Rookie coach Pharrell Williams has been lighting up the seventh season of NBC’s reality program “The Voice.” Along with fellow newcomer Gwen Stefani and the returning Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who is the frontrunner to prevail this time around?
Last season’s winner of our predictions contest, Brian Clores, joins me in a new video slugfest (watch or listen below) to discuss the artists and coaches to beat for fall 2014.
Battle rounds have concluded after four nights over the past two weeks. Clores and I agree that the reason so many of the top contenders want to work with Team Pharrell is that he is hugely respected as the reigning Producer of the Year at the Grammys.
Levine and Shelton have strong support because they have won five of the past six seasons combined. Meantime, Stefani has struggled to choose the right artists and to use her steals wisely.
Click on the following links for our recaps of the four battle rounds.
Here are the artists we discuss as being best so far this season and possibly the ulitmate winners:
Team Pharrell with Luke Wade, Katriz Trinidad, and Elujuh Rene.
Team Blake with Griffin, James David Carter, and Reagan James.
Team Adam with Damien, Matt McAndrew, and Toia Jones.
Team Gwen with Craig Wayne Boyd, Taylor John Williams, and Troy Ritchie.
Of those names, the most likely champ of this season is predicted to be Wade or McAndrew.
Next up for NBC’s reality program, the contestants move on to knock-out rounds begining on Monday, October 27. A special advisor to all four coaches will be country and pop superstar Taylor Swift. Each coach will have only one steal for this section.
On or about November 12 when the live show contestants are determined, Gold Derby will again offer you the chance to predict the winners. Check out last season’s leaderboard that features Clores as our winner among predictors.
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