On Tuesday night, “The Voice” revealed the five singers heading to the Season 19 finale, which airs Dec. 14 and 15.
Here’s a rundown of who has a shot at $100,000 and a record deal.
Team John Legend: John Holiday
John Holiday, a 35-year-old opera singer from Rosenberg, Texas, has shocked the coaches on “The Voice” from the start.
“Your range is so incredible I didn’t know you were a dude,” Kelly Clarkson said after Holiday’s blind audition. “My face, that will be a GIF. I was so shocked when I turned around.”
My heart is bursting with joy and gratitude. It has been a blessing to share the stage of @NBCTheVoice with so many talented artists. Thanks to my #HoliBaes for getting me this far—now I need you to get to the top! I love you all. #WithYouIWin #TeamLegend #TheVoice #GratefulHeart— John Holiday (@JohnHolidayLive) December 9, 2020
Most recently, during the top nine performances, Holiday sang an emotional rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” dedicated to his grandmother, who he said is his musical inspiration, and John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, who recently opened up about a pregnancy loss in September.
“When I sing, my prayer is that it will help to elevate someone out of a position where they feel like there is no more hope,” Holiday previously told the Deseret News. “It doesn’t go unnoticed in my mind that there are people out there who are struggling, who are grieving loss of loved ones, loss of work, don’t know where their next check is coming from, where their next meal is coming from.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Team Gwen Stefani: Carter Rubin
At 15, Carter Rubin is the youngest singer in the competition this year. After his audition, 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 and has remained on her team the entire time.
During the top nine performances, Rubin sang “Rainbow Connection” from “The Muppets” franchise — a song Stefani often performs for her own three boys, the Deseret News reported. The “No Doubt” singer was emotional when Rubin finished his performance.
“That was flawless. That was God answering my prayers,” she said during Monday night’s episode. “You’re so gifted, you’re so intuitive, your heart is full of music. I’m so honored that you picked me.”
Team Blake Shelton: Jim Ranger
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.
For his top nine performance Monday night, Ranger dedicated a performance of Harry Nilsson’s “Without You” to his dad, who is a pastor, and his church back home. The performance wowed Legend and led Shelton, who has been a coach on “The Voice” since the show premiered in 2011, to say: “I’m more impressed than maybe I’ve ever been as a coach on this show. Unbelievable.”
Team Kelly Clarkson: Desz
During Desz’s audition, all four “Voice” coaches turned for a chance to get the singer from Houston on their team. Desz ended up going with Clarkson, where she’s remained the entire season.
For her top nine performance Monday night, the 30-year-old powerhouse vocalist belted En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love),” dedicating it to “anyone who has ever struggled with confidence and body image issues.”
“The fire, I felt it!” Legend said after the performance.
An enthusiastic Clarkson joked about applying to be Desz’s background singer, saying the performance was one of her favorites to ever represent her team on the show.
“I think you are so incredibly gifted,” Clarkson said. “There’s no way you’re not making the finale.”
Team Blake Shelton: 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.
“My mind is officially blown,” he said during Monday night’s episode.
The 31-year-old singer, who was living in a motor home and touring full-time with his family at the time of his audition, has remained on Blake Shelton’s team throughout the season. On Monday night, he performed Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” in dedication to his fiancee, who he said has pulled him from “wreckage” in his life.
“Your voice is one of my favorite voices to ever come across this stage,” said Clarkson, who picked the song selection for Flanagan. “You are so blessed.”
At the end of Tuesday night’s episode, “The Voice” revealed that Flanigan received the most votes during the Instant Save and would be rounding out the show’s final five.