Here's how Oklahoma singers Jordan Rainer and Tanner Massey did on 'The Voice' live rounds

Oklahoma native Tanner Massey appears during the battles on "The Voice" Season 24.
Oklahoma native Tanner Massey appears during the battles on "The Voice" Season 24.
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Oklahoma country crooner Jordan Rainer narrowly advanced to the Top 9 on "The Voice" live results show Tuesday after winning the show's first Instant Save of Season 24.

But Oklahoma City pop-rock singer Tanner Massey was among the three artists eliminated from the NBC singing competition.

What did Oklahoma singers Jordan Rainer and Tanner Massey perform this week on 'The Voice?'

"The Voice" moved into its final phase of competition — the live rounds — this week, with the Top 12 competitors performing on Monday's episode.

Rainer, 33, who hails from Atoka, is competing on fellow Oklahoma native and country singer Reba McEntire's team. Now based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the singer-songwriter delivered an outlaw country rendition of Ronnie Milsap's heartbreaking hit "Stranger in My House" on Monday's performance episode.

Oklahoma native Jordan Rainer performs during "The Voice" Season 24 knockouts.
Oklahoma native Jordan Rainer performs during "The Voice" Season 24 knockouts.

A Choctaw native, Massey, 19, entered the live rounds competing on Oklahoma transplant Gwen Stefani's team after she stole the teenager from fellow pop star Niall Horan's squad in the battle rounds. For his Monday night performance, the OKC teenager showed off an edgier side of his talents with his cover of Fall Out Boy's "Thnks fr th Mmrs."

Which 'The Voice' contestants competed for the first Instant Save of Season 24?

Although both garnered compliments from the coaches for their Monday performances, Rainer and Massey were among the four contestants on Tuesday who received the fewest votes from the viewing public.

That meant both Oklahomans — along with Kara Tenae from Team Gwen and Azán from John Legend’s team — took "The Voice" stage Tuesday night for last-chance performances in the hope of earning enough online votes to get the Instant Save and continue their run on the show.

Rainer went first with a confident cover of another country classic, Patty Loveless' "Blame It on Your Heart," earning praise from Reba and rival coach Horan. Both coaches expressed disbelief that the southeastern Oklahoma native was facing possible elimination.

"I can't understand how Jordan is in this position. As far as consistency goes, throughout this competition, there hasn't been too many more consistent," Horan said. "That was an amazing performance, and I think it would be a real, real shame to lose a personality like Jordan in this competition."

Team Legend's Azán performed a soulful cover of Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left to Cry," while Team Gwen's Tenae offered an elegant rendition of Mariah Carey's "Love Takes Time."

For his last-chance performance, Massey delivered a vulnerable version of the smash Extreme ballad "More Than Words." A mother of three, his coach, Stefani, again let her maternal side show in dealing with the OKC teen.

"There was a little tuning; I'm not gonna lie. But I just think that you're so gifted," Stefani said after Massey's last-chance performance.

"This is not an easy stage. For you to come out here at 19 years old ... your gift is so real. Your tone is so beautiful. And I just want you to know this is a moment in time, and you have your whole life ahead of you. ... I love that song, and I love your voice — and I'm rooting for you."

Who saved on 'The Voice' Season 24 this week?

After the four last-chance performances, viewers were given five minutes to vote online and decide which singer would receive the Instant Save.

Rainer emerged victorious, rounding out the Top 9 to advance to the live semifinals, while Azán, Tenae and fellow Oklahoman Massey were cut from the competition.

"Gwen, I seriously can't thank you enough: You took me under your wing, and you showed me so many ways of how to be confident in myself," Massey told his coach on the broadcast. "I could not be more thankful for you stealing me."

Along with Rainer, the other Top 9 artists moving on in the competition are Mac Royals and Lila Forde from Team Legend; BIAS from Team Gwen; Jacquie Roar and Ruby Leigh from Team Reba; and Mara Justine, Huntley and Nini Iris from Team Niall.

"The Voice" live semifinals are set for Dec. 11-12, with the finale performances scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 18.

It all leads up to the two-hour live finale results show at 8 p.m. Dec. 19 on NBC.  

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: Jordan Rainer advances on 'The Voice' Season 24: What you need to know