The ninth season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on September 21, 2015 on NBC.[2] Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams, and Gwen Stefani returned as coaches for the season.

Jordan Smith won the competition and Adam Levine won the show a third time.


Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned for their ninth season as coaches; Pharrell Williams, his third; and Gwen Stefani, her second season, after a season hiatus. The advisors for this season included Missy Elliott for Team Pharrell, John Fogerty for Team Adam, Brad Paisley for Team Blake, and Selena Gomez for Team Gwen. Rihanna served as an advisor for all teams during the Knockouts.


Color key
CoachesTop 48 artists
Adam Levine
Jordan SmithShelby BrownAmy VachalBlaine MitchellChance PeñaKeith Semple
Viktor KirályJames DupréDustin ChristensenAndi & AlexChance PeñaRegina Love
Amanda AyalaCassandra RobertsonManny CaboDustin Monk
Gwen Stefani
Jeffery AustinBraiden SunshineKorin BukowskiViktor KirályEllie LawrenceRegina Love
Riley BiedererKota WadeSummer SchappellTim AtlasHanna AshbrookLyndsey Elm
Chase KerbyNoah JacksonAlex Kandel
Pharrell Williams
Madi DavisEvan McKeelMark HoodCeleste BettonRiley BiedererDarius Scott
Morgan FrazierAmy VachalTim AtlasSiahna ImRiley BiedererIvonne Acero
Daria JazminJubal & AmandaSydney Rhame
Blake Shelton
Emily Ann RobertsBarrett BaberZach SeabaughIvonne AceroMorgan FrazierNadjah Nicole
Chance PeñaChris CrumpBlind JoeMorgan FrazierBlaine MitchellDustin Christensen
Cole CriskeKrista HughesTyler Dickerson
Note: Italicized names are stolen contestants (names struck through within former teams). Bolded names are contestants who received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs.

Blind auditions

The first phase of the competition, the Blind Auditions, taped on June 29–30 and July 7–8, 2015, and began airing when the season premiered on September 21, 2015.

Color key
  Coach hit his or 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 (September 21)

The four coaches performed a medley of each other's songs, including "Neon Light", "Don't Speak", "Sugar" and "Get Lucky", which were sung by Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine respectively.

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Mark Hood24Chicago, Illinois"Use Me"
2Kota Wade20Los Angeles, California"Bring It On Home to Me"
3Keith Semple34Larne, Northern Ireland, UK"I'll Be There for You"
4Alyssa Sheridan18San Diego, California"I Will Remember You"
5Siahna Im15Auburn, Washington"Fever"
6Jordan Smith22Harlan, Kentucky"Chandelier"
7Dr. Paul66Hayesville, North Carolina"Mama Tried"
8Nadjah Nicole23New Castle, Delaware"Tightrope"
9Braiden Sunshine15Old Lyme, Connecticut"The Mountains Win Again"
10Michael Woolery25Los Angeles, California"Say"
11Barrett Baber34Marion, Arkansas"Angel Eyes"

Episode 2 (September 22)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1"Blind Joe"33Fargo, North Dakota"If It Hadn't Been for Love"
2Ivonne Acero17Aguila, Arizona"Style"
3Gage Nevarro21Selma, California"Ain't No Rest For the Wicked"
4Regina Love51Atlanta, Georgia"Rock Steady"
5Zach Seabaugh16Marietta, Georgia"Take Your Time"
6Evan McKeel20Richmond, Virginia"Typical"
7Bryan Bautista23Brooklyn, New York"Locked Out of Heaven"
8Emily Ann Roberts16Knoxville, Tennessee"I Hope You Dance"
9Ellie Lawrence26Calhoun, Georgia"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
10Noah Jackson19Sunderland, Massachusetts"Elastic Heart"
11Tim Atlas26San Jose, California"Give Me Love"
12Hanna Ashbrook23Mount Prospect, Illinois"Closer"
13Natalie Yacovazzi28Chicago, Illinois"Oh! Darling"
14James Dupré30Bayou Chicot, Louisiana"Let Her Cry"

