The Voice 5 - Top 5 Semi Final Results Live Blog and VIDEOS

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James Wolpert and Cole Vosbury eliminated from The Voice
Tessanne Chin, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin move on to the Final!

What an unpredictable season of The Voice this has been! Cole Vosbury seemed destined for the final, if not an outright win, but he and Blake Shelton were SHUT OUT of the final! The Voice contestants have truly been dependent on week by week performances, rather than strong fan bases, in order to advance.

Have an off week? Another contestant outperforms you? BUH BYE! Surely, Matthew Schuler found that out, when he began to falter, fairly late in the competition. And that’s where Cole Vosbury found himself this week. Guess what dude. This was not the week to do your usual thing! It was time to step it up. Complacency did him in.

In the meantime, Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin just kept on singing, SINGING HARD, right into a place in the finals. They always gave it their all, and didn’t allow setbacks to mess with their heads. Unlike James Wolpert, who lost the plot after a bottom 2 showing.

At this point, Jacquie Lee has been the most consistently performing contestant, nearly always sitting near the top of iTunes. But does that make her a shoe in to win? Nope. It all depends on next week’s performances.

So there you have it. Not only is Blake Shelton NOT getting his 4th win. He’ll be sidelined during the finals! I can’t wait to read the post-results interviews. How does that humble pie taste there, Blake. Ha.

The big alum reunion that took place tonight was awesome. I love seeing contestants come back and perform their post show music. Everyone was good in their own way tonight.  Cassadee Pope’s doing her thing with pop country. Danielle Bradbery has a ton of potential, but she’s still not mature enough to connect to the music.  The Swon Brothers seem to have a decent single on their hands. It will be interesting to see what Arista does with them.  But my personal fav was Michelle Chamuel. I really like her new pop single.

It’s The Voice 5 Top 5 Results Show. Tonight, 5 will become 3 all based on YOUR votes! No twitter insta-save this week.

It’s old home week here at The Voice. Daniel Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel, The Swon Brothers and Cassadee Pope ALL return to perform!

Download free music at iTunes from The Voice alums like Cassadee Pope, Jamar Rogers, Michelle Chamuel, Nicholas David and Terry McDermot at this link.

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The Top 5 take the stage with Carson Daly at the top of the show. Everyone looks so fancy! Recap first. Aw. Tessanne made Adam’s mommy cry. Carson braggy-brags about the strong showing The Voice contestants made on the charts. Keep downloading your favs iTunes. They will count as votes toward the final.

The Swon Brothers came in 3rd last season. They take the stage first to perform their single, “Later On.” This sound suitably commercial. Except that it’s not about trucks. Or ducks. After, they talk about their new deal with Arista. More Swoncerts are coming. Check out a full stream of “Later On” HERE.

Carson congratulates Christina Aguilera on her #1 hit, “Say Something” but of course, does not mention the cover, by X Factor contestants, Alex & Sierra, that surpassed her version for a day or two (eta: No, I don’t mean Carson should have literally said something. I’m being a smart ass).

Blake says the only reason that Adam has 3 left in the competition, is because he let him. “SHUT UP,” says Adam. He thanks him sarcastically. Blake has every confidence that his guy, Cole Vosbury, will advance to the finals.

Now it’s time for The Voice Holiday Confessional: 12 days of Christmas Style.  Don’t worry, you’ll get a video.

RESULTS!!!!

America voted. The name of the first artist LEAVING THE COMPETITION IS James Wolpert from Team Adam Not a surprise. He is not necessarily the contestant with the lowest votes. But I think he probably was. James and Adam hug before he leaves the stage.

Next, Michelle Chamuel takes the stage to perform her new single, “Go Down Singing.” This is pretty good. I wish she was more ambitious. She has the potential to be a pop star. Michelle was my fav last season. Check out michellechamuel.com for more info! She’s still pals with her mentor, Usher. New album out in 2014.  Listen to studio audio of her song “Go Down Singing” HERE.

Oh look. Jamar Rogers is in the audience! He looks good.

More results!

The Top 4 take the stage again. The first artist America voted into the finals is Tessanne Chin!

Twitter questions from the Skybox. Next week the Top 3 will sing with their coaches.

