The Voice Season 4 (NBC) top five contestants perform Monday night in a two-hour episode. The series is getting down to the wire. It should be another great episode, with the contestants all wanting to make it to the final four.
While anything can happen, it appears as if Michelle Chamuel has a slight advantage over her competition because she became just the second contestant in Season 4 to earn the 10x vote multiplier when the second song she sang reached the iTunes Top 10.
Michelle hit the Top 10 and earned the 10x vote multiplier with her scintillating performance of Taylor Swift’s song, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” She even go to meet Swift while she was practicing for the show. Taylor told her she sang the sang very well during rehearsals, and gave Michelle a hug.
Michelle has yet to be in danger of elimination since the live playoffs began with the Top 16 several weeks ago.
Besides her excellent performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Swift, Chamuel also sang Keane’s song “Somewhere Only We Know.” She doesn’t have a lock on being in the final episode, but she has to be looked at as the odds-on favorite, at least for now.
Danielle Bradberry, 16, was the first one to earn the 10x vote multiplier the week before, with her rendition of Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” Though Danielle is just a high school sophomore, she has a very powerful voice and she also has a great chance of making it to the Top Four.
The Top Five contestants that have made it to tonight’s The Voice are the two I’ve already mentioned, Michelle Chamuel (Team Usher) and Danielle Bradberry (Team Blake Shelton); The Swon Brothers (Team Blake Shelton); Sasha Allen (Team Shakira); and Amber Carrington (Team Adam Levine).
Last week, two members of Team Blake were in danger of being eliminated. They were The Swon Brothers and Holly Tucker. Holly Hunter is the one who didn’t get enough of America’s votes to keep her in the running, so Blake had to bid her goodbye.
Still, Team Blake has an advantage over the other judges’ teams, as he has two contestants left to their one each.
I wouldn’t necessarily say that his team is dominating the competition, though, because The Swon Brothers barely made it to this week. The two songs they sang were Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee” and Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” (originally sung by Old Crow Medicine Show).
The Swon Brothers got a chance to return to their hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma for a short visit after the made it to the Top 5 last week. Though they were there for only a short time, they did get a chance to perform for their local fans. So many people showed up for their concert that some were even turned away.
However, they need to give their best performances yet and sing their hearts out tonight, or they are in very real danger of being the next ones eliminated from The Voice in tomorrow night’s episode.
The top five are performing tonight, so check them out and lend your favorites your support with your votes.
Written by: Douglas Cobb