Since Team Adam’s country boy has been in the Bottom Two both weeks since viewers have been allowed to vote, it’s only a matter of (very little) time before he giddy-up and rides off into the sunset.
9. Ashland Craft
Dubious song selections and recurrent jitters all but guarantee that sooner than later Team Miley’s would-be Gretchen Wilson will be singing “Delta Gone.”
8. Keisha Renee
The country-soul trail that Team Blake’s genre-bender is trying to blaze is turning out to be too narrow a lane to take her all the way to the finish line.
7. Shi’Ann Jones
We’d have put Team Jennifer’s green teen dead last on this list — she just isn’t ready to go pro — except that, mystifyingly, she’s thus far eluded the Bottom Two. Inexplicable but true.
6. Davon Fleming
Unless Team Jennifer’s R&B belter starts pulling out performances as stunning as his Playoffs rendition of his coach’s “I Am Changing,” the next time he’s involved in a shoe-throwing incident, he’ll be packing to go home.
5. Brooke Simpson
With Janice Freeman out (damn it!), powerhouse Brooke is, hands down, Team Miley’s best shot. But, since she isn’t creating the kinda audience hysteria that the contestant in the top spot is, that shot is probably a blank.
4. Noah Mac
While the win seems out of reach for Team Jennifer’s teenage dream, his combo of strong vocals and creative innovation is sure to take him to the finals — that is, provided he doesn’t do something foolish like cut his amazing hair!
3. Red Marlow
Mr. As Country as Cornbread may not be as charismatic as Adam Cunningham or Ashland Craft, but his old-school authenticity has struck the chord with viewers that neither of his genre rivals have managed to.
2. Addison Agen
Though Team Adam’s pitch-perfect wunderkind is at least as talented as the singer at No. 1, she hasn’t generated the same level of mania, making her the safest of bets for the runner-up slot.
1. Chloe Kohanski
Miley is destined to regret letting Blake steal Season 13’s eventual winner. The only thing more powerful than Chloe’s voice is her fiercely devoted fan base.