'The Voice' Results: Janice Freeman eliminated after America saves Adam Cunningham again
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/29/2017
The Voice eliminated Janice Freeman and determined the thirteenth season's Top 10 artists during Tuesday night's live results broadcast on NBC.
Janice, a 32-year-old single mom and cervical-cancer survivor from Compton, CA, was ousted from the The Voice instead of Adam Cunningham, a 38-year-old from Nashville, TN, who was the other artist in the bottom two based on home viewer votes cast following Monday night's Top 11 performance show.
After both artists sang a survival song last night, America tweeted via the show's "Instant Save" format to keep Cunningham in the competition. America therefore chose to save Cunningham two weeks in a row, as he had fallen into the bottom two last week with eliminee Jon Mero.
On Tuesday night, Cunningham kicked off the elimination format by singing "Amazed" by Lonestar for his survival song.
Coach Blake Shelton said he wished Cunningham had performed that song the night prior because he poured his heart and soul into it, showing he deserves to still be in the competition.
Levine was hoping the performance would be enough, because he believed it was actually one of Cunningham's best vocals to date. Levine was, once again, shocked to see Cunningham fighting for his position on the show, and the coach said it wouldn't make sense for him to go home.
Janice then followed that up with a performance of "Chandelier" by Sia.
Miley and Jennifer Hudson stood up for her, and Miley was in tears. Miley said she was honored to have performed with Janice onstage earlier in the night because she's "the biggest star."
Miley argued that if anyone deserves to stick around, it's Janice, whom the coach called "a fighter, warrior and role model."
"But more than any of that," Miley noted, "you are 'The Voice.'"
Home viewers then had a short five-minute window to vote for Cunningham or Janice to stay on The Voice via Twitter. At the end of the final commercial break, it was a 62% to 38% vote in Cunningham's favor.
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After Cunningham told Levine that he had a blast on the show, Janice told Miley in tears, "You are the best thing that ever happened to me in my entire life, and I really appreciate you."
Miley called herself "a shameless supporter" of Janice, admitting that they had become very close friends and she'd do anything for Janice on a personal and professional level.
"I believe in heaven because of people like you," Miley told her team member while crying.
Levine acknowledged that both contestants are "unbelievably talented" and explained that The Voice is all about timing and viewers tend to gravitate towards certain artists for different reasons.
Levine promised Cunningham and Janice that just because they were in the bottom two, it didn't mean that the other nine vocalists in the competition are stronger or better than them.
The Voice host Carson Daly announced the final set of results at the end of the night, and Adam was instantly saved, sending Janice home.