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What Am I Doing/Why?

Remember that thing we had a couple months ago where everyone and their mom kept ranking their favorite blinds, battles, etc. of the season from 48-1? I think I've mentioned it like three times in passing here on IDF, but I didn't particularly stop.

 

I thought that with the Blake Shelton era of the show officially over, it was a good opportunity to rank my top 50 blind auditions of all time (so far), so I did some scrolling through Wikipedia to review, re-listened to a couple dozen, took notes, and realized it was probably better to make the list to a top 100 because I was so indecisive about everything. Then, after much deliberation, I decided to make it a top 150. Then, as I struggled with that, I ended up with a top 200 and refused to go any higher. That's over a thousand auditions I've considered/relistened to over the past month or two. And after shuffling and sorting a Word document around for that long, I think I've finally completed my list that I'm satisfied with.

 

Why? No good reason other than I felt like it :haha:

 

Am I planning on this being super interesting? Not really, but it'll be interesting for me to revisit this list in the near future when I think "damn... that didn't age well" or "that should've ranked higher." In fact I don't even know if there's an audience for this - it's the middle of the summer and IDF is in its dead season before spoilers begin anyways. 🤷‍♂️

 

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My Guidelines:

I am ONLY looking at blind auditions. I will not be taking into account each contestant's whole run on the show, even if they're among my all-time favorites/in my signature (some of them didn't make the list lol). That also means winners/finalists get zero priority. I have battle eliminations scoring high above winners, and several winners are missing. Maybe there's even a battle elimination in my top 20, who knows? (Spoiler - there is. And I'm sure many will agree it's worthy of its placement.) Also maybe your own favorites, kind reader, will be scoring much, much, much lower than they would on your own list (Here's looking at you, #126)

 

Are all seasons represented? I took into account all seasons (since I watched from season 1)... and every season except for season 1 has an entry on my list.

Are all genres represented? Didn't care too much for genre in my ranking. If you know a lot anything about my taste, you can predict a lot of the contestants that are on my list. But putting the rock/alternative/Latino/R&B/pop stuff, there's still country, folk, and everything else.

 

I will be doing clues like I did with my S23 blind audition ranking. BUT that's over a decade that I'm working with and I don't expect people to just randomly pull things out of their memory when I can be referring to like a single contestant from season 4 or another from season 19.

 

SO, I'm still working on those hints, but I'll be color-coding them to refer to the seasons by eras:

Blue: Season 2 - Season 6 (The early days)

Green: Season 7 - Season 12 (The middle seasons) 

Red: Season 13 - Season 17 (The seasons that kind of felt like a vibe shift)

Purple: Season 18 - Season 23 (The common/COVID/Post(?)-COVID era)

 

I don't have a set schedule as to how I'm gonna do this, but I'll be doing my best to post updates as frequently as possible. ;)

Who do y'all think I put at #1?

 

Hope y'all stay tuned! 🙂

 

 

 

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At a glance:

 

200. Kendra Checketts (Season 16, Sober by Demi Lovato)

199. Sawyer Fredericks (Season 8, I'm A Man of Constant Sorrow)

198. Zoe Upkins (Season 17, Angel of Mine by Monica)

197. Clara Hong (Season 7, Chuck E.'s in Love by Rickie Lee Jones)

196. Brett Hunter (Season 14, She's A Bad Mama Jama by Carl Carlton)

195. Hailey Green (Season 21, Home by Marc Broussard)

194. Jessie Pitts (Season 7, The Story by Brandi Carlile)

193. Midas Whale (Season 4, Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash)

192. Ryan Quinn (Season 10, Can't Find My Way Home by Blind Faith)

191. Anatalia Villaranda (Season 12, Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars)

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190. Johnny Gates (Season 12, Maggie May by Rod Stewart)

