The Voice (U.S. season 15)

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The Voice
Season 15
Broadcast fromSeptember 24 – December 18, 2018
Coaches
Host(s)Carson Daly
BroadcasterNBC
Chronology

The fifteenth season of the American reality television show, The Voice premiered on September 24, 2018, on NBC.[1] Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton returned as coaches from the previous season. Jennifer Hudson, who last coached in season 13, returned, replacing Alicia Keys. For the first time in its history, the show featured a fifth coach, Kelsea Ballerini, who selected contestants to participate in The Comeback Stage.[2]

Coaches and hosts[edit]

On May 11, 2018, Kelly Clarkson confirmed she would return alongside Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Carson Daly will return for his fifteenth season as host. It was announced on September 10 that Kelsea Ballerini would become a fifth coach, mentoring unsuccessful auditioners on an online version in a new round called The Comeback Stage.[3]

The Block, added in season 14, would return for a second season. A new round this season, entitled "The Comeback Stage", will see six artists who did not turn a chair in the Blind Auditions get a second chance to return to the competition for the live shows. The six artists remained, mentored by Kelsea Ballerini, will compete against each other in a digital companion series, with the winner securing a spot in the Top 13.[3]

This season's advisors for the Battle Rounds are CeeLo Green for Team Adam, Thomas Rhett for Team Kelly, Halsey for Team Jennifer, and Keith Urban for Team Blake.[4] Mariah Carey assigned as a mentor for all teams during the knockouts.

Teams[edit]

Color key

Coaches Top 54 artists
Adam Levine
Reagan Strange DeAndre Nico Tyke James Kameron Marlowe Steve Memmolo RADHA
Keith Paluso Delaney Silvernell Jake Wells Funsho Anthony Arya Natalie Brady
Fousheé Emily Hough Jarred Matthew
Kelly Clarkson
Chevel Shepherd Sarah Grace Kymberli Joye Lynnea Moorer Abby Cates Keith Paluso
Zaxai Natasia GreyCloud Claire DeJean Cody Ray Raymond Delaney Silvernell SandyRedd
Josh Davis Erika Zade Mikele Buck OneUp
Jennifer Hudson
Kennedy Holmes MaKenzie Thomas SandyRedd Patrique Fortson Colton Smith Franc West
Anthony Arya Tyshawn Colquitt Mike Parker Zaxai Natasia GreyCloud Colton Smith
Lela Audri Bartholomew Matt Johnson
Blake Shelton
Kirk Jay Chris Kroeze Dave Fenley Funsho Natasia GreyCloud Michael Lee
Colton Smith Kameron Marlowe Katrina Cain Keith Paluso Caeland Garner Kayley Hill
Rachel Messer Mercedes Ferreira-Dias Joey Green
Kelsea Ballerini
Lynnea Moorer Ayanna Joni Wyatt Rivers Ele Ivory Sam Robbins Madison Cain
Note: Italicized names are stolen artists (names struck through within former teams). Underlined names are artists who were saved by their coach in the Knockouts and advanced to the Live Playoffs. The Bold name is the artist who won The Comeback Stage and joined another team of their choosing (name struck through within former team).

Blind auditions[edit]

Color key
   Coach pressed "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to a coach's team
     Artist elected a coach's team
     Artist was eliminated, and was not invited back for "The Comeback Stage"
     Artist was eliminated, but got a second chance to compete in "The Comeback Stage"
  Coach pressed the "I WANT YOU" button, but was "blocked" by another coach from getting the artist:
   Blocked by Adam
   Blocked by Kelly
   Blocked by Jennifer
   Blocked by Blake

Episode 1 (September 24)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Sarah Grace 15 Houston, Texas "Ball and Chain"
2 Tyshawn Colquitt 23 Cincinnati, Ohio "Like I Can"
3 Tyke James 17 Laie, Hawaii "Perfect"
4 Ayanna Joni 29 Yonkers, New York "Sorry Not Sorry"
5 Mercedes Ferreira-Dias 17 Miami, Florida "She Used to Be Mine"
6 RADHA 19 Jersey City, New Jersey "Mamma Knows Best"
7 Kameron Marlowe 21 Kannapolis, North Carolina "One Number Away"
8 Mikele Buck 39 Big Chimney, West Virginia "She Used to Be Mine"
9 Sam Hastings 23 Portland, Maine "Angela"
10 Patrique Fortson 38 Atlanta, Georgia "Get Here"
11 Kennedy Holmes 13 St. Louis, Missouri "Turning Tables"

