‘The Voice’: Team Blake Shelton power rankings best to worst on eve of season 14 knockout round

Blake Shelton has been with the “The Voice” since it began in 2011 and has won six of the previous 13 seasons. He is the reigning champ, having coached Chloe Kohanksi to victory last fall. However, he may have a hard time winning for a lucky seventh time in season 14 with the return of Alicia Keys and the addition of Kelly Clarkson to the coaching panel. Our readers say that both those women have stronger teams heading into the knockout round, which kicks off April 2, than Shelton or fellow veteran coach Adam Levine.

His eight artists earned a combined 19 chair turns during the blind auditions. Shelton chose six of these during the blind auditions while the other two were steals from coaches who went with the competing artists in the battle round.

Shelton had pitted his original dozen artists against each other in six battles. The winners of these match-ups — Pryor Baird, Spensha Baker, Austin Giorgio, Kyla Jade, Jaron Storm and Wilkes — move on to the knockout round. He used one steal to throw Dylan Hartigan a lifeline after Kelly Clarkson opted to keep Brynn Cartelli following their duet on “…Ready for It?” And he picked up Team Alicia Keys artist Jaclyn Lovey after she lost to Britton Buchanan when they did battle on “Thinking Out Loud.”

We have compiled a power ranking of the contestants now on Team Blake Shelton. These would-be winners are listed from best to worst based on their reception in the blind auditions and battles, the resulting sales of their tracks on iTunes and the votes of viewers like you. If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post and then sound off in the comments section about both Shelton and his team. (Vote in the polls on Team Kelly Clarkson, Team Alicia Keys and Team Adam Levine too.)

SEE ‘The Voice’ season 14: Which coach has the best team heading into the knockout round – Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton? [POLL]

Pryor Baird
Age: 35
Hometown: Orcutt, California

Battle 3 (won against Kaleb Lee, who was stolen by Kelly Clarkson)
Song: “Don’t Do Me Like That” by Tom Petty

Blind Audition 2
Song: “I Don’t Need No Doctor” by Humble Pie
Chair Turns: 4 – Kelly, Alicia, Adam, Blake

Spensha Baker
Age: 24
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Battle 4 (won against Dallas Caroline, who was stolen by Alicia Keys)
Song: “I Could Use a Love Song” by Maren Morris

Blind Audition 4
Song: “Blackbird” by the Beatles
Chair Turns: 3 – Kelly, Blake

Jaclyn Lovey (steal from Alicia Keys after losing battle to Britton Buchanan)
Age: 21
Hometown: Placerville, California

Battle 3
Song: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Blind Audition 2
Song: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Chair Turns: 1 – Alicia

Dylan Hartigan (steal from Kelly Clarkson after losing battle to Brynn Cartelli)
Age: 21
Hometown: Wyckoff, New Jersey

Battle 1
Song: “…Ready for It?” by Taylor Swift

Blind Audition 2
Song: “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins
Chair Turns: 1 – Kelly

SEE ‘The Voice’ season 14 schedule: Knockouts begin April 2, live shows April 16, finale May 22

Wilkes
Age: 33
Hometown: Waleska, Georgia

Battle 3 (won against Jordan Kirkdorffer)
Song: “Nobody to Blame” by Chris Stapleton

Blind Audition 4
Song: “One Headlight” by The Wallflowers
Chair Turns: 2 – Adam, Blake

Kyla Jade
Age: 33
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Battle 1 (won against JessLee)
Song: “Head Over Boots” by Ariana Grande

Blind Audition 1
Song: “See Saw” by Aretha Franklin
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

Austin Giorgio
Age: 21
Hometown: Rochester, New York

Battle 4 (won against Brett Hunter)
Song: “Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul

Blind Audition 3
Song: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

Jaron Strom
Age: 29
Hometown: Shelby, North Carolina

Battle 1 (won against Bransen Ireland)
Song: “Head Over Boots” by Jon Pardi

Blind Audition 4
Song: “This Magic Moment” by the Drifters
Chair Turns: 1 – Blake

SEE ‘The Voice’ winners: Where are they now (Season 1 – 13)?

SEE ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 15)?

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