‘The Voice’: Team Blake Shelton power rankings best to worst on eve of season 14 Top 24 live shows

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 live round, which kicks off April 16 with all artists in the Top 24 performing.

As with the other three coaches, Shelton had to cut his team of eight down to five during the knockout round that just ended. In addition, he added one more artists to his team when their original coach went with another singer in their knockout.

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 knockouts, battles and blind auditions; the resulting sales of their tracks on iTunes; and the votes of viewers like you.

Take a look at detailed bios of each of them in the photo gallery above and then read a the recap of each of the songs that got them to this stage of the competition. Cast your vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. And be sure to sound off in the comments section about Shelton and his years as a coach on “The Voice.” (Vote in the polls on Team Kelly Clarkson, Team Alicia Keys and Team Adam Levine too.)

SEE Alicia Keys will win season 14 of ‘The Voice,’ say 40% of readers on eve of Top 24 live shows [POLL RESULTS]

Pryor Baird
Age: 35
Hometown: Orcutt, California

Knockout 2 (won against Jarod Strom)
Song: “Will It Go Round in Circles” by Billy Preston

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

Knockout 1 (won against Austin Giorgio)
Song: “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton

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

Wilkes
Age: 33
Hometown: Waleska, Georgia

Knockout 3 (won against Dylan Hartigan, who was stolen by Kelly Clarkson)
Song: “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus

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

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

Kyla Jade
Age: 33
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Knockout 1 (won against Jaclyn Lovey)
Song: “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore

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

Gary Edwards (steal from Adam Levine after losing knockout to Rayshun LaMarr)
Age: 26
Hometown: Carson City, Nevada

Knockout 3
Song: “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff

Battle 4 (won against Angel Bonilla)
Song: “When You Believe” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

Blind Audition 5
Song: “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye
Chair Turns: 2 – Adam, Blake

Austin Giorgio
Age: 21
Hometown: Rochester, New York

Knockout 1 (lost to Spensha Baker but saved by Shelton)
Song: “Almost Like Being in Love” from “Brigadoon”

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

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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