The Voice season 13 continues Monday night (Dec 12) as The Top 8 take the stage for your votes. It’s the BLOODBATH baby. Four contestants will be axed at once during tomorrow night’s live results. Also, the remaining eight contestants will be paired up for duets, in addition to their solo performances.
This week’s power list hasn’t changed much from last week’s. The order remains the same. Although, there might be a bit of wishful thinking on my part. I am fairly certain Chloe Kohanski and Addison Agen will move on to the final. Red Marlow will probably make it. But that fourth spot is really up for grabs and will depend on performance spot, song selection, etc. Four singers leaving at once will lead to unpredictable results. That’s what makes the semifinal bloodbath so dreaded–and quite frankly–exciting.
Semi-final eliminations typically work like this: The Top 3 move on to the final. The bottom two vote getters are eliminated. Singers who place 4th, 5th, and 6th perform for the insta-save. The winner takes the fourth spot in the final.
Here’s how I rank the Top 8. How would you rate them?
- Chloe Kohanski – Team Blake – With its emphasis on the superstar coaches, The Voice contestants may have fans, but not the frenzied variety that supported American Idol contestants of yore. But Chloe has got people. Enough support to float her through a weak performance. There is literally no chance she doesn’t make the finals. And she could take it all in the end.
- Addison Agen – Team Adam – Addison’s performances over the weeks have been consistently creative and compelling. She needs to keep doing what she’s doing and she’ll have no trouble making it to the finals.
- Red Marlow – Team Blake – If Blake and Red don’t pull the Jesus card this week, I’ll be really surprised. Regardless, his earnest brand of corn pone country, under the wing of Team Blake, should guarantee him a spot in next week’s final.
- Noah Mac – Team Jennifer – Noah’s musicality and ability to arrange songs makes him a must for the final, in my opinion. But it’s all going to come down to performance order and song choice. Singing a duet with front runner Chloe Kohanski is going to earn him a bunch of votes. Still, if he has to sing for his life and one of the big voiced singers blows the roof off the joint…Welp.
- Keisha Renee – Team Blake – Keisha is the best all-round singer left in the competition. She knows how to use her voice. With the right song choice, Keisha could sneak right into the final four.
- Brooke Simpson Team Miley – Brooke had her big moment last week with Amazing Grace. Emotional gospel tunes will fly up the charts, seemingly on their own. She has a good chance to make the sing-off. If she pulls off an incredible performance…maybe she could sneak into the final four.
- Davon Fleming – Team Jennifer – Davon is a talented singer, but he’s got to get past the likes of fellow R&B belters, Brooke and Keisha. He’s a long shot.
- Adam Cunningham – Team Adam – Lucky Adam escaped the Bottom 3 last week. However, unless he pulls out a spectacular performance, he’s a good bet to be eliminated outright.
Join us tonight at 8 pm ET when The Top 8 perform solos and duets on The Voice, airing live on NBC.