189. Maye Thomas (Season 11, Roses by The Chainsmokers)

188. Toia Jones (Season 7, One and Only by Adele)

187. Rio Souma (Season 19, Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson)

186. Dawn & Hawkes (Season 6, I've Just Seen A Face by The Beatles)

185. Noah Mac (Season 13, Way Down We Go by KALEO)

184. Lucas Holliday (Season 13, This Woman's Work by Maxwell)

183. Jonny Gray (Season 5, All These Things That I've Done by The Killers)

182. Hunter Plake (Season 12, Carry On by fun.)

181. James Wolpert (Season 5, Love Interruption by Jack White)

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180. Lisa Ramey (Season 16, Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon)

179. Aaron Gibson (Season 11, Losing My Religion by R.E.M.)

178. Chello (Season 22, Just the Two of Us by Grover Washington, Jr.)

177. Cami Clune (Season 19, Skinny Love by Birdy)

176. Liam St. John (Season 19, Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground)

175. Sarah Potenza (Season 8, Stay with Me by Faces)

174. Rachel Christine (Season 23, Uninvited by Alanis Morissette)

173. Cecily Hennigan (Season 16, Foolish Games by Jewel)

172. Madison Hughes (Season 22, Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan)

171. Caroline Pennell (Season 5, Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding)

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170. Chevel Shepherd (Season 15, If I Die Young by The Band Perry)

169. Hannah Huston (Season 10, Unaware by Allen Stone)

168. Janice Freeman (Season 13, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons)

167. Patrick Dodd (Season 4, Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn)

166. Jake Wells (Season 15, When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams)

165. Juliet Simms (Season 2, Oh! Darling by The Beatles)

164. Brittany Butler (Season 7, The Girl from Ipanema by Stan Getz, João Gilbert, and Astrud Gilberto)

163. Myracle Holloway (Season 17, When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars)

162. Corey Ward (Season 20, Dancing On My Own by Robyn)

161. Korin Bukowski (Season 9, Cecilia and the Satellite by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)

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160. NariYella (Season 23, One Night Only from Dreamgirls)

159. Ricky Braddy (Season 17, The Story by Brandi Carlile)

158. Sarah Grace (Season 15, Ball and Chain by Janis Joplin)

157. Devix (Season 22, Heat Waves by Glass Animals)

156. Lauren Frihauf (Season 19, Come to My Window by Melissa Etheridge)

155. Arei Moon (Season 18, Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson)

154. Cam Anthony (Season 20, Lay Me Down by Sam Smith)

153. Rebecca Howell (Season 16, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Reba McEntire)

152. Savanna Chestnut (Season 20, Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins)

151. Brooke Simpson (Season 13, Stone Cold by Demi Lovato)

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150. Terisa Griffin (Season 3, Someone Like You by Adele)

149. Joei Fulco (Season 18, Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves by Cher)

148. Courtnie Ramirez (Season 11, Mamma Knows Best by Jessie J)

147.  Valerie Ponzio (Season 12, Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash)

146. Addison Agen (Season 13, Jolene by Ray LaMontagne)

145. Ryley Tate Wilson (Season 23, Dancing On My Own by Robyn)

144. Lana Love (Season 22, Candy by Mandy Moore)

143. Jacquie Lee (Season 5, Back to Black by Amy Winehouse)

142. Menlik Zergabachew (Season 7, Santeria by Sublime)

141. Gymani (Season 21, pov by Ariana Grande)

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140. Franc West [Season 15, (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding]

139. Cassadee Pope (Season 3, Torn by Natalie Imbruglia)

138. Tamara Jade (Season 19, Cuz I Love You by Lizzo)

137. Monique Abbadie (Season 4, Loca by Shakira)

136. Halley Greg (Season 20, I’m Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado)

135. Fousheé (Season 15, Redbone by Childish Gambino)

134. Lana Scott (Season 21, hole in the bottle by Kelsea Ballerini)

133. Kyla Jade (Season 14, See Saw by Aretha Franklin)

132. JChosen (Season 12, Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye)

131. JB Somers (Season 23, A Case of You by Joni Mitchell)

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130. Natalie Brady (Season 15, Barracuda by Heart)

