Twice in the last month, The Voice‘s Jordan Smith has knocked Adele off the top of the iTunes Top 200 singles chart. So you can’t blame his three remaining rivals if they’re heading into the Season 9 performance finale (tonight, 8/7c on NBC) feeling like they’re trying to slay a dragon armed with butter knives and wooden spoons.
Of course, as the old saying goes, it ain’t over ’til the confetti drops from the ceiling and Carson Daly screams the winner’s name like he’s Oprah giving away 500 free cars. And as Voice aficionados know all too well, a contestant is only as strong as his or her last performance.
That’s why I’ve put together a gallery running down the strengths and weaknesses of the Top 4 — Emily Ann Roberts, Jeffery Austin, Barrett Baber and the aforementioned Adele-slayer — along with links to their best performances and their odds of winning.
Check out the gallery below for my Season 9 assessment — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments with your own thoughts and predictions.