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The Voice (U.S. season 10)

The tenth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on February 29, 2016 on NBC.[1] Carson Daly returned as the show's host. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams all returned as coaches, while Christina Aguilera returned after a one-season hiatus in her final season. Gwen Stefani did not return as a coach for this season, but was the advisor for Team Blake in the Battle Rounds.

The Voice
Season 10
Broadcast from February 29 – May 24, 2016
Judges
Host(s) Carson Daly
Broadcaster NBC
Winner
Alisan Porter
Alisan Porter.jpg
Origin Agoura Hills, California
Song "Down That Road"
Genre(s) Country-blues, pop, rock
Coach Christina Aguilera
Runner-up
Adam Wakefield
Chronology

Alisan Porter was announced as the winner of the season, and Christina Aguilera became the winning coach and the first female coach to win The Voice.

Contents

Coaches and hostsEdit

Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned for their tenth season as coaches. Pharrell Williams returned for his fourth season and Christina Aguilera returned for her sixth season, after a season's hiatus.[2] The advisors for this season included next season's coach Miley Cyrus, who served as an advisor for all teams during the Knockouts.[3][better source needed]

AuditionsEdit

 
 
Detroit
 
Oklahoma City
 
New York
 
Los Angeles
Cities where the auditions were held

The open call auditions were held in the following locations.[4]

Date(s) Venue Location
June 13, 2015 Cobo Center Detroit, Michigan
June 20, 2015 Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 18–19, 2015 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City, New York
July 25–26, 2015 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, California

TeamsEdit

Color key
Coaches Top 48 artists
Adam Levine
Laith Al-Saadi Shalyah Fearing Owen Danoff Caroline Burns Nate Butler Brian Nhira
Ryan Quinn Katherine Ho Jessica Crosbie Katie Basden John Gilman Lily Green
Mike Schiavo Matt Tedder Natalie Yacovazzi
Pharrell Williams
Hannah Huston Daniel Passino Emily Keener Moushumi Caity Peters Lacy Mandigo
Nick Hagelin Shalyah Fearing Abby Celso Malik Heard Brian Nhira Maya Smith
Jessica Crosbie Jonathan Bach Jonathan Hutcherson Joe Vivona
Christina Aguilera
Alisan Porter Bryan Bautista Nick Hagelin Kata Hay Tamar Davis Ryan Quinn
Daniel Passino Joe Maye Trey O'Dell Maya Smith Lacy Mandigo Shalyah Fearing
Malik Heard Chelsea Gann Ayanna Jahnee Kristen Marie
Blake Shelton
Adam Wakefield Mary Sarah Paxton Ingram Katie Basden Joe Maye Justin Whisnant
Lacy Mandigo Brittany Kennell Angie Keilhauer Peyton Parker Trey O'Dell Gina Castanzo
Teresa Guidry Jared Harder Brittney Lawrence
Note: Italicized names are stolen artists (names struck through within former teams). Bolded names are artists who received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs.

Blind auditionsEdit

Color key
   Coach hit his or her "I WANT YOU" button
     Artist defaulted to this coach's team
     Artist elected to join this coach's team
     Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (Feb. 29)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
1 Paxton Ingram 23 Miami, Florida "Dancing on My Own"
2 Caity Peters 21 Long Beach, California "Jealous"
3 Nick Hagelin 28 Atlanta, Georgia "Lost Stars"
4 Maddie Poppe 17 Clarksville, Iowa "Dog Days Are Over"
5 Mary Sarah 20 Richmond, Texas "Where the Boys Are"
6 Mike Schiavo 21 Colonia, New Jersey "Talking Body"
7 Queen Sessi 24 Bronx, New York "Show Me Love"
8 Bryan Bautista 23 Brooklyn, New York "The Hills"
9 Abby Celso 20 Rochester, New York "Should've Been Us"
10 John Gilman 23 Bayville, New Jersey "Don't Be Cruel"
11 Alisan Porter 34 Agoura Hills, California "Blue Bayou"

