adults 18–49)
1"The Blind Auditions Premiere"March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)401Monday 8:00 pm13.64[33]4.8/13
2"The Blind Auditions, Part 2"March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)402Tuesday 8:00 pm12.41[34]4.1/12
3"The Blind Auditions, Part 3"April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01)403Monday 8:00 pm13.31[35]4.7/13
4"The Blind Auditions, Part 4"April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)404Tuesday 8:00 pm13.93[36]4.5/14
5"The Blind Auditions, Part 5"April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)405Monday 8:00 pm14.03[37]5.0/14
6"The Blind Auditions, Part 6"April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)406Tuesday 8:00 pm13.31[38]4.4/13
7"The Battles, Part 1"April 15, 2013 (2013-04-15)407Monday 8:00 pm14.45[39]5.2/14
8"The Battles, Part 2"April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)408Tuesday 8:00 pm14.16[40]4.6/15
9"The Battles, Part 3"April 22, 2013 (2013-04-22)409Monday 8:00 pm14.15[5]4.9/13
10"The Battles, Part 4"April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)410Tuesday 8:00 pm12.78[5]4.1/12
11"The Knockouts, Part 1"April 29, 2013 (2013-04-29)411Monday 8:00 pm12.67[5]4.3/12
12"The Knockouts, Part 2"April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)412Tuesday 8:00 pm11.84[5]3.9/11
13"The Road to the Live Shows"May 1, 2013 (2013-05-01)413Wednesday 8:00 pm5.75[5]1.7/5
14"The Live Playoffs, Part 1"May 6, 2013 (2013-05-06)414Monday 8:00 pm12.15[5]4.1/11
15"The Live Playoffs, Part 2"May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)415Tuesday 8:00 pm11.35[5]3.7/11
16"The Live Playoffs, Results"May 8, 2013 (2013-05-08)416Wednesday 8:00 pm8.92[5]2.8/8
17"Live Top 12 Performances"May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)417Monday 8:00 pm11.29[5]3.8/10
18"Recap: Live Top 12 Performances"May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)N/ATuesday 8:00 pm6.68[50]2.0/6
19"Live Eliminations"May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)418Tuesday 9:00 pm10.47[50]3.5/10
20"Live Top 10 Performances"May 20, 2013 (2013-05-20)419Monday 8:00 pm10.81[51]3.5/10
21"Live Eliminations"May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)420Tuesday 9:00 pm10.18[52]3.2/9
22"Live Top 8 Performances"May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27)421Monday 8:00 pm11.00[53]3.2/9
23"Recap: Live Top 8 Performances"May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)N/ATuesday 8:00 pm6.38[54]1.7/5
24"Live Eliminations"May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)422Tuesday 9:00 pm10.81[54]3.2/8
25"The Top 6 Performances"June 3, 2013 (2013-06-03)423Monday 8:00 pm11.29[55]3.3/9
26"Live Eliminations"June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)424Tuesday 9:00 pm10.87[56]3.1/11
27"The Top 5 Performances"June 10, 2013 (2013-06-10)425Monday 8:00 pm11.85[57]3.3/10
28"Live Eliminations"June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)426Tuesday 9:00 pm10.66[58]2.9/10
29"The Top 3 Performances"June 17, 2013 (2013-06-17)427Monday 8:00 pm12.68[59]3.7/11
30"Finale"June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)428Tuesday 9:00 pm15.59[60]4.4/12


Voting controversy

At the beginning of the results show for The Live Playoffs, Carson Daly announced that "inconsistencies" were found in the voting, so votes cast via text-messaging and online would be excluded from the vote count to ensure fairness.[61][62] Daly brought Jason George, CEO of Telescope, the company that manages the show’s voting system, on stage to stress that the exclusion would not have affected the results either way.[62] Reported issues were that voting had closed on the Facebook app and website at 11.30 pm PST (an hour and a half after the show's West Coast airing) when it should have ended at 10 am EST the next day, which may have been a result of too many users voting at the same time.[63]

Adam Levine comment

Upon seeing that his team members Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons had not been saved, coach Adam Levine said, "I hate this country," right before the top 8 results were announced.[64] This brought some angry responses on his Twitter page.[65] He then sent a series of Tweets with dictionary definitions of the words "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted," and "misunderstand" to state that it was merely a "heat of the moment" reaction.[65][66] Levine later provided an explanation: "Last night’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me, and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results."[67]

Contestants' appearances on prior seasons and other talent shows