‘The Voice’: Here’s Who Got the Coveted Instant Save to Advance to Season 21 Finale

by Maggie Schneider

With “The Voice” finale coming up soon, the show is down to its Top 5. One lucky (and talented) contestant earned the final Instant Save.

“The Voice” finale is airing on December 15, and fans are excited. Last night’s elimination cut the show’s Top 8 to its Top 5, letting go of 3 talented acts. The competition is more intense than ever, so we thought we would give our fellow Outsiders a recap.

The first four contestants announced to be advancing to the season finale are Wendy Moten, Girl Named Tom, Paris Winningham, and Haley Mia. Moten and Winningham are both on Team Blake, while Girl Named Tom and Hailey Mia are members of Team Kelly.

These results match up with my predictions. Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson are consistent when it comes to their team picks. Shelton has won 8 seasons of the show, while Clarkson has won 3 seasons.

With the finalists already chosen by America, the remaining four acts competed for the Wildcard Instant Save. To earn the “Instant Save,” the performers sang again for viewers. After all the performances were over, America had a few minutes to vote for who they wanted to save from elimination. In this case, viewers voted for Jershika Maple to stay in the competition.

Maple’s performance of “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobb Leonard is emotional. She sings her guts out, and America rewards her with the final Wildcard Instant Save. She is the only teammate on Team Legend advancing to the finale next week. Her mentor is proud of her performance.

“So proud of you @Jershikajmaple!” Legend tweets. “Fought your way to the top again – such a powerful performance!”

Top 8 Eliminations

Unfortunately, America said goodbye to three talented acts last night: Lana Scott, Joshua Vacanti, and duo Jim and Sasha Allen. While all the judges seemed disappointed to see them go, new mentor Ariana Grande took it the hardest. In a sweet Twitter thread, she shares how much it meant for her to be a coach on “The Voice.”

This is not the first time Grande has rooted for her team on social media. Since the beginning of the season, the pop star has celebrated all of her teammates’ performances, including Jim and Sasha Allen’s. She begged for them to receive the Wildcard Instant Save a few weeks ago.

“it’s truly just the beginning for all of these brilliant humans. i’ll be here always,” she tweets. “thank you for enriching my life in ways i can’t even attempt to articulate. your presence and this whole experience has brought so much joy and fulfillment creatively and personally.”

I hope that we see Ariana Grande on more seasons of “The Voice.” Until then, we are gearing up for the finale, airing December 15th on NBC.