The Voice (U.S. season 9)

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The Voice
Season 9
Broadcast from September 21 – December 15, 2015
Judges
Host(s) Carson Daly
Broadcaster NBC
Winner
Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith (musician).JPG
Origin Harlan, Kentucky
Song "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
Genre(s) Pop, Gospel, CCM
Coach Adam Levine
Runner-up
Emily Ann Roberts
Chronology

The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on September 21, 2015 on NBC.[1] Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Gwen Stefani returned as coaches for the season.

Jordan Smith won the competition and Adam Levine won the show a third time.

Coaches[edit]

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned for their ninth season as coaches; Pharrell Williams, his third; and Gwen Stefani, her second season, after a season hiatus. The advisors for this season included Missy Elliott for Team Pharrell, John Fogerty for Team Adam, Brad Paisley for Team Blake, and Selena Gomez for Team Gwen. Rihanna served as an advisor for all teams during the Knockouts.

Teams[edit]

Color key
Coaches Top 48 artists
Adam Levine
Jordan Smith Shelby Brown Amy Vachal Blaine Mitchell Chance Peña Keith Semple
Viktor Király James Dupré Dustin Christensen Andi & Alex Chance Peña Regina Love
Amanda Ayala Cassandra Robertson Manny Cabo Dustin Monk
Gwen Stefani
Jeffery Austin Braiden Sunshine Korin Bukowski Viktor Király Ellie Lawrence Regina Love
Riley Biederer Kota Wade Summer Schappell Tim Atlas Hanna Ashbrook Lyndsey Elm
Chase Kerby Noah Jackson Alex Kandel
Pharrell Williams
Madi Davis Evan McKeel Mark Hood Celeste Betton Riley Biederer Darius Scott
Morgan Frazier Amy Vachal Tim Atlas Siahna Im Riley Biederer Ivonne Acero
Daria Jazmin Jubal & Amanda Sydney Rhame
Blake Shelton
Emily Ann Roberts Barrett Baber Zach Seabaugh Ivonne Acero Morgan Frazier Nadjah Nicole
Chance Peña Chris Crump Blind Joe Morgan Frazier Blaine Mitchell Dustin Christensen
Cole Criske Krista Hughes Tyler Dickerson
Note: Italicized names are stolen artists (names struck through within former teams). Bolded names are artists who received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs.

Blind auditions[edit]

The first phase of the competition, the Blind Auditions, taped on June 29–30 and July 7–8, 2015, and began airing when the season premiered on September 21, 2015.

Color key
   Coach hit his or her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (Sept. 21)[edit]

The four coaches performed a medley of each other's songs, including "Neon Light", "Don't Speak", "Sugar" and "Get Lucky", which were sung by Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Adam Levine, respectively.

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
1 Mark Hood 24 Chicago, Illinois "Use Me"
2 Kota Wade 20 Los Angeles, California "Bring It On Home to Me"
3 Keith Semple 34 Larne, Northern Ireland, UK United Kingdom "I'll Be There for You"
4 Alyssa Sheridan 18 San Diego, California "I Will Remember You"
5 Siahna Im 15 Auburn, Washington "Fever"
6 Jordan Smith 22 Harlan, Kentucky "Chandelier"
7 Dr. Paul 66 Hayesville, North Carolina "Mama Tried"
8 Nadjah Nicole 23 New Castle, Delaware "Tightrope"
9 Braiden Sunshine 15 Old Lyme, Connecticut "The Mountains Win Again"
10 Michael Woolery 25 Los Angeles, California "Say"
11 Barrett Baber 34 Marion, Arkansas "Angel Eyes"

