The first live results show of “The Voice” Season 21 aired on Tuesday night, with a whopping eight of the Top 20 artists being eliminated. Here’s how it worked. Two artists from each coach’s team made it through to the Top 13 based on America’s overnight votes, and then a third person advanced as their coach’s pick. Finally, a live instant save resulted in one last person getting the green light.
Below, read our minute-by-minute “The Voice” recap of Season 21, Episode 15 to find out what happened Tuesday, November 9 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 and who you think will ultimately join “The Voice” winners list for this Fall 2021 installment. Carson Daly hosts the Emmy-winning program. Here are the current team breakdowns:
TEAM KELLY: Girl Named Tom, Gymani, Hailey Mia, Katie Rae, Jeremy Rosado
TEAM LEGEND: Samuel Harness, Jershika Maple, Shadale, Joshua Vacanti, David Vogel
TEAM ARIANA: Jim & Sasha Allen, Bella DeNapoli, Holly Forbes, Ryleigh Plank, Raquel Trinidad
TEAM BLAKE: Peedy Chavis, Libianca, Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, Paris Winningham
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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘The Voice’!” In the 14th episode, all 20 artists sang their hearts out on the big stage. Team Kelly Clarkson kicked things off, followed by Team John Legend, then Team Ariana Grande (on her first live show appearance ever) and finally Team Blake Shelton. America voted overnight, and now we’re about to see a bloodbath as eight artists will go home within the hour. Let’s see how it all plays out.
8:02 p.m. – Team Kelly took the stage first to hear their first set of results for the night. The two artists that received the most votes and advance straight to the Top 13 are Girl Named Tom and Jeremy Rosado. That left Kelly with the tough decision of choosing one of the remaining three to save and she went with the one that’s been with her the whole season, Gymani.
8:08 p.m. – Next up was Team Legend. Of John’s five artists, the two that were saved by America’s vote to enter the Top 13 are Jershika Maple and Joshua Vacanti. From the remaining three, the one that John selected for the save is Shadale.
8:11 p.m. – On Team Ariana, the two with the most votes and automatically in the top 13 are Jim & Sasha Allen and Holly Forbes. An emotional Ariana was forced to choose just one of her remaining three for her save and she picked Ryleigh Plank.
8:19 p.m. – The last set of initial results was for Team Blake. The two to go straight to the Top 13 are Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham. Blake’s choice for his save is Lana Scott based on the country lane being wide open.
8:22 p.m. – Next, Carson brought out the remaining two artists from each team to reveal which of them received the most votes and became eligible to sing for the Instant Save for the Wild Card spot. From Team Kelly it was Hailey Mia, from Team Legend it was Samuel Harness, from Team Ariana it was Bella DeNapoli, and from Team Blake it was Peedy Chavis.
8:26 p.m. – And from the four Comeback choices that the coaches made, Carson revealed that Ariana’s Vaughn Mugol was selected by the audience to compete with the other four for the Wild Card spot.
8:31 p.m. – In their performances for the Instant Save, the artists sang: Samuel – “Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi, Bella – “Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina Aguilera. John told Samuel he had power, clarity and a sense of urgency in his performance and delivered his best of the season so far. Ariana urged her followers to “get busy for Bella” and that she’s been a big fan of her from the very beginning.
8:42 p.m. – The remaining three Instant Save performances were: Peedy – “Stranger in My House” by Ronnie Milsap, Hailey – “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri, Vaughn – “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith. Blake said he has confidence in Peedy every time he takes the stage and that he’s great at what he does. Kelly was mindblown by Hailey’s performance, emphasizing that she’s only 14 years old and was soulful and on key in a way someone of her age shouldn’t be capable of. Ariana said Vaughn has never sounded better and that he was stunning, moving and beautiful tonight.
8:57 p.m. – After five minutes of voting for the Instant Save on Twitter and through the mobile app, Carson revealed that the artist joining the Top 13 in the Wild Card spot is Hailey!
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