An hour from now we’ll be finding out who will be singing for the Season 13 Voice title next week.
Fifty-five minutes from now, we’ll find out who will need fans help one more time to reach that goal.
Four members of The Voice Top 8 head home tonight.
Of those eight, the top three vote-getters following Monday’s show will automatically advance to next week’s finals.
But the singers who finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the voting will compete for the final Twitter save of Season 13.
I’ve already gone on record with my prediction that Chloe Kohanski, Noah Mac and Red Marlow will get the automatic spots in the finals.
Noah and Red each have good reason to hope that’s the case.
For Noah, that’s because he’s from California. And fans of this blog know The Voice’s sorry history when it comes to the instant Twitter save and West Coast contestants.
For those who don’t, here’s the bottom line: West Coast contestants are 0 for 8 lifetime when going for a Twitter save. Gee, think that might be because the Twitter save occurs on East Coast time, hours before the show airs out West.
In Red’s case, it’s a matter of numbers. He’s the show’s social media leader on Facebook. But on Twitter, only one contestant, Adam Cunningham, has fewer Twitter followers.
Here’s how Twitter support stood as of 7:30 p.m. eastern time tonight.
Chloe Kohanski: 23,600 followers
Noah Mac: 20,600 followers
Keisha Renee: 19,200 followers
Addison Agen: 17,500 followers
Davon Fleming: 14,800 followers
Brooke Simpson: 14,700 followers
Red Marlow: 12,900 followers
Adam Cunningham: 10,300 followers
One reason I’m predicting good things tonight for Chloe and Noah: They’re social media numbers have been going through the roof. Just a week ago, Keisha led the Top 8 in Twitter followers.
One reason I’m predicting good things tonight for Red: He’s a Team Blake country artist. And the finals would seem empty without a Team Blake artist who was sorta country. Chloe certainly doesn’t fit that bill.
The first artist to advance to the finals on The Voice is …
* Chloe Kohanski of Team Blake. Congrats to Chloe, who win or lose has had one heck of a season on The Voice.
Next up, a performance by a former Voice contestant with new music out? Oh, silly, silly blogger. Nope, it’s Machine Gun Kelly.
The second artist to advance to the finals on The Voice …
* Addison Agen of Team Adam. Okay, got that one wrong. But, hey, it’s well deserved. And means tonight’s save vote is going to be very interesting.
Next up, another Voice coach — Jennifer Hudson this time — gets to pimp new music.
The third artist to advance to the finals on The Voice …
* Brooke Simpson of Team Miley. Well, can’t dispute that she sang like a finalist the past two weeks, and got the pimp spot last night.
The artists competing for the instant save will include:
Adam Cunningham (Team Adam): Didn’t expect that either
Noah Mac (Team Jennifer): Remember the West Coast obstacle
Red Marlow (Team Blake): Knew he had to make at least the instant save phase.
That means Keisha Renee and Davon Fleming head home.
Red Marlow (Team Blake): Performs “Dixieland Delight.”
Adam Cunningham (Team Adam): Performs “Here’s Quarter.”
Noah Mac (Team Jennifer): Performs “Sign of the Times.”
And when The Voice took down the graphic, it was 37 percent for Red, 36 percent for Noah and 27 percent for Adam.
The fourth finalist is Red Marlow.