Is a long-standing “The Voice” curse about to be broken? If Blake Shelton‘s country singer Ian Flanigan ends up winning Season 19 during next week’s finale, he’ll make history as the first artist to prevail who was previously saved by Twitter. Since the instant save twist was first created in Season 6, no recipient has ever gone on to win “The Voice.” Britton Buchanan (Season 14) and Toneisha Harris (Season 18) came closest by each placing second behind their winners, but all of the other times the saved artist finished last in their respective finales.
According to Gold Derby predictions, Ian is predicted to come in third place after earning the final instant save of the year. This 30-year-old Saugerties, New York native has 54/1 odds to win Season 19, compared to 11/4 odds for front-runner Carter Rubin (Team Gwen Stefani) and 30/1 odds for Desz (Team Kelly Clarkson). Rounding out the group of finalists, Jim Ranger (Team Blake) is in fourth place with 54/1 odds, followed by John Holiday (Team John Legend) in fifth place with 100/1 odds.
Ian belted out “Angel” during Monday’s performance show but ended up losing the audience vote to teammate Jim. For his “save me” song, Ian took on “Anymore” and ended up winning the instant save over Ben Allen, Cami Clune, Bailey Rae and Tamara Jade. From this group, viewers say Tamara was most “robbed” of a spot in the finale.
Here’s a look back at how all of the previous instant save/wild card recipients faced in their season finales:
Season 6: Christina Grimmie (Team Adam Levine) finished in third place behind winner Josh Kaufman (Team Usher) and runner-up Jake Worthington (Team Blake).
Season 7: Damien Lawson (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind winner Craig Wayne Boyd (Team Blake), runner-up Matt McAndrew (Team Adam) and Chris Jamison (Team Adam)
Season 8: Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell Williams) finished in fourth place behind winner Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell), runner-up Meghan Linsey (Team Blake) and Joshua Davis (Team Adam).
Season 9: Jeffery Austin (Team Gwen Stefani) finished in fourth place behind winner Jordan Smith (Team Adam), runner-up Emily Ann Roberts (Team Blake) and Barrett Baber (Team Blake).
Season 10: Laith Al-Saadi (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind winner Alisan Porter (Team Christina Aguilera), runner-up Adam Wakefield (Team Blake) and Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell).
Season 11: Josh Gallagher (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind winner Sundance Head (Team Blake), runner-up Billy Gilman (Team Adam) and We’ McDonald (Team Alicia).
Season 12: Jesse Larson (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind winner Chris Blue (Team Alicia), runner-up Lauren Duski (Team Blake) and Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake).
Season 13: Red Marlow (Team Blake) finished in fourth place behind winner Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake), runner-up Addison Agen (Team Adam) and Brooke Simpson (Team Miley Cyrus).
Season 14: Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) was the runner-up to Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly Clarkson); third and fourth place were Kyla Jade (Team Blake) and Spensha Baker (Team Blake).
Season 15: Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer Hudson) finished in fourth place behind winner Chevel Shepherd (Team Kelly), runner-up Chris Kroeze (Team Blake) and Kirk Jay (Team Blake).
Season 16: Andrew Sevener (Team Blake) finished in fourth place behind winner Maelyn Jarmon (Team Legend), runner-up Gyth Rigdon (Team Blake) and Dexter Roberts (Team Blake).
Season 17: Rose Short (Team Gwen) finished in fourth place behind winner Jake Hoot (Team Kelly), runner-up Ricky Duran (Team Blake) and Katie Kadan (Team Legend).
Season 18: Toneisha Harris (Team Blake) was the runner-up to Todd Tilghman (Team Blake); third, fourth and fifth place were Thunderstorm Artis (Team Nick Jonas), CammWess (Team Legend) and Micah Iverson (Team Kelly).
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