‘The Voice’ Did Its First-Ever Comeback, Here’s How It Went

by Madison Miller

We may have already said goodbye to these “The Voice” contestants, but they geared up for a stellar comeback to prove they have what it takes to win this show after all.

During a recent episode of the singing competition on NBC, new coach Ariana Grande teased viewers regarding a surprise. As it turns out, that surprise happened to be the first-ever return vote called Comeback Artist on “The Voice.”

This means that four different contestants that were eliminated would get the chance to return. Viewers at home voted for which star they want to keep up their residency on “The Voice” using Twitter. Here’s a look at these comeback contestants.

A Look Back at Comeback Contestants

One of the artists is Samara Brown. She is the 32-year-old crooner that first sang “Sweet Thing” during the Blind Auditions. She lost during the Battle Rounds but was quickly saved by John Legend. Brown then went on to lose the Knockout Round, however.

Next is the masterful 27-year-old singer, Vaughn Mugol who we first saw perform “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran. When he went into the Battle Round and performed “Dilemma,” he lost to Katherine Ann Mohler. He will represent Team Ariana Grande.

The third contestant to return to the stage is 15-year-old Hailey Green from Mississippi. In some ways, this is her second comeback. She competed during season 19 but got no chair turns. She returned this season and performed “Home” by Marc Broussard. Green ended up losing in the Knockout Round after singing Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country.” She’s defending her title again on Team Blake Shelton.

Lastly, Aaron Hines is making a return for Team Kelly Clarkson. He had a four-chair turn during the Blind Auditions with his performance of “Heartbreak Anniversary.” He ended up losing to Gymani during the Battle Round.

Winner of ‘The Voice’ Comebacks

The winner of the Comebacks was Vaughn Mugol from Team Ariana Grande. He returned to the live show to perform “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith. Grande said he “never sounded better.”

“The Voice” went down to only 13 artists on Tuesday night. At the time, there were five members on each team. The two team members with the most votes overnight will advance. Each coach will then save a singer of their choice. Then, of the two artists left on the team, whichever has the most public votes will sing for that Wildcard spot.

Mugol’s time was short-lived. He was sent home and now Ariana Grande is left with three team members. Kelly Clarkson has the most with four total team members. Kelly Clarkson used her instant save for Hailey Mia. She just turned 14 and recently sang “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri and blew away the judges.