'The Voice' sends Addison Agen, Brooke Simpson, Chloe Kohanski and Red Marlow to the finale
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/13/2017
The Voice advanced Addison Agen, Brooke Simpson, Chloe Kohanski and Red Marlow to the Season 13 finale during Tuesday night's live results show on NBC.
Addison Agen, a 16-year-old from Fort Wayne, IN; Brooke Simpson, a 26-year-old singer from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe in Hollister, NC who currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chloe Kohanski, a 23-year-old singer from Mt. Juliet, TN; and Red Marlow, a 40-year-old construction company owner from Rogersville, AL who currently resides in Dickson, TN, will compete in next week's finals to hopefully be crowned the winner of The Voice.
Addison, Brooke and Chloe automatically advanced to The Voice finals because they had received the highest number of home viewer votes following Monday night's Top 8 performance show.
Red, on the other hand, received a spot in the finale after singing for and winning the "Instant Save."
But since four singers moved on to the final stage of competition, four artists had to be eliminated.
The four artists ousted during last night's broadcast were Davon Fleming, a 25-year-old worship leader from Baltimore, MD; Keisha Renee, a 30-year-old backup singer for Nicki Minaj from Las Vegas, NV; Noah Mac, a 17-year-old from Dublin, CA; and Adam Cunningham, a 38-year-old from Nashville, TN.
Davon and Keisha were the two contestants who had received the fewest amount of home viewer votes and were therefore immediately sent home without a chance to sing for the "Instant Save." Davon was a member of Jennifer's team, and Keisha sang on behalf of Blake's team.
In addition to Red, the other two artists who were afforded the chance to sing for survival last night were "Team Jennifer" member Noah Mac, a 17-year-old from Dublin, CA, and "Team Adam" member Adam Cunningham, a 38-year-old from Nashville, TN.
This marked Cunningham's third time in the bottom of the pack, but Noah and Red had never been in this position before.
On Tuesday night, Red kicked off the elimination format by singing "Dixieland Delight" by The Alabama Band.
Blake said Red had "a hell of a run on this show" and he didn't see any reason why it should end at the semifinals. Blake loved how Red waved the flag of traditional country music.
Cunningham then performed "Here's a Quarter [Call Someone Who Cares]" by Travis Tritt. Levine gushed about how Cunningham is "the story" this season because he fought his way out of the bottom two or three multiple times.
"It's poetic if he makes it to the finale," Levine said, adding that his team member is talented and versatile enough to perform in the finale.
And then Noah belted out "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles. Jennifer expressed how people like Noah are needed in this industry because he sings with such heart and passion. Jennifer also believes that Noah is already a star and will continue to shine brighter.
Home viewers then had a short five-minute window to vote for Red, Noah or Cunningham to stay on The Voice via Twitter. At the end of the final commercial break, it was an extremely tight race -- 37% in Red's favor, 36% for Noah, and 27% for Cunningham.
For a short period of time, Noah had actually been leading the vote.
But The Voice host Carson Daly announced at the end of the night that Red had been "instantly saved" by America, sending the other three artists packing.