'The Voice' getting down to the final wire
UNDATED (WHDH) -- Getting down to the wire on The Voice.
NBC’s singing competition series is down to its final five artists -- including Wellesley's own Michelle Chamuel.
She'll be performing Monday night, trying to earn a spot in next week's finale.
With only five singers left, there is plenty of suspense.
"I don't think we have a total, clear front runner,” said Lyndsey Parker, managing editor of Yahoo! Music.
Oklahoma's the swon brothers, from team blake, are the first duo to make it this far on "The Voice". Zach and Colton are also the last male competitors.
"They can play off each other vocally, and they can play off each other with their personality, like I'm the cute one, I'm the funny one. They're almost like a country Smothers Brothers or something,” said Parker.
Team Shakira's Sasha Allen is the lone R&B performer remaining. The New York mother of two, and one time backup singer to Alicia Keys, has showcased her vocal versatility.
"She owns the stage. She knows how to work the stage, she has all that experience and obviously, she's got a voice,” said Parker.
Sixteen-year-old Texan Danielle Bradbery of Team Blake is the youngest contestant.
A relative rookie to performing, the country singer hasn't sounded that way.
"She's doing what she does, and she does it well. I would be very surprised if she didn't get a record deal, no matter where she places,” said Parker.
Michelle Chamuel of Amherst, Massachusetts is Usher's final singer. The diminutive rocker's fought through occasional stage fright to make a connection with the audience.
"You believe every word that comes out of her mouth. You actually think she wrote that song or that song is about her life, which I think really endears her to America,” said Parker.
Also connecting is Team Adam's Amber Carrington the 19-year-old Texan's roots are in country but her rendition of an Adele hit made her a contender.
"Not a front runner in the beginning, not someone who got a huge amount of screen time in the beginning, comes out of nowhere, slays her songs week after week and America loves that!” said Parker.
The next two weeks on "The Voice" will determine whom America loves most.