‘The Voice’ finals are finally here! Season 6 is just one night away from crowning its winner, and the top three stepped into the spotlight to compete for America’s vote in the live show on Monday, May 19!
Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman all hit the stage tonight on The Voice to win the title of Season 6 winner. Each finalist sang three songs and they were all incredible! Who do you think will nab the coveted title? Keep reading to find out who put on the best performances!
The Top Three Perform On ‘The Voice’ Live Finals: America’s Choice
The top three singers sang three different rounds tonight — a duet with their coach, a song of their choice and finally, a song chosen by the fans, also known as America’s Choice.
Christina Grimmie was first up and America chose Miley Cyrus‘s “Wrecking Ball,” which was the song that she sang for her blind audition at the very beginning of the season. Literally — Christina was the first singer to sing in Season 6!
The 20-year-old stunned with the smash hit, reminding everyone why she’s in this competition. “That song takes me back to the beginning when I tried to fight to have you on my team,” Usher said during his critique. Shakira added, “You knocked the song out of the park during the blinds, and you did no different this time.” Her coach Adam Levine was beaming with pride, commenting on how proud he was and he even said she sang better than her initial audition: “I didn’t know that was possible!”
Jake Worthington sang “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by Keith Whitley for his America’s Choice round. “I’d love to finish it full circle, and y’all are making it happen,” Jake said because he also sang this song for his blind audition. Jake’s ballad was beautiful and he accompanied his perfect pitch with a guitar!
The judges gave him great praise. Shakira said that he’s grown from the cute guy she wants to get a beer with to an artist with “credibility.” Jake’s coach Blake Shelton said that he has so much respect for him and is impressed that he’s able to show respect to past country artists.
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” was the next song to hit The Voice stage, sung, of course, by Josh Kaufman! America picked this bluesy song for him, and we have no doubt why — because he killed it! Jake sang this song in his battle round, and he may have been even better tonight. His voice is perfectly on key all the time. How does he do it?!
Josh’s coach Usher gave him a standing ovation, while Shakira complimented Josh for his charisma and said that “no one could every get bored listening to you.” The judges reminisced on Josh’s battle round when he almost went home for this song…and thankfully, he didn’t. Blake said he “sang the crap out of that!” Heck yes, he did!
Each Singer Sings A Duet With Their Coach
Each finalist got to sing a duet with their coach to celebrate the big night!
Josh went first, singing with his coach Usher. The duo sang The Police‘s “Every Breathe You Take.” Christina and Adam sang “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye, which was a perfect choice for Chrstina’s unique voice. Blake and Jake proved to be the perfect country duo, singing “Country Boy Can’t Survive.”
The coaches sang together, too! Shakira and Blake sang their song “Medicine” together, and Adam and Usher joined forces for a sultry song.
The Finalists Sing Their Final Song
For Jake”s final song, he chose to sing “Right Here Waiting,” and he did it beautifully. Blake seemed to be almost speechless, but then thanked Jake for being so honest and sincere like a real country artist.
Christina took on a big risk with Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and it was her best performance yet. “That was flawless,” said Shakira. “I was in complete awe.” Adam backed her up, too, saying “this is yours…I think you’re going to win this show.” Wow!
Josh selected Adele‘s “Set Fire To The Rain” for his final song in the season before America votes! His choice was unexpected and perfect for his high-pitched voice. The coaches were beyond impressed. Adam had to let the crowd cheer before he could even critique Josh — he was that could. Finally, he said “you’re super amazing.” Josh’s coach Usher followed up, and although he was near speechless, he commended him for “representing soul” and said that he will be the winner!
HollywoodLifers, the winner is chosen tomorrow! Who had the most impressive performance of the night? Which finalist do you think will win? Who is your favorite? Who is the best coach? Let us know!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister