‘The Voice’: Team Kelly Clarkson power rankings best to worst at midpoint of season 14 battle round

Kelly Clarkson is only in her first season as a coach on “The Voice,” but she is proving to be a formidable opponent to veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as well as the returning Alicia Keys. Her 12 artists earned a combined 24 chair turns during the blind auditions; that is second only to Keys whose original contestants numbered 29 chair turns between them.

Clarkson has pitted eight of these dozen artists against each other in battles on March 19 and 20. The four winners of those — Brynn Cartelli, Jorge Eduardo, Jamella and D.R. King — move on to the knockout round. Two of the four losers — Teana Boston and Amber Sauer — saw their time on “The Voice” come to an end. However, the other two who went down to defeat – Jackie Foster and Dylan Hartigan  – were rescued by Levine and Shelton respectively.

Clarkson has used one of her two steals, picking up Tish Haynes Keys when Levine opted to go with Rayshun LaMarr after their duet on “Sweetest Thing” on Battle 1. She will have to use the other in the two remaining battles on March 26 and 27. And she will have to winnow her other four artists – Alexa Cappelli, Hannah GoebelJustin Kilgore and Molly Stevens — down to two during those shows as well.

We have compiled a power ranking of the nine artists now on Team Kelly Clarkson. 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 Clarkson and her team. (Vote in the polls on Team Alicia Keys, Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton too.)

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

Brynn Cartelli
Age: 14
Hometown: Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Battle 1 (won against Dylan Hartigan; he was stolen by Blake Shelton)
Song: “…Ready for It?” by Taylor Swift

Blind Audition 1
Song: “Beneath Your Beautiful” by Labrinth
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

Jorge Eduardo
Age: 19
Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Battle 2 (won against Amber Sauer)
Song: “Starving” by Hailee Steinfeld

Blind Audition 3
Song: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi
Chair Turns: 1 – Kelly

Age: 21
Hometown: Orange County, California

Battle 2 (won against Teana Boston)
Song: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by the Shirelles

Blind Audition 3
Song: “Dive” by Ed Sheeran
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

D.R. King
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Battle 1 (won against Jackie Foster; she was stolen by Adam Levine)
Song: “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles

Blind Audition 1
Song: “Believer” by Imagine Dragons
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

Tish Haynes Keys (steal from Adam Levine after losing battle to Rayshun LaMarr)
Age: 37
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Battle 1
Song: “Sweet Thing” by Rufus with Chaka Khan

Blind Audition 5
Song: “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Adam

SEE Team Kelly Clarkson battle round pairings preview [VIDEO]

Hannah Goebel
Age: 21
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Blind Audition 5
Song: “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys
Chair Turns: 4 – Alicia (blocked), Kelly, Adam, Blake

Justin Kilgore
Age: 30
Hometown: Buffalo, Texas

Blind Audition 1
Song: “Tomorrow” by Chris Young
Chair Turns: 4 – Alicia, Kelly, Adam, Blake (blocked)

Molly Stevens
Age: 34
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Blind Audition 2
Song: “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin
Chair Turns: 2 – Kelly, Blake

Alexa Cappelli
Age: 18
Hometown: Upland, California

Blind Audition 4
Song:”I’ve Got the Music in Me” by Kiki Dee
Chair Turns: 2 – Adam, Kelly

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

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