'The Voice' shockingly saves Reagan Strange over DeAndre Nico and Dave Fenley despite Reagan not singing due to illness
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/05/2018
The Voice eliminated DeAndre Nico and Dave Fenley in what turned out to be a very unusual and surprising live results show during Tuesday night's Season 15 broadcast on NBC.
Home viewers determined the Top 8 artists and The Voice's Season 15 semifinalists after voting to eliminate DeAndre Nico, a 22-year-old from Port Arthur, TX, and Dave Fenley, a 39-year-old from Nashville, TN, from the competition.
"Reagan Strange is here in the building but she's not feeling well at the moment. She isn't joining us but is still here in spirit and a part of the show, as for now. We are thinking of her and she is offstage," Carson said.
When Reagan landed in the bottom three artists, Carson revealed she was still "feeling under the weather" and "unable to perform" for the "Instant Save." However, home viewers were still able to vote for her when the time came.
Dave Fenley and DeAndre Nico Sing For The "Instant Save"
Dave then kicked off the elimination format by singing "Amazed" by Lonestar.
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Kelly said Dave's tone is soft, round and full "like a blanket," and Blake said the artist's voice "floors" him.
Blake didn't understand why Dave landed in the bottom and told people watching at home, "This guy deserves to move to the semifinals."
DeAndre then took the stage with "All Of Me" by John Legend. DeAndre fell into the bottom two last week as well, so this didn't mark the first time he had to fight for his position to stay on the show.
Jennifer noted DeAndre meant every single word of the song he sang and he did the best he could.
Adam then said, "DeAndre, you're an exquisite singer. I'm a little confused as to why you're in the bottom. That perplexes me, I guess now constantly because it's happened more than once," Adam told his team member.
"But I want to say this. There is an unbelievably talented little girl right now, who is not able to fight for her position on this show, and you [DeAndre] were fortunate tonight to be able to sing. And man, like a champ. This guy sang like a champ," Adam explained.
"I cannot sing for Reagan... As much as I want to urge you all to vote for this man -- because he never should have been in the bottom -- I have a very special relationship with Reagan, and I have two little girls at home and the thought of breaking her heart by not urging everyone to give this girl a shot, to go and redeem herself next week, would be too far beneath me."
Adam went on to say that although he loves DeAndre and appreciated what he did on the stage Tuesday night, the coach wanted to see Reagan advance.
After all, Reagan had been the most-streamed artist on Apple Music two weeks in a row. Chris Kroeze, however, snagged that spot among The Voice contestants this week.
"I honestly think you should both be here tonight, but I need to fight for my girl, and I've got to make sure that I represent her properly in this moment because she didn't have a chance to use her voice tonight," Adam continued.
"So I'm going to use it for her as best as I possibly can to make sure she can make it next week."