The Voice 2017 finale is right around the corner and fans of each of the four finalists are getting giddy about the upcoming results of America’s vote.
The performance night has finally concluded with Blake Shelton’s Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden, Adam Levine’s Jesse Larson, and Alicia Keys’ Chris Blue taking the final four spots in the competition. Since Gwen Stefani has no singers left, teams Blake, Adam, and Alicia face head-to-head during last night’s performances.
Right after final face-off on Monday night, TV Line and Hollywood Life shared some insights as to where the four finalists stand and rated each of their performances to help America decide who should be crowned as the big winner of The Voice 2017 finale.
First up on the list is Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden who performed an original single titled “Never Be Lonely,” an upbeat music that fits the 15-year-old aspiring singer perfectly, per Hollywood Life.
While the song was indeed something worth downloading over iTunes, Aliyah’s live stage performance wasn’t exactly one that could win her the competition as she “struggled” with her low register and “sounded a bit off” in the beginning of the performance, according to TV Line.
Because of this, the outlet graded her performance with a C—passing but not outstanding.
Meanwhile, her duet with coach Blake seems to be a bit messy which TV Line thinks is due to some audio issues in the show. While the country singer can be heard clearly, both him and Aliyah seem to be struggling to be heard over the band.
Fortunately, Blake has a second finalist on The Voice 2017 finale: Lauren Duski. Singing her original composition “Déjà vu,” Lauren got an A+ from TV Line for what was described as her “world-class” voice. The song itself was also wonderfully written, proving that Lauren has a promising career as a songwriter as well.
Aside from getting the highest rating for the night from TV Line, Lauren’s original song performance was deemed to be “gorgeous and haunting.”
Up next is Team Adam’s Jesse Larson who sang a cover of the Doobie Brothers classic “Takin’ It To The Streets.” Taking the tune with a “mix of rock, soul, and blues,” Larson’s performance didn’t have anything wrong about it. However, it also can’t be described as “remarkable” nor “memorable” mainly because of the distracting background vocals, per TV Line.
With that said, Team Adam gets a B for his The Voice 2017 finale artist.
Team Alicia’s Chris Blue also gets a B for his duet with his coach to the tune of “Diamonds and Pearls.” According to TV Line, the duo was initially in perfect harmony until Alicia Keys suddenly “went off the rails” and left her protege lost in the song.
But just when Alicia’s team seem to be little love during The Voice 2017 finale performance night, Chris performed a cover of “Rhythm Nation” the Hollywood Life deemed as “the absolute perfect way to close out the show.”
TV Line was also impressed with his performance and gave him an A for this one since not only did he prove that he is a great singer, but he also proved that he was born to perform with the way he moves on stage.
Who Should Win
By the looks of it, Team Blake has the best chances of taking this year’s The Voice crown, but only because he has two contenders in the grand finals. Team Alicia also has a good chance with Chris Blues based on the ratings above, but of course, there is still the possibility of a surprising twist for Team Adam.
Aside from the announcement of the winner, The Voice 2017 finale slated on May 23, 2017 on NBC will also deliver a surprise performance from upcoming Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson.
According to E! News, Hudson is set for an early debut on NBC’s The Voice stage with a special performance of her latest single, “Remember Me.”
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