Team Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’: Wilkes was robbed of place in Top 12, say 82% of readers

Season 14 of “The Voice” begins its Top 12 live shows on Monday, April 23 when a dozen artists take to the stage and sing for America’s votes. Six-time champ Blake Shelton is coaching three of those hopefuls. Two of them — Pryor Baird and Kyla Jade— won the public vote. Shelton chose the third, Spensha Baker, from his four remaining contestants in the Top 24. That decision meant the elimination of Gary Edwards, Austin Giorgio and Wilkes.

We asked you which of these three artists that didn’t make the grade with Shelton was the most deserving to move on to the live shows. The overwhelming choice was Wilkes who garnered a whopping 82% of your votes. Giorgio netted 11% while Edwards managed just 7%.

If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, take read of the brief recap of each of these three artists and then cast your ballot as to which was the best. And be sure to sound off in the comments section. (Weigh in on the other coach’s choices too: Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine.)

PHOTOS ‘The Voice’ Top 12: Finalists in the season 14 live shows

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

Top 24 Public Vote 1
Song: “Finesse” by Bruno Mars

Top 24 Public Vote 2
Song: “America the Beautiful”

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

SEE ‘The Voice’ season 14 schedule: Top 12 playoffs begin April 23, finale May 22

Austin Giorgio
Age: 21
Hometown: Rochester, New York

Top 24 Public Vote 1
Song: “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin

Top 24 Public Vote 2
Song: “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

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)?

Wilkes
Age: 33
Hometown: Waleska, Georgia

Top 24 Public Vote 1
Song: “Brother” by Needtobreathe

Top 24 Public Vote 2
Song: “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

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

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