The eighth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on February 23, 2015 on NBC.[2] Carson Daly returned as host. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams returned as coaches. Gwen Stefani did not return for season eight, making room for the return of Christina Aguilera after a two-season absence. Sawyer Fredericks, of Team Pharrell, won the competition, after having set a show record by posting nine top ten iTunes singles in two straight weeks.

Coaches and hosts

Christina Aguilera returned from a two-season hiatus, rejoining Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams.[3] The advisors for this season included Lionel Richie for Team Pharrell, Meghan Trainor for Team Blake, Nick Jonas for Team Christina, and Ellie Goulding for Team Adam.[4] Nate Ruess served as an advisor for all teams during the knockouts.


Color key
CoachesTop 48 artists
Adam Levine
Joshua DavisDeanna JohnsonBrian JohnsonTonya Boyd-CannonNathan Hermida
Lexi DávilaBarry MinniefieldBlaze JohnsonClinton WashingtonBren'nae DeBarge
Jack GregoriMichael LeierJosh BatstoneNicolette MaréJames McNeiece
Pharrell Williams
Sawyer FredericksKoryn HawthorneMia ZCaitlin CaporaleLowell Oakley
Hannah KirbyJacob RummellPaul PfauAnthony RileyKimberly Nichole
Meghan LinseyTravis EwingAshley MorganNoelle BybeeBriar Jonnee
Christina Aguilera
India CarneyKimberly NicholeRob TaylorLexi DavilaSonic
Koryn HawthorneTreeva GibsonJoe ToloAshley MorganClinton Washington
Vance SmithJeremy GaynorKatelyn ReadGabriel WolfchildAmeera Delandro
Blake Shelton
Meghan LinseyHannah KirbyCorey Kent WhiteBrooke AdeeSarah Potenza
Brian JohnsonKelsie MayCody WicklineTravis EwingJacob Rummell
Hannah KirbyJoshua DavisBay BrooksBrenna YaegerMatt Snook
Note: Italicized names are stolen contestants (names struck through within former teams).

Blind auditions

The first phase of the competition, the Blind Auditions, were taped October 26–29, 2014, began airing when the season premiered on February 23, 2015. Adam Levine auditioned as a joke in episode three with the song "Tiny Dancer," with all four chairs turning (Pharrell turned Adam's chair). He "chose" Christina.

Color key
  Coach hit his/her "I WANT YOU" button
    Artist defaulted to this coach's team
    Artist elected to join this coach's team
    Artist eliminated with no coach pressing his or her "I WANT YOU" button

Episode 1 (February 23)

The four coaches performed "Are You Gonna Go My Way".

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Sarah Potenza34Smithfield, Rhode Island"Stay with Me"
2Lowell Oakley19Durham, North Carolina"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
3Rob Taylor22Donaldsonville, Louisiana"I Want You"
4Ivonne Acero16Aguila, Arizona"Try"
5Cody Wickline20Beckley, West Virginia"He Stopped Loving Her Today"
6Treeva Gibson16Frederick, Maryland"Young and Beautiful"
7Mason HendersonN/AOrange Beach, Alabama"Riptide"
8Meghan Linsey28New Orleans, Louisiana"Love Hurts"
9Joshua Davis37Traverse City, Michigan"I Shall Be Released"
10Bryce Sherlow17Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey"Cool Kids"
11Sawyer Fredericks16Fultonville, New York"I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow"

Episode 2 (February 24)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Anthony Riley27Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"I Got You (I Feel Good)"
2Gabriel Wolfchild26Seattle, Washington"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
3Brooke Adee16Atlanta, Georgia"Skinny Love"
4Dylan Dunlap18Studio City, California"Talk Dirty"
5Tonya Boyd-Cannon35New Orleans, Louisiana"Happy"
6Joe Tolo21Sacramento, California"To Love Somebody"
7Drew Parker23Covington, Georgia"Workin' Man Blues"
8Mia Z15Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"The Thrill Is Gone"
9Blaze Johnson23Columbus, Ohio"How to Save a Life"
10Bryan Pierce39Charlotte, North Carolina"Rocket Man"
11Deanna Johnson18Hazlehurst, Georgia"All I Want"