Episode 3 (September 28)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Morgan Frazier22Nashville, Tennessee"I Want You to Want Me"
2Amanda Ayala17New York, New York"Mississippi Queen"
3Jeffery Austin24Chicago, Illinois"Lay Me Down"
4Lyndsey Elm22Vacaville, California"Lips Are Movin'"
5Joe Maye23Baltimore, Maryland"Word Up!"
6Manny Cabo45Elizabeth, New Jersey"Here I Go Again"
7Madi Davis16McKinney, Texas"It's Too Late"
8Caleb Lee Hutchinson16Dallas, Georgia"The Dance"
9Riley Biederer19Atlanta, Georgia"Invincible"
10Cassandra Robertson45Dallas, Texas"Ghost"
11Daria Jazmin20Los Angeles, California"Dear Future Husband"
12Chris Crump31Baytown, Texas"Thinking Out Loud"
13Tyler Dickerson21Denham Springs, Louisiana"Hard To Handle"
14Jubal & Amanda
(Jubal Lee Young & Amanda Preslar)
44 / 36Tulsa, Oklahoma"Seven Bridges Road"

Episode 4 (September 29)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Darius Scott23Dallas, Texas"You Make Me Wanna..."
2Korin Bukowski21Miami, Florida"Cecilia and the Satellite"
3Krista Hughes22Coal City, West Virginia"Angel from Montgomery"
4Janae Strother28Herndon, Virginia"Uptown Funk"
5Chance Peña15Tyler, Texas"I See Fire"
6Viktor Király31New York, New York"What's Going On"
7Julie Broadus18Suwanee, Georgia"Brand New Key"
8Cole Criske16Temecula, California"Dreaming with a Broken Heart"
9Alex Kandel22Nashville, Tennessee"Bright"
10Tom Rhodes26Oakland, California"Hit the Road Jack"
11Junior Reed20Menifee, California"What I Got"
12T'alia Scott30Miami, Florida"Beneath Your Beautiful"
13Celeste Betton27Hinesville, Georgia"Love You I Do"
14Andi & Alex
(Andi Peot & Alex Peot)
24Green Bay, Wisconsin"Thank You"

Episode 5 (October 5)

OrderArtistAgeHometownSongCoach's and contestant's choices
1Dustin Christensen35Orem, Utah"Downtown Train"
2Berdine Joseph19Port au Prince, Haiti"Hey Mama"
3Dustin Monk27Jacksonville, Florida"Bright Lights"
4Chase Kerby30Oklahoma City, Oklahoma"The Scientist"
5Dawson Daugherty17Venice, California"Problem"
6Shelby Brown16Elberta, Alabama"Stars"
7Amy Vachal26Brooklyn, New York"Dream a Little Dream of Me"Team full
8Blaine Mitchell24Fort Worth, Texas"Drops of Jupiter"
9Summer Schappell21Redding, California"Strawberry Wine"Team full
10Caroline Burns15Hollis, New Hampshire"A Thousand Years"Team full
11Andy Buckner34Asheville, North Carolina"Can't You See"
12Justen Harden20Shelbyville, Kentucky"Firecracker"
13Adam Melchor21Jersey City, New Jersey"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
14Sydney Rhame16Decatur, Georgia"Photograph"

Episode 6 (October 6)

Episode 6, titled "The Best of The Blind Auditions," recalled the Blind Auditions this season.

The Battles

The Battles (episodes 7 to 10) consisted of two 2-hour episodes and two 1-hour episodes each on October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2015. Season nine's advisors are Missy Elliott for Team Pharrell, John Fogerty for Team Adam, Brad Paisley for Team Blake, and Selena Gomez for Team Gwen. The coaches can steal two losing artists from another coach. Contestants who win 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 originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs
      Artist lost the Battle and was eliminated
EpisodeCoachOrderWinnerSongLoser'Steal' result
Episode 7
(October 12)
Adam Levine1Jordan Smith"Like I Can"Regina LoveN/A
Blake Shelton2Zach Seabaugh"I'm Gonna Be Somebody"Tyler DickersonN/A
Gwen Stefani3Ellie Lawrence"Sweater Weather"Tim AtlasN/A
Pharrell Williams4Mark Hood"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"Celeste BettonN/A
Adam Levine5James Dupré"Fortunate Son"Dustin MonkN/A
Blake Shelton6Barrett Baber"Walking in Memphis"Dustin ChristensenN/A
Episode 8
(October 13)
Adam Levine1Keith Semple"Baba O'Riley"Manny CaboN/A
Blake Shelton2Chris Crump"When I Get Where I'm Going"Krista HughesN/A
Pharrell Williams3Madi Davis"Riptide"Sydney RhameN/A
Gwen Stefani4Kota Wade"It's My Life"Alex KandelN/A
5Jeffery Austin"Can't Feel My Face"Noah Jackson
Pharrell Williams6Siahna Im"You Keep Me Hangin' On"Ivonne AceroN/A
Episode 9
(October 19)
Blake Shelton1Blind Joe"Old Time Rock and Roll"Blaine MitchellN/A
Adam Levine2Viktor Király"Nobody Knows"Cassandra RobertsonTeam full
Gwen Stefani3Korin Bukowski"Samson"Chase KerbyN/A
Pharrell Williams4Evan McKeel"Higher Ground"Riley BiedererN/A
Gwen Stefani5Braiden Sunshine"No One Is to Blame"Lyndsey ElmTeam full
Adam Levine6Andi & Alex"Wherever You Will Go"Chance Peña
Episode 10
(October 20)
Adam Levine1Shelby Brown"Edge of Seventeen"Amanda AyalaTeam fullTeam fullTeam full
Pharrell Williams2Amy Vachal"To Love Somebody"Jubal & AmandaN/A
3Darius Scott"Lean on Me"Daria Jazmin
Blake Shelton4Nadjah Nicole"Baby One More Time"Cole Criske
Gwen Stefani5Summer Schappell"Leave the Pieces"Hanna Ashbrook
Blake Shelton6Emily Ann Roberts"I'm That Kind of Girl"Morgan Frazier

