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This is two seasons late but I'm curious as to what the teams would have looked like had the format been normal KO and playoff rounds.

 

I'll start with KO rounds (assuming they had the same song choices except TPTB could choose who to autotune)

 

Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (LB saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly)

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Beth vs Shawn (Beth saved)

Julian vs Lisa 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew

The Bundys vs Betsy (Betsy saved)

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly (Karly saved)

Andrew S vs Selkii

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Oliv (Oliv stolen by John)

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, FloorWax said:

This is two seasons late but I'm curious as to what the teams would have looked like had the format been normal KO and playoff rounds.

 

I'll start with KO rounds (assuming they had the same song choices except TPTB could choose who to autotune)

 

Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (LB saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly)

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Beth vs Shawn (Beth saved)

Julian vs Lisa 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew

The Bundys vs Betsy (Betsy saved)

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly (Karly saved)

Andrew S vs Selkii

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Oliv (Oliv stolen by John)

 

 

 

I agree with you on all of this, it would have made a lot of sense, except I think Blake would have paired Andrew S vs Dexter and Oliv vs Selkii, but the results would have been the same. Following that drill in Playoffs:

TEAM ADAM

PV: Rod, Carter

CS: Domenic (Adam pretty much only saved Mari because Domenic had lost in the Cross Battles, but not in this scenario)

TEAM LEGEND

PV: Maelyn, Shawn

CS: Beth 

TEAM KELLY

PV: Jej, Rebecca

CS: The Bundys

TEAM BLAKE: 

PV: Gyth, Dexter

CS: Kim 

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3 minutes ago, Misirlou said:

I agree with you on all of this, it would have made a lot of sense, except I think Blake would have paired Andrew S vs Dexter and Oliv vs Selkii, but the results would have been the same. Following that drill in Playoffs:

TEAM ADAM

PV: Rod, Carter

CS: Domenic (Adam pretty much only saved Mari because Domenic had lost in the Cross Battles, but not in this scenario)

TEAM LEGEND

PV: Maelyn, Shawn

CS: Beth 

TEAM KELLY

PV: Jej, Rebecca

CS: The Bundys

TEAM BLAKE: 

PV: Gyth, Dexter

CS: Kim 

I'd only say Presley would have probably made it in this scenario and Mari would've had a chance at a PV over Carter depending on performances. I know Carter got a PV in the playoffs but KOs over XBs could've changes that

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10 minutes ago, Misirlou said:

 

TEAM ADAM

PV: Rod, Carter

CS: Domenic (Adam pretty much only saved Mari because Domenic had lost in the Cross Battles, but not in this scenario)

 

That's exactly what I was thinking. I also agree with the rest except for the fact that I think Presley's gonna make it somehow

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1 minute ago, Archanium said:

I doubt Selkii would have won against Andrew with that 'Torn' performance. 

 

I think she would've done better in different circumstances and I don't think Blake would want that many country guys around.

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16 minutes ago, FloorWax said:

 

I think she would've done better in different circumstances and I don't think Blake would want that many country guys around.

 

I think he would have paired Gyth/Dexter/Andrew/Carter against each other. 

 

Looking at the possibilities, season 16 had so much potential to be a good season. 

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1 minute ago, FloorWax said:

 

I think she would've done better in different circumstances and I don't think Blake would want that many country guys around.

Agreed. She would have already known who her partner was, and the whole thing wouldn´t have been so rushed. Nerves played a big part in the poor performances of the CB, and I remember Selkii admitted herself in an IG post that she was really nervous that night and it caused to give the performance that she gave. 

 

Note aside: Andrew S turned out to be a better live performer that most of the contestants that season, and he clearly has talent, but the Cross Battles helped him a ton. He would have probably been gone in the KOs on a normal season, especially on one that was filled with country artists like S16. Plus he was clearly Blake´s least favorite country guy at the beginning, he had his eyes on Gyth, and to a lesser extent, Dexter.

 

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Semis would probably be:

 

Team Adam:

Rod

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn

Shawn

 

Team Kelly:

Rebecca

Presley

 

Team Blake: 

Gyth

Dexter

Kim

 

 

We'd probably get a Maelyn/Rebecca/Gyth/Dexter finale

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4 minutes ago, FloorWax said:

Semis would probably be:

 

Team Adam:

Rod

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn

Shawn

 

Team Kelly:

Rebecca

Presley

 

Team Blake: 

Gyth

Dexter

Kim

 

 

We'd probably get a Maelyn/Rebecca/Gyth/Dexter finale

With Andrew S. not in the IS, I  would think Rod could have had a chance of getting it. On the other hand, the fact that would have been Team Adam eliminates that possibility. Adam wasn´t getting a finalist that season by any means, no matter how good his team was. And I do think he did a good job in S16.

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1 hour ago, FloorWax said:

This is two seasons late but I'm curious as to what the teams would have looked like had the format been normal KO and playoff rounds.

 

I'll start with KO rounds (assuming they had the same song choices except TPTB could choose who to autotune)

 

Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (LB saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly)

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Beth vs Shawn (Beth saved)

Julian vs Lisa 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew

The Bundys vs Betsy (Betsy saved)

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly (Karly saved)

Andrew S vs Selkii

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Oliv (Oliv stolen by John)

 

 

 

 

I think based on performance LB won instead of Domenic. I think Adam will also think like that too.

