Only eight singers can make it to the Semifinals during season 16 of The Voice, and Carson Daly reveals the lucky picks LIVE during the May 7 episode. The first artist safe is Maelyn Jarmon from John Legend’s team, followed by Dexter Roberts from team Blake Shelton. The results are broken up with a performance from John and his three remaining team members, and they absolutely crush their rendition of “Say A Little Prayer.”
Next, it’s time to find out who else is moving on. Carson reveals that Blake’s artist, Gyth Rigdon, is safe, along with Rod Stokes from team Kelly Clarkson and Shawn Sounds from John’s team. That means Blake and John both have two artists in, while Kelly has one and Adam has none, and there are just three spots left. After a commercial break, it’s announced that Carter Lloyd Horne and Andrew Sevener from Blake’s team are also moving through, giving him FOUR artists in the Top 8.
Before finding out which singers will be competing for the last spot in the top 8, Blake takes the stage with his six team members in the top 13 for a fun, upbeat performance. Finally, Carson reveals the three artists who will get another chance to perform for a spot in the Semifinals: LB Crew (team Adam Levine), Mari (team Adam) and Kim Cherry (team Blake). That means Oliv Blu (team Blake), Jej Vinson (team Kelly) and Celia Babini (team John) are heading home.
LB, Mari and Kim each give one last performance to win over the viewers. Then, voters have the chance to vote for their favorite on Twitter in the Instant Save. After the quick voting window, Kim is saved, which means Adam is left with zero artists in the semifinals.