Episode 2 (September 25)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Keith Paluso 30 Memphis, Tennessee "Way Down We Go"
2 Claire DeJean 17 Dallas, Texas "Hurt Somebody"
3 Franc West 38 Cleveland, Ohio "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"
4 Michael Lee 30 Fort Worth, Texas "The Thrill Is Gone"
5 Ele Ivory 20 Nashville, Tennessee "Jump"
6 DeAndre Nico 22 Port Arthur, Texas "When I Was Your Man"

Episode 3 (October 1)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Dave Fenley 39 Nashville, Tennessee "Help Me Hold On"
2 Steve Memmolo 35 Boston, Massachusetts "Spooky"
3 Audri Bartholomew 19 St. Louis, Missouri "Never Enough"
4 Rachel Messer 19 Fort Gay, West Virginia "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"
5 Brent Morgan 30 Madison, Alabama "Feel It Still"
6 Chevel Shepherd 16 Farmington, New Mexico "If I Die Young"
7 Bryan Cherry 28 Woodbridge, Virginia "Nothing Can Change This Love"
8 Delaney Silvernell 21 Los Angeles, California "In My Blood"
9 Anthony Arya 15 Santa Cruz, California "Danny's Song"
10 Natasia GreyCloud 29 Nashville, Tennessee "I'm Not the Only One"
11 Lynnea Moorer 18 Monterey, California "Location"
12 Kymberli Joye 26 Windsor, Connecticut "Run to You"

Episode 4 (October 2)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Reagan Strange 14[a] Memphis, Tennessee "Meant to Be"
2 Fousheé 29 Harlem, New York "Redbone"
3 Wyatt Rivers 22 Durham, North Carolina "River"
4 Chris Kroeze 27 Barron, Wisconsin "Pride and Joy"
5 MaKenzie Thomas 20 Wallingford, Kentucky "Big White Room"
6 SandyRedd 35 Chicago, Illinois "River"

Episode 5 (October 8)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 OneUp
(Adam Bastien & Jerome Bell)
35-36 New York, New York "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love"
2 Natalie Brady 33 Nashville, Tennessee "Barracuda"
3 Hannah Blaylock 31 Nimmons, Arkansas "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
4 Mike Parker 23 Warrenton, Virginia "So Sick"
5 Joey Green 35 Crowley, Texas "Baba O'Riley"
6 Zaxai 29 Delmas, Haiti / Brooklyn, New York "Come and Get Your Love"
7 Erika Zade 20 Havana, Cuba / Miami, Florida "New Rules"
8 Jarred Matthew 31 Riverside, California "Tired of Being Alone"
9 Sam Robbins 21 Portsmouth, New Hampshire "Time in a Bottle"
10 Colton Smith 21 Albertville, Alabama "Alive"
11 Kayley Hill 28 Nashville, Tennessee "Gold Dust Woman"
12 Kirk Jay 22 Bay Minette, Alabama "Bless the Broken Road"

Episode 6 (October 9)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Caeland Garner 31 Coleridge, North Carolina "Dancing in the Moonlight"
2 Madison Cain 24 Sausalito, California "You Oughta Know"
3 Lela 15 Pasto, Colombia / Miami, Florida "Havana"
4 Cody Ray Raymond 27 Seattle, Washington "Born Under a Bad Sign"
5 Jake Wells 23 Kansas City, Missouri "When the Stars Go Blue"
6 Abby Cates 17 Cincinnati, Ohio "Scars to Your Beautiful"
7 Funsho 29 Lagos, Nigeria / Los Angeles, California "Finesse"

Episode 7 (October 15)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
1 Emily Hough 16 Petersburg, Illinois "Big Yellow Taxi"
2 Josh Davis 20 Cleveland, Tennessee "Too Good At Goodbyes" Team full
3 Lisa Ramey 33 New York, New York "Beautiful Trauma" Team full
4 Katrina Cain 29 Denton, Texas "Rhiannon"
5 Matt Johnson 26 Staunton, Virginia "Never Too Much" Team full

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sources vary on her age at the time of this performance, some state she was 13 years old at the time.[5]

The Battles[edit]

The second half of the Battle Rounds started on October 15.[6] Season fifteen's advisors include: CeeLo Green for Team Adam, Thomas Rhett for Team Kelly, Halsey for Team Jennifer, and Keith Urban for Team Blake.[4] The coaches can steal two losing artists from other coaches. Contestants who win their battle or are stolen by another coach will advance to the Knockout rounds.

