"The Voice" trimmed its field for the semifinals on Tuesday, eliminating not one but two singers from the NBC singing competition with just two weeks left to go in "The Voice" season 14. Who didn't make it, and which familiar face was saved by social media? Here are the highlights music fans need to know from Tuesday's episode:
It was Christiana Danielle, Jackie Verna, and Rayshun LaMarr who found themselves in the bottom three based on America's votes after Monday's performance episode. If the last name sounds familiar, it should: he was also up for elimination in the very first Instant Save round on April 24. Once again, social media came to Rayshun's rescue as Twitter users voted to keep him in the competition for another week. You can watch the Instant Save moment by playing the video at the top of this article. For someone who only turned two chairs in his blind audition, Rayshun has developed quite a few fans on Twitter. But why aren't they voting for him before he's on the chopping block?
This was not a good week for Adam Levine. WIth the elimination of Jackie Verna (whose Instant Save performance you can watch by clicking the link above), he's down to only one artist on his team with two weeks to go. And that artist is Rayshun, whose support seems to come and go based on the two times he's been up to be eliminated. It certainly doesn't look like Team Adam will be picking up another "Voice" victory this season, despite having some talented artists and Adam's usual strong coaching efforts. He hasn't had a win since "The Voice" season 9, though he did have the runner-up in seasons 11 and 13.
3) Another Blake season?
This brings us to Adam's frenemy Blake Shelton. Once again, the winningest coach on "The Voice" has all of his artists still remaining; none of them have even been eligible for elimination. Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys each have two singers left, while Adam has only one. No "Voice" fan would deny that Blake is the show's most popular coach, and since there will be four finalists, he's pretty much guaranteed to have someone in this season's finale unless something freakish happens. Is the show falling back into its old pattern of a Shelton-dominated competition? And will that predictability turn off music fans? We'll have to see how things turn out, but right now Team Blake is in the driver's seat yet again.
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