'The Voice' eliminates Caroline Pennell and Ray Boudreaux, determining Top 6 finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/27/2013
The Voice cut two artists and determined the fifth season's Top 6 finalists during Tuesday night's live results show on NBC.
The Voice host Carson Daly announced Caroline Pennell from Saddle River, NJ, and Ray Boudreaux from Lafayette, LA, were ousted from the reality singing competition after being voted into the bottom three by home viewers after Monday night's performance show.
Pennell and Boudreaux were joined in the bottom three by Matthew Schuler from Yardley, PA, who was a member of Christina Aguilera's team.
While Schuler didn't necessarily receive the most votes among the bottom-three members following Monday night's performance show, America saved him via the show's new "Instant Save" twist. The "Instant Save" allows home viewers to determine which member of each week's bottom three vote-getters will be saved from elimination.
Once the bottom-three results were revealed last night, America had a five-minute window to tweet the name of their favorite artist in jeopardy whom they wished to save in the competition.
Shelton pleaded with home viewers to give Boudreaux another chance. Green said America should save Pennell because she's been brave, a great talent and so unselfish. Aguilera wanted American to keep Schuler around because she believes he had proved himself time and time again to be an amazing artist.
In the end, Schuler received the most tweets.
Unbiased coach Adam Levine guessed correctly in assuming home viewers might vote to advance Schuler over the other two artists. Levine admitted he was completely shocked Schuler fell into the bottom three to begin with.
The "Instant Save" format will conclude after the next live result show.
The remaining artists in The Voice competition are as follows: "Team Blake" member Cole Vosbury; "Team Christina" members Schuler and Jacquie Lee; and "Team Adam" artists James Wolpert, Tessanne Chin, and Will Champlin.
Green's team has been wiped out entirely already, while Levine's team is still full and has three artists remaining.