For all of its ratings success and critical accolades, one thing has eluded NBC’s “The Voice”: a quantifiable recording star. Perhaps that’s why the show’s performance finale on Monday featured the final four performing original songs, complete with prepackaged music videos. And, of course, the singles are available for purchase on iTunes.
Perhaps proving that longevity means something when it comes to successfully coaching an artist to the end, the only coaches represented in the finale are the two veterans who have been with “The Voice” since the beginning. Blake Shelton was hanging on with one singer left, Craig Wayne Boyd, while Levine has managed to keep all three of his finalists singing: Damien, Chris Jamison and Matt McAndrew.
The finalists performed not only their new singles, but also had to take on a coach’s pick, as well as a duet. Each stayed comfortably in their wheelhouse and performed well, which should make for a wild finish in Tuesday night’s season finale. One will win “The Voice,” but any one of the four could find themselves stepping into a music career.
Either that, or they could follow in the footsteps of all of the “Voice” contestants who have come before them, either heading back home or fighting for modest success on the charts.
Watch Craig Wayne Boyd’s music video for “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face” here. And see Damien’s video for “Soldier” here. And you can watch Chris Jamison’s “Velvet” video here. And Matt McAndrew’s official video for “Wasted Love” can be found here.