With 5 Battles left, this is where we stand 🙂
Cali Jones-lesbian, kickboxing country hopeful; knocked out Elliemae in a montaged battle
Corey Jackson-Unceremoniously dumped from the show after a close loss to Zach Bridges. In another season would've been a definite candidate for a Coach's bring back artist
Elliemae-Young folk country singer from Idaho. Forced to immediately go back to work on the family dairy farm after her loss to Cali in the battles
Joana Martinez-Cue a million, "I can't believe your only 15's!". Smoky voiced, Miami teen probably made a shrewd decision joining Team Blake. Survived a poor song fit (High Hopes) to advance to the Knockouts
Jordan Chase-19 year old, long haired southern soul singer displaced by Hurricane Katrina
Josie Jones-traditional country teen from small town Alabama. Lost to Kat (and was not saved or stolen) in a somewhat surprising turn of events. Now has to go back to her Ag and Welding focused high school, graduate & then come to Nashville according to Darius Rucker
Kat Hammock-wispy voiced teen in the Dia Frampton lane. Eliminated Josie by playing to her strengths on "Take Me Home Country Roads", a song that wildly favored her going into the battle
Marina Chello (SAVED by Team Blake)-once upon time P Diddy, Bad Boy Entertainment signee that went nowhere. Keeps her musical comeback hopes alive for (probably just) one more round after losing to Ricky Duran in her battle
Matthew McQueen-Couldn't stand the thought of losing to a 15 year old. Immediately lost to said 15 year old.
Ricky Braddy-Once upon a time American Idol contestant, Recently out of the closet thanks to a supportive BF
Ricky Duran-Has the sob story double with father's suicide and mother's death from illness. Impressive schnoz in profile, solid (but not spectacular IMO) singer who also shrewdly (or stupidly...time will tell) picked Blake
Zach Bridges-Blake wannabe, did Ol' Red to coerce a turn. Won a questionable battle against Corey Jackson to move on to the KO round. Still thinking (the collective) We probably needs one more VA Hospital X-Ray Technician a little bit more than one more mediocre country singer in Nashville
Brennen Henson-21 year old who auditioned partially to give his hometown of Flint, Michigan some positivity. Indie/Alternative sounds seems a good fit with Gwen
Calvin Lockett-smooth singing R&B artist, struggled between his Gospel background and singing secular music before auditioning for the Voice
Caroline Reilly (new)-Gwen finally got her pretty, teen, (70s rock?) princess. If the show is to be believed, she got the very last of the 48 spots.
Destiny Rayne (STOLEN from Team Legend)-Florida singer impressively held her own against Katie Kadan's monster voice earning a Steal from Gwen and an attempted steal from Blake
Elize Azkoul-Vocal coach from Atlanta was slayed by the Myracle. Not saved or stolen either
Jake Haldenvang-long haired rocker
Jessie Lawrence (Inexplicably SAVED by Team Gwen)-How is this dude still here? Deservedly lost an "I Can't Feel My Face" battle w/ Rose and yet lives to sing another day
Kyndal Inskeep-Kyndal and her very Maren Morris-esque voice slayed on Morris's "I Could Use a Love Song" to beat back James Violet and stay on Team Gwen
Myracle Holloway-At 44, I think our oldest competitor. Battled back from substance abuse issues to give the Voice a shot, and pretty easily defeated Elize in her battle
Rose Short-couldn't get John Legend to turn on his own song, did get a turn from Gwen though. After dealing w/ wardrobe concerns, she easily knocked off Jessie Lawrence on the Weekend's smash hit
Royce Lovett-Reggae/R&B fusion artist seemed tailor-made for Team Gwen from the first few notes..Bob Marley exhibition in the Battle against
Dane & Stephanie-Got praised out the wazoo, still lost to Marybeth and received no save/steal to keep their pretty harmonies in the competition
Jared Herzog-Total fodder for Team John w/ a hot girlfriend and a very tenuous connection to former Voice winner Jordan Smith. Immediately eliminated against Will Breman
Katie Kadan-Monster voice carried the day in Tiny Dancer battle with Destiny
Khalea Lynee-Another Florida person. Unsurprising that this 36 year old WOMAN came out victorious versus a 16 year old girl singing a sexy sassy song about claiming a man
Marybeth Byrd-4 chair turn (w/ a Blake being blocked by Kelly), pretty spot on rendition of Angel of Montgomery
Matthew New-Starting a family at 18 postponed dreams of a music career until recently. Adorable sons and wife helped him make the terrible John Legend decision that ended in a montaged battle loss
Max Boyle-Who? Well, Mr. Who won a battle round. Kudos to him, I guess
Mendeleyev-true hippie spawn (with like 10 middle names to prove it), very interesting voice with serious control over his low register
Preston Howell-14 year old crooner (Isn't there always?) from Miami
Will Breman-defeated Jared in a battle of fodder on Team Legend
Zoe Upkins-(SAVED by Team Legend)-Precocious teen did well despite singing a song on Khalea's turf. Got John's save, could've been stolen by Kelly or Gwen
Alex Guthrie-one of the plethora of WGWG's this season. From what I recall, felt freeflowing and loose...like a jam band singer. Took down Injoy on Marc Broussard's Home (A great Voice song IMO)
Brennan Lassiter-on first glance, a pretty country princess. But her voice has some edge and weight to it.
Brooke Stephenson-This season's Lauren Duski. Mature beyond her years, not flashy but someone who could be around for a while
Damali-Military high school kid has to be one of the 2 or 3 most least deserving turns of the season. Thanks, Kelly. Bizarrely got Kelly's pick against actual contender Brooke Stephenson in a suspiciously montaged battle. Thanks again, Kelly.
Gracee Shrivers-With Blake's team full, Kelly lucked into a 16 year old with a deep and rich country voice for her final contestant. Won a montaged battle against Brennan
Hello Sunday-27 year old (combined) duo, a little bit of all over the place manic energy. If it could be harnessed, they might be factor on Kelly's team
Injoy Fountain- A questionable loss to Alex in her battle with no steal or save to bail her out. Why let America have the fun of eliminating the larger, older African-American female contestant with a powerhouse voice this season when the judges can do it for themselves in the battles or KOs lol
Jake Hoot-Stepped up multiple levels to defeat Steve on a Willie Nelson classic
Kiara Brown (STOLEN by Team Kelly)-
Laura Hall-7th time auditioning was a charm for this former college soccer player and daughter of Honduran immigrants
Melinda Rodriguez (SAVED by Team Kelly)-One half of an awesome battle duet with Shane Q. No surprise she stayed with Kelly when she had the chance..
Shane Q-visually a reminder of the late stand-up comic Ralphie May (r.i.p.). Maybe just barely edged out Melinda on a Sam Smith song that was in his wheelhouse. Definitely a frontrunner on Team Kelly.
Steve Knill-37 year old was 1-and-done after being eliminated by Jake Hoot on a song that probably hamstrung his maximilist inclinations when it comes to runs and melisma