Casey Weston performs on 'The Voice'
Weston sings "I Will Always Love You"
Casey Weston survives 'The Voice'
Weston advances to semifinals.
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Casey Weston once again survived on “The Voice.”
The 18-year-old advanced to the semifinals of NBC's hit TV show after her celebrity coach Adam Levine saved her from elimination.
With the fans selecting Javier Colon as the top choice, the lead singer from Maroon 5 selected Weston to remain in the competition.
“I don’t even know what I am thinking. This is incredible and so grateful to be saved,” Weston said right after being selected by Levine during the live telecast. “I have another second chance and I am so excited.”
Weston, who recently graduated from Gulf Coast High School, is making the most of second chances.
Her first came during the auditions, when the celebrity coaches had their backs to the contestants and picked them solely on their voice – hence the premise of the show.
Singing Miley Cyrus “The Climb” Weston didn’t impress the judges enough to get them turn around and select her. But when given a second chance to audition, Weston impressed Levine with her rendition of Keith Urban's “Stupid Boy.”
Levine said Weston is stubborn and the two have had a few arguments. But he credits Weston's attitude to the fact that none of the celebrity judges had selected her in the first audition.
“The second time I heard you sing I said, 'What were we thinking the first time?' ” Levine said. “We all made a huge mistake not listening to you the first time. That just goes to show you how weird and fickle this show is.”
Levine stuck to his unpredictability with the selection of Weston. Levine said he had originally planned to pick Jeff Jenkins and “then something happened” and he had to “go with Casey Weston.”
A member from each celebrity’s team will advance to the finals. But this time the contestants can only be saved by the fans votes.
Finally, Weston’s performance will be available on iTunes for $1.29 and every download will be counted as a vote.
The voting ends at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The four finalists will be announced at 8 p.m. Wednesday on NBC after President Obama's address to the nation.
Weston didn't have long to think about her second second-chance, performing in the live semifinals on Tuesday night right after the eliminations.
Weston sang “I Will Always Love You,” written by Dolly Parton in 1973 and originally recorded by the country icon. Whitney Houston then gave the song a second life in 1992 for the movie, "The Bodyguard." Houston’s version spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and it’s that version that Levine said Weston shouldn’t try to match.
“I am not trying (to be Whitney). It is just it is my head,” Weston said in a video clip from last week’s practice session. “I am just trying to be Casey and sing the way I know how to sing.”
Weston certainly stuck to her roots wearing cowboy boots, a flowing white dress and belting out a Parton-esque, perfectly-pitched, twangy version of the song for the live performance. Weston, who ditched her guitar for the performance, said she felt the song, thinking about her only high school romance.
“I am only 18 but I have been in love once,” Weston said.
Blake Shelton, another celebrity coach on the show, said he knows Levine is hard on Weston but it’s working to make her better.
“I am never expecting you to blow be away but you do every time,” Shelton said about her performance Tuesday night.
Weston admitted that Levine does push her but she is not afraid to push back.
“I always fight him because I am an opinionated girl. It is normal. Right Christina?” said Weston asking celebrity coach Christina Aguilera for reassurance. “He is so smart and he knows exactly what to do and I trust him 100 percent.
Levine said he appreciates Weston’s spunk.
"We definitely battle," Levine said to Weston. "I want you to have your own opinion. I want you to know who you want to be because tonight proves our arguments pay off.”