Meet The Voice 7 Top 12 Finalists
The Voice 7 Top 12 have been unveiled. FINALLY the fate of the contestants are in YOUR hands as the singers take the stage tonight for your votes. On Tuesday, two contestants will be sent home. However, as in the past two seasons, fans can save a fav in danger with the twitter save.
Check out YOUR Top 12 finalists below. Admittedly, there were a few surprises when the dust settled! Not only were there some surprising voting results, but it turned out there was NO second guess which of their team member the coaches would save.
Here’s where I think the remaining contestants stand, along with BRAND NEW promo photos. Plus, if you need to catch up–I’ve linked to ALL the singers’ performances so far.
Which are your favorites? The Voice Top 12 performances airs TONIGHT at 8/7c PM on NBC.
Team Adam Levine – #TEAMADAM
Damien – Monroe, LA – @iamdamienmusic – I wasn’t convinced Damian could advance to the finals. But he did–and without an assist from Coach Adam. I find his performances rather ordinary. But, obviously, his heartfelt and soulful ballads are resonating with viewers. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Chris Jamison – Pittsburgh, PA – @iamchrisjamison – Chris has always been one of my personal favorites. But when Adam saddled him with a tough song choice in the Playoffs (Ed Sheeran’s rhythmically tricky “Don’t”) I thought he was toast. America didn’t bite, but then Adam saved him instead of the fan-favorite Taylor Phelan! Chris is cute, engaging and a little off center. With the right songs, he can hang in there. But Adam HAS to choose material that allows Chris to show off his unique phrasing. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Matt McAndrew – Barnegat Light, NJ – @mattmcandrew – Matt PULLED IT OUT for the Playoffs when he chose the beautiful and beloved Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows,” then proceeded to NAIL IT. I’m not surprised that he won America’s hearts and votes. My theory about the demise of Taylor Phelan? In the end, the singer was too cool for school, with his alt vibe and obscure song choices. Sweet Matt is quirky, but also really accessible. And in a singing competition, viewers have GOT to be able to connect. Matt could be a dark horse if he keeps it up. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Team Blake Shelton – #TEAMBLAKE
Reagan James – Burleson, TX – @thereaganjames – This R&B singer with a strong quirky pop vibe has a luscious tone and fantastic instincts. She continued to SLAY in the Playoffs with a rendition of Colbie Caillat’s emotional and uplifting “Try.” This 15 year is not only versatile–also performing Ed Sheeran’s “Give Me Love” and Blue Cantrell’s “Hit Em Up”–she has amazing poise and confidence. She’s a contender. It won’t hurt that she’s likely to capture the Sadie Robertson/Bristol Palin voting bloc. If you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about–do a Google search. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Jessie Pitts – Birmingham, AL – @jessiepitts724 – Jessie did EXACTLY what she needed to do in the Playoffs when she performed a changed-up rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero,” proving that she has the vocal chops AND the artistry to compete. However, she’s the weakest member of her team. One bad song choice, and Jessie will be a goner. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Craig Wayne Boyd (Stolen BACK from Team Gwen) – Nashville, TN – @cwbyall – This dude is the real deal. He’s a polished and confident singer/performer, and the minute he spent on Team Gwen was pivotal. The makeover she suggested made ALL THE DIFFERENCE. Oo la la. However, if he takes the crown, it will be one more The Voice winner without a chance for radio relevancey. But at this point, it may not really matter. The Voice success doesn’t hinge on successful alums. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Team Gwen Stefani – #TEAMGWEN
Anita Antoinette – Kingston, Jamaica /Boston, MA – @anitantoinette – Anita is a talented Reggae singer, but is she versatile enough to go the distance? Yeah. I’m still asking that question. However, this singer has proven she’s got charisma and appeal. If Gwen chooses the right songs for her, she could stick around longer than many have predicted. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Ryan Sill – Sterling, VA – @ryansill – Ryan has a pure, sweet R&B tenor, but his knockout round had some major pitch issues. His Playoff round was not a big improvement. Honestly, I wonder if Gwen saved him because she thinks the girls will like him. Or maybe he’s just cannon fodder. Somebody’s got to be voted off first, and Ryan is a likely candidate. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Taylor John Williams – Portland, OR – @mrtaylorjohn – Yes. Taylor John’s swampy, bluesey rendition of “Stuck in the Middle with You” made me eat my words. Yum yum. As the young singer advanced through every round, I complained that I didn’t get it, because I felt he was nothing more than a karaoke guitar strummer. But when he turned the snarky 70’s classic into something darker and more meaningful–all on the strength of his own life experiences–I knew I had been wrong. He deserves to be here. I would not be surprised to see him in the finals. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Team Pharrell Williams – #TEAMPHARRELL
DaNica Shirey – York, PA – @nicashirey – America voted DaNica into the finals. I don’t care. I’m still saying that 1992 is calling, and they want their diva back. But maybe, at this point, The Voice viewers are pining for another Whitey or Mariah. Hopefully, Pharrell will test her with some contemporary material – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Luke Wade – Fort Worth, TX – @lukewademusic – Classic, awesome blue eyed soul singer advanced to the finals. No surprise there at all. I’m not convinced he can win, but if Luke keeps doing what he’s been doing on The Voice stage, he could go deep. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff
Sugar Joans (Stolen from Team Gwen) – Los Angeles, CA – @sugarjoans – She sang both Aretha Franklin and Beyonce during the course of the competition. Sugar has a fresh R&B vibe and an amazing instrument. Pharrell has made no bones about how much he loves this girl, so I was not surprised at all when he saved her. I hope he coaches her to dial back that growl a little! Unfortunately, that swagger–completely appropriate for a pop personn–could work against her in competition. – AUDITION – INTERVIEW – BATTLE – KNOCKOUT – Playoff