For the first time since Season 1, the winner of NBC’s “The Voice” won’t hail from coach Blake Shelton’s team.
That alone makes the season pretty exciting. It’s too bad that coach Cee Lo Green wasn’t able to get a finalist in before taking another season off, but there’s always Season 7.
The two-hour finale was packed with performers. Kicking off with the Top 20 contenders’ return, the show then served up performances with Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, OneRepubic, Paramore, Aloe Blacc, and, duh, Lady Gaga with a surprise duet with coach Christina Aguilera.
Is anyone else happy to see that Gaga didn’t climb onto Aguilera like she did with R. Kelly on “SNL”?
Watch Gaga and Xtina’s performance again above.
The Final 3 have clearly earned their places. Coach Christina Aguilera‘s Jacquie Lee is the young powerhouse who has had to learn confidence and control over her instrument. There are really so many reasons why Aguilera was the perfect coach for the youngest in the competition.
Adam Levine has two chances for a win. Will Champlin has been traded a few times, found himself in the Bottom 2 and fought his way back each time. Hard work can be enough sometimes, but this guy is also a natural musician.
Then, there’s Tessanne Chin, who has been a favorite for the win since her audition. She’s amazingly talented, yes, but she also just feels so genuine. How about those tears when she found out she would be performing with Celine Dion? Now, that’s endearing.
Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic wrote the winner’s first single and he’ll also work with the winning artist on their first album.
In third place, it’s Will Champlin. That’s an amazing spot after all the times he avoided being eliminated this season.
The winner of the fifth season of “The Voice” is Tessanne Chin, and by extension her coach, Adam Levine. Let’s face it, she was destined to win all season.
Watch the winning moment below.
How do you feel about your winner, America?