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'The Voice' cuts two artists and narrows eighth-season competition to Top 8

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/21/2015 

The Voice eliminated two artists and determined the competition's Top 8 finalists during Tuesday night's live eighth-season results show on NBC.

The Voice host Carson Daly revealed the results of the home viewer votes cast following Monday night's live performance show, which had featured the season's Top 10 artists taking the stage, and Deanna Johnson and Rob Taylor got eliminated.

Deanna from Hazelhurst, GA, was on coach Adam Levine's team, while Rob from Baton Rouge, LA, represented coach Christina Aguilera's team.

Joshua Davis from Traverse City, MI, who is also on "Team Adam," was the other member of the bottom-three votegetters, however, America chose to keep him on the show via the show's "Instant Save" format.

When declared the bottom three, Deanna, Rob and Joshua were all afforded the chance to perform one last time for home viewers in the hope of convincing them they deserved to join the others in next week's live show.

Deanna sang "Help Me Make it Through the Night" by Kris Kristofferson, and Adam told the audience she did her best work despite being extremely nervous and afraid to sing onstage. Adam asked anyone with "major insecurities" to relate to her situation and vote for her. 

Rob performed "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" by Otis Redding, and Christina said he's "beyond -- just such a special talent." She insisted he sings with his entire heart and soul. Christina also teared up at the thought of Rob constantly rising above negativity and criticism.

Joshua took the stage with "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty. Adam noted he works so hard. The coach felt "a special kinship" with him and said he showed off his range, ability and potential in this competition.

The Top 8 finalists still remaining are Joshua, Hannah Kirby, Meghan Linsey, Corey Kent White, India Carney, Kimberly Nichole, Sawyer Fredericks, and Koryn Hawthorne.

However, last season, every eliminated Top 12 artist had a second chance to re-enter The Voice competition. After the Final 3 was revealed, the show brought back all the previously-ousted contestants to perform again and then America voted which person should be the fourth "Wild Card" finalist.

It has yet to be announced whether The Voice will adopt a similar format this time around.

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