There are 24 (yes, 24!) finalists heading into the live shows of "The Voice." That's far too many. Here are our picks for who will be cut and who has a chance of sticking around until the end.
First Impressions: His name is Pip. We want to hate just for that alone (well, that and the stupid suspenders he insists on wearing), but the judges seem to like him thus far.
Odds of Winning: 40 to 1. Who is going to pick up the phone for a dude named Pip? He would've been better off auditioning for "The Glee Project."
First Impressions: Because the judges keep comparing her to Adele (mostly because of her blond hair and curvy figure), that's probably the thing that sticks most with us. We just can't unsee it now. She's got a solid voice, and we're sure glad she's not stuck in that depressing-looking cubicle anymore.
Odds of Winning: 9 to 1. She has a very current, radio-friendly voice and doesn't seem obnoxious, so if she continues hitting those big notes, she should be fine.
First Impressions: He's from "The Mickey Mouse Club" in case you, like Blake, missed that the hundred or so times they've mentioned it.
Odds of Winning: 13 to 1. We'd like him to go far because it has to suck to be the "MMC" member who isn't Xtina or Justin Timberlake or Britney, but his voice lacks any originality. Once the novelty of teasing Christina about his past wears off, he's out.
First Impressions: She's the fantastic older woman whom Adam called Chaka Khan. She has a big, well-rehearsed voice, and her experience clearly shows.
Odds of Winning: 18 to 1. Despite her fantastic voice, the older gals seem to have a hard time getting audience support on these types of shows. Perhaps someone can give her lessons in social networking?
First Impressions: She opted out of nursing school to do this show, with a particularly whiny voice and an obsession with runs. She was recently compared to Christina, but she really lacks Xtina's chops.
Odds of Winning: 40 to 1. She'll have to study pre-med instead, like her family wants her to do.
First Impressions: She's likable enough (even with her awful cry face), but her voice with its country twang is nothing special. Unless Alanis Morrisette can help her unleash her inner "Bertha" belt on a regular basis.
Odds of Winning: 30 to 1. She might want to start working on her exit tears now, so she doesn't embarrass herself on TV again.
First Impressions: Oh Erin, we sadly know her best not for her voice but because her dad was ill during her auditions, and died after the taping.
Odds of Winning: 25 to 1. She seems like a lovely girl, but we were so swept up in her emotional saga that her singing became secondary.
First Impressions: He was Alicia Keys' backup singer, and you can tell this dude is professional.
Odds of Winning: 2 to 1. Gorgeous voice and a catchy gimmick. He is the one to beat.
First Impressions: She's the little blond Miranda Lambert superfan, and she has a voice but is far too nervous to use it.
Odds of Winning: 70 to 1. She can't sing that well and her voice cracks all the time, but she's cute as a button. All the coaching in the world from Blake or his wife isn't going to cure her nerves.
First Impressions: She's kind of funky, and Blake deems her a "rocker." She did a lovely version of "Baby I'm Amazed" for her blind audition, but lost us when she spent all of "Ironic" screaming.
Odds of Winning: 20 to 1. Blake wanted a rocker and, in his mind, she's probably the closest thing he could find. She's good, but not great.
First Impressions: The spunky gal came back from having her jaw deteriorate to being quite the outspoken performer. She's down with booty-popping, growling, and anything else that can get her attention.
Odds of Winning: 26 to 1. We're not sure the world is ready for this Jersey girl, but she'll be fun while she lasts.
First Impressions: She's the funky street performer who really wowed the judges with her laid-back reggae flavor.
Odds of Winning: 9 to 1. She has a strong voice, and as long as a fashion consultant can teach her how to properly accessorize so she doesn't look like Aria Montgomery from "Pretty Little Liars," she'll do well.
TEAM CEE LO
First Impressions: She's strikingly beautiful and has a tendency to wear very little onstage, hence the reason she's solidly on Team Cee Lo. But she can't really hold a tune. She's like one of those women who sing on "The Bachelor" and the guy just applauds because of her blinding smile.
Odds of Winning: 50 to 1. Unless Cee Lo has about a million fake Facebook accounts that he can use to rig the voting, she's pretty much a goner.
First Impressions: She dresses like Juliette Lewis, has an enormous voice and eclectic taste, and works her sex appeal.
Odds of Winning: 12 to 1. There's something awkwardly appealing about her, even when she's being irritating. We don't love the sound of her voice, but Cee Lo might be able to work wonders with this indie rocker.
First Impressions: We always forget that she exists until she's onstage. Perhaps it's because she constantly looks bored and on the verge of catatonia.
Odds of Winning: 90 to 1. Snooze… Is she gone yet?
First Impressions: He's Cee Lo's biggest fan and was honored that his idol chose him. He's also an HIV-positive former drug addict with an inspiring outlook on life and a fantastic voice.
Odds of Winning: 8 to 1. He might not be as famous as someone from Broadway or "The Mickey Mouse Club," but he could win people over.
First Impressions: Maybe, just maybe, if he cut his greasy hair and got rid of the stupid headband, we could actually pay attention to his vocal abilities -- or lack thereof. He has that young, squeaky boy-band voice that lacks appeal to listeners over the age of 25.
Odds of Winning: 15 to 1. We hate him, but if tweens are doing the voting, he might stand a chance.
First Impressions: He's known for his work on Broadway shows such as "American Idiot," "Rent," and "Jesus Christ Superstar." He also starred in Queen's "We Will Rock You" musical. He already has a loyal built-in fan base and a powerhouse voice.
Odds of Winning: 4 to 1. His biggest downfall might be appealing to people who don't know and love him from his early work. People might be intimidated by his angry singing style.
First Impressions: She's cute and young and wants to help the world by volunteering at food drives. But her voice is extremely pitchy and she's far too introverted to make an impression.
Odds of Winning: 60 to 1. Without the help of major Auto-Tune, she's screwed.
First Impressions: He auditioned with "A Song for You," and this formerly homeless single dad sounded about a million times better than Heejun Han did on "Idol," resulting in all four judges spinning around their chairs for him.
Odds of Winning: 7 to 1. He's not the most obvious choice, but he's definitely a contender.
First Impressions: He seems like a remarkably annoying person to be around, perhaps because of his obsessive perfectionism. But he has a powerful operatic voice to back up his irritating tendencies, and dealing with him is Christina's problem, not ours.
Odds of Winning: 11 to 1. Sounding like Josh Groban may not be a bad thing in a competition in which moms can vote.
First Impressions: She jumped off the stage and sang with Christina during her blind audition round, which annoyed us.
Odds of Winning: 30 to 1. Her vocal style is utterly forgettable, like a glorified wedding singer, and that's not something you want when you are trying to garner votes.
First Impressions: She did a whispery version of a Trey Songz tune that stood out, and we really like her breathy voice.
Odds of Winning: 6 to 1. We're already in love with her awkward self, as long as she keeps delivering unique versions of songs.
First Impressions: He's a hip-hop emcee on a singing show. We love hip-hop, but this isn't exactly the best venue to showcase that particular ability. Might we instead suggest "America's Got Talent"?
Odds of Winning: 75 to 1. Remember Astro from "X Factor"? Neither does 95 percent of America. Moses will face a similar fate when people remember this show is about singing.
"The Voice" airs Mondays at 8 PM and Tuesdays at 9 PM on NBC.
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