'The Voice': SHOCKING Eliminations as the Top 5 are Announced!

Three artists sang their final song on The Voice stage during the live results tonight. Only five artists advanced, with one very special singer saved by America's votes on live television.  Find out who was saved by America and who went home.

 

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Every single from last night's show reached the Top 100 on the iTunes charts - what a testament to the talent of the final 8 contenders! But let's not waste time: the first artist saved by America is soulful dad, Josh Kaufman, of Team Usher. His performance of "I Can't Make You Love Me" was number two in the overall iTunes charts. Way to go Josh!

The next contestant saved by America is Kristen Merlin of Team Shakira, who continues to surprise! Both Usher and Shakira can breathe a sigh of relief as their final artists advance to semis. The third artist saved is Christina Grimmie from Team Adam (no surprise here). Only one more artist will be safe from elimination (I have a hunch they'll hail from Team Blake). Surprise, surprise: Jake Worthington, America's cowboy, is the fourth artist to move on to semi-finals.

The bottom four have a final chance to be saved by America's tweets. Honestly, I'm sad to see Kat, Delvin and Sisaundra in the bottom as I think each deserves to move on. My favorite of these three is Kat, so I'm crossing my fingers and tweeting away in hopes she earns the instant save.

Team Blake's team is up first with Sisaundra Lewis belting Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman," and Audra McLaughlin singing "All I Want To Be Is Done" by The Band Perry. (Weird lyric choice – is Audra ready to go home?) Next, Team Adam's final two, with Kat Perkins bringing classic rock and roll to Heart's "Barracuda," and Delvin Choice, the R&B barista, singing Bruno Mars' "Young Girls."

The time has come: only one artist was insta-saved by America's tweets. Saved by America is (drumroll please) Kat Perkins! Delvin Choice jumps for joy and Adam Levine rushes the stage to celebrate Kat. I'm personally very proud of the rocker Nanny and the camaraderie that Adam has created as a coach. He is the only coach going into semi-finals with two artists. 

Next week: Josh, Christina, Kristen, Jake, and Kat will battle it out in the semi-finals. After this week's shocking eliminations, it is hard to predict who will make the final three. My bets are on Christina, Josh and Jake. Tune in next week to see if I'm right!

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