Episode 3 (March 2)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Kelsie May15Louisa, Kentucky"You're Lookin' at Country"
2Kimberly Nichole32New York, New York"Nutbush City Limits"
3Michael Leier20Fargo, North Dakota"Last Kiss"
4Hannah Ellis24Campbellsville, Kentucky"This One's for the Girls"
5Mark LumN/AAustin, Texas"Jane Says"
6Sara Schulmann16Aberdeen Township, New Jersey"Ghost"
7Sam KingN/ANew York, New York"Do I Wanna Know?"
8Travis Ewing23Lafayette, Louisiana"Say My Name"
9Noelle Bybee17Syracuse, Utah"Unbelievers"
10Bren'nae DeBarge22Anchorage, Alaska"Golden"
11James McNeiece26Traverse City, Michigan"Lay Me Down"
12Sonic23San Francisco, California"Money On My Mind"
13Ella Khorov17New Orleans, Louisiana"I Can't Stand the Rain"
14Jacob Rummell18Hartville, Ohio"Count on Me"
15Barry Minniefield52Fort Wayne, Indiana"Me and Mrs. Jones"
16Nicolette Maré20Staten Island, New York"Everything Has Changed"
17Clinton Washington26Little Rock, Arkansas"Candle in the Wind"
18Matt Snook41Camden Point, Missouri"Red Dirt Road"
19India Carney21Brooklyn, New York"New York State of Mind"

Episode 4 (March 3)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Ashley Morgan26Costa Mesa, California"I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
2Koryn Hawthorne17Abbeville, Louisiana"My Kind of Love"
3Lexi Dávila17Lorain, Ohio"Dreaming of You"
4Josh Batstone18Fulton, New York"Amnesia"
5Katelyn Read25Raleigh, North Carolina"Breathe (2 AM)"
6Ameera Delandro26Richmond, Virginia"I'd Rather Go Blind"
7Bay Brooks17Valdosta, Georgia"All of the Stars"
8Quincy Mumford24Allenhurst, New Jersey"Dancing Machine"
9Brenna Yaeger19Spokane, Washington"The House That Built Me"
10Jeremy Gaynor30West Point, New York"Superstar"
11Jack Gregori37Washington, D.C."Ring of Fire"
12Briar Jonnee20Shuqualak, Mississippi"Take a Bow"
13Jess Gallo20New Carlisle, Ohio"Stolen Dance"
14Brian Johnson24Cleveland, Ohio"Reason to Believe"
15Corey Kent White20Bixby, Oklahoma"Chicken Fried"

Episode 5 (March 4)

The fifth episode, titled "Best of the Blinds," was a recap of all the Blind Auditions broadcast up to that point.

Episode 6 (March 9)

The sixth episode included the last of the Blind Auditions as well as the first Battles.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Nathan Hermida17Boston, Massachusetts"Sure Thing"
2Paul Pfau26Myersville, Maryland"Fly Me to the Moon"Team full
3Gaia Golden26Haiku, Hawaii"Red"
4Vance Smith22Detroit, Michigan"Reach Out I'll Be There"
5Caitlin Caporale23Newburgh, New York"Impossible"Team full
6AthenaN/AChicago, Illinois"Am I Wrong"Team full
7Jennifer Chung24Millbrae, California/Atlanta, Georgia"Don't Speak"
8Ashley PrinceN/ASuperior, Colorado"Bartender"
9Hannah Kirby20Sulphur Springs, Texas"The Letter"

The Battles

The Battles (from the second half of episode 6 to episode 9) consisted of two 2-hour episodes, one 1-hour and one special episodes each on March 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2015. Season eight's advisors are Ellie Goulding for Team Adam, Lionel Richie for Team Pharrell, Nick Jonas for Team Christina and Meghan Trainor for Team Blake. Continuing with the format introduced in season three, the coaches can steal two losing artists from another coach. Contestants who won their battle or are stolen by another coach will advance to the Knockout rounds.

Color key:

      Artist won the Battle and advanced to the Knockouts
      Artist lost the Battle but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Knockouts
      Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
EpisodeCoachOrderWinnerSongLoser'Steal' result
Episode 6
(Monday, March 9, 2015)
Pharrell Williams1Mia Z"Put the Gun Down"Ashley MorganN/A
Adam Levine2Tonya Boyd-Cannon"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"James McNeieceN/A
Blake Shelton3Brian Johnson"Knockin' On Heaven's Door"Joshua DavisN/A
Episode 7
(Tuesday, March 10, 2015)
Pharrell Williams1Anthony Riley"Get Ready"Travis EwingN/A
Christina Aguilera2Sonic"Masterpiece"Ameera DelandroN/A
3Joe Tolo"For the First Time"Gabriel WolfchildN/A
Adam Levine4Deanna Johnson"Love Me like You Do"Nicolette MaréN/A
5Nathan Hermida"Thinking Out Loud"Josh BatstoneN/A
Blake Shelton6Sarah Potenza"Gimme Shelter"Hannah KirbyN/A
Adam Levine7Blaze Johnson"Rude"Michael LeierN/A
Blake Shelton8Cody Wickline"How Country Feels"Matt SnookN/A
Pharrell Williams9Paul Pfau"Don't Let Me Down"Meghan LinseyN/A
Episode 8
(Monday, March 16, 2015)
Pharrell Williams1Caitlin Caporale"Fallin'"Briar JonneeN/ATeam Full
Adam Levine2Barry Minniefield"Feelin' Alright"Jack GregoriN/A
Christina Aguilera3Treeva Gibson"Addicted to Love"Katelyn ReadN/A
Pharrell Williams4Lowell Oakley"Hound Dog"Kimberly NicholeN/A
Blake Shelton5Kelsie May"Fancy"Brenna YaegerTeam Full
Christina Aguilera6India Carney"Stay"Clinton Washington
Episode 9
(Tuesday, March 17, 2015)
Christina Aguilera1Rob Taylor"Animals"Jeremy GaynorTeam FullTeam FullTeam Full
Pharrell Williams2Sawyer Fredericks"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"Noelle BybeeN/A
Christina Aguilera3Koryn Hawthorne"Love Me Harder"Vance Smith
Blake Shelton4Brooke Adee"Style"Bay Brooks
Adam Levine5Lexi Dávila"Unwritten"Bren'nae DeBarge
Blake Shelton6Corey Kent White"I Want Crazy"Jacob Rummell

The Knockouts

For the knockouts, Nate Ruess was assigned as a mentor for contestants in all four teams. After announcing Anthony Riley's withdrawal[5] from the competition, Pharrell grouped three of his team members into one knockout, in which two contestants from the trio advanced, with the third eliminated. Just like season five onward, the coaches can steal one losing artist. The top 20 contestants will then move on to the "Live Shows."

Color key:

      Artist won the Knockout and advanced to the Live Shows
      Artist lost the Knockout but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Live Shows
      Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
EpisodeCoachOrderSongArtistsSong'Steal' result
Episode 10
(Monday, March 23, 2015)
Christina Aguilera1"A Woman's Worth"SonicAshley Morgan"Heartbreaker"N/A
Blake Shelton2"Wasted Love"Sarah PotenzaBrian Johnson"Nothing Ever Hurt Like You"N/A
Adam Levine3"Leave Your Lover"Nathan HermidaClinton Washington"Wanted"Team full
Pharrell Williams4"Collide" /
"Hold On, I'm Coming"
Sawyer Fredericks /
Mia Z
Paul Pfau"I Don't Need No Doctor"N/A
Blake Shelton5"A Natural Woman"Meghan LinseyTravis Ewing"I Don't Want to Be"N/A
Christina Aguilera6"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"Kimberly NicholeKoryn Hawthorne"Try"
Episode 11
(Tuesday, March 24, 2015)
Blake Shelton1"Live Like You Were Dying"Corey Kent WhiteCody Wickline"Til My Last Day"Team fullTeam fullN/A
Adam Levine2"Listen to Your Heart"Deanna JohnsonBlaze Johnson"You Found Me"
Pharrell Williams3"Warrior"Caitlin CaporaleHannah Kirby"Higher Love"
Episode 12
(Monday, March 30, 2015)
Adam Levine1"I Wish"Tonya Boyd-CannonBarry Minniefield"What You Won't Do for Love"Team fullTeam fullTeam full
Blake Shelton2"Electric Feel"Brooke AdeeKelsie May"Tim McGraw"
Christina Aguilera3"Big White Room"India CarneyJoe Tolo"One of Us"N/A
Pharrell Williams4"My Girl"Lowell OakleyJacob Rummell"Life of the Party"
Christina Aguilera5"Love and Happiness"Rob TaylorTreeva Gibson"Chasing Pavements"N/A
Adam Levine6"Arms of a Woman"Joshua DavisLexi Dávila"Anything Could Happen"
Episode 13
(Tuesday, March 31, 2015)
The thirteenth episode was a one-hour recap episode titled "The Road to the Live Shows". This recap highlighted the journey of the top 20 contestants.

