A winner will be crowned on tonight’s The Voice final! Who will it be? Let’s examine the numbers. Also POLL RESULTS and iTunes rankings.

iTunes Rankings

2. Danielle Bradbery – Born to Fly
3. Michelle Chamuel – Why
4. The Swon Brothers – Danny’s Song
7. The Swon Brothers – I Can’t Tell You Why
8. Usher & Michelle Chamuel – One*
9. Danielle Bradbery – Maybe it was Memphis
11. Blake Shelton & Danielle Bradbery – Timber, I’m Falling in Love*
30. Michelle Chamuel – I Knew You Were Trouble
39. Blake Shelton & The Swon Bros – Celebrity*

*Coach duets do NOT count as votes

Whoa. I was sure Danielle Bradbery’s “Maybe it Was Memphis” would sell the most of all the reprise songs. Who hadn’t already bought “Danny’s Song” to propell it to #4? After only a week? Wow. All 3 finalists have songs in the Top 5. And without the x10 bonus in play, I don’t think these iTunes rankings are going to make or break anybody.

Poll Results

Your favorite performance was Usher and Michelle Chamuel’s “One” and Michelle’s “Why,” running neck and neck at 27% and 25% respectively. That’s a pretty clear win for Michelle! Danielle Bradbery’s “Born to Fly” got 16% of the vote and next is “Maybe it Was Memphis” with 9% of the vote. The Swon Brothers don’t show up until #6 with “I Can’t Tell You Why” which earned 6% of the vote.

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Michelle Chamuel is, overwhelmingly, your favorite contestant with 57% of the vote. Danielle Bradbery is next with 30% of the vote and The Swon Brothers are last with 13% of the vote.

However, 49% of you voted that you BELIEVE Danielle Bradbery will win The Voice. 42% believe the win will go to Michelle Chamuel. And only 9% believe The Swon Brothers have a shot.

Prediction

Hm. This is tough. I think the Swon Brothers are out. Danielle Bradbery was pimped pretty hard to be THE country winner. TWO of her performances were placed in the last 30-35 minutes of the show, while the Swons performed first, and finished up their set in the #6 spot. The danger for Danielle, is that if enough country fans peeled away to vote for The Swons, the vote could be diluted. But, as we learned with Idol, it’s possible for two finalists from the same genre to come in 1st and second. I don’t think The Swons will come in second, but I think Danielle has enough supporters and momentum to take it all.

Michelle Chamuel has had moments, but I don’t think the support has been as consistent–like it has been for Danielle–over the season. It really has depended on her performances, I think. Her duet with Usher was magnificent, but was it enough to put her over the finish line first? Usher has been rallying HIS troops–Justin Bieber returned her voting numbers to his followers–so who knows!

I’m going to say this is a tough one to call, but if I have to make a prediction? Here goes:

Danielle Bradbery – WINS
Michelle Chamuel – Runner-up
The Swon Brothers – 3rd place

What do you think?

 
  • matt89

    Michelle overcame the Amber multiplier last week, and with possibly gaining majority of Amber/Sasha votes, she could more than enough to overtake Danielle. We’ll see

  • clacecl

    Keep in mind that the duets *might* count since the voting rules are inconsistent. There was a graphic on the Voice website (can’t find it now) listing the new songs & duets as the eligible songs.

  • Last Laugh Lane

    This is almost a no brainer: Danielle will win. The country finalist did come in second to the better vocalist on Idol this year, however that was a result years in the making. I pray and hope Michelle can pull it off but it’s unlikely. Danielle’s a cute kid with a country voice, even Adam noted the boringness of her “perfection”, but America is always drawn to that youthful, sweetheart appeal (see: Idol season 10 finale)

  • matt89

    I certainly wouldn’t say its a “no brainer”. A lot of social media support for Michelle. Most liked comments on The Voice fb posts are pro-michelle, plus Michelle has a bigger fanbase than most think

  • percysowner

    The ratings for this week were up over last week, so I think a lot of people came back to watch the finale. They probably missed Danny’s Song last week and those are the ones buying it. To be fair Danny’s Song was an inspired choice for the Swon Brothers and one of their best performances. I don’t begrudge them any of those votes, although I’m unclear as to how they figure into the voting, since this was a reprise.

  • BonnieDee

    I still think Michelle has a chance to overcome Danielle in the voting. She has a strong voting fanbase that was still voting away and asking others to vote up to the deadline this morning. I think she will place no worse than second, but I still think an upset is possible.

  • dangrey

    Yeah, I think its a race between Michelle and Danielle. Wouldn’t be shocked if either of them took it.

