Blake Shelton has truly mastered the art of winning “The Voice.” In the first seven seasons of the NBC reality program, he has coached the champ four times. He is the reigning winner for last fall’s edition, so can he keep the streak going this spring against rival coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Pharrell Williams?
Our brand new Gold Derby predictions center is now open, and you could win money by telling us which artist will win for this eighth season (see details below on how to enter). We also want to know which contenders from Team Blake will go home this week and which ones will move on.
Let’s take a look at his five remaining contestants:
Brooke Adee – From Tampa, FL. When Brooke was six years old, her dad took her to see “Annie” and she was instantly hooked. Brooke has been in all of her school plays and choirs and even penned her first song in fifth grade. When her mom was diagnosed with lupus, the family moved to Florida for treatment. Through her grandmother, she was recently featured in a music video with Internet sensation MattyBRaps. Her audition song was “Skinny Love.”
Corey Kent White – From Bixby, OK. Corey may be young, but he’s been performing a long time. When he was only 11, Corey was asked to be the frontman for a Western swing band, touring for five years. Recently, Corey’s grandfather took him to a Willie Nelson concert where Willie chose him out of the crowd to join him on stage and sing. It was a defining experience for him, and in that moment Corey knew music was his calling. His audition song was “Chicken Fried.”
Hannah Kirby – From Sulphur Springs, TX. Hannah learned how to play the violin when she was eight years old, but singing has always been her first love. Hannah’s parents are very supportive of her musical aspirations, but they also want to ensure she stays in college and has a backup plan, so she is currently majoring in psychology. Her audition song was “The Letter.”
Meghan Linsey – From New Orleans, LA. Meghan grew up in New Orleans and was the lead singer of a band by the age of 14. After high school, she moved to Nashville, where she started performing in a duo, Steel Magnolia, winning the CMT show “Can You Duet,” earning a record deal and a national tour opening for Blake Shelton. Unfortunately, the years on the road took its toll, and the duo broke up. Her audition song was “Love Hurts.”
Sarah Potenza – From Smithfield, RI. Sarah grew up performing for her family and listening to her parents’ record collection. In junior high her voice got very low, and she performed as a baritone in an all-male choir and even sang male parts in musicals. With her father’s encouragement, she eventually started a band with her husband. Sarah’s dad always supported her individuality and told her to be true to herself. Her audition song was “Stay With Me.”
Now it’s your turn to sound off about this eighth season of “The Voice.” Our predictions center is now officially open so that you can predict the winners and losers each week for the rest of this season of “The Voice.” Score the most points each week and win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
You can predict which coach will win this season, which artist will be the champ, and who will go home each week. Just use the simple drag-and-drop menu like the one below.
Make or update your predictions each week by dragging contestants from left to the right in your forecasted order of finishing. You can continue to update and change your predictions all week long until 4:00 p.m. PT each Tuesday. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
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