Live shows

The live shows is the final phase of the competition. It consists of the playoffs, five weekly shows and the season finale.

Color key:

      Artist was saved by the Public's votes
      Artist was saved by his/her coach or was placed in the bottom three
      Artist was saved by the Instant Save
      Artist's iTunes vote multiplied by 10 (except The Finals) after his/her studio version of the song reached iTunes top 10
      Artist was eliminated

Week 1: Live playoffs (April 6, 7 and 8)

The Live Playoffs comprised episodes 14, 15, and 16 (the results show). The top twenty artists perform, with two artists from each team advancing based on the viewers' vote, and each coach completing their respective teams with their own choice.

Episode 14
(April 6)
Team Pharrell + Blake
Blake Shelton1Sarah Potenza"Free Bird"Eliminated
Pharrell Williams2Caitlin Caporale"Best Thing I Never Had"Eliminated
Blake Shelton3Hannah Kirby"I Feel The Earth Move"Blake's choice
Pharrell Williams4Lowell Oakley"Jealous"Eliminated
5Mia Z"Ain't No Sunshine"Public's vote
6Koryn Hawthorne"How Great Thou Art"Pharrell's choice
Blake Shelton7Corey Kent White"Make You Feel My Love"Public's vote
8Brooke Adee"Love Me Like You Do"Eliminated
9Meghan Linsey"Love Runs Out"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams10Sawyer Fredericks"Trouble"Public's vote
Episode 15
(April 7)
Team Adam + Christina
Adam Levine1Tonya Boyd-Cannon"Take Me to the Pilot"Eliminated
2Joshua Davis"Budapest"Public's vote
Christina Aguilera3Sonic"I'm Going Down"Eliminated
Adam Levine4Brian Johnson"At This Moment"Adam's choice
Christina Aguilera5Kimberly Nichole"What's Up?"Public's vote
6Lexi Dávila"All By Myself"Eliminated
Adam Levine7Nathan Hermida"Chains"Eliminated
Christina Aguilera8India Carney"Hurt"Public's vote
9Rob Taylor"Earned It"Christina's choice
Adam Levine10Deanna Johnson"Down to the River to Pray"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
14.1Maroon 5"Sugar"
15.1Sia"Elastic Heart"
16.1Wiz Khalifa ft. Chris Jamison"See You Again"
16.2Team Blake
(Brooke Adee, Corey Kent White, Hannah Kirby, Meghan Linsey, Sarah Potenza)
"I'll Take You There"
16.3Team Christina
(India Carney, Kimberly Nichole, Lexi Dávila, Rob Taylor, Sonic)
"Like a Prayer"
16.4Team Pharrell
(Caitlin Caporale, Sawyer Fredericks, Koryn Hawthorne, Lowell Oakley, Mia Z)
"Say Something"
16.5Team Adam
(Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Joshua Davis, Nathan Hermida, Tonya Boyd-Cannon)

Week 2: Top 12 (April 13 and 14)

The Top 12 performed on Monday, April 13, 2015, with the results following on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The Instant Save returned once again this season, with the bottom three artists performing for a spot on the next round via the viewers' votes from Twitter. Oklahoma country music star Reba McEntire, last seen on the show's first season as an advisor for Team Blake, returned to serve as a mentor for the top 12 contestants.[6] Sawyer Fredericks, Kimberly Nichole and Meghan Linsey received the first iTunes multiplier bonuses of the season, reaching second, third and fifth positions respectively on the iTunes Top 200 Singles chart at the close of the voting window.[7]

Episode 17
(April 13)
Blake Shelton1Hannah Kirby"Edge of Seventeen"Public's vote
Adam Levine2Brian Johnson"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You"Bottom three
Christina Aguilera3India Carney"Take Me to Church"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams4Mia Z"Miss You"Bottom three
Adam Levine5Deanna Johnson"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"Bottom three
Pharrell Williams6Sawyer Fredericks"Imagine"[7]Public's vote
Christina Aguilera7Rob Taylor"I Put a Spell on You"Public's vote
Blake Shelton8Corey Kent White"Why"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams9Koryn Hawthorne"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"Public's vote
Adam Levine10Joshua Davis"America"Public's vote
Blake Shelton11Meghan Linsey"Girl Crush"[7]Public's vote
Christina Aguilera12Kimberly Nichole"House of the Rising Sun"[7]Public's vote
Episode 18
(April 14)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams1Mia Z"Stormy Monday"Eliminated
Adam Levine2Brian Johnson"Amazed"Eliminated
3Deanna Johnson"It Will Rain"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
18.1Nick Jonas"Chains"
18.2Blake Shelton and his team
(Meghan Linsey, Corey Kent White, Hannah Kirby)
"In the Midnight Hour"
18.3Christina Aguilera and her team
(India Carney, Rob Taylor, Kimberly Nichole)
"Hotel California"

