The Voice: 13 Best Performances of Season 2!

It seems like just yesterday NBC was touting The Voice‘s post-Super Bowl Season 2 premiere. But time flies watching talented vocalists fight for their place in the spotlight against Cee Lo’s awesome cat, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton’s bromantic antics, and Christina Aguilera’s décolletage.

And with the show’s sophomore season finale set for tonight, we figured it was the right time to count down a baker’s dozen of the best performances from the last four months. Check out my Top 13 countdown below, then hit the comments and tell me if there are any of your faves that didn’t make the cut!

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Comments (74)

  • Michael! Where’s the Anthony Evans & Jesse Campbell duet???

    Comment by sara – May 8, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i know… i mean, that should easily be number 1 on anybody’s list!!!!1

      Comment by ishabelle – May 8, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yah! that should be in the no.1 spot!

      Comment by Lea – May 8, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • COMPLETELY agree! That duet was by far THE BEST performance this season.

      Comment by M – May 8, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I really thought that Anthony should move forward too!

        Comment by gemapet – May 8, 2012 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. That was my first question after looking over the list! They definitely need to be on the list!!

      Comment by Cindy Farrell DiMaio – May 8, 2012 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WHAT. EVER. Where is the Elise 30 minute Idology?!

      Comment by the real wendy – May 8, 2012 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Number 1 hands down Jesse & Anthony <3 THAT PERFORMANCE WAS EPIC <3 If I Ain't Got You!!!!

      Comment by mselvero – May 8, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Jamie and wish he would have of made it further. he was great singing FCBlues!!

    Comment by Jab – May 8, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ** oops delete “of”

      Comment by Jab – May 8, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m waiting for Michael to write an article in which he ranks the top four from The Voice and the final five from American Idol. How would you all rank them?

    Comment by david7118 – May 8, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 1. Juliet
      2. Tony
      3. Chris
      4. Jermaine
      5. Phillip
      6. Hollie
      7. Jessica
      8. Joshua

      Comment by Lindsey – May 8, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Comparing contestants between these two shows just shouldn’t happen. Just about all singers on the Voice have been in the business for some time, they just haven’t had their big break, but it seems like most have produced albums or at least toured or been in the realm of music production. American Idol contestants are true amateurs and are therefore automatically not going to be as polished as musical artists as what you see on the Voice. Idols just don’t have the experience (yet), but it’s what makes the show great because you can see them gain experience week to week and become actual music artists. I appreciate singers on the Voice, but Idol is the one and only.

      Comment by Andy Shoe – May 8, 2012 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You apparently haven’t been paying attention then. Just going by the last few years. David Cook had been releasing albums with two different bands plus his own solo album before going on Idol. Another contestant from his season, Carly Smithson, had a prior record deal and music video. Kris Allen had at least one finished album under his belt. Adam Lambert had an album under his belt and was an experience theater stage performer. Lee Dewyze had several finished albums. Crystal Bowersox had an album done. Only the baby country teens from last year might truly be considered amateurs. The rest of the winners and runners up over the last three to four years were just like the ones on the Voice and waiting for their big break.

        Comment by Rik – May 8, 2012 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ah, Chris, Orlando, and Jamie! Gone too soon!

    Comment by Karen Walsh (@karenwalsh) – May 8, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i loved Orlando!

      Comment by ishabelle – May 8, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I so agree with Chris Cauley and Orlando Napier. I though each one won their battle and should have moved on. Both are more talented than Tony Lucca (whom I like ok) I guess Adam just didn’t feel the bromance.

      Comment by TheBeach – May 8, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hands down, roxanne has been the best performance by far. though, most consistent ones were ms. aguilera’s knockers for not busting out a whole season long…
    juliet for the win!

    Comment by McGuinness – May 8, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Roxanne was AWESOME! Just love that girl’s voice. I & my boys feel she should take it all!

      Comment by Phoebe – May 8, 2012 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What made that performance was the emotion behind it. Juliet really brought some feeling into that song.

      Comment by jw – May 9, 2012 06:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • where’s Jamar Roger’s It’s My Life???

    Comment by allison – May 8, 2012 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s ANY of Chris Mann’s performances?!

    Comment by erin – May 8, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My two favorites didn’t make the list… Juliet singing “Cryin” and Tony doing “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Great season!

    Comment by Lindsey – May 8, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Say Aah, Lindsey Pavao

    Comment by lindsaylover (@IsaacYoung4) – May 8, 2012 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can’t believe Say Aah, wasn’t on the list. It was the highest charting song of any from the blind auditions, spending 4 days on itunes top 100 before itunes even figured into the voting. No to mention the most original remake of the season. I agree w/ Juliet’s Roxanne in the #1 spot but this should’ve been in the #2 spot.

