EXCLUSIVE: 'The Voice' Contestants Talk Performances & Writing Their Own Songs

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It’s down to the final twelve, and the result of last night’s performances lies in the hands of America.

At last week’s The Voice press conference, Christina Aguilera loved the fact that it’s “spontaneous” and that things can’t be re-taped. It was evident in last night’s opening. The camera panned to Aguilera reading a booklet or notepad of sorts while fellow judge Blake Shelton was in the middle of sipping his drink. In the second hour, Adam Levine decided to change his wardrobe to match the more glam rock vibe of the other coaches.

Team Christina’s artists gave flawless performances with Josh Logan being the first to take the stage. Jacquie Lee, the youngest contestant (and Selena Gomez look-a-like!) was the next Aguilera mentee to sing her heart out with her rendition of “Love is Blindness.” Finally, Matthew Schuler gave an angelic performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

It’s obvious the singers can perform other artists’ work impeccably well. But, could they perform works of their own?

Last week, Aguilera and host Carson Daily shared their thoughts on allowing the contestants to perform their original pieces.

How did the contestants feel about their performances? What did the contestants think of the possibility of performing their own written songs?

We chatted with Lee, Schuler, Jonny Gray, Austin Jenckes, Ray Boudreaux, and Tessa Chin after the show to see what they had to say!

Check out the interviews below!