‘The Voice’ Recap: Live Playoffs Results Show – The Top 12 Are Revealed
Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine saved one team member each to move on into the next round of live shows and the Top 12 were revealed on The Voice Live Playoffs Results show.
Before Carson Daly got into any of the results from the Top 20 performances, returning Voice finalist and Team Adam darling, Chris Jamison, took the stage with Wiz Khalifa to perform the rapper’s Furious 7 track “See You Again.”
Team Blake took the stage first, with Corey Kent White, Hannah Kirby, Brooke Adee, Sarah Potenza and Meghan Linsey singing “I’ll Take You There.”
The top two artists, as voted on by America, came as no surprise: Corey Kent White and Meghan Linsey were declared safe by Carson, leaving Sarah Potenza, Brooke Adee and Hannah Kirby up for elimination. Blake struggled with his decision, calling it “the toughest decision that all of us have to make as coaches…this sucks.” After telling each singer how proud he was, Blake finally saved Hannah Kirby.
After running around with some girls from Girls Inc., Team Christina’s Kimberly Nichole, India Carney, Rob Taylor, Lexi Davila and Sonic performed together for the first time, singing “Like A Prayer.”
Kimberly Nichole and India Carney were swiftly voted through into the Top 12, and Coach Christina had to choose between saving Rob Taylor, Lexi Davila or Sonic. Everyone was emotional during Christina’s decision, and even though Xtina promised to keep in touch beyond the competition, she had to make a decision and that was to save Rob.
Team Pharrell’s Sawyer Fredericks, Caitlin Caporale, Lowell Oakley, Koryn Hawthorne and Mia Z performed “Say Something” for their first Team performance.
Like Team Blake, the revelation of Team Pharrell’s top two artists, Mia Z and Sawyer Fredericks, was far from shocking. Faced with the choice of saving either Caitlin, Koryn or Lowell, Pharrell decided to save Koryn. “I love what you guys do, you’re special to me. And I want you to know that this is supposed to be the beginning of your lives…but I’ve got to make a decision. And my heart and my soul and spirit is going with Koryn,” Pharrell said.
Lastly, Team Adam’s Joshua Davis, Brian Johnson, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Nathan Hermida and Deanna Johnson, hit the stage to perform “Diamonds” before learning their results.
Carson announced that America saved Joshua Davis and Deanna Johnson – two artists who earned glowing reviews from the coaches during their live performances. Adam made perhaps one of the most surprising saves, choosing to take Brian – a newbie on Team Adam – into the Top 12.
Here are The Voice season 8 Top 12 artists:
Team Blake: Corey Kent White, Meghan Linsey, Hannah Kirby
Team Pharrell: Sawyer Fredericks, Mia Z, Koryn Hawthrone
Team Adam: Joshua Davis, Deanna Johnson, Brian Johnson
Team Xtina: Kimberly Nichole, India Carney, Rob Taylor
The Top 12 will perform live on The Voice, Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC, and starting next week, artists will be available to save using the Voice Instant Save (#VoiceSave) via Twitter.