Week 3: Top 10 (April 20 and 21)

The Top 10 performed on Monday, April 20, 2015, with the results following on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Adam, Blake, Christina and Pharrell brought in Dave Stewart, Scott Hendricks, Mark Ronson and Ryan Tedder respectively to help in this week's coaching.[8] Koryn Hawthorne and Sawyer Fredericks got the iTunes multiplier bonuses of the week, reaching the third and fourth positions respectively on the iTunes Top 200 Singles chart at the close of the voting window.[9]

Episode 19
(April 20)
Christina Aguilera1Kimberly Nichole"Something's Got a Hold on Me"Public's vote
Adam Levine2Joshua Davis"Hold Back the River"Bottom three
Blake Shelton3Hannah Kirby"Shout"Public's vote
4Meghan Linsey"Home"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams5Koryn Hawthorne"Make It Rain"[9]Public's vote
Adam Levine6Deanna Johnson"Somebody to Love"Bottom three
Christina Aguilera7Rob Taylor"A Song for You"Bottom three
Blake Shelton8Corey Kent White"Unwound"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams9Sawyer Fredericks"Iris"[9]Public's vote
Christina Aguilera10India Carney"Run to You"Public's vote
Episode 20
(April 21)
Instant Save performances
Christina Aguilera1Rob Taylor"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"Eliminated
Adam Levine2Deanna Johnson"Help Me Make It Through the Night"Eliminated
3Joshua Davis"I Won't Back Down"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
19.1Top 10"Rocket Man/Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
20.1Pharrell Williams and his team
(Sawyer Fredericks, Koryn Hawthorne)
"I Don't Want to Be"
20.2Reba McEntire"Going Out Like That"
20.3Adam Levine and his team
(Deanna Johnson and Joshua Davis)
"The Joker"

Week 4: Top 8 (April 27 and 28)

The Top 8 performed on Monday, April 27, 2015, with the results following on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Most of the previous coaches from past seasons returned to advise the remaining artists: Usher was the Advisor for Team Adam, Gwen Stefani advised both Teams Pharrell and Christina, and Cee Lo Green advised Team Blake. Shakira was the only previous coach not to return, due to the recent birth of her second child, but she did record a video message that was aired during the live show.[10] Sawyer Fredericks and Joshua Davis got the iTunes multiplier bonuses of the week, reaching second and fourth positions respectively on the iTunes Top 200 Singles chart at the close of the voting window.[11] This week's Instant Save was the closest in the show's history, with India and Corey tied for most of the voting window. India was saved with a difference of only two votes.

Episode 21
(April 27)
Blake Shelton1Hannah Kirby"We Don't Need Another Hero"Bottom three
Adam Levine2Joshua Davis"Fields of Gold"[11]Public's vote
Christina Aguilera3Kimberly Nichole"Creep"Public's vote
Blake Shelton4Meghan Linsey"Something"Public's vote
Christina Aguilera5India Carney"Over the Rainbow"Bottom three
Pharrell Williams6Sawyer Fredericks"Simple Man"[11]Public's vote
Blake Shelton7Corey Kent White"When I See You Smile"Bottom three
Pharrell Williams8Koryn Hawthorne"Girl On Fire"Public's vote
Episode 22
(April 28)
Instant Save performances
Blake Shelton1Hannah Kirby"Radioactive"Eliminated
2Corey Kent White"Somebody Like You"Eliminated
Christina Aguilera3India Carney"Human"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
21.1Top 8 Males
(Sawyer Fredericks, Corey Kent White, and Joshua Davis)
"Hey Brother"
21.2Top 8 Females
(Hannah Kirby, Koryn Hawthorne, Kimberly Nichole, Meghan Linsey, India Carney)
"Wake Me Up"
21.3Blake Shelton"Sangria"
21.4Matt McAndrew"Counting on Love"
22.1Jason Derulo (with India Carney and Kimberly Nichole)"Want to Want Me"
22.2Rozzi Crane"Psycho"
22.3Lee Brice (with Corey Kent White)"Drinking Class"

