‘The Voice’ Top 8: Season 16 artists ranked by viewers

In advance of the Top 8 performing on May 13, we polled viewers of “The Voice” to see who they want to win season 16. Their first choice in our best to work power rankings is Maelyn Jarmon, who has racked up an impressive 35% of the total tally as of this writing. She is being coached by rookie John Legend. Close behind with 31% is Gyth Rigdon, who is on Team Blake Shelton. A win by him would bring Blake that long-elusive seventh victory on the show. None of the other six artists still in the competition merit double digit support.

Of Blake’s four other finalists, the highest scoring is Dexter Roberts with 8%, followed closely by Kim Cherry with 7% and Carter Lloyd Horne at 5%. Also registering just 5% support is John’s other artist, Shawn Sounds, as well as reigning two-time champ Kelly Clarkson‘s lone act, Rod Stokes. Blake’s other artist, Andrew Sevener, merits a mere 2% of the vote as of this writing. (The fourth coach, Adam Levine, saw his last artists knocked out of the running  last week.)

These results aren’t surprising given how well Maelyn and Gyth did in sales of the songs they performed on the Top 13 show last Monday (May 6). Maelyn made the top 10 on iTunes with her version of “The Scientist” by Coldplay while Gyth got to #43 with his cover of Blake’s hit “Nobody But Me.”

Which of these Top 8 do you think sounds most like a winner? If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, review their sales results from the Top 13 live show on May 6 and then cast a ballot for your choice of champ. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.

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Team Blake Shelton

Kim Cherry– iTunes rank: outside Top 200
“Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa

Carter Lloyd Horne – iTunes rank: 126
“Let it Go” by James Bay

Gyth Rigdon – iTunes rank: 43
“Nobody But Me” by Blake Shelton

Dexter Roberts  – iTunes rank: 136
“Something Like That” by Tim McGraw

Andrew Sevener – iTunes rank: 152
“She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs

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Team John Legend

Maelyn Jarmon – iTunes rank: 9
“The Scientist” by Coldplay

Shawn Sounds (Team John Legend) – iTunes rank: 50
“A House is Not a Home” by Luther Vandross

Team Kelly Clarkson
Rod Stokes – iTunes rank: 88
“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Michael Bolton

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