Next Season 3 winner, Cassadee Pope, takes the stage with her new single, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” They present Cassadee with a gold (500K downloads) single plaque for “Wasting All These Tears.” So, finally The Voice gets to hand out a certification to one of their alums.

Now, Daniel Bradbery sings “Never Like This” from her self-titled debut album. Well. That was…uhm…nice.

The remaining 3 contestants take the stage. It’s time to announce the name of the next artist moving on to the finals! And Jacquie Lee is moving on to the finals! That leaves Will Champlin and Cole Vosbury. I knew it would come down to these two.

Here comes Danielle’s new promo for the Olympics. Oh SHE’S IN IT. I didn’t realize. Shots of her performing are cut with Olympic winter scenes.

The final decision! Will it be Will or Cole?  The last finalist is….Will Champlin!  Cole Vosbury and Blake Shelton SHUT OUT!!!!!!

Moving on to the Final

  • Tessanne Chin
  • Jacquie Lee
  • Will Champlin

 
  • Shawn Jang

    Christina is performing We Remain. That is all that matters tonight.

  • disqus_A4SwGTj5W3

    yes…that performance i was waiting for this entire season :)

  • SpEnCeR cRoN

    *yawns* Oh great the Swon Brothers:(

  • bestmusic

    Not a country fan but actually enjoying this performance.

  • Jake W.

    It’s kind of catchy for a country song.

  • Matthew Richards

    Still love the Swon Brothers :)

  • H.A.

    Loved the Swon Bros when they were on the show and this song is fun.

  • Matthew Woods

    first artist LEAVING? Interesting has to be James Wolpert right?

  • Wfish88

    LOL @ Swon Brother giving away a signed guitar during their song… The person they handed it too looked confused.

  • weareallinnocent

    Man, I totally agree with you.

  • weareallinnocent

    Ridiculous. And I said that exact thing out loud when I saw it happen from my living room. lol

  • Mafs95

    I wasn’t much of a fan of the Swon Brothers when they were on the show but I kinda liked their song. It’s catchy and fun!

  • Celesm

    Carson didn’t mention it today though. I have a feeling the performance was cancelled :(

  • Guest

    They are upbeat and fun. I always liked them and I like their merry song, too. Ho, ho, ho.

  • Matthew Richards

    In no particular order…

  • Shawn Jang

    I would cry.

  • Jason Gorny

    I hope Cee Lo doesn’t come back for Season 7.

  • forever504

    i actually liked that swan bros song WTF is wrong with me

  • weareallinnocent

    I sorta like him, but then I just caught myself thinking that his “coffee table” book of quotes would likely include, “F*@! You!” (not that there’s anything wrong with that… lol)

  • chillj

    Santa came and left you a little surprise.

  • bestmusic

    What the heck is Christina wearing?

  • Jake W.

    I like him as a person, but not as a coach.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Does the second brother sing anything but harmonies for the Swon Brothers?

  • Dancin VI#81

    wonder how much time they will have left at the end of the show lol

  • Mafs95

    I kinda like Cee Lo, but Usher is definitely a better choice. Oh, and easier on the eyes too ;)

  • lola

    not funny

  • vd88

    Why is Cee-lo wearing that? Cee-lo just makes things so awkward. lol

  • Jake W.

    These make me cringe. So cheesy.

  • Matthew Richards

    Christina can put a partridge in my pear tree any day of the week.

  • Jason Gorny

    i really hate these quick questions carson asks

  • Dancin VI#81

    i wish someone would say it means im gonna make more money lol

  • nncw

    OMG so soon

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But not necessarily the one with the lowest votes.

  • Jake W.

    Not surprising

  • nncw

    Oh sads I like James

  • Matthew Woods

    Aww great run James

  • Jason Gorny

    I got nervous for a second! my heart was beating hard

  • Amy Beth

    What ? They’re letting them have a moment!

  • Kesia Monteith

    Don’t cry, Tessanne :’(

  • vd88

    Usher is like the upgraded Cee-lo. lol

  • carola99

    Late to the party, but gotta say LOVED the new Swon Bros song! Missed those guys, they were my favorites. Sound like a country hit to me.
    So happy they got a major record deal with Sony Arista Nashville.

