Randallstown singer Joe Maye's time on "The Voice" came to an end last night, as he was eliminated in the first live playoff results show on Wednesday night.
It was the first time this season that viewers' votes determined who advanced. The top two vote-getters from each team moved on to the final 12, then the four coaches each picked one remaining team member to save. Though Blake Shelton, Maye's coach, had just said on Monday night that Maye had a chance to win it all, the country singer decided to save Paxton Ingram instead.
"This has been an amazing experience, and I'm so blessed to have made it as far as I have made it," Maye said in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday night. "This is ... definitely not the end. There's so much more to come."
At least Maye, who got the show biz bug while performing as a singing waiter on Inner Harbor dinner cruises during high school, made it much further than his previous "Voice" attempts. He auditioned but didn't make the cut in Season 8, and then made it to the blind audition rounds in Season 9.
Plus, not many singers can put "impromptu duet with Christina Aguilera" on their resume.