Episode 2 (March 1)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
1 Joe Vivona 27 West Caldwell, New Jersey "Dreaming with a Broken Heart"
2 Shalyah Fearing 15 Hudson, Florida "What Is Love"
3 Adam Wakefield 33 Hanover, New Hampshire "Tennessee Whiskey"
4 Caroline Burns 15 Hollis, New Hampshire "So Far Away"
5 Natalie Clark 34 Glasgow, Scotland   "All Right Now"
6 Emily Keener 16 Wakeman, Ohio "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
7 Laith Al-Saadi 38 Ann Arbor, Michigan "The Letter"
8 Angie Keilhauer 24 Marietta, Georgia /
El Salvador  
"I Hold On"
9 Lacy Mandigo 18 Statesville, North Carolina "Son of a Preacher Man"
10 Jonathan Bach 20 Ann Arbor, Michigan "Born This Way"
11 Katherine Ho 16 Thousand Oaks, California "Wildest Dreams"
12 Theron Early 21 Miami, Florida "Amazed"
13 Kata Hay 28 Skiatook, Oklahoma "Redneck Woman"

Episode 3 (March 7)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
1 Hannah Huston 24 Lincoln, Nebraska "Unaware"
2 Brian Nhira 23 Tulsa, Oklahoma "Happy"
3 Aijia Grammer 29 Los Angeles, California "Say Something"
4 Brittany Kennell 29 Montreal, Quebec, Canada   / Nashville, Tennessee "Strong Enough"
5 Natalie Yacovazzi 28 Chicago, Illinois "Mr. Know It All"
6 Malik Heard 19 Dallas, Texas "Chains"
7 Peyton Parker 20 Kennesaw, Georgia "Dreams"
8 Gina Castanzo 18 West Chester, Pennsylvania "Cecilia and the Satellite"
9 Trey O'Dell 20 Fayetteville, Arkansas "Geronimo"
10 Kristen Marie 20 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma "Mad World"
11 Evan Taylor Jones 25 Orlando, Florida "Homegrown"
12 Nate Butler 19 Shamong, New Jersey "The Walk"
13 Ryan Quinn 25 Westmoreland, New York "Can't Find My Way Home"

Episode 4 (March 8)Edit

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
1 Tamar Davis 35 Houston, Texas "Chain of Fools"
2 Jessica Crosbie 21 Atlanta, Georgia /
Cornwall, England  
"Viva la Vida"
3 Justin Whisnant 28 Bearden, Oklahoma "Ain't Worth the Whiskey"
4 Jackie Lipson 25 South Windsor, Connecticut "Ex's & Oh's"
5 Daniel Passino 21 New Boston, Michigan "Marvin Gaye"
6 Owen Danoff 25 Washington, D.C. /
New York, New York
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
7 Maya Smith 31 Los Angeles, California "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
8 Nolan Neal 35 Nashville, Tennessee "Drive"
9 Brittney Lawrence 21 Jacksonville, Florida "Warrior"
10 Teresa Guidry 21 Rock Hill, South Carolina "Girl Crush"
11 Chelsea Gann 27 Liberty Mounds, Oklahoma "Wild Angels"
12 Lily Green 16 Brooklyn, New York "Songbird"
13 Matt Tedder 20 Fort Worth, Texas /
Nashville, Tennessee
"I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man"
14 Joe Maye 24 Baltimore, Maryland "I Put a Spell on You"

Episode 5 (March 9)Edit

This episode covered the Best of the Blind Auditions and a sneak peek of the next stage of competition, the Battle Rounds.[5]

Episode 6 (March 14)Edit

The sixth episode included the last of the Blind Auditions as well as the first Battles. All of the coaches performed "I Wish".

Order Artist Age Hometown Song Coach's and artist's choices
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
1 Jared Harder 22 Joplin, Missouri "Merry Go 'Round"
2 Moushumi 22 Edison, New Jersey "Wicked Game" Team full
3 Jake Hendershot 29 Muncie, Indiana "Unchain My Heart"
4 Jesse Bardwell 22 Bozeman, Montana "Good Hearted Woman"
5 Selina Carrera 19 Culver City, California "Valerie"
6 Katie Basden 23 Durham, North Carolina "Midnight Rider"
7 Jonathan Hutcherson 16 Wilmore, Kentucky "You & I" Team full
8 Collin Taylor 24 Orange, Connecticut "Hold On, We're Going Home" Team full
9 Brianna Mazzola 15 Palo Alto, California "1+1"
10 Chase Walker 17 Riverside, California "She Talks to Angels"
11 Ayanna Jahneé 20 Nashville, Tennessee "Skyfall"

The BattlesEdit

The Battles (from the second half of episode 6 to episode 9) consisted of two 2-hour episodes, one 1-hour and one special episodes each on March 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2016. Season ten's advisors included: Tori Kelly for Team Adam, Sean 'Diddy' Combs for Team Pharrell, Patti LaBelle for Team Christina and Gwen Stefani for Team Blake. The coaches can steal two losing artists from another coach. Contestants who won their battle or are stolen by another coach will advance to the Knockout rounds.