  • chillj

    I would think a lot of country music fans might vote for the Swons because they do not like how they were treated by the show.

  • Montavilla

    I wonder if there isn’t a sleeper “Criss” vote for Michelle. He gave her a shout-out and his fans are strong in the force.

  • clacecl

    Maybe but he didn’t last night

  • irockhard

    There’s good arguments for all 3 taking it so I have no idea how this is gonna go down. I hope Michelle takes it though.

  • kt194

    I definitely would not rule out the Swons. Looks like they are coming really strong now.

  • matt89

    Official account for her alma mater (and Criss’s) Univ. Of Michigan tweeted out a shout-out

  • clacecl

    Wow, Michelle’s album (The Complete Season 4 Collection) just cracked the top 50 overall and top 10 in pop. Still too early to compare with the others because her album, for whatever reason, appeared several hours earlier this morning.

  • MoonRiver2

    Don’t think the Swon Brothers will win. Looks like Michelle or Danielle to me. I think Michelle will win, because Justin Bieber retweeted the vote for Michelle from Usher to his massive followers.

  • BonnieDee

    It would be a hoot if the Swons were to win after all that bussing and Danielle pimping. This is my first season watching The Voice and I’m really turned off by the blatant manipulation.

  • Jake W.

    I think it’s between Danielle and Michelle as well. I would of said Danielle was going to win for sure until Bieber tweeted Michelles voting number. Anything is possible now.

  • mtlfan2

    i have the feeling too that Danielle will win but who knows.. we were not sure if Michelle was going to be in the top 3 last week and she made it. So this week with a #3 itunes song, I wouldn’t rule out for sure that she could win!!

  • Jake W.

    It’s happened before. A guy named Jermaine won against two pimped contestants in the finale on one season. He was considered fodder.

  • MoonRiver2

    I don’t think it’s a lock. I prefer Danielle, but Michelle is great too. Michelle seems to me have more of a buzz. I think she’s the in thing. I also feel that Justin Bieber tweet or retweet is the difference maker. If even 10% of those followers voted. That could be millions. If it’s close, that will be the difference. IMO.

  • BonnieDee

    I knew that he had done that, but I wasn’t sure if it caught on with his followers. I just went and looked at some of their tweets, and it did. At least some of them jumped right on the voting.

  • kt194

    Yeah his victory took everybody, including me, by surprise. Don’t think anyone knows what happened.

  • girlygirl

    My guess is that it will be 1. Danielle 2. Michelle 3. The Swon Brothers. I do think it will be a close vote, though, so wouldn’t be shocked if Michelle pulled out the victory. I don’t see the Swon Brothers winning, but I could see them being the runner-up.

  • Amber0000

    That’s pretty much how I think it will be. BUT I wish it were to be : 1. Swon Brothers 2. Michelle 3. Danielle

  • Amber0000

    Nothing would make me happier!!

  • irockhard

    IMO the manipulation on AI12 and TV3 was way worse.

  • irockhard

    I’m gonna miss Usher and Shakira *sniff* :(

  • vamp111

    Season 2 of The Voice was bad too as far as manipulation. They tried everything in their power to get Juliett to win.

  • kt194

    I actually don’t think there has been that much manipulation. A couple a weeks ago it looked like they feared an all Blake country finale and they suddenly decided to eliminate just 1 contestant. That looked like manipulation, but don’t have to be.

    They don’t pimp Danielle more than Michelle. Michelle was on the pimp spot last week.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I am too. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

  • clacecl

    I think that’s because whether you think Michelle or Danielle (or Swons, I guess) have a better shot at commercial success, the difference isn’t quite as pronounced as Jermaine vs Juliett or Cassadee vs the others.

  • Clement

    Maybe it was foreshadowing. ;) Don’t worry, I’m just joking. It may just be a glitch.

  • irockhard

    LOL what?

  • clacecl

    It wasn’t excessive to the point of causing a scandal, though, and for that I am grateful. Usher’s tweet (the one that was RT’d by Justin, Scooter, and Ellen) ended up getting less than 10k RTs which is not totally insane, although a great deal more than Blake’s tweets about his contestants (which got around 500 apiece).

  • BonnieDee

    I think the real scandal is the fact that three out of the final four performances of the show last night were Danielle’s, and the Swon Brothers were done performing with 40 minutes left in the show. I really don’t know if I want to put up with that for another season.

  • ShorelineChic

    Jermaine Dupris also sent out a link via Twitter with Michelle’s voting info…. TEAM USHER for the Win!,,

  • Amy Beth

    Guess it depends on whether Justin Bieber’s retweet and TeamUsher tweet helped motivate a new fan base!!

