‘The Voice’ 2021 Winners: Top 5 Contestants & Live Results

The Voice Live Recap

NBC "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton

The Tuesday, December 7, 2021, episode of NBC’sThe Voice” revealed the top 5 contestants heading into next week’s live finale. Viewers voted to save 4 artists, and then the bottom four competed for one Wildcard Instant Save spot.

We’ve got all the details on Tuesday night’s episode below.

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: Do not read on if you don’t want to know who was eliminated during the December 7 episode of “The Voice.” 

If you don’t want the full recap, go ahead and scroll to the bottom of this post to see a list of which contestants made it through to the next round.

Live Recap

The episode started with Carson Daly welcoming coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Ariana Grande, and Blake Shelton to the stage. Then, Carly Pearce performed her newest award-winning song.

Carson welcomed the top 8 artists to the center stage to begin announcing which artists made it through to the finale.

The first artist advancing to the finale was then announced. From Team Blake, Wendy Moten was announced as safe.

After, John Legend took the stage to perform his new holiday song, “You Deserve It All.” Then, there was a plug for the People’s Choice Awards, which aired after the episode of “The Voice.”

Carson Daly invited the remaining contestants back onto the stage to deliver more results. The second finalist of the night was Team Kelly’s Girl Named Tom. The third artist announced to be safe was Team Blake’s Paris Winningham.

The last artist who made it through to the finale was Team Kelly’s Hailey Mia.

The artists who competed in the Instant Save was Lana Scott (Team Blake), Jim and Sasha Allen (Team Ariana), Jershika Maple and Joshua Vacanti (Team Legend).

First, Team Blake’s Lana Scott performed “Things A Man Oughta Know” for her Instant Save performance. The coaches, especially Blake, loved the performance.

“You know, regardless of what happens tonight, I think that you need to keep pursuing country music,” Kelly Clarkson told the contestant.

Blake also said the performance showed off Lana’s best story-telling ability as well as her sarcasm.

Then, Team Legend’s Joshua Vacanti took the stage to sing “My Heart Will Go On” for his chance to stay in the competition. He also earned a standing ovation.

“You’re just out here slaying Celine Dion, shut up! You’re just out here making it look easy,” Kelly told Joshua. She also said that if he did musical theater, she would go to every show he was in.

John added, “Your voice is stunning, but you approach it with such grace, such care, and such showmanship every time that you sing… you need to be in the finale, Joshua.”

Jim and Sasha Allen went a little out of their comfort zone for their Instant Save performance, singing “Rich Girl.” Jim did not bring up his guitar for the performance.

Kelly also commented on this performance and said that it was very cool to see Jim on stage with his son and that “it actually works so well, so anytime you have a show, just call me.”

“Aside from being incredible vocalists and beautiful musicians… you just bring such necessary energy to the show,” Ariana told the artists.

Last up was Jershika Maple, who sang “Break Every Chain.” All four coaches gave her a standing ovation.

“Jershika, you’ve done it again, you’ve brought yourself to tears, but you’ve probably also brought so much of America to tears with the power of your voice, and I hate that you get put in this position,” John told her before adding, “you’re one of the best vocalists I’ve ever worked with.”

The winner of “The Voice” Instant Save was Jershika Maple, meaning Lana Scott (Team Blake), Jim and Sasha Allen (Team Ariana), and Joshua Vacanti (Team Legend) were sent home.

Which Artists Made It Through?

This post will be updated as the episode airs.

Team Blake

  • Wendy Moten
  • Paris Winningham

Team Kelly

  • Girl Named Tom
  • Hailey Mia

Team Legend

  • Jershika Maple

“The Voice” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time (live) and Pacific time (recorded) on NBC.

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