The Voice Top 12 Season 8 Revealed!
“The Voice” had its first results show of season 8 on a special Wednesday episode that featured the big reveal of the Top 12. Get all the details here!
As Gossip Cop reported, the Top 20, comprised of five artists each for coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell, hit the stage on Monday and Tuesday’s shows for their first live performances in hopes of winning viewers’ votes for the first time. On Wednesday, host Carson Daly explained that the top two vote-getters on each team would automatically be welcomed into the Top 12. It would be up to each individual coach, however, to choose one of his or her remaining three artists to also continue on, with the other two getting eliminated.
Team Blake went first, and it was revealed Corey Kent White, the competition’s only country artist, and one-time Shelton opening act Meghan Linsey had scored the most votes. After thinking about the “scenario,” it was no surprise Shelton opted to save Hannah Kirby, his original singer whom he stole back from Pharrell during the Battles. Unfortunately, Brooke Adee and Sarah Potenza were immediately sent packing.
Team Christina was next, and she was left with a tough decision after finding out standouts Kimberly Nichole and India Carney were her two safe artists. Her group arguably had the best performances of the live playoffs, so it was heartbreaking that Sonic and Lexi Davila had to be sent home after Aguilera chose to keep Rob Taylor.
Team Pharrell followed, and frontrunner Sawyer Fredericks and Mia Z were welcomed into the Top 12 based on the viewers’ votes. Pharrell ultimately went with his “heart, soul, and spirit” to save Koryn Hawthorne. That meant Lowell Oakley and Caitlin Caporale were given the boot.
Team Adam went last, and it was announced Joshua Davis and Deanna Johnson received the highest amount of votes. Levine had to make his decision in the show’s final seconds, and expressed his frustration before ultimately selecting Brian Johnson. Tonya Boyd-Cannon and Nathan Hermida were both eliminated.
In summary, the season 8 Top 12 are: Corey Kent White, Meghan Linsey, and Hannah Kirby on Team Blake. Kimberly Nichole, India Carney, and Rob Taylor on Team Christina. Sawyer Fredericks, Mia Z, and Koryn Hawthorne on Team Pharrell. And Joshua Davis, Deanna Johnson, and Brian Johnson on Team Adam. What do you think of the results, and who will you root for next week?