For the youngest contestant on the seventh season of The Voice, Tuesday was the end of the road.
Burleson’s Reagan James, who performed Iggy Azalea’s Fancy on Monday’s live broadcast, was one of the three contestants who received the fewest votes from viewers (the others were Anita Antoinette and Ryan Sill; Sill was rescued by the “Instant Save” on Twitter), ending her run on the show.
“Your ear absolutely blows me away,” said James’ coach, Blake Shelton, before the results were revealed. “You’ve got a friend for life, no matter what happens.”
Her fellow North Texas competitors, Dublin native Luke Wade (who sang alongside his coach, Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday’s show) and Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd, are in next week’s top eight.
But James does have a chance to come back. Host Carson Daly explained last week that singers knocked out of the top 10 may return before the finale and perform for an opportunity to become what he called “the fourth wild card finalist.”