      Comment by 30CamdenSquare – May 10, 2012 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Mann??!!

    Comment by Rhian – May 8, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where are all the Chris Mann performances!?

    Comment by Jenn – May 8, 2012 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tony Lucca and Adam Levine singing Yesterday not making the list is a HUGE disappointment. That performance is probably my 2nd favorite of the season. Juliet’s performance of It’s A Man’s World tops the list for me though. That performance sent chills down my spine!!!

    Comment by Dustin Lerch – May 8, 2012 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREE, loved that performance.

      Comment by Denise – May 8, 2012 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you on it being one of the best performances. I thoroughly enjoyed their duet.

      Comment by Phoebe – May 8, 2012 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aces up as Juliet’s Roxanne was the best of the season. Many good performances.

    Comment by Cynthia – May 8, 2012 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a toss-up for me whether Juliet’s Roxanne or Man’s World was the best. They were #1 and #2 in either order.

      Comment by TheBeach – May 8, 2012 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tony’s “Trouble” to start the season.

    Comment by Ned – May 8, 2012 02:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep, that was Tony’s best and one of the best of the season.

      Comment by TheBeach – May 8, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t get enough of Ashley’s Foolish Games, it was a brilliant rendition and it made root for her. I honestly thought you would include the Jesse and Anthony Battle because i though it was the best battle the Voice has ever had so far.

    Comment by Edward – May 8, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nope. You totally miss it.

    Comment by Ione – May 8, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where is Chris Mann???

    Comment by Coleeey – May 8, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still mad about Jamie. DDDDD:

    Comment by asherlev1 – May 8, 2012 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julliette Simms, she has the most interesting voice, she has star quality.

    Comment by Ramona – May 8, 2012 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Mann – “Ave Maria” and Juliet Simms “Freebird”

    Comment by caroline – May 8, 2012 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Say Ahh” by Lindsay Pavao and “All These Things That I’ve Done” by Team Adam and Team CeeLo

    Comment by Drak – May 8, 2012 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How the hell did not you put the Anthony Evans vs. Jesse Campbell??

    Comment by mosh – May 8, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Mann- You raise me up

    Comment by d – May 8, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Missing Jermaine!! Where’s the soul in this list? Jesse Campbell, Chris Mann, Jermaine Paul. Seriously… these are far from THE VOICE!

    Comment by Amanda Rodriguez (@Amaria1923) – May 8, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen!!!! Thank you!! Jermaine Paul DEFINITELY has had the best variety of performances and he deserves a spot on this list!!! ..so sad #smh

      Comment by Bethany Carter – May 8, 2012 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yesterday definately should have made that list. Agree with leaving Chris Mann off. His voice has a nasal quality that shows up when it shouldn’t. And Christina needs to be thrown off the show for her school girl treatment of Tony. What happened on the Mouseketeers anyway, Did he spurn her affections? I mean really… never seen such rudeness from someone who is supposed to be giving professional advice.

    Comment by Nita – May 8, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree that Christina has a bad attitude toward Tony – any idea why? It’s so obvious that she doesn’t like him – and he’s so gracious in his acceptance of her nastiness! Did you see her texting during his time last night with her “whatever attitude”! I think she’s jealous of Tony’s relationship with Adam!! Too bad Christina – Adam likes Tony better!!

      Comment by Kathy from Havertown PA – May 8, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • please Tony may have been gracious at times but he’s been re-tweeting his fans’ ugly tweets about xtina. How childish is that? (I’m not defending xtina’s criticism of him but stop making him out to be some poor defenseless soul

        Comment by Sha – May 10, 2012 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely agree…Christina is down right rude and childish & she just proves that beauty is skin deep. Yeah she may sing & has some looks but is an ugly person inside who needs an attitude adjustment. Loved Adam’s response “it’s a metaphor”!!!!!!! Yep the dumb blonde walked into that with her eyes wide open. Hook line & sinker

      Comment by Phoebe – May 8, 2012 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • how is it a metaphor when the line clearly goes, “if you’re having GIRL problems I feel bad for you son, 99 problems but a …etc”

        Comment by Sha – May 10, 2012 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about ‘Oh Darling’ of Juliet Simms!??

    Comment by HB – May 8, 2012 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • (shaking head) What the?? why on earth is Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkin’s EPIC battle not in this line-up?!? It was the battle of the season!! holy BALLS people!!

