'The Voice's Jordan Smith steals the finale but Emily Ann Roberts might've delivered "the upset"
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/15/2015
The Voice finalist Jordan Smith seemed to win the night, per usual, during Monday night's final performance Monday night on NBC, but the other contestants are close on his heels.
Each of the four finalists -- Jordan, Barrett Baber, Emily Ann Roberts and Jeffery Austin -- performed three times last night. They each took the stage with a song of their choice, a holiday song and a duet with his or her The Voice coach.
Jordan, who's on Adam Levine's team, first sang "Climb Every Mountain." Adam told his artist he has such a humble nature about him that he projects. Adam said he deserves to win the show, not only because he has a phenomenal voice, but because he's unbelievably grateful to be doing what he's passionate about.
After receiving a standing ovation from all four coaches, Blake Shelton agreed and admitted there's basically no compliments left to give Jordan at this point. Pharrell Williams explained he has incredible humility and anyone with eyes, ears, a heart and a mind would have stood up for that fantastic performance. Gwen Stefani was about to cry because he sent out such a beautiful message to the world.
Jordan also performed "Mary, Did You Know" and a duet with Adam to "God Only Knows."
Emily Ann, however, might've "upset" Jordan with her stellar performance of "Burning House," according to Blake. She also received a standing ovation from the coaches, and Blake said that might've won her the competition. Pharrell called it "flawless" and Gwen gushed about how her delivery of a lyric is unimaginable at age 17.
Emily Ann also sang "Blue Christmas" and a duet of "Islands In The Stream" with Blake.
The other two finalists were praised for consistently singing with so much heart and soul.
Barrett took the stage with "Die A Happy Man" and Gwen said he transported her to another planet. He also performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" with Blake at his side and then "Silent Night" for his holiday hit.
Jeffery wowed the audience with "Stay," and Blake said he snuck up on everyone in the competition and made them all believers. Gwen insisted Jeffery will make real records and have a voice people recognize on the radio.
Jeffery additionally performed "Oh Holy Night" for his holiday song and then "Leather and Lace" for his duet with Gwen.
One winner will be crowned during The Voice's Tuesday night finale broadcast at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.