Episode 2 (Sept. 22)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
1 "Blind Joe" 33 Fargo, North Dakota "If It Hadn't Been for Love"
2 Ivonne Acero 17 Aguila, Arizona "Style"
3 Gage Nevarro 21 Selma, California "Ain't No Rest For the Wicked"
4 Regina Love 51 Atlanta, Georgia "Rock Steady"
5 Zach Seabaugh 16 Marietta, Georgia "Take Your Time"
6 Evan McKeel 20 Richmond, Virginia "Typical"
7 Bryan Bautista 23 Brooklyn, New York "Locked Out of Heaven"
8 Emily Ann Roberts 16 Knoxville, Tennessee "I Hope You Dance"
9 Ellie Lawrence 26 Calhoun, Georgia "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
10 Noah Jackson 19 Sunderland, Massachusetts "Elastic Heart"
11 Tim Atlas 26 San Jose, California "Give Me Love"
12 Hanna Ashbrook 23 Mount Prospect, Illinois "Closer"
13 Natalie Yacovazzi 28 Chicago, Illinois "Oh! Darling"
14 James Dupré 30 Bayou Chicot, Louisiana "Let Her Cry"

Episode 3 (Sept. 28)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
1 Morgan Frazier 22 Nashville, Tennessee "I Want You to Want Me"
2 Amanda Ayala 17 New York, New York "Mississippi Queen"
3 Jeffery Austin 24 Chicago, Illinois "Lay Me Down"
4 Lyndsey Elm 22 Vacaville, California "Lips Are Movin'"
5 Joe Maye 23 Baltimore, Maryland "Word Up!"
6 Manny Cabo 45 Elizabeth, New Jersey "Here I Go Again"
7 Madi Davis 16 McKinney, Texas "It's Too Late"
8 Caleb Lee Hutchinson 16 Dallas, Georgia "The Dance"
9 Riley Biederer 19 Atlanta, Georgia "Invincible"
10 Cassandra Robertson 45 Dallas, Texas "Ghost"
11 Daria Jazmin 20 Los Angeles, California "Dear Future Husband"
12 Chris Crump 31 Baytown, Texas "Thinking Out Loud"
13 Tyler Dickerson 21 Denham Springs, Louisiana "Hard To Handle"
14 Jubal & Amanda
(Jubal Lee Young & Amanda Preslar)
44 / 36 Tulsa, Oklahoma "Seven Bridges Road"

Episode 4 (Sept. 29)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
1 Darius Scott 23 Dallas, Texas "You Make Me Wanna..."
2 Korin Bukowski 21 Miami, Florida "Cecilia and the Satellite"
3 Krista Hughes 22 Coal City, West Virginia "Angel from Montgomery"
4 Janae Strother 28 Herndon, Virginia "Uptown Funk"
5 Chance Peña 15 Tyler, Texas "I See Fire"
6 Viktor Király 31 New York, New York "What's Going On"
7 Julie Broadus 18 Suwanee, Georgia "Brand New Key"
8 Cole Criske 16 Temecula, California "Dreaming with a Broken Heart"
9 Alex Kandel 22 Nashville, Tennessee "Bright"
10 Tom Rhodes 26 Oakland, California "Hit the Road Jack"
11 Junior Reed 20 Menifee, California "What I Got"
12 T'alia Scott 30 Miami, Florida "Beneath Your Beautiful"
13 Celeste Betton 27 Hinesville, Georgia "Love You I Do"
14 Andi & Alex
(Andi Peot & Alex Peot)
24 Green Bay, Wisconsin "Thank You"

Episode 5 (Oct. 5)[edit]

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and contestant's choices
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
1 Dustin Christensen 35 Orem, Utah "Downtown Train"
2 Berdine Joseph 19 Port au Prince, Haiti Haiti "Hey Mama"
3 Dustin Monk 27 Jacksonville, Florida "Bright Lights"
4 Chase Kerby 30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma "The Scientist"
5 Dawson Daugherty 17 Venice, California "Problem"
6 Shelby Brown 16 Elberta, Alabama "Stars"
7 Amy Vachal 26 Brooklyn, New York "Dream a Little Dream of Me" Team full
8 Blaine Mitchell 24 Fort Worth, Texas "Drops of Jupiter"
9 Summer Schappell 21 Redding, California "Strawberry Wine" Team full
10 Caroline Burns 15 Hollis, New Hampshire "A Thousand Years" Team full
11 Andy Buckner 34 Asheville, North Carolina "Can't You See"
12 Justen Harden 20 Shelbyville, Kentucky "Firecracker"
13 Adam Melchor 21 Jersey City, New Jersey "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
14 Sydney Rhame 16 Decatur, Georgia "Photograph"

