The Voice Results: Top 5 Revealed After Shocking Instant Save And Elimination!

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The Voice Results May 5 2015

By Shari Weiss |

The Voice Results May 5 2015


“The Voice” is officially down to the Top 5 for season 8 after Tuesday’s live results show, which featured another dramatic instant save after a shocking faceoff.

As Gossip Cop reported, the Top 6 all competed in two rounds on Monday. Each contestant had to perform a song in honor of Mother’s Day, as well as any additional track. All the artists were highly praised, and there were a few standing ovations from the coaches, including one for Kimberly Nichole’s rock and roll take on “Dirty Diana.” But not everyone could move on to the next round.

Host Carson Daly revealed which singers received enough votes to automatically make it into the Top 5, and which two had to compete for the Instant Save. Unfortunately for Christina Aguilera, both her remaining artists, Nichole and India Carney, were the bottom vote-getters, and had to face-off in hopes of earning redemption via Twitter. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Carney won the Instant Save last week, the closest in the show’s history, and the coaches felt she made a huge comeback and even became one of the frontrunners this week. And Nichole has been among the panel’s favorites since breaking out during the live playoffs, with multiple standing ovations since then.

Aguilera was now guaranteed to lose one contestant, and have another in the semifinals, leading her to admit she’d be happy and “heartbroken” no matter what happened. The results were unbelievably close again, with the vote divided 50-50 when the onscreen tally was taken off. But ultimately, Carney WON AGAIN! And, sadly, Nichole was stunningly eliminated.

Here are the new team standings: Aguilera now only has Carney. Blake Shelton still has just Meghan Linsey. Adam Levine still only has Joshua Davis. And Pharrell is now the only coach to still have two artists left, Sawyer Fredericks and Koryn Hawthorne.

There’s now just two weeks until the season finale. What do you think of tonight’s surprising results, and which semifinalist are you rooting for to go all the way?


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