"The Voice" season 13 aired its first live eliminations episode on Tuesday, revealing which one artist from the Top 12 would be cut from the NBC singing competition. Who went home, and who was saved at the literal last second thanks to Twitter? Here are the results and the highlights music fans will want to see from Tuesday's results show:
1) The results
The live Top 12 eliminations were not kind to Adam Levine. Both of the bottom two artists were from Team Adam, which has never happened during the first week of live shows in any previous season. Jon Mero performed "I Want You Back" for the Twitter Instant Save, while his teammate Adam Cunningham chose "Fortunate Son" in a battle of two totally different styles. Who did social media vote to keep in the competition? Play the video above to find out, but Team Adam is starting at an early and unexpected disadvantage this season.
However, Levine's squad also got the night's only bonus points, as Addison Agen's cover of "She Used To Be Mine" was the only single that reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Singles Chart.
2) The group performances
"The Voice" results shows also mean it's time for the series to fill up on guest performances, starting with team performances. Blake Shelton joined Team Blake for their group performance of "If It Will, It Will" and Jennifer Hudson partnered with Team Jennifer to cover "Let It Be", which may be one of the most covered songs in the history of this show.
The results were even more painful considering that Levine also took the "Voice" stage Tuesday as his band Maroon 5 performed their current single "What Lovers Do." NBC did not make that performance video available at press time, but music fans can catch Maroon 5 live at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Events Center for New Year's Eve on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Tickets are now on sale through AXS.
3) The "Pitch Perfect" mash-up
NBCUniversal has long used "The Voice" to cross-promote other properties, and that continued on Tuesday when the Top 12 helped promote the upcoming Universal Pictures sequel "Pitch Perfect 3." The contestants joined forces with cast members from the movie to perform a mash-up of the songs "Cups" and "Freedom! 90" that aired during the episode. It wasn't the best collaboration that's ever been on the "Voice" stage, but you can watch the full two and a half minute video here. There were also clips from last week's promotional concert, where the Top 12 performed at an event hosted by show sponsor Toyota, that are available here.
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.