season 13 has finally reached the point in the season where things are really getting serious. The previous trickle of eliminations has, for lack of a better word, been eliminated and now things will get much more aggressive. Instead of the usual single eliminated artist, The Voice
will be getting rid of two, moving from a Top 10 to a Top 8.
Most important, though, the fact that two artists are going home means that the chances of at least one of my predictions being correct have risen considerably. Everything won't be woefully inaccurate for once ... maybe. So without further ado, let's make some (probably still wrong) predictions!
Who is Safe?
At this point in The Voice season 13, it's looking increasingly likely that the title of champion will come down to Addison Agen and Chloe Kohanski (though Noah Mac shouldn't be completely discounted). In any case, that trio of artists is likely incredibly safe moving to the Top 8. Addison and Chloe, as usual, gave two of the best performances of the night in the Top 10. While Noah was weaker than usual, he's still entertaining and confident enough that he'll get the votes he needs, even with the extra danger.
Joining that dominant trio in safety is the somewhat surprising choice of Brooke Simpson. Brooke has been hovering around the middle of the pack on The Voice, but with her performance of "Amazing Grace," she shot up to real contender status. It was a risky move going with such a traditional and deeply religious song in a popular music competition, but it paid off in the performance, which should translate to votes.
Red Marlow is another artist who not might stand a real shot at winning The Voice, at least not yet. However, he's too solid and consistent to be eliminated shy of the Top 8.
Who is in Danger?
Davon Fleming did end up giving one of his better performances in the Top 10. However, he was stranded in the very beginning of the show. It's a spot that did Janice Freeman no favors in the Top 11 and has been the kiss of death for many artists.
Keisha Renee tried something different in the Top 10, and it mostly worked for her. Keisha's cover of Celine Dion's "All By Myself" was an interesting choice, but it didn't perfectly fit her voice. She did a fine job with it, but it was nothing extraordinary. If The Voice audience forgets about her and doesn't vote, it won't be too hard to blame them.
It would be very easy to put Shi'Ann Jones in the bottom and be one of the two artists going home from the Top 10. While Shi'Ann is definitely one of the weaker singers left in the competition, she seems to have real fans who are voting for her (even if they're not buying her songs on iTunes), as she has yet to sing for her life with the Instant Save. This suggests she'll stick around.
Furthermore, while Shi'Ann's Top 10 performance wasn't flawless, it was a noticeable improvement over some of her other routines. It wouldn't be shocking if Shi'Ann finally ends up in trouble and gets the boot, but she might very well still survive another week.
Who is Going Home?
It's an almost foregone conclusion that Adam Cunningham is going home and not making the Top 8. Adam has been in the bottom every week, and while he did do a good job in the Top 10, he clearly doesn't have fans outside of the Instant Save. Adam's a dead man walking and has been for a while. No Voice contestant has had to be saved by the Instant Save twice and survived for more than one week after their second save.
Joining Adam in exiting The Voice is probably Team Miley's Ashland Craft. After one week with a great song choice, Ashland was handed back to coach Miley, who still doesn't seem to understand her artist and gave her a Joan Jett song. It wasn't a good fit at all, and Ashland really struggled. Ashland's "I Hate Myself for Loving You" was just messy, and it should get her the boot.
In any case, the next artists likely leaving The Voice are Adam Cunningham and Ashland Craft.
Do you agree? Who do you think will make the Top 8? Who should make the Top 8? Who do you want to see eliminated next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.