Mama said knock you out, goes the L.L. Cool J classic — and that’s exactly what The Voice will aim to do when Knockout Rounds begin Monday (8/7c on NBC).
But as the Season 7 coaches — Pharrell, Gwen, Adam and Blake — prepare to whittle down their teams in head-to-head solo matchups, who’s got the momentum? After all, the Knockout proceedings will whittle each team from eight hopefuls to four (with one Steal added from an opposing coach’s roster) — and that means only 20 of the 32 current artists will proceed to the Live Playoffs.
We went back and re-assessed each of the 32 singers’ Blind Auditions and Battle Rounds performances — factoring in who got relegated to the dreaded montage treatment (sorry, Rebekah Samarin!) — then ranked each team’s eight-person roster from Most Likely to Advance (No. 1) to Most Likely to Become Cannon Fodder (No. 8).
Click through a gallery of our rankings below, then hit the comments and tell us which pre-Knockout predictions we’ve gotten right, where we went astray, and which teams and contestants you’re most excited about.