By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com
If you have not had the chance to read part one of my countdown, click here: http://jakes-take.com/2014/02/the-top-20-voice-contestants-part-one/)
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With The Voice returning tomorrow night, here are the 10 best artists that the show has discovered in the past five seasons!
10. Midas Whale, Season Four
Jon Peter Lewis and Ryan Hayes brought a new kind of sound to The Voice’s fourth season: Folk rock. The Utah duo blew all four judges away with their cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and teamed up with Patrick Dodd in one of the season’s best battles when they tackled the King’s “Burning Love.” While they were eliminated in the Knockouts, Midas Whale will go down in Voice history as one of the best duos that has ever participated on The Voice.
9. Kim Yarbrough, Season Two
From the first few notes of “Tell Me Something Good,” I knew that Kim Yarbrough cemented her place as the sophomore season’s resident powerhouse. Every time, she hit the stage…Kim showcased her impeccable vocals as she tackled some of today’s biggest songs: “No More Drama,” “Rolling in the Deep” & “Spotlight.” She also showcased that anyone could bring their dreams to life.
8. Dia Frampton, Season One
Before Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery made their respective appearances on the show, Dia Frampton was the first girl to win the “God Gave Me You” singer’s heart. Since she performed “Bubbly” on the show, her fanbase grew due to her incredible personality and her stunning vocals on “Heartless” and “Losing My Religion.” I also strongly believe that Dia was also the show’s first breakout artist.
7. Amber Carrington, Season Four
The Voice’s fourth season showcased the battle of future country starlets. However, the starlet that shined the brightest was Team Adam’s Amber Carrington. I was amongst the countless fans that loved following Amber’s journey. Her best vocal performances on the show: “Stay,” “Skyfall” and “I Remember You” are definite lock-ins for potential Voice Hall of Fame entries. I hope we get to hear new music from her soon.
6. Will Champlin, Season Five
Little did Will Champlin know when he first auditioned with “Not Over You,” he would exit the competition as the true people’s champion. Despite losing both his Battle and Knockout Rounds, he took those learning experiences and infused them in home-run performances such as “At Last” and “Carry On.” Because of his superb vocals and fierce determination, I think that Will was Adam’s best male contestant from the first five seasons.
5. Tessanne Chin, Season Five
Our recently crowned champion could be the best winner The Voice has ever discovered. Since her show-stopping Blind Audition, there was no artist that could match her astonishing vocals. Watch her performances of “Redemption Song,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and her victorious “I Have Nothing” and you will see why she could crowned the Queen of the Voice Champions.
4. Frenchie Davis, Season One
Team Xtina’s resident powerhouse singer blazed a trail for strong vocalists to audition for the show. She took audiences to church with her interpretations of “I Kissed A Girl,” “When Love Takes Over” and “Like A Prayer.” She will always be remembered as the most empowering contestant in the show’s first five seasons.
3. Chris Mann, Season Two
If future contestants need a guide on how to successfully make it to the finale, they should watch Chris Mann’s performances. Since his Blind Audition, Chris showed that classical crossover singers can not only succeed on this show, but can defy expectations with their song choices. Chris blew the crowd away with his covers of “Viva La Vida” and “You Raise Me Up.”
2. Amanda Brown, Season Three
A lot of fans have voiced on the Internet that Amanda Brown should have won the show’s third season. The Team Adam superstar delivered outstanding performances that ranged from amazing showstoppers including “Dream On” and “Here I Go Again” to emotional reflection pieces like “Stars.” But Amanda was not the first female rocker to set the standard….
1. Juliet Simms, Season Two
As CeeLo heads into the sunset, he left a legacy of introducing Americans to incredible talent. One of his best discoveries was Juliet Simms! I have never seen an artist sing with so much conviction that oozed out so much…vocal sexiness. Juliet’s outstanding performances of “Oh! Darling,” “Roxanne” and “It’s A Man’s World” are Voice Hall of Fame material and are why she is the best artist that the Voice discovered!
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