"The Voice" has announced its season 14 finalists, and don't look now but rookie coach Kelly Clarkson is in with a chance of winning in her very first season on the NBC singing competition. Team Kelly has one of the four finalists in pop artist Brynn Cartelli, and here are three reasons why Brynn could deliver the victory when "The Voice" season 14 concludes next week:
It might be her first season as a coach, but Kelly Clarkson has quickly won over viewers of "The Voice" with her sparkling personality and the way she can sass all the other coaches. Audiences have warmed to her incredibly quickly and that helps, because casual viewers who vote more for the coaches rather than the artists might be charmed enough to vote for Team Kelly. Plus, it's a great narrative: the new coach NBC has promoted all season long comes in and pulls off the upset victory? That's a great story, and one that voters might want to see become reality. Click the link above to see footage from Clarkson's first day and you'll see how even then she was winning people over.
2) Brynn is climbing her way up the iTunes charts
"Voice" fans know that iTunes is a huge component in declaring the winner. That's because every iTunes download counts as an extra vote, and if an artist's single makes it to the Top 10 on the iTunes Singles Chart, the show multiplies their total number of iTunes votes by ten! The multiplier isn't the end-all, be-all of "Voice" results but it makes a huge difference. Team Kelly's finalist Brynn Cartelli has been within the Top 10 for the last two weeks. She has the second-most iTunes Top 10 singles of any of the "Voice" season 14 artists with two; only Team Alicia's Britton Buchanan has more (with three).
3) She's got the power
Brynn's strength as a "Voice" contestant is being a powerful pop singer. She has the pipes to deliver a jaw-dropping performance, if Kelly picks out the right song that requires her to use her full vocal ability and is able to design a set around that which highlights it. All Brynn needs is one good number where she blows the doors off the Universal Studios Hollywood stage to floor the audience and gain a winning number of votes. Play the video at the top of this article to see her performance of "What The World Needs Now Is Love" and realize that's what she does with a quieter song; given a real ballad she could be unstoppable.
"The Voice" season 14 finale begins Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC. For more on Kelly Clarkson, visit her artist page at AXS.