Piedmont’s Ashland Craft was eliminated from “The Voice” Tuesday night, losing the Instant Save fan vote to Baltimore soul singer Davon Fleming. Craft was one of three performers competing for the final spot in next week’s semifinals.
All three artists performed their own song choice, and Craft sang Keith Urban’s “Tonight I Wanna Cry.” After her performance, coach Miley Cyrus talked about Craft’s “journey” from the blind auditions to the top 10.
“You have done so much and shown so much, and I want everyone to take that into consideration,” Cyrus said. “No matter what, I stand by, stick by, honor my decision to bring you to the live shows. You deserve it.”
Cyrus said she had enjoyed watching Craft gain confidence as the competition progressed. Craft, who sings in the house band at Wendells Dippin Branch in Anderson, thanked Cyrus for her support during over the past few months. “I don’t think there’s enough I can say. I’m so thankful that you pushed me. … I’m so grateful,” Craft said.
Craft in Top 10 on “The Voice”
Piedmont’s Ashland Craft is going to the next round on “The Voice” after being voted into the top 10 on Tuesday. Craft sang “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band on Monday to keep her in the top 10. Craft and teammate Brooke Simpson are the only members on Team Miley left in the competition.
The television audience voted during the live show on Monday to save their favorite artists and the two artists with the lowest number of votes compete to see who is sent home each week.
In the end, one participant will be named “The Voice” and will receive the grand prize of a recording contract.
Craft graduated from Woodmont High and is a regular performer at Wendell’s Dippin Branch in Anderson.
Craft will compete again next Monday when “The Voice” airs at 8 p.m. on WYFF News 4.