The second live elimination on Season 11 of “The Voice” took place Tuesday evening, and it was Team Miley Cyrus that was narrowed from three artists to two after both Darby Walker and Aaron Gibson were named as the week’s bottom two. Alicia Keys and her two remaining artists felt the comfort of safety for the first time, joining the entire teams of Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in next week’s Top 10. Before Darby and Aaron sang for safety, season 13 winner Jordan Smith returned to the stage to sing “O Holy Night,” which viewers voted as the song from his new holiday album they’d most like to hear him perform.
First up to sing for the instant save was Darby, who toned down her flashy style to perform the tender Elton John love song “Your Song.” The judges applauded her individuality and encouraged her to always continue on in that spirit. Aaron brought out his guitar to sing the stripped down George Ezra track “Budapest.” Miley expressed disbelief that Aaron was once again in the bottom after throwing down one of the best performances on Monday’s live show. In the end Aaron saved himself once again, earning what appeared to be 73% of the live Twitter vote and Darby was eliminated.
On the other end of the spectrum, Team Blake’s Sundance Head became the first artist of the season to achieve the iTunes vote multiplying bonus after his song charted within the top 10 on the iTunes singles chart within the voting window. The studio rendition of his Alicia Keys cover “No One” peaked at #9 on the chart before voting closed at noon ET on Tuesday. Billy Gilman just missed the bonus peaking at #11 with his Adele cover of “All I Ask.” Here’s a full list of where each artist was charting at the close of voting on Tuesday afternoon:
Sundance Head (Team Blake) – #9 on iTunes, “No One”
Billy Gilman (Team Adam) – #11 on iTunes, “All I Ask”
We’ McDonald (Team Alicia) – #34 on iTunes, “Did I Ever Love You”
Aaron Gibson (Team Miley) – #39 on iTunes, “Hurt”
Brendan Fletcher (Team Adam) – #41 on iTunes, “The River”
Austin Allsup (Team Blake) – #44 on iTunes, “Turn the Page”
Darby Walker (Team Miley) – #45 on iTunes, “You Don’t Own Me”
Courtney Harrell (Team Blake) – #73 on iTunes, “What I Did for Love”
Josh Gallagher (Team Adam) – #79 on iTunes, “Drunk on Your Love”
Christian Cuevas (Team Alicia) – #114, “Rosanna”
Ali Caldwell (Team Miley) – #220, “9 to 5”