Episode 6 (Oct. 6)[edit]

Episode 6, titled "The Best of The Blind Auditions," recalled the Blind Auditions this season.

The Battles[edit]

The Battles (episodes 7 to 10) consisted of two 2-hour episodes and two 1-hour episodes each on October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2015. Season nine's advisors are Missy Elliott for Team Pharrell, John Fogerty for Team Adam, Brad Paisley for Team Blake, and Selena Gomez for Team Gwen. The coaches can steal two losing artists from another coach. 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 originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Winner Song Loser 'Steal' result
Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
Episode 71
(Monday, Oct. 12, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 Jordan Smith "Like I Can" Regina Love N/A
Blake Shelton 2 Zach Seabaugh "I'm Gonna Be Somebody" Tyler Dickerson N/A
Gwen Stefani 3 Ellie Lawrence "Sweater Weather" Tim Atlas N/A
Pharrell Williams 4 Mark Hood "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Celeste Betton N/A
Adam Levine 5 James Dupré "Fortunate Son" Dustin Monk N/A
Blake Shelton 6 Barrett Baber "Walking in Memphis" Dustin Christensen N/A
Episode 8
(Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 Keith Semple "Baba O'Riley" Manny Cabo N/A
Blake Shelton 2 Chris Crump "When I Get Where I'm Going" Krista Hughes N/A
Pharrell Williams 3 Madi Davis "Riptide" Sydney Rhame N/A
Gwen Stefani 4 Kota Wade "It's My Life" Alex Kandel N/A
5 Jeffery Austin "Can't Feel My Face" Noah Jackson
Pharrell Williams 6 Siahna Im "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Ivonne Acero N/A
Episode 9
(Monday, Oct. 19, 2015)
Blake Shelton 1 Blind Joe "Old Time Rock and Roll" Blaine Mitchell N/A
Adam Levine 2 Viktor Király "Nobody Knows" Cassandra Robertson Team full
Gwen Stefani 3 Korin Bukowski "Samson" Chase Kerby N/A
Pharrell Williams 4 Evan McKeel "Higher Ground" Riley Biederer N/A
Gwen Stefani 5 Braiden Sunshine "No One Is to Blame" Lyndsey Elm Team full
Adam Levine 6 Andi & Alex "Wherever You Will Go" Chance Peña
Episode 10
(Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 Shelby Brown "Edge of Seventeen" Amanda Ayala Team full Team full Team full
Pharrell Williams 2 Amy Vachal "To Love Somebody" Jubal & Amanda N/A
3 Darius Scott "Lean on Me" Daria Jazmin
Blake Shelton 4 Nadjah Nicole "Baby One More Time" Cole Criske
Gwen Stefani 5 Summer Schappell "Leave the Pieces" Hanna Ashbrook
Blake Shelton 6 Emily Ann Roberts "I'm That Kind of Girl" Morgan Frazier

The Knockouts[edit]

For the Knockouts, Rihanna was assigned as a mentor for contestants in all four teams. As in previous seasons, the coaches can steal one losing artist. The top 20 contestants will then move on to the Live Shows.

