The Voice said goodbye to Sisaundra Lewis, Audra McLaughlin and Delvin Choice on Tuesday night in a shocking live elimination.

The Voice is slowly inching towards the finish line and the competition said goodbye to three artists this week to narrow it down to a Top 5. But first, Kristen Merlin, Audra, Kat Perkins and Jake Worthington performed The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw.” The country tune was a fun way to kick off the night, and mixed up various Team members, providing the show with a nice change from the usual Team performances.

Josh Kaufman is the first artist declared safe, no surprise, and is followed by Shakira’s last remaining artist, Kristen Merlin. Shakira was incredibly happy when she heard Carson Daly call Kristen’s name, jumping up and then stopping herself for a moment to make sure it was, indeed, Kristen who was declared safe to sing another day.

In this week’s Voice confessional montage, the contestants spoke about their love for their mothers in honor of Mother’s Day. “My mom is my best friend,” declares Delvin. (Awwwww…)

Christina Grimmie – also safe – performed with fellow contestants Delvin, Josh and Sisaundra. The group did their best with Disclosure’s “Latch.” As always, Sisaundra gives 1000% to her vocals, which makes her stand out from the group in a not so great way.

Country sweetie Jake Worthington gets the very last save, leaving the bottom four – Delvin, Sisaundra, Audra and Kat – to sing for the #VoiceSave.

Bottom 4 Perform For #VoiceSave

Sisaundra was up first, belting out “Natural Woman.” Sisaundra is amazing, to be sure, but it was doubtful her performance would get her the #VoiceSave because she is always amazing. To be saved by Twitter, a last chance performance needs to stand out and be memorable, it cannot be more of the same, no matter how great that “same” might be.

Audra, the country darling, sang her heart out on The Band Perry’s “Done.”

Kat followed with a standard performance of Heart’s “Barracuda.”

And Delvin performed last, singing Bruno Mars’ “Young Girls.”

After Carson lit the green light for viewers at home to begin tweeting for the #VoiceSave, Kat Perkins was declared safe for the second week in a row. (Worth noting: when Carson prepared to read the results, Audra, Kat and Delvin were all holding hands together, with Sisaundra standing off to the side.) Saying goodbye to Delvin, Audra and Sisaundra was tough, especially for Blake Shelton, who is forced to see two of his artists go in one night (Sisaundra and Audra).

The Voice Top 5

Team Adam: Christina Grimmie, Kat Perkins
Team Blake: Jake Worthington
Team Shakira: Kristen Merlin
Team Usher: Josh Kaufman

The Top 5 artists will perform in next week’s live episode of The Voice, Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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