The Knockouts

For the Knockouts, Rihanna was assigned as a mentor for contestants in all four teams. As in previous seasons, 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 Playoffs
      Artist lost the Knockout but was stolen by another coach and advanced to the Live Playoffs
     Artist lost the Knockout and was originally eliminated but received the Coach Comeback and advanced to the Live Playoffs
      Artist lost the Knockout and was eliminated
EpisodeCoachOrderSongArtistsSong'Steal' result
Episode 11
(October 26)
Adam Levine1"Hold Back the River"Blaine MitchellAndi & Alex"Stupid Boy"N/A
Gwen Stefani2"Feeling Good"Braiden SunshineEllie Lawrence"Cool for the Summer"N/A
Blake Shelton3"Colder Weather"Barrett BaberBlind Joe"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"N/A
Pharrell Williams4"A Case of You"Madi DavisAmy Vachal"A Sunday Kind of Love"N/A
Blake Shelton5"Part of Me"Ivonne AceroChance Peña1"Demons"Team fullN/A
Adam Levine6"Set Fire to the Rain"Jordan SmithViktor Király"If I Ain't Got You"
Episode 12
(October 27)
Gwen Stefani1"All I Want"Korin BukowskiSummer Schappell"Little White Church"Team fullTeam full
Adam Levine2"I Want to Know What Love Is"Keith SempleDustin Christensen"Free"
Pharrell Williams3"On Broadway"Darius ScottMorgan Frazier"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"N/A
Episode 13
(November 2)
Adam Levine1"Jesus, Take the Wheel"Shelby BrownJames Dupré"Sure Be Cool If You Did"Team fullTeam fullTeam full
Pharrell Williams2"Stand by Me"Mark HoodSiahna Im"Back to Black"N/A
Gwen Stefani3"Turning Tables"Jeffery AustinKota Wade"Barracuda"
Blake Shelton4"Cowboy Take Me Away"Emily Ann RobertsNadjah Nicole"A Woman's Worth"
5"Somebody's Heartbreak"Zach SeabaughChris Crump"I Wish It Would Rain"
Pharrell Williams6"Dare You to Move"Evan McKeelTim Atlas"Torn"N/A
Gwen Stefani7"Midnight Train to Georgia"Regina LoveRiley Biederer"XO"
Episode 14
(November 3)
The fourteenth episode was a special one-hour episode titled "The Road to the Live Shows." The episode showed the best moments of the season so far, including the blind auditions, the journey of the top 20 contestants and some unseen footage.

1 Chance Peña is on Team Adam for the Live Shows.

Live shows

The Live Shows is the final phase of the competition. It consists of the playoffs, four weekly live shows and the season finale. The traditional iTunes multiplier bonus begins with the Live Playoffs and continues through the end of the semi-finals. In addition, the Instant Save feature returns starting from the top 12 through the semi-finals.

Color key:

      Artist was saved by the public's votes
      Artist was saved by his/her coach or was placed in the bottom two or three
      Artist was saved by Instant Save (via Twitter)
      Artist's iTunes vote was multiplied by 10 (except the finals) after his/her studio version of the song reached the iTunes top 10 within the applicable voting window
      Artist was eliminated

Week 1: Live Playoffs (November 9, 10 and 11)

The Live Playoffs comprises episodes 15, 16, and 17 (the results show). The top 24 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. For the first time in the show's history, the coaches will each be bringing back one of their eliminated artist from the Battles or Knockouts to perform in the Live Playoffs with the top 20 and will get a chance to move on to the live shows as part of the top 12. The Monday broadcast featured Teams Adam and Gwen, while the Tuesday broadcast featured Teams Pharrell and Blake. Jordan Smith's "Halo" reached #3 on iTunes and Emily Ann Roberts' "In The Garden" peaked at #6; both received iTunes bonus multipliers in their respective voting windows.[3][4]

Episode 15
(November 9) (Team Adam & Team Gwen)
Adam Levine1Blaine Mitchell"Never Tear Us Apart"Eliminated
Gwen Stefani2Regina Love"Hello"Eliminated
Adam Levine3Keith Semple"To Be With You"Eliminated
4Shelby Brown"You're No Good"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani5Korin Bukowski"Adia"Gwen's choice
6Ellie Lawrence"Ex's & Oh's"Eliminated
7Jeffery Austin"Say You Love Me"Public's vote
8Braiden Sunshine"Everything I Own"Public's vote
Adam Levine9Amy Vachal"The Way You Look Tonight"Adam's choice
Gwen Stefani10Viktor Király"All Around the World"Eliminated
Adam Levine11Chance Peña"Barton Hollow"Eliminated
12Jordan Smith"Halo"[3]Public's vote
Episode 16
(November 10) (Team Pharrell & Team Blake)
Pharrell Williams1Darius Scott"Love Lockdown"Eliminated
Blake Shelton2Ivonne Acero"One of Us"Eliminated
3Morgan Frazier"Lips of an Angel"Eliminated
Pharrell Williams4Evan McKeel"Overjoyed"Public's vote
5Madi Davis"Songbird"Public's vote
6Celeste Betton"Something In the Water"Eliminated
Blake Shelton7Zach SeabaughBrand New Girlfriend"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams8Riley Biederer"Should've Been Us"Eliminated
Blake Shelton9Nadjah Nicole"Upside Down"Eliminated
10Emily Ann Roberts"In the Garden"[4]Blake's choice
Pharrell Williams11Mark Hood"What Do You Mean?"Pharrell's choice
Blake Shelton12Barrett Baber"I Drive Your Truck"Public's vote
Non-competition performances
17.1Team Gwen
(Braiden Sunshine, Ellie Lawrence, Jeffery Austin, Korin Bukowski, Regina Love, and Viktor Király)
"O-o-h Child"
17.2Sawyer Fredericks"Take It All"
17.3Team Blake
(Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts, Ivonne Acero, Morgan Frazier, Nadjah Nicole, and Zach Seabaugh)
17.4Team Pharrell
(Celeste Betton, Darius Scott, Evan McKeel, Madi Davis, Mark Hood, and Riley Biederer)
"Everybody Hurts"
17.5Team Adam
(Amy Vachal, Blaine Mitchell, Chance Peña, Jordan Smith, Keith Semple, and Shelby Brown)

Week 2: Top 12 (November 16 and 17)

This season, only the two artists with less votes compete for an Instant Save, with only one leaving the competition each week, instead of the bottom three and the double elimination of previous seasons. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#1), Amy Vachal (#6), and Jeffery Austin (#9).[5]

Episode 18
(November 16)
Gwen Stefani1Braiden Sunshine"Renegade"Public's vote
Adam Levine2Amy Vachal"Hotline Bling"[5]Public's vote
Pharrell Williams3Mark Hood"Against All Odds"Bottom two
Blake Shelton4Emily Ann Roberts"Blame It On Your Heart"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani5Korin Bukowski"Titanium"Bottom two
Blake Shelton6Barrett Baber"Right Here Waiting"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams7Madi Davis"Who Will Save Your Soul"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani8Jeffery Austin"Let It Go"[5]Public's vote
Adam Levine9Shelby Brown"In Color"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams10Evan McKeel"This Is It"Public's vote
Adam Levine11Jordan Smith"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"[5]Public's vote
Blake Shelton12Zach Seabaugh"My Love"Public's vote
Episode 19
(November 17)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams1Mark Hood"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"Eliminated
Gwen Stefani2Korin Bukowski"Don't Know Why"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
19.1Blake Shelton and his team
(Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts, and Nadjah Nicole)
"Lean on Me"
19.2Pharrell Williams and his team
(Evan McKeel, Madi Davis, and Mark Hood)
"Just a Cloud Away"

