The Voice top 6 was revealed this week, with followers of the singing competition saying it may be the most talented group of finalists ever assembled.
Though there are six singers left, only three coaches are represented. The strange situation came about thanks to Adam Levine, who scored three singers in the top 6.
On Tuesday’s episode, the bottom three was revealed to be Blake Shelton’s Ray Boudreaux, Christina Aguilera’s Matthew Schuler and Green’s Caroline Pennell.
Schuler was a particular surprise, especially after he turned in a well-received rendition of “Hallelujah” a few weeks back that seemed to put him among the frontrunners.
“I’m surprised Matthew didn’t make it — I’m shocked,” Levine said.
In the end it was Boudreaux and Pennell who were sent home, meaning Cee Lo Green didn’t put any singers through to The Voice top 6.
Here are the singers who make up The Voice top 6:
1. Will Champlin — Team Adam
2. Tessanne Chin — Team Adam
3. James Wolpert — Team Adam
4. Matthew Schuler — Team Christina
5. Jacquie Lee — Team Christina
6. Cole Vosbury — Team Blake
It is difficult to pick a frontrunner out of The Voice top 6, as all have been impressive at times.
Huffington Post editor Ashley Woods thinks this year’s group of singers could be the best any talent competition has ever assembled.
“Talent-wise, I think this is one of the strongest stable of contestants The Voice or any American singing show has ever produced. They are stylistically diverse, devoutly professional (check out my post on “The Voice” singers before they were famous) and altogether lovable. I’d like to see every one of these eight singers make an album. They just seem genuine in a way I didn’t always feel with contestants from previous seasons.”
The Voice top 6 will now to start whittle its way down over the course of the next three weeks leading up to the finale on December 17. The final live performances for viewer votes will take place December 16.