Color key:

       Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Winner Song Loser 'Steal' result
Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
Episode 7
(Monday, Oct 15, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 Cody Ray Raymond "Cry to Me" SandyRedd N/A
Blake Shelton 2 Michael Lee "Thing Called Love" Joey Green N/A
Jennifer Hudson 3 Patrique Fortson "God Gave Me You" Colton Smith N/A
Episode 8
(Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 Kymberli Joye "Mercy" OneUp N/A
Adam Levine 2 Steve Memmolo "Amie" Anthony Arya N/A
3 Tyke James "She's Always a Woman" Jarred Matthew N/A Team full
Blake Shelton 4 Chris Kroeze "Back in the High Life Again" Mercedes Ferreira-Dias N/A
5 Katrina Cain "Angel" Rachel Messer N/A
Jennifer Hudson 6 Mike Parker "Gravity" Natasia GreyCloud
Episode 9
(Monday, Oct 22, 2018)
Blake Shelton 1 Dave Fenley "I'm a One-Woman Man" Keith Paluso Team full N/A
Adam Levine 2 Reagan Strange "Photograph" Emily Hough N/A
Jennifer Hudson 3 Franc West "Too Close" Matt Johnson
Kelly Clarkson 4 Abby Cates "Love Me like You Do" Delaney Silvernell N/A
Adam Levine 5 RADHA "Growing Pains" Fousheé Team full
Kelly Clarkson 6 Chevel Shepherd "You Look So Good in Love" Mikele Buck N/A
Jennifer Hudson 7 MaKenzie Thomas "Always Be My Baby" Audri Bartholomew
Adam Levine 8 Jake Wells "Closing Time" Natalie Brady
Jennifer Hudson 9 Tyshawn Colquitt "Love Lies" Zaxai
Episode 10
(Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 Sarah Grace "No Roots" Erika Zade Team full Team full Team full
Blake Shelton 2 Kameron Marlowe "Only Wanna Be With You" Kayley Hill N/A
Kelly Clarkson 3 Claire DeJean "All This Love" Josh Davis
Blake Shelton 4 Kirk Jay "Let It Rain" Caeland Garner N/A
Jennifer Hudson 5 Kennedy Holmes "Battlefield" Lela
Adam Levine 6 DeAndre Nico "Can You Stand the Rain" Funsho

The Knockouts[edit]

The Knockouts round started on October 29.[7] The coaches can each steal one losing artist from another team and save one artist who lost their Knockout on their own team. The top 24 contestants then moved on to the Live Playoffs. Mariah Carey is the advisor to contestants from all teams in this round.[8] Cody Ray Raymond from Team Kelly dropped out from the competition due to personal reasons.[9] Kelly Clarkson grouped three of her members into one knockout, with two contestants from the trio advancing, with the third being declared the loser, just like on the eighth season.

Color key:

