'The Voice' season 14, episode 18 recap and performances

"The Voice" season 14 is now down to 11 artists. The NBC singing competition eliminated one singer on Tuesday, while also featuring group performances by Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson's teams. Was it Kelly, Blake, Adam Levine or Alicia Keys who had the season's first eliminated artist? Here are the highlights music fans need to know from Tuesday's episode:

1) The elimination

"Voice" viewers weren't as impressed with D.R. King as we were on Monday night. King was one of the two artists up for elimination, along with Team Adam's Rayshunn LaMarr. Both had to perform again in hopes of scoring the Twitter Instant Save; you can watch their Instant Save performances here and here, and then play the video above to find out which of them Twitter users opted to keep and who went home. Now the question will be if the saved artist will learn from their brush with elimination, or wind up on the chopping block next week? "Voice" history leans toward the latter.

2) First group performances

The live results shows always have to fill some time, so there are always group performances to be had. This week, it was Team Blake and Team Kelly who got to perform with their respective coaches. You can watch Team Blake's performance by clicking the link above but we're partial to Team Kelly's cover of "Don't Take The Money" because they seemed to be having way too much fun. Then again, with Kelly Clarkson as your coach, how can you not have fun? Props to both teams for covering songs that were different from anything else we've heard this season, and making these performances as entertaining as they're supposed to be.

3) NBC's cross-promotion

Another common feature of "The Voice" live shows is NBC using them to promote the network's other programs. That started early on Tuesday with a performance by the cast of "Rise", the musical theater drama that airs after "The Voice" on Tuesdays. You can watch it by clicking the link above. There's a certain degree of tie-in since both shows are about music, but it didn't quite mesh with the rest of the show. Adam Levine and Maroon 5 also performed their latest single "Wait" but NBC did not make that performance available for online viewing.

"The Voice" airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC. "Voice" fans can get tickets to see Adam Levine and Maroon 5 live at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Miss. now through AXS. Tickets start at just $46.50, and don't forget to check out the AXS Premium ticket options for even better seats; get your tickets now here. :