The Top 4 artists have all performed for America's votes, including duets with their fellow contestants. Who will be ultimate winner of The Voice
The final four singers are Lauren Duski and Aliyah Moulden from Team Blake, Chris Blue from Team Alicia, and Jesse Larson from Team Adam. They each sang a new cover, a duet with their coach and a new song written expressly for them.
After taking a close look at the night's performances, there are some obvious winners and surprising losers. Here is my final prediction of the season.
Team Blake's Aliyah Moulden debuted her original song, "Never Be Lonely." The catchy pop tune drew raves from the coaches, including Gwen Stefani. She then performed a duet with her coach Blake Shelton, "Dancing in the Street." For her final song, she covered Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and packed a powerful delivery of the classic pop tune. Her delivery was on point and she's cute, but does she have what it takes to break out of the pop mold and into the music business as the winner of the competition?
Jesse Larson says that as a part of Team Adam, he is invested in the finale because he and his wife are expecting their first child. He performed a cover of the Doobie Brothers tune "Taking It to the Streets." Adam and Jesse then performed a smoking duet to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." For his final performance, he sang an original tune penned for him by Chris Stapleton called "Woman." There's no doubt that Jesse is a great performer, but will that be enough to put him in the top spot?
Team Alicia's Chris Blue performed with his coach a cover of the classic Prince tune "Diamonds and Pearls." They perfectly complemented each other, and Alicia commented that this performance would not be the last time they sang on a stage together. Alicia and Chris later worked together in the studio to come up with his original song, titled "Money on You." Finally, he did an unbelievable rendition of "Rhythm Nation," a homage to Janet Jackson. Chris is the total package. He can sing, dance and transcend any type of music style, but will he appeal to the audience enough to score the necessary votes to win?
Team Blake's Lauren Duski sang "The Dance" by Garth Brooks and was encouraged by her coach to stretch her ability as a singer; he also called her a great storyteller. Blake later joined Lauren on stage to perform "There's a Tear in my Beer." Finally, Lauren was able to sing an original song she wrote titled "Deja Vu." Lauren is the type of performer that Voice fans love. She is uber-talented, beautiful and can score fans not only from the country field but also the pop and adult-contemporary worlds as well. Is she the one to win?
Who Will Win Season 12?
Based on the Top 4 performances, Jesse Larson, Aliyah Moulden and Chris Blue will not win.
Although Lauren and Chris ran neck and neck towards the finale, in the end it will be Lauren Duski who will score the top prize. She continues to hit the top spot on the iTunes charts, and her interpretations of standard country tunes hit a chord with the music world. Added to that is Blake's belief that she is the next big thing, and it's a sure bet that Lauren Duski will be crowned the winner of The Voice season 12.
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