       Artist won the Knockout and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout but was saved by their coach and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
Episodes Coach Order Song Artists Song 'Steal'/'Save' result
Winner(s) Loser Adam Kelly Jennifer Blake
Episode 11
(Monday, Oct 29, 2018)
Adam Levine 1 "Ring of Fire" Tyke James Keith Paluso "You Are the Best Thing"
Kelly Clarkson 2 "The Middle" Kymberli Joye Natasia GreyCloud "Tennessee Whiskey"
"Cruisin'" Zaxai
Jennifer Hudson 3 "How Deep Is Your Love" MaKenzie Thomas Mike Parker "Breakeven" Steal used Steal used
Adam Levine 4 "Dancing On My Own" Reagan Strange RADHA "I'll Be There"
Blake Shelton 5 "Earned It" Funsho Katrina Cain "Don't Let Me Down"
Jennifer Hudson 6 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Patrique Fortson SandyRedd "Dangerous Woman" Steal used
Episode 12
(Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018)
Jennifer Hudson 1 "Call Out My Name" Franc West Tyshawn Colquitt "Pillowtalk" Steal used Save used Steal used
Kelly Clarkson 2 "Because of You" Abby Cates Claire DeJean "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
Blake Shelton 3 "Stuck on You" Dave Fenley Kameron Marlowe "I Shot the Sheriff" Steal used
Episode 13
(Monday, Nov 5, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 "Travelin' Soldier" Chevel Shepherd Sarah Grace "I'd Rather Go Blind" Team full Steal used
Adam Levine 2 "Wanted" DeAndre Nico Jake Wells "Yellow" Team full
Jennifer Hudson 3 "What About Us" Kennedy Holmes Anthony Arya "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" Save used
Blake Shelton 4 "In Case You Didn't Know" Kirk Jay Colton Smith "Lady Marmalade"
Adam Levine 5 "Unaware" Steve Memmolo Delaney Silvernell "Praying" Team full Steal used
Blake Shelton 6 "Whipping Post" Michael Lee Chris Kroeze "Burning House"
Episode 14
(Thursday, Nov 8, 2018)
The fourteenth episode was a special episode titled "The Road to the Live Shows." The episode showed the best moments of the season so far, including the blind auditions, the journey of the top 24 contestants, and some unseen footage.

The Comeback Stage[edit]

For this season, the show added a brand new phase of competition called The Comeback Stage that was exclusive to The Voice mobile app, The Voice YouTube channel, Instagram TV, Facebook and NBC.com.[10] After failing to turn a chair in the blind auditions, artists had the chance to be selected by fifth coach Kelsea Ballerini to become a member of her six-person team. The Comeback Stage consists of three rounds. In the first, it is the Battle round. Artists would be paired up and given a solo song to perform for Kelsea's favor (similar to the Knockouts). In the second, it is the Comeback's Knockout round. The three remaining artists would be given another song to sing, with two of them advancing to the final stage. The third and final stage is run in conjunction with the Live Playoffs. The two remaining artists perform live for America's votes in the first Twitter Instant Save of the season, with the winner officially joining one of the four main teams of their choosing as a part of the Top 13.

The Battles[edit]

       Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode (Digital) Coach Song Artists Song
Winner Loser
Episode 7
(Monday, Oct 15, 2018)
Kelsea Ballerini "Dangerous Woman" Ayanna Joni Madison Cain "Yoü and I"
Episode 9
(Monday, Oct 22, 2018)
"One Call Away" Wyatt Rivers Sam Robbins "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
Episode 11
(Monday, Oct 29, 2018)
"My My My!" Lynnea Moorer Ele Ivory "Back to You"

The Knockouts[edit]

       Artists won the Knockout and advanced for a chance to enter the Top 13
       Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
Episode (Digital) Coach Song Artists Song
Winners Loser
Episode 13
(Monday, Nov 5, 2018)
Kelsea Ballerini "I Put a Spell on You" Ayanna Joni Wyatt Rivers "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You"
"In My Blood" Lynnea Moorer

Live Playoffs[edit]

       Artist received majority of America's votes and got a spot into the Top 13
       Artist was eliminated
Episode Coach Song Artists Song
Winner Loser
Episode 16
(Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018)
Kelsea Ballerini "Boo'd Up" Lynnea Moorer Ayanna Joni "No Tears Left to Cry"

Live shows[edit]

Color key:

       Artist was saved by the Public's votes
       Artist was saved by his/her coach or was placed in the bottom two, bottom three, or middle three
       Artist won the Comeback Stage and joined another team
       Artist was saved by the Instant Save
       Artist's Apple Music vote multiplied by 5 (except The Finals) after his/her studio version of the song had the most streams of the night
       Artist was eliminated

Week 1: Live Playoffs (November 12 & 13)[edit]

The Live Playoffs comprised episodes 15 and 16. The top twenty-four artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers' vote, and each coach completing their respective teams with their own choice. The Monday night broadcast featured all teams and the Tuesday night broadcast featured the results, along with the final Comeback Stage matchup.[citation needed]

