'The Voice' artist Ryan Gallagher addresses his sudden 'The Voice' exit after Four-Way Knockout
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/01/2020
The Voice artist Ryan Gallagher was a no-show on Monday night's Season 19 performance show but he's teasing that details regarding his sudden and unexpected exit from the show will soon be released.
The Voice viewers received no explanation on Monday night's show as to why Ryan, a 31-year-old singer and former backup choir vocalist for Josh Groban from Ada, MI who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, will no longer compete on The Voice this season.
Ryan from Kelly Clarkson's team was supposed to join three other artists onstage -- Blake Shelton's team member Taryn Papa, John Legend's artist Julia Cooper, and Gwen Stefani's team member Larriah Jackson -- to learn the results of their Four-Way Knockout that had taken place last week.
"Last week, one artist from each team competed in a heated Four-Way Knockout," The Voice host Carson Daly said at the top of the broadcast.
"Team Blake's Taryn Papa, Team Legend's Julia Cooper and Team Gwen's Larriah Jackson all join me now. As a side note, Team Kelly's Ryan Gallagher had to exit the competition, so the Four-Way winner was decided based on the votes received for these three remaining artists."
Ryan briefly addressed his absence in a social-media announcement on Monday night.
"Thank you everybody for your concern for my family. However everybody's fine. That's not the cause of what happened tonight onThe Voice," Ryan said in a video posted to his Twitter account and Instagram Stories.
Ryan's departure was therefore not family related although he recently revealed his mother was hospitalized with coronavirus.
"I didn't drop out of the show," Ryan confirmed. "Details are still to come. I'll keep you posted."
Ryan followed up his post on Instagram Stories with, "2020, you are an interesting one."
Although it's unclear whether Ryan had received the most votes from his Four-Way Knockout, Carson ultimately announced Taryn would advance based on the votes that were tallied for the other three contestants.
Julia Cooper and Larriah Jackson were therefore eliminated from the competition and Taryn performed as a member of the Top 17 in the Live Playoffs on Monday night for home-viewer votes.
The Top 9 artists will be determined on Tuesday night's The Voice episode on NBC.
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Last week, Ryan performed Andrea Bocelli's "Time To Say Goodbye" for his Four-Way Knockout and definitely impressed the coaches.
"Ryan, you stand out above everyone because no one sings like you," Kelly told her team member.
"Even if I don't even know what you're saying, it didn't even matter. It was so moving and that's the kind of voice I love. It's time for a fresh new thing!"
When Ryan first stepped on The Voice stage in the Blind Auditions that aired last month, he blew everyone away with his rendition of Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion's "The Prayer." About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.