The Voice: Finale Part 1

By Chelsea Lewis ,

It has all come down to this, Cassadee Pope, Nicholas David and Terry McDermott are the finale three vocalists going head to head to become, “The Voice.” Before the finale kicked off, the entire Voice cast came together to perform a beautiful rendition of “Hallelujah,” to honor the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.

Each vocalist will perform one solo song and one song with their coach. Nicholas David from Team Cee Lo took the stage first, along with a flaming piano. David performed the classic Jerry Lee Lewis song, “Great Balls of Fire.” Levine started off the judges’ comments by saying that it was clear that David was having fun and showed off a different side of him as an artist. Shelton said that he was proud that David just went for it and had fun. Green added that David’s honesty is appreciated but his fire tonight, burned down the house.

Cassadee Pope took the stage next with her performance of “Over You,” by Miranda Lambert. This was the first number one single on iTunes that Pope had. Aguilera said that Pope looked stunning and her voice was perfect on that performance. Levine added that Pope has really fined tuned her vocalist instrument and everyone is proud of her. Shelton said that Pope performing that song is perfect and that music is the start of a long healing process for America.

Next up, Terry McDermott took the stage with his coach Blake Shelton. McDermott and Shelton took the Aerosmith trademark song, “Dude Looks Like A Lady.”

Following the rock ‘n’ roll heavy performance; Nicholas David took the stage to reprise his rendition of “Lean On.” Levine started off the judges’ comments by saying that version of the song is killer and he does justice to that song every time he sings in. Green added that he really believes in David and he moves Green emotionally.

Terry McDermott took the stage for the last time performing, “Broken Wings,” by Mr. Mister. Levine said that McDermott really nailed the performance even with a few technical issues. Shelton said everytime McDermott gets on stage, something epic happens and that he can make classic rock songs sound new again.

Following McDermott was Pope who performed with Shelton. The duo performed the Sheryl Crow hit “Steve Mcqueen.”

Following that high-energy duet, McDermott took the stage one finale time in order to reprise his now made famous cover of, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Aguilera said that McDermott is really bringing it to this competition tonight and is working very hard day in and day out. Shelton added that McDermott performed that song better tonight than before and that he blew that song away.

For David’s last performance of the night he teamed up with coach Cee Lo Green. The funky duo took on the ultimate soul and funk classic, “Play That Funky Music White Boy.”

Closing the show was Pope performing Faith Hill’s number one hit, “Cry.” The performance brought the audience to their feet. Levine started the judges’ comments by saying that he really wanted Pope on his team but that she accomplished everything he hopes she would accomplish. Shelton said for every great moment Pope has had on the show, she out shined them tonight.

All of the performances had been completed; now voting was opened up to America.
The two-hour finale will be taking place tomorrow on NBC.

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