Week 3: Top 11 (November 23 and 24)

iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Amy Vachal (#4), Jordan Smith (#8) and Emily Ann Roberts (#10).[6]

Episode 20
(November 23)
Adam Levine1Shelby Brown"You and I"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams2Evan McKeel"Smile"Bottom two
Blake Shelton3Barrett Baber"Delta Dawn"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani4Korin Bukowski"Only Hope"Bottom two
Adam Levine5Amy Vachal"Blank Space"[6]Public's vote
Blake Shelton6Zach Seabaugh"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams7Madi Davis"Love Is Blindness"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani8Braiden Sunshine"True"Public's vote
Adam Levine9Jordan Smith"Who You Are"[6]Public's vote
Blake Shelton10Emily Ann Roberts"Why Not Me"[6]Public's vote
Gwen Stefani11Jeffery Austin"Dancing on My Own"Public's vote
Episode 21
(November 24)
Instant Save performances
Pharrell Williams1Evan McKeel"Let's Stay Together"Eliminated
Gwen Stefani2Korin Bukowski"She Will Be Loved"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
20.1Pharrell Williams"Freedom"
21.1Brad Paisley"Country Nation"
21.2Gwen Stefani and her team
(Braiden Sunshine, Jeffery Austin, and Korin Bukowski)
"You Get What You Give"
21.3Adam Levine and his team
(Amy Vachal, Jordan Smith, and Shelby Brown)
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"

Week 4: Top 10 (November 30 and December 1)

iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#2), Barrett Baber (#3), Madi Davis (#4), Emily Ann Roberts (#5), Jeffery Austin (#7), Amy Vachal (#8) and Shelby Brown (#9).[7]

Episode 22
(November 30)
Gwen Stefani1Jeffery Austin"Jealous"Public's vote
Blake Shelton2Emily Ann Roberts"She's Got You"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani3Braiden Sunshine"Radioactive"Bottom two
Adam Levine4Shelby Brown"Go Rest High on That Mountain"Public's vote
Gwen Stefani5Korin Bukowski"Same Old Love"Bottom two
Adam Levine6Amy Vachal"Bye Bye Bye"Public's vote
7Jordan Smith"Hallelujah"Public's vote
Blake Shelton8Zach Seabaugh"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"Public's vote
Pharrell Williams9Madi Davis"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"Public's vote
Blake Shelton10Barrett Baber"I'd Love to Lay You Down"Public's vote
Episode 23
(December 1)
Instant Save performances
Gwen Stefani1Korin Bukowski"Try"Eliminated
2Braiden Sunshine"Harder to Breathe"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
22.1Gwen Stefani"Used to Love You"
23.1R. City & Adam Levine"Locked Away"

Week 5: Semifinals (December 7 and December 8)

This week, the three artists with most votes make it straight to the finals, the three artists with the least number of votes were instantly eliminated and the middle three fought for the remaining spot on the final via Instant Save. iTunes bonus multipliers were awarded to Jordan Smith (#1), Jeffery Austin (#3), Emily Ann Roberts (#4), Madi Davis (#5), Amy Vachal (#6), Braiden Sunshine (#7), Zach Seabaugh (#8) and Barrett Baber (#9).[8] With the elimination of Madi Davis, Pharrell has no more artists.

Episode 24
(December 7)
Blake Shelton1Barrett Baber"Ghost"Public's vote
Adam Levine2Shelby Brown"Even God Must Get the Blues"Eliminated
Gwen Stefani3Jeffery Austin"Believe"Middle three
4Braiden Sunshine"Amazing Grace"Eliminated
Blake Shelton5Zach Seabaugh"The Climb"Middle three
Pharrell Williams6Madi Davis"Big Girls Don't Cry"Middle three
Blake Shelton7Emily Ann Roberts"9 to 5"Public's vote
Adam Levine8Amy Vachal"To Make You Feel My Love"Eliminated
9Jordan Smith"Somebody to Love"Public's vote
Episode 25
(December 8)
Instant Save performances
Blake Shelton1Zach Seabaugh"Live Like You Were Dying"Eliminated
Pharrell Williams2Madi Davis"Don't Dream It's Over"Eliminated
Gwen Stefani3Jeffery Austin"Make It Rain"Instant Save
Non-competition performances
24.1Ellie Goulding"On My Mind"
24.2Blake Shelton"Gonna"
25.1Cassadee Pope"I Am Invincible"
25.2Dolly Parton"Coat of Many Colors"

Week 6: Finals (December 14 and December 15)

The Top 4 performed on Monday, December 14, 2015, with the final results following on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. This week, the four finalists performed a solo song, a duet with their coach, and a Christmas song. As per usual, no iTunes bonuses are awarded for Finale performances, with all season's iTunes votes for each artist counted cumulatively.

