Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Voice: The Final Four

The Four Finalists:

From Team Adam: Tony Lucca
From Team Blake: Jermaine Paul
From Team Cee Lo: Juliet Simms
From Team Christina: Chris Mann

Some thoughts on last night's finale:

Overall, this was a great show, especially if you were a fan of one of the final four. Each contestant sang a final song, a thank you song to their mentor, and a duet with their mentor.

Jermaine started the night by singing I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly for his final performance. This song was the perfect choice for him, and in my opinion, his best performance this season. Christina said he had so much heart, soul, and emotion; she thought the song was made for him. Cee Lo enjoyed the performance. Adam called it elegant and said Jermaine is an incredible singer. Blake said his heart was in his throat and felt it was the best version of that song he has ever heard.

Juliet Simms saluted Cee Lo by performing his song Crazy (from his Gnarls Barkley days).

Christina and Chris Mann sang a rousing rendition of The Prayer by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. This was one of "the" performances of the night. Both of them sang absolutely beautifully, and they connected so well with one another as artists.

Tony Lucca sang 99 Problems by Jay Z for his final performance. This performance showed yet another side of Tony Lucca. It showed grit and a new degree of commitment by Tony; I loved it. Christina, of course, commented on how the song was derogatory towards women. Cee Lo thought it was hard and he liked it. Adam said the song was not meant to be about women problems but about how life can be a "blank" sometimes. He said the song in this case was meant to be a metaphor.

Chris Mann sang a tribute to mentor Christina Aguilera by singing her hit, The Voice Within.

Juliet Simms and Cee Lo brought out their wild sides with Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf.

Tony Lucca and Adam took on the classic, Yesterday by The Beatles. I love the harmonies they brought out in one another in this song.

Jermaine Paul honored mentor Blake Shelton by performing his hit single, God Gave Me You; awww.... how appropriate.

Chris Mann sang You Raise Me Up for his final performance. If Chris could have picked any song to sing tonight, this was it. It was the right song at the right time, he's given himself the best shot possible at winning this competition. Cee Lo called Chris one of the most incomparable artists he has ever heard. Christina said he got here with true talent and voice alone.

Blake and Jermaine Paul became soul brothers when they took on the duet Soul Man by soul duo Sam & Dave.

Tony Lucca's tribute to his mentor Adam Levine was a performance of Maroon 5's first single Harder to Breathe.

Juliet Simms sang Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd for her final performance. With Juliet being the final female standing, I have a lot of respect for her. She deserves to be here, and she deserves a definite shot at winning this. I don't know that the song was the best for her; I was hoping she would take on Heart or Pat Benatar and just rock out. Adam admired the grit in Juliet's voice. Cee Lo said, with Juliet Simms on my team, I have no problems.

Congratulations to everyone in the final four, and may the best contestant win; I like all of them, so there is no way I can call this one.

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