NBC’s ‘The Voice’ rankings: Michelle Chamuel, Vedo round out Team Usher

UsherIn closing out our rankings for “The Voice” leading into Monday night’s live playoffs, we are of course focusing on a team led by one of the two newest coaches in Usher. The man is all about hard work and dedication, and when it comes to variety, he has a little bit more of a mixed bag than any other person left in the competition. We don’t necessarily think that every member of his team has a huge shot at winning, but if he guides some people in the right way, they could have a chance to be around for a very long time.

Since we don’t know the size of any one artist’s individual fan following, we can’t really factor that into the equation. Instead, we’re looking at such things including body of work, edit, and simply if they have the personality needed to be memorable at the end of the day.

4. Cathia – Cathia gave the surprise performance of the knockouts with “Mr. Know-It-All,” and it was enough to take away a spot from Ryan Innes who we thought would have been a lock for the top 8. Cathiais is helped in that many Latin singers have already been eliminated, but we’re not sure that she is still memorable enough with the show’s core audience.

3. Josiah Hawley – We’re giving Josiah a slight edge over Cathia mostly due to screen time. He looks different than every other contestant, and since model types (men or women) have not necessarily fared too well on these shows, his work may be cut out for him in trying to establish an identity as a powerful vocalist first and foremost.

2. Vedo – The truth is that Usher may see something very similar to himself in Vedo, and unless the guy comes out and gives a terrible performance Monday, he could save him with the coach’s choice on Wednesday’s result show. We don’t necessarily think that he will win, but he will probably find a way to survive this live round.

1. Michelle Chamuel – Last season, Christina Aguilera made the awful decision to get rid of the quirky singer with a stellar stage presence in De’Borah, and her entire team slowly caved in after that. Let’s hope that Usher is not so crazy as to let go of Michelle. While she’s a different sort of singer than De’Borah, she has that same energy where it’s captivating to watch her perform. She’s more experienced than anyone else on this team, and that should be advantageous especially in the early rounds.

Do you have a favorite at the moment from Team Usher? Be sure to vote in the poll below, also click on the name of your favorite coach (Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira) to read our current rankings for their team.

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