  • Mafs95

    James was the least consistent of the bunch, imo. But I feel sad for him. He seems like a nice and genuine guy…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I remember him having some solos during the show, but clearly, Zach was a much better singer. Maybe they’ve decided that Zach will handle the solo vocals and his brother will just harmonize.

  • H.A.

    Not surprised by James. They are going to drag this to end.

  • Matthew Richards

    I like how Tessanne is sad and Will looks relieved.

  • J3$$!C@

    Christina not performing. She sounds kinda hoarse. I bet thats the reason. But still, they should have mentioned something.

  • vd88

    That Will’s normal face. lol

  • Matthew Richards

    Technically, didn’t Shakira have Ceelo’s chair?

  • vd88

    I’ve never seen Grimm but that commercial they just showed with Evil Santa got me interested.

  • wonderings

    Yes and I also like his eclectic taste in “voices”.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Nice to see Michelle. She looks and sounds good, but I’m not fond of this song.

  • Jason Gorny

    Maybe next week?

  • lola

    Michele was my favorite but on first listen not liking this song so much.

  • vd88

    I miss Michelle. Usher & Michelle… those were the days!!!

  • bestmusic

    I am loving the song. Really wish she would change her look a little.

  • Mafs95

    Yeah, she sounds great and her stage presence is still amazing. But this song is not my cup of tea, tbh.

  • Jake W.

    I like this song. I’m a sucker for power anthems.

  • lola

    Not liking anthem songs so much anyway.

  • vd88

    Yeah I like Michelle but I’m not feeling this song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The song got better as it went along.

  • Amy Beth

    Michelle is so Michelle.

  • wonderings

    I love Michelle’s voice and expressiveness.
    Somehow I’m preferring the verses over the chorus on this tune – don’t think that bodes well….

    Go down singing is perfect for a vocal competition show, isn’t it?

  • H.A.

    This wasn’t the type of music I expected from Michelle.

  • bestmusic

    I would buy her album. Love her voice.

  • weareallinnocent

    Me too.

  • Matthew Woods

    ohi Jamar!!

  • bestmusic

    Is that song on ITunes?

  • weareallinnocent

    This!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They have to fill a lot of time because Christina isn’t performing.

  • Wfish88

    “So you still working?” Ugh Carson. Really?

  • Amy Beth

    Michelle has a split music personality. She has more electronic sounding stuff as the Reverb Junkie and more pop stuff as Michelle.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good! Tessanne made it!

  • Jake W.

    Yay Tessanne!

  • Matthew Woods

    YES!!! Tessanne is IN!!!!

  • H.A.

    Yes!! Tessanne.

  • Matthew Richards

    Now that Tessanne is in the finale will people stop comparing her to Amanda Brown and Judith Hill?

  • vd88

    They would still drag this out even if she was performing.

  • Mafs95

    YAAAAAYYY TESSANNE!!!!

  • Kesia Monteith

    Congrats Tessanne. Doing your country proud :’)

  • Celesm

    Now that Tessanne is safe I’m hoping that Jacquie getting one of Carson’s questions of doom like Tessane means she’s actually safe

  • Mafs95

    I’m so happy she didn’t end up like those… That’s what everyone was expecting (Top 6-8 for Tessanne)

  • vd88

    UGH they are going to do this one by one until it’s the very last second of the show then they’ll just eliminate somebody.

  • supersonic

    Too bad. I was hoping she would go the way they did.

  • vd88

    I was expecting her to be like the big voice divas who can’t really connect on this show but she proved me wrong.

  • realitytvfan33

    I’ve been a James fan since his audition, but with him gone now, it is Tessanne all the way!

  • lola

    I just don’t “get” Cassadee Pope.

  • vd88

    When are they have Amanda Brown come back to perform?

  • Jake W.

    Blah

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t like how they basically leave no time to allow the person to have a proper goodbye.

  • weareallinnocent

    I believe she would have without this week’s showstopper, a song I hated but I appear to be in a very tiny minority (of 1? lol)

  • jmpv95

    I’m really digging this performance by Cassadee! She seems to be getting better every time I listen to her live!

  • Celesm

    Surprised Carson didn’t mention Chris Mann has a PBS Christmas special as well. That seems more impressive than just having a Christmas record to me

  • Jason Gorny

    I agree!

