Berklee College of Music student Jackie Foster’s time on NBC’s “The Voice” has come to an end.
The California native was eliminated from the singing competition on Tuesday night after it was revealed that she was one of two contestants of the final eight who received the least amount of votes after performing in the semifinals on Monday night. Her coach, Alicia Keys, hugged her after the results were announced.
The other contestant to be instantly eliminated was Rayshun LaMarr, of Adam Levine’s team. The judges this season are Keys, Levine, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton.
Foster, who missed her graduation from Berklee last weekend due to the show, began studying at Berklee in 2014 on a four-year scholarship and focused her education on vocal performance and music business. She is the lead singer of an alternative rock band called Self Portraits that performs across New England.
Foster posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday night, writing that she’s “forever grateful.”
FOREVER GRATEFUL 🙌🏼 That’s all I can say because this whole experience has been the BEST hint that has ever happened to me 🙂 I met amazing people and I now have AMAZING FANS #JackPack #TheVoice pic.twitter.com/zH3Wu44lK9
— Jackie Foster (@itsjackiefoster) May 16, 2018
Another contestant with Massachusetts ties, Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow, made it to the finale. Cartelli, 15, was one of three contestants who received the most votes on Monday night. The other two contestants with the most votes and guaranteed spots in the finale were Spensha Baker and Kyla Jade, both of Shelton’s team.
Cartelli’s coach, Clarkson, has said she thinks Cartelli will win the competition.
The contestant who earned the fourth spot in the finale was announced only after three singers — Kaleb Lee (of Clarkson’s team), Britton Buchanan (of Keys’s team), and Pryor Baird (of Shelton’s team) — chosen based on the previous night’s votes, battled it out by singing a live song on Tuesday night. America then voted for the artist they wanted to advance to the finale via Twitter, and Buchanan won the spot.
Before it was announced that Cartelli was in the final four, host Carson Daly asked Cartelli for her favorite “The Voice” experience.
“My favorite part of this whole experience is meeting the people I’m standing with right now,” she said. “These people have changed me for the better as a musician and as a person, and I love all of them with all my heart.”
The final four — Cartelli, Baker, Buchanan, and Jade — will perform on Monday night. The winner will be announced on Tuesday night and will receive a recording contract.