Kat Hammock’s time on The Voice has come to an end, just one week shy of the finale.
Hammock was one of the standout stars from the start of Season 17. Her coach, Blake Shelton, constantly praised her voice, promising that she was going to be a big star some day no matter how her Voice run ended.
Unfortunately for Hammock, that run ended during the semifinals results show.
After Team Kelly’s Jake Hoot, Team Legend’s Katie Kadan, and Team Blake’s Ricky Duran were all announced as “safe,” Hammock found herself in jeopardy.
Team Kelly’s Hello Sunday, Team Gwen’s Rose Short, and Hammock all had to compete in the Instant Save round. During the instant save, each contestant sang a song they prepared.
Their fate was then thrown into the viewers’ hands. Only one winner could be chosen, and the contestant with the most votes would be that chosen one.
The Instant Save is now OPEN on #TheVoice Official App! 🗣
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) December 11, 2019
By the end of the night, Short earned the most Instant Save votes. Meaning that Hello Sunday and Hammock were eliminated.
But before she said “goodbye,” Hammock delivered a performance for Voice fans to remember her by. She chose the song “You’ve Got a Friend” for her Instant Save performance, which was famously recorded by both Carole King and James Taylor.
Hammock’s light, airy performance drew praise from her coach, who once again promised she would have a future in the music business even if she didn’t win The Voice:
“I want you to know you have a record to make, no matter what happens tonight,” Shelton said. “We discovered you; America discovered you. Your journey, at least with me, won’t end here.”
Head below to watch Hammock’s performance that prompted those comments from Shelton. There’s no doubting her talent, and we feel confident the future has great things in store for her!