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"The Voice" results recap: The Top 3 finalists are...

the Voice live results recap
the Voice live results recap
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Tonight (May 13, 2014) was the final elimination show before the winner of this season of “The Voice” is crowned. With few certainties in place, it was a stressful night for the contestants as they waited to find out who would make the Top 3. As I wrote earlier, with Christina Grimmie’s slip last night the only thing we could count on going into the live results show is that Josh Kaufman would be in the finals. The rest was up in the air.

As per normal, there was plenty of time to kill so first up we got Rascall Flatts performing their song “Rewind.” After they are done Carson announces that Jake Worthington is the first person making it into the Top 3. I predicted this, but am a little shocked that they announced him first. After this announcement Shakira, Usher, and Adam take turns making their cases for their remaining contestants.

Former “The Voice” contestant Jacquie Lee returned to sing her new single “Broken Ones” and to announce that she will be on the upcoming “The Voice” tour. Speaking of people who will be on the tour, Will Champlin then performed his new song “Eye of the Pyramid.”

After a commercial, Carson announced that Josh Kaufman is the next performer safe and moving on to the Top 3. This is no surprise. He has been consistently great all season long and has made it into the iTunes Top 10 more than any other singer this season. The question now is will Christina and her big online following be enough to overcome last night’s weak showing and get her that last spot or will Kristen slide in at the last second and pull off a shocker. At this point Kat Perkins is a huge longshot.

Tessanne Chin brings her big voice back to “The Voice” stage to sing her song “Everything Reminds Me of You.” Following her the three singers in the bottom three all sing their last songs in hopes that America will give them that last minute tweet vote and put them into the finals.

First up was Kristen Merlin who does Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” It was a good song for her and she seemed to be having fun. Next up Kat Perkins kept the Carrie Underwood theme going by singing “Good Girl.” An odd choice for the girl who made it onto the show, and got this far in the competition, being a rocker. Last up was Christina Grimmie who sang “Apologize” by One Republic. She seemed back to her old self and did well with it.

After all three ladies sang there was a five minute “tweet off.” In the end Christina had the edge in this. She has five times more twitter followers than Kat and Kristen combined and they turned out to support her. So after the slight slip up and Adam overthinking things, Cristina Grimmie moves on to finish off the Top 3.

Next week the Top 3 take the stage sing again and one of these three will be crowned the winner of this season of “The Voice.”