    BTW, the complete Season albums are available oniTunes and it’s Michelle who is ahead in sales.

  • vamp111

    She had the pimp spot the last 3 weeks of performances.

  • rdf8585

    They’ll be back next spring, though.

  • clacecl

    yeah… honestly I think they would’ve given Michelle the pimp spot except putting Usher last would’ve been unfair as well.

  • irockhard

    Big wow!

  • BonnieDee

    Well basically giving Danielle the last half hour of the show, pretty much, and saving her new cover for last while everyone else’s new cover had been done earlier, announcing her the victor, saying she’s somehow “important to the world” is beyond unfair. It’s turned this show into something less than a contest. If someone else besides Danielle wins, I will be one happy camper.

  • Q_3

    My prediction is that it will be 1. Danielle 2. Michelle 3. The Swon Brothers.
    I will be shocked if Danielle does not win. I will be surprised if the SBs take #2 but it seems possible.

    I like all three and I honestly can say that I will be happy no matter what happens. It is nice like all the finalists on a talent show.

    I am equally sure that they will all have a great career start.

  • Q_3

    Michelle’s album was out hours earlier. So it had a head start up the chart.

  • Q_3

    I will really, really miss them too!

  • BonnieDee

    Not much pimping? They gave Danielle three out of the last four performances in the finale!. They saved her new cover for last while everyone else’s was done earlier. They declared her the victor, then they said she was “important to the world.” OMG. She was pimped more than any contestant in the history of any show.

  • BonnieDee

    AI12 was bad, but I have never seen any show give a contestant three out of the last four performances of a finale.

  • clacecl

    Well, Adam and Blake can say whatever they want (and I read that Adam has a feud with Usher? whatever) and I would not count the group performance but otherwise I am in complete agreement.

  • BonnieDee

    I didn’t know Adam had a feud with Usher. Where did you read that? Whatever. I’m on Usher’s side. LOL

  • Q_3

    I think the producers were pushing Danielle but they were also 1.) Interested in ratings and Danielle appears to be the most popular, and 2) Separate Blake’s 2 contestants.

    I would have preferred having a more even split and have a SWON song at the end. ;)

  • Montavilla

    LOL. I only managed to catch the last minute of the show last night. What I saw was Blake calling her the greatest country singer ever.

    Even for a TV singing competition, that was a bit much. :-)

  • BonnieDee

    I’ll be back with them. I’m skipping the next Christina/CeeLo season.

  • kt194

    I get that you for some reason don’t like her. But that does not mean THE SHOW tries to manipulate her to be the winner.

    I don’t think that Usher, Blake or Adam Levine let the producers dictate them what to say. On the contrary in fact.

  • BonnieDee

    I think the fact that The Swons were done with all three of their songs with 40 minutes left in the show, and Danielle had three of the last four songs performed on the finale is evidence of the show’s manipulation.

  • Sharil Brown

    I am totally amazed and sitting in left field by myself I guess because I thought the duet with Usher and Michelle was so horrible and I didn’t expect that. I have grown to really love Usher but this hurt my ears.

  • bridgette12

    First we need to check to see what was in his cup, maybe he meant the greatest ever 16 year old country teenbot the Voice has ever had in the numerous years it’s been on.

  • kt194

    She did not.

    Pimp spot/ last Danielle.

    2. last Michelle/Usher.

    3. last group song inc. Swon bros.

    4. last Danielle

    5. last Swon /Blake

  • BonnieDee

    That teenbot nickname is going to catch on.

  • matt89

    And its still outpacing Danielle’s. Danielle is at #49, Michelle at #40

  • BonnieDee

    Couldn’t disagree more. Best of the night for me. Worst of the night was a tie–Blake’s two awful performances with his team.

  • BonnieDee

    That’s not correct KT. Danielle closed the show and The Shows were all done with all three of their songs with 40 minutes to go.

  • Ari

    Danielle should be ok either way..Blake will make sure shes signed and pimped as the 2013 Taylor Swift. Blonde, pretty country teenager…Michelle probably needs the push as shes already been labeled the ‘indie’ (not selling a lot ) artist. But Usher seems like he’ll support her too.

  • kt194

    I have the show recorded on my computer and I have checked it. What I wrote is correct. Sorry.

  • BonnieDee

    Danielle closed the show, not The Swons Kt.

  • ShorelineChic

    Danielle is no Taylor Swift……

  • bridgette12

    It’s appropriate until she actually matures and gain some stage presence.

