The Voice Performance Finale: I Know What You Did With Idol's (Overdone) Songs in the Dark

The Voice Season 5 recap performance finale“Hello, and welcome to The $25,000 Pyramid: The Voice Season 5 Performance Finale Edition! Our famous clue-giver is Carson Daly, and our contestant is ‘Who cares, this person isn’t a superstar celebrity!?’ Let’s get started!”

Carson: “Ummm…Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing.’ Bryan Adams’ ‘Everything I Do (I Do It for You).’ ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’ from Dreamgirls!”
Contestant: “Songs that have been ground into the carpet for 12 seasons of American Idol!”
Carson: “No, no, no, think harder!”
Contestant: “Songs that are irrelevant to modern radio! Songs that frighten Jennifer Lopez! Songs used to support a backhanded compliment from Christina Aguilera!”

“We interrupt this program with the following newsflash: The Voice Season 5 may have three contestants remaining, but coach Adam Levine feels he has enough information to call the competition on behalf of Tessanne Chin — even though his second protégé Will Champlin has yet to take the stage for his final performance. Will is being asked by Adam to exit through a back door and collect his consolation prize of Trivial Pursuit: Reality TV Edition and a box of Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat!”

Lord help me, we’re only a few hundred words in, and this recap has already gone off the rails. (OK, OK, maybe it went off the rails while I was writing THAT HEADLINE.)

But pardon my crazy, because tonight’s installment of The Voice — or at least the last half hour of it — made me go all Cypress Hill*, or rather, “Insane in the Membrane.” (*Not a drug reference. Wayyy too square for anything stronger than sauv blanc. Seriously.) For starters, I found myself going bonkers for a rendition of the song that edged out “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now”) as The Most Overdone Ballad in the History of Reality Singing Competitions. And then the same thing happened with a song that’s already part of a joint custody agreement between Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson, and really doesn’t need anyone else trying to lay claim to it.

But great talent — and let’s be honest, whether Tessanne, Will and the human firecracker that is Jacquie Lee experienced a stumble or two this week, they’re all pretty flippin’ fantastic — has the power to rewrite rules, to negate conventional wisdom, to make you download ditties you didn’t realize your iTunes wanted. So even though Will is most likely to finish third, and even though I’d personally give Jacquie the Season 5 crown over Tessanne by .00114 of a percentage point, and even though I’m uncertain that “.00114 of a percentage point” is a mathematically sound figure, I’ve got to tip my imaginary hat to every member of the Final 3 (or the Bottom 3, as Xtina likes to call it).

With that said, it’s time to get going on letter grades for the night’s performances:

BLIND AUDITION RETREADS ROUND
Tessanne Chin (Team Adam): Pink’s “Try” — Grade: B | Tessanne being Tessanne, you could count the missed notes on this number on one finger. Unfortunately, though, the former background singer’s energy level dragged throughout the number, almost as if she was directing the “you gotta get up and try, try, try” lyric to some part of her that wasn’t quite revved up to kick off the finale. (Then again, maybe Tessanne was still reeling from the shock of seeing the show’s quartet of mentors willingly tackle “Pour Some Sugar on Me” on national television?) Whatever the case, though, this was one of the Jamaican powerhouse’s most hollow performances: All shiny glory notes, with none of the gooey emotional center needed to truly sell a “diva overcoming heartache” anthem.

Will Champlin (Team Adam): Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You” — Grade: B- | I wasn’t sold on Will’s Blind Audition way back in early October because, for starters, “Not Over You” is to songs what uncooked pizza dough is to food — bland and vaguely shapeless — and also because it’s not a great fit with his instrument. Indeed, Will’s voice — which has been incredible on tracks like “At Last” and “Carry On” and “When I Was Your Man” — sounded tight and a little tinny through much of this performance, and worse still, seemed to intermittently taper off and get drowned out by the band. The feedback from Adam and Xtina was about as harsh as it was gonna get for a Voice finale, with the former oddly accusing his own contestant of working so hard that it’s “stressful” and the latter repeatedly referencing Will’s tendency to overthink and his one time in the Bottom 3 (of Adam’s Final 5, during Top 20 week) without ever really commenting on his actual vocal performance.

Jacquie Lee (Team Xtina): Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” — Grade: A- | Yes, the last 10 seconds got overbaked, but let’s give credit where it’s due: Jacquie was the only member of the Top 3 to dig deeper, take bigger risks and attempt to truly reinvent her Blind Audition cover. Exhibits A-D: The slightly off-the-beat delivery on the second verse; the growly conviction on “my odds are stacked”; the lofty places she took the melody on the “tiny penny” verse; and especially the warm, husky tones on the repetition of “blaaaack” toward the end. Creativity — and a totally authentic, old-school soulfulness — must be recognized. Now recognize it, America!

MENTOR DUET ROUND
Tessanne Chin & Adam Levine: The Beatles’ “Let It Be” — Grade: A- | Call me blasphemous, but I loved-on-top-of-loved the reggae breakdown in the final verse, a risk that paid off and upgraded what was already a very pleasing — if slightly staid — interpretation of the Beatles’ hymn-like classic. The take-it-to-the-church ending worked wonderfully, too, but when Tessanne gets movin’ and groovin’, that’s when my brain presses the Siri button and asks, “When will I get to hear Tessanne on the radio?”

Jacquie Lee & Christina Aguilera: Xtina’s “We Remain” — Grade: B | There were some lovely moments in this collision of Big Diva Voices — but, yeah, my choice of “collision” rather than, say, “marriage” or “intertwining” is telling. There were several instance where one of the gals (my ears think it might’ve been…Xtina?) faltered on her harmonies, and other spots where the cacophanous imagery on the backdrop — firepots! animated forest! the Doctor Who wormhole! — drew my attention from the driving Hunger Games anthem that sounded a lot hookier here than when I’d first heard it on the internet a while back.

