On a candlelit stage, all the contestants joined Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera in holding name cards of the victims and their ages, leaving not a dry eye in the house.
Then it was down to business, although very little from last night was likely to change the outcome. Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David have already distinguished themselves this fall.
We have no way of knowing how close the voting has been since the live shows began, but the three clearly have diverging fan bases and musical styles. It's all going to come down to whose fans vote.
First up last night was Nicholas David with a fiery medley of