  • BonnieDee

    Yeah they already have a question on The Voice Facebook page asking if Danielle is the new Taylor Swift. I said NO, because Taylor can write songs, play musical instruments, and perform.

  • ShorelineChic

    I agree I loved One by Usher and Michelle. It was epic… The duet with Blake and the Swons was cheesy/corny and the Blake/Danielle was creepy including the backdrop set with the state fair lights…

  • kt194

    And that is what I wrote. Pimp spot/ last Danielle
    2. last Michelle/Usher
    and so on.

  • BonnieDee
  • bridgette12

    No doubt Taylor is probably laughing about this. She helps out Michelle and Michelle’s biggest rival is suppose to become an updated version of her.

  • clacecl

    kt wrote it in reverse order. by “5. last” he/she means “fifth last”

  • chloe18

    excited for the finale tonight! isn’t cher supposed to perform? I haven’t stuck w/ the show the whole season but I really liked what I saw. I like Danielle the best out of the 3. I’m not a country fan at all but I think she has a great voice and is marketable. I really don’t get Michelle or all the Michelle love at all. I don’t dislike her or mean it in a negative way and I’m not trying to hate on her. I just really don’t get it or see it lol.

  • Mikas

    I agree. Danielle can actually sing live.

  • chloe18

    On another note I’m really going to miss Usher in the fall. I loved Shakira but I also like Christina so I’d be happy w/ either of them but I really like Usher over Cee Lo

  • BonnieDee

    She can’t perform, has no range, can’t write songs, can’t play a musical instrument that I can see. So no, she is not as talented as Taylor Swift.

  • ellen8

    I can’t wait to see/hear Cher !!!
    Goosebumps !!

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    That’s right, BonnieDee. 100% agreement! Blake is such a middling performer (as evidence, again, last night). And yes… “One” was the highlight of the night.

  • hipships

    “She can’t perform, has no range, can’t write songs, can’t play a musical instrument that I can see. ”

    Your description more like Lauren Alaina than Danielle, especially at “has no range stuff”..

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Well…the excessive pimping had to help Danielle last night. It’s a shame that generic, again, will likely win over new, original and talented.

  • ShorelineChic

    Kaoroke is live tooo. Just saying.

  • BonnieDee

    I see what you did there but I’m not taking that bait. Back to the topic: Danielle has no range. Michelle has much better range than Danielle. And Danielle can never be the next Taylor Swift cause there’s nothing there.

  • BonnieDee

    No doubt.

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Now it’s Michele 35 Danielle 38

  • hipships

    So can you explain where’s her upper register and compare it with Michelle upper register before claiming someone has better upper register than other? I see you’re expert with this stuff because you always repeat it in every single thread. sorry I’m so clueless..

  • sweetmm

    Scary thought but I still have a feeling those dark horse guys might just jump highest :( Still hoping for Michelle to in though :)

  • DantheMan

    Hunter Hayes will duet with Danielle Bradbury. They’ll perform Hayes’ ‘I Want Crazy,’ Bob Seger will perform with The Swon Brothers. One Republic with Michelle.

  • slowjamm

    Wow, you really do care so much.. LOL

  • mchcat

    Poor Danielle – stuck with the male Taylor he cannot sing live. And where is the country star for the Swon’s?

  • Madilo

    i like that song, it’s so good

  • BonnieDee

    Hunter Hayes has more talent in his little toe than Teenbot has in her whole body.

  • Madilo

    Sure she’s not, 1 million albums sold in one week is not for everybody.

  • slowjamm

    I can see why so many posters here rooting for
    michelle, cause they related to her in so many way.

  • hipships

    Why don’t you answer my question? it’s very simple. Just give me a key of Danielle upper register and Michelle upper register so we can compare it. or you just claimed it with no factual data ;)

  • Madilo

    i’m rooting for her because i prefer what she has to offer compared to the others not because i relate to her

  • DantheMan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P10uXFC0MlM

    Hey The Voice just posted the with some of the former contestants back. Judith, Amber, Josiah, Sasha, Sarah, etc.

  • BonnieDee

    I know Cher is not the greatest vocalist on Earth but I just love her.

  • bridgette12

    That male Taylor Swift has something that Danielle is aiming at, a young fan base, hit songs and Grammy nomination.

  • BonnieDee

    I think if we fast forward several years, Hunter will have many Grammys and will be a multi platinum selling artist. He’s so talented.

  • Madilo

    I Want Crazy has sold over 550K already and it was released not a long time ago and sitting nicely on #20′s on iTunes

  • supersonic

    Male Taylor Swift just fits him so perfectly. Like Taylor Swift, he also can’t sing live worth a damn. So, I know I’ll be skipping his performance.

