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Temecula Teen Eliminated From NBC's 'The Voice'

Xenia Martinez, a 16-year-old Temecula high school student, was voted off NBC's popular singing competition show 'The Voice' on Wednesday.

A Temecula teen was voted off the NBC singing competition show “The Voice” Wednesday.

Xenia Martinez, a 16-year-old aspiring musician attending Great Oak High School, was eliminated from the semi-final round of the show after viewers chose a competitor over her.

Xenia performed a spirited rendition of the Phil Collins song I’m Not Moving on Tuesday night, and her coach on the show, country star Blake Shelton, gave her equal marks compared to her rival, contestant Dia Frampton.

To watch her performance, click here.

A look of shock crossed Xenia’s face when the in-studio crowd screamed and viewer voting tallies flashed up on the screen, showing Dia ahead by just six points.

“That’s a superstar right there,” Shelton said after hugging Xenia as she left the stage.

“Oh my goodness! I could not be happier and PROUD of you,” Xenia posted on Twitter after the show, referring to her competitor. “You are beautiful and you deserve it all. I love you Dia!”

In a video statement released before the show, Xenia thanked her coach and reflected on the time she’d spent working on the show.

“You've helped me grow as a performer and a singer, and helped me find another side of me I didn't think was actually there,” she said to Shelton.

Xenia, one of five children in her family, was competing for a recording contract and the honor of being named “The Voice.” Before she started the competition, her friends didn't know she could sing, according to her online profile.

Linda June 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Seriously? Brad Paisley has nothing to do with the Voice. Xenia does not sign she is a vocalist.
David Leonard June 25, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Thanks for the input Linda. We've got it all cleared up.
Andy Eddy June 25, 2011 at 01:25 AM
You have one other mistake: The song wasn't Phil Collins' "I'm Not Moving," but "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script.
Robert Keith Blair June 25, 2011 at 01:39 AM
He obviously wrote the article from someone elses notes or with little to no research. I'm almost 50 and I knew the song was by "the Script".
Andy Eddy June 25, 2011 at 02:04 AM
Now that I think about it (and I don't have the video near me to check), I don't remember a "look of shock." I think she was pretty emotionally level throughout the whole competition, and losing to Dia didn't seem like a devastating or even shocking thing to her. She and Dia looked like they bonded well as teammates, and supported each other heavily. (And I'm 53, Robert, so I'm with you...hehe.)
Sherry Troutman June 25, 2011 at 06:22 AM
I think she should have won. I love her voice and wanted to see her continue on to the finals. Dia is very good, but she sounds like many talented singers. Xenia's voice is unique and very soothing for me. I appreciated her shyness and thought it was wonderful how Blake Shelton did all he could to increase her confidence. He seemed so honest and genuine...so refreshing! I think he really believes in her talent and I will always remember him telling her..."I'll be driving around in my truck, listening to my radio, and I'll hear Xenia...and Iwill be able to say. I knew her when..." How great was that?
Tracy June 25, 2011 at 08:40 AM
106 - 94 = 12, not 6
Tracy June 25, 2011 at 08:51 AM
Xenia will have a bigger career. Anybody remembering those who did not win American Idol? Their biggest successful winner was Carrie Underwood but look at Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson. Anyone remember Blake's own wife Miranda Lambert competing on Nashville Star and losing to Buddy Jewel? This isn't meant to diss Dia in any way, she is talented but her voice is not as unique as Xenia's. I expect Blake to make sure they both make it in the industry. He's just that kind of guy. My favorite part of the entire show was seeing him take them to his concert & have them perform with him on stage. Now that's a class act move. Love you Blake Shelton!
dennis July 03, 2011 at 01:39 AM
Xenia voice is powerful and can send chills down your spine...her voice is so melodic! and with a professional to guide her natural talents, i believe she can be the category with the like of Sade ..smooth voice....She is awesome...and her voice is mature beyond her years...she will make it one day....as Blake had vouched earlier.
dennis July 03, 2011 at 01:51 AM
Xenia voice is powerful and can send chills down your spine...her voice is so melodic! and with a professional to guide her natural talents, i believe she can be the category with the like of Sade ..smooth voice....She is awesome...and her voice is mature beyond her years...she will make it one day....as Blake had vouched earlier. Yes, Tracy, Blake seems the kind of guy that will help them to reach their potential, a side track goal he seemed to have his heart on in helping them succeed and with Miranda blessing, I am expecting to hear from the Dia and Xenia more in the music industry, in fact, I will attend the voice tour in Los Angeles on the 27th...enjoy you should go......

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