129. Bria Kelly (Season 6, Steamroller Blues by James Taylor)

128. Natasia Greycloud (Season 15, I'm Not the Only One by Sam Smith)

127. Courtney Harrell (Season 11, Let It Go by James Bay)

126. Christina Grimmie (Season 6, Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus)

125. Maiya Sykes (Season 7, Stay With Me by Sam Smith)

124. Mitchell Lee (Season 13, Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish)

123. Wendy Moten (Season 21, We Can Work It Out by The Beatles)

122. Melissa Jimenez (Season 6, If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys)

121. Wé McDonald (Season 11, Feeling Good by Nina Simone)

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120. Julian King (Season 16, All Time Low by Jon Bellion)

119. Todd Michael Hall (Season 18, Juke Box Hero by Foreigner)

118. Shana Halligan [Season 14, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Nancy Sinatra]

117. Anthony Riley [Season 8, I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown]

116. Steve Knill (Season 17, Up to the Mountain by Patty Griffin)

115. Kate Cosentino (Season 23, I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick)

114. Nicole Nelson (Season 3, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen)

113. Michelle Chamuel (Season 4, I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry)

112. Manny Cabo (Season 9, Here I Go Again by Whitesnake)

111. Emily Keener (Season 10, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John)

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110. Gracee Shriver (Season 17, Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves)

109. Kayla Von Der Heide (Season 22, Jealous Guy by John Lennon)

108. Chris Weaver (Season 13, Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding)

107. LiLi Joy (Season 16, Cool by Gwen Stefani)

106. Sasha Allen (Season 4, Not Ready to Make Nice by The Chicks)

105. Gean Garcia (Season 20, All I Want by Kodaline)

104. Lauryn Judd (Season 12, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper)

103. Kimberly Nichole (Season 8, Nutbush City Limits by Tina Turner)

102. Jaclyn Lovey (Season 14, Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley)

101. Injoy Fountain (Season 17, 7 Rings by Ariana Grande)

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100. James David Carter (Season 7, Nobody Knows by The Tony Rich Project)

99. Brittany Kennell (Season 10, Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow)

98. Sydney Kronmiller (Season 22, Latch by Disclosure feat. Sam Smith)

97. BrittanyBree (Season 21, Call Out My Name by The Weeknd)

96. Betsy Ade (Season 16, Hunger by Florence + The Machine)

95. Taylor Alexander (Season 12, Believe by Cher)

94. Cedrice (Season 18, Fever by Peggy Lee)

93. Kameron Marlowe (Season 15, One Number Away by Luke Combs)

92. India Carney (Season 8, New York State of Mind by Billy Joel)

91. Tessanne Chin (Season 5, Try by P!nk)

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90. E.G. Daily (Season 5, Breathe by Faith Hill)

89. Katrina Cain (Season 15, Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac)

88. Anita Antoinette (Season 7, Turn Your Lights Down Low by Bob Marley)

87. Jordan Smith (Season 9, Chandelier by Sia)

86. Brendan Fletcher (Season 11, Jolene by Ray LaMontagne)

85. Mary Sarah (Season 10, Where the Boys Are by Connie Francis)

84. Dylan Hartigan (Season 14, Danny's Song by Loggins & Messina)

83. Dana Monique (Season 20, Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin)

82. Zach Day (Season 18, Weak by SWV)

81. Darby Walker (Season 11, Stand by Me by Ben E. King)

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80. Hannah Kirby (Season 8, The Letter by The Box Tops)

79. Savanna Woods (Season 20, Zombie by The Cranberries)

78. Kelsie Watts (Season 19, I Dare You by Kelly Clarkson)

77. Casi Joy (Season 12, Blue by LeAnn Rimes)

76. Kymberli Joye (Season 15, Run to You by Whitney Houston)

75. Sophia Urista (Season 11, Come Together by The Beatles)

74. MaKenzie Thomas (Season 15, Big White Room by Jessie J)

73. Beth Griffith-Manley (Season 16, Until You Come Back to Me by Aretha Franklin)

72. Omar Jose Cardona [Season 22, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey]

71. Meghan Linsey (Season 8, Love Hurts by Nazareth)

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70. Zania Alaké (Season 20, Sweet Love by Anita Baker)

