The Top 8 was cut down to a Final 4 in Tuesday’s live elimination episode of the hit NBC series “The Voice.” Coach Adam Levine entered the night with his entire team of three intact, while Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus each had two. Blake Shelton was down to his last artist, Sundance Head, who our writer Denton Davidson deemed the performance of the night on Monday (link below).
Host Carson Daly kicked off the show by announcing the first safe finalist, Billy Gilman from Team Adam. One Republic then took the stage to perform their new single “Let’s Hurt Tonight,” followed by a surprise tour of the “Hairspray Live!” set for the semifinalists hosted by cast member Jennifer Hudson. The next artist to move on to the finals was Head.
Last season’s finalist Hannah Huston then returned to the show to debut her own new single, “I Alone Have Loved You” just before Daly announced the third artist to advance, We` McDonald from Team Alicia. With three artists now safe, Blake took the stage to perform his single “A Guy with a Girl,” after which Daly announced that Ali Caldwell, Josh Gallagher and Christian Cuevas would perform live for the final instant save of the season, effectively eliminating both Brendan Fletcher and Aaron Gibson.
Up first to sing for the save was Cuevas taking on “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” followed by Caldwell with “Sledgehammer,” and rounded out by Gallagher’s rendition of “I Drive Your Truck.” The audience voted via Twitter hashtags during the final commercial break and at the close of voting Gallagher was instantly saved with what appeared to be 44% of the votes, advancing him to the finale and sending the others home. The Final 4 for next Monday’s championship round is Gilman, Head, McDonald and Gallagher. Team Miley is finished for Season 11.
The majority of votes are cast each week via social media, phone calls and ‘The Voice” app, but the only method we can track is iTunes sales. For this reason, it is interesting to note how each artist is performing on the charts. Below is where each artist landed on iTunes when voting closed at noon ET on Tuesday. The symbols next to their names indicate if they moved up, down or remained the same within the competition since last week. Gilmany lead the pack for the first time this season while also notching his first #1 while Head slipped to second after being the show’s iTunes leader for two weeks in a row. Gallagher cracked the top 10 and earned the 5x multiplier bonus for the first time, and Cuevas gained two spots on the chart after topping out at #7 last week. Keep these figures in mind when making your predictions for next week’s finale and who you think will be the ultimate winner of “The Voice” Season 11.
(↑) Billy Gilman (Team Adam) – #1 on iTunes, “I Surrender”
(↓) Sundance Head (Team Blake) – #2 on iTunes, “Love Can Build a Bridge”
(↑) Josh Gallagher (Team Adam) – #3 on iTunes, “Danny’s Song”
(↑) Christian Cuevas (Team Alicia) – #5 on iTunes, “To Worship You I Live (Away)”
(↓) Brendan Fletcher (Team Adam) – #11 on iTunes, “Angel”
(↓) We` McDonald (Team Alicia) – #12 on iTunes, “Scars to Your Beautiful”
(↓) Ali Caldwell (Team Miley) – #15 on iTunes, “I Will Always Love You”
(↑) Aaron Gibson (Team Miley) – #76 on iTunes, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”
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