Week 5: Top 6 (May 4 and 5)

The Top 6 performed on Monday, May 4, 2015, with the results following on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. In honor of Mother's Day, each artist performed one song on Monday in honor of "the mothers in their lives." On Tuesday, only two artists sang for survival, with one leaving the competition. iTunes multiplier bonuses were awarded to Sawyer Fredericks (positions #3 and #10)and Meghan Linsey (position #5) based on the week's iTunes Top 200 singles chart at the close of the voting window.[12]

EpisodeCoachArtistOrderSong (Mother's Day dedication)OrderSong (Coach's Choice)Result
Episode 23
(May 4)
Christina AguileraIndia Carney1"Glory"10"Lay Me Down"Bottom two
Adam LevineJoshua Davis8"In My Life"2"Desire"Public's vote
Pharrell WilliamsKoryn Hawthorne3"Everybody Hurts"9"Dream On"Public's vote
Christina AguileraKimberly Nichole4"Free Fallin'"7"Dirty Diana"Bottom two
Blake SheltonMeghan Linsey12"Amazing Grace"[12]5"Steamroller Blues"Public's vote
Pharrell WilliamsSawyer Fredericks6"Shine On"[12]11"Take Me to the River"Public's vote
Episode 24
(May 5)
Instant Save Performances
Christina AguileraKimberly Nichole1"Seven Nation Army"Eliminated
India Carney2"Perfect"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
24.1Jacquie Lee"Tears Fall"
24.2Avery Wilson"If I Have To"
24.3Vicci Martinez"Bad News Breaker"
24.4Craig Wayne Boyd"I'm Still Here"

Week 6: Semifinals (May 11 and 12)

The Top 5 performed on Monday, May 11, 2015, with the results following on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. On Tuesday, once again only two artists sang for survival, with one leaving the competition. iTunes multiplier bonuses were awarded to Sawyer Fredericks (position #2 and #3) and Meghan Linsey (position #5) based on the week's iTunes Top 200 singles chart at the close of the voting window.[13] With the elimination of India Carney, Christina Aguilera no longer had any remaining artists on her team. and 2 female and male finale. Special guests in the audience included Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld from Pitch Perfect 2.

EpisodeCoachArtistOrderSong (Coach's Choice)OrderSong (Artist's dedication to home)Result
Episode 25
(May 11)
Adam LevineJoshua Davis1"I Can't Make You Love Me"6"When I Paint My Masterpiece"Public's vote
Pharrell WilliamsKoryn Hawthorne2"One"7"Oh Mary Don’t You Weep"Bottom two
Blake SheltonMeghan Linsey3"I'm Not the Only One"8"Tennessee Whiskey"Public's vote
Christina AguileraIndia Carney4"Gravity"9"Earth Song"Bottom two
Pharrell WilliamsSawyer Fredericks5"For What It's Worth"10"A Thousand Years"Public's vote
Episode 26
(May 12)
Instant Save performances
Christina AguileraIndia Carney1"Dark Side"Eliminated
Pharrell WilliamsKoryn Hawthorne2"If I Were a Boy"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
25.1Nate Ruess"Nothing Without Love"
26.1Walk the Moon"Shut Up and Dance"
26.2Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams"California Roll"
26.3India Carney, Koryn Hawthorne, and Meghan Linsey"Faithfully"
26.4Joshua Davis and Sawyer Fredericks"Drift Away"

Week 7: Finals (May 18 and 19)

The Top 4 performed on Monday, May 18, 2015, with the final results following on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. This week, the four finalists performed an original song, a duet with the coach, and a solo song. As with previous seasons, there was no iTunes bonus multiplier applied to songs performed in the finale episodes;[14] all iTunes votes received for the six weeks leading to the finale were cumulatively added to online, phone and app finale votes for each finalist.