Kelsea Ballerini was added as the fifth coach and has coached six artists who did not turn a chair in the Blind Auditions to help them get a second chance to return to the competition for the live shows. They had their own battles and knockouts, and only two, Ayanna Joni and Lynnea Moorer, get the chance to enter the Top 13 via America's vote (similar to the Instant Save).[citation needed]

Lynnea Moorer won the Comeback Stage matchup, and chose to be part of Team Kelly on the Top 13.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 15
(Monday, Nov 12, 2018)
Blake Shelton 1 Michael Lee "Everytime I Roll the Dice" Eliminated
2 Dave Fenley "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" Blake's choice
3 Natasia GreyCloud "God Is a Woman" Eliminated
4 Chris Kroeze "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" Public's vote
5 Funsho "How Long" Eliminated
6 Kirk Jay "One More Day" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 7 Abby Cates "Next to Me" Eliminated
8 Keith Paluso "Someone Like You" Eliminated
9 Sarah Grace "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" Public's vote
10 Zaxai "When I Need You" Eliminated
11 Chevel Shepherd "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)" Public's vote
12 Kymberli Joye "Radioactive" Kelly's choice
Adam Levine 13 Steve Memmolo "More Today Than Yesterday" Eliminated
14 DeAndre Nico "Ordinary People" Public's vote
15 RADHA "Dusk Till Dawn" Eliminated
16 Kameron Marlowe "I Ain't Living Long Like This" Eliminated
17 Tyke James "Use Somebody" Adam's choice
18 Reagan Strange "Worth It" Public's vote
Jennifer Hudson 19 Patrique Fortson "Ain't Nobody" Eliminated
20 MaKenzie Thomas "I Believe in You and Me" Public's vote
21 Franc West "Apologize" Eliminated
22 SandyRedd "No More Drama" Jennifer's choice
23 Colton Smith "Scared to be Lonely" Eliminated
24 Kennedy Holmes "Halo" Public's vote
Comeback Stage Performances
Episode 16
(Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018)
Kelsea Ballerini 1 Ayanna Joni "No Tears Left to Cry" Eliminated
2 Lynnea Moorer "Boo'd Up" Comeback Stage Artist
Non-competition performances
Order Performer(s) Song
16.1 Kane Brown "Lose It"
16.2 Backstreet Boys "Chances"

Week 2: Top 13 — Dedications (November 19 & 20)[edit]

This week's theme was “Dedications”. The three artists with the fewest votes competed for an Instant Save, with two leaving the competition.

This season, the live show voting mechanism has changed. iTunes purchases of the singles released by the top 13 artists no longer count as votes, and have instead been replaced with Apple Music streams counting as votes. This also affected the iTunes multiplier bonus from past seasons. Now, the artist who racks up the most streams on Apple Music during the voting window have their Apple Music votes multiplied by 5.[11]

This week, the recipient of the Apple Music multiplier was Reagan Strange.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 17
(Monday, Nov 19, 2018)
Blake Shelton 1 Chris Kroeze "Let It Be" Public's vote
Adam Levine 2 Tyke James "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" Bottom three
3 DeAndre Nico "I Can Only Imagine" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 4 Kymberli Joye "Diamonds" Public's vote
Jennifer Hudson 5 Kennedy Holmes "Wind Beneath My Wings" Public's vote
6 SandyRedd "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" Bottom three
Kelly Clarkson 7 Chevel Shepherd "Little White Church" Public's vote
Jennifer Hudson 8 MaKenzie Thomas "I Am Changing" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 9 Sarah Grace "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 10 Dave Fenley "Hard to Love" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 11 Lynnea Moorer "Wolves" Bottom three
Blake Shelton 12 Kirk Jay "I'm Already There" Public's vote
Adam Levine 13 Reagan Strange "You Say" Public's vote
Instant Save Performances
Episode 18
(Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018)
Jennifer Hudson 1 SandyRedd "Believer" Eliminated
Adam Levine 2 Tyke James "Home" Eliminated
Kelly Clarkson 3 Lynnea Moorer "If I Ain't Got You" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
18.1 Adam Levine and his team
(Tyke James, DeAndre Nico, and Reagan Strange)
"Rhiannon"
18.2 Kelly Clarkson and her team
(Sarah Grace, Kymberli Joye, Lynnea Moorer, and Chevel Shepherd)
"I Will Always Love You"

Week 3: Top 11 — Fan Night (November 26 & 27)[edit]

The theme for this week was "Fan Night", meaning that the artists performed songs chosen by the fans. The two artists with the fewest votes will compete for an Instant Save, with one leaving the competition.