  • Matthew Richards

    That’s it, I’m buying Cassadee’s album.

  • lola

    Have always felt they were pushing this girl down our throats. She’s invisible to me on stage. Does not have the “it” factor. IMO of course

  • jmpv95

    you will not regret it! It’s so awesome! Check out Easier To Lie and 11.

  • wonderings

    I didn’t watch Cassadee’s season, but she’s not doing much for me.

    (ETA, well not compared to this season’s crew, anyway….)

  • jmpv95

    I Wish I Could Break Your Heart >>>>>>> Wasting All These Tears

  • lola

    agree. Love Chris Mann. He looks like the character “Adam Newman” on the Young and the Restless. LOL!

  • Mafs95

    Cassadee sounds and looks great! Also, I’m enjoying this song a lot. Well done!!! :)

  • Jason Gorny

    congrats cassadee! :)

  • Wfish88

    Cassadee Pope sounds just like Avril Lavigne with countrified background music…. ALSO “This is your first gold single” or anyone on The Voice for that matter..

  • Jason Gorny

    11 is amazing. Would love to see a music video for that.

  • forever504

    That is so idol.

  • H.A.

    Awww. Look at The Voice giving out their plaques. Gold is pretty good for country female artists these days.

  • chillj

    I don’t get Cassidy Pope.

  • wonderings

    But with a smaller sales figure.
    (Sad, but true.)

  • vd88

    A refresher course for those who didn’t see her season, Cassadee won her season over everyone’s favorite Amanda Brown like last season Danielle won over everyone’s favorite Michelle. At least there’s nothing like that this season.

  • Jake W.

    We still got Cole, lol. But we will see how that pans out tonight.

  • btheg

    Can they vote from Jamaica? Or do only US votes count on The Voice? (Think Tessanne ABSOLUTELY deserves finals either way, just curious.)

  • teekee

    Congrats to Cassadee.

  • supersonic

    I didn’t see her performance of it, but yeah, I hate the song, too. I rolled my eyes when I saw what song she was singing and I knew she would sail through to the final.

    Plus, she’s on Team Adam and I will never root for anyone on Team Adam. If she was on another team, I would probably root for her, but since she’s not, oh well.

  • bestmusic

    No I thought she over sang last night.

  • lola

    Interesting tidbit. Still don’t care for her.

  • chillj

    Me neither. Never did. She does, however, have nice legs.

  • Amy Beth

    Josiah Hawley tweeted he was at the show. This cougar wants to see proof!

  • Matthew Richards

    Amanda was my favorite that season, but Cassadee was my second favorite. I really loved Over You and I’m glad she win, but I wish Amanda and De’borah went further :)

  • Mafs95

    LOL me too ahah

  • supersonic

    I hear the Jamaicans are voting through Skype.

  • crackinthewall

    Cassadee won in Season 3.

  • supersonic

    Which one is he?

  • jmpv95

    I agree so much. Such an emotional song needs to have a great music video. Though she posted one filled with home videos and old pictures I think she could get even more emotional and literally make everyone cry with it.

  • H.A.

    I was actually picturing a video of this while she was performing. This is the type of song that grows on you. I liked it and I’m no country fan.

  • chillj

    Well, I don’t get Danielle Bradbury, either. Perhaps country is not my genre.

  • jmpv95

    Danielle seems like a zombie, like always. Though she seems to be getting better singing.

  • Amy Beth

    She doesn’t over enunciate like Avril.

  • Jason Gorny

    a lot of team blake representations tonight. maybe this will help blake if he lose cole tonight lol

  • Mafs95

    He’s the sexy guy from Team Usher on last season. The one who sang “Roxanne” and “Sunday Morning” and “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”… He wasn’t that great of a singer but I didn’t mind watch him on my TV every week :)

  • Jake W.

    More blah. Just give me the results.

  • lola

    Danielle looks 5 years older and yes, zombied a bit.

  • H.A.

    Danielle definitely has the better voice.

  • supersonic

    Oh, yes. Him. I thought so. I was like, is he the pretty white boy who was on Usher’s team? I remember him.