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 and was originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Song Artists Song 'Steal' result
Winner Loser Adam Gwen Pharrell Blake
Episode 11
(Monday, Oct. 26, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 "Hold Back the River" Blaine Mitchell Andi & Alex "Stupid Boy" N/A
Gwen Stefani 2 "Feeling Good" Braiden Sunshine Ellie Lawrence "Cool for the Summer" N/A
Blake Shelton 3 "Colder Weather" Barrett Baber Blind Joe "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" N/A
Pharrell Williams 4 "A Case of You" Madi Davis Amy Vachal "A Sunday Kind of Love" N/A
Blake Shelton 5 "Part of Me" Ivonne Acero Chance Peña1 "Demons" Team full N/A
Adam Levine 6 "Set Fire to the Rain" Jordan Smith Viktor Király "If I Ain't Got You"
Episode 12
(Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015)
Gwen Stefani 1 "All I Want" Korin Bukowski Summer Schappell "Little White Church" Team full Team full
Adam Levine 2 "I Want to Know What Love Is" Keith Semple Dustin Christensen "Free"
Pharrell Williams 3 "On Broadway" Darius Scott Morgan Frazier "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" N/A
Episode 131
(Monday, Nov 2, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Shelby Brown James Dupré "Sure Be Cool If You Did" Team full Team full Team full
Pharrell Williams 2 "Stand by Me" Mark Hood Siahna Im "Back to Black" N/A
Gwen Stefani 3 "Turning Tables" Jeffery Austin Kota Wade "Barracuda"
Blake Shelton 4 "Cowboy Take Me Away" Emily Ann Roberts Nadjah Nicole "A Woman's Worth"
5 "Somebody's Heartbreak" Zach Seabaugh Chris Crump "I Wish It Would Rain"
Pharrell Williams 6 "Dare You to Move" Evan McKeel Tim Atlas "Torn" N/A
Gwen Stefani 7 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Regina Love Riley Biederer "XO"
Episode 142
(Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015)
The fourteenth episode was a special one-hour 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 20 contestants and some unseen footage.

1 Chance Peña is on Team Adam for the Live Shows.

Live shows[edit]

The Live Shows is the final phase of the competition. It consists of the playoffs, four weekly live shows and the season finale. The traditional iTunes multiplier bonus begins with the Live Playoffs and continues through the end of the semi-finals. In addition, the Instant Save feature returns starting from the top 12 through the semi-finals.

Color key:

       Artist was saved by the public's votes
       Artist was saved by his/her coach or was placed in the bottom two or middle three
       Artist was saved by Instant Save (via Twitter)
       Artist's iTunes vote was multiplied by 10 (except the finals) after his/her studio version of the song reached the iTunes top 10 within the applicable voting window
       Artist was eliminated

Week 1: (Nov. 9, 10 and 11)[edit]

The Live Playoffs comprises episodes 15, 16, and 17 (the results show). The top 24 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. For the first time in the show's history, the coaches will each be bringing back one of their eliminated artist from the Battles or Knockouts to perform in the Live Playoffs with the top 20 and will get a chance to move on to the live shows as part of the top 12. The Monday broadcast featured Teams Adam and Gwen, while the Tuesday broadcast featured Teams Pharrell and Blake. Jordan Smith's "Halo" reached #3 on iTunes and Emily Ann Roberts' "In The Garden" peaked at #6; both received iTunes bonus multipliers in their respective voting windows.[2][3]

