'The Voice' finalist Danielle Bradbery "is the winner," according to Adam Levine
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/18/2013
The Voice finalist Danielle Bradbery has been declared the winner at least in coach Adam Levine's eyes.
Danielle, a member of Blake Shelton's team, took the stage with "Maybe It Was Memphis" during Monday night's live performance show in which each of the Top 3 finalists performed four songs -- an encore of a previously-performed song to serve as their defining moment in the competition, a final solo, a duet with their coach, and a performance featuring the three finalists singing together.
"I have always been insanely jealous of Blake for snagging you back in the beginning of this and I still am. I hate you Blake so much," Adam began when critiquing Danielle's "defining moment" song.
"For lots of reasons," Blake interjected.
"I know, but I also love you, because you did the right thing with Danielle. And you know Danielle, the craziest thing about your voice is that it's just so unbelievably perfect and powerful. It's one of the better voices I think I've heard live. More the same from me, and I'm going to just go ahead and say it, I think Danielle's the winner of this thing. I think she is," Adam stated with an unbiased opinion since he has no singers remaining on the show.
Due to the fact Blake still has Danielle and The Swon Brothers in the competition, Usher is the only other coach with an artist -- Michelle Chamuel -- still in the running for The Voice's fourth-season title.
"Hey, Usher, it kills me to have to say that. I don't want to say it. It's Blake," Adam added.
Blake then expressed his own high opinion of Danielle, a 16-year-old country artist, praising her natural talent.
"You just reminded us why you are so important to The Voice. All the seasons, I think you're one of the most important artists we've ever seen walk across this stage, Danielle, and thank you for coming here," Blake explained.
Fellow The Voice coach Shakira was also thoroughly impressed with Danielle's set of performances, as the artist also took the stage with "Born to Fly" by Sara Evans for her solo song.
During Monday night's broadcast, Michelle sang "Why" by Annie Lennox for her solo performance and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" for her defining moment.
The Swon Brothers performed "I Can't Tell You Why" by The Eagles for their solo song and "Danny's Song" by Kenny Loggins for the defining moment.
Blake performed Brad Paisley's "Celebrity" in a duet with The Swon Brothers and also "Timber, I'm Falling in Love" by Patty Loveless with Danielle.
Usher sang a rendition "One" by U2 with Michelle.
Danielle, Michelle and The Swon Brothers took the stage with "Home" by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros for their group performance.
In addition, the four coaches sang "With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles altogether.
The Voice's live fourth-season finale will air tonight at 9PM ET/PT in which one of the three remaining finalists will be crowned the winner during the two-hour broadcast.