NBC’s ‘The Voice’ rankings: Kat Robichaud, Jonny Gray top Cee Lo Green’s teamby November 4, 2013
We have made it now to the final edition of our rankings for “The Voice,” and today we are casting most of the focus on a team that will actually not perform until the second episode of the live playoffs on Tuesday: Cee Lo Green’s. As always, this is the quirkiest of the groups, and we feel like you have three sort of indie artists in here along with two that go a little bit more down the R&B / soul vein. It’s basically a nice combination of the coach’s musical sensibility.
Given that Cee Lo has almost won the show twice before, there is no reason to believe that some of the people on the list will be eliminated before getting an opportunity to make a little bit of noise.
5. Tamara Chauniece – The biggest issue here is just that we barely remember her, and that is not good going into the live shows. There’s little doubting that she has a good voice, but as we have seen with “The Voice” time and time again, the live rounds are almost purely dependent on what you perform, and the size of your following.
4. Caroline Pennell – She has that sort of quirky factor going for her, and Cee Lo has a history of doing some pretty great things with that, but is she commanding enough personality-wise? She needs to do more than give a good performance tonight if she wants to advance; she needs to let some of that fire rise to the surface.
3. Amber Nicole – What Amber has going for her here is that thanks to being stolen in the past, she has received a ton of airtime. She also probably has one of the best voices out of her genre this season. It feels a little like she could make a run at this if she gives some great performances for a few weeks in a row.
2. Jonny Gray – Given that Cee Lo let go of a great artist in Cole Vosbury for this guy, he obviously has some faith in him. We could see him becoming a sort of Nicholas David and getting deep into the season, as well; the only thing we worry about with this sort of singer is that they end up being placed in a performance where they don’t feel comfortable, and it all falls apart.
1. Kat Robichaud – If you want to go far on this show, the best things for you to have include a unique sense of style, a great voice, and also a talent for owning the stage. Kat has all three, and she is almost a combination of past runner-ups Juliet Simms and Michelle Chamuel. Cee Lo has a couple of people who could threaten to dominate the endgame of this season, and she is in the forefront of that.
Who’s your favorite? Let us know in the attached poll, and be sure to click here to see the rankings for Team Blake, here for Team Adam, and here for Team Christina. We’ll have our full review for tonight’s episode online after the episode.