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Thank God for Rod Stewart. Seriously, if it weren’t for the 68-year-old rocker lighting up the stage with his new single, “Finest Woman,” followed by a performance of “Forever Young” with The Voice backup singers (Garrett, Karina and Josiah), then we would have been left with a whole lot of heartbreak. Because rather than celebrating the Top 12 who made it through to next Monday’s live show, Wednesday night (May 8) was about being bummed for the four whose dreams were dashed. America, how could you?
Breaking up was really, really hard to do for all four of the coaches. Here’s who stayed and who got the boot.
After an awkward “Hall of Fame” duet with Team Shakira (we’ll chalk it up to nerves), Blake’s band of country artists lost a member. “I didn’t see this coming,” he said of the result.
Voted through by America: Holly Tucker (dubbed by Blake “the one to beat”) and 16-year-old Danielle Bradbery.
Saved by Blake: To keep it “diverse and different” he picked the Swon Brothers.
Eliminated: Justin Rivers
Shakira honestly looked sick over the whole ordeal. “I couldn’t sleep last night,” she said of this impossible decision. “My heart is going to break in 100 pieces.”
Voted through by America: Sasha Allen and Kris Thomas.
Saved by Shakira: Garrett Gardner, who she thinks of as a little brother.
Eliminated: Karina Iglesias
Before Usher learned the fate of his artists, CeeLo Green, the coach he replaced, made a theatrical return home with Season 2 finalist Juliet Simms (in a gold cape) for a performance of his new single, “Only You.”
Voted through by America: Michelle Chamuel and Vedo (“I honestly didn’t see that one coming,” said Usher of the picks. Huh? They killed it on Monday night.)
Saved by Usher: heartthrob Josiah Hawley.
Talk about being under the gun! The pressure was on as Adam Levine needed to give Carson Daly a name before NBC cut to a new episode of Law & Order: SVU. “Whatever decision I make will be one that I don’t support,” said the Maroon 5 frontman. I wasn’t thrilled with it myself.
Voted through by America: Judith Hill and Amber Carrington, who can “seriously win this thing,” at least according to her coach.
Saved by Adam: Sarah Simmons (What can we say, other than she moves him?)
Eliminated: Caroline Glaser (This one hurts on a personal level, because she stood out among the belters.)
So how upsetting were the eliminations to you? What was your favorite part of the night?