So here we are and the countdown continues for season 8 of The Voice. After the Top 8 performed during the first installment last week, America cast their votes to be announced during the second installment. Those five that America saved are Joshua Davis, Sawyer Fredericks, Meghan Linsey, Kimberly Nichole and Koryn Hawthorne. In the final moments of the second installment featured a frenzied Twitter vote between India Carney, Corey Kent White and Hannah Kirby. It was a sweaty, intense moment in which The Voice had the closest Twitter vote tally in history, India Carney was named as America's Twitter Save. And we all expelled a huge sigh of relief. Or, at least, I did.
While Corey Kent White is a joy to listen to, his Top 8 performance delivered only one solid moment of excitement. The competition was stiff and required something several levels higher than what Corey had been able to provide so far. Hannah Kirby -- while this gal has the energy and the power, her somewhat metallic vocal aesthetic lacks the universal appeal that both Corey and India Carney delivers with regularity. Between Corey and India, India possesses the more finely-tuned and versatile instrument. All that being said, it comes down to listener preference, my friends. America has more faith in India Carney's ability to go head-to-head with the remaining five. In a moment we will find out if that holds true when the remaining artists take the stage for another round of The Voice.