It’s Tuesday, which means we are just hours away from another nail biter of an elimination on The Voice.
Ten artists remain, but two will be sent packing after the instant save.
The singing competition debuted the new social media feature last week. Here’s how it works: When Carson announces the bottom three vote-getters, viewers are encouraged to tweet the name of the contestant they want to save. After five minutes, the person with the most mentions moves on to next week’s episode.
Some of us here on the west coast thought we might be left out of the decision-making process because the show airs live to the east coast, but Carson says it’s simple to play along no matter where you’re watching.
“You need to follow The Voice on Twitter. That’s it. That’s all you gotta do is follow The Voice,” he explained. “At around, I don’t know, let’s say 6:50pm tonight when we’re taping the show and you’re in LA, you’ll be alerted who’s in the bottom three and you can right then put in your vote, your instant save.”
Kat Robichaud benefited from the instant save during last week’s elimination and Carson felt it definitely an impact on her performance Monday night.
“I think she felt like she needed to bring it. So, she did ‘We Belong’ by Pat Benatar and as Christina says or whoever it was, that whole ‘Kat-itude’ thing.”
With only 10 artists battling it out, The Voice has invested more resources to make each performance wow the crowd. Pyro, back up dancers, gospel choirs…you name it.
“But sure enough, you know, Matthew Schuler comes out with just nothing,” Carson said. “He doesn’t need anything!”
Schuler was certainly one of the standouts with his vulnerable rendition of “Beneath Your Beautiful.”
The iTunes singles chart is usually pretty reliable at predicting the frontrunners and today, it’s Team Blake Shelton’s Cole Vosbury who ranked the highest with his super 90’s-tastic performance of “To Be With You.”
Don’t forget to vote for the Twitter instant save around 6:50pm PT and then find out which artist survives tonight’s big cut at 9pm PT!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles