There’s a nice sound to the phrase Top 10, especially in a competition all about sound. But that didn’t make Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice” any less nerve-wracking, as America’s votes were tallied and the top 12 contestants were whittled into the top 10. (As always, spoilers incoming!)
There was plenty of singing first, of course. Pop superstar Nick Jonas — who was also a battle-round advisor for Team Xtina — opened the show with his hit song “Chains.”
After Jonas’ performance, host Carson Daly announced the first three contestants who are moving on to the Top 10: Kimberly Nichole (Team Xtina), Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell) and Meghan Linsey (Team Blake).
Blake Shelton took the stage with his team to perform Wilson Pickett’s Memphis R&B classic “In the Midnight Hour.”
Daly then announced the next trio of Top 10 contestants: Joshua Davis (Team Adam), India Carney (Team Xtina) and Hannah Kirby (Team Blake).
Next up were the singers of Team Xtina, who sang the Eagles’ “Hotel California” alongside coach Christina Aguilera.
And once Team Xtina said goodbye to the Hotel California, Daly announced who made the final cut: Rob Taylor (Team XTina) and Corey Kent White (Team Blake), making it a clean sweep for both teams that performed Tuesday night.
That left Mia Z, Brian Johnson and Deanna Johnson to perform one final song in an effort to earn America’s instant save by popular tweet.
Mia Z: “Stormy Monday” T-Bone Walker
Brian Johnson: “Amazed” by Lonestar
Deanna Johnson: “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars
After a five-minute voting period, the instant results were tallied — and it was close. Each contestant garnered at least 30 percent, with Deanna and Brian nearly tied at 35 each. But after much suspense…
… America chose to instantly save Deanna Johnson to advance to the Top 10.
When “The Voice” returns next week at 8 p.m., four musical icons will join each team as advisers for the Top 10 artists. They are:
Team Adam: Dave Stewart
Team Pharrell: Ryan Tedder
Team Christina: Mark Ronson
Team Blake: Scott Hendricks