‘The Voice’: Who are the semifinalists? Top 8 to fight for the coveted crown
Paris Winningham, Jim and Sasha Allen, and the trio called Girl Named Tom were some of the first contestants to make it to the Top 8
Season 21 of ‘The Voice’ got its top eight singers for the semifinals after two singers namely Jeremy Rosado and Holly Forbes got eliminated keeping Jershika Maple in the race. Episode 22 of the singing reality show was aired on Tuesday, November 30, that also featured a special performance by Season 19 winner Carter Rubin and singer-songwriter Mae Muller.
Blake Shelton’s wife and the former ‘The Voice’ coach Gwen Stefani made a guest appearance on the show to extend her support to Carter Rubin’s newly-released song ‘Horoscope’. Carter was from Gwen’s team and also the youngest male to win the show at the age of 15. Paris Winningham from Team Blake, Jim, and Sasha Allen from Team Ariana and the trio called Girl Named Tom from Team Kelly were some of the first contestants to make it to the Top 8. Read on to know all the singers who made it to the semifinals.
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Paris Winningham officially made it to the Top 8 after a roller coaster journey on ‘The Voice’. The singer started out on John Legend’s team before getting stolen by country legend and eight-time show’s champion Blake Shelton.
Wendy Moten is an absolute crowd pleaser and surely one of the favorites of Blake Shelton. The 56-year-old crooner from Nashville has been touted as the winner of the show from day one due to her unmatched singing abilities and detailed nuances.
Lana Scott is the third and the last member remaining on Team Blake who made it to the Top 8. The 28-year-old country music singer from Virginia had an eventful start on the show after both Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton fought over her in order to bag them in their respective teams. She eventually picked Blake as her family was a huge fan of the country music icon.
Jim and Sasha Allen
The father and son duo Jim and Sasha Allen were one of the early saves on the show’s latest episode. The journey of Jim and Sasha has not been a cakewalk as they continuously faced heat from the Internet. The duo is known for its low-key performances on classic old songs. However, they did pull off a contemporary pop number during their top 10 performances. They are the only ones left on Team Ariana.
Girl Named Tom
The trio called Girl Named Tom will be representing Team Kelly in the semifinals. They were the first ones to earn the rare and coveted four-chair turn in the blind auditions. The band consists of three siblings namely Bekah Liechty and her older brothers, Caleb and Joshua and they hail from Indiana.
Hailey Mia, 14, is the youngest participant in this season of ‘The Voice’. Interestingly, she had auditioned for the show when she was just 13. Kelly had praised Mia recently saying, “I'm so proud of you. I called this early on- I thought, she's a dark horse. She's gonna come along and she's gonna be better and better. She's gonna be the one.” Kelly added, “I swear to you, you can make the finale. You just keep getting better and better each week. You're so phenomenal."
Jershika Maple from Team Legend landed in the bottom three on Episode 22. Thankfully, with America voting for the singer, Maple continued her journey on the show. The 24-year-old crooner works as a full-time security guard but has been singing in the church for as long as she can remember.
Joshua Vacanti is the second and the final member of Team Legend. John Legend had blocked Ariana Grande during the blinds in order to bag the talented singer in his team. The 28-year-old from Lockport had faced flak from the Internet in the beginning but he soon got it all right with his unique Broadway-style voice.
‘The Voice’ Season 21 airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm PT/ET on NBC.