The Voice 2014 Finale Recap: Christina, Jake And Josh Battle It Out| May 19, 2014 at 11:02 PM EDT
The Voice 2014 Finale kicked off Monday night as the Top 3 — Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kauffman — took to the stage to battle for the title.
Each performed two songs each, one a reprise chosen by America and the other a new song. It was a pretty even night, but I think Josh might have found a slight edge over the other two. But we’ll find out tomorrow.
As always, I’ll be reviewing each of the performances and assigning the letter grade I think each one deserves.
Christina Grimmie, “Wrecking Ball.” This is the song America picked? What is becoming of taste. Anyway, despite the stupid song choice (Sorry, but it’s a song that has no meaning. The words mean nothing to the writer, to Miley Cyrus or Christina. Sorry). And to be honest, the vocals weren’t even that good and this isn’t even a big singer song. I mean Miley can sing it. Anyway, not my favorite. Performance Grade: B-
Jake Worthington, “Don’t Close You Eyes.” This was a good pick, America. To me, this was his best performance, so it was good to hear it again. Actually, this time I think it was better. It seemed more emotional and he changed the arrangement up a bit. It was way more tender and effortless for him. I liked it. Performance Grade: A
Josh Kaufman, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” I like this song, but I’m not sure it was his best. But I’ll go easy on you, America for Jake’s song choice. This was a solid performance. The energy was great, which is not typical of Josh. So it’s good to see him energized and upbeat again. And his vocals were spot on. Overall, it was fun. Performance Grade: A+
Jake Worthington, “Right Here Waiting.” I’m glad I liked his first performance because I didn’t like this one. The song choice was weak and the performance was weak. And Josh didn’t even really seem interested in the performance. I just didn’t feel the same emotion or connection as the first song. Performance Grade: B-
Christina Grimmie, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” I’m not sure this song choice will do her any favors with young voters, but the performance was pretty tight. It was unique and emotional and and pretty inventive. I think it was much better than her first performance, but again, I don’t know if young voters will be too into it. Performance Grade: A+
Josh Kaufman, “Set Fire To The Rain.” An Adele song. Who would’ve thought it. I of course was immediately annoyed, but that was until he took control of the song and made it his own. It didn’t even seem like the same song. He will most likely win this season. Performance Grade: A
What did you think of the Top 3 finale performances? Who will win The Voice tomorrow night?
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