Color key:

       Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
       Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Knockouts
      Artist lost the Battle and was originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced straight to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Winner Song Loser 'Steal' result
Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
Episode 6
(Monday, March 14, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 Ryan Quinn "Maybe I'm Amazed" Katie Basden N/A
Blake Shelton 2 Paxton Ingram "I Know What You Did Last Summer" Brittney Lawrence N/A
Christina Aguilera 3 Bryan Bautista "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" Malik Heard N/A
Episode 7
(Tuesday, March 15, 2016)
Christina Aguilera 1 Tamar Davis "Lady Marmalade" Shalyah Fearing N/A
Blake Shelton 2 Mary Sarah "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" Justin Whisnant Team full N/A
Pharrell Williams 3 Nick Hagelin "Electric Feel" Jessica Crosbie
Christina Aguilera 4 Kata Hay "I'm the Only One" Chelsea Gann N/A
Adam Levine 5 Nate Butler "Hollow" Natalie Yacovazzi N/A
Pharrell Williams 6 Hannah Huston "Elastic Heart" Maya Smith
Episode 8
(Monday, March 21, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 Adam Wakefield "Can't You See" Jared Harder Team full N/A
Pharrell Williams 2 Emily Keener "Explosions" Jonathan Bach
Christina Aguilera 3 Daniel Passino "Turning Tables" Kristen Marie N/A
Pharrell Williams 4 Moushumi "Photograph" Jonathan Hutcherson
Adam Levine 5 Katherine Ho "Lovefool" Lily Green N/A
Blake Shelton 6 Angie Keilhauer "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus" Teresa Guidry N/A
Pharrell Williams 7 Abby Celso "Sugar" Brian Nhira
Adam Levine 8 Caroline Burns "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Mike Schiavo Team full
Christina Aguilera 9 Alisan Porter "California Dreamin'" Lacy Mandigo N/A
Episode 9
(Tuesday, March 22, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 Laith Al-Saadi "Honky Tonk Women" Matt Tedder Team full Team full Team full
Pharrell Williams 2 Caity Peters "Honesty" Joe Vivona
Blake Shelton 3 Peyton Parker "Borderline" Gina Castanzo
Christina Aguilera 4 Joe Maye "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" Ayanna Jahnee N/A
Adam Levine 5 Owen Danoff "Runaway" John Gilman
Blake Shelton 6 Brittany Kennell "The Chain" Trey O'Dell

The KnockoutsEdit

For the Knockouts, Miley Cyrus was assigned as a mentor for contestants in all four teams. The coaches can each steal one losing artist. The top 20 contestants, plus four receiving the Coach Comeback from either the Knockouts or the earlier Battles, will then move on to the "Live Shows."

Color key:

       Artist won the Knockout and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Live Playoffs
      Artist lost the Knockout and was originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs
       Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
Episode Coach Order Song Artists Song 'Steal' result
Winner Loser Adam Pharrell Christina Blake
Episode 10
(Monday, March 28, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 "Hometown Glory" Paxton Ingram Angie Keilhauer "Take Your Time" N/A
Adam Levine 2 "She's Always a Woman" Owen Danoff Ryan Quinn "Drops of Jupiter" N/A
Pharrell Williams 3 "House of the Rising Sun" Hannah Huston Malik Heard "Isn't She Lovely" N/A Team full
Blake Shelton 4 "Gypsy" Katie Basden Lacy Mandigo "Zombie" N/A
Christina Aguilera 5 "River" Alisan Porter Daniel Passino 1 "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Team full
Pharrell Williams 6 "Big Yellow Taxi" Emily Keener Shalyah Fearing "A Broken Wing"
Episode 11
(Tuesday, March 29, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 "Bring It On Home to Me" Adam Wakefield Peyton Parker "Travelin' Soldier" Team full Team full Team full N/A
Pharrell Williams 2 "New Americana" Moushumi Nick Hagelin 2 "Lost Without U"
Christina Aguilera 3 "Lay Me Down" Tamar Davis Maya Smith "No One"
Episode 12
(Monday, April 4, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 "Grenade" Brian Nhira Nate Butler "Let's Stay Together" Team full Team full Team full
Blake Shelton 2 "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" Mary Sarah Brittany Kennell "You're Still The One" N/A
Christina Aguilera 3 "Sorry" Bryan Bautista Trey O'Dell "I Lived"
Pharrell Williams 4 "Leave Your Lover" Caity Peters Abby Celso "Rich Girl"
Adam Levine 5 "In Your Eyes" Laith Al-Saadi Jessica Crosbie "Wake Me Up"
6 "Human" Caroline Burns Katherine Ho "Realize"
Christina Aguilera 7 "Why Haven't I Heard from You" Kata Hay Joe Maye "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"
Episode 13
(Tuesday, April 5, 2016)
The thirteenth episode will be a special one-hour episode titled "The Road to the Live Shows." The episode will show the best moments of the season so far, including the blind auditions, the journey of the top 20 contestants and some unseen footage.

