Finals night on The Voice, Trashies. Carson pumps us all up and introduces Jacquie Lee, Will Champlin, and Tessanne Chin. They all look lovely, don’t they? Flashbacks allll the way back to the Blind. Adam says that Tess is one of the best singers ever and Will is gifted. Xtina says Jacquie’s a star and can do it all. Adam and Xtina smack talk each other and I just want them to kiss already.
It’s OK, Adam, she’s hot again
Adam, Blake, Ceelo and Xtina are joined on stage by “some” members of Def Leppard. Adam takes the first line, then Blake joins in. Ceelo is next then Xtina comes in and wipes the floor with everyone. I see Phil Collen, guitarist of Def Leppard, up there and yup – that’s really the one-armed drummer, Rick Allen. I’m mesmerized by Ceelo’s red rain boots. That man knows how to sex up a stage, I tells ya.
What are we going to do Carson? He tells us that each contestant will sing three songs – 1) a repeat of their blind audition song; 2) a duet with their coach; 3) a song picked by the judges.
PART ONE: BLIND AUDITION REMIX
Tess is up first and she sang “Try” by Pink for her blind audition. Adam tells us all how awesome Tess is and he says how proud he is of her.
We see Tess singing out in the audience making her way to the stage. Oh, Tess – that is an unfortunate jumpsuit you’re wearing but you sound wonderful and I covet your shoes. She sounds great, as usual, but I remember liking her audition better than this performance.
Carson comes out and gives Tess a big hug. Adam tells Tess how much he enjoyed working with her and congratulates her on being a cool person. That was nice! Ceelo says she’s a fan favorite and he’s impressed with her professionalism and talent.
Sprint Pimpbox and let’s ask Carson questions, shall we? How come the coaches never switch chairs? Cut to all the judges sitting in everyone else’s spot – Adam says Blake’s chair smells like booze and Blake comments on how everyone else is a bunch of shorties. Adam – did you pick up a Jamaican accent being around Tess? No mon. Happy birthday, Xtina – any plans? Nope – she doesn’t drink anymore and noticed that she had a kid once the booze haze left.
Will is up next and he sang Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You”. Adam talks about how resilient Will’s been throughout the competition.
Soft blue spotlight over Will and the song starts up. He’s been listening to Adam because he’s been more animated in the first few lines of this song than he has been the whole time he’s been on the show. Good boy.
Adam’s a proud poppa and we get to see Will’s adorable baby daughter out in the audience. Adam tells us all that Will’s a hard worker and didn’t question himself being this season’s pinball with all the judge saves and all of that. Xtina is soooo skinny! She tells Will she can tell he overthinks just like she does and she’s very happy for him that he didn’t let that get to him and mess with his performances.
Xtina was captivated with Jacquie’s big BIG voice coming out of her super tiny little body.
Jacquie looks faboo in super high heels and sounds even better. The Beatlesque guitar players on the round podiums is a nice touch to this 60’s twinged song. She gets a bit screechy at the end but I liked it, anyway.
Xtina loves Jaquie and enjoys watching her up there and tells us Jacquie’s family is awesome. She hints about the duet they’ll be doing later and says that Jacquie makes her look forward to seeing her and she nails it every time. I’m so distracted by Xtian’s boobs again. She talked so much no one else got to say anything. Ha.
PART TWO – DUET WITH JUDGES
First up, Adam and Tess. They’ll be singing “Let It Be” and this might be great. Rehearsals and Tess can’t believe her good luck and she likens being in the same room with Adam is like looking into a future she’s always wanted. Awwww…love this girl.
Piano opens to Adam and Tess standing together on stage. Tess in a gown, Adam in his suit looking hawwwt. What a great song choice to show off Tess’s voice – Adam sounds good, too. I’ve always thought Adam’s voice was slightly nasally but it works for this tune. Tess is crazy good. Adam impresses me with his guitar licks. Then they just have to go give the song a Jamaican “flavor” and I laughed out loud at Adam’s attempt at a Bob Marley singing accent. Thankfully, that lasted about 30 seconds and they close the song out.