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'The Voice' UK reveals Top 20 contestants as the Battle Rounds end

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The Voice UK has revealed the Top 20 contestants who will progress to the live shows, after a tense final Battle Round this evening.

Following Saturday night's instalment of the BBC talent competition, in which nine of the performers were chosen to go through to the next stage of the contest and nine sent home, the final Battle Round took place to select the last 11.

Once again, each coach paired members of their team together to sing the same song in a head-to-head showdown to determine who would be dismissed from the show. Jessie J, will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue were then forced to decide which of their own artists would see their dreams come to an end.

Cassius Henry and David Faulkner

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Team Jessie's Cassius Henry was first through, after triumphing against David Faulkner with the Michael Jackson classic 'Beat It'.

Jessie told the pair she was "actually shaking and getting teary" because of the quality of the performance, but ultimately sent Cassius through to the live rounds.

 Barbara Bryceland and Leanne Mitchell

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Lady GaGa's 'Edge of Glory' was given to Barbara Bryceland and Leanne Mitchell by Jones, who noted the pair were "as strong as one another".

The Welshman axed Barbara, sending Leanne on to the next stage of the competition.

Frances Wood, Kate Read

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will.i.am praised Frances Wood for her "chameleon" vocals following her battle with Kate Read performing 'Ironic' by Alanis Morrisette.

Despite comparing Kate to Macy Gray and Sade, the Black Eyed Peas rapper awarded the live round place to Frances.

Lindsay Butler, Matt Fletcher and Sueleen Fletcher

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Jones paired Matt & Sueleen against Lindsay Butler for a rendition of 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen, taking the duo through to the live rounds.

While he applauded the pair's harmonies and Lindsay's "unique-sounding voice", he made the decision to leave the soloist behind.

Murray Hockridge and Hannah Berney

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Team Danny's Murray Hockridge and Hannah Berney challenged each other with a performance of 'Kids' by Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams, with Hannah triumphing.

Meanwhile, Jessie sent her own couple, Indie and Pixie, home after Becky Hill's version of 'Irreplaceable' by Beyoncé.

"I was properly tough on you guys," she commented. "Seriously, seriously tough.

"Becky - you need to step into that voice of yours, because it has so much power and passion. Girls, you have improved so, so much. I'm so proud of you," the 'Price Tag' singer added.

Denise Morgan and Adam Isaac

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Adam Isaac and Denise Morgan sang 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon, with Jones congratulating both of them on their strong vocals, before sending Denise home.

17-year-old Sophie Griffin also triumphed over J Marie Cooper during their battle to Katy Perry's 'Firework', with coach will.i.am explaining his decision by saying: "Okay, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the person I was when I was 17, so I'm going to go with Sophie."

 J Marie Cooper and Sophie Griffin

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David Julien and John James Newman took on the Stereophonics' 'Dakota', prompting O'Donoghue to say the choice was "the hardest decision" he has ever made. The Script frontman then announced David as the battle victor.

Next week will see the first of the live shows and public voting, with Sunday's results show seeing the first contestants eliminated.

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