Will Juliet Simms emerge as victor this week? In a few hours, we will surely find out.
Tuesday, May 8th on NBC marks the two-hour Finale and Results Show of the second season of The Voice.
On Monday, May 7th, all four finalists – Juliet Simms, Jermaine Paul, Chris Mann and Tony Lucca sang their hearts out in the hope of garnering the vocal crown.
I honestly felt that all the performances were pretty even and I do mean this in the most positive sense. The show felt like a concert and no one struck me as nervous or awkward on that live stage. They probably were but they are all pros and their performances reflected this.
I absolutely thought that Chris Mann gave a chilling trio of performances. His technique was so perfect and refined.
The only negative I have is in the song selections – I am so done with “You Raise Me Up“. If he wanted to sing a Josh Groban song, there was tons of material from which to choose. Ditto for “The Prayer”. It was simply a vehicle for Christina to show off her wares.
Jermaine’s performances were heartfelt and pure and, although there was some gospel-tinged screaming here and there, I felt that,overall, his vocals were very clean and resplendent in nuance and character. Loved him.
Then there was Tony Lucca. He is a real player on that stage and performing is his vibe – for sure. I think you can pretty much throw anything at him and he is good to go. I just don’t sense any real star power coming from him, even though his voice is actually quite good. Some really solid technique happening with him.
Finally, our lone female, Juliet Simms. Now, she was sick and sounded so at the top of the show. But, as the show moved on she redeemed herself and really brought the house down in a major way with her final performance, “Free Bird”. If this show is looking for unique and artsy with a distinctive voice, then she is the one to beat.
So, there you have it. My personal views for what it’s worth!
Tonight’s Grand Finale should be great entertainment and it will be great to see Justin Bieber. Will Christina stand up and cheer after his performance or put on her diva face once again in his presence?
And, are you popping corn or dipping chips tonight while watching the show. Share all this and more in the comments section.