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:
MEGAN DANIELLE (17) – Douglasville, Georgia
MICAH IVERSON (25) – Tokyo, Japan
America’s Pick: MICAH
ALLEGRA MILES (16) – St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
THUNDERSTORM ARTIS (23) – Haleiwa, Hawaii
America’s Pick: THUNDERSTORM
CAMMWESS (21) – Blythewood, South Carolina
ZAN FISKUM (22) – Seattle, Washington
America’s Pick: CAMMWESS
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.”
MEGAN DANIELLE (Team Kelly)
- Performed “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kelly promised Megan that, no matter the results, she will help her further her career.
ALLEGRA MILES (Team Nick)
- 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.
JOANNA SERENKO (Team Blake)
- 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.
TONEISHA HARRIS (Team Blake)
- 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.