With "The Voice" season 13 winner due to be announced on Tuesday, music fans shouldn't sleep on Miley Cyrus. Cyrus is only in her first season coaching on the NBC singing competition, but she was able to get Brooke Simpson to the finals. And while it's not yet clear if she'll be coming back (as she's being replaced for "The Voice" season 14), Cyrus could leave the show as a winner. Here's why Team Miley will win "The Voice" season 13:
Brooke Simpson was the last "Voice" season 13 finalist to catch on with America. It wasn't until the Top 10 round two weeks ago that she had a song reach the Top 10 of the iTunes Singles Chart. So does that mean TV viewers have finally caught on with what she's trying to do? Simpson's coming into the finale with some newly developed momentum, so she could be a surprise contender - especially if some "Voice" fans assume that they know who the winner is and decide that they don't need to vote. (Which has happened; just look at the upset that took place in "The Voice" season 7, when everyone thought Team Adam had the victory in the bag.)
2) Brooke Simpson's stage presence
Of the four remaining finalists, Simpson has the biggest presence, both in terms of how she fills up a stage and her sheer vocal power. Just listen to her cover version of Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" to hear how powerful she is. That's not an easy song to sing, and Simpson nails it. Her original song "What Is Beautiful" was also good; you can watch that by playing the video above. "The Voice" live playoffs are all about going big or going home, whether it's in vocal ability or performance value, and Simpson has a very big voice. Can she parlay that into a big win?
3) Girl power
There's been an awful lot of talk about "girl power" on "The Voice" ever since a female coach finally won in "The Voice" season 10. That happened again in season 12, so a female coach has won two of the last three seasons. Miley Cyrus is the only female coach in the finals, so anyone who wants to see that female dominance continue (and/or doesn't want to see an established coach win again) will gravitate toward voting for Team Miley. After all, it wouldn't be the first time that a coach has pulled off a victory on their way out the door - that's exactly what happened seven months ago!
"The Voice" finale airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. on NBC.