Is this the last chance for Rob Taylor to survive yet another week on “The Voice“? His coach, Christina Aguilera, saved him on Wednesday’s results show after he was in the bottom portion of the public vote from the viewers.
In early results, Gold Derby users are predicting that Taylor may well be eliminated next Tuesday. He has odds of 5/6 of being one of the two people cut from the Top 12 as does Hannah Kirby from Blake Shelton‘s team. Brian Johnson is at 8/11 to potentially be cut from Adam Levine‘s team. Conversely, Aguilera’s other two artists — India Carney and Kimberly Nichole (both at 33/1) — should both be safe. And our users give odds of 3/2 that no Team Christina member will be eliminated.
Do you agree with these predictions? How did you do forecasting the results for Team Christina and the other coaches this past week? The top 20 performed Monday and Tuesday while Wednesday’s results show saw a whopping eight artists cast off.
If you knew who was going home, put your powers to use by entering our prediction contest. You could win our weekly prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor on our reality TV leaderboards. It’s fun and easy!
The official Gold Derby odds predicted seven of the eight who would be eliminated. For Team Blake, we foresaw the eliminations of Brooke Adee and Sarah Potenza. For Team Adam, we predicted correctly the loss of Nathan Hermida and Tonya Boyd-Cannon. For Team Christina, we were exactly right about the removal of Lexi Davila and Sonic. And for Pharrell Williams, we knew that Lowell Oakley would be gone but missed on Koryn Hawthorne (who Williams saved over Caitlin Caporale).
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering the week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 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.
That’s how Denton Davidson, one of Gold Derby’s top reality TV gurus, won this week’s prediction contest. Along with 19 other people, he scored 100% by correctly predicting one of the two artists eliminated per coach. He racked up the most points by puting his 500 points on Sonic when she had odds of only 9/1 for elimination; her ouster netted him 4,500 points. And he earned 1,000 points for predicting that Boyd-Cannon would get the boot (200 points at 5/1) and 900 points for foreseeing the end of the road for Caparole (200 points at 9/2). His final pick, Adee, was at 1/1 when he predicted her to be eliminated.
Next week, two of the Top 12 will be eliminated. We asked our champ Denton to discuss the pros and cons of each team. He gives his analysis regarding Team Christina below. Click the gold link for his recent articles about Team Adam and Team Blake. He will provide commentary about Team Pharrell tomorrow.
Pros – Kimberly is a feisty, sassy rock/soul singer who has seasoned stage presence that some others in the competition lack. Her performance of “What’s Up” made her the highest-selling i-Tunes artist on Team Christina and proved she is more than an afterthought among Voice divas.
Cons – It’s quite honestly a task to think of what’s “wrong” with Kimberly. She has a great voice, great presence and knows how to entertain. Her biggest task is convincing the judges, viewers and media that she should not be in the shadow of her teammate India and that she is a STAR.
Pros – India has been in the front-runner’s seat for team Christina since her first audition. All four judges fought for her to be on their team and she chose Christina, who has been glowing ever since. India has a rich, easily recognizable voice with star power and beauty to boot.
Cons – Can India live up to her own hype? With her shaky vibrato and a somewhat limited range, I’m not certain India herself is as convinced as some people are that she is the stand-out of the season. Her i-Tunes sales after the top 12 performances were mild. She has a uniquely high bar set for her that I’m not convinced she can reach. Down the road she could very well be the first “shocking elimination” of the season.
Pros – Rob has a story that tugs on the heartstrings of the viewers. He seems like a great guy who takes care of his ailing mother and now he is trying to fulfill his dreams. He definitely puts energy in his performances and has an ability to hit high notes most singers couldn’t dream of.
Cons – Unfortunately Rob seems to be lost in the shuffle. He has yet to “wow” an audience and is more of a middle-of-the-road singer who throws in high notes to impress his audience. Does he have the skill set to really put an entire song together? He may be out of his league at this stage of the competition.
Which of the four coaches will lose an act next Tuesday? Start or update your predictions below by deciding which, if any, of Aguilera’s three artists will be tossed off.
Then do the same for the other three coaches. And be sure to lock in your prediction for the ultimate winning artist and coach.
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