‘The Voice’ Preview: Celebuzz Sizes up Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s Teams

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On Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice, the contenders on Team Christina Aguilera and Team Cee Lo Green will take the stage for their chance at making it into the Top 12 questions.

On Monday Night, Amanda Brown, from Team Adam, and Julio Cesar Castillo, from Team Blake gave rousing performances, which brought both the audience and the judges to their feet. And with only three singers from each team making it to the next round of the live playoffs (two as voted on by the viewers, one coach’s save), there are some tough decisions to be made.

With the first elimination voted on by America set for Thursday, Celebuzz is ranking the live performances so far and predicting who we think will move into the Top 12 from Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton.

Here are our predictions so far:

Team Adam

We’d be extremely surprised if Amanda Brown didn’t make it to the Top 12 after Monday’s amazing performance of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” Adam Levine made the steal of the season scooping up the back up singer from Cee Lo Green in the battles. Our next guess would be Bryan Keith who sounded excellent performing Goo Goo Doll’s “Iris.” His raspy tone and coolness makes him a great fit for the next group of finalists.

The big question for Team Adam is who will be the third singer to move on?

For us, it’s really between Joselyn Rivera and Melanie Martinez. Both girls are incredible, but very different. We could see Rivera going far because of her amazing pipes and overall appeal while Martinez is so unique and different that Levine could definitely choose her if she isn’t saved by America. Unfortunately for Loren Allred, we believe she is going home.

Team Blake

Our No. 1 on Blake Shelton’s team is Terry McDermott. His voice has been perfect throughout the competition. That, coupled with the song choice of one of America’s most loved songs, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” is sure to secure him a spot in the Top 12.

We’d also like to see Shelton’s dream come true by country singer Liz Davis continuing on. She gave a solid performance of Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” on Monday and made her coach proud.

Though Castillo received a standing ovation for his performance of the traditional Mariachi tune, “El Rey,” we don’t think it will be enough to get him into the Top 12.

So that leaves teenage radio host Michaela Paige and Cassadee Pope. While Paige is fantastic, we have to go with Pope here. The former Hey Monday lead singer seems to have a good fan base behind her given the screams from the audience after she performed Avril Lavigne’s “My Happy Ending.” Though her performance could have been better, we think her fans alone and Blake’s love for her will get her through.

Team Christina and Team Cee Lo will take the stage Wednesday.

The Voice live playoffs continue Wednesday at 8 PM with eliminations on Thursday at 8 PM on NBC.

Do you agree with our predictions? Sound off in the comments below!

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