The Season 11 finale of ‘The Voice’ is quickly approaching, and with four artists still in the running, it could truly be anyone’s game based on the Dec. 12 finale performances. So, who do the prediction experts at our sister site think will come out on top? Find out here!
Thanks to consistently giving knock-your-block-off performances week to week, former child star, Billy Gilman, has 8/11 odds to pull off an official career comeback and win The Voice, according to Denton Davidson at predictions site Gold Derby. That’s a big lead over second place rival,We McDonald (5/1 odds), who was the early season fave, but then fell behind and now rallies due to a late surge of support among young Voice fans, especially women.
Since We is the only female crooner left standing, she could trigger an upset if there’s a vote split along gender lines, leaving her three male rivals (Billy, Sundance Head and Josh Gallagher) to sing the blues. Perhaps there’s a slight path to victory for Sundance, who comes in third place at 13/2 odds, but there’s less hope for Josh, who’s a long shot at 17/2 odds and barely made it into the Top 4 (he was Instantly Saved by America at the last minute).
The odds are based upon predictions by Gold Derby users, who invite HollywoodLife.com readers to add their picks so that final odds will reflect opinions of The Voice fans at both sites! Our mutual best predictor will be unveiled by Gold Derby next week after the champ is crowned on Dec. 13! Can YOU beat the other fans by achieving the top accuracy score? CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR PREDICTION!
Here’s Gold Derby’s take on how Season 11 will play out:
1) Billy Gilman — Team Adam Levine — Odds Of Winning, 8/11
Billy is the quintessential comeback story. The former child protege was a country star before he was even a teenager, but has since fallen on hard times within the industry. He is now proving that he will stop at nothing to show everyone he has what it takes to make it in the music world as an adult. His soaring ballads have performed consistently well on iTunes, including going straight to No. 1 this week with “I Surrender.” On top of that, he has nearly 59,000 Twitter followers, which is more than double everyone else in the competition, proving he has a fan base ready to make him the Season 11 champ.
2) We McDonald — Team Alicia Keys — Odds Of Winning, 5/1
This teenager was a frontrunner to win The Voice since we first saw her Blind Audition, “Feeling Good.” But since that strong start, McDonald has been somewhat inconsistent with her performances. She has also landed somewhere in the middle of the pack most weeks on the iTunes chart. But We has a secret weapon: the young vote. Those fans helped to boost her into the top three over other artists who performed significantly better on iTunes this week. She also has more Twitter followers than anyone but Billy.
3) Sundance Head — Team Blake Shelton — Odds Of Winning, 13/2
The soulful country singer has proven week after week that he can make any song his own and make any song a hit. Since the live shows began, Sundance has consistently led the way on iTunes charts, whether he was covering songs by Alicia Keys or The Judds. His likability factor is through the roof. We must also take into account how well country artists have done on The Voice. Blake is, after all, the most-crowned coach of the series. My skepticism for Sundance winning stems from Gallagher pulling away some of the country votes (Billy could do the same, for that matter). But Sundance could easily be Blake’s fifth champion!
4) Josh Gallagher — Team Adam Levine — Odds Of Winning, 17/2
Josh perhaps has more star potential post-competition than anyone on the series. His charm, good looks, stage presence and modern country sound are a Nashville record label’s dream. He had to battle his way into the finale by winning the final Instant Save of the season on Dec. 6, which means he is going into the finale as the lowest vote-getter. But don’t be surprised if he ultimately has the most successful career!
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win The Voice?