The Voice finals continue tonight (April 30) with the Top 11 and here’s a quick power list of where I believe the contestants stand right now. After the contestants sing, one singer will be sent home on Tuesday night. Last week, Team Kelly Clarkson lost team member, D.R. King.
11. Rayshun Lamarr – Team Adam Levine – Rayshun was nearly eliminated last week. There’s a good chance he’ll end up in the bottom two again this week. But, he’s such an energetic performer–especially under pressure–that he could very well save himself again via the Instant Save.
10. Jackie Verna – Team Adam Levine – I’m not sure why Adam saved the jittery Jackie Verna, except that he just NEEDED to hear her cover Avril Lavigne–even though Jackie is a country singer! Unsurprisingly, last week’s performance of “I’m With You” was shaky. This is why country singers take a pass on you, Adam.
9. Sharane Calister – Team Adam Levine – Sharane sailed into the Top 12 on the first vote during the Playoffs. But weirdly, her iTunes recording of “In My Love” didn’t even chart in the Top 200 last week. And that performance was pretty solid, too.
8. Jackie Foster – Team Alicia Keys – Jackie’s rocked-up version of Britney Spears “Toxic” failed to chart as well. Jackie’s got a powerful voice, but she’s like the musical theater version of a “rocker.” She’s maybe not quite the real deal.
7. Spensha Baker – Team Blake Shelton – Spensha is Blake’s gospel turned country singer, and her rendition of “Down on My Knees” last week was underrated. Hopefully she sticks around until at least the blood bath.
6. Christiana Danielle – Team Alicia Keys – Chistiana’s prominent vibrato and unique song arrangements have translated into oddly mesmerising stage performances.
5. Kaleb Lee – Team Kelly Clarkson – As season 14’s mainstream country singer, Kaleb will have no trouble advancing at least to the bloodbath. For male country singers, merely competent performances can get them very far.
4. Kyla Jade – Team Blake Shelton – Kyla’s big voiced performances are old fashioned, but so far they seem to be working for her.
3. Britton Buchanan – Team Alicia Keys – Eighteen year old Britton’s strong vocals and confident stage presence could send him straight to the finals.
2. Pryor Baird – Team Blake Shelton – It’s no surprise Pryor’s combination of blues and old school southern rock is winning fans this season. Throwback country/rock dudes typically do well on the The Voice. While nobody in the Top 12 entered the Top 25 last week, Pryor charted highest on iTunes at #28 for “Pickin’ Up the Pieces.”
1. Brynn Cartelli – Team Kelly Clarkson – Team Kelly could take it all this season with 15 year old wunderkind, Brynn Cartelli. Unlike many singers her age, the soulful singer is fully baked and seems unflappable amidst the stress of competition. I’ll be shocked if she doesn’t at least make the finals.