The first results show of The Voice‘s live playoffs are a lot like Oprah’s Favorite Things: The prize isn’t exactly ideal, but boy, does the NBC reality competition hand it out in mass amounts.
“You get eliminated! And you get eliminated! And you get eliminated!” cries Carson Daly. “You’re all getting eliminated!“
OK, maybe my re-enactment is a tad dramatic — a common problem of mine — but the basic concept remains true. By the end of Wednesday’s hourlong broadcast, the Top 20 of Season 8 had become the Top 12, booting eight hopefuls faster than Christina Aguilera can upstage one of her contestants in rehearsal.
Still, all hope is not lost for those who didn’t survive Wednesday’s massive cut. If Pharrell’s last-minute pep talk wasn’t enough — “This is meant to be the beginning of the rest of your lives,” the coach assured his team — then perhaps the eliminated contestants can take solace in seeing Season 7 finalist Chris Jamison take the stage alongside Wiz Khalifa for one of the strongest Voice alumni performances we’ve seen.
OK, OK, I know what you want to know. Let’s get right to the results, shall we? (And in case you’re wondering, your trusty Voice recapper, Michael Slezak, is busy in American Idol Land right now, bringing you those results as soon as he can. Oh, Reality Singing Competition Gods, what did he do to deserve two results shows on the same night?)
Saved by America: Corey Kent White, Meghan Linsey
Saved by Blake: Hannah Kirby
Eliminated: Brooke Adee, Sarah Potenza
Saved by America: Kimberly Nichole, India Carney
Saved by Christina: Rob Taylor
Eliminated: Sonic, Lexi Dávila
Saved by America: Sawyer Fredericks, Mia Z
Saved by Pharrell: Koryn Hawthorne
Eliminated: Caitlin Caporale, Lowell Oakley
Saved by America: Joshua Davis, Deanna Johnson
Saved by Adam: Brian Johnson
Eliminated: Nathan Hermida, Tonya Boyd-Cannon
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