‘The Voice’: Here’s Who Was Eliminated as Show Narrows to Top 5

by Amy Myers
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After last night’s semifinal performances, The Voice fans knew that no matter what, tonight’s eliminations were going to be heartbreaking.

So, grab your tissue box. We’re saying goodbye to three talented vocalists.

To recap, Team Blake currently has the most amount of contestants left on The Voice with only three. Team Kelly and Team Legend closely follow with two each, and Team Ariana is hanging on by a thread with just one.

Here’s who went into the Top 8 eliminations:

Ariana: Jim & Sasha Allen
Kelly: Girl Named Tom, Hailey Mia
Blake: Wendy Moten, Lana Scott, Paris Winningham
Legend: Joshua Vicanti, Jershika Maple

America Saved These ‘The Voice’ Contestants

First to make it into the Top 5 was Wendy Moten. Yesterday, Moten performed “You’re All I Need to Get By” as her solo and paired with fellow Team Blake vocalist Paris Winningham for her 90s duet. Moten rocked both songs, so it’s not surprising that she was the first one that made it to the next round.

Next was the first trio to ever make it this far in The Voice, Girl Named Tom from Team Kelly. Like Moten, the group had a remarkable track record during yesterday’s episode. Girl Named Tom sang Joni Mitchell’s “River” for their initial cover and later paired up with Hailey Mia for an adorable performance of “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips.

Naturally, Winningham was the next contestant to make it into the Top 5 after performing Teddy Pendergrass’ “Close the Door” as his solo. The final contestant before the Instant Save competition was…

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Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia (phew!). Oddly enough, all of the contestants that The Voice viewers saved performed with one of the others which means these performers could not only show off their own talents but also complement the gifts of others.

So, Who Won the Instant Save?

Hoping to win the final spot in the Top 5 were Team Blake’s Lana Scott, Team Ariana’s Jim & Sasha Allen and both Team Legend members, Jershika Maple and Joshua Vicanti.

First up to sing for her life was Scott with her cover of Lainey Wilson’s “Things a Man Oughta Know,” and boy, was this song ideal for her voice. Next came Vicanti with yet another Celine Dion classic, “My Heart Will Go On,” and while The Voice contestant absolutely nails her songs, it would be nice to see something new from him.

After Vicanti was the father-son duo with “Rich Girl,” and as cute as the two are together on stage, they just don’t seem like finale material compared to some of the bigger voices on The Voice this season. Finally, Maple shut down the stage with “Break Every Change,” and you could tell that the songstress could feel every note of the song in her soul.

So, the fifth spot went to…

That’s right, Maple rounded out the incredibly talented crew with the well-deserved Instant Save vote.

Here’s who we’ll see perform next week.

Kelly: Girl Named Tom, Hailey Mia
Blake: Wendy Moten, Paris Winningham
Legend: Jershika Maple

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