Over the last few weeks, The Voice Season Two has gone from 16 quarter finalists down to the final eight. In the process, it has eliminated a number of the contestants who had been considered front runners, including Jesse Campbell, Raelynn and Jordis Unga.
So which singers have made it through to the semi finals? Meet the final eight contestants of season two.
1. Tony Lucca
Tony Lucca is from Waterford, Connecticut. His rendition of "Trouble" got the attention of all four judges, but Lucca went with Team Adam. Like Voice judge Christina Aguilera, Lucca was once a Mouseketeer on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. After that, he starred on the short-lived TV drama Malibu Shores, put out eight albums and had songs featured on shows like Friday Night Lights.
On The Voice, the 35-year-old singer has been a fan favorite, and has continued through the live performances due to his viewer votes. Judges haven't been as impressed with his singing, but with his viewer support, he's likely to land in the finale.
2. Jermaine Paul
Thirty-three-year-old Jermaine Paul is from Harriman, New York. As a back-up singer, Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and Joss Stone.
On The Voice Paul's blind audition caused both Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton to turn around. Paul chose Team Blake and survived the battle round with a unanimous vote. His confident live performances have led viewers to vote him into the semi finals.
Now that Paul has stepped out from the shadows of industry leaders, he has proven himself a front runner and likely finalist on The Voice Season Two.
3. Chris Mann
Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Mann is from Wichita, Kansas. He surprised judges by blind auditioning with a song from Italian operatic singer, Andrea Bocelli.
Judge Cee Lo Green has said that Mann has one of the best voices in the competition. On Team Christina, Mann has continued to impress viewers with his powerful vocals. For his first live performance, he made Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" his own. Although his performance of “Viva La Vida,” struck judge Adam Levine as kind of odd, Mann garnered enough viewer votes to avoid having to perform a survival sing-off and still make it into the semi finals.
With that kind of viewer support, Mann will likely reach the finale as the last Team Christina singer.
4. Jamar Rogers
Twenty-nine-year-old Jamar Rogers has struggled with homelessness, been addicted to meth and auditioned for American Idol.
Everyone makes mistakes. Now the Bronx, New York native is the fan favorite on The Voice's Team Cee Lo. Rogers' live performances have garnered him standing ovations from judges--and enough viewer votes to continue moving forward.
5. Katrina Parker
Indie pop singer/songwriter Katrina Parker is from Holly Ridge, North Carolina. She landed on Team Adam and went up against Angel Taylor in the battle round--stunning everyone (including herself) by winning. After her poor song choice for the first live performance left her having to win a sing-off, Parker again surprised folks after the 2nd live performance round, by beating out Mathai in a "sing to be saved" competition.
In making his decision on who to save, Voice judge Adam Levine explained why he chose Parker over Mathai: "This really boils down to who I've seen more from so far, because I think you both have the potential to be the winners of this thing. I really didn't think that Katrina was going to make it as far as she did. You blew my mind, Katrina. You really knocked me out. Going forward in a competition, I've got to save Katrina."
If she continues to pleasantly surprise judges and viewers at home, Parker could make it to the finale. But to do so, she'd have to surpass fan favorite Tony Lucca.
6. Juliet Simms
Twenty-five-year-old Juliet Simms hails from Tampa, Florida, where she is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Automatic Loveletter.
Although her blind audition nearly caused a brawl between Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, Simms instead went with Team Cee Lo. She easily won her battle round against folk singer Sarah Golden and her first live performance got the audience on their feet and had the judges saying it was the best of the night.
Then Simms went up against Cheesa Laureta. Simms' performance of Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" may not have been perfect, but judge Cee Lo Green explained, "Juliet...your voice is like art imitating life and life isn't perfect...And this is why America--their energy is invested in Juliet and I cannot argue with America and the support that they've given Juliet. So, as tough as this is, I have to go with Juliet."
To continue on in the competition, Simms will next have to beat Jamar Rogers and become the sole survivor on Team Cee Lo.
7. Erin Willett
Twenty-two-year-old Erin Wilett is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. The singer's dad was struggling with terminal pancreatic cancer and passed away during The Voice battle rounds.
While that might have sidelined another contestant, Wilett has channeled her grief into stellar performances on Team Blake. She successfully battled Gwen Sebastian, and she gave a soulful performance of Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" during the first live performances.
But her biggest success was her surprise defeat of Raelynn (considered by many the front runner of Team Blake). It started when Willet took on Adele--a risky choice considering how difficult it is for singers to match Adele's unique voice. Failing to garner enough viewer votes, the two singers then had to "sing to be saved" in hopes of convincing judge Blake Shelton to keep them on.
Shelton felt that Raelyn's rendition of "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry wasn't as good as Willet's version of Tina Turner's "Proud Mary." As the judge explained, "Erin came out here and the thing that Erin did is what Erin does. I'm saving Erin."
Next Willet will have to beat Jermaine Paul for her chance to continue on in the competition.
8. Lindsey Pavao
Twenty-two-year-old Lindsey Pavao is a coffee shop singer from Macteca, California. Her blind audition rendition of Trey Songz's "Say Aah" sparked a judges' war between Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton.
Pavao chose Team Christina, and Aguilera sent her through to the live performances, where her version of "Somebody That I Used To Know" impressed audiences enough to move her into the quarter finals.
But her performances have had their detractors, including other judges. Pavao's attempt to make a Katy Perry song rock sputtered out and suffered from pitch problems. That led her to a sing-off with Ashley De La Rosa, where Pavao's rendition of Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go" brought tears to Aguilera's eyes.
"Lindsey, your performance did make me cry," Aguilera said. "I was really touched because I think I do have a special connection with your voice. It was very vulnerable and I think that can be very powerful. You [and Ashley] both are complete superstars. You both could record an album right now and blow up. I hate this...But as always, I have to go with what's in my heart, and I'm going to go with Lindsey."
Still, it will be tough for Pavao to beat Chris Mann and end up as Team Christina's remaining contestant.