The Voice: Pre-Battle Rounds Rankings for Each Season 9 Team

Now there are 48.

But when The Voice‘s Season 9 Battle Rounds are finished — the number of contestants will be slashed in half (with eight lucky hopefuls getting second chances via The Steal).

In advance of the Thunderdome-style duets about to be conducted on NBC’s reality-singing juggernaut, we took the liberty of ranking each team’s 12-person lineup based on the strength of Blind Auditions (and, yeah, pre-performance packages).

Who’s looking like a future Sawyer Fredericks or Tessanne Chin — and who’s looking like cannon fodder?

Check out the gallery below — or click here for direct access – then share your predictions in the comments!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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11 Comments
  1. DL says:

    Don’t really get the extreme excitement for Amy Vachal. She was good, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve certainly heard her style and tone from other singers before. And she still has to prove whether her pipes can stand up to some of the powerhouse vocalists on the show. Definitely one to watch, but surprised she’s being placed at the front of the pack. I’d put her solidly in the middle.

  2. Christian says:

    It kinda sucks for the people ranked below the montaged contestants. Basically Sleazak is saying he would rather listen to nothing than to listen to their performances again.

  3. Timmah says:

    1. Jordan Smith

    2-32 everyone else

  4. hayes says:

    Ellie Lawrence is awesome, but her “A+ reimagining” was a cover of Elle Eyre’s version, so it wasn’t that original.

  5. Ginger Snap says:

    Which performances do I remember?

    Shelby Brown
    Ellie Lawrence
    Amy Vachal

    That’s how underwhelmed I am by this season’s performances.

    It’s gonna be Thanksgiving before I’ll be able to get invested in this season.

  6. Florence+TheMachineRules!!! :) #MariahSlays says:

    My favorites at the moment are Shelby, Jordan, Ellie, Regina, Mark, Ivonne, Siahna, Kota, Amy, and Andi & Alex.

  7. Pat Smith says:

    Barrett Baker impressed me more than any other contestant. He seemed seasoned, professional, a sure winner.

  8. Ros says:

    1. @Christian, thats not necessarily true, considering motaged contestants have a iTunes recordings available. i hat montages in general though…hope they stop with those from now on

  9. Ros says:

    Slezak, i think Davis has much more potential than you give her credit for… She has q nuiqe tone, amazing emotion, and knows how to interpret a song..

  10. What did Adam do to his hair? LOL