On the May 8 live results show of “The Voice,” the bottom three vote getters among the Top 10 artists were, as we predicted, Christiana Danielle from Team Alicia Keys and both Rayshun LaMarr and Jackie Verna from Team Adam Levine. Each had to sing one more song to try and win votes cast by viewers via Twitter. LaMarr ended up winning the popular vote and avoided being eliminated. Was this the right decision? Vote in our poll below and sound off in the comments section.
Danielle was up first with the 1961 Ray Charles classic “Unchain My Heart.” As our live blogger Denton Davidson noted, “she shows off that delicious lower register of hers before breaking into the upbeat number.”
Verna then tackled the 1988 Randy Travis hit “I Told You So.” As Denton observes, “She hit a few bum notes but overall the song choice was brilliant and the fact that she burst into tears at the end should earn her a few sympathy votes.”
Finally, LaMarr took to the stage and made the 1973 Marvin Gaye standard “Let’s Get It On” his own. For Denton, “Nobody this season has more energy on stage than Rayshun and he’s continuing to torch his way through the season with this performance. Vocally, Rayshun shredded the song and definitely garnered the biggest reaction from the studio audience.”
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.
Do you think that LaMarr deserved the Instant Save more than Danielle or Verna? Vote in our poll below and sound off in the comments section.
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