No matter what happened, coach Christina Aguilera was going to lose an artist Tuesday night on “The Voice.” As things turned out, both of her finalists — India Carney and Kimberly Nichole — were in the bottom, so one was going home this week. And then the stunning announcement that Nichole was suddenly gone, when she was nowhere near the top of our rankings to be eliminated.
If you knew that was going to happen, why are you not taking part in our “Voice” predictions contest. You could win a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our leaderboards by predicting each week’s results.
Based on our official Gold Derby odds — which are calculated on predictions from people just like you — it was actually Joshua Davis who was the favorite to be eliminated with 17/10 odds. He was on the chopping block two weeks ago but was saved by a last-minute Twitter vote. For last week and this week, he was completely safe.
Country star Blake Shelton still has his only remaining contender, Meghan Linsey, who was safe at 9/1. One of the least likely to be eliminated was Nichole at 20/1. Young rising star Sawyer Fredericks appears to be on his way to a potential win for Team Pharrell, and he had distant 50/1 odds to be gone.
For Tuesday’s night elimination round, Carney performed “Perfect” by Pink and Nichole sang “Seven Nation Army” by White Stripes. Just like last week, Carney was then saved in a razor-thin Twitter vote at the end of the episode.
The semi-final round next Monday still finds all four coaches with contenders in the hunt. Shelton has Linsey and is the reigning champ, having prevailed four of the past seven seasons. Levine has won twice before and has Davis. Aguilera now only has Carney and is still trying for her first coaching victory. And Williams, who was already done at this stage last season, has both Fredericks and Hawthorne attempting to give him a first championship.
Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of “The Voice”? You have until 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET next Tuesday, May 12, to predict the results for the Top 5 week. Which remaining artist will be eliminated and who will join that person at the bottom of the vote totals? It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting which artist will be eliminated this time.
Keep in mind that the race is tightening up with just five possible winners. So, you shouldn’t only consider their performances next Monday but also their social media followings. Those numbers can tell you who may do well in the popular vote each week. (Read more about this key factor for making your predictions HERE.)
When making your predictions this week, remember that coming out on top in our contest doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your big bets (500 points and 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.
In this week’s prediction contest, Erik10101 ties with Eeric and James for the only 100% perfect scores. Because Erik10101 had the better point score of 11,400, he is declared our champ. He won 10,000 points on a 500-point bet when Nichole was a 20/1 long shot to be eliminated. He also won 700 points on a 200-point bet when Carney was 7/2 to be in the bottom. If Erik10101 is eligible as per our contest rules, he will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card.
Our overall leader for this eighth season of “The Voice” is still Denton Davidson (see chart at right). He missed both answers this week, but has correctly picked 11 out of 14 answers this year. His current score is 79% accuracy, so he is still on pace to be our champ. Jason Nolette is in second place at 71%, and then Ngo Khang at 64%.
Which of the five artists will be eliminated next week? Start or update your predictions below by deciding which one will be tossed off. And be sure to lock in your prediction for the ultimate winning artist and coach for the season finale on May 19.
You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week until 5:00 p.m. PT each Tuesday.
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