‘The Voice’ recap: Top 12 vie for Top 10 spots

10:00 pm EDT, November 12, 2012

The Top 12 took the stage vying for 10 spots, marking the first time this season that America’s votes will make all the decisions on The Voice now that the coaches’ saves are no more.

Monday night also marked the first time all contestants performed on the same night, showing viewers just how the artists compare to each other.

Top 12 Performances

Trevin Hunte

Twitter: @Tamor_11

For a second week in a row, Trevin took on a Michael Bolton song, this week with “When A Man Loves A Woman.” The song says, “when a man loves a woman, he can do no wrong.” Well, when Trevin sings, he can do no wrong.

Bryan Keith

Twitter: @Bryanpeeps

Taking on Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” Bryan Keith showed his jazzy, Sinatra side. With a voice that can take on the Goo Goo Dolls, Sublime and Amy Winehouse, Keith had one of the best performances of the night.

Cassadee Pope

Twitter: @CassadeePope

The former Hey Monday lead introduced America to her skills on the guitar while slaying the vocals with her take on Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” She spoke of a rocky relationship with her father in the recording bit before her performance and there was no doubting her emotions after hearing her sing.

Terry McDermott

Twitter: @TerryMacMusic

Singing Boston’s “More Than A Feeling,” the Scottish rocker continued to show his range and a beautiful falsetto. We’re waiting for him to whip out the Paul McCartney/Beatles any day now.

Sylvia Yacoub

Twitter: @SylvsYacoub

It takes guts to choose to sing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” but Sylvia Yacoub did it and did it well. It wasn’t perfect, but those runs at the end made the song her own and placed Sylvia among the best singers in the competition.

Amanda Brown

Twitter: @Amanda__Brown

Amanda Brown toned down the rock while showcasing her voice with “Spectrum” by Florence and the Machine and Calvin Harris. We’re partial to her take on “Dream On” but Amanda’s voice is so versatile, she’s hard not to love.

Dez Duron

Twitter: @DezDuron

The former Yale football player (a.k.a The Face) got soulful with the Lauren Hill version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Walking down the steps a la Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You, it was hard not to swoon over his best performance to date.

Cody Belew

Twitter: @CodyBelew

The Arkansas singer continued to entertain, this week with Tina Turner’s “The Best.” Though it was missing the wow moments from last week’s “One More Try,” Cody never fails to command the stage even if he’s just strutting about. The coaches called him the last natural performer left in the competition.

Nicholas David

Twitter: @TheFeelin

Minnesota soul man Nicholas David sang “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis. Levine called him “strange and beautiful,” which is very fitting for the unofficial face of No Shave November.

Melanie Martinez

Twitter: @MelanieLBBH

The indie-folk singer performed Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup” by sitting on the stage floor. As always, the blonde brunette put her spin on the song with her soft, airy voice. But can her unique sound beat out the powerhouses?

Adriana Louise

Twitter: @Adriana_Louise

Singing Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl,” Adriana Louise showed off her playful flirty side. Vocally it wasn’t perfect, but she rocked the stage, interacting with the guitarist and even got up close and personal with Adam Levine. Looks like Xtina was right when she saved Adriana last week.

Michaela Paige

Twitter: @FLASinger1

First out of the gate, Michaela Paige took on Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” minus her usual mohawk. Though it was a fitting song for the pop-rocker, it was too easy to compare the two, and Pink always wins. She had a better performance last week with “Everybody Talks” despite the praise the coaches gave her for her Pink cover.

Who will make it into the Top 10? There are no more coaches’ saves, so America’s votes will decide the final contestants. Vote on Facebook, NBC.com, by purchasing a contestant’s song on iTunes (if an artist’s song is in the top 10 on iTunes, his or her votes will be multiplied by 10) or by phone or text (Sprint users only) up until 10 a.m. ET to choose the artists to continue on to next week.

Photo Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.