'The Voice' Results: Shi'Ann Jones and Ashland Craft ousted after America saves Davon Fleming
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/06/2017
The Voice eliminated Shi'Ann Jones and Ashland Craft, narrowing down the Season 13 competition to its Top 8, during Tuesday night's live results broadcast on NBC.
Shi'Ann, a 15-year-old from Paducah, KY, and Ashland, a 21-year-old from Piedmont, SC, were ousted from the The Voice instead of Davon Fleming, a 25-year-old worship leader from Baltimore, MD, who was the other artist in the bottom three based on home viewer votes cast following Monday night's Top 10 performance show.
After all three artists sang a survival song last night, America tweeted via the show's "Instant Save" format to keep Davon in the competition. A big surprise of the night was that Adam Cunningham was declared safe following consecutive weeks of fighting his way out of the bottom.
On Tuesday night, Ashland kicked off the elimination format by singing "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban for her survival song.
"You've done so much and shown so much, and I want everyone to take that into consideration," Miley explained of Ashland's entire journey on The Voice, dating back to her amazing Blind Audition, adding that she stands by her decision to bring Ashland to live shows with her entire heart and soul.
Shi'Ann then followed that up with a performance of "At Last" by Etta James.
Jennifer reminded everyone watching that Shi'Ann is the youngest person in the competition, who has grown tremendously and absorbs the experience like a sponge. Jennifer noted that Shi'Ann has so much untapped potential she'd love to explore further on the show.
Davon belted out the tune with so much passion, and Jennifer insisted a vocalist like that doesn't deserve to be in the bottom of anything, especially on a show like The Voice. Jennifer told Davon that he's a star regardless of what happens next.
Home viewers then had a short five-minute window to vote for Ashland, Shi'Ann or Davon to stay on The Voice via Twitter. At the end of the final commercial break, it was a 48% in Davon's favor, 35% for Ashland, and 17% for Shi'Ann.
"I don't think there's enough I can say," Ashland told Miley before the night's final results were revealed. "I'm so thankful that you have just pushed me to be the best that I can be, and I'm so grateful for you."
Shi'Ann then addressed her own coach and told Jennifer, "Thank you so much, and thank you for being there for me and for taking time out of your day to support me and my dream."
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Miley then told Ashland that the artist was everything she ever could have wanted in a country artist on the show and it was an honor to work with her.
Jennifer also reminded all three contestants on the stage that she had previously finished in seventh place on a reality competition series like this -- referring to American Idol, although she did not name the show directly -- but that her career wasn't over.
Jennifer said it's all about continuing to do what you love and it's important to not pursue music for the attention or accolades.
The Voice host Carson Daly announced the final set of results at the end of the night, and Davon was instantly saved.