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'The Voice' recap: The Top 12 show range and passion

'The Voice' recap: The Top 12 show range and passion

Rock-and-roll hearts, gospel roots and R&B souls: The top 12 singers on 'The Voice" sought to show their passion and range on Monday's performance-packed show. Some returned to their sweet spots. Others stepped out of their comfort zones. It was a night defined by remarkable consistency, with no dramatic stumbles and lots of solid turns in the spotlight.

CeeLo Green assigned kittenish Caroline Pennell "Wake Me Up," by Avicii, hoping to show America she was capable of enlivening an up-tempo song with her caressingly quirky vocal style. Pennell also proved she could work the stage and look good in heels and hot pants. The coaches were pleased. Blake Shelton thought...