"The Voice" Top 4 Contestants 2016
Tonight, the fans get to use the Instant Save for the last time this season on The Voice and the top 8 contestants are narrowed down to just 4 artists. The top 4 are able to move on in to the finals while several are eliminated tonight and we've got the full live recap for you here as it all goes down. So, don't forget to click through our gallery to check out the background on each of the top 4 contestants who made it through to next week as we update it throughout the show.
The show opened up with host Carson Daly speaking to each coach about the contestants they have remaining on their teams. He also announced that upcoming season 11 Voice coach Alicia Keys was set to perform tonight. Daly then brought out the remaining 8 contestants to begin revealing tonight's results. The first finalist announced was Adam Wakefield from Blake Shelton's team. After a short commercial break, Alicia Keys took the stage to perform her new song “In Common.” This past week, Pink came on the show to mentor the contestants, so after Keys' performance, the show aired a funny blooper reel from Pink's visit. Then, Daly brought the remaining contestants back out on stage, revealing the next safe artist as Alisan Porter from Team Christina Aguilera. Next up was a short commercial break and performance from One Republic. And then the third finalist was announced as ... Hannah Huston from Team Pharrell Williams. This left five remaining artists in jeopardy. The first artist announced as being able to sing for the Instant Save was Mary Sarah from Team Blake Shelton, followed by Bryan Bautista of Team Xtina, and also Laith Al-Saadi. This meant the end for contestants Shalyah Fearing and Paxton Ingram. For Mary Sarah's performance tonight, she sang the song "Something In the Water." Following her performance, coach Blake Shelton asked America to save her, saying that country music needs Mary Sarah. Next up was a performance by Bryan Bautista, singing "Adorn You." Coach Pharrell, who is not Bautista's designated coach, said that America needs to vote for Bautista. Christina Aguilera also pleaded for Bautista's safety before Laith Al-Saadi took the stage to sing "All Along the Watchtower." In Al-Saadi's performance, he incorporated two guitar solos, which coach Adam Levine gushed about to viewers, pleading with them to put through an artist who is different and unique.
After a short commercial break, each artist thanked their respective coach for the opportunity to be on the show. In response, their coaches did the same to them. And, the final contestant announced as being one of the top 4 was ... Laith Al-Saadi. (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)