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!