The Voice Season 13 Finale: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, And Miley Cyrus Perform With Final 4
The Voice kicked off the Season 13 finale week in a big way as Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Miley Cyrus joined their finalists on stage.
Round 1 Performance
16-Year-Old Addison Agen kicked off the Season 13 Finale Part 1. Agen stole the show numerous times with her rousing cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" and Britney Spears' "Lucky."
She tackled Tim McGraw's 'Humble and Kind" for her final cover performance of the season. Agen's vocals honestly gave viewers chills, and she showcased the softer side of her vocals. She received the first standing ovation of the evening from four coaches.
Team Blake's Chloe Kohanski debuted her original song, "Wish I Didn't Love You." The track was written by Audra Mae Butts, Mike Daly, and Jonas Jeberg. While Kohanski does deserve some recognition in the way she attacked each note, at times, viewers might have heard her vocals crack.
Red Marlow opened the Duet Round with Blake Shelton. They tackled "I'm Gonna Miss Her." Fans might find it as the most boring artist and coach collaboration of the past five seasons, Davon Fleming and Jennifer Hudson would have taken the Universal Studios Hollywood soundstage to church.
Team Miley's Brooke Simpson concluded round one with her original song. Brooke's original tune, "What is Beautiful" was written by Cyrus and two other female writers.
The women captured Simpson's essence as an artist, and she delivered a fiery performance that would ignite her fans to vote for her. Simpson received a standing ovation from both Cyrus and Hudson.
Round 2 Of Performances
Agen teamed up with Adam Levine, and they performed "Falling Slowly." This song has been performed in numerous Reality TV shows such as American Idol and The X Factor USA.
Agen and Levine blew Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, and Alex and Sierra out of the water when their voices blended. This performance is on par with Chris Mann and Christina Aguilera's "The Prayer," Will Champlin and Levine's "Tiny Dancer," and Josh Kauffman and Usher's "Every Breath You Take."
Cyrus revisited her 2013 hit, "Wrecking Ball," with Simpson for their artist and coach duet. Both women delivered impeccable vocal performances. Many of The Voice fans might pair this fabulous duet with Alisan Porter and Christina Aguilera's "You've Got A Friend" and Season 11's We McDonald and Alicia Keys' "Ave Maria."
While Cyrus and Simpson exited the stage, Marlow returned to the stage to debut his new single, "I Pray." Audiences would give Marlow a few points for being the only artist to have written an original song on the show. However, Marlow's vocals seemed to be a little subpar.
Shelton and Kohanski concluded round two with a psychedelic version of "You Got It." It was an interesting duet, to say the least. "You Got It" was an odd choice of a song to perform.
Shelton and Kohanski should have performed a song like "Steve McQueen," which helped Season 3 champion Cassadee Pope win the show.
Round 3 of Performances
Others must have thought Marlow should not have been singing for the Season 13 title. Of all the artists that appeared this season such as Fleming, Noah Mac, and Keisha Renae, they ran circles around Marlow and were eliminated after they delivered finale-worthy performance.
Somehow, America decided that they wanted a country singer in the competition and Marlow received the last Instant Save of the season. Marlow tackled Garth Brooks' "Make You Feel My Love" for his last performance on the NBC singing competition. It was heartfelt, but for some, it was another boring performance.
Simpson's final performance of the season was the classic hymn, "Oh Holy Night." Cyrus decided to have Simpson sing the hymn A cappella with a backing choir and that decision catapulted Simpson immediately into America's hearts. Simpson's dominant performance might have won her title.
Agen was the last artist to debut her original song, "Tennessee Rain." Written by songwriters Angelo Petraglia and Larry Gottlieb, "Tennessee Rain" captured Agen at her finest vocally.
Kohanski concluded the first night of the Season 13 Finale. For the past few weeks, Kohanski captured the audience's hearts with her beautiful interpretations of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and "Call Me," but Kohanski sealed her fate at future superstardom with an epic cover of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes."
Tonight, the 13th winner of The Voice will be crowned. In addition, major music icons such as Billy Idol, Norah Jones, Sia, Vince Gill, and next season's coach, Kelly Clarkson, are expected to provide entertainment.