By Emilie Cruz
Kat Perkins and Kristen Merlin bid farewell to “The Voice” Tuesday night (May 13) as Christina Grimmie survived the last instant save and earned the third slot in the finale, joining Josh Kaufman and Jake Worthington as finalists.
But before last chance performances that would decide the fate of the top three went down, country kings Rascal Flatts hit the stage to perform their latest hit, “Rewind,” and everyone’s favorite ginger Ed Sheeran stopped by to personally announce that he will perform at next week’s finale.
There was also a mini “Voice” homecoming as season five’s three finalists Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin and winner Tessanne Chin hit the stage with their new singles. Lee debuted the triumphant “Broken Ones,” while Champlin rocked out with his freshly released “Eye of the Pyramid,” and Chin got a standing ovation for her performance of “Everything Reminds Me Of You.”
For her last chance performance, Team Shakira’s Merlin gave a powerful performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” Although she gave it her all and got Shelton to admit he has a real “soft spot” for her, the singer was unable to blow away the competition and land a spot in the finale.
Likewise, Team Adam’s rocker Kat Perkins sang Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl,” getting Usher to compare her to a “vicious cat” that always comes out swinging, but third time was not a charm for the singer who had previously survived two instant saves.
Team Adam’s Christina Grimmie hit the stage with a last chance performance of OneRepublic’s “Apologize.” Her impeccable high notes brought coach Levine to his feet before the song was even over. In fact, Levine guaranteed that if America puts the young artist through to the finale, she would win.
Be sure to tune in next week on NBC to see if Levine’s prediction is right as Kaufman, Worthington, and Grimmie perform one last time to prove that they have the voice.