CoachArtistOrderSolo SongOrderOriginal SongOrderDuet Song (With Coach)Result
Pharrell WilliamsKoryn Hawthorne1"It's a Man's Man's Man's World"10"Bright Fire"6"We Can Work It Out"Fourth place
Blake SheltonMeghan Linsey11"When a Man Loves a Woman"2"Change My Mind"8"Freeway of Love"Runner-up
Pharrell WilliamsSawyer Fredericks12"Old Man"5"Please"3"Summer Breeze"Winner
Adam LevineJoshua Davis7"Hallelujah"4"The Workingman's Hymn"9"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"Third place
Non-competition performances
28.1Top 20"Carry On / Some Nights"
28.2Joshua Davis
(with Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Corey Kent White and Kimberly Nichole)
"She Talks to Angels"
28.3Meghan Trainor"Dear Future Husband"
28.4Kelly Clarkson and Koryn Hawthorne"I'd Rather Go Blind"
28.5Meghan Linsey
(with Sarah Potenza)
"Piece of My Heart"
28.6Maroon 5"This Summer's Gonna Hurt"
28.7John Fogerty and Sawyer Fredericks"Born on the Bayou"
"Bad Moon Rising"
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
28.8Sheryl Crow and Joshua Davis"Give It to Me"
28.9Luke Bryan"Kick the Dust Up"
28.10Koryn Hawthorne
(with Caitlin Caporale, India Carney, Lexi Dávila, Mia Z and Tonya Boyd-Cannon)
"Uptown Funk"
28.11Ed Sheeran"Photograph"
28.12Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Linsey"Invincible"
28.13Sawyer Fredericks
(with Brooke Adee, Lowell Oakley, and Mia Z)
"Lie To Me"
28.14The Voice Coaches - Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton"The Thrill is Gone"

Elimination Chart


Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Finals
Sawyer FredericksSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeWinner
Meghan LinseySafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeRunner-up
Joshua DavisSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafe3rd place
Koryn HawthorneSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeSafe4th place
India CarneySafeSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 6)
Kimberly NicholeSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 5)
Hannah KirbySafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 4)
Corey Kent WhiteSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Deanna JohnsonSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 3)
Rob TaylorSafeSafeEliminated
Brian JohnsonSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 2)
Mia ZSafeEliminated
Brooke AdeeEliminatedEliminated (Week 1)
Tonya Boyd-CannonEliminated
Caitlin CaporaleEliminated
Lexi DávilaEliminated
Nathan HermidaEliminated
Lowell OakleyEliminated
Sarah PotenzaEliminated


Color key
Artist's info
Result details
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Finals
Joshua DavisPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced AdvancedAdvancedThird place
Deanna JohnsonPublic's voteAdvancedEliminated
Brian JohnsonCoach's choiceEliminated
Tonya Boyd-CannonEliminated
Nathan HermidaEliminated
Sawyer FredericksPublic's voteAdvanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Winner
Koryn HawthorneCoach's choiceAdvancedAdvanced AdvancedAdvancedAdvancedFourth place
Mia ZPublic's voteEliminated
Caitlin CaporaleEliminated
Lowell OakleyEliminated
India CarneyPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Kimberly NicholePublic's voteAdvanced AdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Rob TaylorCoach's choiceAdvancedEliminated
Lexi DávilaEliminated
Meghan LinseyPublic's voteAdvanced AdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Advanced Runner-up
Hannah KirbyCoach's choiceAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Corey Kent WhitePublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Brooke AdeeEliminated
Sarah PotenzaEliminated

Performances by guests/coaches

EpisodeShow segmentPerformer(s)TitleReactionPerformance typeSource
Hot 100Hot digital
14The Live PlayoffsMaroon 5"Sugar"3 (-1)N/Alive performance[15]
15Sia"Elastic Heart"47 (+5)N/Alive performance[16]
16The Live Playoffs ResultsWiz Khalifa feat. Chris Jamison"See You Again"1 (+9)N/Alive performance
18Top 12 ResultsNick Jonas"Chains"14 (-1)N/Alive performance[17]
20Top 10 ResultsReba McEntire"Going Out Like That"N/AN/Alive performance[18]
21Top 8 PerformanceMatt McAndrew"Counting on Love"N/AN/Alive performance[19]
Blake Shelton"Sangria"44 (+20)N/Alive performance
22Top 8 ResultsRozzi Crane"Psycho"N/AN/Alive performance
Jason Derulo"Want to Want Me"8 (+2)N/Alive performance
Lee Brice"Drinking Class"N/AN/Alive performance[20]
24Top 6 ResultsJacquie Lee"Tears Fall"N/AN/Alive performance[3]
Avery Wilson"If I Have To"N/AN/Alive performance
Vicci Martinez"Bad News Breaker"N/AN/Alive performance
Craig Wayne Boyd"I’m Still Here"N/AN/Alive performance
25Semifinal PerformanceNate Ruess"Nothing Without Love"N/AN/Alive performance ?
26Semifinal ResultsWalk the Moon"Shut Up and Dance"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell Williams"California Roll"N/AN/Alive performance ?
28FinalsMeghan Trainor"Dear Future Husband"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Maroon 5"This Summer's Gonna Hurt"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Luke Bryan"Kick the Dust Up"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Ed Sheeran"Photograph"N/AN/Alive performance ?
John Fogerty and Sawyer Fredericks"Born on the Bayou"
"Bad Moon Rising"
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
N/AN/Alive performance ?
Sheryl Crow and Joshua Davis"Give It To Me"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Kelly Clarkson and Koryn Hawthorne"I'd Rather Go Blind"N/AN/Alive performance ?
Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Linsey"Invincible"N/AN/Alive performance ?

