By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com
Last night, The Voice: Season 10 Final Four (Alisan Porter, Adam Wakefield, Hannah Huston & Laith Al-Saadi) took the stage and performed for America’s votes!
Tonight, we learned who was the tenth artist to be crowned champion of the series. Did Adam Wakefield help Blake continue his winning dynasty? Or did Alisan and Christina finally break the show’s infamous girl curse?
Read on to find out!
Little Big Town kicked off the finale with their brand new single: “One of Those Days.” Pharrell produced the new single which blends elements of country and EDM together. He will be producing their upcoming album. I liked that Pharrell joined them on the stage near the end of the song. I have a big feeling that this song’s message of positivity will conquer radio charts.
As the quartet left the stage, the show celebrated Hannah’s relationship with Pharrell. Hannah’s superstar duet with original Voice coach CeeLo Green and they tackled Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” I loved the Mariachi theme, and both of their vocals were on fleak. I hope that we get to see more of CeeLo in the future.
Each season, the finalists invite previously eliminated contestants to perform with them one last time on The Voice stage. Alisan welcomed back Kata Hay, Paxton Ingram, and Ryan Quinn and they performed Heart’s “Straight On.” The quartet had great chemistry, and the vocals were insane! Ann and Nancy Wilson would be very proud of their performance.
Laith Al-Saadi crossed a huge item off his bucket list—he sang with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joe Walsh. The duo slayed “Rocky Mountain Way” and brought rock back to The Voice after a nearly seven-season absence. That collaboration was probably one of my favorite duets of the night.
After we had learned about Adam Wakefield and Blake Shelton’s love affair, Sia returned to the NBC singing competition and performed one of my favorite tracks off of her latest album This is Acting– “Cheap Thrills.” I would love to see her as a coach in future seasons. Who’s with me?
27-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss joined Team Blake finalist Adam Wakefield for a stunning performance of “Willin’.” The performance was a smooth Bluegrass ballad that featured superb musicianship by Alison Krauss and strong vocals from Adam. Meanwhile, Adam faced Behind the Voice that featured cameos from Shaquille O’Neal, Pharrell, Xtina, and Blake.
After a passable Bring Back performance from Hannah Huston, we learned that Blake might have a gambling problem and can rock out “Lady Danger” lipstick. Zayn made his Voice debut with his new single: “Like I Would.” The song has an Usher and Chris Brown vibe to it, which will probably conquer both the Billboard and radio charts this year. As Zayn left the stage, Blake took over and sang one of his most personal songs from If I’m Honest: “She’s Got a Way with Words.” (Hopefully, Miranda Lambert was not watching this performance ).
While Blake left the stage, Laith brought back his Team Adam teammates (Owen Danoff and Shalyah Fearing) and Team Blake’s Katie Basden for an epic cover of “Georgia On My Mind.” However, Owen was MIA when his group took the stage. Carson revealed at the end of the performance that Owen was ill and could not participate with the group.
The Voice finale was the only place that Pharrell Williams could become a horrible Kindergarten teacher and how Laith and Adam Levine connected through music all season. It is also the destination for rising artists to perform with impeccable superstars. Alisan and her duet partner, Jennifer Nettles, gave everyone chills as they sang Ms. Nettles’ recent single: “Unlove You.”
Three years ago, Lady Gaga teamed up with Christina Aguilera for an epic performance of “Do What U Want.” Tonight, Xtina performed an impeccable duet with her fellow Dangerous Woman: Ariana Grande. They performed a medley of Grande’s latest hits: “into You” and “Dangerous Woman.” While Ariana and her dancers took care of “Into You” and the first half of “Dangerous Woman,” the Queen of The Voice stormed the stage, and they beautifully showcased their voices in the song’s bridge!
After all of the performances and pageantry, it was time to reveal the results:
In Fourth Place….Laith Al-Saadi!
In Third Place…Hannah Huston!
Which meant that Adam and Alisan were the last two standing.
The winner of The Voice: Season 10 is…ALISAN PORTER
Congrats to Alisan and Xtina for winning Season 10!
Next season, Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus join Adam and Blake for Season 11!