The Voice 11 Top 10 Power List and Photo Gallery
Newcomers Alicia and Miley have both lost a singer, while the vets’ teams remain intact. Also, I think any of my top 3 below could win the competition.
10. Aaron Gibson – Team Miley – Even with a redemption performance last week, Aaron STILL landed in the bottom 2. He may be the guy who wins bottom two sing offs again and again, but with a double elimination this week, it’s going to be even tougher for Aaron to prevail. He’s got stiff competition from Brendan Fletcher and Austin Allsup–contestants with similar styles.
9. Courtney Harrell – Team Blake – The old fashioned Whitney number accompanied by vintage hand-flapping did Courtney no favors. She’s got to prove she can be a contemporary artist to go far in this competition. Lucky for Courtney, Blake is her coach and may know how to adjust properly. i.e. time to whip out that gospel number.
8. Ali Caldwell – Team Miley – Miley’s choice for Ali last week was dreadful. OK MILEY WE KNOW DOLLY IS YOUR GODMOTHER. And sheesh, out of all the great Dolly songs she could have picked, Miley chose a mainstream snoozer. Poor Ali didn’t even break the iTunes Top 200 last week. However, with the right song, Ali could find herself back at the top again.
7. Josh Gallagher – Team Adam – I expected Josh’s well-delivered contemporary country song to land him higher on the iTunes chart last week. There are so many guitar driven singers in this bunch, it’s easy to get lost amongst them, I suppose. I wonder if Josh would have fared better on Team Blake?
6. Austin Allsup – Team Blake – Austin is about a middle packer right now. In another season with less competition in his lane he could have won the whole thing.
5. Christian Cuevas – Team Alicia – Lucky Christian has an entire lane to himself. His biggest competition is Billy Gilman, so he has no chance to win, but he’s been advancing week to week no matter how cheesy the performance. I expect he’ll at least make it to the semifinals.
4. Brendan Fletcher – Team Adam – I thought Josh would be this season’s dark horse, but it’s looking to be Brendan Fletcher. His thick gravelly voice conveys gravitas and emotion. I’m always moved by his performances.
3. Wé McDonald – Team Alicia – Wé’s striking vocal talent continues to impress. Her unique tone and ability to inhabit a song is a potent combination. It will be a shock if Wé doesn’t make the finals.
2. Sundance Head – Team Blake – Sundance was the only singer to make the iTunes top 10 last week. His strong soulful vocals combined with an upbeat and likeable personality makes him a real contender.
1. Billy Gilman – Team Adam – Billy knows what it takes to win an audience. He’s a Star Search kid, after all. Adam has done a pretty good job helping him pick crowd pleasing tunes. Adam complimented him for finally remaining present as he delivered those big big vocals. Your mileage may vary here. But what Adam says, must be true, right? Sundance charted higher this week, but I think Billy has more momentum.
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