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 15
(Monday, Nov. 9, 2015) (Team Adam & Team Gwen)
Adam Levine 1 Blaine Mitchell "Never Tear Us Apart" Eliminated
Gwen Stefani 2 Regina Love "Hello" Eliminated
Adam Levine 3 Keith Semple "To Be With You" Eliminated
4 Shelby Brown "You're No Good" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 5 Korin Bukowski "Adia" Gwen's choice
6 Ellie Lawrence "Ex's & Oh's" Eliminated
7 Jeffery Austin "Say You Love Me" Public's vote
8 Braiden Sunshine "Everything I Own" Public's vote
Adam Levine 9 Amy Vachal "The Way You Look Tonight" Adam's choice
Gwen Stefani 10 Viktor Király "All Around the World" Eliminated
Adam Levine 11 Chance Peña "Barton Hollow" Eliminated
12 Jordan Smith "Halo"[2] Public's vote
Episode 16
(Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015) (Team Pharrell & Team Blake)
Pharrell Williams 1 Darius Scott "Love Lockdown" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 2 Ivonne Acero "One of Us" Eliminated
3 Morgan Frazier "Lips of an Angel" Eliminated
Pharrell Williams 4 Evan McKeel "Overjoyed" Public's vote
5 Madi Davis "Songbird" Public's vote
6 Celeste Betton "Something In the Water" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 7 Zach Seabaugh "Brand New Girlfriend" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 8 Riley Biederer "Should've Been Us" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 9 Nadjah Nicole "Upside Down" Eliminated
10 Emily Ann Roberts "In the Garden"[3] Blake's choice
Pharrell Williams 11 Mark Hood "What Do You Mean?" Pharrell's choice
Blake Shelton 12 Barrett Baber "I Drive Your Truck" Public's vote
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
17.1 Team Gwen
(Braiden Sunshine, Ellie Lawrence, Jeffery Austin, Korin Bukowski, Regina Love, and Viktor Király)
"O-o-h Child"
17.2 Sawyer Fredericks "Take It All"
17.3 Team Blake
(Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts, Ivonne Acero, Morgan Frazier, Nadjah Nicole, and Zach Seabaugh)
"Stand"
17.4 Team Pharrell
(Celeste Betton, Darius Scott, Evan McKeel, Madi Davis, Mark Hood, and Riley Biederer)
"Everybody Hurts"
17.5 Team Adam
(Amy Vachal, Blaine Mitchell, Chance Peña, Jordan Smith, Keith Semple, and Shelby Brown)
"Diamonds"

Week 2: Top 12 (Nov. 16 and 17)[edit]

This season, only the two artists with less votes compete for an Instant Save, with only one leaving the competition each week, instead of the bottom three and the double elimination of previous seasons. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#1), Amy Vachal (#6), and Jeffery Austin (#9).[4]

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 18
(Monday, Nov. 16, 2015)
Gwen Stefani 1 Braiden Sunshine "Renegade" Public's vote
Adam Levine 2 Amy Vachal "Hotline Bling"[4] Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 3 Mark Hood "Against All Odds" Bottom two
Blake Shelton 4 Emily Ann Roberts "Blame It On Your Heart" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 5 Korin Bukowski "Titanium" Bottom two
Blake Shelton 6 Barrett Baber "Right Here Waiting" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 7 Madi Davis "Who Will Save Your Soul" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 8 Jeffery Austin "Let It Go"[4] Public's vote
Adam Levine 9 Shelby Brown "In Color" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 10 Evan McKeel "This Is It" Public's vote
Adam Levine 11 Jordan Smith "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"[4] Public's vote
Blake Shelton 12 Zach Seabaugh "My Love" Public's vote
Episode 19
(Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams 1 Mark Hood "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" Eliminated
Gwen Stefani 2 Korin Bukowski "Don't Know Why" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
19.1 Blake Shelton and his team
(Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts, and Zach Seabaugh)
"Lean on Me"
19.2 Pharrell Williams and his team
(Evan McKeel, Madi Davis, and Mark Hood)
"Just a Cloud Away"

Week 3: Top 11 (Nov. 23 and 24)[edit]

iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Amy Vachal (#4), Jordan Smith (#8) and Emily Ann Roberts (#10).[5]

