Because there seems to be some confusion–here’s what will happen tonight. Two contestants will advance to the Top 12 on each of the four teams–Team Adam Levine, Team Blake Shelton, Team Gwen Stefani, Team Pharrell Williams– via America’s vote. Each coach will choose ONE singer to round out the finalists.
No surprise. Emily Ann Roberts and her nostalgic Christian hymn climbed the charts overnight into the Top 10, qualifying the singer for an iTunes bonus. Now, her iTunes votes will be multiplied by 10. She’s a shoo in for America’s Vote on Team Blake.
Also overnight, Barrett Baber climbed to a more expected level, considering he performed a weepy ballad in the pimp spot. He leapfrogged over Madi Davis and Zach Seabaugh to sit behind Emily. He got pretty close to the Top 10, too. He may be voted in by America with Emily. If not, I cannot imagine a world where Blake cuts the dude he pimped to high heaven all season, even if it means an all country team. If Emily and Barrett are safe, I could see Blake choosing Ivonne Acero over Zach Seabaugh to add a little musical diversity to his team. I also thinks he prefers her.
Team Pharrell is a tough and heartbreaking case. Madi Davis should sail in on America’s vote, as it should be. But I’ll be a little bitter if wildcard Celeste Betton bests Evan McKeel with a mediocre performance. If Celeste and Madi are America’s picks, it would be perfectly reasonable for Pharrell to choose the talented Darius Scott or Mark Hood to advance. It kills me they are sitting at the bottom of the chart, along with Riley Biederer. Too bad pop girls and R&B singers. Singing show fans don’t like you. In short: I expect Madi and Celeste/Evan to be voted through by America. Pharrell will choose either Mark or Darius (probably Darius) to join them.
For Team Gwen and Team Adam predictions, check this post.
iTunes Charts as of vote close (12 pm ET)
Two days later, Jordan Smith’s “Halo” retains the #3 spot on iTunes!
6. Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – In the Garden
17. Barrett Baber – Team Blake – I Drive Your Truck
21. Zach Seabaugh – Team Blake – Brand New Girlfriend
22. Madi Davis – Team Pharrell – Songbird
36. Celeste Betton – Team Pharrell – Something in the Water
41. Evan McKeel – Team Pharrell – Overjoyed
71. Ivonne Acero – Team Blake – One of Us
72. Morgan Frazier – Team Blake – Lips of an Angel
96. Mark Hood – Team Pharrell – What Do You Mean
97. Darius Scott – Team Pharrell – Love Lockdown
114. Riley Biederer – Team Pharrell – Should’ve Been Us
150. Nadjah Nicole – Team Blake – Upside Down
Now, for some poll results!
The Voice 9 Live Playoffs 2 – Favorite Performance
Well. Hello Zach Seabaugh fans. I expected him to chart a lower based on blog comments. No surprise that Madi comes in at number 1. And look at Riley in the number 4 position. If only we were at one with the rest of America.
- Madi Davis – Team Pharrell – Songbird 23.95%
- Zach Seabaugh – Team Blake – Brand New 16.02%
- Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – In The Garden 12.14%
- Riley Biederer – Team Pharrell – Should’ve Been Us 8.94%
- Evan McKeel – Team Pharrell – Overjoyed 8.94%
- Barrett Baber – Team Blake – I Drive Your Truck 7.59%
- Ivonne Acero – Team Blake – One of Us 5.56%
- Mark Hood – Team Pharrell – What Do You Mean? 5.06%
- Celeste Betton – Team Pharrell – Something in the Water 4.38%
- Morgan Frazier – Team Blake – Lips of an Angel 3.71%
- Darius Scott – Team Pharrell – Love Lockdown 3.04%
- Nadjah Nicole – Team Blake – Upside Down
The Voice 9 Live Playoffs 2 – Favorite Team
I hear ya, but if iTunes is any indication. Team Blake has the stronger team.
- Team Pharrell Williams 55.81%
- Team Blake Shelton 44.19%
The Voice 9 Live Playoffs 2 – Grade the Episode
Similar to last night–kind of a B-. I meant to put up overall polls including all 24 singers and the coaches, but I spaced. Look for more polls tonight when the Top 12 are revealed.
- B 46.93%
- C 25.15%
- A 20.86%
- F 3.68%
- D 3.37%