Once again, The Apple Music multiplier was awarded to Reagan Strange.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 19
(Monday, November 26, 2018)
Blake Shelton 1 Dave Fenley "Use Me" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 2 Chevel Shepherd "Space Cowboy" Public's vote
Adam Levine 3 Reagan Strange "Complicated" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 4 Kymberli Joye "Break Every Chain" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 5 Kirk Jay "Body Like a Back Road" Public's vote
6 Chris Kroeze "Long Train Runnin'" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 7 Lynnea Moorer "Consequences" Bottom two
Jennifer Hudson 8 MaKenzie Thomas "Emotion" Public's vote
Kelly Clarkson 9 Sarah Grace "Dog Days Are Over" Public's vote
Adam Levine 10 DeAndre Nico "Cry for You" Bottom two
Jennifer Hudson 11 Kennedy Holmes "Greatest Love of All" Public's vote
Instant Save Performances
Episode 20
(Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 Lynnea Moorer "Tattooed Heart" Eliminated
Adam Levine 2 DeAndre Nico "Take Me to the King" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
20.1 Blake Shelton and his team
(Dave Fenley, Kirk Jay, and Chris Kroeze)
"Dixieland Delight"
20.2 Kelsea Ballerini "Miss Me More"
20.3 Jennifer Hudson and her team
(Kennedy Holmes and MaKenzie Thomas)
"The Rose"

Week 4: Top 10 (December 3 & 4)[edit]

This week, the recipient of the Apple Music multiplier was Chris Kroeze.

With the advancement of Chevel Shepherd, Kymberli Joye, and Sarah Grace, Kelly Clarkson became the first female coach to get more than two artists on her team to the semifinals. The elimination of DeAndre Nico was met with criticism when his coach Adam Levine made some controversial comments "throwing him under the bus" in favor of his other artist Reagan Strange who was unable to perform in the Instant Save due to her sickness.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 21
(Monday, December 3, 2018)
Jennifer Hudson 1 Kennedy Holmes "Me Too" Public's vote
Adam Levine 2 Reagan Strange "Cry" Bottom three
Kelly Clarkson 3 Sarah Grace "Amazing Grace"[a] Public's vote
4 Kymberli Joye "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 5 Chris Kroeze "Callin' Baton Rouge" Public's vote
6 Dave Fenley "When You Say Nothing At All" Bottom three
Adam Levine 7 DeAndre Nico "That's What I Like" Bottom three
Kelly Clarkson 8 Chevel Shepherd "You're Lookin' At Country" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 9 Kirk Jay "Tomorrow" Public's vote
Jennifer Hudson 10 MaKenzie Thomas "Because You Loved Me" Public's vote
Instant Save Performances
Episode 22
(Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018)
Adam Levine N/A [b] Reagan Strange Instant Save
Blake Shelton 1 Dave Fenley "Amazed" Eliminated
Adam Levine 2 DeAndre Nico "All of Me" Eliminated
  1. ^ Sarah Grace sang the lyrics of Amazing Grace to the melody and background music of The House of the Rising Sun.
  2. ^ Reagan Strange was too sick to perform her Instant Save song. However, she still participated in the Instant Save.
Non-competition performances
Order Performers Song
21.1 Blake Shelton "Turnin' Me On"
22.1 Anne-Marie & James Arthur "Rewrite the Stars"
22.2 Kelly Clarkson "Heat"
22.3 Gwen Stefani feat. Mon Laferte "Feliz Navidad"

Week 5: Top 8 Semifinals (December 10 & 11)[edit]

The Top 8 performed on Monday, December 10, 2018, with the results following on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Three artists were automatically moved on to the finale. The two artists with the fewest votes were immediately eliminated and the middle three contended for the remaining spot in the next finale via the Instant Save. Kelly Clarkson brought in Brynn Cartelli to help her team in the rehearsals. In addition to their individual songs, each artist performed a duet with another artist in the competition, though these duets were not available for purchase on iTunes.

