The four finalists for Season 16 of “The Voice” will perform live for America’s vote one last time on Monday, May 20, before the winner is crowned on Tuesday, May 21. Coach Blake Shelton has dominated the season with three of his artists, Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts and Andrew Sevener all competing in the finale. Coach John Legend has one artist singing for the title in Maelyn Jarmon. Two-time defending champion Kelly Clarkson is without a finalist for the first time since she joined the show and three-time coaching champ Adam Levine has been out of contention since the Top 8. Below we rank each of the four finalists based on their likelihood of winning.
1. Maelyn Jarmon (Team John)
(Blind Audition: “Fields of Gold”; Battles: “When We Were Young”; Cross Battle: “Mad World”; Top 24: “Fallingwater”; Top 13: “The Scientist”; Top 8: “Stay”)
Team Blake may have been a dominant force this season, but it only takes one artist for another coach to claim the title. We think Maelyn will spoil Blake’s incredible season with a victory on Tuesday. The coaches have described her as the best singer in the competition and for three weeks in a row she has won the Apple Music streaming bonus. Clearly her fan base is strong and it doesn’t hurt that she’s competing with three country singers who are all on the same team splitting votes.
2. Gyth Rigdon (Team Blake)
(Blind Audition: “Drift Away”; Battles: “Drunk Me”; Cross Battle: “Goodbye Time”; Top 24: “I Want to Be Loved Like That”; Top 13: “Nobody But Me”; Top 8: “God Bless the U.S.A.”)
As the only other artist to earn the Apple Streaming bonus this season, Gyth has proven to be a force in the competition. Not only has he won people over with his contemporary country delivery, he’s the season heartthrob with the most star power and charisma. Despite his vocals being harshly criticized following his patriotic performance of “God Bless the U.S.A.,” the single skyrocketed up the iTunes chart landing him in second position behind Maelyn.
3. Dexter Roberts (Team Blake)
(Blind Audition: “Like a Cowboy”; Battles: “Hurricane”; Cross Battle: “Believe”; Top 24: “Ain’t Nothing ’bout You”; Top 13: “Something Like That”; Top 8: “Here Without You”)
If Gyth is Blake’s contemporary country singer, Dexter is definitely the classic crooner we’ve come to expect in a “Voice” finale. How many bearded, big-voiced Nashville singers have belted their way into the finale? Dexter has a likable personality and has been the most vocally consistent member of Team Blake. Although we’re betting he takes third, it wouldn’t be a shock if he places second or even takes home the title.
4. Andrew Sevener (Team Blake)
(Blind Audition: “Honky Tonk Women”; Battles: “Tequila”; Cross Battle: “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde”; Top 24: “Boots On”; Top 13: “She Got the Best of Me”; Top 8: “Long Haired Country Boy”)
Despite his impressive vocals, Andrew struggled to win over America and advanced to the finale by defeating Shawn Sounds (Team John) and Rod Stokes (Team Kelly) for the Instant Save. No Instant Save winner has ever gone on to win and we don’t expect history to be made this season. It’s too late for him to overtake his fellow country teammates and Maelyn seems way out of his league at this point.
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