'The Voice' ousts Hannah Kirby and Corey Kent White from Blake Shelton's team, determines Top 6
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/29/2015
The Voice ousted two artists and determined the competition's Top 6 finalists during Tuesday night's live eighth-season results show on NBC.
The Voice host Carson Daly revealed the results of the home viewer votes cast following Monday night's live performance show -- which had featured the season's Top 8 artists taking the stage -- and Hannah Kirby and Corey Kent White were eliminated.
Both Hannah from Sulphur Springs, TX, and Corey from Bixby, OK, were on coach Blake Shelton's team.
India Carney from Brooklyn, NY, who is on Christina Aguilera's team, was the other member of the bottom-three votegetters, however, America chose to keep her on the show via the show's "Instant Save" format. Carson disclosed it was "the closest vote ever" that she survived.
When declared the bottom three, Hannah, Corey and India were each afforded the chance to perform one last time for home viewers in the hope of convincing them they deserved to join the others in next week's live show.
Hannah performed "Radioactive." Blake told the audience that while there's "a ton of things" he could brag about, he wanted everyone to know Hannah is unique and "cut from a different cloth" in so many ways -- both on the show and in music in general. He also called her "a world class vocalist."
Corey sang "Somebody Like You." Blake said he's filling the very important genre of country music on the show and just doesn't sound like anyone else. The coach asked country music fans to come through for him on this one.
India took the stage with "Human." Christina dubbed her "a true fighter," saying she definitely didn't deserve to be in the bottom three nevermind go home. Christina explained that India puts blood, sweat and tears into her work and that she's just an incredible singer.
The Top 6 finalists still remaining are India, Joshua Davis, Meghan Linsey, Kimberly Nichole, Sawyer Fredericks, and Koryn Hawthorne.
However, last season, every eliminated Top 12 artist had a second chance to re-enter The Voice competition. After the Final 3 was revealed, the show brought back all the previously-ousted contestants to perform again and then America voted which person should be the fourth "Wild Card" finalist.
It has yet to be announced whether The Voice will adopt a similar format this time around.