It’s The Voice 9 Top 9 Power Rankings ahead of Monday’s LIVE show. Nine will sing, but only four will survive to compete in next week’s final. For all the details on how the 5 person elimination will work, check out this post.
After Monday night’s votes are tallied, during Tuesday’s results show, the Top 3 will be revealed and will instantly move on to the final. The Bottom 3 will be eliminated. The 4th, 5th and 6th place finishers will sing for the twitter insta-save. The winner will take the 4th spot in the final.
Here are the Top 9 finalists, ranked according to strength coming out of last week’s show. These rankings could absolutely change after the nine semifinalists perform.
See you later for song spoilers, and Monday at 8 pm for our Live Blog. The Voice airs on NBC.
9. Braiden Sunshine – Team Gwen – I only Inst-Saved Braiden last week, because it felt cruel to force Korin to keep competing when she had obviously checked out. Otherwise, whoever survived was destined for only a 1 week reprieve anyway. My advice to Braiden would be to treat the performance as a swan song and have as much fun with it as possible.
8. Shelby Brown – Team Adam – Shelby’s run on The Voice this season has been up and down. Her Lady Gaga cover sat at the bottom of iTunes a couple of weeks ago, but the young singer managed to recover with an an inspirational tune last week. This week, with only 4 singer advancing, the competition is too stiff to overcome the odds. In order to get a crack at the sing-off she would really have to bring it big, and even then I doubt it would be enough. Adam already has two contenders who have a good shot at making the finals. Shelby is destined to be left behind.
7. Zach Seabaugh – Team Blake – Zach pulled out all the stops with another attempt at channelling Elvis’ hip-swivelling sex appeal, last week, and it fell flat. Young Zach is out of tricks, I’m afraid. I can’t imagine what he could bring at this point that would vault him past the rest of the competition. Stripping on stage maybe?
6. Jeffery Austin – Team Gwen – Jeffery. I’m begging you. A beautiful ballad from Troye Sivan’s new album IS NOT THE WAY TO GO HERE. OK. Just an example of the type of thing I’m afraid he’ll do–pick a highly regarded, but little known song. PANDER YOUR ASS OFF THIS WEEK! Sing a song that everybody loves, and sing the snot out of it. It’s the only way to maybe make the Top 3. If you have to sing-off for the 4th spot–lather rinse and repeat.
5. Madi Davis – Team Pharrell – Madi needs to stay in her box a little this week. She loves to be creative, and sing complicated, out of the box arrangements. Her fans love her for it. But now is the time for her to choose a familiar song and arrangement that’s in her wheelhouse. Sing beautifully, and with emotion–but keep it simple! Madi shouldn’t have any trouble with the former.
4. Barrett Baber – Team Blake – Barrett has been openly strategizing with his fans on making it into the finals. He needs to spend most of his time choosing just the right song to sing. A few of the song choices in the live shows killed him (Delta Dawn?!!?). Maybe defer to Blake this week. He’s not your peer, dude. Listen to his advice. This might be the week for Barrett to whip out a protestant hymn. He should definitely go spiritual if singing for the insta-save is necessary.
3. Amy Vachal – Team Adam – Amy fell back a little last week on the charts with an *Nsync cover, but caught up pretty fast on iTunes after the show aired on the west coast. She and Adam have to choose the next song very very carefully. Bringing a little more verve to her performances might help. She needs a sturdy performance this week–to not allow style to take over substance. If Amy misses out on the Top 3, she has a good chance of getting that 4th spot.
2. Emily Ann Roberts – Team Blake – Emily’s stock has been rising higher and higher through the finals. Blake has figured out exactly what to do with her, and he’s going to keep going hard with the right song choices. Emily has a good chance to avoid the insta-save sing-off altogether.
1. Jordan Smith – Team Adam – While the rest of the contestants are strategizing, Jordan has the luxury of being chill af. No insta-save for you, Jordan. Not ever! I think he’s had this thing sewn up for a long time. He’ll whip out some big sentimental ballad, nail the extended high notes, throw in a few runs, wait for the “you’re the next best thing to God” slavering accolades from the coaches. And that’s how you win The Voice.
My dream Final 4 would have both Madi Davis and Jeffery Austin in it…