Will this coming week be the end of the road for Brian Johnson on “The Voice“? His coach, Adam Levine, saved him on Wednesday’s results show after he failed to receive enough votes from the viewers. In early results, Gold Derby users are predicting that Johnson may well be cut next Tuesday. He has odds of 5/6 of being one of the two people cut from the Top 12 as do Blake Shelton‘s Hannah Kirby and Christina Aguilera‘s Rob Taylor. Conversely, Levine’s other two artists — Deanna Johnson (at 5/1) and Joshua Davis (at 14/1) — should both be safe. And our users give odds of 4/1 that no Team Adam member will be eliminated.
Do you agree with these predictions? How did you do forecasting the results for Team Adam and the other coaches this past week? The top 20 performed Monday and Tuesday while Wednesday’s results show saw a whopping eight artists cast off.
If you knew who was going home, put your powers to use by entering our prediction contest. You could win our weekly prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our reality TV leaderboards. It’s fun and easy!
The official Gold Derby odds predicted seven of the eight who would be eliminated. For Team Adam, we predicted correctly the loss of Nathan Hermida and Tonya Boyd-Cannon. For Blake Shelton, we foresaw the eliminations of Brooke Adee and Sarah Potenza. For Christina Aguilera, we were exactly right about the removal of Lexi Davila and Sonic. And for Pharrell Williams, we knew that Lowell Oakley would be gone but missed on Koryn Hawthorne (who Williams saved over Caitlin Caporale).
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct answers, don’t take them for granted.
That’s how Denton Davidson, one of Gold Derby’s top reality TV gurus, won this week’s prediction contest. Along with 19 other people, he scored 100% by correctly predicting one of the two artists eliminated per coach. He racked up the most points by puting his 500 points on Sonic when she had odds of only 9/1 for elimination; her ouster netted him 4,500 points. And he earned 1,000 points for predicting that Boyd-Cannon would get the boot (200 points at 5/1) and 900 points for foreseeing the end of the road for Caparole (200 points at 9/2). His final pick, Adee, was at 1/1 when he predicted her to be eliminated.
Next week, two of the Top 12 will be eliminated. We asked our champ Denton to discuss the pros and cons of each team. He starts today with analysis regarding Team Adam below and will provide other teams’ commentary over the next few days leading up to Monday’s live show.
Pros – Joshua is what they call a “package deal”. He is a good looking guy who plays the guitar and sings well. Adam may have lucked out more than he realized when he stole Josh Davis (after he was dropped from Team Blake). His i-Tunes sales were impressive and he is a consistently good performer. He is one of the contestants who could sneak up on the competition and end up on the finale.
Cons – Joshua is not a power vocalist. When we look at stand-out moments on “The Voice,” it often includes huge, powerful, dynamic vocals. Josh will have to find a way to deliver a standout performance in his own way amongst a field filled with powerhouses. Also, at age 37, he is the oldest competitor in the top 12.
Pros – Nobody sees her coming. Deanna is definitely someone to watch out for. Vocally, she seems to improve each week she performs and is really getting comfortable on stage. She is striking to look at and that doesn’t hurt either. She may WOW people who do not see it coming and that can lead to an upset in her favor. Her popularity his highly underestimated (among the top 12 she has the fifth most Twitter followers).
Cons – Will she deliver the knock-out surprise performance I think she can? She has a very short period to go from forgettable to memorable. If she is going to surprise us, she needs to do it fast or she could be quickly out of the competition.
Pros – Brian is a solid singer and likable guy. He has the ability, with the right song, to get enough votes to get him a week further over someone who may be thought of as more popular.
Cons – Each week he survives will be winning for him. He just isn’t memorable or unique in any way. He has no chance of winning.
Which of the four coaches will lose an act next Tuesday? Start or update your predictions below by deciding which, if any, of Levine’s three artists will be tossed off.
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