Will Champlin & Adam Levine: Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” — Grade: B- | Anyone who’s ever seen Almost Famous, or had this tune come on the radio during a road trip, knows how fantastically rousing it can be. Will and Adam’s interpretation, though, never reached the anthemic, “I’m not 100 percent sure what the lyrics are about, but DAMN I’m feelin’ em!” heights that Elton’s endlessly crescendo-ing melody promises. Will layered on too many embellishments; Adam came off like his charisma was back in the spinny-chair sucking down a Starbies; and the contestant’s final ad-lib flopped to the mic like a trout on a dock. It wasn’t terrible or aggressively pitchy, it was just less than what it should’ve been, like being given a winning MegaMillions ticket and then buying a lightly used Kia.

FINAL SOLO ROUND
Tessanne Chin (Team Adam): Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” — Grade: A+ | Before tonight, the idea of me giving any performance of “I Have Nothing” an A+ seemed about as likely as the Barefoot Contessa removing butter from all her recipes or that last Vince Vaughn movie — you know, the one with the preview where the sperm-donor guy throws around the idea of “fatherhood” like it’s a hacky sack — winning an Oscar. I mean, “I Have Nothing” is, as I said earlier in this recap, The Most Overdone Ballad in the History of Reality Singing Competitions: Eight performances during 12 seasons of live voting rounds on Idol, along with renditions during The Voice‘s Season 4, Season 3 (twice!) and Season 2. Tessanne, however, embued the Bodyguard soundtrack cut with such a wicked combination of grace, power, intensity and most of all delicacy, that I had no choice but to give it a perfect grade. Sure, Tessanne’s cover in no way strayed from Whitney’s original. And yes, the falling curtains and eruption of sparks were ordered directly from 1-800-Bombast. But so what? For two minutes or so, Tess’ stratosphere-scraping rendition made me forget all prior versions, made me put aside my cynical disdain, and made me grin and hoot with sheer delight. I can’t pretend “I Have Nothing” will ever be on my personal musical menu, but it doesn’t mean I’m so stubborn that I can’t gobble it up and bow down to the chef, either.

Will Champlin (Team Adam): Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It for You)” — Grade: B | Am I the only person wondering if Will might’ve been fighting a cold tonight? Or maybe dude was just fighting the urge to cold cock Adam, after hearing his coach, moments before he went on stage, tell Tessanne that “I know in my mind and in my heart that you are the winner of this show.” (Ouch!) The opening verse had a slight case of Bowl of Jello syndrome, and Will lost his grip on pitch when he tried to take some chances on the bridge. That final move where he went out into the audience and delivered the last lines to his wife and baby daughter were sweet, sure, but it was most likely a case of too hokey, too late.

Jacquie Lee (Team Xtina): “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” (from Dreamgirls) — Grade: A+ | I can’t honestly make the case that Jacquie’s performance was as note-perfect as Tessanne’s, but before you go all Stern Russian Figure Skating Judge on me and demand a recount on my grades, let me say this about that: In my mind, there’s more to music than correctly executing a series of notes. We’re not talking about making a figure-8 in the ice. It’s not coloring within the lines. It’s not following a recipe down to the tablespoon. And for me, I was gobsmacked by the audacity of Jacquie’s performance — the almost haunted quality of that opening verse, finished off with a robust “ow-ow-ow” that had me nodding my head in approval; the way she dragged the mic stand toward the front of the stage, practically defying the audience to blink, lest they miss a single second; the epic length of the note on “there’s no way I WILLLLLLL” swooping directly into a thunderous “And I aaaammmm…”; the literal explosiveness of those final notes with all the pyrotechnics going off behind her. It all spoke to me — on a gut level — in a way no other performance did tonight. And so, yes, when I spend Tuesday morning cooking up a photo gallery of the best Season 5 performances, I’ll have to rank “I Have Nothing” above “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” But when it comes down to which one I’ll play back on YouTube when I’m having a crap day — just so I can get transported to somewhere better, brighter and more electrifying — nine times out of 10, it’s gonna be Jacquie.

Oh, I almost forgot!

The Voice Coaches: Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” — Grade: SMDH (I could never get past the line “Do you take sugar? One lump or two?” without a piece of my soul flaking off, crawling under the couch and attaching itself to a dust bunny.)

Your turn. What did you think of the Season 5 performance finale? What were your favorite numbers? Who should and who will win it all? Take our polls below, then hit the comments with your thoughts! And for all my Voice-related interviews, recaps, news and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!





Comments (560)

  • If there’s one thing you aren’t allowed to do as a coach on this show…is miss more notes than your contestant that you’re doing a duet with. You know…the one’s you’re supposed to be “teaching”.
    The one thing I enjoy about this show is how much it encourages vocal excellency from the coaches as well.
    That’s a nice way of saying Adam was comparable to a flickering light in the corner of your eye, distracting.

    Comment by Kimbo – December 16, 2013 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *Looks out into the distance*
    *See’s “Hallelujah” STILL hasn’t left the top 200*
    Yeah I think the real winner is Matthew Schuler ya’ll.

    Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 08:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • lol and if you look way far out into the distance you see the young female who should have been in the top three instead of Jacquie. Sweet Caroline, so much better than Jacquie in every respect it made me head hurt last night to have to listen to the screeching and think about what Caroline could have done with the full version of Anything Can Happen.

      Comment by bobsaccamanna – December 17, 2013 04:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. I would have loved to see Caroline in the finale. Her voice, while not as powerful as some of the others, was quite soothing and beautiful to listen to.

        Comment by Cip – December 17, 2013 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael you are delusional. There was zero soul in Jacquie Lee’s And I Am Telling You. B-

    Comment by Davey – December 16, 2013 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry Michael, but tonight I kinda have to agree with the haters.. At least on Jacquies last performance. A A+? She totally missed the nuances of the song, she killed at the end, but the song was too big for her.

    Comment by guiaoshi – December 16, 2013 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne will win. But the real winner this season is Christina. Say Something is still high on iTunes. Hoping the next single /album won’t flop.

    Comment by woodyinho – December 16, 2013 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congrats on the coaches for picking song choices from the song book from hell.
    I don’t care how amazing Tessanne was, tired of “I Have Nothing” and all the other song choices.

    Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t always agree with your comments but tonight you’re so spot on and funny as well.

      Comment by Misilin – December 16, 2013 09:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne has two songs in the top 10==I have nothing at #3 and Let It Be at #10. She’s dominating right now.

