RaeLynn Eliminated on ‘The Voice,’ Erin Willett + Jermaine Paul Move on for Team Blake
Jermaine Paul was upstreamed to the semifinals on tonight's (April 17) elimination episode of 'The Voice' by the American voting audience, leaving Erin Willett and RaeLynn in the bottom for Team Blake Shelton. With the credits rolling, Shelton chose to save Willett, letting RaeLynn go ultimately because her choice of save song was a bit too safe.
For her Last Chance save performance, Willet got soulful with Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Proud Mary.' She started slow then barreled into the big, booming midsection. It was a dynamic, live, loud and large performance. Willett filled the room and she brought it big time. It was certainly a "sing for your life" performance, so we are not shocked that Shelton selected her to complete his team. She is worthy of the semis.
RaeLynn, as mentioned, stayed country, singing the Band Perry's smash ballad 'If I Die Young.' Her diction is a little strange, but she has a strong country twang and is utterly adorbs. Adam Levine felt it was a bit too safe for his liking.
Shelton sent his fellow country cutie home at the last minute.