Well, we've made it to the finals on The Voice. It's been a fun season and Tuesday night, we'll find out who the winner is between Tony Lucca on Team Adam, Jermaine Paul on Team Blake, Juliet Simms On Team Cee Lo and Chris Mann on Team Christina. Hopefully, America will get it right, because those votes will pick the winner.
Carson Daly announces that each contestant will sing a final song, plus a tribute number to his or her coach as well as a duet with the coach. I'm going to organize the perfomances tonight by singer to sum up the night:
I believe in Jermaine
Jermaine's last performance for Team Blake is R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" and really, he could not have done better. I think he's really on his way to not just be a backup singer for Alicia Keys or anyone else, but "fly" on his own.
His voice was the star as it should be, but his white suit jacket and the violin playing women in white dresses along with the Saint James Choir in long, white robes was all such a beautiful vision too. The coaches all rave about his performance and I like Adam's "powerful and elegant" comment. Blake says he learned so much from Jermaine rather than the other way around!
The duet with Blake, "Soul Man," is fun and entertaining. I just fought to watch Jermaine this time only because Blake just seems to have such a hawt stage presence or something! The guy's country handsome, okay?
"God Gave Me You" is Jermaine's tribute song to Blake. But, see, it's one of Blake's songs and country just isn't Jermaine's thing I don't think. Yet, really, Jermaine still managed to do it justice with a good voice, so I don't think he's out of the race tonight at all.
You've got problems
Tony Lucca for Team Adam sings Jay-Z's "99 Problems" and he sings it really well, so, of course, that's not a problem. The guy has a lot of confidence and a strong voice. The problem, as Christina points out, and I love her for, is that the lyrics (*see below) are "a little derogatory toward women" but she adds it's a fun song. I like her a lot more now. Adam then reveals a sparkly "Team Xtina" t-shirt under his over shirt and Cee Lo calls the song "Hawt."
*If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a b*tch ain't one
Now pan to Tony off stage with his young (impressionable!) son and his wife!
When Adam and Tony get on stage to do their duet song, "Yesterday," The Beatles' classic, I get a sudden revelation that they are singing twins! If Tony didn't have all that facial hair, they could even pass for brothers. Well, brothers who sing alike and find the same things funny and hate women a little alike. Anyway, they do the song justice, I have to say.
For Tony's tribute song to Coach Adam, he does a Maroon 5 hit, "Harder to Breathe" and OMG, the singing twin thing is even more clear! Tony was amazing and very Adam like while still just a Chris Mann thing. Adam watches Tony with a big smile on his face and what a bromance!
Chris and Chris
Chris Mann for Team Christina wisely sings Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" as it's perfect for his operatic voice. It's beautiful and amazes everyone.
When Chris and Chris team up on "The Prayer" for their duet, I realize they too are singing twins! They are both amazing and the quality of their voices together actually makes me cry a little at the sheer beauty! Wow! Plus, Christina has a cold, yet sings like a famous opera star! She has really impressed me tonight and usually I don't care much for her. I love you now, Xtina!
His tribute song is Christina's "The Voice Within" and again, Chris Mann brings it. This guy is consistently good. Afterward, Christina goes on stage and declares that Chris is "a real man who likes woman" as yet another knock at the "99 Problems" song and Adam and Tony. I love feisty people like that, I gotta say!
Crazy bad, crazy good
I also have to say that I thought Juliet's tribute song was the worst by far tonight. She did Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" for Coach Cee Lo and really I couldn't stand it. I also couldn't stand to look at her dress in this performance with a weird lace piece on the chest and a partial boob hanging out on each side - but, not in a good way! I'm disappointed that her voice was screechy and weak.
The duet with Cee Lo on "Born to be Wild" is much better and I'm glad. It's fun to hear Cee Lo's very fine singing voice too and maybe he's helping keep Juliet in tune. When Juliet sings well, her husky voice can't be beat. She just doesn't always sing well, unfortuneately
Juliet's final song is saved for last tonight and frankly I'm not expecting much. But, it's not that fact that wows me when I hear her. Juliet does an amazing job on "Free Bird" and it has nothing at all to do with my expectatins being lowered. Wow, just wow! She would probably win just on that if her other performances were at least a little more consistent.
Any one of the four could still win it though. Who is your favorite final four contestant on The Voice?