NBC’s ‘The Voice’ rankings: Where Alisan Porter, Adam Wakefield, Hannah Huston, Laith Al-Saadi stand
The finale for “The Voice” is beginning in just over 24 hours … but where do the final four stand? It’s interesting that we ended up with each coach having a representative in the last episode, since that is certainly not something we projected getting to see going in. We could have Christina Aguilera be the first female coach to win the show, or we could end up with Blake Shelton winning yet again for a singer with some country roots. Pharrell getting his second win with a woman who is basically a singing schoolteacher could be the strongest narrative story-wise, but we also don’t really see that one happening.
As we’re going to explain in our final contestant rankings of the season below, we really do feel that this is just a tale of two singers.
4. Laith Al-Saadi (Team Adam) – Laith needed the Save to even make it to the finale, so in that way he’s already at a disadvantage. We may know him to be a solid-as-a-rock singer, but in a way that helps him and hurts him. He’s rarely ever going to surprise you, and while the status quo may be enough for someone like Adam Wakefield with the country block behind it, it probably won’t be for Laith. Still, it’s cool to see someone over 40 make it to the finale, and this should certainly help his career. He was never going to be a huge star even if he won the show, but he should live more comfortably after this.
3. Hannah Huston (Team Pharrell) – Hannah’s voice is out of this world, and we appreciate that she and Pharrell have at least tried sometimes to give her songs beyond the catalog of “You’ve Heard These a Million Times Before.” (With that said, we are coming off of another take on “When a Mean Loves a Woman.”) As great as Hannah is, we just don’t see her winning. She doesn’t have the momentum, and while her iTunes sales have always been good, she’s never been the biggest threat at the top of the charts.
2. Alisan Porter (Team Christina) – The artist that the show tried to convince you would win really from the moment she got up on stage with “Blue Bayou” during her first-ever appearance. There’s no denying that Alisan is pretty darn incredible at what she does, which is owning the stage and hitting big notes. Yet, she’s also a little polarizing with some viewers, and traditionally Christina as a coach just doesn’t pull fans in the way that Blake does. We’ve seen evidence of it for years now, so it’s going to take her having the performance of the season to have a chance at the title.
1. Adam Wakefield (Team Blake) – He’s charted high on iTunes all season, he’s the only remaining singer with country roots, and he’s the only remaining singer on Team Blake. This is a situation that really helped Craig Wayne Boyd win his season, and we think that Adam is consistently a stronger performer than him. He’s got a killer voice, real musicianship, and he can go beyond the typical country songs that you hear on mainstream radio. The guy’s a beast, and we see the odds leaning very much in his favor that he brings home the trophy.
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