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 20
(Monday, Nov. 23, 2015)
Adam Levine 1 Shelby Brown "You and I" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 2 Evan McKeel "Smile" Bottom two
Blake Shelton 3 Barrett Baber "Delta Dawn" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 4 Korin Bukowski "Only Hope" Bottom two
Adam Levine 5 Amy Vachal "Blank Space"[5] Public's vote
Blake Shelton 6 Zach Seabaugh "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 7 Madi Davis "Love Is Blindness" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 8 Braiden Sunshine "True" Public's vote
Adam Levine 9 Jordan Smith "Who You Are"[5] Public's vote
Blake Shelton 10 Emily Ann Roberts "Why Not Me"[5] Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 11 Jeffery Austin "Dancing on My Own" Public's vote
Episode 21
(Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams 1 Evan McKeel "Let's Stay Together" Eliminated
Gwen Stefani 2 Korin Bukowski "She Will Be Loved" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
20.1 Pharrell Williams "Freedom"
21.1 Brad Paisley "Country Nation"
21.2 Gwen Stefani and her team
(Braiden Sunshine, Jeffery Austin, and Korin Bukowski)
"You Get What You Give"
21.3 Adam Levine and his team
(Amy Vachal, Jordan Smith, and Shelby Brown)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Week 4: Top 10 (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1)[edit]

iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#2), Barrett Baber (#3), Madi Davis (#4), Emily Ann Roberts (#5), Jeffery Austin (#7), Amy Vachal (#8) and Shelby Brown (#9).[6]

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 22
(Monday, Nov. 30, 2015)
Gwen Stefani 1 Jeffery Austin "Jealous" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 2 Emily Ann Roberts "She's Got You" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 3 Braiden Sunshine "Radioactive" Bottom two
Adam Levine 4 Shelby Brown "Go Rest High on That Mountain" Public's vote
Gwen Stefani 5 Korin Bukowski "Same Old Love" Bottom two
Adam Levine 6 Amy Vachal "Bye Bye Bye" Public's vote
7 Jordan Smith "Hallelujah" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 8 Zach Seabaugh "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 9 Madi Davis "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 10 Barrett Baber "I'd Love to Lay You Down" Public's vote
Episode 23
(Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015)
Instant Save performances
Gwen Stefani 1 Korin Bukowski "Try" Eliminated
2 Braiden Sunshine "Harder to Breathe" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
22.1 Gwen Stefani "Used to Love You"
23.1 R. City & Adam Levine "Locked Away"
23.2 Sia "Alive"

Week 5: Semifinals (Dec. 7 and 8)[edit]

This week, the three artists with most votes make it straight to the finals, the three artists with the least number of votes were instantly eliminated and the middle three fought for the remaining spot on the final via Instant Save. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#1), Jeffery Austin (#3), Emily Ann Roberts (#4), Madi Davis (#5), Amy Vachal (#6), Braiden Sunshine (#7), Zach Seabaugh (#8) and Barrett Baber (#9).[7] With the elimination of Madi Davis, Pharrell has no more artists.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 24
(Monday, Dec. 7, 2015)
Blake Shelton 1 Barrett Baber "Ghost" Public's vote
Adam Levine 2 Shelby Brown "Even God Must Get the Blues" Eliminated
Gwen Stefani 3 Jeffery Austin "Believe" Middle three
4 Braiden Sunshine "Amazing Grace" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 5 Zach Seabaugh "The Climb" Middle three
Pharrell Williams 6 Madi Davis "Big Girls Don't Cry" Middle three
Blake Shelton 7 Emily Ann Roberts "9 to 5" Public's vote
Adam Levine 8 Amy Vachal "To Make You Feel My Love" Eliminated
9 Jordan Smith "Somebody to Love" Public's vote
Episode 25
(Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015)
Instant Save performances
Blake Shelton 1 Zach Seabaugh "Live Like You Were Dying" Eliminated
Pharrell Williams 2 Madi Davis "Don't Dream It's Over" Eliminated
Gwen Stefani 3 Jeffery Austin "Make It Rain" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
24.1 Ellie Goulding "On My Mind"
24.2 Blake Shelton "Gonna"
25.1 Cassadee Pope "I Am Invincible"
25.2 Dolly Parton "Coat of Many Colors"

Week 6: Finale (Dec. 14 and 15)[edit]

The Top 4 performed on Monday, December 14, 2015, with the final results following on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. This week, the four finalists performed a solo song, a duet with their coach, and a Christmas song. As per usual, no iTunes bonuses are awarded for Finale performances, with all season's iTunes votes for each artist counted cumulatively.

