‘The Voice’ finale was chock-full of wonderful performances and one coach reclaimed the trophy and the right to brag about their contestant winning. Some singers we had already forgotten about returned, but the show kicked off with a Top 20 performance of “Tonight Is The Night” by Outasight. The night would be a long, but enjoyable one.
Jacquie Lee would be the runner-up for this season, but she was definitely trying to prove that she could be The Voice. She brought back Caroline Pennell, Matthew Schuler, Cole Vosbury and James Wolpert for a pitchy, but fun, rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I also let the sound issues slide, because you could tell they were enjoying themselves up there.
Later she jammed with Paramore on their latest, “Ain’t It Fun.” Honestly, this song didn’t need Jacquie. She’s fine on her own, but she always gets overpowered in group performances or duets.
Will Champlin would come in third, but it’s not like he was going home empty handed. All three of them got free cars, courtesy of Kia. No surprise that he chose the Sorento for his family. Um, KIA! Unfortunately they had to be creeped out by The Grinch and a couple of Who people to get them. He took to the stage with Aloe Blacc for “Wake Me Up,” and had Cole and Caroline join him for “Wagon Wheel” along with Austin Jenckes and Johnny Gray.
Some of the Top 20 boys, including Matthew, Ray Boudreaux and Preston Pohl got together for Bruno Mars‘ “Treasure,” and the Top 20 girls, including Kat Robichaud, Shelbie Z and Amber Scott killed it on Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You.”
The most talked about moment actually came towards the end of the show, when Lady Gaga, who looked like a cross between Elvira Hancock from ‘Scarface’ and your grandmother from the 80s sang “Do What You Want.” This performance was pretty understated, for her. The show has the budget for her theatrics, but it was just her on stage with some intense fog. It worked, and then surprisingly, Christina Aguilera joined her on stage! Some are saying it was a little awkward, I think that’s because of the rumored feud between the two, but they embraced, did some great runs and Gaga even put her head on Xtina’s chest. Now that definitely was weird.
Lovely Tessane shined the most though. She got to sing with her idol Celine Dion on “Love Can Move Mountains.” It was heartwarming seeing Tessanne get so emotional over being able to share the stage with Celine. Oh, and how effing amazing did Ms. Dion look in that Versace dress as she performed with Ne-Yo?
As Tessanne was handed her trophy, she closed the show out with the winner’s song, “Tumbling Down” which was written by Ryan Tedder.
Overall, it was a great way to close out Season 5 of the show. Season 6 starts on February 24, with Season 4 coaches Shakira and Usher returning. Until then Voice stans!