69. Laith Al-Saadi (Season 10, The Letter by The Box Tops)

68. Elia Esparza (Season 11, Como La Flor by Selena)

67. Chris Blue (Season 12, The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson)

66. Sisaundra Lewis (Season 6, Ain't No Way by Aretha Franklin)

65. Moushumi (Season 10, Wicked Game by Chris Isaak)

64. Todd Tilghman (Season 18, We've Got Tonight by Bob Seger)

63. Keisha Renee (Season 13, I Can't Stop Loving You by Don Gibson)

62. Jej Vinson (Season 16, Passionfruit by Drake)

61. Luke Wade (Season 7, That's How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding)

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60. Sid Kingsley (Season 19, Don't Think Twice, It's Alright by Bob Dylan)

59. Johnny Bliss (Season 14, Preciosa by Rafael Hernández Marín; Marc Anthony version)

58. Hanna Eyre (Season 12, Blank Space by Taylor Swift)

57. Judith Hill (Season 4, What A Girl Wants by Christina Aguilera)

56. Samuel Harness (Season 21, Here Without You by 3 Doors Down)

55. Gina Miles (Season 23, The One That Got Away by Katy Perry)

54. Sydney Rhame (Season 9, Photograph by Ed Sheeran)

53. Stephanie Rice (Season 12, Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson)

52. Katie Kadan (Season 17, Baby I Love You by Aretha Franklin)

51. Jamar Rogers (Season 2, Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes)

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50. Kat Perkins (Season 6, Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac)

49. Troy Ritchie (Season 7, Out of My League by Fitz & The Tantrums)

48. Matthew Schuler (Season 5, Cough Syrup by Young the Giant)

47. Zan Fiskum (Season 18, Light On by Maggie Rogers)

46. Reina Ley (Season 22, Cielito Lindo - Traditional)

45. Ricky Duran (Season 17, River by Leon Bridges)

44. Kelsea Johnson (Season 14, Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor & John Legend)

43. Regina Love (Season 9, Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin)

42. Kim Cruse (Season 22, Best Part by Daniel Caesar & H.E.R.)

41. Felicia Temple (Season 12, All I Could Do Was Cry by Etta James)

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40. Davon Fleming (Season 13, Me & Mr. Jones by Amy Winehouse)

39. Jaeden Luke (Season 22, Make It With You by Bread)

38. Mia Z (Season 8, The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King)

37. Kailey Abel (Season 18, Forever Young by Alphaville)

36. Melanie Martinez (Season 3, Toxic by Britney Spears)

35. Andi & Alex (Season 9, Thank You by Dido)

34. Kennedy Holmes (Season 15, Turning Tables by Adele)

33. Mike Schiavo (Season 10, Talking Body by Tove Lo)

32. Sa'Rayah (Season 11, Drown in My Own Tears by Ray Charles)

31. Amy Vachal (Season 9, Dream A Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & The Papas)

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30. Reid Umstattd (Season 14, Take Me to the Pilot by Elton John)

29. Chloe Kohanski (Season 13, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac)

28. Moriah Formica (Season 13, Crazy on You by Heart)

27. Parijita Bastola (Season 22, Jealous by Labrinth)

26. Angie Keilhauer (Season 10, I Hold On by Dierks Bentley)

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25. Lilli Passero (Season 12, A Love of My Own by Carla Thomas)

24. Kala Banham (Season 23, Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell)

23. Taylor Phelan (Season 7, Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood) 

22. Mendeleyev (Season 17, Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan)

21. Mandi Castillo (Season 18, Asi Fue by Juan Gabriel)

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20. Preston Pohl (Season 5, Electric Feel by MGMT)