  • Jordana33

    Grimm is a good show. I think it’s improved with each season

  • Mafs95

    I love Danielle’s tone and how crystal clear her voice is. But she still needs to work on her stage presence. She looks lovely, though.

  • Celesm

    I’m suddenly very happy I stopped watching last season early…

  • weareallinnocent

    Or two somebodies at this rate. Ugh.

  • Matthew Richards

    Why would you vote for the coaches instead of the singers? That doesn’t even make sense.

  • vd88

    I don’t mind Cole as much as those 2 although I don’t really listen to him. Of course he’s on Team Blake so I understand he needs to go. lol

  • weareallinnocent

    I’m enjoying this song better too, and I don’t even like country music.

  • Shawn Jang

    Crying.

  • wonderings

    Don’t care about Blake, *I* don’t want to lose Cole, even though I haven’t loved his last few song selections.

  • pj

    Here we go….

  • btheg

    Ah, just saw instructions for setting up US itunes accounts too. Clever thinking.

  • mason williams

    and the season 2 winner still doesn’t have an album out

  • LeoCS

    Seeing all these folks just made me remember Jermaine Paul . Did he released an album at all? Was he totally erased from history?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good!

  • jmpv95

    I have a feeling that normally the questions asked are to the people who are leaving the show, but it seems to be this time around they are directed to the ones going through!

  • Shawn Jang

    Please cmon Will…

  • Jake W.

    Yay! Go Jacquie!

  • Matthew Richards

    Yay Jacquie! :)

  • H.A.

    Bleh.

  • supersonic

    I hate Adam Levine. I will never support him. So, those people who end up on his team will never get my support.

  • Jason Gorny

    First time Christina had a finalist in the finals since season 2!

  • vd88

    I like Will but he’s very awkward.

  • jmpv95

    I still think that Juliet Simms should have won! Even Chris Mann who was 4th is doing better than him!

  • chillj

    Nor do I get Jacqui. Not my night.

  • Mafs95

    Go Jacquie!!! Yaaay :D

  • Hayley_Horan

    The world doesn’t need another basic white girl winning the voice. I hope Jacquie goes home first next week.

  • pj

    Well, say what you will. The Voice is trying to help their contestants this season.

    I mean the past contestants.

  • Jake W.

    I want Will to be the next one in, so we can finally get rid of Cole. I want to see Blake’s disappointed face.

  • supersonic

    I’m sure the Jamaicans are going to do whatever they can to make sure Tessanne wins.

  • chillj

    There is something very bland about the winners of this show.

  • Celesm

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!! Now Will has to be safe and I’m getting the final 3 I was hoping for :D

  • Jason Gorny

    hehehe me too * in an evil voice*

  • Matthew Richards

    What the heck is a “basic white girl”?

  • jmpv95

    AGREED!!

  • lola

    me too! she’s very young but looks like she’s botoxed up to me. Not that that has anything to do with her voice but still……..

  • chillj

    Wish I had.

  • vd88

    When they don’t think you can be successful they’re not going to help you no matter if you win or not and that’s for all these singing shows.

  • jmpv95

    I have a feeling that the Three-Time Champion is going to be losing the fourth title! All these performances will help him not feel so bad :)

  • Mafs95

    I hope the next finalist is Will… he deserves it!!

  • H.A.

    Bland, generic. You know, the usual winners.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Jermaine Paul’s been putting songs on SoundCloud that claim to be an album sampler: https://soundcloud.com/jermainepaulmusic

    When I look up the album title, I get Overstock giving me a full tracklist but a release date of 12/31/2025: http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/Jermaine-Paul-Make-Love-Save-The-World-Red-White-And-Blues/7523007/product.html

    IDEK.

  • mason williams

    although he recently performed on the vietnamese version of the show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydFzcNTt_EI

    pretty song
    he also performed roar and without you as duet with contestants as well as cover of open arms

  • Celesm

    No, he hasn’t released an album yet. Since s02 finished he’s only released 2 singles… and one of those was a cover :P

  • genius13

    3 minutes left and we’re still on a commercial break Smh

  • Dancin VI#81

    again last minute

  • Kesia Monteith

    LOL ALL of these shows have their fair share of “bland” winners, depending on your taste. It’s about appearing accessible to everyone, and that doesn’t always lend itself to winners that are more unique.

