Kirk Jay survives first live cut on the Voice

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/15/18

Bay Minette native Kirk Jay survived the most brutal elimination to date on Season 15 of “The Voice,” as the teams were cut in half following the first round of live shows, which aired Monday and …

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Kirk Jay survives first live cut on the Voice

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Bay Minette native Kirk Jay survived the most brutal elimination to date on Season 15 of “The Voice,” as the teams were cut in half following the first round of live shows, which aired Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 12 and 13, shown on WPMI NBC 15.

The former Bay Minette resident and Baldwin County High student, now a resident of Montgomery, became the first contestant saved by America during the live eliminations Tuesday night.

On Monday, he was the last artist to perform for Team Blake during the show’s first live performance of Season 15, taking on Diamond Rio’s “One More Day.”

He joins fellow soulful country crooner Chris Kroeze, who performed CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” during the live performances, along with Dave Fenley, who was saved by Blake on Tuesday following Monday’s performance of “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground.”

Also picked to move on to the top 25 were DeAndre Nico, Reagan Strange and Tyke James from Team Adam; MaKenzie Thomas, Kennedy Holmes and Sandyredd from Team Jennifer; Chevel Shepherd, Sarah Grace and Kymberli Joye from Team Kelly.

Also joining the top 25, for the first time on The Voice, Coach Kelsey Ballerini picked two artists, who performed live during Tuesday’s elimination. Ayanna Joni sang “No Tears Left To Cry,” and Lynnea Moorer performed “Boot Up.” After five minutes of voting via Twitter, Moorer was overwhelmingly picked and chose Team Kelly.

After surviving three rounds of eliminations, Jay now joins the top 13 artists who will all perform live on Monday, Nov. 19 before facing their second live elimination on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Shows begin at 7 p.m. (CT), locally on WPMI NBC 15.