I've had a bit of trouble predicting The Voice
this season. Last week I claimed Dez Duron was definite safe, only to see him get eliminated. Clearly I was off.
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Making matters more confusing is that some singers get their iTunes votes multiplied by 10, which seems to have a very strong effect and could create some interesting results this week.
I'm not sure if they were at the Top 10 during the close of voting, but as of the time I write this, I see Terry McDermott, Cassadee Pope and Nicholas David all in the iTunes Top 10 (with "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Stand" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" respectively). That should give them all a big boost and ensure their safety into the final 4.
So realistically that leaves three singers, two of whom will get eliminated. Let's look at each of them.Amanda Brown
: She's fantastic and I thought she did an amazing job, but she has always seemed to be someone who should be a frontrunner, but isn't. I think part of it may be Christina Aguilera's point that Amanda doesn't really have a clear style. She makes classic rock songs sound cool and diva-licious, but that's not much of an identity. Her song choices have been all over the map this season, far more than anyone else, and that could hurt her.Melanie Martinez
: She's been a cult favorite since the start developing a devoted fan base. But her performances this week were off. "Crazy" didn't sound that good and "The Show" was hijacked by an impressive bit of theater that made the singing seem totally irrelevant. The problem for her is that she's succeeded based largely on iTunes downloads, but it's hard to get them when people would rather watch your performance than listen to it.Trevin Hunte
: One of his performances this week was a disaster and the other was the kind of "Hey everyone, look at me!" vocal that seems either amazing or desperate, depending on who you ask. I think the magic has been over for a while and now is his time to go.
After thinking about it long and hard, I'm predicting that Trevin Hunte and Melanie Martinez will be eliminated
. However, there's part of me that thinks it could be Melanie and Amanda Brown, thus eliminating Adam Levine from the competition in a shocking upset.
What do you think? Who will be eliminated from The Voice
and who will make it into the final 4? And could we be nearing a potential all-Blake finale?
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