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I think it would be like this

 

Team Adam:

Rod vs Celia (Celia still stolen by John)

Kalvin vs Andrew J

LB vs Domenic (Domenic saved) - LB won this

Kendra vs Mari

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Kayslin

Julian vs Shawn (Julian saved)

Beth vs Lisa  (Beth stolen by Kelly)

Jacob vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Jej vs Karen

The Bundys vs Matthew (The Bundys saved)

Presley vs Betsy 

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Selkii (Selkii saved)

Dexter vs Carter (Stolen by Adam)

Gyth vs Andrew S

Karly vs Oliv -Blake likes to pair his steals

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7 hours ago, realityshownerd said:

Jej would make Semis (Kelly would save him) and Kelly would save Matthew over Betsy.

 

Kelly saves him to get into T13. I don't really think he'll make it to semis. He didn't seem to be all that popular with Minivan.

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11 hours ago, FloorWax said:

This is two seasons late but I'm curious as to what the teams would have looked like had the format been normal KO and playoff rounds.

 

I'll start with KO rounds (assuming they had the same song choices except TPTB could choose who to autotune)

 

Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (LB saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly)

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Beth vs Shawn (Beth saved)

Julian vs Lisa 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew

The Bundys vs Betsy (Betsy saved)

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly (Karly saved)

Andrew S vs Selkii

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Oliv (Oliv stolen by John)

 

 

 

I basically agree on all of this, except that I'd say Blake steals Matthew over Abby.

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Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (Domenic saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly) 

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Julian vs Shawn 

Beth vs Lisa (Beth saved) 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew (Matthew saved)

The Bundys vs Betsy

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly

Oliv vs Selkii (Selkii saved)

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Andrew 

 

Notes: 

  • I know this is basically a rehash of the original post with minor modifications, but I tried to leave my personal biases out of this and go by patterns I've seen in coach behavior along with what matchups would make sense. 
  • For the Country Crown on Team Blake, he favored Gyth and Dexter over the other two and as much as I wanted to pair the two together just to get rid of Gyth, I know there's no way that he/TPTB would've allowed that to go down; as for the steals and save, Blake's soft spot for Selkii can't be ignored and Carter is 300% up Adam's alley for steals (teenage boy and can do country/rock).
  • Team Kelly features no "what are you thinking??" decision that she tends to make, but I stand by her keeping Matthew over anyone else if only as her counterpart to Shawn Sounds on Team Legend.
  • Team Legend was tempting to switch Maelyn v. Jacob and Kayslin v. Jimmy to be Maelyn/Kayslin and Jacob/Jimmy, but I liked Kayslin more than either of the guys and couldn't justify throwing Beth under the bus for saving Kayslin in a Maelyn v. Kayslin matchup.
  • Team Adam was pretty much how I could've seen the whole scenario going save for Domenic winning over LB; after rewatching their Cross Battles, LB's performance was just a smidge ahead of Domenic for me but Adam getting rid of Domenic before the playoffs would've incited an online meltdown.
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22 minutes ago, VintageVoice said:

Team Adam:

Rod vs Andrew J

Mari vs Kalvin

LB vs Domenic (Domenic saved)

Kendra vs Celia (Kendra stolen by Kelly) 

 

Team Legend:

Maelyn vs Jacob

Julian vs Shawn 

Beth vs Lisa (Beth saved) 

Kayslin vs Jimmy

 

Team Kelly

Abby vs Rebecca (Abby stolen by Blake)

Presley vs Karen

Jej vs Matthew (Matthew saved)

The Bundys vs Betsy

 

Team Blake

Kim vs Karly

Oliv vs Selkii (Selkii saved)

Gyth vs Carter (Carter stolen by Adam)

Dexter vs Andrew 

 

Notes: 

  • I know this is basically a rehash of the original post with minor modifications, but I tried to leave my personal biases out of this and go by patterns I've seen in coach behavior along with what matchups would make sense. 
  • For the Country Crown on Team Blake, he favored Gyth and Dexter over the other two and as much as I wanted to pair the two together just to get rid of Gyth, I know there's no way that he/TPTB would've allowed that to go down; as for the steals and save, Blake's soft spot for Selkii can't be ignored and Carter is 300% up Adam's alley for steals (teenage boy and can do country/rock).
  • Team Kelly features no "what are you thinking??" decision that she tends to make, but I stand by her keeping Matthew over anyone else if only as her counterpart to Shawn Sounds on Team Legend.
  • Team Legend was tempting to switch Maelyn v. Jacob and Kayslin v. Jimmy to be Maelyn/Kayslin and Jacob/Jimmy, but I liked Kayslin more than either of the guys and couldn't justify throwing Beth under the bus for saving Kayslin in a Maelyn v. Kayslin matchup.
  • Team Adam was pretty much how I could've seen the whole scenario going save for Domenic winning over LB; after rewatching their Cross Battles, LB's performance was just a smidge ahead of Domenic for me but Adam getting rid of Domenic before the playoffs would've incited an online meltdown.

yah I was contemplating about Matthew or Betsy and I thought Kelly would get really excited about Betsy so...

 

Your Team Blake pairings do make more sense than mine, but who does John steal?

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12 minutes ago, FloorWax said:

yah I was contemplating about Matthew or Betsy and I thought Kelly would get really excited about Betsy so...

 

Your Team Blake pairings do make more sense than mine, but who does John steal?

Of the losers I listed, I'm torn between giving Betsy back to him and sending Kalvin his way; based on the rest of his team and given his bias against people touching his songs and Kalvin doing a John Legend song in his BA, I'm going to pick Betsy as his steal. 

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