VIDEO: Fans send Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen through to the season’s final shows on ‘The Voice’
“The Voice” viewers came through again Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen, sending her on to next week season finale shows.
Addison, 16, was the second contestant named safe during Tuesday night’s results show, after Chloe Kohanski.
Family, friends, Fort Wayne residents and viewers around the country had pushed Addison to No. 2 on the iTunes Top 200 Songs chart for her solo performance of folk music icon Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” during Monday’s live “The Voice” show.
The Concordia Lutheran High School junior also sang an easy-going version of Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” with Keisha Renee for the duet song each contestant also had to perform Monday night. Their duet just cracked the Top 20 songs on the chart.
Contestants who rank in the Top 10 on the iTunes Top 200 Songs chart have their iTunes votes multiplied by five for an iTunes bonus, which definitely improves their chances of advancing to the next round.
In what seemed to follow the pattern of past weeks, Addison was one of the last contestants to perform Monday night and one of the first announced as safe on the results show Tuesday night.
She looked surprised and excited, glancing over a few times toward her celebrating family and then getting a big hug from her celebrity coach, Adam Levine of pop music group Maroon 5.
Before announcing her as safe, show host Carson Daly had just asked Addison what her goals are beyond “The Voice.”
“I’ve learned so much being here,” she said.
“I have sung two songs by Joni Mitchell now on the show, and that genre is kind of gone,” Addison added, saying she’d like to help bring it back with her own original music she plans to release in the future.
Addison will be joined in the final by Kohanski and Brooke Simpson, the other contestants named as safe during the early part of the show.
The two contestants with the lowest vote totals from overnight voting were sent home — Davon Fleming and Keisha Renee.
That left the three remaining contestants — Adam Cunningham, Red Marlow and Noah Mac — to compete for the Instant Save at the end of show that will send one of them to the finals next week. After each performed, fans used Twitter to save Marlow.
The four finalists each will perform during the live show at 8 p.m. Monday on NBC, which is broadcast locally at Channel 21.2.
The results will be revealed during the season finale at 9 p.m. Dec. 19, where the winner will be announced. A season recap show will precede it at 8 p.m.
CUMULATIVE VOTING STILL OPEN
Though overnight voting closed earlier today for tonight’s results show, fans can continue casting votes toward their favorite contestant’s cumulative vote total. Any iTunes downloads or Apple Music streaming of a contestant’s “The Voice” performances made now through 7 a.m. Dec. 19 will count toward the contestant’s cumulative vote total, which will decide the season winner.
THE ADDISON ARCHIVE
Here are our past stories about Addison Agen’s journey on “The Voice”: