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The top 9 singers on ‘The Voice’

John Legend, a coach on “The Voice,” is pictured during the top 17 results episode. The top nine singers on this season compete Monday night for a spot in the finale.
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“The Voice” is drawing closer to its big finale. But first, the top nine singers compete Monday night for a spot in the final five.

Here’s a rundown of all the performers. View here for information about voting.

Team John Legend

Most audience votes: John Holiday

John Holiday has continually surprised “The Voice” coaches.

“Your range is so incredible I didn’t know you were a dude,” Kelly Clarkson told the 35-year-old countertenor after his blind audition. “My face, that will be a GIF. I was so shocked when I turned around.”

For Holiday, being on “The Voice” during the pandemic has been about a lot more than winning.

“Maybe it’s selfish of me, but I hope that in the 10 minutes that people get to see me on TV that I can remind them that it will get better,” Holiday told the Deseret News. “Even though it’s chaotic right now, it’s gonna get better. I don’t have to win the show if I’ve done that for somebody else. If I can do that, I’ve already won.”

John’s pick: Tamara Jade

Tamara Jade has been a “Voice” favorite from the start. Her audition — a four chair turn — was the first to air this season. After she performed Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You,” Blake Shelton told the 30-year-old singer from Maryland: “I in my heart think you can win this thing.”

Wild card instant save: The one and only save of the top 17 round went to country singer Bailey Rae. The 18-year-old from Oklahoma has been praised for her traditional country roots and has remained on Legend’s team for the entire season.

Team Kelly Clarkson

Most audience votes: Desz

All four “Voice” coaches wanted Desz on their team. The singer from Houston ended up picking Clarkson, who was the first to turn. On YouTube, the 30-year-old singer’s audition has been viewed nearly 2 million times.

Kelly’s pick: Cami Clune

Although Clarkson was the first person to turn for Cami Clune, a 20-year-old singer from Buffalo, New York, Clune ended up going with Legend, who called her performance “mesmerizing.”

“I would love to help you navigate all the way to finale,” Legend told her.

In the Knockout round, though, Legend ended up choosing Holiday over Clune. But before she was officially eliminated, Clarkson saved the singer and brought her to her team.

Team Gwen Stefani

Most audience votes: Carter Rubin

At 14, Carter Rubin is the youngest singer in the competition this year. The singer from Long Island, New York, had his pick between Legend and Gwen Stefani. Although Legend noted that Rubin is the youngest singer he’s ever turned for, Rubin ended up going with Stefani.

Gwen’s pick: Ben Allen

Ben Allen, a 42-year-old country singer from Florida, started out the show joining Shelton’s team. But Stefani stole Allen during the Knockout round and ended up saving him again during the top 17 round.

After Allen’s audition, Clarkson predicted he would go far: “You’re going to kill it and probably go to the finale,” she said.

Team Blake Shelton

Most audience votes: Ian Flanigan

For getting just one chair turn that came near the end of his audition, country singer Ian Flanigan — who Shelton has compared to Joe Cocker — has gone surprisingly far in the competition. The singer has remained on Shelton’s team throughout the season.

Blake’s pick: Although Legend put up a fight to get Jim Ranger on his team, the 38-year-old singer from Bakersfield, California, picked Shelton and has remained with the country singer for the entire season.