'The Voice' coaches Adam Levine and Usher beg for their artist to win the season in final performance show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/20/2014
The Voice finalists Christina Grimmie and Josh Kaufman inspired their own coaches to argue on their behalf why each artist should win the sixth-season competition during Monday night's Top 3 performance show.
When Josh from Sarasota, FL, performed "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," his coach Usher tried to match words to his artist's talent.
"The Voice needs something that is soulful. It needs a new touch... What I have with Josh [is] the ability to change the idea of what The Voice is. He is the new voice ofThe Voice," Usher explained.
Usher grew even more enthusiastic following Josh's subsequent performance of "Set Fire to the Rain." Josh had previously been on coach Adam Levine's team although the Maroon 5 frontman regretfully eliminated him during a "battle" round.
"I'll just say this. Throughout this process, you have wanted to represent soul, and that is precisely who and what you are, what you represent. It's something different, something courageous, something that changes the standard," Usher insisted.
"The destination is the journey, and throughout this entire process, that's been it! You've been up and down; lost and found; signed, sealed and delivered. You made it to the Top 10 [in the top] 100 songs in the country. That right there, is not to be mistaken. This is the representation of what The Voice is. It cannot happen that this guy does not win The Voice. You are the winner of this competition!"
But Adam wasn't going to let Usher and Josh steal the competition away from his only remaining artist, Christina from Vorhees, NJ.
Christina took the stage with "Can't Help Falling in Love" and blew everyone away.
"Flawless... I'm in complete awe," said coach Shakira, adding that Christina always finds a way to "push the envelope" and put her own stamp on everything.
After Usher and coach Blake Shelton offered their praise, Adam went on his little rant.
"The underwhelming commentary from Usher and Blake was just self-protection," Adam began.
Blake still has one artist in the competition, Jake Worthington from La Porte, TX.
Adam continued, "I'm going to give you some overwhelming things that I felt... Oh my God, listen... When I think about what epitomizes the winner of this show, it's the artistry, it's the technical ability that you have. It's the determination and it's the fearlessness."
"And every step of the way, all the great choices that this girl has made, she made on her own. I had very little to do with this. And I'm so proud of you. And this is yours. This is yours. I think this is yours. I think you're going to win this show and I'm going to do everything that I can for you."
One winner will be crowned "The Voice" during Tuesday night's finale episode on NBC.