Last night on “The Voice,” the Top 17 artists gave it their all on the stage in the first live episode of Season 19. America voted overnight for their favorite artists, and by the end of Tuesday’s results show the Top 9 would be revealed. That’s right — a whopping eight contestants were about to be eliminated on live television. Talk about a bloodbath! Here’s how it works: the four highest-voted singers from each team will immediately sail through, and then each of the four coaches (Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and John Legend) will then get to choose one person to advance. That leaves the ninth artist in America’s hands via the Twitter instant save. Here’s a closer look at each coach’s roster at the top of the show:
Team Kelly: Desz, Madeline Consoer, Tanner Gomes, Cami Clune
Team Gwen: Carter Rubin, Payge Turner, Joseph Soul, Ben Allen
Team Blake: Ian Flanigan, Jim Ranger, Worth the Wait, Sid Kingsley, Taryn Papa
Team Legend: Bailey Rae, John Holiday, Tamara Jade, Chloé Hogan
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Voice” recap of Season 19, Episode 13 to find out what happened Tuesday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite artists on NBC’s long-running reality TV show, which coach you’re rooting for this season and who you think will ultimately join “The Voice” winners list.
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8:00 p.m. — “Previously on ‘The Voice’!” In the 12th episode, host Carson Daly shocked America when he said Ryan Gallagher of Team Kelly had to “exit the competition.” Ryan had been a strong contender to win the four-way knockout, which ended up going to Taryn Papa instead. All 17 artists then performed live for America’s votes, with Team Kelly kicking things off, followed by Team Gwen, Team Blake and Team Legend. Now that the fun part of the week is over, it’s time for the drama as eight of these talented crooners are about to be sent home. Let’s go!
8:10 p.m. — The first results of the night will come from Team Kelly. The artist who received the most votes and was saved by America is Desz! She will be the first to move on to the Top 9 representing Team Kelly. Now Kelly has the grueling task of choosing which of her remaining three artists she will save. She decided to go with Cami Clune, since there aren’t many other singers in her “lane” this season. We will find out later in the episode if Madeline Consoer or Tanner Gomes will compete for the instant save.
8:15 p.m. — Team Gwen is next to hear some results. The artist saved by America with the most votes is Carter Rubin! The artist Gwen chooses to advance is her country singer, Ben Allen. Payge or Joseph will have an opportunity to sing for the instant save later tonight.
8:20 p.m. — On to Team Blake. America has saved Ian Flannigan as Team Blake’s top contender! Now Blake has a cluster of artists to choose from, but he decides his best bet is Jim Ranger. Will Worth the Wait, Sid Kingsley or Taryn Papa compete for the wildcard spot?
8:25 p.m. — The results for Team Legend are last. The artist America saved with the most votes is John Holiday! Only one can be saved by their coach now and that artist is Tamara Jade. Bailey Rae or Chloé Hogan will sing for the instant save.
8:30 p.m. — It’s now time to find out who will perform in tonight’s wildcard instant save. They are Tanner Gomes from Team Kelly, Payge Turner from Team Gwen, Worth the Wait from Team Blake and Bailey Rae from Team Legend. The performances are up next! Only one will take that wildcard spot.
8:37 p.m. — Singing “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” for the wildcard instant save is Worth the Wait. They sound best as a harmony and they’re still putting Mom and the older sister up for solos, which I think is a mistake. The younger sister is always the strongest lead and I think they’re better served with the other two providing those tight harmonies. This was a nice performance, but they didn’t knock it out of the park. The good news is that they have the power of Blake behind them.
8:41 p.m. — Next is Payge Turner for Team Gwen singing “Diamonds.” She has a great presence on stage and always provides interesting arrangements. I’m not sure if this vocal is strong enough to stand out in such a crucial moment, but we’ll find out. It was very understated.
8:48 p.m. — Singing “Picking Wild Flowers” to join the Top 9 is Tanner Gomes from Team Kelly. He has a lot of confidence on stage and it’s nice to see him cut loose. The guy has charisma, he’s just not the best country vocalist this season. This might be enough to move him forward though!
8:51 p.m. — Last to compete is Bailey Rae from Team Legend singing “Never Again, Again.” She delivers a solid, heartfelt country ballad. It is actually one of the best vocals I’ve heard from her this season. This could be a tight vote! I’m realizing as I watch this that three of the artists competing for the wildcard spot are in the country genre. Could they split the vote and make it a clear path forward for Payge? I can’t wait to see how this plays out.
8:59 p.m. — The winner of the wildcard instant save is Bailey Rae! That honestly shocked me, but congratulations to her. I do think she gave her best performance tonight. That completes the Top 9! Team Legend will have three contestants moving forward while the other teams will be represented by two artists.
Top 9: Desz and Cami Clune (Team Kelly), Carter Rubin and Ben Allen (Team Gwen), Ian Flannigan and Jim Ranger (Team Blake), John Holiday, Tamara Jade, and Bailey Rae (Team Legend)
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