'The Voice' coach Usher determines his three live-shows competitors, completing the Top 12 artists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/16/2014
The Voice coach Usher determined the three team members who will represent him in the Top 12 live shows.
All five of Usher's team members performed during Tuesday night's broadcast of The Voice's "Playoffs" round in attempt to earn one of three spots on "Team Usher" in the finals. Because the coach could only advance three artists to the live shows, he had to eliminate two singers along the way.
Usher picked Bria Kelly, Josh Kaufman and T.J. Wilkins to move forward with him to the live shows.
As a result, the R&B artist eliminated Melissa Jimenez and Stevie Jo from his team.
Josh, whom Usher had previously stolen from coach Adam Levine, delivered the best performance of the night when he took the stage with a rendition of "It Will Rain."
Adam said losing Josh was like a "dagger through the heart" because he has such an "incredibly unique voice." Coach Blake Shelton told the artist he's Miranda Lambert's favorite singer in the competition and he wished he had a "steal" left. Coach Shakira noted he's definitely a strong contender this season, and Usher agreed his artist is an "incredible talent."
During Tuesday night's broadcast, T.J. performed "Tell Me Something Good," Melissa sang "Halo," Stevie Jo took the stage with "The Thrill is Gone," and Bria Kelly performed "Wild Horses."
Now that the Top 12 have been determined, next week begins the sixth-season live shows.
During each live results show, the three artists who had received the lowest number of home viewer votes following a performance show will be eligible for the "Instant Save." These artists will each perform a new song that best represents why they deserve the save.
America will then have the opportunity to potentially keep their favorite performer in the competition by tweeting out #VoiceSave along with the artist's name. The two singers with the lowest number of tweets will be sent home each week until a winner is crowned on The Voice's May 20 finale.
Below is a list of The Voice's sixth-season Top 12 artists and the teams they will represent: