‘The Voice’ Recap: Final Four Revealed
The final four finalists of The Voice season 16 were announced live on NBC on Tuesday night.
Three of the top eight semifinalists were voted through by viewers after last night’s performances. The two bottom vote getters were eliminated, and the remaining three had to sing for the Instant Save. Blake Shelton had five artists heading into the evening; John Legend had two; Kelly Clarkson had one; and Adam Levine had no semifinalists.
Shelton opened the show with a performance of his song “God’s Country.” Carson Daly announced that Team Legend’s Maelyn Jarmon was the most streamed artist on Apple Music after Monday night’s performances. She also ended up being the first artist voted through to the finale.
Jarmon was joined by Team Blake’s Dexter Roberts, who was also voted into the final four.
The next artist through to the finale was Team Blake’s Gyth Rigdon. Team Blake’s season nine artist Emily Ann Roberts came back to the show to sing her new single “Someday Dream.”
The artists singing for the Instant Save were Team Legend’s Shawn Sounds, Team Kelly’s Rod Stokes and Team Blake’s Andrew Sevener. That left Team Blake’s Carter Lloyd Horne and Kim Cherry in the bottom, so they were automatically eliminated.
Sevener got the performances started with his rendition of “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. He delivered a solid rock vocal that was entertaining and energetic. He didn’t seem to let nerves get to him.
Sounds closed out the Instant Save performances with his take on “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars. It was a change of pace from his ballad last night, and the uptempo song let him work the crowd a bit and show off a different side of his undeniable performing abilities.
Viewers voted to save Sevener. Shelton will have three artists in the finale, and Legend will have one. Clarkson is now out of the running along with Levine.
The final four sing in the finale on NBC next week.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.