The contestant's song choices reach the top 10 on iTunes as follows Jordan Smith (#1, #3 and #5), Emily Ann Roberts (#2 and #6), Barrett Baber (#7), Jeffery Austin (#9).[36]

CoachArtistOrderSolo SongOrderDuet Song (With coach)OrderChristmas SongResult
Adam LevineJordan Smith1"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"5"God Only Knows"11"Mary Did You Know"Winner
Blake SheltonEmily Ann Roberts12"Burning House"7"Islands in the Stream"2"Blue Christmas"Runner Up
Blake SheltonBarrett Baber6"Die a Happy Man"3"Rhinestone Cowboy"9"Silent Night"Third place
Gwen StefaniJeffery Austin8"Stay"10"Leather and Lace"4"O Holy Night"Fourth place
Non-competition performances
27.1Top 24
(minus Ellie Lawrence)
"Lean On"
27.2Barrett Baber
(with Zach Seabaugh)
"Forever and Ever, Amen"
27.3Coldplay"Adventure of a Lifetime"
27.4Celeste Betton, Darius Scott,
Mark Hood, Nadjah Nicole and Regina Love
"Love Train"
27.5Ricky Skaggs and Emily Ann Roberts"Country Boy"
27.6Jeffery Austin
(with Madi Davis)
"Tears Dry on Their Own"
27.7Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams"WTF (Where They From)"
27.8Usher and Jordan Smith"Without You"
27.9Sam Hunt"Break Up in a Small Town"
27.10Tori Kelly and Jeffery Austin"Hollow"
27.11Wynonna and Barrett Baber"No One Else on Earth"
27.12The Weeknd"The Hills" / "Earned It" / "Can't Feel My Face"
27.13Jordan Smith
(with Amy Vachal, Evan McKeel, Korin Bukowski, Mark Hood and Regina Love)
"Any Way You Want It"
27.14Emily Ann Roberts
(with Ivonne Acero, Morgan Frazier, Nadjah Nicole, Riley Biederer and Shelby Brown)
"Summer Nights"
27.15Justin Bieber"Sorry"

Elimination chart


Color key
Artist's info
Result details
Live show results per week
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Finals
Jordan SmithSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeWinner
Emily Ann RobertsSafeSafeSafeSafeSafeRunner-up
Barrett BaberSafeSafeSafeSafeSafe3rd place
Jeffery AustinSafeSafeSafeSafeSafe4th place
Madi DavisSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 5)
Zach SeabaughSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Shelby BrownSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Braiden SunshineSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Amy VachalSafeSafeSafeSafeEliminated
Korin BukowskiSafeSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 4)
Evan McKeelSafeSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 3)
Mark HoodSafeEliminatedEliminated (Week 2)
Ivonne AceroEliminatedEliminated (Week 1)
Celeste BettonEliminated
Riley BiedererEliminated
Morgan FrazierEliminated
Viktor KirályEliminated
Ellie LawrenceEliminated
Regina LoveEliminated
Blaine MitchellEliminated
Nadjah NicoleEliminated
Chance PeñaEliminated
Darius ScottEliminated
Keith SempleEliminated


Color key
Artist's info
Result details
ArtistWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Finals
Jordan SmithPublic's vote Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Winner
Shelby BrownPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Eliminated
Amy VachalCoach's choiceAdvanced Advanced Advanced Eliminated
Blaine MitchellEliminated
Chance PeñaEliminated
Keith SempleEliminated
Jeffery AustinPublic's VoteAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Advanced Fourth place
Braiden SunshinePublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Korin BukowskiCoach's choiceAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Viktor KirályEliminated
Ellie LawrenceEliminated
Regina LoveEliminated
Madi DavisPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Eliminated
Evan McKeelPublic's voteAdvancedEliminated
Mark HoodCoach's choiceEliminated
Celeste BettonEliminated
Riley BiedererEliminated
Darius ScottEliminated
Emily Ann RobertsCoach's choice AdvancedAdvanced Advanced Advanced Runner-up
Barrett BaberPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvanced Advanced Third place
Zach SeabaughPublic's voteAdvancedAdvancedAdvancedEliminated
Ivonne AceroEliminated
Morgan FrazierEliminated
Nadjah NicoleEliminated

