'The Voice' live blog: The live shows begin with the Top 16

Well, "Voice" fans, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: The live shows. With last week's knockout rounds whittling the playing field down to the Top 16, it's time to see what coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher have done to prepare their artists. Who will rise to the top and who will flounder? Adam's first artist to hit the stage is Amber Carrington, performing Rihanna's "Stay." It's really exciting to see Amber step outside her comfort zone. She sounds really terrific on the moody ballad. There's still a taste of her twang present in the vocal, but it was really wise to switch it up and show America that she's not just about country."Normally it would suck to be the first artist to sing in a live show," Blake says. "I gotta say it's gonna suck to sing after that." Solid start to the season, indeed.Christina Milian in the fancy new...



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