1 Daniel Passino is on Team Pharrell for the Live Shows
2 Nick Hagelin is on Team Christina for the Live Shows

Live showsEdit

The Live Shows are the final phase of the competition. It consists of the playoffs, five weekly shows and the season finale.

Color key:

       Artist was saved by the Public's votes
       Artist was saved by his/her coach or placed in the bottom two, or middle three
       Artist was saved by the Instant Save
       Artist's iTunes vote multiplied by 10 after his/her studio version of the song reached iTunes top 10
       Artist was eliminated

Week 1: Live Playoffs (April 11, 12 and 13)Edit

The Live Playoffs comprised episodes 14, 15, and 16. The top twenty artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers' vote, and each coach completing their respective teams with their own choice. Just like from Season 9, each coach brought back one eliminated artist of their choice to join the top 20 and compete in the Live Playoffs. The Monday night broadcast featured Teams Blake and Christina, the Tuesday night broadcast featured Teams Adam and Pharrell, and the Wednesday night broadcast featured the results.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 14
(Monday, April 11, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 Paxton Ingram "How Deep Is Your Love" Blake's choice
Christina Aguilera 2 Ryan Quinn "I'm Not the Only One" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 3 Katie Basden "Georgia Rain" Eliminated
Christina Aguilera 4 Kata Hay "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Eliminated
5 Nick Hagelin "Stay" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 6 Joe Maye "Long Train Runnin'" Eliminated
7 Adam Wakefield "Seven Spanish Angels" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 8 Tamar Davis "Rise Up" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 9 Mary Sarah "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 10 Bryan Bautista "Pillowtalk" Christina's choice
Blake Shelton 11 Justin Whistant "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" Eliminated
Christina Aguilera 12 Alisan Porter "Cry Baby" Public's vote
Episode 15
(Tuesday, April 12, 2016)
Pharrell Williams 1 Daniel Passino "When I Was Your Man" Public's vote
2 Emily Keener "Still Crazy After All These Years" Pharrell's choice
Adam Levine 3 Laith Al-Saadi "With a Little Help from My Friends" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 4 Moushumi "Love Yourself" Eliminated
5 Lacy Mandigo "Love Is a Battlefield" Eliminated
Adam Levine 6 Owen Danoff "Hero" Adam's choice
7 Shalyah Fearing "Listen" Public's vote
8 Nate Butler "Sara Smile" Eliminated
Pharrell Williams 9 Caity Peters "I'll Be Waiting" Eliminated
Adam Levine 10 Caroline Burns "All I Want" Eliminated
11 Brian Nhira "Alive" Eliminated
Pharrell Williams 12 Hannah Huston "Ain't No Way" Public's vote
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
16.1 Team Pharrell
(Hannah Huston, Emily Keener, Lacy Mandigo, Moushumi, Daniel Passino and Caity Peters)
"Don't You Worry Child"
16.2 Jordan Smith "Stand in the Light"
16.3 Team Blake
(Katie Basden, Paxton Ingram, Joe Maye, Mary Sarah, Adam Wakefield and Justin Whisnant)
"Hey Brother"
16.4 Team Christina
(Bryan Bautista, Tamar Davis, Nick Hagelin, Kata Hay, Alisan Porter and Ryan Quinn)
"Stars"
16.5 Team Adam
(Laith Al-Saadi, Caroline Burns, Nate Butler, Owen Danoff, Shalyah Fearing and Brian Nhira)
"Your Song"

Week 2: Top 12 (April 18 and 19)Edit

The two artists with the fewest votes compete for an Instant Save, with one leaving the competition each week until the semifinals. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Adam Wakefield (#7) and Alisan Porter (#9).[6]

