Now that the weaker singers have been eliminated from The Voice
things get a little bit trickier. Two more singers will go home Tuesday
night, but who will they be? Will Shakira or Usher be eliminated from
the competition since they only have one singer apiece? Will Blake
Shelton or Adam Levine lose their first performer?
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As always, I first refer to iTunes, which has proven to be spectacularly accurate this season in predicting who will go home. For the second week in a row, Danielle Bradbery cracked the Top 10, meaning her votes will be multiplied by 10.
Michelle Chamuel and Amber Carrington also landed in the Top 25, followed closely by The Swon Brothers. Next were Sarah Simmons and Holly Tucker, followed by Judith Hill and Sasha Allen at the bottom. All eight songs were in the Top 75.
Here are my picks for how the Top 10 will do on The Voice
and who's going home this week.Who's Safe?Danielle Bradbery
, now with two Top 10 songs on iTunes, is going to win the whole competition. That's already been decided and nothing can or will change that inevitability. It kind of makes everything else seem pointless, but I'll try to care.Michelle Chamuel
and Amber Carrington
both deliver top-notch performances and were the next best-selling iTunes downloads, so they're both safe as well.Who's in the Middle?The Swon Brothers
and Sarah Simmons
were both dull and uninspiring, but when it comes to The Voice
predictions, I pray at the altar of iTunes, where they had the next top-selling downloads. As such I will call them safe.Who's in Danger?
The only singers left are Holly Tucker
, Judith Hill
and Sasha Allen
whose only crime was not getting into the Top 50 on iTunes like everyone else. Judith was an early favorite but has never caught fire like some of the others. And while I loved her performance this week, it could definitely alienate the fans who prefer what she used to do. Holly remains the weak link of Team Blake, a not-as-good version of Amber Carrington. And Sasha Allen, though one of my favorites, just seems to fade into the background.My Predictions
Like last season, I think the Top 8 week will spell the end for the female coach as Shakira's one remaining singer, Sasha Allen
, goes home. Sorry, Shakira, but lady coaches get no respect. Christina Aguilera finished last (or tied for last) in the first two seasons, where all four coaches were guaranteed one singer in the finale, and she was the first coach out on season 3 when the rules were changed.
For my second prediction, I will stick with the bottom two on iTunes and go with the shocking pick that Judith Hill
will go home. The coaches, especially Adam Levine, would definitely be stunned that this early favorite would get eliminated so soon, but it could definitely happen.
What do you think of the Top 8? Will Shakira be the new Xtina, losing all three singers in the first three weeks? Will Blake or Adam keep their teams intact? Is there any point in continuing the competition since it is so obvious Danielle is going to win?
Find out on The Voice
results show Tuesday at 9pm on NBC.
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