Is a long-standing “The Voice” curse about to be broken? If Blake Shelton‘s country singer Andrew Sevener ends up winning Season 16 during Tuesday’s finale, he’ll make history as the first artist to prevail who was previously saved by Twitter. Amazingly, since the Instant Save twist was first enacted back in Season 6, no recipient has ever gone on to win “The Voice.” Britton Buchanan came the closest in Season 14 by being the runner-up to winner Brynn Cartelli, but all of the other times — including last season with Kennedy Holmes — the saved artist finishes last in their respective finales.
According to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds, Andrew is indeed predicted to come in fourth place after earning last week’s Instant Save against Rod Stokes and Shawn Sounds. This Alvarado, Texas country crooner has lowly 18/1 odds to win Season 16, compared to 7/10 odds for front-runner Maelyn Jarmon, 23/10 odds for Gyth Rigdon and 16/1 odds for Dexter Roberts. All three country boys represent Team Blake, while Maelyn hails from Team John Legend. See more “The Voice” finale predictions.
Andrew belted out three songs during Monday’s Top 4 performance show: Hinder‘s “Lips of an Angel” as his solo cover, “All Right Now” as his coach duet with Blake and “Rural Route Raising” as his original song. Following his final performance, all four coaches gave him a standing ovation with John raving, “Obviously you know who I want to win this competition, but I will say if I had to pick among Team Blake, as of now I feel like I would pick Andrew.”
Here’s a look back at how all of the previous Instant Save/wild card recipients faced in their season finales:
Season 6: Christina Grimmie (Team Adam Levine) finished in third place behind Josh Kaufman (Team Usher) and Jake Worthington (Team Blake).
Season 7: Damien Lawson (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind Craig Wayne Boyd (Team Blake), Matt McAndrew (Team Adam) and Chris Jamison (Team Adam)
Season 8: Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell Williams) finished in fourth place behind Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell), Meghan Linsey (Team Blake) and Joshua Davis (Team Adam).
Season 9: Jeffery Austin (Team Gwen Stefani) finished in fourth place behind Jordan Smith (Team Adam), Emily Ann Roberts (Team Blake) and Barrett Baber (Team Blake).
Season 10: Laith Al-Saadi (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind Alisan Porter (Team Christina Aguilera), Adam Wakefield (Team Blake) and Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell).
Season 11: Josh Gallagher (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind Sundance Head (Team Blake), Billy Gilman (Team Adam) and We’ McDonald (Team Alicia).
Season 12: Jesse Larson (Team Adam) finished in fourth place behind Chris Blue (Team Alicia), Lauren Duski (Team Blake) and Aliyah Moulden (Team Blake).
Season 13: Red Marlow (Team Blake) finished in fourth place behind Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake), Addison Agen (Team Adam) and Brooke Simpson (Team Miley Cyrus).
Season 14: Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia) was the runner-up to Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly Clarkson); third and fourth place were Kyla Jade (Team Blake) and Spensha Baker (Team Blake).
Season 15: Kennedy Holmes (Team Jennifer Hudson) finished in fourth behind Chevel Shepherd (Team Kelly), Chris Kroeze (Team Blake) and Kirk Jay (Team Blake).
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