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 17
(Monday, April 18, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 Mary Sarah "So Small" Public's vote
Adam Levine 2 Laith Al-Saadi "Born Under a Bad Sign" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 3 Daniel Passino "Human Nature" Public's vote
4 Emily Keener "Lilac Wine" Bottom two
Christina Aguilera 5 Nick Hagelin "Mine Would Be You" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 6 Adam Wakefield "Soulshine" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 7 Bryan Bautista "Kiss from a Rose" Public's vote
Adam Levine 8 Owen Danoff "7 Years" Bottom two
Christina Aguilera 9 Alisan Porter "Stone Cold" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 10 Paxton Ingram "Hands to Myself" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 11 Hannah Huston "Something's Got a Hold on Me" Public's vote
Adam Levine 12 Shalyah Fearing "Up to the Mountain" Public's vote
Episode 18
(Tuesday, April 19, 2016)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams 1 Emily Keener "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" Eliminated
Adam Levine 2 Owen Danoff "Lego House" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
18.1 Gwen Stefani "Misery"
18.2 Blake Shelton and his team
(Paxton Ingram, Mary Sarah and Adam Wakefield)
"I Love a Rainy Night"
18.3 Adam Levine and his team
(Laith Al-Saadi, Owen Danoff, and Shalyah Fearing)
"If You Want Me to Stay"

Week 3: Top 11 (April 25 and 26)Edit

The least vote for an Instant Save will be eliminated. None of the artists reached the top 10 on iTunes, so no bonuses were awarded.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 19
(Monday, April 25, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 Shalyah Fearing "The Climb" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 2 Daniel Passino "Time After Time" Bottom two
Blake Shelton 3 Paxton Ingram "Break Every Chain" Public's vote
Adam Levine 4 Owen Danoff "Fire and Rain" Bottom two
Blake Shelton 5 Mary Sarah "Johnny and June" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 6 Alisan Porter "Stay With Me Baby" Public's vote
7 Bryan Bautista "Just the Way You Are" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 8 Adam Wakefield "Lights" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 9 Nick Hagelin "Your Body Is a Wonderland" Public's vote
Pharrell Williams 10 Hannah Huston "I Can't Make You Love Me" Public's vote
Adam Levine 11 Laith Al-Saadi "Make It Rain" Public's vote
Episode 20
(Tuesday, April 26, 2016)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams 1 Daniel Passino "Jealous" Instant Save
Adam Levine 2 Owen Danoff "Burning House" Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
20.1 Thomas Rhett "T-Shirt"
20.2 Pharrell Williams and his team
(Hannah Huston and Daniel Passino)
"Let Love Rule"
20.3 Christina Aguilera and her team
(Bryan Bautista, Nick Hagelin and Alisan Porter)
"Live and Let Die"

Week 4: Top 10 (May 2 and 3)Edit

iTunes bonus multiplier was awarded to Alisan Porter (#6).[7] The least vote from the Instant Save will be eliminated.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 21
(Monday, May 2, 2016)
Pharrell Williams 1 Daniel Passino "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Bottom two
Adam Levine 2 Shalyah Fearing "My Kind of Love" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 3 Nick Hagelin "I Can't Help It" Bottom two
Pharrell Williams 4 Hannah Huston "Rolling in the Deep" Public's vote
Adam Levine 5 Laith Al-Saadi "The Thrill Is Gone" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 6 Paxton Ingram "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Public's vote
7 Mary Sarah "Stand By Your Man" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 8 Bryan Bautista "Promise" Public's vote
9 Alisan Porter "Let Him Fly" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 10 Adam Wakefield "I Got a Woman" Public's vote
Episode 22
(Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
Instant Save performances
Christina Aguilera 1 Nick Hagelin "Thinking Out Loud" Instant Save
Pharrell Williams 2 Daniel Passino "Uptown Funk" Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
21.1 Top 10 "Home"
22.1 DNCE "Toothbrush/Cake by the Ocean"
22.2 Sawyer Fredericks "4 Pockets"