    Comment by sd – December 16, 2013 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought going into tonight it was a no-contest win for Tessanne, and 20 seconds into her “I Have Nothing” I knew it was game over for Will and Jacquie. Well deserved. I like seeing the most talented one win these shows. I’m still shocked that both The Voice and Idol got it right back to back.

      Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 16, 2013 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne deserves to win this but i am having doubts in America getting it right. Especially after what Adam Levine pulled tonight. He has to be very very careful. I’ve been on the Jacquie bandwagon from the get go and I do think she is a great singer and yes it would be great if she wins it but lets face it Tessanne is just incredible. I personally think it would be bad if Tessanne DOESN’T win. As long as Will doesn’t win tomorrow i’ll be ok with either result.

    Comment by greysfan – December 16, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With the amount of coach hatred we’ve seen all season let’s go through each flaw of the coach I suppose.
    Adam: Hardcore favorite player (from the sound of it lol), showing he has no real interest in you if otherwise.
    CeeLo: Appears to enjoy living out his quirks vicariously through his contestants
    Blake: Safe, almost to the point where he seems afraid to take risks
    Christina: Bitchy, with what appears to be a hint of desperation…or a lot.
    Shakira: All over the damn place…too unpredictable
    Usher: God as far as anyone else is concerned.

    Comment by Bri – December 16, 2013 09:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shakira is a crazy woman, and yet I love her. Her voice sounds like a lamb being led to slaughter, and for some I reason, I’m willing to let it slide. She’s just a beautiful woman on the inside and outside.

      But yeah, she sucks as a coach. Let’s make no mistake about that one.

      Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 16, 2013 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh my God this. This SO much. Love the woman and love her voice amazingly.
        But the fact that she somehow ended up with Sasha as her last contestant standing…considering all the astounding spanish vocalists that flew her way…
        I don’t understand at all.
        But I love watching her as a coach :D

        Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I was so pro-Sasha it wasn’t even funny. My vocal style is pretty similar to hers, and a fairy died every time Slezak slammed her “excessive” vibrato. And let’s just say a lot of fairies kicked that bucket last season! [Shakes fist at Slezak quite menacingly]

          Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 16, 2013 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I enjoyed Sasha very much, but goodness I was amazed that after all these just as spectacular female vocalists Shakira got…none of them made it to the live shows with her aside from Karina….
            I was just like…what? Wait what?
            Shakira could have had a lot more team members last longer if she’d picked better options. Same with Usher…but Usher can do no wrong in my mind.

            Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:48 PM PDT  
          • If I remember correctly, Shakira was never winning the multiple-chair turnarounds. She ended up with Sasha because Sasha made a very intelligent decision to take a seat on the weakest team. Her strategy worked brilliantly. She was stolen, right? And then went to Shakira instead of Usher on the steal?

            Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 16, 2013 09:53 PM PDT  
          • @angie Yeah she didn’t get the highly anticipated turn arounds (which all flocked to Adam like a pack of rats to pest killer disguised as the Pied Piper) so she just pulled an Adam and stole someone who lasted incredibly long.

            Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:56 PM PDT  
          • What I am stunned by is Slezak’s definition of “excessive”. How could Sasha be more excessive than Jacquie Lee?? It just doesn’t make sense, Slezak.

            Comment by matt – December 17, 2013 02:55 AM PDT  
      • I know everyone wants Shakira back but I used to get annoyed at how quickly she pressed the button for Anyone who could hold a note. She was like an over eager bunny rabbit hopping from contestant to contestant. But she’s definitely sweet though.

        Comment by sd – December 16, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • For the first time tonight, I literally laughed out loud reading this board. Thank you for that post. :)

          Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 16, 2013 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m tired of “are they marketable” crud people keep claiming. Why are we on “The Voice” worrying about who’s marketable? Please, go root for the piss-tier talent that regularly floods Xfactor if we’re going to actually factor that in.
    At the end of the day, the most deserving ought to be the one who fought the hardest and it payed off the best. While I’m someone who loves me some Jacquie usually more than Tessanne, Tessanne OWNED tonight with ease. Meanwhile your concern is marketability? This show’s real concern is keeping it’s viewer count. Singing shows are so exhausted that it’s practically impossible to launch a career from them any more because nobody cares any longer. The show has two seasons a year in order to keep the excitement and viewers up. Let a “marketable” winner come when the time is right, not because someone with a cute face and less age weighing them down is a better representative.
    Yeesh.

    Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tessanne has an amazing voice, no question. But the key to the music business is being able to market yourself. And after all these weeks, who is she? What can she deliver….besides the OLD DATED songs her coach saddled her with. She deserves to be a star, but I have no idea the kind of albumn she could create, or worse, what I think she should make.

      Comment by Sarah – December 16, 2013 10:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m not trying to sound like an ass when I say this, but:
        If you have a hard time figuring out what kind of album a reggae artist would come out with just because she sang some lovely dated ballads throughout the season…
        I’m slightly concerned.

        Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • LOL! So true. When Tessanne puts out her next reggae fusion album, I will be first in line to buy it.

          Comment by Matthew Richards – December 17, 2013 04:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Instead of hoping for a marketable winner to pop out of this show I’m just praying for Michelle to have all the success that she deserves more than Macklemore at this point >.>

    Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hear ya! There’s some guy on youtube saying she didn’t win because she never wore dresses and she’s a lesbian and I thought, those are precisely why I love her. She’s true to herself and I so admire her for that. It’s gotta be hard to stick to your guns in the music business. Money talks though and mine will be going to her.

      Comment by Jennifer J – December 17, 2013 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne deserves to win on account of being the most consistent all season. You hardly hear as many, if any, negatives comments about her performances as there have been on Jacqui’s throughout the competition.

    Comment by The truth – December 16, 2013 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All three singers are amazing but I haven’t been moved by buy any of their songs. Melanie Martinez was not my favorite singer the voice has ever had, she was not my favorite from her season, her voice was not even very strong. YET, I bought most of her songs and I still listen to them over and over again. She was unique and just cool. I thought Caroline was the only singer this season who had those similar qualities.

