The Voice Live Finale (Review & Videos)

The Voice Live Finals

On The Voice tonight, one of the three competitors left will become the season winner. There will be lots of great musical guests, including OneRepublic, Celine Dion, and Lady Gaga. This is what the entire season has been leading up to — I can hardly wait!

The host of The Voice, Carson Daly, introduced the coaches and they gave a recap of last night’s wonderful performances by the Top Three, Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin, and Jacquie Lee. They are each awesome singers, and are deserving of winning, yet only one will be declared the winner at the end of tonight’s two-hour episode. Who did you, America, vote for to be the ultimate winner?

Carson said “Let’s get to the music.” He said that the Top 20 competitors on The Voice will sing Tonight Is The Night.

On the crowded stage, the competitors all showed what got them on The Voice in the first place, for they each are fantastic singers. The Top Three had choice solo bits, and once again highlighted their powerful vocals. The audience clapped along as they all sang, and then they applauded enthusiastically.

Adam: “They were all so great! I’m proud of all of them!”

Carson to Cee Lo: “How would you describe how you’re dressed?” Cee Lo was wearing a glittery shirt.

Cee Lo: “Disco balls!”

Christina: “It’s been an incredible journey with all of you guys! It’s great to be reunited with you.”

Blake: “I have presents for all three of you guys,” he said, referring to the Top Three competitors. Hmm…I wonder what they are….

Jacquie Lee say she has brought back Caroline Pennell, Michael Schuler, Cole Vosbury, and James Wolpert to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. It is sure to ROCK OUT!

Oh, and boy, DOES it — it is AMAZING! The audience waved their arms up high in the air, as these awesome singers performed. The falsetto notes that Cole and the others hit were CRAZY!  I’m in a happy place right now, as I listen to these incredible performers sing.

Carson then introduced Adam Levine, People’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”

Cee Lo said: “They don’t know him like I know him. He ain’t sexy.”

Blake: “Backstage, he’s a BEAST.”

Christina: “Adam can be a moment of distraction when he walks into the room.”

Adam: “I apologize for being so sexy, alright?”

Carson: “Right now, Tessanne sings with the one-and-only Celine Dion!”

Tessanne considers Celine to be one of her idols, and one of the best singers around.  They perform “Love Can Move Mountains.”They both are great — Tessanne looked like she truly belonged on the stage, and she and Celine gave a stupendous performance.

After the commercial break, OneRepublic performed their song “I Lived.” Ryan Tedder, the lead singer, was great — he wrote a song for the winner of The Voice to perform later in this episode.

Carson introduced some Winter Olympics athletes who were in the audience, then we heard some Cee Lo quotes that were…either poetical or mystifying, depending on your point of view.  Cee Lo is definitely a unique individual.

Next up, Josh Logan, Ray Boudreaux, Matthew Schuler, and Nic Hawk  sang “Treasure.” They were really great — I loved the performance. They were some of the best male singers who were eliminated this past season on The Voice.

Will Champlin brought back Jonny Grey, Cole Vosbury, Austin Jenckes, and Carlone Pennell to sing “Wagon Wheel.” AMAZING! This is not even one of my favorite songs, but these performers sure sang it very, very, well. Austin Jenckes wailed on his vocals, as did all of the others, really.

I enjoyed hearing Caroline Pennell singing again, also — she was one of the best performers on The Voice to be eliminated, IMO. The audience clapped as they all sang, and then erupted into applause when they finished.

After another commercial break, we got to meet Jacquie Lee’s mother, as well as Tessanne’s, and Will Champlin’s dad.  Carson talked with them a short time, then we heard Christina,s amazing vocal powers, and some…kind of odder sounds that she’s also known to make from time to time.

Carson then introduced the band Paramore. Jacquie Lee will join them onstage and also sing — the song was called “Ain’t It Fun.”

When Jacquie Lee came onstage, she looked like she belonged there, just as Tessanne did, earlier. Jacquie Lee looked like she was having a lot of fun performing.

