On Tuesday’s edition of “The Voice,” the middle three vote getters among the Top 8 artists were Andrew Sevener from Team Blake Shelton, Shawn Sounds from Team John Legend and Kelly Clarkson‘s last act, Rod Stokes. Each had to sing one more song to try and send enough viewers to Twitter to earn the Instant Save.
While Andrew won with the social media crowd, other fans of the show were less enthusiastic and said he didn’t deserve to move forward in the competition. By a margin of 54% to 46%, “The Voice” viewers preferred the performance by one of the other two contenders for the last slot in the Top 4.
Shawn garnered 39% support while Rod racked up 15% of the total tally as of this writing. Perhaps the fact that Andrew sang first helped him in the public vote.
Those watching the show live in the Eastern and Central time zones knew when to take to Twitter. Fans of the three artists in the rest of the country had to rely on social media if they wanted to back their favorite, albeit without having seen the performances.
A plurality of viewers thought Andrew really connected with the lyrics of his save song: the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Simple Man,” which launched the band back in 1973. But almost as many thought that Shawn stood out with his rollicking version of the Bruno Mars #1 hit, “That’s What I Like.” Rod was an also-ran for his rendition of “Brother,” a 2015 chart-topper for Christian rock band Needtobreathe.
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