    I think that is why singers from the Voice don’t do very well after the show. They win because of their voice and not for the way they make music their own and add something different and unique to the music industry that people want to buy and listen to over and over again.

    Comment by A – December 16, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • EXACTLY!!!

      Comment by Sarah – December 16, 2013 10:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes indeed. That is why Alex & Sierra will do better than the winner of the Voice. IMO.

      Comment by PeterPann – December 16, 2013 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To be honest, I loved Will’s “Everything I Do (I Do It for You)”. It’s a cliche, but most of the songs tonight were. What I love about Will is that even though he isn’t the most polished (Tessanne) or bombastic (Jacquie) singer, he makes me so darned happy when I listen to him! He has a beautiful, pleasant and honest sound that I just love. Sadly, I doubt he has a chance of winning, but I loved finding such a wonderful musician in him.

    Comment by Eva – December 16, 2013 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Using the cutie little baby tho, that be cheatin’ mon, hahah, just kidding.

      Comment by Terry – December 16, 2013 10:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! I love will! I do think he held back tonight..just wasn’t as great as he’s been before. But I wish him the best.

      Comment by Jenny – December 17, 2013 01:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. I really love his voice, and I’m so happy that his fans rallied and put him above Jacquie on itunes!

      Comment by JM – December 17, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 3. Tessanne Chin – I Have Nothing (The Voice Performance)
    7. Tessanne Chin & Adam Levine – Let It Be (The Voice Performance)
    14. Jacquie Lee – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (The Voice Performance)
    16. Will Champlin & Adam Levine – Tiny Dancer (The Voice Performance)
    20. Will Champlin – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (The Voice Performance)
    27. Tessanne Chin – Bridge Over Troubled Water (The Voice Performance)
    30. Tessanne Chin – Try (The Voice Performance)
    32. Jacquie Lee & Christina Aguilera – We Remain (The Voice Performance)
    45. Jacquie Lee – Back To Black (The Voice Performance)
    80. Will Champlin – Not Over You (The Voice Performance)

    It’s Tessanne’s to lose now.

    Comment by Clement – December 16, 2013 09:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just realized I put Bridge Over Trouble Water in there by accident. But whatever, the cumulative number of downloads count anyway.

      Comment by Clement – December 16, 2013 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lol that’s alright because apparently all the live show songs count towards the final votes too.

        Comment by TC – December 16, 2013 10:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After weeks of fantastic song choices, this is what they came up with for the finale? What a snoozefest… I’d love to see Will pull it off, but a 1) Tessanne, 2) Jacquie, 3) Will finish seems inevitable. Tessanne absolutely deserves the win. She already has two songs in the iTunes Top 10, while the others have none at the moment, so it may be a done deal based on that alone.

    Comment by Jim – December 16, 2013 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The duets this season were terrible. I’m literally rewatching “One” from last season. Such a lovely duet.

    Comment by Sage – December 16, 2013 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was my favorite duet from The Voice so far. Usher and Michelle was definitely one of the best coach-contestant pair. Dia and Blake were pretty cool too.

      Comment by TC – December 16, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was less about the AMAZING Jacquie Lee and more about how much Christina wants to win. Poor Will (whose voice and style I adore) – Adam was like a mentor in The Hunger Games who could only save one and picked the girl (Tessanne, name irrelevant because Adam will obviously pick a girl), then Christina congratulates him on being in the Bottom 3!!! Oh, and Jacquie Lee and Tessanne gets fireworks, and Will gets…..respectful applause. SERIOUSLY?!?

    A question, if she wins, what kind of albumn is Tessanne going to make? This far in the competition and I have NO IDEA what kind of artist she is or wants to be. I know Jacquie and Will, and what we could expect from them. In the finals, you should know who you want to be.

    Comment by Sarah – December 16, 2013 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Hunger Game reference…priceless, LOL! Vote for Will!
      Tessanne will be forgotten very quickly if she wins.

      Comment by hmr – December 16, 2013 10:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I kinda wanna see Tessanne make a reggae-infused pop album whether she wins or not.. That would be cool.

      Comment by TC – December 16, 2013 10:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sure many people will overlook the “bottom three” comment because it seemed like a slip of the tongue. Christina is very sly and crafty and that was her last chance to speak to Will on the national stage before the final vote. She was definitely taking a camouflaged, subtle dig at him imo. She was definitely treating him as a lightweight in her rather condescending comments and in her tone of voice. I think Will was truly disturbed by Xtina’s comments whereas Adam’s enthusiasm for Tessanne was at least an extremely honest assessment of the performances up to that point. There was only one person who really killed it and that was Tessanne. Also, Adam was there for his team rehearsals and he knows how Will is going to sound. He respects Will imo, but Tessanne was simply on another level and that was all Adam was trying to say. The show is live and Adam wanted to properly salute Tessanne and how well she did. There might not be enough time at the end of the show and also the audience tends to tune out following the last note of the last song. That is why Adam inserted his praise of Tessanne before the end of the show.

      Comment by MC – December 17, 2013 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Christina spoke the truth he was the bottom three, last week and this week. I don’t understand why everyone gets on her when Adam was derogatory toward him and he is his own contestant.
        Will first song was Bad, there is no way around it.

        Comment by Mary – December 17, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • How can Will be the bottom 3 this week? Then who are the top 3?

          Comment by Lee – December 17, 2013 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Maybe I’m remembering wrong, but they claim that the artists are not saved in any special order and since there was no instant save last week, that would mean him being called last doesn’t necessarily mean he was in the bottom 3. Also, with only 3 artists left, all of them would technically be in the bottom 3 or top 3 depending on how you want to look at it.

          Comment by Laura – December 17, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Christina got Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson to extend support to Jacquie. And I’m certain at least one of them was paid (while the other was brutally begged) because no way in hell is JHud going that cray cray over that performance.
    >.>
    Gaga’s little monsters listen to EVERYTHING the girl says.

    Comment by Kaba – December 16, 2013 10:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Looks like Adam asked Neil Patrick Harris and Robin Thicke to promote Tessanne and Will too. But they don’t have nearly as much followers as Lady Gaga. :/

      Comment by TC – December 16, 2013 11:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think it really matters to be honest, most followers if they did not watch will not bother to vote one way or the other. Look at AI all the celebrities were behind Adam and look where that got him.

