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Ranking the Top 11 on The Voice

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The Top 11 on The Voice include (from left) Shane Q, Joana Martinez, Myracle Holloway, Rose Short, Will Breman, Marybeth Byrd, Jake Hoot, Hello Sunday, Katie Kadan, Kat Hammock, Ricky Duran. (NBC {Photo)

The Top 11 on The Voice include (from left) Shane Q, Joana Martinez, Myracle Holloway, Rose Short, Will Breman, Marybeth Byrd, Jake Hoot, Hello Sunday, Katie Kadan, Kat Hammock, Ricky Duran. (NBC {Photo)

 

The Top 11 on The Voice will sing songs suggested by their fans when they return to the stage Monday night.

But the best news of all for the Top 11: This is a single-elimination week, meaning only one singer heads home Tuesday night.

And that means the bottom two will sing for this week’s instant save.

Here are my rankings for The Voice Top 11.

1. Katie Kadan (Team Legend) (1): Her Monday night performance wasn’t the night’s best, but it was close. And she topped everyone on Apple Music, an indication of strong fan support. It’ll be an upset if she isn’t in the finals.

2. Jake Hoot (Team Kelly) (2): His Apple Music streaming victory is another sign of what I predicted a week ago. He’s likely bound for the finals as well. In fact, he might become the first one-chair turn ever to win The Voice.

3. Marybeth Bryd (Team Legend) (6): The combination of a great song choice and an emotional performance made Marybeth the most memorable performer Monday night. And it’s not like that’s the first time she’s delivered stellar vocals.

4. Rose Short (Team Gwen) (3): Given the final performance spot Monday, I expected Rose to bring the house down with a fiery performance that showed off all her vocal firepower. She did the latter, but stayed firmly planted at center stage in what I thought was a bit of a wasted opportunity.

5. Ricky Duran (Team Blake) (5): When I looked down the list of the remaining members of the Top 11 and ask myself who can be counted on to turn in a solid performance week in and week out, this former four-chair turn heads the pack.

6. Kat Hammock (Team Blake) (8): Singing a traditional Irish folk song on a double-elimination night was a risk for Kat. It turned out to be a risk that paid dividends. I wouldn’t call her deadly, as Blake did. I would call her a dark horse in Season 16.

7. Hello Sunday (Team Kelly) (13): They might not have been vocally perfect Monday night, but they certainly energized the show on another night of mostly tepid song choices. Fans are likely to reward that type of fearlessness, especially when it comes from two 14-year olds.

8. Will Breman (Team Legend) (11): My favorite part of Tuesday’s results show came when Will was announced safe, embraced John Legend and said “that was so scary, man.” And he dedicated his Monday performance to his mom. How can you not root for this guy?

9. Myracle Holloway (Team Gwen) (12): In the early rounds, all the coaches raved about the emotion Myracle brought to her performance and the wonderful ache in her voice. Could we please have a song that plays to those strengths?

10. Joana Martinez (Team Gwen) (7): This week’s close call should energize Joana’s fans, the same way they reacted when she needed the instant save on Tuesday. I understand the reasons behind the Gloria Estefan song choice, but I’d like to see the youngest soloist on the show sing something new and fun.

11. Shane Q (Team Kelly) (10): The first two times Shane went country on The Voice, he sounded great. Monday night? Not so much. He needs to rebound in a big way.

See also …
Song by song grades for the Top 13
Apple Music results for the Top 13

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