Which artist will win “The Voice” Season 14? Could it be someone from Team Kelly Clarkson, the only rookie coach competing this time around? That’s the question we debate in our lively new video (watch above) in advance of next week’s live playoffs starting on Monday. Managing editor Chris Beachum hosts a slugfest between contributing writers John Benutty and Denton Davidson.
The Emmy-winning NBC reality TV show now has the Top 24 artists ready to compete for the championship. Each of this season’s coaches — Kelly, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine — have narrowed down their teams to six singers apiece. A whopping 12 singers will be eliminated by the end of next Wednesday’s show (three from each team).
For the video above, our discussion and debate about Team Kelly begins at the 3:10 mark for the 30-minute chat:
In her first season as coach, Kelly has quickly become a formidable opponent to the three other coaches, all of whom have already won the show at least once. Currently on her team of six, Kelly has two of the biggest voices in the competition in Tish Haynes Keys and D.R. King who she paired against one another in a knockout round in which D.R. won outright and Tish was saved (by Kelly). There’s also 14-year old Brynn Cartelli, Alexa Capelli, Kaleb Lee and Dylan Hartigan, an artist who not only lost his battle round (to Brynn, then stolen to join Team Blake), but also his knockout performance which resulted in Kelly stealing him back to her team.
John’s bold prediction is that though Tish and D.R. are Kelly’s strongest artists they’re “so similar in their vocal ability and genre that I would be shocked if they both get voted through and if she takes both of them through.”
Forced to choose which two artists will be voted through on Team Kelly, John’s prediction is that Kaleb is for sure making it and then D.R. will probably pull in more votes than Tish and become the second to advance. Between the other four left standing, John says the decision will be easy and Kelly will choose Brynn in a move to fully diversify her three artists and minimize vote-splitting between them going forward.
Even though this team is really difficult to predict, Denton shockingly agrees with John and says those will be the three artists advancing. However, he says that D.R. and Kaleb will advance on votes and Brynn will be Kelly’s choice for the save. That being said, both have their eyes on Tish who could upset any one of those three and grab a spot for herself in the top 12.
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