On a two night finale, I am expected stuff already. Like in the X Factor UK, just give Jordan Smith the crown as I feel like noone ever has standed the chance of taking it away from him.
Nonetheless, what is with the Christmas Songs? Who’s idea was it? Everyone struggled and I do hope the next season, they should banned these religious inspired songs as I feel like they are milking the religion card so much just to sell well on itunes.
Underwhelming finale and even my personal favorite struggled. Was it with exhaustion?
Anyway, night 1 we saw the finalists performed three songs: Christmas Song, Duet with their coach and one Cover. Night 2 is their bring back performances and a duet with a guest star.
Here’s how the finale went on.
4. BARRETT BABER
O Holy Night
– Oh! Holy! No. 2
3. JEFFERY AUSTIN
– What happened? Pitch all over the place. Flat. Sharp. Oooh. 3
2. EMILY ANN ROBERTS
– Boring. Forgettable. I dozed off even before she finished. 4
1. JORDAN SMITH
Mary, Did You Know?
– Solid! Beautiful! Expected. I mean, did we even thought he won’t sound this good on such song? C’mon people! 8
4. JORDAN SMITH w/ Adam Levine
God Only Knows
– Yikes! 3
3. BARRETT BABER w/ Blake Shelton
– It’s like a country karaoke night! 4.5
2. EMILY ANN ROBERTS w/ Blake Shelton
Islands In The Stream
– Awkward! 5
1. JEFFERY AUSTIN w/ Gwen Stefani
Leather & Lace
– What the f are these song choices! Ugh. At least Jeffery sounded real good here. 6
4. JORDAN SMITH
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
– There is something off about Jordan tonight that I can’t pinpoint. He was not as solid as he used to be and his take on Climb Ev’ry Mountain is a bit disappointed. It was sluggish, dated and forgettable. 4
3. BARRETT BABER
Die A Happy Man
– To think that he got here over Madi Davis or Amy Vachal still bugs me. But it is what it is and surprisingly Barrett delivered a competent vocal with Die a happy man! I still think I haven’t seen his full potential on the live shows that he showed during the early rounds. 6.5
2. EMILY ANN ROBERTS
– Fantastic vocals! Her understated, sublime take on the song allowed us to enjoy her beautiful tone and simple, solid and emotional vocal performance. 7.5
1. JEFFERY AUSTIN
– Jeffery took a gamble here and overturn a country song into a pop ballad. He started wobbly and a bit flat but once he picked up, it was a gorgeoys vocal performance from him! Great job. 8
RESULTS (Night 2)
Jeffery Austin (4th Place)
Barrett Baber (3rd Place)
Emily Ann Roberts (2nd Place)
Jordan Smith (Winner)