  • jmpv95

    Will is so going through. Blake’s dominating streak has come to an end! nothing personal against Cole

  • Guest

    He’s the Melanie Amaro of the Voice. Yikes!

  • pj

    Because they were on Blake’s team….

  • wonderings

    I still don’t understand the obsession on the coaches reactions & which “coach” wins. I care about the contestants themselves.

  • chillj

    I woulda just said teen heartthrob. those girls could be just as uninspiring if they were not white,

  • mason williams

    hate to agree but yeah

  • genius13

    They literally take this to the very last second

  • Jake W.

    It’s just that Blake is so cocky. It will be good for him to be knocked down a peg or two.

  • chillj

    These girls are real pablum. When you line them all up, it ain’t impressive.

  • supersonic

    Aw. I finally decided to look at Cole and I see that he’s a little cutie.

  • Annatree

    Will Will please I want a Country free final

  • Jason Gorny

    ahhhh here we go!

  • wonderings

    Aww, great sincere thank you from Cole to Blake.

  • genius13

    Yay!!!!!!! The best final 3

  • H.A.

    Boo!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good!

  • Jake W.

    Yay!

  • Mafs95

    They are all so likable this season… I feel bad for whoever leaves the competition.

  • Shawn Jang

    My heart has never beat so fast. I’m so happy now.

  • Matthew Woods

    BLAKE IS OUT!!!!!

  • supersonic

    Boooooooo!!!!!

  • disqus_A4SwGTj5W3

    so happy for Jacquie Lee & Xtina…they truly deserved…. :)

  • pj

    Yay! Goodbye DGWG. No offense. You sang well enough. In fact, they are all talented.

  • Jepoy Ramos

    Woohoo!!!! My fave Will and Tessanne are in! I wish Matt was there instead of Jacqui

  • Matthew Richards

    This is the Final 3 I would have chosen.

  • Jason Gorny

    Team Blake is annihilated! YES!

  • nncw

    Ah so sad I like Cole too.

  • genius13

    Yay no Blake in the final..nothing against Cole tho

  • Jordana33

    I think it would also make him think twice before countrifying all of his frontrunners. That formula is getting old.

  • chillj

    AW. Sorry Cole. Make an album, do me proud. Come back next year and sing up a storm.

  • jmpv95

    My dream Top 3 just made it through!! I can’t believe how happy I am! I literally don’t care who wins right now as I love all three of them!

  • weareallinnocent

    Aw, now, I know you’re anti-Adam, but I’m so happy now. Will you be happy for me (and maybe Will too?) lol

  • H.A.

    LOL.Cole will be slaying them all when their albums drop.

  • Andie

    I am so happy! I have loved Will since his very first audition. This is the best news! I am slightly happy specifically because Will beat James and when they were posed together in the Battle, everyone in the world was like OMG James is so good, and not that Will.

  • callitags

    I love her look. It suits her. :-)

  • Holden17C

    YES!!! My 3 choices are in the finals! Now I don’t really care who wins.

  • weareallinnocent

    Me too! Carson waited way too long to say Will Champlin. That was cruel! I’ve actually surprised myself at how much I care. This is the first Voice season I’ve watched from Day 1. It’s been fun!

  • Celesm

    Yay!!! I’m not gonna deny that I wish Matthew were somehow in the mix but I’m extremely happy with this top 3 :D

  • Mafs95

    Now here’s the real question: will Win win? Even if he doesn’t, at least he had some fun with Fun!

  • vd88

    MJ, I agree with you I wish Michelle was more ambitious like she could be big but I don’t think she wants it as much. She’s happy where she’s at but I just wish she wanted it more like I want her to be bigger than she wants herself to be.

  • maymay

    This season is mediocre but more competitive than other seasons due to no super popular contestants.

  • Matthew Richards

    With Cole gone, I wonder who Jacquie is going to watch Adventure Time with? They were too cute on Twitter.

  • chillj

    I love Will. I also love James. Will deserves to win this, but after looking at the winners tonight, I may be disappointed.

  • Lori

    Great show tonight. Loved all the alums there, performing or merely supporting. And I’m happy with the results. I think any of the top 6 really deserved to be in the finals. Good season The Voice!

