'The Voice' Top 3 finalists perform for votes one last time heading into fifth-season finale
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/17/2013
The Voice's three finalists took the stage and performed for their last set of home viewer votes during Monday night's show on NBC.
Jacquie Lee from Colts Neck, NJ; Tessanne Chin from Kingston, Jamaica; and Will Champlin from Los Angeles, CA, each sang three songs during last night's final performance show. For their first numbers, each of the contestants revisited their Blind Auditions song. Each artist then sang a duet with his or her coach and followed it up with a memorable final performance.
Chin's final performance was "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston, and she was initially hesitant to take on the feat.
"I don't have thoughts right now. I just have emotions right now. [This song] is sacred ground... and it's something people stay away from because it's incredible -- one of the best vocals ever recorded... It's absolutely captivating and mesmerizing and it's really unlike anything I've ever heard. On top of it all, at the end of the show, we gave you the biggest challenge there is," coach Adam Levine told his team member.
"There's probably three or four songs that are as big as that and it's impossible to replicate. And I have to tell you... even all the way at the top, it's like, 'Where is the ceiling for Tessanne?!' It's unbelievable. You're just capable of anything and it blows me away... I'm so blown away by what you do. I know that in my mind and in my heart, you are the winner of this show."
Lee gave Chin a run for her money when she belted out Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You."
"Oh my God! That's it! Wow! Jacquie, oh my God. I'm completely speechless. The amount of talent that you have in that little body for being 16-years-old is unbelievable. I literally can't believe what I just witnessed and you know I adore you so much... I've done this for a very long time and there are few people that I truly see and know are going to be gems and superstars one day," coach Christina Aguilera told her one remaining team member.
"You have what it takes and I want to see you get to that next level. This was your moment... You proved to yourself and you proved to the world that Jacquie Lee is a force to be reckoned with. You have everything that it takes. I'm scared of you. She's going to come up and give me some competition. She already has."
Champlin's final performance was Bryan Adams's "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You."
"Will, I kind of consider this a victory for you... You've won already, because like we've been saying all along, there's been so many little victories for you that I can't see any negatives in the fact that you are here in the Final 3," Levine told his artist.
"So really, regardless of the outcome, I kind of couldn't care less about it, because this is a huge massive victory, especially considering all the crap you had to deal with on this show. So, I'm so happy. You've won, you're here!"
For the duets portion of the competition, Chin and Levine sang "Let It Be" by the Beatles, Lee and Aguilera performed "We Remain" by Aguilera, and Champlin and Levine took the stage with "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.
When each contestant tried to improve on their initial Blind Auditions song, Chin sang P!nk's "Try," Lee sang Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black," and Champlin performed "Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw.
The winner of The Voice's fifth season will be crowned during Tuesday night's final live results show at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.
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