The great thing about this season of “The Voice” is that for the first time really in the past few years, there is not one clear favorite. Sure, we feel like at times Alisan Porter has been put into favorable positions, but there’s enough of a margin of error here in between her iTunes sales and also her performance quality for some other contenders to rise to the top.
We feel like Alisan had a big of an uneven week this time with her Aerosmith cover, and there are some other artists who took advantage. Right now, Adam Wakefield (who we’ve had as our #1 contender for a couple of weeks now) is ranked the highest on iTunes at #9 with “Love Has No Pride,” which feels to us like a surefire sign that he is going to be appearing in the top 8 show next week. We’re also confident enough at present in Laith Al-Saadi (#10) and Mary Sarah (#12) to pencil them in as going through.
While we suppose that anything can happen, we’re still feeling fairly confident that the following people are also safe: Hannah Huston (#19), Bryan Bautista (#21), and the aforementioned Porter (#25). From here, you can say that Shalyah Fearing at #37 could be in a little danger, but we doubt it. She was barely in the top 100 last week and avoid safety.
On the surface, it feels obvious that we’re heading towards a Nick Hagelin – Paxton Ingram showdown for the #VoiceSave. The only reason we’re worried about people like Hannah and Shalyah is because Blake Shelton’s artists tend to get an unexpected boost from the public, and that could help Paxton secure his safety for another week.
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