'I'm still ready to go!': Wendy Moten 'bruised' but OK after falling on 'The Voice'

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Tuesday's elimination show on "The Voice" highlighted the reality of live television.

Wendy Moten, who turned 56 on Monday, suffered a hard fall on stage after tripping over a speaker following her performance of The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself" with coach Blake Shelton, and team members Paris Winningham and Lana Scott. After the incident, Shelton quickly rushed to her aid.

"We just had someone fall… We have some people coming to help," host Carson Daly said, as viewers saw Moten struggle to walk in real-time. "Unfortunate event from Wendy Moten, who is walking off and we hope she is OK."

After a commercial break, Moten returned to assure viewers that she was in fact "OK."

"I’m a little bruised, but you know what? I’m still ready to go!" she said. Daly added that the singing competition has "never had anything like that happen."

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Later on in the night, we saw one singer get eliminated while ten advanced.

Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton still have a slight advantage with three singers in the Top 10. John Legend and Ariana Grande only have two singers left on their teams.

Here's what happened:

Viewers' saves

The 9 artists with the most viewer votes automatically advanced.

Team Legend’s Joshua Vacanti was the first singer to advance to the Top 10. America also voted through Team Clarkson's Hailey Mia.

"Never in a million years would I have thought at this age alone I would have so many fans," said Mia, the youngest singer in the competition. "I'm so incredibly grateful."

Team Shelton’s Paris Winningham and Team Grande’s Holly Forbes also moved on, followed by Team Shelton's Wendy Moten, Team Clarkson's trio Girl Named Tom and Team Shelton's Lana Scott.

Scott thanked her "Laterns," her fanbase's nickname, for their support: "Thank you guys for your votes, for believing in me. This has been my dream but I feel so fueled by your support. Now it’s ours together."

For the second week in a row, all of Shelton's artists advanced by overnight votes.

Team Clarkson's Jeremy Rosado and Team Legend's Jershika Maple were the last singers voted in the Top 10.

Wildcard Instant Save

The two artists who received the fewest votes went head-to-head for the wildcard spot in the Top 10: Jim and Sasha Allen (Grande) and Gymani (Clarkson).

Gymani found herself in the bottom two for the second week in a row.

She won the Wildcard Instant Save last week, but could she win it again? Gymani gave it her all on a funky rendition of Rufus's "Tell Me Something Good."

"I just love how unstoppable you are," Legend told her. "You've been put in this position two weeks in a row and then you had a little stumble at the beginning of this performance but you recovered." Clarkson said she wasn't "fearful" Gymani would leave the competition, "because America voted you last week."

Jim and Sasha Allen sang Andy Grammer's "Don't Give up on Me," proving that the father/son isn't giving up on moving on in the competition.

"I'm a little surprised to see you guys here but this competition is tough," Shelton said. Grande added: "You don't deserve to be in this position… It doesn't make sense."


Gymani was eliminated after failing to clinch the Wildcard Instant Save.

Final team count

Team Clarkson: 3

Team Shelton: 3

Team Legend: 2

Team Grande: 2

The Top 10 will perform live Monday on NBC at 8 EST/PST.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Voice': Wendy Moten 'bruised' after falling hard during Top 10 reveal

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