Michelle Chamuel advances to final three on ‘The Voice’
Michelle Chamuel visits Woodstar Cafe in Northampton during filming for "The Voice" June 6.
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Michelle Chamuel of Amherst was the first contestant on “The Voice” to advance to the finals during live eliminations Tuesday night.
After thoroughly impressing the show’s judges Monday with her performances of “Clarity” by Zedd featuring Foxes and “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, Chamuel, of “Team Usher,” received enough votes to pass safely into the show’s final round.
“It’s crazy. Every single person on this show is so talented that my brain is like, ‘What’s happening?’” Chamuel told Christina Milian, the show’s social media correspondent, shortly after she was saved. “I’m still in shock.”
The next contestant to advance was Danielle Bradbery, followed by The Swon Brothers, both of “Team Blake.”
Sasha Allen of “Team Shakira” and Amber Carrington of “Team Adam” were eliminated.
On “The Voice,” currently in its fourth season, vocalists from across the country compete while being mentored by music star coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira, who also serve as the show’s judges.
After coaches select their team members in the first stage of the competition, artists are eliminated over the course of the season through the coach’s judgments and by vote of the audience.
During last week’s live eliminations, Chamuel was also the first contestant to be named safe.
Before the finalists were revealed Tuesday night, Chamuel’s coach, Usher, told host Carson Daly how he thinks his team member will fare as an artist — regardless of the show’s results.
“She’s a winner — rather win or lose here,” Usher said, wearing Chamuel-style black-framed glasses. “I just really feel like she is medicine for our country, for our world. The standard changes every time someone steps out and does something different.”
On Tuesday night’s episode, Chamuel sang “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” with Fall Out Boy, the song’s original artist. Together, all five semifinalists performed “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison.
Chamuel, 27, made a brief return to the Valley last week to visit friends and family at her home in Amherst and meet a crowd of co-workers and community supporters at the Woodstar Café in Northampton, where she has been an employee since September 2012.
She also sang “God Bless America” at Fenway Park on June 5. Her visit to Massachusetts was broadcast on Monday night’s episode of “The Voice.”
The season finale will air next Monday and Tuesday. The winner will be revealed next Tuesday.