NBC's The Voice is eliminating two artists Tuesday night while eight will make it to the semifinals - so who do you think will be going home?
The competition on The Voice is heating up, with the Top 10 set to become the Top 8 by the end of Tuesday night. The artists performed Monday and clearly had an impact on the viewing audience, with a whopping five artists making it into the iTunes top 10 - giving them each a 5x multiplier. The artists that benefited from this included Sundance Head (who reached no. 1), Brendan Fletcher (#2), Billy Gilman (#4), Christian Cuevas (#6) and Wé McDonald (#9).
Therefore, it is safe to assume that all five will be safe and moving on to the semifinals, barring some freak circumstance. That leaves five artists more likely to be on the chopping block, with three having to compete for the Instant Save and only one surviving.
Who do you think will be going home tonight on The Voice? Let's assess each artist who might be in danger:
Ali Caldwell (Team Miley)
Ali performed last during Monday night's show, pulling off a show-stopping performance of Harry Nilsson's "Without You". Yet even with that prime performance spot and diva ownage, she was not able to crack the top 10. However, she did peak at no. 14, suggesting that there will likely be enough support to make it through to the semifinals at least.
Austin Allsup (Team Blake)
Austin went for a different vibe for his performance this week, singing '80s ballad "Missing You" by John Waite. While he did crack the top 50 on iTunes, the more emotional approach clearly didn't resonate with viewers as much as others. Austin hasn't been an undeniable frontrunner despite his strength as a vocalist, so he could face the chopping block, but we think he will squeak through in the end.
Josh Gallagher (Team Adam)
Josh has survived through the competition as a country artist even though he isn't on Team Blake - a rare feat. He has a more modern approach to his music style, and performed another recent hit, Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man", on Monday night's show. Josh peaked at no. 40 on the iTunes chart which is a decent showing, but The Voice audience has a love for country music on this show that spans several seasons, so he should really be doing better. He may join the two virtual guarantees for the bottom three.
Courtney Harrell (Team Blake)
Courtney sang Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" in the performance show. She has yet to make much impact on the general audience despite making it to this point in the competition, with all of her songs failing to reach those coveted heights on the iTunes charts. And with "If I Could Turn Back Time", she placed dead last among all of Monday night's songs and it's not even close - peaking at no. 156, which is 86 spots behind the second-lowest artist. Courtney's placement in the bottom 3 is a virtual guarantee.
Aaron Gibson (Team Miley)
Aaron has had a rough go of the live shows, having to sing for his life not once, but twice. Luckily, America voted him through and gave him the Instant Save these past two weeks. He sang a low-key version of Elton John's "Rocket Man" this week and peaked at no. 70 on iTunes. While America as clearly liked Aaron enough to keep saving him at the very last minute, it seems he hasn't ignited that passion to compete with the other artists. Like Courtney, a bottom three slot is almost assured.
Ultimately, we believe Aaron, Courtney and Josh will make up the bottom three, with Josh being saved by America. But what do you think?
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.