"The Voice" USA 2015 finals live performance was a mixture of some good and not-so-impressive renditions. Four finalists -- Jordan Smith, Emily Ann Roberts, Jeffery Austin and Barrett Baber – gave a Christmas feel to the episode but the finals lacked energy and winning performance.
The finalists performed three songs each -- a solo, duet with their coach and Christmas song -- on Monday. Don't know if they lost their nerves owing to growing competition or just a case of bad song choices but none of them were as convincing as they were in the semi-finals.
Jordan Smith of Team Adam
Solo Song: He kicked off the night with "Climb Every Mountain" from The Sound of Music. It was a beautiful rendition with impressive range. He got a standing ovation from his coach Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.
Duet with Adam Levine: He sang "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys with his coach Adam. It was a decent performance but not up to expectations. They somehow didn't seem to gel well performing together.
Christmas Song: He took on the song "Mary Did You Know" and it turned out to be a wonderful rendition. He received a standing ovation from all the coaches.
Emily Ann Roberts of Team Blake
Solo Song: She sang "Burning House" by Cam. It was a beautiful rendition, one of the best performances in the finals.
Duet with Blake Shelton: She performed "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with her coach. It was a good performance but she looked lost in patches. Maybe the song matches Blake more.
Christmas Song: She took on the song "Blue Christmas" and it was a good rendition. She made the song her own and it came out well.
Jeffery Austin of Team Gwen
Solo Song: He sang "Stay" by Sugarland and gave justice to this emotional song. It was a beautiful rendition.
Duet with Gwen Stefani: He sang "Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley with his coach. It was perhaps the best duet of the night. Gwen let her artiste shine in the performance.
Christmas Song: He took on the song, "O Holy Night" and it was a good rendition. He doesn't sound good in patches while trying to sound different but it was a good performance overall.
Barrett Baber of Team Blake
Solo Song: He sang "Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett. It was a good performance with right dose of emotion.
Duet with Blake Shelton: He performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell with his coach. In what could have been a good performance, his voice was overshadowed by Blake's big voice.
Christmas Song: He took on the song, "Silent Night". Coaches were all praise for his rendition but it didn't impress. It was not a good performance vocally and the song didn't suit him.
So, who do you think will win "The Voice" 2015 title tonight? Jordan Smith is no doubt the favourite from the lot. He has been wooing the viewers ever since he entered the show. However, it is the audience who will decide the winner with their votes, so it can be Emily Ann Roberts, Jeffery Austin and Barrett Baber too.