The best was saved for the last. "The Voice" U.S. Season 7 finale was worth the wait with the finalists belting out some beautiful songs and it was no doubt the best week of the season. The winner of the season will be declared on Tuesday based on public votes.
The four finalists, Chris Jamison, Matt McAndrew, Craig Wayne Boyd and Damien, performed three songs each – a cover (coach's choice), duet with coach and a new song in the finale. The best part is, song choice for the finals was excellent unlike in the past weeks.
"The Voice" Finals Recap:
Matt McAndrew of Team Adam: He kicked off his final performance with his original song called "Wasted Love." It was a beautiful song and a superb performance with the right dose of story-telling and emotion. It will possibly win him the title.
Then he rendered "Lost Stars" with original singer Adam Levine himself. It was a risky move but the two made it effortless and beautiful. Matt was ready to walk into uncharted territory and he did it in style.
He ended the finals with a solo (cover) song, "Over the Rainbow". It is one of the most-covered songs, so there are chances of being compared to other singers but Matt proved that he can do anything – literally. His rendition of this may not be as good as his earlier performances of the night but still it was worthy.
Chris Jamison of Team Adam: He rendered "Velvet," an original song from Elof, Kellen Pomeranz, Alex Lacasse and 1916 Management. He nailed both the lower registers as well as the high falsettos. In short, it was a great performance.
He then teamed up with coach Adam Levine for "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke. Many might have thought that it was a bad song choice but the duo made it sound good. Their falsettos blended so well and Chris' strength was exposed in the song. It was a beautiful rendition.
Chris' last song was Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" and it was one of the best performances of the night. Hit pitch was perfect and so too falsettos. He is a complete package with immense talent.
Damien of Team Adam: He took on Donny Hathaway's "A Song for You" for his solo cover and it was a good rendition. He seemed to have lost the grip in one of the lines but his overall performance was good, ending the song with a sweet high note.
His second song was Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", which he performed with his coach Adam Levine. They blended so well and it was one of the best duets of the night.
Then Damien performed his original single, "Soldier." He moved away from ballad, which was refreshing, but he seemed to have pumped in too much melodrama into his performance. However, his overall performance of the song was good and it has the potential to become a hit.
Craig Wayne Boyd of Team Blake: The country singer started off the night with his original "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" written for Blake Shelton by Mark Marchetti and Stephanie Jones. Blake said he didn't record the song, as it was hard to sing, but Craig sang it with ease. In short, it was a great performance.
He then performed Randy Houser's "Boots On" with his coach Blake Shelton. They brought the fun-factor into the show and it was another great performance from the country singer.
His last song of the night was Alabama's "In Pictures," and it was a wonderful rendition. He connects with the lyrics very well and has the ability to put across his feelings to the audience.
Going by their performances in the finals, it looks like "The Voice" title can go to either Matt McAndrew, Craig Wayne Boyd or Chris Jamison. Damien, who entered the finals through a wild card, seemed to be lagging behind by a few steps. However, any of the four finalists can be the winner, as the audience will decide the outcome.