The contestant's song choices reach the top 10 on iTunes as follows Jordan Smith (#1, #3 and #5), Emily Ann Roberts (#2 and #6), Barrett Baber (#7), Jeffery Austin (#9).[8]

Coach Artist Order Solo Song Order Duet Song (With coach) Order Christmas Song Result
Adam Levine Jordan Smith 1 "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" 5 "God Only Knows" 11 "Mary Did You Know" Winner
Blake Shelton Emily Ann Roberts 12 "Burning House" 7 "Islands in the Stream" 2 "Blue Christmas" Runner Up
Blake Shelton Barrett Baber 6 "Die a Happy Man" 3 "Rhinestone Cowboy" 9 "Silent Night" Third place
Gwen Stefani Jeffery Austin 8 "Stay" 10 "Leather and Lace" 4 "O Holy Night" Fourth place
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
27.1 Top 24
(minus Ellie Lawrence)
"Lean On"
27.2 Barrett Baber
(with Zach Seabaugh)
"Forever and Ever, Amen"
27.3 Coldplay "Adventure of a Lifetime"
27.4 Celeste Betton, Darius Scott,
Mark Hood, Nadjah Nicole and Regina Love
"Love Train"
27.5 Ricky Skaggs and Emily Ann Roberts "Country Boy"
27.6 Jeffery Austin
(with Madi Davis)
"Tears Dry on Their Own"
27.7 Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams "WTF (Where They From)"
27.8 Usher and Jordan Smith "Without You"
27.9 Sam Hunt "Break Up in a Small Town"
27.10 Tori Kelly and Jeffery Austin "Hollow"
27.11 Wynonna and Barrett Baber "No One Else on Earth"
27.12 The Weeknd "The Hills" / "Earned It" / "Can't Feel My Face"
27.13 Jordan Smith
(with Amy Vachal, Evan McKeel, Korin Bukowski, Mark Hood and Regina Love)
"Any Way You Want It"
27.14 Emily Ann Roberts
(with Ivonne Acero, Morgan Frazier, Nadjah Nicole, Riley Biederer and Shelby Brown)
"Summer Nights"
27.15 Justin Bieber "Sorry"
27.16 Jordan Smith (winner) Climb Ev'ry Mountain

Elimination chart[edit]

Overall[edit]

Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Finale
Jordan Smith Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Emily Ann Roberts Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Barrett Baber Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd place
Jeffery Austin Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th place
Madi Davis Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 5)
Zach Seabaugh Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Shelby Brown Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Braiden Sunshine Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Amy Vachal Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Korin Bukowski Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
Evan McKeel Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Mark Hood Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
Ivonne Acero Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Celeste Betton Eliminated
Riley Biederer Eliminated
Morgan Frazier Eliminated
Viktor Király Eliminated
Ellie Lawrence Eliminated
Regina Love Eliminated
Blaine Mitchell Eliminated
Nadjah Nicole Eliminated
Chance Peña Eliminated
Darius Scott Eliminated
Keith Semple Eliminated

Team[edit]

Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Finale
Jordan Smith Public's vote Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Winner Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Shelby Brown Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated
Amy Vachal Coach's choice Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated Check mark.svg
Blaine Mitchell Eliminated
Chance Peña Eliminated
Keith Semple Eliminated
Jeffery Austin Public's Vote AdvancedCheck mark.svg Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Fourth place Check mark.svg
Braiden Sunshine Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated Check mark.svg
Korin Bukowski Coach's choice Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Viktor Király Eliminated
Ellie Lawrence Eliminated
Regina Love Eliminated
Madi Davis Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg Eliminated Check mark.svg
Evan McKeel Public's vote Advanced Eliminated
Mark Hood Coach's choice Eliminated
Celeste Betton Eliminated
Riley Biederer Eliminated
Darius Scott Eliminated
Emily Ann Roberts Coach's choice Check mark.svg Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Runner-up Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Barrett Baber Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Check mark.svg Advanced Check mark.svg Third place Check mark.svg
Zach Seabaugh Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated Check mark.svg
Ivonne Acero Eliminated
Morgan Frazier Eliminated
Nadjah Nicole Eliminated

