“The Voice” promotional photo. Source: http://www.wetpaint.com/the-voice/gallery/2014-04-16-season-6-top-12-artists/photo/2014-04-16-josh-kaufman
With the Top 10 revealed and the fate in the audience’s hands, there is not much speculation as to who will be crowned “The Voice” this round.
Christina Grimmie, a YouTube star, auditioned for “The Voice” this season with a controlled, yet powerful take on Miley’s hit song “Wrecking Ball.” Her performance caught the attention of all four judges, but despite Usher’s shouts of encouragement, Grimmie chose Adam Levine as her coach. It was her first great step towards winning it all this season. Here is why my money is on Grimmie.
1. She chose Adam Levine (a.k.a. pop superstar and winner extraordinaire) as her coach.
Adam practically mass produces competition winners. He won two of the five competitions, while Blake Shelton won the other three. The odds are good that Grimmie will take the sixth spot.
2. Two and a half million people would buy tickets to see Grimmie in concert.
Still from Grimmie’s YouTube video.
That’s right: the girl has two and a half million subscribers to her YouTube channel, to which she has uploaded cover videos for several years. That said, the majority of her performances on “The Voice” top two million views, so her fan base is quite consistent. She has already amassed a committed and huge following over the years, just through YouTube and not commercial success.
3. Everything would work for her.
Album cover. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Find_Me_(Christina_Grimmie_EP)
Grimmie released an indie album entitled Find Me in 2011 which debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200 chart nationally. It ranked significantly higher on the Independent Album list, as it had less competition. She has made music videos, created a following, opened for fellow teen star Selena Gomez on tour, has a second album that debuted last summer, and already has an image that is completely marketable – punky, zesty, girly and powerful. Finding a “persona” has been consistently difficult for now-independent contestants on “The Voice,” but Grimmie already possesses the look she would need to sell albums and does not have to change to suit the needs of a label. Literally all “The Voice” is is a few weeks of voting by her loyal fans, a chance to perform on television and gain even more exposure, and a guaranteed record deal at the end of it all. If she wants the record deal and is already “perfect” in regards to commercial management, winning would be well-suited for her.
4. This note. Or you could just watch the full performance from Monday night below.
Although I am an avid “The Voice” fan, since the Blake Shelton “three-peat” I have not been keeping my eyes on the show. Even still, I know who is going to win. Now it’s your turn to answer: is Grimmie destined to win “The Voice?” Comment below with your thoughts.
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