The Voice 9 Top 11 Power Rankings
It’s The Voice 9 Top 11 Power Rankings ahead of tonight’s LIVE show. Not much has changed vs last week. This season isn’t full of many surprises. See you later for song spoilers, and at 8 pm for our Live Blog. Voice airs on NBC.
11. Korin Bukowski – Team Gwen – Gwen is treating Korin like some kind of dress up doll mini-me. NO Gwen, changing Korin’s hair color isn’t going to give her the confidence she obviously lacks. Only lots and lots of rehearsal and guidance on her stage presence and vocal technique will aid in her growth. Poor song choices, and confusing advice is going to likely sink Korin this week.
10. Evan McKeel – Team Pharrell – Evan has a superb voice, which Pharrell is pitifully mismanaging. I wish Evan would just put his foot down and say No. You know in his heart, he wants to sing those Christian alt rock songs that brought him into the competition. Pharrell needs to back off. I expect Even will be safe at least another week, because Gwen is screwing over Korin even worse.
9. Braiden Sunshine – Team Gwen – I knew he wouldn’t be eliminated last week, and I’ll bet we don’t lose Braiden until the semi-final blood bath. His earnest sincerity is going to take him farther in this competition than his vocals ever will.
8. Shelby Brown – Team Adam – Shelby may be doing better in the competition than I’m giving her credit for. Her performances have been consistently solid throughout the competition. She makes it look pretty easy up there. But for some reason, she’s overshadowed by some of the other singers. Shelby could be a dark horse.
7. Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – She’s cute as a button off stage, and her vocal tone is so pretty and pure. She’s got one of the best recording voices of all the competitors. Onstage is a different story. She’s awkward, unsure and overthinks her performances. You can see the wheels turning in her head as she sings. Her performances sound a lot better than they look. If she could just loosen up a bit, Emily could go deep in the competition.
6. Zach Seabaugh – Team Blake – Zach totally blew his pimp spot, with a performance that proved he’s a one trick pony. He may not be that easy to shake from the competition. All that hip thrusting last week earned him some fans who might not stop voting for him. He’s going to outlast a better singer, guaranteed.
5. Madi Davis – Team Pharrell – Madi did something a little different last week, with her slightly reggae-fied “Who Will Save Your Soul,” and the result was lower iTunes sales. I thinks she’s still a favorite in the competition, and could rise on the charts again with a different song. Self-directed, she’s the best hope for Pharrell at this point in the competition.
4. Amy Vachal – Team Adam – Amy’s stylized vocals and stunning visual presentation has earned her a devoted following. I think she’s more style than substance, but The Voice fans do not agree with me. She’s got a good chance to make the finals.
3. Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Early in the competition, I thought Barrett could win it all. When his song didn’t head to the top of iTunes last week, I was surprised. Until I realized it’s humility Barrett lacks. Can’t win a singing show without it. Just a bit too cocky and overconfident, Barrett’s gotta dial back the dude bro, dude. But it doesn’t matter at this point. Jordan will not be denied.
2. Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – For my money, Jeffery Austin is the best singer in the competition. But I get why his sensitive blue eyed soul vibe isn’t as accessible to viewers as Jordin Smith’s sweet small town choir boy image. The former is a bit darker, and more complex to digest.
1. Jordan Smith – Team Adam – Can anybody beat Jordan? He’s selling so many iTunes downloads, it’s hard to imagine he’s not running away with the online votes as well. With only four weeks left in the competition, I think we have our winner.