The May 5 episode of The Voice revealed the four lucky artists who were saved by America’s votes after Monday night’s episode, while four more contestants were moved forward in the competition based on the judges choices. A Wildcard Instant Save was also used to determine the ninth and final artist moving forward in the competition.
We’ve got all the details on Tuesday night’s episode below, including the eight artists who were sent home. However, before we proceed, this is your MAJOR SPOILER WARNING! Turn back now if you don’t want to know who was eliminated!
The eight contestants sent home during the May 5 episode of The Voice includes Arei Moon, Roderick Chambers, Michael Williams, Cedrice, Joei Fulco, Mike Jerel, Mandi Castillo and Mandi Thomas. Keep reading for details on who was sent home when, and who will be moving forward to compete for a place in the Top 4.
The contestants and judges broadcasted Tuesday’s episode from their own homes instead of in front of a live audience, with host Carson Daly broadcasting from inside The Voice studio. As of Monday’s episode, there were 17 contestants left in the competition, and only nine artists were able to move forward, so viewers watched as eight contestants were sent home.
The 17 contestants featured on Tuesday’s round of eliminations included the following artists: Megan Danielle, Michah Iverson, Mandi Thomas, Cedrice (Team Kelly), Arei Moon, Allegra Miles, Roderick Chambers, Thunderstorm Artis, Michael Williams (Team Nick), Todd Tilghman, Toneisha Harris, Joei Fulco, Joanna Serenko (Team Blake), Zan Fiskum, Mike Jerel, Mandi Castillo and CammWess (Team Legend).
The description for Tuesday’s episode reads, “In the live results show, four artists, one from each team, will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. Each Coach then selects an additional artist to move forward. The Artist with the next highest overnight votes from each team will compete in the Wildcard Instant Save for the last spot in the Top 9.”
The Artists SAVED By America’s Vote & the Judges Include …
The first contestant safe from Tuesday’s cut was Todd Tilghman (Team Blake), who was saved by America’s Vote. Blake Shelton also saved Toneisha Harris, so both Tilgman and Harris moved forward in the competition.
As for Team Legend, America saved CammWess, while John Legend decided to keep Zan Fiskum. Meanwhile, America saved Micah Iverson (Team Kelly), while Clarkson herself decided to keep Megan Danielle.
For the last two saves of the night (Team Nick), Thunderstorm Artis was saved by America, while Nick Jonas went with Allegra Miles as his choice.
The First Five Eliminations Include Joei Fulco, Mike Jerel, Mandi Thomas, Arei Moon & Roderick Chambers
Daley then announced which of the remaining contestants had the most viewer votes out of each team; the top four were given the chance to perform and compete for the ninth and final spot while the other five were eliminated.
Joanna Serenko was voted through for Team Blake, so Joei Fulco was eliminated.
Mandi Castillo was voted through for Team Legend, so Mike Jerel was eliminated.
Cedrice was voted through for Team Kelly, so Mandi Thomas was eliminated.
Michael Williams was voted through for Team Nick, so Arei Moon and Roderick Chambers were both eliminated.
Joanna Serenko, Mandi Castillo, Cedrice and Michael Williams all went on to compete for the coveted ninth spot, and the other three were sent home.
Joanna, Mandi, Cedrice & Michael Performed Live for the Final Spot in the Top 9
Joanna sang “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” by Jeffrey Osborne. Shelton complimented her on how smooth and silky her voice was throughout the entire performance, said she was a “great singer,” and asked voters to pick Joanna.
Mandi Castillo performed “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper and John Legend had nothing but compliments for his contestant. “It was beautiful, it was soulful, it was heartfelt, and perfectly executed … such a gorgeous, gorgeous performance.”
Cedrice chose to sing “Breathin” by Ariana Grande, and she killed it. All of the judges were swaying along to her performance, and when it came to Clarkson’s comments, she had nothing but good things to say, telling Cedrice she is “such a star.”
Michael went with “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees, and Jonas was beyond impressed. “I’m so proud to be your coach and you deserve to be in that Top 9,” he told Michael after writing “Wow! Star!” on the white board.
Joanna Serenko Was Saved by Voters, So Cedrice, Michael Williams & Mandi Castillo Were All Eliminated
Only one of the final four was able to be saved by America’s vote, and America went with Joanna Serenko, so sadly Cedrice, Michael and Mandi were all eliminated.
The next new episode of The Voice airs Monday, May 11, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on NBC. Monday’s episode will have the results for the Top 4 contestants who will compete in the finals this season. In the meantime, you can find more coverage on The Voice here.