Once again, the Apple Music multiplier was awarded to Chris Kroeze. With the elimination of Reagan Strange, Adam Levine no longer had any artists left on his team. This was the second time in a row after the fourteenth season that he had lost his entire team prior to the finale, and the fourth time overall. The second time was in the fourth season, and the first time was in the third season. Interestingly, this was the second time that he will have gone without a finalist in back-to-back seasons. With the advancements of Chevel Shepherd and Kennedy Holmes, this season also marked the second time that two female coaches were represented in the finale, with Shepherd representing Kelly Clarkson, and Holmes representing Jennifer Hudson. The first time that this happened was the fourteenth season. In addition, Holmes's advancement also marked Hudson's first American season with a finalist, as she did not have one in the thirteenth season. With the advancement of Chris Kroeze, this season marks the first time that a artist who lost his Knockout round but was saved by his coach, makes it to the Finale.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Results
Episode 23
(Monday, December 10, 2018)
Kelly Clarkson 1 Sarah Grace "Sign of the Times" Eliminated
Jennifer Hudson 2 MaKenzie Thomas "Vision of Love" Middle Three
Kelly Clarkson 3 Kymberli Joye "Never Alone" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 4 Chris Kroeze "Can't You See" Public's vote
Jennifer Hudson 5 Kennedy Holmes "This Is Me" Middle Three
Adam Levine 6 Reagan Strange "You Are the Reason" Middle Three
Kelly Clarkson 7 Chevel Shepherd "Blue" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 8 Kirk Jay "I Swear" Public's vote
Instant Save Performances
Episode 24
(Tuesday, December 11, 2018)
Jennifer Hudson 1 MaKenzie Thomas "Up to the Mountain" Eliminated
Adam Levine 2 Reagan Strange "Wherever You Will Go" Eliminated
Jennifer Hudson 3 Kennedy Holmes "How Do I Live" Instant Save
Duets
Order Performers Song
23.1 Kennedy Holmes and Reagan Strange "Happy"/"Tightrope"
23.2 Kirk Jay and Chevel Shepherd "She's Country"/"Country Must Be Country Wide"
23.3 Kymberli Joye and MaKenzie Thomas "Best of My Love"/"Got to Be Real"
23.4 Sarah Grace and Chris Kroeze "Jumpin' Jack Flash"/"Chain of Fools"
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
23.1 Jennifer Hudson "Round and Round"
24.1 Michael Bublé "Where or When"
24.2 Hailee Steinfeld "Back to Life"
24.3 Jennifer Hudson "I'll Fight"

Week 6: Finale (December 17 & 18)[edit]

Coach Artist Order Solo Song Order Duet Song (with Coach) Order Original Song Result
Blake Shelton Kirk Jay "[[]]" "[[]]" ""
Kelly Clarkson Chevel Shepherd "[[]]" "[[]]" ""
Jennifer Hudson Kennedy Holmes "[[]]" "[[]]" ""
Blake Shelton Chris Kroeze "[[]]" "[[]]" ""
Non-competition performances[12]
Order Performers Song
Panic! at the Disco "High Hopes" & "Hey Look Ma, I Made It"
Jennifer Hudson & Kelly Clarkson "O Holy Night"
John Legend & Esperanza Spalding "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Marshmello & Bastille "Happier"
Dierks Bentley "Burning Man"
Halsey "Without Me"
Brynn Cartelli "Last Night's Mascara"

Elimination chart[edit]

Overall[edit]

Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live Show Results per week
Artists Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Finale
Kennedy Holmes Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Kirk Jay Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Chris Kroeze Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Chevel Shepherd Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe
Reagan Strange Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 5)
MaKenzie Thomas Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Sarah Grace Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Kymberli Joye Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Dave Fenley Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
DeAndre Nico Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Lynnea Moorer Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Tyke James Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
SandyRedd Safe Eliminated
Abby Cates Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Patrique Fortson Eliminated
Funsho Eliminated
Natasia GreyCloud Eliminated
Ayanna Joni Eliminated
Michael Lee Eliminated
Kameron Marlowe Eliminated
Steve Memmolo Eliminated
Keith Paluso Eliminated
RADHA Eliminated
Colton Smith Eliminated
Franc West Eliminated
Zaxai Eliminated