        Comment by Mary – December 17, 2013 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Looks like Tessanne is in the lead anyway. And she also seems to have the support to Debra Messing, Suze Orman, Busta Rhymes, and obviously Usain Bolt.. just to name a few.
      Will has Drake Bell, Caroline Rhea, Gavin DeGraw… But I guess these people don’t have as much as a following as Lady Gaga or even JHud.

      Yes, I was that bored that I looked at twitter stats. Winter break has gotten the best of me. Haha

      Comment by AV – December 16, 2013 11:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Winter break has me watching reruns -___-

        Comment by Kimbo – December 17, 2013 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s interesting Suze Orman is supporting Tessanne, I was worried Tessanne might be a religious homophobic bigot like so many Jamaicans apparently are. Or maybe Orman is just objectively supporting the most beautiful singing voice, which belongs hands down to Tessanne.

        Comment by matt – December 17, 2013 03:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • OMG! Another stereotype. I can’t anymore. Dear, Matt there are homophobic bigots in Jamaica, there are homophobic bigots in America.There are homophobic bigots everywhere. I can assure that Tessanne is NOT one of them.

          Comment by cloves – December 17, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol. You don’t know the Pop scene enough to think Xtina is asking/BEGGING Gaga or JHud to support Jacquie.

      I’m guessing Gaga is actually trying to sabotage Adam given their beef over her ArtPop album on twitter. It’s hilarious really.

      Jennifer is a fan before becoming a friend of Christina, so not surprising she helped out. Not the first time she retweeted Xtina’s tweets on Jacquie, so I doubt that she support Jacquie because she sang her song.

      Comment by CRKT – December 17, 2013 12:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Or…you know..Christina legitimately asked for their support? Just like Will and Tessanne have gotten support from other famous artists as well currently?

        Comment by Kaba – December 17, 2013 01:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh please. You are the one saying PAYING and BEGGING with negative connotations.
          Didn’t see you say Adam is PAYING and BEGGING people like Ellen to support his artists?
          I’m answering to the negative connotations, not to whether she asked a not. She and Adam and do whatever they want to help their artists, America will vote for the singers they love regardless.

          Comment by CRKT – December 17, 2013 01:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Oh boy, pull the stick out your rear. Those were just gross exaggerations for the love of God. You’re the one on edge seeming almost offended that I even made the claims.
            Each season various artists extend their support to different finalists. This isn’t a new thing by any sort. I was just teasing the idea that Christina pulled out the big guns and begged Jhud and Gaga for their support.
            But pardon the hell out of me.

            Comment by Kaba – December 17, 2013 01:17 AM PDT  
          • kaba, why do you make these claims? it seems like you intentionally want to offend people. and then you get upset when people like adam make claims. you can’t have it both ways.

            Comment by Lee – December 17, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  
  • UGH, why did shrilly mcnilly get to sing last, that really picks my ass, she bloody well better not win!

    Comment by Terry – December 16, 2013 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think I’m gonna vote for her just to piss you off.

      Comment by Thomas – December 16, 2013 11:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nooooooooooo, I’m sorry, I take it back, I take it back. LOL

        Comment by Terry – December 16, 2013 11:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At the end of every season, I pick 4-5 iTunes downloads from the contestants so I don’t go crazy and overdo it with tons of downloads. I try to pick songs that were memorable and will be worth additional listens in the future, which for me often means choosing songs that were arranged differently or sung in an interesting way during the season, namely by personal favorite contestants. This season, this is how my wish list is looking at the moment:
    1) “Hey Brother” (Will Champlin) – Better than the original . . . no joke!
    2) “As Long As You Love Me” (Caroline Pennell) – I think this was her best all season. “Nobody’s Home” from her EP might be a future download too, and it’s only 99 cents.
    3) “Underneath It All” (Tessanne Chin) – I thought Tessanne’s reggae experimentation provided us with some of her most entertaining performances.
    4) “Secrets” (Will Champlin) – Cool version
    5) “Movin’ On Up” (Cole Vosbury) – One of the most memorable blind auditions of the season
    “Stompa” (Jacquie Lee) and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Tessanne Chin) came close but, for me, weren’t different enough from the originals to warrant purchases for now.
    Which songs would you choose?

    Comment by Jake – December 16, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree with most of your picks, but would have to add James’s “A Case of You,” because that was just sheer beauty. Might even throw in his audition with “Love Interruption.” I thought that was a fun, quirky song that his vibrato worked really well with.

      Comment by Eva – December 16, 2013 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Underneath It All was easily the highlight of the season for me. And As Long As You Love Me is up there as well.

      Comment by Matthew Richards – December 17, 2013 04:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The originals. Only joking kinda. I am one not to purchase many of the contestants covers. It really has to stand out for me something different Like Kris Allen she works hard for the money, Heartless. Adams, mad world and A & S say something. Sorry liked it better than the original and I really like the original. I did purchase a couple others but I usually vote by phone not downloading.

      Comment by Mary – December 17, 2013 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will was being sabotaged by both Adam and Xtina. Ugh. I loved Tiny Dancer. Too bad Adam had to be part of that perfomance.

    Comment by hmr – December 16, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think Jacquie showed creativity with her Back to Black. She did a pretty convincing cover of Beyonce’s version of it from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Its not like she made up the “risks” she took; she just followed Beyonce’s lead.

    Comment by Sara – December 16, 2013 10:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So obvious Tessanne’s winning She’s #1 now on iTunes.

