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20 December, 2013 4:57 PM
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James Wolpert and Cole Vosbury were sent packing last week, leaving us with one of the strongest Top 3 in a while. The young teen with the phenomenal voice, Jacquie Lee, from Team Christina, and alternative rocker Will Champlin and Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin, both from Team Adam. Who'll follow Danielle Bradbery footsteps? Will Christina win for the first time? Or will Adam be the winning coach again, after mentoring Javier Colon to the win during the first season? ... This is The Voice!
Recap after the jump ...The Voice Coaches
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"
"Try" - Team Adam - 7,5/10 - Adam reminds us that all 4 of them turned very quickly for her. He just knew he had to be a part of it, he fought hard for her because he knew she'll be here at the end. I admit I wasn't Tessanne's biggest fan when she auditioned, this song just made her sound like a generic powerhouse singer. I still think the same about it, her interesting tone doesn't shine here and it's a shame. The last verse was fantastic though, that was enough to justify this reprise for me. "I'm very proud of you. You've just evolved and become so much better because of this opportunity so that's to be commended. You are a great talent and you deserve it all" (Cee Lo)
"Back to Black" - Team Christina - 9/10 - Christina was immediately captivated by Jacquie's huge voice. While impressive, I wasn't convinced by Jacquie's audition. I didn't feel she could take it all the way mainly because I didn't believe she had the required experience. How much has changed since! Jacquie completely nailed this song, reinventing her first audition unlike the previous finalists did and captivating us all with her soulful bluesy delivery. She went a bit too far with some notes at the end but come on! She's only 16! There's plenty of time for her to polish those little details. "I love this girl so much. I really just get so much joy out of watching you do what you do and what is amazing is the fact that you are 16 and to just be on this journey with you. I grew up in a very similar background. You make me smile and you make me enjoy everything about what I do in this chair" (Christina)
"Let It Be" - Team Adam - 9/10 - This is just lovely. Their voices blend a lot better than I expected and they work the stage perfectly together. It's pretty obvious these two have become real friends. The reggae section was phenomenal, giving an otherwise predictable interpretation and interesting shift.
"We Remain" - Team Christina - 7,5/10 - It's the battle of the divas! While the performance was quite great, the two of them are way too similar and their huge voices weren't blending as they should have. Some wonky notes here and there as well. Not their best, really solid either way.
"I'll Be There"
"I Have Nothing" - Team Adam - 10/10 - The Voice was her last effort. Singing "Try" was her trying again. Tessanne's first instinct was not singing Whitney since she can't sing it like her. She'll view it as a tribute. Just like Matthew did a few weeks ago with "Hallelujah", Tessanne made me appreciate such an overdone song like this again. The way she delivered each note with such passion, such emotion, such delicacy. As she said before, her cover was a nod to the late Whitney and a beautiful one as such. "I don't have thoughts right now, I just have emotions. This is obviously sacred ground. It's something that people stay away from because it's incredible. When you first sang this I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It's really unlike anything I've ever heard. Every single time, it's like where is the celling for Tessanne? You're just capable of anything and it blows me away. I know, in my mind and in my heart that you are the winner of this show" (Adam)
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - Team Christina - 9,5/10 - This song embodies everything Jacquie wants to say. What a way to end the night! While Jacquie's delivery wasn't perfect by any means, the way in which such a tiny girl hit those huge notes left me in awe. Her range truly has no limits, I can't help but imagine how phenomenal she'll be in a few years. "Wow. I'm completely speechless. The amount of talent that you have in that little body for being 16 y/o is unbelievable. I adore you so much" (Christina)
"Tonight Is the Night"
Celine Dion and Tessanne Chin
"Love Can Move Mountains"
Paramore and Jacquie Lee
"Ain't It Fun"
Celine Dion and Ne-Yo
Aloe Blacc and Will Champlin
"Wake Me Up"
Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera
"Do What U Want"
So there you have it! Tessanne Chin, the flawless vocalist is your Season 5 champ! To be honest, I was rooting for Jacquie but I can't be mad Tess won. She's an amazing singer and her performances were always a joy to watch. "Redemption Song" ranks among my faves. Let's just hope her original music keeps that interesting reggae sound.