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Keeping Team Pharrell completely intact, Fredericks was voted through next, along with Christina Aguilera’s India Carney, another one of last night’s top performers.
After a performance from Reba McEntire, the results continued. America voted to save Team Blake’s Meghan Linsey and Team Christina’s Kimberly Nichole. Both Linsey and Nichole’s top-eight future seemed certain after their stellar performances last night.
Adam Levine performed with team members Joshua Davis and Deanna Johnson to sing “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band, which unfortunately highlighted how Team Adam is the weakest link in the top 10.
In fact, both Davis and Johnson were in the bottom three tonight, along with Team Christina’s Rob Taylor. Hannah Kirby from Team Blake -- which also remained intact -- was the last artist to advance directly into the top eight, leaving Taylor, Davis, and Johnson to sing for the instant vote.
Aguilera was shocked to see Taylor in the bottom three. He definitely has consistently been one of the more impressive and well-rounded artists in the competition, so it’s unclear exactly what is missing in voters’ eyes. Singing for the save, he performed “The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, and while it wasn’t quite as strong as his performance last night, it still was more than enough to show that he deserves a spot in the top eight.
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Fittingly singing “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” Johnson sang next, followed by Davis singing “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Both gave solid performances, but neither have had the consistency or momentum of Taylor.
America, it seems, does not agree, as voters saved Davis instead of Taylor, which means Team Adam stays in the competition, with Johnson as Levine's only shot at winning the whole thing.
Former The Voice coaches Usher, Gwen Stefani, and CeeLo Green will return to the set to help guide the artists in their next live performances. Did the top eight turn out the way you hoped it would?
This article originally appeared in THR.com.