3 Mormon contestants on 'The Voice' eliminated Monday, 1 more competes Tuesday
Trae Patton, NBC
Two universities owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University and BYU-Idaho, have been represented by three former students in the current season of NBC's "The Voice."
For Amy Whitcomb, Ryan Hayes and Jon Peter Lewis, the end of their road in the competition arrived Monday night in the knockout round.
Both Whitcomb and Hayes and Lewis, who perform as a duo in the group Midas Whale, were eliminated after competing against members of Team Adam.
Midas Whale performed "Higher Ground" and was paired up against Amber Carrington, who performed "I'm with You."
After the performance, coaches on "The Voice" were left to express their thoughts on what they had just heard. Blake Shelton commended Midas Whale for their energy and commented, "Y'all got some moves."
R&B artist and fellow coach Usher also commented on the uniqueness of the duo.
"It's been interesting to see you guys perform," Usher said. "Every time you guys have sang something you've given it the Midas touch."
Eventually Adam Levine was left to decide who would stay and who would be sent home. Although Levine told the duo that their quirkiness and spirit is unlike anything he had ever seen, the victory and a chance to move on to the live performances went to Carrington.
Whitcomb was then asked to compete against one of her best friends on the show, Caroline Glaser. Whitcomb sang "House of the Rising Sun," while Glaser performed "Little Talks."
When discussing the performances, Usher praised Whitcomb.
"Amy, I would definitely give that round to you," Usher said. "You brought me all the way in by the end of the song."
Once again, the final decision was left up to Levine. After praising both performers, Glaser was given the victory and the chance to continue in the competition.
Both Midas Whale and Whitcomb have turned to social media to express their gratitude for the support they have received throughout the competition.
"As always, thanks for the love y'all," Midas Whale tweeted Monday night.
Whitcomb also expressed her appreciation by tweeting: "I wish I could be rocking your worlds in the live shows....but that's okay....I promise I'm still gonna find a way to rock your worlds!"
One LDS contestant, Ryan Innes of Utah, remains. Innes will perform in the knockout round Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on NBC.
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