    Comment by woodyinho – December 16, 2013 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1. Tessanne Chin – I Have Nothing (The Voice Performance)
    6. Tessanne Chin & Adam Levine – Let It Be (The Voice Performance)
    14. Will Champlin & Adam Levine – Tiny Dancer (The Voice Performance)
    15. Jacquie Lee – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (The Voice Performance)
    16. Will Champlin – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (The Voice Performance)
    31. Jacquie Lee & Christina Aguilera – We Remain (The Voice Performance)

    Comment by Clement – December 16, 2013 10:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tonight is definitely a great night for the gals. Based on tonight’s performances, Tessanne won it by a mile and that performance of “I have Nothing” is near perfect. I honestly was a bit hesitant when I heard in the promo that she is singing this song. As Adam said it in the intro, Whitney Houston is sacred ground, but tonight’s risk paid off. Tessanne’s “control” is just amazing and I don’t even think many vocalists can pull off a Whitney song LIVE! However I am just disappointed with Adam’s song choice with Will. I almost feel that Adam throws him under the bus. I love “Everything I Do I Do It for you” but this is just not the right song. Will needs a big song to battle these two BIG female vocalists.

    Anyway, the performances tonight remind me of how strong these three finalists are. They definitely have careers looking forward to!

    Comment by Adrian – December 16, 2013 11:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was just looking at the The Voice itunes voting rules and it says here: “There will be no iTunes Bonus available to the artists in connection with voting for the finale episode.” It looks like it won’t matter if songs make it to the top 10 based on this. They will add in all the votes they got the previous weeks including the bonus received. Also I believe the duets won’t count as eligible votes.

    Comment by sd – December 16, 2013 11:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Interesting. I think Tessanne has the edge since she got #1 last week.

      Comment by woodyinho – December 17, 2013 12:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A+ for that horrendous, shrieky, unoriginal mess of “I am Telling You”? Are you sure you didn’t have the TV sound muted while listening to Jessica Sanchez on YouTube do it the way you described? That was even a worse performance of that song than the guy that tried doing it last year on The Voice.

    Comment by ODoule – December 16, 2013 11:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone else think that Will’s wife pinched that baby’s thigh to get her to miraculously wake-up in time for them to hit their marks for Will to sing to them? Just me?

    Comment by Sara – December 17, 2013 12:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As Will’s wife, I can assure you that did not happen. She’d already been asleep for an hour, and woke up during one of the prior numbers. Wouldn’t normally comment, but this week’s song was really emotional for us and I don’t want to see his special surprise to us diminished, bc that was all in the moment for him.

      Comment by Rosanne – December 17, 2013 03:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Rosanne , your husband singing to you and your daughter and seeing the delight in her eyes was the sweetest moment of the entire show last night, just a beautiful scene, best of luck to your husband.

        Comment by matt – December 17, 2013 03:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Rosanne, I could tell it was real. I voted for Will all the way this season. He and Caroline have been my favorites from the beginning.

        Comment by karen – December 17, 2013 04:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Rosanne, I loved that performance, and your daughter is adorable. I truly wish Will all the best, because I think he is very talented. Looking forward to his first LP.

        Comment by JM – December 17, 2013 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 1) the baby was clearly still asleep during Tessanne’s song right before Will’s last song. You could see it over Adam’s shoulder, so I doubt it “woke up during one of the prior number.”
        2) why didn’t that baby have some sort of ear protection? It must be crazy loud in there!
        3) if it was such a “special surprise”, his wife is super talented at finding the spotlight.
        4) shouldn’t you be asleep at 3am (or taking care of your baby) and not trolling message boards defending your “husband”?

        That came off super cheesy and was totally staged to get some sort of sympathy vote.

        Comment by Truth hurts – December 17, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Do you have any idea what these people have been through / are going through? Or are you just completely heartless? That was completely uncalled for and I hope she doesn’t see it.

          Comment by smdh – December 17, 2013 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne KILLED that Whitney song. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone do it as well in a singing competition. It was pretty anticlimactic not to end the show with that.

    Comment by Calvin – December 17, 2013 12:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Jacquie would have been better served having Blake as a coach. X-Tina just can’t focus on anyone but herself… she Over Sings and pushed Jacquie to do the same. Blake would have helped her win the whole thing. Now Tessanne is a lock to win. Also, coaches comments should be limited to one minute… I think Blake and CiLo are good at keeping it real!

    Comment by Steve S. – December 17, 2013 12:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Christina talked so much poor Blake and CeeLo were barely heard from. I kept wishing they’d play the music over her like they do at award shows when people run long with their speeches. Carson may need to introduce that next season.

      Comment by sd – December 17, 2013 12:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Christina is just so fake. Her acting has been terrible this season…who is she fooling really? She only cares about herself.

        Comment by Jenny – December 17, 2013 01:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Carson wasn’t doing his job, he should have been cutting her off.

        Comment by matt – December 17, 2013 03:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree.

      Comment by Tyler – December 17, 2013 01:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • seriously michael? you’re giving an A+ on Tessane with a rant comment or a meh comment that you have no choice but to give an A+ but all the praise for Jacquie? Favouritism much? Oh well..

    Comment by Anti-Michael – December 17, 2013 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jamaicans are voting from Montego Bay and all over the Island in an organized way. I think they are doing it illegally and that’s not fair. Let’s report this to the Voice people immediately. The reason Tessanne songs are doing so well on iTunes is because of this illegal voting.
    Truthbeliever

    Comment by Betty Synder – December 17, 2013 12:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Itunes and the people counting the votes for The Voice can tell where people are at when they buy songs. Its called an IP Address. Slow your roll.

      Comment by Sara – December 17, 2013 12:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Let’s assume for just one moment that what you’re saying about “illegal” voting in Jamaica is true. It’s a country with a population of roughly 2.5 million people. Just to give you a sense of scale, the city of New York alone has 8 million people. Next largest is LA at around 3.5 million. I’m guessing that no amount of illegal Jamaican voting is going to move the needle here.

      Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 17, 2013 03:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LMAO! This is a bag of bull right here. So the reason her songs are doing so well couldnt possibly have anything to do with probably them just being good then? No? Ok.

      Comment by cloves – December 17, 2013 05:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You know i find the polarizing stereotypes Jamaicans face quite curious. On one hand we are retarted and uncivilized and don’t have internet connection or cable tv, and on the we are so intelliigent that we have the high level of expertise it would require to hack itunes… Make up your minds folks.