Week 5: Top 9 (May 9 and 10)Edit

iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Adam Wakefield (#9) and Laith Al-Saadi (#10).[8] This week's Instant Save was the second closest in the show's history, with Paxton and Nick tied for most of the voting window. Paxton was saved with a difference of nearly 100 votes.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 23
(Monday, May 9, 2016)
Blake Shelton 1 Paxton Ingram "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Bottom two
2 Mary Sarah "My Church" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 3 Nick Hagelin "Hold On, We're Going Home" Bottom two
Pharrell Williams 4 Hannah Huston "Say You Love Me" Public's vote
Adam Levine 5 Shalyah Fearing "A Change Is Gonna Come" Public's vote
6 Laith Al-Saadi "We've Got Tonight" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 7 Adam Wakefield "Love Has No Pride" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 8 Alisan Porter "Cryin'" Public's vote
9 Bryan Bautista "1+1" Public's vote
Episode 24
(Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
Instant Save performances
Blake Shelton 1 Paxton Ingram "How Will I Know" Instant Save
Christina Aguilera 2 Nick Hagelin "Change the World" Eliminated
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
23.1 Florida Georgia Line "H.O.L.Y."
23.2 Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani "Go Ahead and Break My Heart"
24.1 James Bay "Let It Go"
24.2 Andy Samberg and Adam Levine "I'm So Humble"

Week 6: Semifinals (May 16 and May 17)Edit

This week, the three artists with the most votes made it straight to the finals, the two artists with the fewest votes were instantly eliminated and the middle three fought for the remaining spot in the finals via Instant Save. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Adam Wakefield (#2), Alisan Porter (#3), Hannah Huston (#5), Mary Sarah (#6), Bryan Bautista (#7) and Laith Al-Saadi (#10).[9] In addition to their individual songs, each artist performed a duet with another artist in the competition, though these duets were not available for purchase on iTunes. All four coaches had an artist advance to the finals for the first time ever since season 2 and season 1, which was team-based rather than individual, thus making season 10 the first in The Voice history to achieve this feat organically.

Episode Coach Order Artist Song Result
Episode 25
(Monday, May 16, 2016)
Adam Levine 1 Shalyah Fearing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" Eliminated
Blake Shelton 2 Paxton Ingram "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" Eliminated
Adam Levine 3 Laith Al-Saadi "One and Only" Middle three
Christina Aguilera 4 Alisan Porter "Desperado" Public's vote
Blake Shelton 5 Adam Wakefield "I'm Sorry" Public's vote
Christina Aguilera 6 Bryan Bautista "Hurt" Middle three
Blake Shelton 7 Mary Sarah "I Told You So" Middle three
Pharrell Williams 8 Hannah Huston "When a Man Loves a Woman" Public's vote
Episode 26
(Tuesday, May 17, 2016)
Instant Save performances
Blake Shelton 1 Mary Sarah "Something in the Water" Eliminated
Christina Aguilera 2 Bryan Bautista "Adorn" Eliminated
Adam Levine 3 Laith Al-Saadi "All Along the Watchtower" Instant Save
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
25.1 Alisan Porter and Adam Wakefield "Angel from Montgomery"
25.2 Bryan Bautista and Mary Sarah "Break Free"
25.3 Laith Al-Saadi and Hannah Huston "Knock on Wood"
25.4 Shalyah Fearing and Paxton Ingram "Masterpiece"
26.1 Alicia Keys "In Common"
26.2 OneRepublic "Wherever I Go"

Week 7: Finale (May 23 and May 24)Edit

The Top 4 performed on Monday, May 23, 2016, with the final results following on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. This week, the four finalists performed a solo song, a duet with their coach, and an original song. In a change from the previous seasons, iTunes bonus multipliers were extended to songs performed in the final performance show. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Adam Wakefield (#1 and #9), Hannah Huston (#3 and #7), Alisan Porter (#4 and #5) and Laith Al-Saadi (#6).[10] All iTunes votes received for the six weeks leading up to the finale were cumulatively added to online and app finale votes for each finalist.[11]

Coach Artist Order Solo Song Order Duet Song (With coach) Order Original Song Result
Adam Levine Laith Al-Saadi 1 "White Room" 5 "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" 9 "Morning Light" Fourth place
Christina Aguilera Alisan Porter 12 "Somewhere" 6 "You've Got a Friend" 2 "Down That Road" Winner
Blake Shelton Adam Wakefield 10 "When I Call Your Name" 3 "The Conversation" 7 "Lonesome Broken and Blue" Runner-up
Pharrell Williams Hannah Huston 4 "Every Breath You Take" 8 "Brand New" 11 "I Call the Shots" Third place
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
28.1 Little Big Town "One of Those Days"
28.2 CeeLo Green and Hannah Huston "Crazy"
28.3 Alisan Porter
(with Kata Hay, Paxton Ingram and Ryan Quinn)
"Straight On"
28.4 Joe Walsh and Laith Al-Saadi "Rocky Mountain Way"
28.5 Sia "Cheap Thrills"
28.6 Alison Krauss and Adam Wakefield "Willin'"
28.7 Hannah Huston
(with Bryan Bautista, Brian Nhira and Caity Peters)
"When We Were Young"
28.8 Zayn "Like I Would"
28.9 Blake Shelton "She's Got a Way with Words"
28.10 Laith Al-Saadi
(with Katie Basden and Shalyah Fearing)*
"Georgia on My Mind"
28.11 Jennifer Nettles and Alisan Porter "Unlove You"
28.12 Adam Wakefield
(with Nick Hagelin, Mary Sarah and Justin Whisnant)
"Gimme Some Lovin'"
28.13 Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera "Into You / Dangerous Woman"
28.14 Alisan Porter (winner) "Down That Road"
  • ^ Originally, Owen Danoff was among the artists recruited by Al-Saadi for his performance prior to Danoff's absence.