  • supersonic

    I’m going to miss Usher. Shakira was alright at first, but once the live shows hit, she fell off. Usher proved himself and I would like him to permanently replace Cee-Lo.

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Swon Bros collection #54,

    Michelle collection #35

    Daniell collection #33

    Looks like all three are selling well.

  • usedtobelucy

    The good news for me is that I think all three of these finalists should do okay after the show (comparatively, anyway), so I don’t really care which one wins.

    Danielle’s got a ton of potential even though I don’t think she’s close to being soup yet, and she’s a cute blonde country girl who’s young enough to be malleable and to grow so she’ll get some good chances to turn into soup. Michelle’s my favorite and I think she’s got a strong shot at some real niche appeal, so she can make a nice little career for herself without being the biggest sensation ever; plus, I think Usher will help her since he clearly likes her *and* he does that. And the Swons, who largely bore me, are cute, competent country guys so they’ll get lots of chances to sing, whether or not they become a big sensation; they’re good, attractive and non-threatening, which I think is plenty to make a quite decent living doing what they do.

    I like it that I like all of them, that I really won’t mind, no matter who wins, and that I’m not really worried that any of them won’t be able to make decent money singing after the show. Seldom do I feel confident about all of these things at the end of one of these competitions.

  • ShorelineChic

    Exactly my point- Danielle’s venue will be the State Fair as Taylor Swift performs at Metlife Stadium.. Danielle is just highly over rated .

  • ShorelineChic

    Holly Tucker is creepy…

  • BonnieDee

    I think I’m the only Holly fan on here so you’ll just get the one thumbs down. LOL. I love Holly. I really hope she becomes a Gospel singer.

  • BonnieDee

    I love Cher too.

  • clacecl

    she had an odd moment with Justin on “Home” last night. wonder what happened there.

  • BonnieDee

    I didn’t see it. I think I stepped out for a minute during that performance.

  • bridgette12

    The kid is really selling well and very popular with the teens.

  • ShorelineChic

    Sorry :) I think her reaction to elimination was poor taste… I mean if she can’t accept critique that the entertainment business may not suit her.. He full fledged water works on stage were overkill she did not demonstrate any composure! I still agree with 99.9999999 percent of your comments LOL

  • BonnieDee

    That’s okay. I know Holly is not everyone’s cup of tea.

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Do you get some sort of monetary compensation for each of your posts that complain of robotic malfunction in regards to Danielle, or do you simply dislike someone you never met so much that you enjoy putting her down?

  • Sandy

    I am not sure that I can watch the show tonight. The pimpage last night was just plain ridiculous. I may just tune into the show at the very end.

  • BonnieDee

    That would be mind blowing if the Swons win after all that bussing.

  • Amber Dawn Keefer

    First of all its called THE VOICE its not about who there coaches r its not about the way they look its about THE VOICE!!!!

  • weareallinnocent

    I’m still holding out for Michelle for the win. But then, I always do for AI… Adam, Crystal, Haley, and before as only a finale watcher, Blake and the guy who competed against Carrie Underwood. Good thing I’m not a gambler! :-)

    #TeamUsher FTW!

  • BonnieDee

    Or maybe i just don’t like her singing or the fact that she’s been pre-chosen and pimped to win this thing more than anyone I’ve ever seen. As I understand the rules here, we aren’t supposed to comment on the motivations of others, so I try not to do that myself. We are allowed to criticize the contestants, which i do.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I really don’t agree about “One”. I thought there was some “struggle” going on in that performance. I thought her “Why” performance was the best Michelle ever sounded and was the highlight for me.

  • Sandy

    I wonder if Carson already knows who won?

  • BonnieDee

    Did Adam just backtrack on his prediction?

  • thedeviledadvocate

    I apologize for my inquiry.

  • regulatingcrazy

    If Michelle wins, her and Taylor Hicks from Idol can go on a world wide tour together….PLEEEZ. I used to jump up and down on my bed with my sister and scream into a hairbrush singing Pat Benetar songs…didn’t mean I had talent and neither does she. She is a misfit and is getting that “Giver her a chance vote” Don’t tell me for one minute that any of those coaches think she deserves to be there. I seriously think America is playing a trick on the Voice much like it did on Idol years ago with Sanjia (sorry about spelling). The show is “The Voice” and she is SO NOT. Can’t stand people who play that sympathy/woe is me card. Try one of the daytime talk shows for that

  • Lilly

    True! They were really pimping the female finalist, who came in second, Juliet, not sure who the other pimped one was.