'The Voice's fourth seventh-season finale finalist revealed!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/10/2014
The Voice has revealed which of its nine previously-eliminated Top 12 artists has earned the "Wild Card" spot in next week's seventh-season finale.
After Chris Jamison, Craig Wayne Boyd and Matt McAndrew were revealed to be the season's Top 3 contestants based on home viewer votes cast following Monday night's Top 5 performance show, Damien was announced as the fourth finalist during Wednesday morning's Today show.
"I feel incredible. I can't ask for anything more -- other than I'm super tired," Damien laughed during his Today show appearance. "I'm exhausted. I really didn't get that much sleep but I'm so excited to be here."
Damien received the majority of America's votes after he sang one last time during Tuesday night's results show against eight other eliminated artists for the only "Wild Card" spot in the finals.
Damien performed "Grenade" by Bruno Mars, and his coach Adam Levine had fought extremely hard to keep him in the competition. Adam basically said The Voice fans would be making a huge mistake if Damien didn't make the Top 4.
"A second chance means the world to me," Damien continued. "This is one of the things I had said -- that I wanted to make it to the Top 4 from the very beginning. And I'm just very, very excited."
In addition to Damien, Chris and Matt are also on "Team Adam." The Top 12 started out with only three artists on each coach's team.
"This is the first time we'll ever have a final on The Voice when one coach's team is entirely intact," Carson said on Today.
Damien had been a frontrunner all season long but surprisingly was not voted into the Top 3. Chris, on the other hand, made the cut after ironically landing at the bottom of the pack last week and being "Instantly Saved" by voters.