    Comment by miss_ing – May 8, 2012 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not impressed with Season 2 final lineup…it really doesn’t matter who wins.

    Comment by Paramour – May 8, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought Jordiss singing Maybe I’m Amazed for her audition was one of the best.

    Comment by LL300 – May 8, 2012 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would’ve made my list

      Comment by 30CamdenSquare – May 10, 2012 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE GIRL THAT SANG SOMEONE THAT I USE TO NO RUNIED THAT SONG !

    Comment by CRYSTAL – May 8, 2012 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How could you miss Jesse’s “It’s a Wonderful World”??? It’s the best version I’ve ever heard next to Louis’! I had chills!!

    Comment by Kathy from Havertown PA – May 8, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s the RaeLynn performances??? I couldnt stand country before i heard her! She made country enjoyabke for me! Kudos to her! Otherwise, i like Juliet Simms (which is there), Katrina Parker (who is also there), and Lindsey Pavao (who is also there)! Bring in the RaeLynn!!!

    Comment by Samantha – May 8, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 99 Problems by Tony and Yersterday by Adam and Tony were both stellar. Christina needs to rethink her attitude — the other judges are positive and helpful, she just trashes other judges conestants.

    Comment by Rich – May 8, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy crap – watching The Voice…okay, not saying anything else. I forgot momentarily people are in other time zones or are DVRing the show.

    Comment by darcy's evil twin – May 8, 2012 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If what you’re thinking is: “Seriously???” Then I agree completely.

      Comment by Tia – May 8, 2012 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • “Seriously” is a little more family-friendly than what I was thinking.

        Comment by darcy's evil twin – May 9, 2012 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I don’t think my favorite will ever win one of these things again! Damn, Juliet sooooo close. Just 4% lower than Jermaine. But dang! COme on!
    Juliet owned this!

    I did think Jermaine was a lot better than most here gave him credit for but dang!

    It sounds like Jermaine and Juliet were close and a lot higher than Chris and Tony, who were crazy close.

    Looking at last week’s votes Tony didn’t win, and Jermaine won by a ton and Juliet by a lot. I guess that carried over.

    But dang this really came sort of out of nowhere since Jermaine got the least talk of anyone in every forum I’ve looked at.

    But hey congrats to Jermaine!

    Comment by FreeHaley – May 8, 2012 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought Juliet had it too – she will be all right, she rules!! Jermaine really is good and he is so loveable – so good on him, Well done!!
      Thank goodness it wasn’t Tony Christina might have needed to be tranquilized and double thanks that it wasn’t Chris – she would have been UNBEARABLE!!

      Comment by semisweetgirl – May 8, 2012 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Cee Lo sticks to his tweet and signs Juliet.
    Dang he has had some of the very best on his team but he just can’t get the win.

    Juliet!!

    Comment by FreeHaley – May 8, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know he will – Vicci Martinez (or as Cee Lo called her, his warrior princess) has her cd drop at the end of the month

      Comment by semisweetgirl – May 8, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My 11 Favorites:
    Maybe I’m Amazed by Jordis Unga
    Say Aah by Lindsay Pavao
    Waiting on the World to Change by Orlando Napier
    Grenade by Chris Cauley
    Anthony-Jesse Battle Round
    Orlando-Karla Battle Round
    Wild Horses by Jordis Unga
    Erin-Gwen Battle Round
    Angel-Katrina Battle Round
    Seven Nation Army by Jamar Rogers
    Roxanne by Juliet Simms

    IMO, Erin Martin, Mathai and Raelynn were the worst contestants the last two seasons.

    Comment by darcy the slutty twin – May 8, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I might be alone, but Ave Maria was my favorite moment of the season. I had tears running down my face and I’m rarely moved like that. Glad to see Juliet on the list.

    Comment by Hilary – May 8, 2012 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait a minute, how come “if i ain’t got you” didn’t make your cut.
    This song was the best moment on the voice this season.
    Period

    Comment by Ty – May 10, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m stunned that Lindsey Pavao’s cover of “Say Aah”, wasn’t on the list. It was the highest charting song of any from the blind auditions, spending 4 days on itunes top 100 before itunes even figured into the voting. No to mention the most original remake of the season. I agree w/ Juliet’s Roxanne in the #1 spot but this should’ve been in the #2 spot.

    Comment by 30CamdenSquare – May 10, 2012 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • mathai really? eh. I would have put Jamar’s It’s My Life. The duet between Jesse and Anthony, YOU RAISE ME UP. and definitely SAY AHH

    Comment by Sha – May 10, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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