      Comment by cloves – December 17, 2013 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it is a matter of preference, if u like tessane vote for her, if u crazy about will then pick him, if u love jacquie then give her your voice. It is simple, no need to blame michael for his favor, he simply likes jacquie. Grow up and vote, it simply more helpful than the bashing competition coming from people who might never sing a full song in their entire life. ^^

    Comment by neeta – December 17, 2013 12:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.
      The “screaming but not singing”, “over-singing” blah blah is so overused.
      It’s a STYLE the artists themselves adopted, and it’s a STYLE you can like or don’t like, but people are deeming it to be “wrong” way of singing instead.
      That’s why all we have is country and soul singers winning this show.
      Rock singers like Kat will never have a chance tbh. Because the style is not well liked by people who will watch the Voice.

      Comment by CRKT – December 17, 2013 01:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This by a long shot.
        RIP to “The rocker” on these kind of shows.
        Viewers only reward pretty sounds and glory notes rather than edge.
        I’ve been to enough venues, house shows, and mini-concerts to know that there are some things that just SCREAMING is required for. I’ve had many lyrics screamed at me before and they just resonate on a much more amazing level because of them being screamed.
        The demand for vocal perfection is is overshadowing the necessity of musical interpretation nowadays on these shows.

        Comment by Kaba – December 17, 2013 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kat never had a chance because Kat was the worst finalist this show has had in 5 seasons. Terry from 2 seasons ago and runner-up Juliette Simms from 3 seasons ago were both rockers. Regardless of genre, you need to be able to sing to win this show. Kat was a vocal abomination. Both Jacquie and Will smoked her in a way that wasn’t even funny, and Tessanne smoked both Jacquie and Will in a way that wasn’t even funny. Kat had no chance whatsoever because of a raging lack of talent. I repeat, Kat had no chance whatsoever because of a raging lack of talent.

        Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 17, 2013 03:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You hit that nail on the head.

          Comment by Truth hurts – December 17, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just saw tessannes performance of “I have nothing” … I don’t need to see the rest of the show. I don’t. She should win! I like Jacquie, but she’ll be successful no matter what.

    Comment by Jenny – December 17, 2013 01:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If this was truly about the voice, Tessanne should win by a mile. But Jackie will probably win from all the teeny-bopper Bieber crowd votes.

    Comment by CJ – December 17, 2013 01:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s a big difference between a maturing voice, and a voice that has developed great control. Tessanne is the only competitor who can bring maturity of voice as well as maturity of feeling to the music. What a gift!

    Comment by Kristi – December 17, 2013 01:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is anyone else sick of The Voice band/speakers? Honestly, so many times I just wanna blame them for any of the poor performances on the show because they’re so damn loud that they drown out the singers and you can barely hear anything.
    Also, the reprises are stupid. This is their last chance to impress viewers and to have them repeat songs is just boring, to me at least. Plus, since iTunes is a factor in the voting count, I for sure wouldn’t pay again for a song that I’ve already bought. And the song choice’s were just eye rollworthy tonight. The only different choice was We Remain and I know it’s Xtina’s song, but at least wasn’t something we’ve heard a hundred times on these singing shows.
    Will’s my favorite, but I did not think his reprise was well done. He kept skipping words and it wasn’t as good as the first time he performed it IMO. I liked We Remain, but the band kinda ruined it. Jacquie was horrible on Back to Black. She kept screaming like her head was gonna pop off. Tessanne was great on I Have Nothing. I love Xtina and I know all the coaches are biased towards their contestants, but my God how much she exaggerates about Jacquie. It’s ridiculous. The girl has to work on the screaming. It’s not pleasant! And how many times do we need to be reminded that she is freaking 16 and the youngest? Really? She’s 16? I guess I didn’t hear you mention it the last episode and the one before than and the one before that….. :/
    And maybe it’s just me, but I kind of wish they’d consider trying out a new host for next season. Carson has been getting on my nerves for so long now with his chiming in on each performance (“The youngest in the competition”……”This must be a tough decision”…..and all the stuff he says over and over.) and he’s so creepy sometimes with some of the things he says/does.
    Anyways, aside from all my negativity today (cranky due to exams), I think the best performances and my favorites that each contestant have ever done were: Angel (Jacquie), At Last (Will), and My Kind Of Love (Tessanne). Tessanne’s great but I want Will to win.

    Comment by abz – December 17, 2013 02:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She hollered so much I think she thought she was singing “Back IN Black.”

      Comment by Miss Otis Regrets... – December 18, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tessanne “Try” – B
    Will “Not Over You” – B
    Jacquie “Back to Black” – B

    Tessanne and Adam – A-
    Will and Adam – A-
    Jacquie and Xtina – C Side note: I’m pretting sure I remember Xtina and Jacquie hugging each other going “Ahrfhdhvfhfhfhfhfhh!!!!”

    Tessanne “I Have Nothing” A+ (Seriously amazing)
    Will “I Do it for You” B+
    Jacquie “I’m Not Going” A- (Yes, I’m a rebel.)

    In overall performances, it should be…
    1. Tessanne
    2. Will (Thinking of At Last, When I Was Your Man, some A+ performances, even though he’s not #1 tonight)
    3. Jacquie

    It will be:
    1. Tessanne (So either way this is great)
    2. Jacquie
    3. Will

    Comment by Quinn Carson – December 17, 2013 02:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My hubby thought Jacquie was great until I googled Jennifer holliday’s performance of I Am Telling You and played it for him. Um wow. No comparison. Anyone else fast forward over the judges comments after the performances? “I love you, you’re already a winner, I’m so proud of you” etc. I can only take so much gushing.

    Comment by MB – December 17, 2013 02:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael
    Tessanne is going to win and not by a hair but by a lot. She was in the death spot, so she probably did not run through Pink’s try knowing most people would miss it.
    The other two songs she sang she nailed. She changed just enough for me to forget who originally sung those two songs.
    Jacquie sang her final song the same as most people do. But she never, never made it her own. Ever. Everybody that has sung it this year has out sung her on it. She was too busy pushing her hair out of her face and dropping to her knees which for the first time felt staged.
    Christina did this kid a disservice. She should have songs that reflect who she wants to be. That is what I have been waiting for. She has not delivered

    Comment by Becky – December 17, 2013 02:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AND I’M TELLING YOU Michael Slezak, no matter how many big or long notes little Jacqui hit , she’s not going anywhere with that song. NO HEART…no loss….no feeling at all for the lyrics and you know it. I can’t believe you scored that an A+

    Comment by as – December 17, 2013 03:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what’s with the horrible song choices? “I Have Nothing”, “And I’m telling you…” Really???? And why the hell did they reprise their audition songs?

