The Voice: Final Performance Show(down)By: Mike Tuttle - December 17, 2013
Monday night’s episode of The Voice featured strong performances from the final three contenders: Tessanne Chin (Jamaica), Will Champlin (California), and Jacquie Lee (New Jersey).
All singers performed three songs including duets with their coaches, Adam Levine and Christian Aquilera, who are the only coaches remaining in the competition.
16-year old Lee held her own during the final performance show by singing “Back to Black” and duet “We Remain” with coach Aguilera.
“The amount of talent you have in that little body, for being 16 years old, is unbelievable,”Aguilera told Lee.
“To see you evolve on the show – sister, that was amazing,” three-time winner Blake Shelton told Lee.
Lee closed with the showstopper “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls.
However, Lee will have a tough time beating Chin who took on Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” in “tribute” to the late singer.
According to People, the crowd’s cheers were non-stop and Chin’s coach, Levine, said he had no words, just “emotions.”
“It’s sacred ground. We lost Whitney too early. So many people stay away from her [songs] because it’s incredible, one of the best vocals ever recorded … impossible to replicate,” Levine said, but added that Chin was up to the challenge. “You are just capable of anything and it blows me away. I know in my mind and heart you are the winner of this show.”
Champlin, the show’s remaining male singer, continued to show off his quirky sweet edge and skill when he joined his coach, Levine, for a duet of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”
In the early weeks of the show, the 30-year old was moved between judges, stolen, and saved but, on Monday evening, he proved an equal to Levine.
“You have been nothing but devoted,” Levine told Champlin, noting his deep respect for the singer’s work ethic. “I think we are cut from the same cloth.”
A winner will be crowned on the show’s finale Tuesday.
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