Austin, a 32-year-old from Fort Worth, TX who currently resides in Springtown, TX, and Courtney, a 36-year-old professional songwriter from Boston, MA who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, landed in the bottom three with Aaron Gibson, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, GA who currently resides in Kennesaw, GA, based on home viewer votes cast following Monday night's Top 10 performance show.
After the three artists sang a survival song last night, America tweeted via the show's "Instant Save" format to keep Aaron in the competition. Aaron, who represents Miley Cyrus' team, has now been saved by home viewers three times in a row. Both Austin and Courtney were on Blake Shelton's team this season.
Austin kicked off the elimination format by singing "Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton for his survival song.
Adam Levine told Austin that he has become a fan of his over the course of the show, that Austin made the coach a believer. Blake was proud to have been the only coach to turn around for Austin in "The Blind Auditions" considering he has come so far. Blake expressed how Austin has proven his ability and talent as a country singer unlike anyone else.
Courtney followed that up with a performance of "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts.
Alicia Keys told Courtney it was a beautiful vocal and viewers can feel the purity of her heart when she sings. Blake confessed that Courtney is one of his favorite artists ever whom he's worked with on the show, saying her instincts to audition for The Voice to begin with were right.
Aaron, who has been praised for his unique sound during the competition, then sang "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan. His coach Miley cried throughout the whole performance. Adam said that was Aaron's best performance of the season and he's the guy who should be moving forward. Adam said Aaron would be too big of a loss for the show.
Miley was ecstatic to have Adam's support on this one, agreeing that Aaron belongs on the show because he is talented, honest, genuine and real. Her heart is clearly invested in this contestant.
Home viewers had a short five-minute window to vote for Austin, Courtney or Aaron to stay on The Voice via Twitter. At the end of the final commercial break, Aaron had 41% of the vote, Austin had racked in 39% of the vote, and Courtney managed to snag 20% of it.
Aaron was "instantly saved" by America again and will continue on to The Voice's Top 8 semifinals performance show next week.
Blake told his two eliminated artists to hold their heads high and that he'd never forget the memories he had made with them on the show. In turn, Courtney and Austin thanked their coach for his support and faith throughout this grueling but life-changing process.
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All of the contestants who performed Monday night charted on iTunes, according to The Voice host Carson Daly.