Performances by guests/coaches

EpisodeShow segmentPerformerSingleReactionPerformance typeSource
Hot 100Hot digital
17The Live Playoffs ResultsSawyer Fredericks"Take It All"N/AN/Alive performance
20The Top 11 PerformancesPharrell Williams"Freedom"N/AN/Alive performance
21The Top 11 ResultsBrad Paisley"Country Nation"N/AN/Alive performance
22The Top 10 PerformancesGwen Stefani"Used to Love You"N/AN/Alive performance
23The Top 10 ResultsR. City & Adam Levine"Locked Away"N/AN/Alive performance
Sia"Alive"N/AN/Alive performance


The season nine premiere was watched by 12.37 million viewers with a 3.5 rating in the 18–49 demographic. It was down from last season's premiere by .48 million viewers.

U.S. Nielsen ratings

EpisodeOriginal airdateProductionTime slot (ET)Viewers
(in millions)
Adults (18–49)Source
1"The Blind Auditions Premiere"September 21, 2015 (2015-09-21)901Monday 8:00 p.m.12.373.511[39]
2"The Blind Auditions, Part 2"September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)902Tuesday 8:00 p.m.12.343.511[16]
3"The Blind Auditions, Part 3"September 28, 2015 (2015-09-28)903Monday 8:00 p.m.12.093.410[42]
4"The Blind Auditions, Part 4"September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29)904Tuesday 8:00 p.m.13.603.712[9]
5"The Blind Auditions, Part 5"October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05)905Monday 8:00 p.m.12.153.310[44]
6"The Best of the Blind Auditions"October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)906Tuesday 8:00 p.m.9.242.27[10]
7"The Battles Premiere"October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12)907Monday 8:00 p.m.11.723.210[26]
8"The Battles, Part 2"October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)908Tuesday 9:00 p.m.10.142.68[11]
9"The Battles, Part 3"October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19)909Monday 8:00 p.m.11.403.09[48]
10"The Battles, Part 4"October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)910Tuesday 9:00 p.m.11.282.78[12]
11"The Knockouts Premiere"October 26, 2015 (2015-10-26)911Monday 8:00 p.m.11.883.19[50]
12"The Knockouts, Part 2"October 27, 2015 (2015-10-27)912Tuesday 9:00 p.m.10.232.68[24]
13"The Knockouts, Part 3"November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02)913Monday 8:00 p.m.12.063.310[52]
14"Road to the Live Shows"November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)914Tuesday 9:00 p.m.8.222.06[13]
15"The Live Playoffs, Night 1"November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)915Monday 8:00 p.m.12.023.210[54]
16"The Live Playoffs, Night 2"November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)916Tuesday 8:00 p.m.10.862.79[14]
17"The Live Playoffs, Results"November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)917Wednesday 8:00 p.m.10.142.48[33]
18"Live Top 12 Performances"November 16, 2015 (2015-11-16)918Monday 8:00 p.m.11.213.09[56]
19"Live Eliminations"November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)919Tuesday 8:00 p.m.11.182.68[15]
20"Live Top 11 Performances"November 23, 2015 (2015-11-23)920Monday 8:00 p.m.10.292.68[58]
21"Live Eliminations"November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)921Tuesday 8:00 p.m.9.972.17[16]
22"Live Top 10 Performances"November 30, 2015 (2015-11-30)922Monday 8:00 p.m.12.562.89[2]
23"Live Eliminations"December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)923Tuesday 8:00 p.m.12.132.69[2]
24"Live Top 9 Performances"December 7, 2015 (2015-12-07)924Monday 8:00 p.m.12.252.89[32]
25"Live Eliminations"December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)925Tuesday 8:00 p.m.13.132.89[4]
26"Live Finals"December 14, 2015 (2015-12-14)926Monday 8:00 p.m.14.033.210[34]
27"Live Season Finale"December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)927Tuesday 9:00 p.m.12.602.99

Appearances on earlier seasons or other talent shows