On Monday, April 24, “The Voice” will be down to the top 12 contestants for its 12th season, and those dozen singers are going to have an impressive music star to guide them: Shania Twain will be the key advisor, and standards may be high for the singer of “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
But before “The Voice” moves on to its top 12 the contestants will have to get past the live playoffs on April 17 and April 18. That’s when the artists from each team — representing coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani — will perform. Users on Twitter and on the official “Voice” app will vote in real time to advance two singers from each team to the top 12. Afterwards each coach will have to pick the final artist to advance before sending the rest home.
Then the advancing contestants will get to meet Twain, who remains the best-selling female country artist of all time, even though she hasn’t released a new album since “Up” in 2002. Since then she has experienced personal and career setbacks including a divorce from husband and collaborator Robert John “Mutt” Lange and a diagnosis of dysphonia, which affected her vocal chords. But she’s working on a new album in 2017, her first in 15 years.
Which singer will get the most out of Twain’s tutelage and go on to win? As of this writing Chris Blue from Team Alicia Keys is the frontrunner to win according to our predictions with odds of 2/1. Do you agree?
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