America voted, and The Voice season 10 finalists have been chosen! Host Carson Daly joined coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams to cut the top eight semifinalists down to just four finalists on Tuesday, May 17, with special performances from upcoming season 11 coach Alicia Keys and OneRepublic.
The first artist to make it through to the finale was Team Blake’s Adam Wakefield, who sang his coach’s tune “I’m Sorry” during Monday night’s semifinal performances. Blake chose the song after noticing similarities between his artist’s style and Chris Stapleton’s, the writer of the song. Adam was happy with this comparison, telling Us Weekly after the show, “I’ll take it all day long!” And, apparently, America was pleased, too.
The second artist going to the finale should be no surprise to coach Adam, who predicted her as the winner early on in the competition: Team Christina’s Alisan Porter. After choosing The Eagles' “Desperado” as her final performance before voting, Alisan told Us, “It was an amazing night. It was amazing to be in the semifinals — emotional, it’s kind of the end of our journey — and next week is just the icing on the cake.”
The final artist voted through to the finale was Team Pharrell’s Hannah Huston, who closed out Monday night’s semifinal performances with Percy Sledge’s classic song “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Hannah was buzzing after receiving rave reviews from all the coaches, exclaiming to Us afterwards, “I closed out the semifinals! It was so cool!” And now we know she wasn’t the only one buzzing.
The first two artists to leave the competition after the semifinals were Team Blake’s Paxton Ingram and Team Adam’s Shalyah Fearing, leaving Team Blake’s Mary Sarah, Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista and Team Adam’s Laith Al-Saadi to battle it out for the Voice Instant Save.
Country crooner Mary Sarah slayed Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water,” smooth R&B singer Bryan tackled Miguel’s “Adorn” and gritty blues musician Laith chose Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”
Ultimately, America saved Laith, with Mary Sarah and Bryan sent home, thus securing each coach with one artist in next week’s season 10 finale.
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The Voice airs on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.