The Voice 2013 Finale: Top 3 Performs Three Songs Each| June 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM EST
The Voice 2013 Top 3 took on three songs each Monday night during the first part of the two-night season 4 finale. Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel and The Swon Brothers had just one last chance to convince America to vote them as The Voice 2013.
It wasn’t exactly a finale-worthy night if I’m being honest. But they three finalists still brought their best to the stage. As always, I’ll review each performance and assign the letter grade I think each one deserves.
Team Blake: The Swon Brothers, “I Can’t Tell You Why.” I think this was actually a good song for them. At first I was all eeeehhhh, but in the end I liked it a lot. The falsetto was a great touch too. These guys are taking the contest seriously. Grade: A
Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” This was a smart song to reprise. Not only is it Taylor Swift, it’s definitely one of Michelle’s best performances from the season. It would have been cool to switch it up this time, but it was pretty much the same performance as before. But still good. Grade: A-
Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery and Blake Shelton, “Timber, I’m Falling In Love.” I wasn’t a huge fan of this performance, but I think the whole duet with your coach thing is a bad idea anyway. But regardless of that, this was a terribly boring song. The vocals were fine, but the rest was just kind of meh. Grade: B
Team Blake: The Swon Brothers, “Danny’s Song.” For their reprise song they went with basically the one that did the best on iTunes. I don’t really call it their defining moment, but Blake knows what he’ doing. It was another great performance from the brothers. Grade: A
Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel, “Why.” I liked this song choice and I liked the performance too. I felt like it could have included a bigger mordent, but it was emotional and connected, so I can let the lack of a big moment slide. Grade: A-
Team Blake: The Swon Brothers and Blake Shelton, “Celebrity.” Well, this is probably the worst Swon Brothers performance in weeks. The vocals were fine, but the song was stupid and over-stretched for a singing competition. I mean, Celebrity? Really? Grade: C+
Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery, “Maybe It Was Memphis.” This was definitely her defining moment song. But for some reason this time around, it seemed kind of boring. Maybe it was because it didn’t seem new and fresh. The vocals were good though. So all in all, it was a good performance. Grade: A-
Team Usher: Michelle Chamuel and Usher, “One.” Well, Usher sounded great. OK, Michelle sounded good too, but Usher really showed her up. Regardless, it was a great performance. Grade: A
Team Blake: Danielle Bradbery, “Born To Fly.” I wouldn’t exactly call this full-on upbeat as Blake called it, but it was nice to hear her do something more up tempo. I don’t think it was end-of-the-night worthy, but it was still pretty solid. Grade: A-
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