"The Voice" had its first shocker of season 13 on Tuesday, when a frontrunner found themselves instead facing elimination from the NBC singing competition.Who was the unlucky "Voice" season 13 contestant who went home in "Live Top 11 Eliminations" and who lived to sing another day? Plus, the night was full of performances to keep the audience tuned in. Here's what music fans need to know from Tuesday's episode:
1) A contender is eliminated
Having another prime singing spot couldn't save Miley Cyrus's frontrunner Janice Freeman, who was eliminated on Tuesday after she didn't garner enough votes following her Monday night performance and then failed to earn the Twitter Instant Save. You can watch Freeman's elimination by playing the video above. Though "The Voice" was giving Freeman every opportunity for exposure, letting her sing first on Monday after having her close the two shows before that, America apparently had a different opinion and now Team Miley will have to pin its hopes for victory on someone else.
2) Adam Cunningham's miracle
The other person in the bottom two had been there before: it was Team Adam's Adam Cunningham, who received the Instant Save for the second week in a row after his Instant Save performance of "Amazed" swayed Twitter voters. On one hand, he deserves kudos because the Instant Save winner almost never escapes elimination two weeks in a row. On the other hand, Cunningham needs to put his head together with coach Adam Levine and figure out why he keeps ending up in the bottom two. He's on his third chance now, and he almost certainly won't get a fourth. And his elimination would leave Levine with just one artist on his team.
3) The rest of the team performances
Tuesday's results show also featured the two team performances that didn't happen last week. Team Adam joined forces with Levine to cover "Go Your Own Way" while Cyrus and her team performed "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" (perhaps in a nod to the fact that their lineup is entirely female). The former was more successful than the latter, but now we've seen all four teams perform with their coaches (you can watch Blake Shelton and Jennifer Hudson's performances with their teams here).
"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.