Last Updated on December 13, 2023 by SPN Editor
The Season 24 of The Voice has been a thrilling ride, with five exceptional singers securing their places in the grand finale after a decisive elimination round. The episode, which aired on Tuesday night, saw four contestants bid farewell to the show, while five top vocalists advanced to the finale, set to air on December 18 and 19. The elimination round was particularly tough for Coach Gwen Stefani, who found herself without any singers left on her team, effectively ending her run in Season 24 of The Voice.
1. Team Reba – Ruby Leigh
Ruby Leigh, a 16-year-old country singer and yodeler hailing from Foley, Missouri, has consistently impressed throughout this Season 24 of The Voice. Her captivating audition, featuring a performance of Patsy Montana’s “I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” immediately won over all four coaches. Interestingly, it was John Legend, not Reba McEntire, who was the first to turn his chair for Leigh.
Legend praised Leigh’s extraordinary yodeling skills, saying, “I’ve truly never heard anything like what you just did. I loved how clear, precise, piercing, and beautiful your tone was. … How is a human being able to do the things that you’re doing?” He even suggested that she could be the winner of the competition.
Despite efforts from Stefani and McEntire, Leigh chose to join Reba McEntire’s team and has stayed with her throughout her journey on the show.
2. Team Reba – Jacquie Roar
Jacquie Roar, a 37-year-old singer from North Plains, Oregon, initially took some time to grab the coaches’ attention. However, her performance of Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party” was a game-changer. Midway through the song, Roar seamlessly transitioned from country to rock, evoking memories of Janis Joplin, and causing all four coaches to turn their chairs.
Legend commended her incredible vocal range, saying, “You left it all on the floor.” McEntire and the other coaches praised her versatility and her ability to effortlessly switch between different styles.
Roar initially joined Stefani’s team, but later moved to Reba McEntire’s team in a subsequent round of the Season 24 of The Voice.
3. Team Niall – Mara Justine
Mara Justine, a 21-year-old singer from New Jersey, had all four coaches fighting for her after her rendition of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” McEntire admired Justine’s voice, confidence, and stage presence, setting high expectations for her journey in Season 24 of The Voice.
Justine was initially part of Legend’s team, but she moved to Horan’s team during the Knockout rounds after a memorable duet with Legend on “All of Me.” This isn’t Justine’s first time on a reality competition show; she previously competed on “America’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.”
4. Team Niall – Huntley
Huntley, a 33-year-old singer from Fredericksburg, Virginia, grabbed the attention of all four coaches with a few powerful notes from The Black Crowes’ “She Talks to Angels.” His seasoned artistry was evident, earning praise for his distinct Southern rock voice and commanding stage presence.
Horan was impressed with Huntley’s unique style and vocal prowess. Ultimately, Huntley chose to join Horan’s team, where he has flourished throughout the Season 24 of The Voice.
5. Team Legend – Lila Forde
In a memorable performance of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home,” Lila Forde, a singer-songwriter, left a lasting impression on the coaches. Stefani was so moved by Forde’s performance that she fervently urged her to join her team. However, Forde, in a decision that has defined her journey on “The Voice,” chose Legend as her coach.
Forde’s unique style and creativity have garnered accolades from all the coaches. Horan compared her performance to the legendary Joni Mitchell, while Legend commended Forde’s wisdom in her performance. McEntire, on the other hand, recognized Forde’s advanced artistry.
As the grand final of Season 24 of The Voice approaches, with these five extraordinary vocalists ready to battle it out, the level of anticipation and excitement among fans is skyrocketing.