It’s the semifinals on The Voice (season 13 finale on Monday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), and that means on Tuesday night we went from eight finalists to four. Thanks to Monday night’s incredible performances, all eight artists were in the Top 25 on iTunes this week, which means that this season has been stacked.
Coaches Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine looked as nervous as parents on recital night and we can relate. Why can’t we have more than one winner?!
Before announcing the final four we saw a handful of impressive performances, including X Ambassadors, Bebe Rehxa, Machine Gun Kelly and a really out of place roller skater performing their new song “Home.”
Coach J Hud also hit the stage to perform her new single “Burden Down,” which included the Oscar winner showing off her acting skills by pretending to play the piano. Miming aside, the soulful ballad was a stunner and easily one of our favourite Jennifer Hudson singles yet in her already impressive career.
Of course, the real point of Tuesday’s show wasn’t the performances but to find out the final four. Here’s how the gut wrenching announcements went.
First safe singer: Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake)
Second safe singer: Addison Agen (Team Adam)
Third safe singer: Brooke Simpson (Team Miley)
With the semi-finals, the five remaining singers are cut down to three immediately and get to move on, with a final chance to perform and earn the last final save. In what we can only describe as a soul-crushing blow, Davon Fleming and Keisha Renee were eliminated and Adam Cunningham made it through to the Instant Save round. Are we being dramatic? Not dramatic enough.
We get Noah Mac. We even understand Red Marlow because people love their country music. But Davon. DAVON. DA-VON. We have to keep saying it because it just doesn’t make sense. Why, why, why can’t we have nice things in 2017?
Okay, now onto the three performers that vied for the final Instant Save.
Singer: Red Marlow
Song: “Dixieland Delight,” The Alabama Band
We’ve always liked Red as a person, but we’ve just never been that thrilled with him as a performer. But he definitely fits into the country music scene like a cornbread in a picnic basket. #Redisms
Singer: Noah Mac
Song: “Sign of the Times,” Harry Styles
That Noah Mac is one smart cookie. He knows he’s got the heartthrob vote and he just doubled it by playing a Harry Styles song. Two heartthrobs in one song? Well played, Noah. Well played.
Singer: Adam Cunningham
Song: “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” Travis Ritt
Adam Levine calls Adam Cunningham ‘the story’ and says that he’s been through so much that he deserves to be in the Top 4 because he spent so much time in the bottom two. Sure, you could argue that, or you could argue that someone who has been in the bottom two that many times should be cut and make way for someone who has consistently performed well.
In what was a close race between the final three men, country singer Red Marlow won the Instant Save. Welp, we’re done. See you next Monday for the finale when we better see Brooke, Addison or Chloe as the winner.
Fourth safe singer: Red Marlow (Team Blake)