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"The Voice" Gets Its Top 8 as Kat Robichaud, Austin Jenckes Head Home

It was a big night for Adam, and for Christina, too.

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    Austin Jenckes, Kat Robichaud and Caroline Pennell — the bottom three at Tuesday night's live eliminations on "The Voice," from left to right — waited to get the news of which of them would make it through to the next round of the competition. Caroline, right, got a reprieve, thanks to tweeting fans.

    Coach unity was on full display at the start of "The Voice" Tuesday night — but by the end of the hour-long eliminations show, when Kat Robichaud and Austin Jenckes were axed, it was clear that one man's triumphant cry was another man's warning bell.

    The victor Tuesday night? Adam Levine, without a doubt, whose team of three — James Wolpert, Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin, who were saved in that order — survived the eliminations intact.

    The icing on the cake for the Maroon 5 singer, of course, was the news he got toward the top of the show that he'd been selected People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2013.

    Tuesday brought good news for Christina, too, who kicked off the show with a performance — aided by both her team members, Jacquie Lee and Matthew Schuler — of a medley of Michael Jackson songs that won sweeping praise from host Carson Daly. He declared it maybe the best live performance ever on "The Voice."

    (A slew of other performances were yet to come, including one from Team Blake performing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" in a fake roadhouse set, plus a striking duet on Lorde's "Royals" from two very different vocalists, Tessanne and Team CeeLo's Caroline Pennell.)

    But the night's live eliminations show brought more alarming news for the show's two other coaches, CeeLo Green and, to a lesser extent, Blake Shelton.

    Both of their teams lost one member Tuesday night, dealing a particularly tough blow to Team CeeLo, which was already down to just two members. That meant Caroline Pennell was the only CeeLo protegee left standing in the competition.

    And even Caroline's save, which Adam reluctantly but accurately predicted, came only after a nerve-wracking hour for the shy 17-year-old.

    The one-time "Voice" votes-topper was left standing onstage in the bottom three as the end of the show drew near. But when Carson Daly turned the decision over to tweeting fans, via the Twitter Instant Save, they picked her to stick around.

    That meant Team CeeLo survived to sing another week, even if its hopes now rest entirely on just one member.

    "The Voice" airs Mondays at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.