The Voice Recap: Toneisha Harris Earns Instant Save, Rounds Out Top Five

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The Voice Recap: Toneisha Harris Earns Instant Save, Rounds Out Top Five
THE VOICE -- "Live Top 9 Results" Episode 1812AB-- Pictured in this screen grab: Toneisha Harris -- (Photo by: NBC)

There’s just one week of competition left for season 18 of NBC’s The Voice and that means another set of deep cuts took place during the live semi-final rounds on May 12 taking the Top 9 down to the Top 5. The heat is off of coaches Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, John Legend and Blake Shelton to make those heartbreaking decisions since America has taken over the voting, but it was on host Carson Daly since he announced the names of the Top 5.

But before all of that, Carson checked in with coaches – Blake from Oklahoma, Kelly from Montana and John and Nick from Los Angeles and John reminded everyone, “Either way they have a chance and if they don’t get voted through at the beginning, they have another chance to impress America.”

In fact, the top vote-getter from each team automatically advanced to the finale, then the remaining contestants competed for the final spot in the Top 5.

First, the Top 4:

Team Kelly

MEGAN DANIELLE (17) – Douglasville, Georgia

MICAH IVERSON (25) – Tokyo, Japan

America’s Pick: MICAH

Team Nick

ALLEGRA MILES (16) – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

THUNDERSTORM ARTIS (23) – Haleiwa, Hawaii

America’s Pick: THUNDERSTORM

Team Legend

CAMMWESS (21) – Blythewood, South Carolina

ZAN FISKUM (22) – Seattle, Washington

America’s Pick: CAMMWESS

Team Blake

JOANNA SERENKO (18) – St. Louis, Missouri

TODD TILGHMAN (41) – Meridian, Mississippi

TONEISHA HARRIS (44) – Roswell, Georgia

America’s Pick: TODD

As the remaining Voice contestants prepared for their Instant Save performance, Carson shared a clip from the coach’s weekly “happy hour.”


  • Performed “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Kelly promised Megan that, no matter the results, she will help her further her career.


  • Performed “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

Nick was busting with pride and told Allegra, “You really knocked it out of the park.”

ZAN FISKUM (Team Legend)

  • Performed “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga

John, once again, credited Zan’s willingness to take musical risks for continuing to advance her in the competition and her career.


  • Performed “Unaware” by Allen Stone

Blake reminded Joanna that she was the contestant that both the coaches and America refused to send home. He also said, “About the time we think we’ve heard everything you can do as a vocalist, you do what you just did,” referring to her dynamic performance.


  • Performed “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton

Kelly lost her mind when Toneisha hit her whistle notes and Blake was astonished that he didn’t know she could do that.

And the final contestant in the Top 5 is: TONEISHA HARRIS.

With that, the Top 5 advance to next week’s finale.

Since The Voice live rounds have taken on a new appearance due to safe social distancing, it is uncertain what this year’s finale will look like, but the remote performances have showcased an abundance of talent and there’s no reason to think that the final show will deliver anything less.