    Comment by Marcinho11 – December 17, 2013 04:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Agree, it was kind of a dull night. But I am still voting for Will, love him. I just bought his album and have only listened to a little, its pretty good.
    I agree that Tessanne rocked and I am okay with her winning, but hoping for Will. Jacqui will do okay, I thinks she is good, but do agree with the comments about the shouting, screaming her songs. With nuance, she could have been killer.

    Comment by karen – December 17, 2013 04:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yay! Glad to see votes for Will \o/ Being in Canada, I can’t vote so whenever I see someone voting for him it makes me happy :’) I posted the link to vote on twitter last night and got some people to vote for me!

      Comment by Mel – December 17, 2013 04:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How I would rank the performances of the night:

    1) Tessanne – I Have Nothing
    2) Will and Adam – Tiny Dancer
    3) Will – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Had me in tears!!!!)
    4) Tessanne and Adam – Let It Be
    5) Will – Not Over You
    6) Tessanne – Try
    7) Will, Tessanne, Jacquie – I’ll Be There
    8) Coaches – Pour Some Sugar on Me
    9) Jacquie and Christina – We’ll Remain
    10) Jacquie – Back in Black
    11) Jacquie – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going

    Tessanne’s “I Have Nothing” was AMAZING. I think she even sang it better than Whitney. Yup I said it. Will and Adam were PERFECT!!!! Their harmonies were SO GOOD! I was blown away! I absolutely LOVED Will’s “Everything I Do”, I will admit, by the end of it, I was in tears. It was a very sweet moment and he sounded incredible! After those 3, the rest were mediocre until you get to Jacquie…..Sorry but last night was her WORST night of the whole competition. She shrieked and shouted everything she sang! My Mom watched for the first time and didn’t know who I liked best or anything and she was cringing the whole way through Jacquie’s performances. Even Norman Gentle from Idol sang “And I’m Telling You” better than Jacquie did.

    MY preference is:

    1) Will 2) Tessanne 3) Jacquie which means it will end up being 1) Jacquie 2) Tessanne 3) Will cause my favourite never wins. BUT I will be happy as long as Tessanne or Will wins over Shouty McScreecherson

    Comment by Mel – December 17, 2013 04:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “I think she even sang it better than Whitney.” OH NO YOU DIDN’T! Lol. Though to be honest, I did prefer the phrasing to Whitney’s version–she did the Katharine McPhee thing at the end. “Don’t make me close ONE more door.”

      Comment by Matthew Richards – December 17, 2013 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LOL Ya i’m not a huge Whitney fan but that’s my favourite of her songs and Tessanne just slayed it!

        Comment by Mel – December 17, 2013 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d be shocked if Will didn’t get 3rd, but Tessanne looks like she’ll win this :]

      Comment by Quinn Carson – December 17, 2013 07:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The coaches’ song was the highlight of the evening.

    Comment by Dave – December 17, 2013 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Betty Synder if u read u would know that there are fillers that block voting outside of the USA, so please shut the hole in your head and stop whining because u know Tessane is far better than the others….

    Comment by Omar Gibson – December 17, 2013 05:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I stand by what I have said about Jacquie for the last month or so. She has an extremely bright future ahead of her and her talent oozes out of her, but she’s three years away. When she learns to control her voice, she’s going to be a star. The best thing that could happen to her and for her career is to lose this show, get some actual vocal lessons, and then come back. The way she belts is not good for her vocal chords. She’s buddy buddy with Christina now, which is a damn good resource to have in your corner.

    Comment by AC Milan – December 17, 2013 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • exactly!

      Comment by Mel – December 17, 2013 06:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup. This. Jacquie is a talented young lady and she’s gonna be unstoppable. Unfortunately now’s not her time and I’m pleasantly surprised she even made it this far. I’d take issue with the “get some actual vocal lessons” part of your post as there’s no way she’s singing the way she is without training, but she will certainly benefit from further training.

      Comment by Angie_Overrated – December 17, 2013 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just posted the same thing. If she wins she’s going to continue singing in the way she is singing and her voice will never mature how it should. The things I heard in the beginning of “The Voice Within’ tells me that this girl has a wonderful gift. BUT she does not know how to transition to high notes nor does not have enough breath control which causes her to go from beautiful heavenly choir member to shrill sounding banshee…. She has too much natural talent to think that the way she is singing now is in any way, shape or form, right. Tess on the other hand is just at the right place…. she is ready to go into the studio today and to start touring tomorrow.

      Comment by Teddy Noxid (@Thunda_munk) – December 17, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So I’m definitely team Tessanne. Not just because I’m Jamaican but because she’s damn good. With that said, How in God’s name could Adam declare Tessanne the winner with Will still in the competition and still yet to perform!? I cringed and I’m sure Tess did too. I mean didnt he throw Will under the bus enough this season? But he’s right though Will is truly a winner for having come this far the number of times he’s been thrown under the bus this season. That comment was just completely unecessary and sad.

    Comment by cloves – December 17, 2013 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cannot agree more. Adam’s playing favorites routine has gotten old. There’s no way someone can repeatedly continue throwing people under the bus and it not be deliberate. So sad. The voice should take song choice control away from the coaches. Let people submit the songs for the week on twitter/facebook and have a random draw for each artist. That’s the only fair way to go about song selection.

      Comment by Manny – December 17, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This entire season has been underwhelming to me. The final three are all nice singers, but I don’t see a lot of star power in any of them. I think they need to work on the format of the show, and have the artists do several performances before they trim the list. It seem to me that most of the artists that were interesting and different, were gone a bit too early in the show. Also, by all that is holy … PLEASE, figure out a better way to select songs. The artists often pick poorly, and they seem to do a much better job than the judges. I also can’t understand why they eliminated the artist duets from the show, which were some of the best performances last season.

    Comment by Caitlyn – December 17, 2013 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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