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The Voice recap: Live Semi-Final Results

Wait, did one singer just win the save-me vote AND become the frontrunner?

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The Voice

type:
TV Show
genre:
Reality TV, Music
run date:
04/26/11
performer:
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys
broadcaster:
NBC
seasons:
12
Current Status:
In Season

The Voice should really consider changing the title of its semifinals elimination to the quadruple-gut-punch episode because holy high notes, this night is brutal. Not just for the four contestants who’ve worked their tails off for months only to be let go just a week shy of the finale but for us, too, as our cuticles experience extra abuse from all the nervous gnawing going down with every cut.

Like any good news/bad news situation, we get all of the happy-making bits out of the way first. The three contestants who’ve received enough voter support and iTunes downloads to scurry on through to the finish line first are:

1. Adam Wakefield (Team Blake)

2. Alisan Porter (Team Christina)

3. Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell)

Then we get treated to some filler clips fun Pink bloopers, a rad set of performances from season 11 coach-in-waiting Alicia Keys, as well as One Republic, and then we find out that the bottom two, who don’t even have a shot at singing for the save are Shalyah Fearing and Paxton Ingram.

Both of these singers — who, coincidentally, shared an unfortunate song selection yesterday during their duet — have had moments of actual “WOW” impact during this season, but they’ve also been known to miss a beat here and there, perhaps most critically during yesterday’s semifinal performances. Either way, those kids have shown a lot of spirit and maturity throughout this competition and should do just fine with whatever they get into next.

Also? Major feely moment alert with that coach stage-rush to group hug them goodbye. Class.

NEXT: The instant save and the perfect singer-song combo…