NBC’s ‘The Voice’ finale rankings: Jordan Smith, Barrett Baber, Jeffery Austin, Emily Ann Roberts compete

VoiceThe season finale of “The Voice” will come on the air Tuesday night as the end of a two-night event, and we really wish that we could say was a little more dramatic. It’s Jordan Smith versus the field at this point, and there are only two ways that we could see the longtime favorite for the season being toppled. As we continue these contestant rankings below, we’ll offer up a little more insight into just how that can happen.

As always, we’re basing the rankings on single sales on iTunes, voting history, edit, and overall performance quality. No more waiting! Let’s dive in.

4. Emily Ann Roberts (last week: 6) – Emily’s never been in serious danger of going home, but with only four singers left and two of them being on Team Blake, it’s really hard to see a pattern for her to overtake Barrett Baber, let alone Jordan and make it to the top. She is talented, so we foresee at least some sort of career forher after the show.

3. Jeffery Austin (4) – Even though Jeffery needed the #VoiceSave to get here, we’re giving him a slight bump because we feel like the fans of Amy Vachal / Braiden Sunshine / Madi Davis are probably going to congregate mostly over to him, given that he is the only non-country underdog left in the race. He is also probably our personal favorite performer left, but that doesn’t really matter when we’re just one vote.

2. Barrett Baber (2) – Given that Barrett made it to the finale even with a cover of “Ghost” that was far from his best this season, you have to imagine that he’s got quite a voting block behind him. There are two ways that we could see him in particular beating Jordan: Either Blake’s fans all rally together behind him at the expense of poor Emily, or Jordan’s fans are so convinced that he will win that they don’t bother voting.

1. Jordan Smith (1) – Still, these are unlikely scenarios to happen. Jordan beat Adele on the singles chart last week. It just feels like, at least for now, he is so out in front of the rest of the competition that nobody else is going to be able to even come close to beating him. He has an incredible voice, and he’s so good that it’s hard to even get that angry at the show giving him so much favoritism with the edit and the placements at the end of the show.

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