Teams[edit]

Color key
Artist's info
Results details
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Finale
Reagan Strange Public's vote AdvancedCheck mark.svg  AdvancedCheck mark.svg  Advanced Eliminated
DeAndre Nico Public's vote Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Tyke James Coach's choice Eliminated
Kameron Marlowe Eliminated
Steve Memmolo Eliminated
RADHA Eliminated
Chevel Shepherd Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
Sarah Grace Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Kymberli Joye Coach's choice Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Lynnea Moorer Public's vote Advanced Eliminated
Abby Cates Eliminated
Keith Paluso Eliminated
Zaxai Eliminated
Kennedy Holmes Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
MaKenzie Thomas Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
SandyRedd Coach's choice Eliminated
Patrique Fortson Eliminated
Colton Smith Eliminated
Franc West Eliminated
Kirk Jay Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
Chris Kroeze Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg  Advanced Check mark.svg 
Dave Fenley Coach's choice Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Funsho Eliminated
Natasia GreyCloud Eliminated
Michael Lee Eliminated

Reception[edit]

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Episode Original airdate Production Time slot (ET) Viewers
(in millions)
Adults (18–49) Source
Rating Share
1 "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 1" September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) 1501 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.66 2.0 8 [13]
2 "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2" September 25, 2018 (2018-09-25) 1502 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.90 2.2 10 [14]
3 "The Blind Auditions, Part 3" October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) 1503 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.06 2.1 8 [15]
4 "The Blind Auditions, Part 4" October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) 1504 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.19 1.8 8 [16]
5 "The Blind Auditions, Part 5" October 8, 2018 (2018-10-08) 1505 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.56 1.9 8 [17]
6 "The Blind Auditions, Part 6" October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09) 1506 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.21 1.8 8 [18]
7 "The Blinds End and the Battles Begin" October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15) 1507 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.99 1.9 8 [19]
8 "The Battles Premiere, Part 2" October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16) 1508 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.99 1.8 8 [20]
9 "The Battles, Part 3" October 22, 2018 (2018-10-22) 1509 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.38 1.9 8 [21]
10 "The Battles, Part 4" October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23) 1510 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.44 1.6 7 [22]
11 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 1" October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29) 1511 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.46 1.8 8 [23]
12 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2" October 30, 2018 (2018-10-30) 1512 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.00 1.6 7 [24]
13 "The Knockouts, Part 3" November 5, 2018 (2018-11-05) 1513 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.03 1.8 8 [25]
14 "The Road To The Lives" November 8, 2018 (2018-11-08) 1514 Thursday 9:00 p.m. 3.84 0.7 3 [26]
15 "The Live Playoffs, Night 1" November 12, 2018 (2018-11-12) 1515 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.00 1.7 8 [27]
16 "The Live Playoffs, Night 2" November 13, 2018 (2018-11-13) 1516 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.85 1.6 7 [28]
17 "Live Top 13 Performances" November 19, 2018 (2018-11-19) 1517 Monday 8:00 p.m. 7.88 1.4 6 [29]
18 "Live Top 13 Results" November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20) 1518 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.22 1.4 6 [30]
19 "Live Top 11 Performances" November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26) 1519 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.38 1.6 6 [31]
20 "Live Top 11 Results" November 27, 2018 (2018-11-27) 1520 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.57 1.5 6 [32]
21 "Live Top 10 Performances" December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03) 1521 Monday 8:00 p.m. 8.97 1.5 6 [33]
22 "Live Top 10 Results" December 4, 2018 (2018-12-04) 1522 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.91 1.4 7 [34]
23 "Live Top 8 Semifinals Performances" December 10, 2018 (2018-12-10) 1523 Monday 8:00 p.m. 8.43 1.4 6 [35]
24 "Live Top 8 Semifinals Results" December 11, 2018 (2018-12-11) 1524 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.96 1.4 6 [36]
25 "Live Finale Performances"[37] December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17) 1525 Monday 8:00 p.m.
26 "Live Finale Results"[37] December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18) 1526 Tuesday 9:00 p.m.

Artists who appeared on other shows or previous seasons[edit]

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