19. Dana Harper (Season 11, Jealous by Nick Jonas)

18. Madi Davis (Season 9, It's Too Late by Carole King)

17. Bella DeNapoli (Season 21, Damaged by Danity Kane)

16. Girl Named Tom (Season 21, Helplessly Hoping by Crosby, Stills, and Nash)

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15. WILKES (Season 14, One Headlight by The Wallflowers)

14. Karli Webster (Season 13, You're So Vain by Carly Simon)

13. Karen Galera (Season 16, Mi Corazoncito by Aventura)

12. Lauren Duski (Season 12, You Were Meant for Me by Jewel)

11. Domenic Haynes (Season 16, River by Leon Bridges)

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1 hour ago, Hamza Tufail said:

It's either her or Maelyn.

 

I think Ellie's blind is gonna be very high as well. (Even tho I personally wasn't a fan of it)

Well Maelyn is the correct answer but maybe not his "Inexplicable" answer.  🤪

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Clues for Part 1: (200-191)

Blue: Season 2 - Season 6 (The early days)

Green: Season 7 - Season 12 (The middle seasons) 

Red: Season 13 - Season 17 (The seasons that kind of felt like a vibe shift)

Purple: Season 18 - Season 23 (The common/COVID/Post(?)-COVID era)

 

 

200: A bold song choice, an unexpected chair turn, and an even more unexpected memory for another coach.

199: Not the fastest one of the season, but it did take only seven words for the first 3 to turn.

198 - The only coach not to turn for her really regretted it... but the coach ended up getting what they wanted that same episode.

197 - Silk, Poetry, and "I'm Just A Girl!"

196 - Not a song that needed this instrument, but the cover was just as fine as it could be.

195 - A few more seconds would've added this girl to a very exclusive (and unfortunate) list

194 - I believe this is the only "soft" take on one of the most frequently covered songs we've had on this show.

193 - 8th just didn't cut it

192 - A shocker in the public vote sent this singer packing, and they weren't the only one that the coach was upset about not getting a PV.

191 - Thankfully their mom wasn't around to make their run any more difficult. 

 

 

Might turn this into a game and award points based on if anyone can guess correctly? (I believe this was @jarmon's idea, right?)

 

 

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198 - The only coach not to turn fo rher really regretted it... but they ended up getting what they wanted.

 

Chevel?

 

Adam got what he wanted —-> Leave the show. :P
 

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Chevel got what she wanted. I’m not sure from the clue whether you’re referring to the contestant or the coach. 

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7 minutes ago, allistr said:

Sawyer Fredericks (S8)


That was my first thought, but his clues are rarely that obvious. I’d also rank his higher, because he won the show with those first 7 words. 

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200: A bold song choice, an unexpected chair turn, and an even more unexpected memory for another coach.

199: Not the fastest one of the season, but it did take only seven words for the first 3 to turn. - 

198 - The only coach not to turn fo rher really regretted it... but they ended up getting what they wanted. - Chloe Kohanski

197 - Silk, Poetry, and "I'm Just A Girl!"

196 - Not a song that needed this instrument, but the cover was just as fine as it could be.

195 - A few more seconds would've added this girl to a very exclusive (and unfortunate) list

194 - I believe this is the only "soft" take on one of the most frequently covered songs we've had on this show. - Lauren Diaz?

193 - 8th just didn't cut it - Midas Whale

192 - A shocker in the public vote sent this singer packing, and they weren't the only one that the coach was upset about not getting a PV.

191 - Thankfully their mom wasn't around to make their run any more difficult. - Stephanie Rice

 

that's all I got for right now

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54 minutes ago, TeamAudra said:

198 - The only coach not to turn fo rher really regretted it... but they ended up getting what they wanted.

 

Chevel?

 

Adam got what he wanted —-> Leave the show. :P
 

Or

 

Chevel got what she wanted. I’m not sure from the clue whether you’re referring to the contestant or the coach. 

Referring to the coach 🙂

 

Modified the clue a bit to be more specific:

198 - The only coach not to turn for her really regretted it... but the coach ended up getting what they wanted that same episode.

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