It will be great seeing one of these three win, but bittersweet to see the other two not get chosen by America’s votes. I have no doubt that they will all be signed to recording contracts, though, as they’re all fantastic.

Tamara Chauniece, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Shelbie Z, Kat Robichaud, and Amber Nicole sang “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson. They did a great job on it — I thought it started off a bit slow and rough, but then their vocals kept building and building.

Then, we saw the remaining competitors  in a Whoville tourist place, and the Top Three were given cars  courtesy of Kia Motors by the Grinch, of all people.

The final Confessional of The Voice was next. The Top Three competitors spoke about why they’d like to win, and who they’d like to win for, mentioning their mentors, and their new families and friends.

Celine Dion and Ne-Yo took the stage to sing  “Incredible.” It was another chance to hear the incomparable Celine Dion perform, and Ne-Yo was — as the song put it — incredible, also. What a terrific performance!

Carson said that Will Champlin and Lady Gaga will be performing — I’m not sure if he meant individually or together.

Ah, Will Champlin will be performing not with Lady Gaga, but with Alan Black, and they are singing “Wake Me Up.” It’s a cool, cool song, and they sound really amazing together — the audience clapped along as they sang, and then applauded enthusiastically as they finished singing.

Carson said thanks to all of the crew of The Voice, then introduced Tessanne, who has brought back Preston Pohl, Olivia Hencken, Grey, and James Wolpert, singing “Hold On, I’m Comin’.” It’s a rockin’ classic, and they lit the stage up with their performance of it.

Preston has such a raspy, soulful voice — it’s difficult for me to believe he left the competition as early as he did.  James Wolpert got down and funky, and did a cool dance — the performance was STELLAR all around, really, really fun stuff.

“One thing is clear — Shufflin’ Shelton is a Dancing Machine!” Carson Daly said.

Christina: “I’m not sure there’s any hope for Blake.”

Carson then introduced Lagy Gaga singing “Do What U Want” off of her number one album ArtPop.

Lady Gaga was FANTASTIC, as usual. Then, Christina joined her onstage, and it was really cool to see these two divas performing together.  The audience screamed and cheered as they sang. It was yet another AMAZING performance tonight on The Voice! Everybody in the audience gave them a standing ovation.

Lady Gaga was the one who first came up with the idea that they do a collaboration together. Christina called Lady Gaga “one of the most down-to-Earth people” she’s ever met.

Carson: “Now, the time has come. Jacquie, what would you like to say to Christina?”

Jacquie: “Christina, you know I love you. You’ve helped me become not only a better singer, but a better person.”

Will to Adam: “I’m honored to be in your presence and working with you. It’s been an awesome ride.”

Tessanne: “A better friend I couldn’t find. It’s been an absolute pleasure. I Love you and I trust you.”

Carson: “I will first reveal the artist in third place. The finalist in third place is — Will Champlin. Congratulations. That leaves Tessanne Chin and Jacquie Lee. Ladies, one of you is The Voice –let’s see who it is. The winner of The Voice is — Tessanne Chin!”

Carson: “Tessanne, the stage is all yours. Please welcome Tessanne Chin!”

Tessanne sang the song that Ryan Tedder wrote for the winner of The Voice. I think it might be called “When It All Comes Tumbling Down.” Tessanne sang with lots of power and displayed her wonderful vocal range with this song. She gave a marvelous performance, and I wish her, Will Champlin, and Jacquie Lee much success.

The next season of The Voice will begin in February 2014, just a couple of months away. Usher and Shakira will be returning, and Adam and Christina will be going. Never fear, though, if you’re fans of Adam and Christina, as these chairs cycle between these particular coaches, so Adam and Christina will eventually be back. Did your favorite win? Please leave your comments below!


Written by: Douglas Cobb

One Response to "The Voice Live Finale (Review & Videos)"

  1. Dee Berthel   December 18, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Tessanne is fabulous! She truly deserved to win The Voice.


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