The Voice Final Performance Episode Full Of Excitement!
Tonight was the last chance for contestants to show us what they got and boy did they ever! The night started off strong with all four coaches, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera coming together for their version of “Under Pressure“, it was very energetic and I loved it!
The contestants had to perform an original song, which was meant to be the performance fans are to base their vote on. Javier Colon was the first to show us his, “Stitch By Stitch“. His coach, Levine, was almost brought to tears as he praised Colon on not only his performance and talent, but for the fact that he was such a great guy and new friend. Vicci Martinez was next with “Afraid To Sleep” and like always she owned the stage with her powerful presence. Next, my favorite, Dia Frampton gave us a very humble performance (as always) as she sang “Inventing Shadows“. The other coaches tried to give her a hard time about her “mimes” and “distractions”, but protective coach Shelton soon came to her rescue with his quick wit, stating they were going to be “distracted by all the iTunes domination” they were about to see. The final original song performance was Beverly McClellan with “Love Sick“. Her coach, Aguilera, made emphasis on the fact that Beverly had some of the best work ethic she has seen and Shelton also had some thoughts on her performance…
“If music was crack you’d have a serious problem…yes, I said crack!”
Along with original songs, all contestants sang a duet with their coach and first to do so was Dia and Blake where they proceeded to literally rock it! From the coordinating outfits and shades to their moves with guitars, these two definitely did Tom Petty proud and aren’t looking to “back down” anytime soon! Beverly and Christina slowed things down with “Beautiful“, Aguilera’s original song that had special meaning to the two. Javier and Adam also were one of my favorite performances of the night with Michael Jackson‘s “Man In The Mirror“. Their performance was simple and fantastic! Last, but so dramatically not least was Vicci and Cee Lo, with “Love Is A Battlefield“. They were in it to win, from their outfits to the children dancers they had joining them on stage, it was interesting…but I do love that song.
The night also had a few guest performances, maybe to take the pressure off a little, maybe to bring in viewers, but either way it was a smart decision. Pitbull and Ne-Yo were first, but the better of the two was obviously country super star Brad Paisley! He sang “Don’t Drink The Water” featuring Shelton from his latest album This Is Country Music. It was awesome! I loved the song, I loved the fact that Shelton joined in the middle like it was no big deal, I loved the emphasis on the fiddle and steel guitar, I loved that Paisley did magic on the guitar as always, I LOVED IT!
Bottom line…tonight’s episode of The Voice was incredible! All of the contestants and coaches should be extremely proud of what they have accomplished so far…the question “American Idol who?” comes to mind…
Luckily for the devout viewers and fans the excitement isn’t over just yet! It was announced that the top 8 finalists will be going on tour starting July 27 in Los Angeles, CA at the Gibson Amphitheater!
Now that the show is over go vote!!! Be sure to watch the live results episode tomorrow, Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC! I know I’m excited to see Dia and Miranda Lambert take the stage!