Performances by guests/coaches[edit]

Episode Show segment Performer Single Reaction Performance type Source
Hot 100 Hot digital
17 The Live Playoffs Results Sawyer Fredericks "Take It All" N/A N/A live performance
20 The Top 11 Performances Pharrell Williams "Freedom" N/A N/A live performance
21 The Top 11 Results Brad Paisley "Country Nation" N/A N/A live performance
22 The Top 10 Performances Gwen Stefani "Used to Love You" N/A N/A live performance
23 The Top 10 Results R. City & Adam Levine "Locked Away" N/A N/A live performance
Sia "Alive" N/A N/A live performance

Ratings[edit]

The season nine premiere was watched by 12.37 million viewers with a 3.5 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last season's premiere by .48 million viewers.

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 21, 2015 (2015-09-21) 901 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.37 3.5 11 [9]
2 "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2" September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22) 902 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 12.34 3.5 11 [10]
3 "The Blind Auditions, Part 3" September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28) 903 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.09 3.4 10 [11]
4 "The Blind Auditions, Part 4" September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29) 904 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 13.60 3.7 12 [12]
5 "The Blind Auditions, Part 5" October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) 905 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.15 3.3 10 [13]
6 "The Best of the Blind Auditions" October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) 906 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.24 2.2 7 [14]
7 "The Battles Premiere, Part 1" October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12) 907 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.72 3.2 10 [15]
8 "The Battles Premiere, Part 2" October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13) 908 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 10.14 2.6 8 [16]
9 "The Battles, Part 3" October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19) 909 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.40 3.0 9 [17]
10 "The Battles, Part 4" October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20) 910 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 11.28 2.7 8 [18]
11 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 1" October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26) 911 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.88 3.1 9 [19]
12 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2" October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27) 912 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 10.23 2.6 8 [20]
13 "The Knockouts, Part 3" November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02) 913 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.06 3.3 10 [21]
14 "Road to the Live Shows" November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03) 914 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 8.22 2.0 6 [22]
15 "The Live Playoffs, Night 1" November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09) 915 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.02 3.2 10 [23]
16 "The Live Playoffs, Night 2" November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10) 916 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 10.86 2.7 9 [24]
17 "The Live Playoffs, Results" November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11) 917 Wednesday 8:00 p.m. 10.14 2.4 8 [25]
18 "Live Top 12 Performance" November 16, 2015 (2015-11-16) 918 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.21 3.0 9 [26]
19 "Live Top 12 Results" November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17) 919 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 11.18 2.6 8 [27]
20 "Live Top 11 Performance" November 23, 2015 (2015-11-23) 920 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.29 2.6 8 [28]
21 "Live Top 11 Results" November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24) 921 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.97 2.1 7 [29]
22 "Live Top 10 Performance" November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30) 922 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.56 2.8 9 [30]
23 "Live Top 10 Results" December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01) 923 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 12.13 2.6 9 [31]
24 "Live Top 9 Semi-finals Performance" December 7, 2015 (2015-12-07) 924 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.25 2.8 9 [32]
25 "Live Top 9 Semi-finals Results" December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08) 925 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 13.13 2.8 9 [33]
26 "Live Finale Performance" December 14, 2015 (2015-12-14) 926 Monday 8:00 p.m. 14.03 3.2 10 [34]
27 "Live Finale Results" December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15) 927 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 12.60 2.9 9

Appearances on earlier seasons or other talent shows[edit]

References[edit]

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