Omar Jose Cardona was immediately saved on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice after coach John Legend admitted he was “blown away” at finishing fourth.
The 34-year-old singer from Orlando, Florida, turned all four chairs during the blind auditions and gave a stellar rendition of Celine Dion’s powerful song “My Heart Will Go On” on Monday as he performed in the final eight.
“Omar, I’m blown away that you’re in this position,” said John, 43, as Omar was forced to compete against Kim Cruise, Justin Aaron and Parigita Bastola for the fifth and final spot in the Season 22 Finals.
Dazed coach: Omar Jose Cardona was immediately rescued on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice after coach John Legend admitted he was “distraught” at finishing fourth.
John noted that Omar impressed them every week with his performance and said his voice was “amazing”.
“If this is The Voice and we voted for people because of their voice, then Omar is The Voice, people,” John said after Omar echoed Lady Gaga’s You and Me during a performance of Instant Save.
The show’s host, Carson Daly, 49, announced Omar was saved immediately and progressed to the finale as the one-hour results episode drew to a close.
The episode opened with Carson introducing the trainers and Gwen Stefani, 53, showing off a sexy new look in a long black wig.
Instant save: The 34-year-old singer from Orlando, Florida was forced to compete in instant saves for the fifth and final in the Season 22 Finals.
The Voice: If this is The Voice and we vote for people because of their voice, Omar is The Voice, John said.
KILL IT: Omar echoed Lady Gaga’s “You And I” while performing Instant Save
NEW LOOK: Gwen Stefani debuted a new look with a black wig instead of her usual blonde hair
Gwen’s husband and fellow trainer Blake Shelton, 46, was absent from his chair, but he was on stage to perform his song Nobody.
Singer Blake Bryce Leatherwood, 22, of Georgia, was the first contestant to make it to the finals as Carson announced the results of the viewer vote.
John also performed his song Nervous which begins with him playing the piano in a sylvan setting.
Sylvan setting: John also performed his song Nervous which started with him playing the piano in a sylvan setting
Morgan Miles, 35, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was next to come forward representing new coach Camila Cabello, 25.
“I am so proud of you,” Camilla told Morgan.
Los Angeles singer Body, 29, from Blake’s team has been announced as the third finalist.
Proud coach: ‘I’m so proud of you,’ Camila Cabello told her singer Morgan Miles after she was voted out in the finals.
Blake’s teen singer Brayden Lap, 15, of Grass Lake, Michigan, was chosen as the fourth finalist.
Carson called it a “clean sweep” of Blake and “Killer B” of Bryce, Bodhi and Brayden who were finalists.
Barrigita, 17, of Baltimore, performed Make You Feel My Love for her instant save performance, while Kim, 30, of Woodville, Texas, sang All By Myself and Justin, 34, of Junction City, Kansas, delivered Made A way.
4th place: Barigita Pastola, Kim Cruz, Justin Aaron and Omar finished fourth in the standings and had to compete against each other for the spot save.
Killer B’s: Blake Shelton poses with his three singers who advanced to the finals, Bodie, Bryce Leatherwood and Brayden Lape
Blake has had three singers make it to the finals, John has had one and Camila has also had one.
Gwen will not have a female finalist for the third time in her six seasons as coach.
The episode also featured country singer Carly Pierce, 32, of her song What He Didn’t Do.
New coach: Camila was in her first season heading into the finals with singer Morgan
Country singer: The episode also included a performance by country singer Carly Pierce, 32, of her song What He Didn’t Do