Brian Johnson ’12 moves onto the final round of NBC’s “The Voice” after a favorable performance Tuesday night. The Live Performance Shows – the final round – will begin at 8 p.m. Monday on NBC.
Johnson is one of 12 contestants moving on. Coach Adam Levine chose Johnson as the third member of his team to move to the final round.
Two contestants from each team were chosen by America’s votes cast earlier in the week – through phone, song purchases on iTunes and online voting methods – and the third contestant of each team was chosen by the team’s coach.
Each team performed live together before the team’s results were announced, which got the crowd cheering. Johnson and his teammates performed the song “Diamonds.”
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) April 9, 2015
In a recap of Johnson’s performances on “The Voice,” Levine said Johnson could win this season of “The Voice.”
“Do I think that Brian has the voice that can win this?” Levine said. “Absolutely.”
But when it came time to choose the third member of his team, Levine struggled to give an answer. Levine said he decided to go with his “gut,” and he chose Johnson – to Johnson’s complete surprise.
#TeamBlake members Corey Kent White and Meghan Linsey were saved by America’s votes. Coach Blake Shelton chose Hannah Kirby for the third member of his team.
#TeamXtina members India Carney and Kimberly Nichole were saved by America’s votes. Coach Christina Aguilera chose Rob Taylor to move to the final round.
#TeamPharrell members Sawyer Fredericks and Mia Z were saved by America’s votes. Coach Pharrell Williams chose Koryn Hawthorne as the third member of his team.
#TeamAdam members Joshua Davis and DeannaJohnson were saved by America’s votes. Coach Adam Levine chose Brian Johnson to move to the final round.
Anna Dembowski is a junior journalism major and managing editor/arts & entertainment editor for Cedars. She likes nearly anything that is the color purple and enjoys spelling the word “agathokakological.”