Question: Does The Voice‘s current Top 20 represent the NBC singing competition’s strongest, deepest field of all-time ever (AKA in eight seasons)?
Answer: Oh hells yeah!
Still, going into this week’s Live Playoffs (tonight and Tuesday, 8/7c) with more than a dozen contestants sporting a legitimate chance to inherit Craig Wayne Boyd’s crown, tension levels about which eight hopefuls will be sent to the guillotine on Wednesday’s results telecast are running higher than ever.
To help find some predictability in a sea of uncertainty, we’ve reviewed the Top 20’s performances from the Blinds, Battles and Knockouts to come up with a predictable pecking order — along with a rundown of each singer’s potential strengths and weaknesses.
So click through the gallery below for our take — then hit the comments to tell us where we got it right, where we were dead wrong and who’s got your pre-Live Playoffs support to be the Season 8 champ!