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'The Voice' recap: Some try too hard on second night of live playoffs

'The Voice' recap: Some try too hard on second night of live playoffs

Night 2 of “The Voice” live playoffs on Tuesday brought us a dozen more performances. This time Adam Levine’s and Pharrell Williams’ teams took the stage. Some singers did better than others — and it wasn’t always the ones you’d expect. In many cases, the surprising stumbles came down to misguided song choices, vocalists trying to push beyond their capabilities and throwing their limitations into sharp relief.

Oh, well. The deep cuts that will come on Wednesday night — when only half of these singers will be saved by the audience and their coaches —  will, presumably, separate the stellar from the just...

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