Elimination chartEdit

OverallEdit

Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Finale
Alisan Porter Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Winner
Adam Wakefield Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
Hannah Huston Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 3rd place
Laith Al-Saadi Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe 4th place
Bryan Bautista Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 6)
Mary Sarah Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Shalyah Fearing Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Paxton Ingram Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Nick Hagelin Safe Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 5)
Daniel Passino Safe Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 4)
Owen Danoff Safe Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 3)
Emily Keener Safe Eliminated Eliminated (Week 2)
Katie Basden Eliminated Eliminated (Week 1)
Caroline Burns Eliminated
Nate Butler Eliminated
Tamar Davis Eliminated
Kata Hay Eliminated
Lacy Mandigo Eliminated
Joe Maye Eliminated
Moushumi Eliminated
Brian Nhira Eliminated
Caity Peters Eliminated
Ryan Quinn Eliminated
Justin Whisnant Eliminated

TeamEdit

Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Artist Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Finale
Laith Al-Saadi Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced   Advanced   Fourth place  
Shalyah Fearing Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Owen Danoff Coach's Choice Advanced Eliminated
Caroline Burns Eliminated
Nate Butler Eliminated
Brian Nhira Eliminated
Hannah Huston Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced   Third place   
Daniel Passino Public's vote Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Emily Keener Coach's Choice Eliminated
Lacy Mandigo Eliminated
Moushumi Eliminated
Caity Peters Eliminated
Alisan Porter Public's vote Advanced   Advanced Advanced   Advanced Advanced   Winner   
Bryan Bautista Coach's Choice Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated  
Nick Hagelin Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Tamar Davis Eliminated
Kata Hay Eliminated
Ryan Quinn Eliminated
Adam Wakefield Public's vote Advanced   Advanced Advanced Advanced   Advanced   Runner-up   
Mary Sarah Public's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated  
Paxton Ingram Coach's Choice Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Katie Basden Eliminated
Joe Maye Eliminated
Justin Whisnant Eliminated

U.S. Nielsen ratingsEdit

Episode Original airdate Production Time slot (ET) Viewers
(in millions)
Adults (18–49) Source
Rating Share
1 "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 1" February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) 1001 Monday 8:00 p.m. 13.33 3.4 11 [12]
2 "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Part 2" March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01) 1002 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 12.29 3.0 10 [13]
3 "The Blind Auditions, Part 3" March 7, 2016 (2016-03-07) 1003 Monday 8:00 p.m. 13.45 3.2 10 [14]
4 "The Blind Auditions, Part 4" March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08) 1004 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 13.53 3.1 10 [15]
5 "Best of The Blind Auditions" March 9, 2016 (2016-03-09) 1005 Wednesday 8:00 p.m. 9.18 2.0 7 [16]
6 "The Blinds End and the Battles Begin" March 14, 2016 (2016-03-14) 1006 Monday 8:00 p.m. 12.47 3.0 10 [17]
7 "The Battles Premiere, Part 2" March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15) 1007 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 11.19 2.7 9 [18]
8 "The Battles, Part 3" March 21, 2016 (2016-03-21) 1008 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.22 2.8 9 [19]
9 "The Battles, Part 4" March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22) 1009 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 10.76 2.5 9 [20]
10 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 1" March 28, 2016 (2016-03-28) 1010 Monday 8:00 p.m. 11.38 2.8 9 [21]
11 "The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2" March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) 1011 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 11.10 2.4 8 [22]
12 "The Knockouts, Part 3" April 4, 2016 (2016-04-04) 1012 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.43 2.5 8 [23]
13 "The Road to the Live Shows" April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05) 1013 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 6.72 1.4 5 [24]
14 "The Live Playoffs, Night 1" April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11) 1014 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.41 2.3 7 [25]
15 "The Live Playoffs, Night 2" April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12) 1015 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 10.81 2.3 8 [26]
16 "The Live Playoffs, Results" April 13, 2016 (2016-04-13) 1016 Wednesday 8:00 p.m. 8.88 1.7 6 [27]
17 "Live Top 12 Performance" April 18, 2016 (2016-04-18) 1017 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.07 2.2 7 [28]
18 "Live Top 12 Results" April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19) 1017 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.79 1.8 7 [29]
19 "Live Top 11 Performance" April 25, 2016 (2016-04-25) 1019 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.49 2.0 7 [30]
20 "Live Top 11 Results" April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26) 1020 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 10.07 2.0 7 [31]
21 "Live Top 10 Performance" May 2, 2016 (2016-05-02) 1021 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.97 2.1 7 [32]
22 "Live Top 10 Results" May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03) 1022 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 8.60 1.6 6 [33]
23 "Live Top 9 Performance" May 9, 2016 (2016-05-09) 1023 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.87 2.1 7 [34]
24 "Live Top 9 Results" May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10) 1024 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.05 1.8 7 [35]
25 "Live Top 8 Semifinals Performance" May 16, 2016 (2016-05-16) 1025 Monday 8:00 p.m. 9.52 2.1 7 [36]
26 "Live Top 8 Semifinals Results" May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17) 1026 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. 9.05 1.8 6 [37]
27 "Live Finale Performance" May 23, 2016 (2016-05-23) 1027 Monday 8:00 p.m. 10.26 2.0 7 [38]
28 "Live Finale Results" May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24) 1028 Tuesday 9:00 p.m. 10.59 2.2 7 [39]

