'The Voice' eliminates Johnny Gray and Josh Logan, determines fifth season's Top 10 finalists
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/13/2013
The Voice eliminated two artists and determined the fifth season's Top 10 finalists during Tuesday night's live results show on NBC.
The Voice host Carson Daly announced Johnny Gray from Austin, TX, and Josh Logan from Manchester, NH, were ousted from the reality singing competition after being voted into the bottom three by home viewers after Monday night's performance show.
Gray was on coach Cee Lo Green's team, and Logan represented Christina Aguilera's team. Aguilera admitted it was "so frustrating" to lose Logan because she had bonded with him and really respected him as an artist.
Gray and Logan were joined in the bottom three by Kat Robichaud from Raleigh, NC. Green said he was "pissed" two of his artists landed in the bottom three.
While Robichaud didn't necessarily receive the most votes among the bottom-three members following Monday night's performance show, America saved her 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. The "Instant Save" will continue to be utilized this season during the next three result shows.
Robichaud received the most tweets during Tuesday night's show followed by Logan. Gray finished in third place based on his Twitter showing. Surprisingly, both coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton assumed Gray was going to finish ahead of the other two.
When the coaches were asked to share their thoughts on The Voice's new "Instant Save" -- which takes the elimination power away from the coaches and gives it fully to home viewers -- Levine and Aguilera had mixed emotions. Shelton also admitted he was "feeling the pressure" and jokingly noted Tuesdays are the reason why he drinks so much.
"I hate [the save], Carson, because we all fall in love with our teams and it's just hard to lose that control, because we've kind of been shepherding them through this process. It's terrible," Levine explained.
"But at the same time, it's kind of a good thing in a way because we get to let them out in the world and kind of let fate decide based on their performances and how they connect with everybody in the audience and everyone at home."
"It's crazy, it's exciting at this point, [but] it's hard, because obviously we run the risk of losing some great people and it breaks our heart to see anybody go," Aguilera added. "But at this point, I am tired of being in the hot seat and being the one to choose, so it's really time for America to have a voice!"