With the season 10 finale of “The Voice” taking place Monday and Tuesday of next week, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of Top 4 contender Adam Wakefield. The country singer and musician from Nashville made the most logical choice of a coach early on with country superstar Blake Shelton.
We’ve got Wakefield in first place in our power rankings to actually win the championship. If that happens it would be the fifth time in 10 seasons that Shelton has mentored the winning artist. He is going up against Alisan Porter for coach Christina Aguilera, Hannah Huston for coach Pharrell Williams, and Laith Al-Saadi for coach Adam Levine. Take our poll at the bottom of this article and tell us which of these four artists you predict as champion. Profiles on each other artist will be on our home page later this week.
Pros: For two weeks straight Wakefield has bested the competition on the iTunes charts. He also attracts fans of both country and rock music. But perhaps the strongest statistic working in his favor is the overwhelming success over the years of his coach. Without any other Team Blake (or country) artists in the finale, all of the focus for fans of this style will be on Wakefield.
Cons: Despite his solid performances throughout the season, I don’t feel a high level of excitement around Wakefield. He is up against three contestants who have all delivered high energy performances and are able to emotionally connect with the audience. If he doesn’t deliver big in the finale with multiple songs, he can easily lose.
His song choices so far this season have been “Tennessee Whiskey” by David Allan Coe (blind audition), “Can’t You See” by Marshall Tucker Band (battle round), “Bring It on Home to Me” by Sam Cooke (knockout round), “Seven Spanish Angels” by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles (live round one), “Soulshine” by Allman Brothers Band (top 12), “Lights” by Journey (top 11), “I Got a Woman” by Ray Charles (top 10), “Love Has No Pride” by Bonnie Raitt (top 9), and “I’m Sorry” by Shelton (top 8).