'The Voice Australia' Season 5 Coach Jessie J (RTX1E59O)
Singer Jessie J smiles before performing on ABC's Good Morning America Central Park stage in New York May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

“The Voice Australia” 2016 on Sunday announced its Top 12 on Nine. Four contestants went home during the second live telecast of Season 5. A week ago, the coaches picked four artists to stay in the competition. The public voted for a week and saved these eight artists (in the order of announcement): Andrew Loadsman, Lane Sinclair, Jack Pellow, Ellen Reed, Adam Ladell, Kim Sheehy, Tash Lockhart and Georgia Wiggins.

Host Sonia Kruger quickly got down to business after welcoming the coaches – Benji and Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Jessie J and Ronan Keating, who would debut his new single “Breathe” live on the show.

‘The Voice Australia’ 2016 Top 12 Team Madden Brothers: Andrew Loadsman, Lane Sinclair and Aaliyah Warren

Lexi Clark went home after the week-long public voting. She may be the stronger performer compared to teenager Aaliyah Warren (saved a week ago), but the Maddens felt they were not done with Aaliyah just yet.

Bricklayer Andrew Loadsman picked up the show with James Bay’s “Hold Back the River.” Coach Ronan said he showed “great composure” and “smashed” his second live number on the show.

The Maddens acknowledged Aaliyah, 17, should step up now that they could not save her again. Jessie J (her original coach) said Lauryn Hill’s “Killing Me Softly” is her “best everything” but she has to look and feel more comfortable on stage.

With David Bowie’s "Life on Mars," Lane Sinclair showed she was not ready to go home yet. Coach Delta said Lane was “intriguing” and she enjoyed her number. Coach Joel said this was the first time he felt some connection to her performance.

‘The Voice Australia’ 2016 Top 12 Team Jessie J: Jack Pellow, Ellen Reed and Mikaela Dean

Brianna Holm went home, without a hint of negative vibes. She seemed genuinely grateful for the entire experience.

First to perform from Team Jessie was Jack Pellow. He was good a week ago, but this week, he was even better with “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots. Also better this week was Ellen Reed with Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold.” However, in contrast to “The Voice US” Season 10 champ Alisan Porter, who also performed the song, Ellen seemed to have fallen short by a notch or two.

“If I go home, I have nobody to blame but myself,” Mikaela Dean told the producers for her pre-performance video. This was because Jessie took the back seat in planning out her take on “Finally” by CeCe Peniston. The result was a crowd favourite, based on audience engagement and loud cheers. Jessie was so proud to watch her grow as an artist with self-confidence on the show.

‘The Voice Australia’ 2016 Top 12 Team Delta Goodrem: Adam Ladell, Kim Sheehy and Alfie Arcuri

Elle Murphy went home in an emotional exit. She expressed her gratitude to Delta, who strongly showed she deserved her time on the show.

For Adam Ladell, 17, Delta chose “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. It was a great choice for Adam’s tone. All the coaches were on their feet in support of Adam who was clearly having fun on stage. It is always great to see Adam lose all signs of Tourette Syndrome when singing, but his strength is really the joy that he exudes when he’s on stage. Coach Ronan (his original coach) said he was amazed. Delta said Adam was the first to perform without showing some nerves (some would argue that it was Mikaela who truly picked up the show).

Kim Sheehy was not stellar with “Wild Things” by Alessia Cara, and Jessie J pointed out a few reasons why. Coach Delta said the learning never stops. In contrast, Alfie Arcuri, despite his lack of technical experience, was more compelling in his performance. His version of "Lay Me Down" by Sam Smith was smooth and impressive.

‘The Voice Australia’ 2016 Top 12 Team Ronan Keating: Tash Lockhart, Georgia Wiggins and Mitch Gardner

Emad Younan went home after an emotional journey that gave him the chance to honour the music of his late brother Jesse. Coach Ronan promised he would share his rehearsal video (for Bono and Emad’s fans), and he did exactly that. See his Instagram video below.

Tash Lockhart was a believable rising star in her performance of Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” While most contestants were visibly affected by nerves, Tash was one of the more relaxed and truly enjoyable artists on stage.

Georgia Wiggins, 16, seemed disconnected while singing Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” It may be too early for her to really take charge of her journey in the show and pick songs that would better expose her artistry.

Mitch Gardner was the last performer of the night. He tells a good story with his eyes and vocals, but he could do it better if he would be less afraid to open up and just be. His version of “Wasn't Expecting That” by Jamie Lawson started off shaky but from the middle toward the end, he locked in, and the audience was engaged.

Closing the show was Ronan Keating with his new single “Breathe.”

‘The Voice Australia 2016’ says goodbye to Emad Younan, here’s his version of Bono’s ‘One’ (rehearsal)

Here are some of the videos from Week 1 of The Voice AU 5 Live. They are some of the best contenders in this year’s competition. Will they make it to the Final Four?

WATCH: Jack Pellow from Team Jessie J

WATCH: Andrew Loadsman from Team Benji and Joel Madden
WATCH: Tash Lockhart from Ronan Keating (originally from Team Delta)
WATCH: Adam Ladell from Team Delta Goodrem (originally from Team Ronan)

The next episode of “The Voice Australia” will air on Sunday, June 26, on Nine. More videos are available on the show’s YouTube page here. The Veronicas will pitch in for the Maddens, who had earlier booked a Good Charlotte commitment in Europe.