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Posted on Tue, May 28, 2013 : 10:36 p.m.

'The Voice' reveals its top 6 - and Michelle Chamuel is one of them

By Bob Needham

NBC's popular singing competition "The Voice" whittled its list of contestants down to 6 Tuesday night—and Ann Arbor favorite Michelle Chamuel became the first member of that elite club.

After Chamuel performed a duet with fellow contestant Judith Hill on "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris, "Voice" host Carson Daly announced that fan voting had moved Chamuel on to the next round. She had turned in another strong performance Monday with her rendition of Bruno Mars' "Grenade".

Following the announcement, she got a big hug from her coach, Usher; Chamuel is his last remaining team member. In a brief interview segment later in the show, Chamuel introduced her mother and said of the fan votes, "It's crazy. I'm just very, very grateful. Thank you so much."

Chamuel, a University of Michigan graduate, became familiar to Ann Arbor in recent years as the lead singer for the popular local band Ella Riot / My Dear Disco. She now lives in the Boston area.

After Chamuel, Danielle Bradbery of Blake Shelton's team became the second contestant to move on to the top 6, followed by Sasha Allen of Team Shakira and then the Swon Brothers, from Shelton's team. As the episode closed, Amber Carrington from Adam Levine's team and Holly Tucker from Shelton's were announced to round out the top 6.

That left Hill and Sarah Simmons, both from Levine's team, as the night's eliminations.

The top 6 "Voice" contestants will perform live on NBC next Monday at 8 p.m., with another elimination round next Tuesday.



Thu, May 30, 2013 : 2:44 a.m.

Blake has a lot of fans that watch the show.

Jenn McKee

Wed, May 29, 2013 : 6:39 p.m.

Shocked to see Judith Hill eliminated, since she seemed the pre-destined favorite from the start; but this leaves the field wide open for Michelle. Does anyone find it odd that Blake Shelton's retained his entire team since America started voting? He hasn't lost a single performer. Do you think the voting is skewed somewhat to performers with a country music slant?

music to my ear

Wed, May 29, 2013 : 2:19 p.m.

atta girl michelle.