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A “The Voice” competitor takes on Travis Tritt during this last chance performance YouTube/The Voice
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Country singer Adam Cunningham has managed to beat the odds every week during his run on “The Voice.” In fact, he found himself in the bottom two twice, and both times, he ended up proving himself during his “Instant Save” performance.

Fans may recall that Adam made it into the Top 11 with his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” A week later, he performed Lonestar’s “Amazed” for a chance to make it into the Top 10, and that performance advanced him into the next round.

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Despite his consistency and resilience, Adam’s journey on the show came to an abrupt end on Dec. 12 during the semifinal results show. It was a tough night for all contestants though, as only four out of the eight remaining contenders moved forward.

Adam, who had to go up against Team Blake’s Red Marlow and Team Jennifer’s Noah Mac, made a go of Travis Tritt’s popular 1991 hit, “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).” He was second to take the stage, and did everything he possibly could to try and sing his way into America’s hearts. He didn’t have time to throw on a new outfit, and performed in his worn out cowboy hat and dark blue jeans. After showing off his gritty, southern rock vocals on the first verse, he showed off some more talent by playing his acoustic guitar. His sounded so great on the tune that his coach, Adam Levine, who was listening from his red chair, got really into it. At the end, the Maroon 5 frontman was on his feet.

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“Adam Cunningham, he’s the story right now. This guy was in the bottom two two weeks in a row. Last week, he was straight up in the mix with everybody else – not in the bottom three,” Adam raved, while trying to persuade fans to vote his mentee into the final four. “This is the story, Adam Cunningham. It’s poetic that he should make it to the finale. This dude is talented. He’s versatile. He’s got everything you need to be in the last episode on this show, and man, I’m telling you this story of Adam Cunningham is the real deal.”

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When it was time to share results, host Carson Daly revealed that Team Blake’s Red had won the “Instant Save” vote. And, even though Adam didn’t make it into the finale, we have a feeling his strong resilience, not to mention his talent, will help him do big things in the future. “The Voice” returns Dec. 18, on NBC.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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