'The Voice' Results: Top 13 artists determined for Season 15, including "Comeback Stage" winner
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/14/2018
The Voice has determined its Top 13 artists for Season 15 following a jam-packed performance show on Monday night in which the Top 24 artists each took the stage in attempt to win over home viewers.
The 13 artists who survived elimination during Tuesday night's one-hour broadcast will advance to The Voice's live shows next week on NBC.
Two artists from each team automatically advanced to the live shows based on the votes that poured in across America.
The top votegetters were Kirk Jay, a 22-year-old from Bay Minette, AL, and Chris Kroeze, a 27-year-old from Barron, WI, from Blake Shelton's team; DeAndre Nico, a 22-year-old from Port Arthur, TX, and Reagan Strange, a 13-year-old from Memphis, TN, from Adam Levine's team; Kennedy Holmes, a 13-year-old from St. Louis, MO, and MaKenzie Thomas, a 20-year-old from Wallingford, KY, from Jennifer Hudson's team; and Chevel Shepherd, a 16-year-old from Farmington, NM, and Sarah Grace, a 15-year-old from Houston, TX, from Kelly Clarkson's team.
Each coach then had to choose one singer from his or her four remaining team members to send through to the live shows, ultimately ousting three artists from the competition.
Blake saved Dave Fenley, a 39-year-old from Nashville, TN, and eliminated Michael Lee, a 30-year-old from Fort Worth, TX; Funsho, a 29-year-old from Lagos, Nigeria; and Natasia Greycloud a 29-year-old from Nashville, TN.
Adam kept Tyke James, a 17-year-old from Laie, HI, on his team and therefore sent the following artists home: Steve Memmolo, a 35-year-old from Boston, MA; Kameron Marlowe, a 21-year-old from Kannapolis, NC; and Radha, a 19-year-old college student from Jersey City, NJ.
Jennifer saved Sandyredd, a 36-year-old from Chicago, IL, on her team, ousting Colton Smith, a 21-year-old from Albertville, AL; Franc West, a 38-year-old from Atlanta, GA; and Patrique Fortson, a 38-year-old from Atlanta, GA.
And Kelly decided to hold on to Kymberli Joye, a 26-year-old from Windsor, CT, which resulted in the elimination of the following three singers: Abby Cates, a 17-year-old from Cincinnati, OH; Keith Paluso, a 30-year-old park ranger from Memphis, TN; and Zaxai, a 29-year-old from Brooklyn, NY.
In addition, one previously-eliminated artist rejoined the competition and entered the season's Top 13 artists thanks to The Voice's new "The Comeback Stage" twist. That person was Lynnea Moorer, an 18-year-old from Monterey, CA.
"The Comeback Stage" allowed artists who were not selected by a coach during the "Blind Auditions" to participate in a behind-the-scenes competition of their own under the guidance and mentorship of country star Kelsea Ballerini.
The comeback artists were eventually narrowed down to only two frontrunners -- Lynnea and Ayanna Joni, a 29-year-old from Yonkers, NY -- who were afforded the chance to sing a song on Tuesday night's show for only one spot on a team moving forward.
Ayanna belted out "No Tears Left To Cry" by Ariana Grande, and then Lynnea sang "Boo'd Up" by Ella Mai.
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America was given a five-minute window to tweet for their favorite artist of the two, and by the end of the commercial break, Lynnea had a dramatic lead -- 85 percent of the vote compared to Ayanna's 15 percent.
The Twitter voting results advanced Lynnea in the competition, and she ultimately decided to join "Team Kelly."
The Voice's Top 13 artists will perform for America next week, and on Tuesday, November 20, only 11 contestants will be chosen to continue on.