Artists' appearances in other media

  • Deanna Johnson sang in the blind auditions for season five, but failed to turn any chairs.
  • Meghan Linsey and her then fiancé, Joshua Scott Jones, won season two of the television talent show Can You Duet as the band Steel Magnolia.


The season eight premiere was watched by 13.97 million viewers with a 4.1 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was up from last season's premiere by 1.02 million viewers. The season eight premiere was up 21% from the previous season's finale.[3] The second episode retained 95% of viewers in P18-49 from the premiere episode, compared to just 79%, from the previous season.[3]

U.S. Nielsen ratings

EpisodeOriginal airdateProductionTime slot (ET)Viewers
(in millions)
Adults (18–49)Source
1"The Blind Auditions Premiere"February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)801Monday 8:00 p.m.13.974.111[3]
2"The Blind Auditions, Part 2"February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)802Tuesday 8:00 p.m.14.063.911[3]
3"The Blind Auditions, Part 3"March 2, 2015 (2015-03-02)803Monday 8:00 p.m.14.673.912[3]
4"The Blind Auditions, Part 4"March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)804Tuesday 8:00 p.m.15.544.113[3]
5"Best of the Blinds"March 4, 2015 (2015-03-04)N/AWednesday 8:00 p.m.8.602.16[3]
6"Blinds End and Battles Begin"March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)805Monday 8:00 p.m.13.953.812[3]
7"The Battles Premiere, Part 2"March 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)806Tuesday 8:00 p.m.13.733.812[3]
8"The Battles, Part 3"March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)807Monday 8:00 p.m.12.213.310[4]
9"The Battles, Part 4"March 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)808Tuesday 8:00 p.m.12.823.411[4]
10"The Knockouts Premiere"March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)809Monday 8:00 p.m.12.203.410[4]
11"The Knockouts Premiere, Part 2"March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24)810Tuesday 8:00 p.m.11.622.89[4]
12"The Knockouts Premiere, Part 3"March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)811Monday 8:00 p.m.11.873.210[4]
13"The Road to the Live Shows"March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)812Tuesday 8:00 p.m.8.572.07[4]
14"The Live Playoffs, Night 1"April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)813Monday 8:00 p.m.10.972.99[4]
15"The Live Playoffs, Night 2"April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)814Tuesday 8:00 p.m.11.072.79[38]
16"The Live Playoffs, Results"April 8, 2015 (2015-04-08)N/AWednesday 8:00 p.m.9.642.27[4]
17"Live Top 12 Performances"April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)815Monday 8:00 p.m.11.042.99[4]
18"Live Top 12 Eliminations"April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)816Tuesday 8:00 p.m.10.692.59[5]
19"Live Top 10 Performances"April 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)817Monday 8:00 p.m.10.582.66[5]
20"Live Top 10 Eliminations"April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)818Tuesday 8:00 p.m.11.252.69[5]
21"Live Top 8 Performances"April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27)819Monday 8:00 p.m.10.492.68[5]
22"Live Top 8 Eliminations"April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)820Tuesday 8:00 p.m.9.492.28[5]
23"Live Top 6 Performances"May 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)821Monday 8:00 p.m.9.902.38[5]
24"Live Top 6 Eliminations"May 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)822Tuesday 8:00 p.m.8.992.07[5]
25"Live Semi-Final Performances"May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)823Monday 8:00 p.m.10.052.48[5]
26"Live Semi-Final Results"May 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)824Tuesday 8:00 p.m.9.142.17[5]
27Live Finale, Part 1May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)825Monday 8:00 p.m.11.322.68[5]
28Live Finale, Part 2May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)826Tuesday 9:00 p.m.11.562.99[6]