Predictions: Which Artist Will Win ‘The Voice’ Season 20?
The Voice Season 20 is coming to a close with the final five performing alongside music legends and familiar faces. Tell us: who do you want to win this season of The Voice?
All four teams are represented, with two artists for Blake Shelton. Ahead of the results, we’re here to tell you our predictions for who’s likely to win the season, who actually should win the season, and who could surprise everyone.
Who Will Win ‘The Voice’ Season 20?
Earlier this season, Shelton remarked that Kenzie Wheeler could win the entire competition — a prediction he later came to regret. Kenzie turned all four coaches’ chairs in his audition with “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley, but Kelly Clarkson blocked Shelton from getting the country singer on his team.
The 22-year-old certainly has viewers’ support as he moves into the finale. He was the audience choice for Team Kelly in both the Live Playoffs and the Semifinals. In recent years, country artists have been huge on The Voice, with Jake Hoot and Todd Tilghman taking home the trophy in Season 17 and 18.
Similarly, on American Idol, country crooner Chayce Beckham was recently named the winner. If the trend holds, Kenzie has a pretty good chance of winning it all. There’s no doubt he has an incredible voice that defies his youthful appearance. But while his specific sound might inspire country fans to vote in droves, he doesn’t necessarily have broad appeal.
Who SHOULD Win This Season?
While Kenzie might end up getting the most votes, Team Blake star Cam Anthony is some tough competition. Shelton has predicted that Cam will be a “superstar,” and he’s certainly shown that he deserves the winner’s title during his time on The Voice.
Cam turned three chairs in his audition and has been an unlikely but highly valued member of Team Blake. His performance of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men in the Semifinals was a showstopper, showcasing his strong voice with minimal instrumentation.
He’s up against fellow Team Blake artist Jordan Matthew Young, but we’re not too worried about them splitting the vote. Not only do they have very different sounds, but Jordan got through the last two rounds via the judge’s choice and Instant Save — whereas Cam was voted straight through by viewers.
Cam may only be 19, but he’s been singing for years, and he has plenty of stage experience. He’s covered a variety of artists, from Nina Simone to Hozier. We’re prepared for him to be the Season 20 runner-up, but we’d be thrilled to see him take home the trophy.
Who Could Be the Dark Horse to Win It All?
Don’t count out Team Nick’s Rachel Mac just yet. Coach Nick Jonas himself described the one-chair-turn as his “dark horse,” and she certainly has the qualities of a winner — at least based on how things have gone in past seasons.
Rachel is the youngest artist in the competition, at 16. While she may not be as experienced as her competitors, that hasn’t held voters back in the past. Just last season, 15-year-old Carter Rubin won the show on Team Gwen. Previously, Team Kelly contestants Brynn Cartelli and Chevel Shepherd won at ages 15 and 16, respectively.
The only female artist in the Top 5 could also bridge the gap between fans of Kenzie and Cam. She has a folk-pop sound with country influences, and has covered everyone from Elton John to Jewel during her time on the show. Her performance of Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow” was a highlight of the Live Playoffs. She may not be the frontrunner, but we’re keeping our eye on her.