Controversy and criticismEdit

The show faced controversy when Katherine Ho, a contestant on Team Adam, was the second contestant in the history of the show to make it to the third round of the competition and have all of her performances, including her Blind Audition, Battle, and Knockout round, montaged (not shown in full).

According to Matt Carter, "It’s not often that we write an article on 'The Voice' that is about a contestant being triple-montaged, mostly because it is such a rare phenomenon, but here we are with it happening to Katherine Ho. When it a triple-montage does happen, it just makes it all the more frustrating since it eliminates the purpose of the show. We know that there is no guarantee that you are going to get airtime when you audition for the show, but we do think for the most part you should get a little more attention than Katherine Ho got over the course of the competition. Her Battle Round performance of Caroline Burns was not really shown, and this puts her in a similar camp with Rebekah Samarin back in season 7 of the show. They made it far enough on the show that they cannot audition again, and yet they don’t really get a lot of publicity – it’s pretty unfair.

Here’s the most egregious thing about this performance tonight: We don’t even know what Katherine sang! She just didn’t get any attention at all."[40]

Performances by guests/coachesEdit

Episode Show segment Performer(s) Title Reaction Performance type
Hot 100 Hot digital
16 Live Playoffs Results Jordan Smith "Stand In The Light" N/A N/A live performance
18 Top 12 Results Gwen Stefani "Misery" N/A N/A live performance
20 Top 11 Results Thomas Rhett "T-Shirt" N/A N/A live performance
22 Top 10 Results DNCE "Toothbrush"/"Cake by the Ocean" N/A N/A live performance
Sawyer Fredericks "4 Pockets" N/A N/A live performance
23 Top 9 Performances Florida Georgia Line "H.O.L.Y." N/A N/A live performance
Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" N/A N/A live performance
24 Top 9 Results James Bay "Let It Go" N/A N/A live performance
Andy Samberg and Adam Levine "I'm So Humble" N/A N/A live performance
26 Top 8 Results Alicia Keys "In Common" N/A N/A live performance
OneRepublic "Wherever I Go" N/A N/A live performance
28 Finale Results Little Big Town "One of Those Days" N/A N/A live performance
CeeLo Green and Hannah Huston "Crazy" N/A N/A live performance
Joe Walsh and Laith Al-Saadi "Rocky Mountain Way" N/A N/A live performance
Sia "Cheap Thrills" N/A N/A live performance
Alison Krauss and Adam Wakefield "Willin'" N/A N/A live performance
Zayn "Like I Would" N/A N/A live performance
Blake Shelton "She's Got a Way with Words" N/A N/A live performance
Jennifer Nettles and Alisan Porter "Unlove You" N/A N/A live performance
Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera "Into You" / "Dangerous Woman" N/A N/A live performance

Artists who appeared on previous shows or seasonsEdit

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