On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice (Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2), the eight semifinalists were narrowed down to the final four, with coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani all earning a spot in next week’s finale. Singers Katie Kadan (Team Legend), Ricky Duran (Team Blake), Jake Hoot (Team Kelly) and lone Team Gwen member Rose Short were announced as this season’s finalists, with the fourth sudden elimination spot not going as most would have anticipated. Rose singing for her spot? It appears many voters missed Rose’s performance during Monday’s episode. And every other episode this season.
ROSE SHORT – TEAM GWEN
Of course, Rose Short did earn the fourth and final position in next week’s finale, but the fact that she was forced to even entertain the possibility of a sudden death elimination was enough for a table-flip moment. (It’s a TV show, so viewers could at least flip their coffee tables.) Rose unleashed yet another perfect performance with her rendition of “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman,” which had all four coaches on their feet and Gwen in tears for the second night in a row. “Obviously, America, that was ridiculous. There is no question that you are the most talented human being I’ve been around,” said Gwen following Rose’s singing. “That was magical.” Rose may have confronted the fact that she could be leaving the show this week, but thankfully viewers were not willing to let her go.
HELLO SUNDAY – TEAM KELLY
There’s no denying that Hello Sunday are outrageously talented. Let’s get that out of the way. The 14-year-old singers took on Sia’s “Chandelier,” a song that is difficult regardless of age. But of course, age must be discussed. It’s been the main focal point of the group all season, which should be surprising considering Myla and Chelsea are the first duo to make it this far in the competition. Their coach Kelly Clarkson has continually brought up Hello Sunday’s age after each performance and Tuesday night was no exception. While Kelly noted that Hello Sunday sound good for any age, which is true, they’re still not at the same level in terms of consistency as Katie, Jake, Ricky, and Rose. Their age is a factor. In 10 years, Hello Sunday can win The Voice.
KAT HAMMOCK – TEAM BLAKE
Kat Hammock has had one of the most surprising rides this season, with the 19-year-old singer finding her biggest fan in her coach. While Hammock has never appeared comfortable in the spotlight and has admitted that she didn’t see music as a future, she’s continued to easily move through each stage of the competition. Her whisper-sweet singing voice is unique, but it hasn’t quite cemented itself in its own sound and space. Thankfully, Coach Blake Shelton is in it for the long haul and will hopefully help Kat cultivate her sound, telling the singer “You’ve got a record to make no matter what happens tonight. Your journey with me, as long as you’re okay with it, hasn’t ended no matter what.” Kat Hammock’s debut album, TBA.
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2.