On Tuesday’s edition of “The Voice,” the bottom two vote getters among the Top 12 artists were Mark Isaiah from Team Adam Levine and Troy Ramey of Team Gwen Stefani. Each had to sing one more song to try and win votes cast by viewers via Twitter.
Ramey was up first and tackled the 1973 soul song “Drift Away,” which was a big hit for Dobie Gray back then. This tune has since been covered by a wide range of talents including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner. While Ramey did a good job, the song is not one that inspires passion in either the performer or the audience.
Isaiah, who had already shone as part of the Team Adam Levine tribute to the late Christina Grimmie, did himself proud with his rendition of Bruno Mars‘ 2013 Grammy-nominated ballad “When I Was Your Man.” He connected with the lyrics and the viewers and won the Instant Save.
Those watching the show live in the Eastern and Central time zones knew when to vote via Twitter. Fans of either artist in the rest of the country had to rely on social media if they wanted to weigh in with their pick, albeit without having seen the performances.
We asked if you thought that Isaiah deserved the Instant Save more than Ramey and a whopping 94% of you agreed that he did? If you haven’t voted yet, watch the two performances below and then cast your ballot in our poll. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Mark Isaiah: “When I Was Your Man”
Troy Ramey: “Drift Away”