For the first time during this season of The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), two contestants were eliminated from the bottom three during a live show. That means there was the chance that coaches Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Adam Levine could lose two singers in one night. Way harsh.
Elimination night means saying goodbye to some Voice favourites, but it also means getting to see some impressive performers. Sure, there must be some time killing, but seeing bands like Portugal the Man without having to watch a three hour awards show is pretty sweet. We should be sick of “Feel It All” by now, but we’re just not. It’s so catchy!
We also saw a performance from Season 4 winner Danielle Bradberry, who personified the problem we’ve always had with The Voice. The show produces incredible singers, but then we don’t hear from them again. It’s something that American Idol has overcome from Season 1, but producing a hit artist has largely eluded The Voice. Hopefully that will change this season.
The biggest surprise of the night seemed to come at the halfway point when Adam Cunningham was announced as safe after being in the bottom two and winning the Instant Save twice. We’d like to say it was a good surprise. We’re sure it was good for Adam. He seems like a nice guy and has a good voice, but last week we said goodbye to the incredible Janice Freeman and we’re not over it yet.
Host Carson Daly began revealing the fate of each singer early in the night, announcing the safe singers in groups of two before revealing the final safe seventh singer as Red Marlow.
- First Round of Safe Singers: Brooke Simpson (Team Miley) and Addison Agen (Team Adam)
- Second Round of Safe Singers: Keisha Renee (Team Blake) and Noah Mac (Team J Hud)
- Third Round of Safe Singers: Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake) and Adam Cunningham (Team Adam)
- Fourth Round of Safe Singers: Red Marlow (Team Blake)
The biggest surprise unfortunately came later when the bottom three were announced. How, how, how are we watching a bottom three that includes Davon Flemming and not Adam Cunningham or Red Marlow? We’re at the point in the competition where profanities are being screamed at the TV (at least in our living room) and tonight was a loud one.
The bottom three included Ashland Craft, Shi’Ann Jones and Davon Flemming (ugh, we just can’t).
Ashland showed her softer side by performing Keith Urban’s “Tonight I Wanna Cry.” She brought some emotion, but the performance felt a bit rushed and wasn’t as soft as we would have liked for a performance that was intended to show a side of Ashland we hadn’t seen.
Young Shi’Ann went back to her old roots to perform Etta James’ “At Last” and showed off why having a deep voice when you’re a kid can result in an incredible singing voice later on in life.
Our beloved and hugely talented Davon performed “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin because he’s a man living in a woman’s world and slaying female singers and omg why are we talking about Davon in the bottom three I can’t. Full stop.
Thankfully, Davon was saved this week, but people, we can’t deal with this kind of stress next week. Don’t boo, vote!