Team Blake’s Cali Wilson Sings Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” For “Voice” Instant Save, Is Eliminated
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The Voice made another brutal cut in its second week of live shows during Season 17, bringing the Top 13 down to the Top 11.
Three contestants were left to compete in the Instant Save round: Team Blake‘s Cali Wilson, Team Kelly‘s Max Boyle, and Team Gwen‘s Joana Martinez.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Instant Save, here’s how it works. The contestants who are in jeopardy of being eliminated each take to the stage and perform a song they have prepared. After their performances, viewers then vote for who they think the winner should be.
The person with the most votes remains on the show, while the others are eliminated.
Knowing that the pressure was on as she sang for the Instant Save, Wilson pulled out an iconic song by an equally iconic band….”The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac.
Released in 1977, “The Chain” was included on Fleetwood Mac’s legendary album, Rumors. The song reached the 30th spot on the Mainstream Rock chart and went on to become a staple part of the band’s concert setlists.
It goes without saying that Wilson had a lot to live up to with her performance of the song during the Voice Instant Save. But she rose to the challenge, and gave her performance her all as she aimed for a spot in the Voice Top 11.
Viewers seemed to be impressed with the 28-year-old Nashville native’s cover of “The Chain.” Following her performance, numerous fans took to Twitter to vote for her and show their support.
“You are great!!! Beautiful voice!!!” wrote one Twitter user named Joyce Lallathin.
See more reactions to Wilson’s performance below.
But in the end, Wilson didn’t earn as many votes as Team Gwen’s Martinez, who won the Instant Save. So both Wilson and Team Kelly’s Boyle were sent home.
Wilson’s departure leaves her coach Blake Shelton with just two artists remaining on his team: Kat Hammock and Ricky Duran.
You can watch Wilson’s final Voice performance in the video below. She will definitely be missed!