"The Voice" USA Season 11 2016 has finally come to an end with the finalists having performed live one last time on Monday night with the hope of winning the coveted title. But the fact is only one will win the prize and the winner will be declared on Tuesday night.
There is no doubt all the finalists -- Billy Gilman, Sundance Head, Wé McDonald and Josh Gallagher – are talented, which will make the task of choosing the winner tough. But the finale live performance on Monday more or less gave a good picture of who could walk away with the title this season.
The finale performance was a mixture of very good and not so good. Some accepted the challenge with both hands and gave their best while others seemed to feel the pressure but it was a good night overall. They performed three songs – cover, original single and duet with coach.
Who do you think will win? Here is a recap of the finale performance:
Billy Gilman (Team Adam)
Cover song: He took on the song "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. It was a beautiful performance with right amount of emotion.
Duet with coach: He performed "Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers with his coach Adam Levine. It was a decent rendition. Perhaps the choice of song wasn't right.
Original single: He sang "Because of Me" by Maroon 5. It was a brave decision to take on a song sung by his coach but he did and it was good. However, it fails to beat his cover song performance.
Josh Gallagher (Team Adam)
Original single: He sang "Pick Any Small Town" which he co-wrote with Nolan Neal. It was a good performance but he got nothing new to offer. He sounded shaky at times though the song is catchy.
Duet with coach: He performed "Smooth" by Rob Thomas and Santana with coach Adam Levine. It was another decent rendition but not a great one.
Cover song: He took on the song "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp and it was a decent performance.
Wé McDonald (Team Alicia)
Duet with coach: She sang the song, "Ave Maria" by Stevie Wonder with her coach Alicia Keys. It was an ordinary performance. One may blame technical issue for the poor sound quality but there is no scope for excuses at this stage of the competition.
Original single: She performed "Wishes" by Harold Lilly and it was a good rendition. However, some might want more from her as it is song that has ample scope to showcase her vocal abilities.
Cover song: She rendered "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Barbra Streisand. It was a great performance. It seemed like she wanted to end the show on a good note, and it did.
Sundance Head (Team Blake)
Original Single: He sang his own song "Darlin' Don't Go" and it was perhaps the highlight of the night.
Duet with coach: He performed "Treat Her Right!" by Roy Head and the Traits with his coach Blake Shelton. It was a good rendition.
Cover song: He sang "At Last" by Etta James. He has proved to all that he can sing any song thrown at him – not just do but do it good. It was a beautiful rendition.
So, who do you think will be declared winner of "The Voice" season 11? Going by the live performance in the finale, Sundance Head surely deserve the title after having delivered three solid songs. However, Billy Gilman could well walk away with the title as the audience seems to have a liking for him.
Josh Gallagher and We McDonald should be in the bottom two if Tuesday's performance is anything to go by, but it is the audience who will choose the winner. So, expect the unexpected.