  • Kesia Monteith

    LOL Ya know that Adam would have a contestant in the finale based off of the top 5 no matter what right? ;)

  • chillj

    What are you talking about?

  • Matthew Richards

    Really? This is my favorite season so far :)

  • albean99

    I’m so happy that Will made the f3. We liked him fairly early but I never thought he’d still be in it at this point. Happy I was proven wrong. I like all 3.

  • Andie

    Mine too!

  • pj

    I’m loving this season for it’s unpredictability. I like almost all the contestants, although some more than others.

  • Celesm

    Same here. My favorite Voice contestants are all from s02 but overall this is easily the show’s best season

  • vd88

    Will, Tessanne, and Jacquie… Thank God!!!

  • weareallinnocent

    lol ikr?!

  • Amy Beth

    It’s just how the show is set up.

  • milwlovesadam

    And the Voice just had it’s “Daughtry” moment. Poor Cole. Everyone thought he would be a finalist, but…nooo.

    He’ll still have a career.

  • mason williams

    she might have if her voice didn’t give out that night

  • Mel432

    Best top three ever.

  • Jordana33

    YAY!!!!! Will and Tessanne in the FINALE!!!!!!!!! I’m really looking forward to seeing what Ryan Tedder does with those two. Also, we get to see each of them do a duet with Adam! I can’t wait!

  • Jake W.

    Above all else, finally no country winner. Can’t wait to see what album we get with the winner.

  • disqus_A4SwGTj5W3

    my dream final 3 was Matthew , Will & Jacquie Lee … :)
    but….oh …well….poor….Matthew …
    he was my favorite contestant for this season….

  • Matthew Richards

    I did think Juliet Simms was amazing.

  • tomr

    The top 3 are all duds! Maybe next season!

  • Q3

    I am pleased that Tessanne is in the final.

  • Jason Gorny

    i’m already looking forward to next week! especially hearing the winner singles

  • Kesia Monteith

    LOL, well aside from maybe James, you’re telling me you haven’t seen a “Cole” or “Will” before? Half the top 12 was filled with alt soul white guys this season, so why act like the top 5 guys were anything groundbreaking either?

  • chillj

    And given a look see at the past winners, Jacqui will in this year and continue the tradition.

  • Celesm

    Not the best result show ever (between Xtina’s cancelled performance and the underwhelming performances from previous contestants the episode was pretty boring) but at least we got a great final 3.
    Also, it’s interesting to note that this is the first time in Voice history that Blake hasn’t had at least 1 contestant in the finals and the first time Adam and Xtina have had at least 1 since they changed the elimination rules in s03

  • Guest

    CHIN 4 da WIN

  • wonderings

    Or confident? He did have a great track record, no denying. I never saw anything douchey about it – more teasing and in fun, especially to Mr. Sexiest Man Alive.

    I do like that “the show” itself doesn’t seem to be overpimping anyone incredibly obviously this year.

  • Mel432

    Oh yeah, if Matthew was in the finale, that would have been the best.

  • Amy Beth

    Amanda was out by Top 6, so I wouldn’t say Cassadee beat her specifically.

  • disqus_A4SwGTj5W3

    me too

  • wonderings

    I’ve somehow gone from liking Jacquie early on to being team anyone-but-Jacquie for the win.

  • chillj

    I liked some of the male singers this year a lot. They were very talented as a whole. Hey, I even bought some iTunes….just some excellent voices. Maybe it just seems like the girls all have the same voice. And look. And inappropriate use of the world “amazing.”

  • Jordana33

    Now THAT would have been an amazing final three!

  • Celesm

    Same here :( Guessing her stans are about to kill whoever cancelled it lol

  • Mafs95

    He could have been if he didn’t blow up in his last two weeks in the competition. It’s a shame, because he really has a lot of potential and his energy on stage is very captivating. Nevertheless, this is an amazing TOP 3!!! I love Tessanne, Jacquie and Will a LOT :)

  • chillj

    I just got to that same place meself this very second.

  • Matthew Richards

    Yeah. I guess the real scratcher is that Trevin and Terry finished above her.

  • wonderings

    Tessanne for the win, please.

  • chillj

    Yes, I think he will.

  • Jason Gorny

    So who came in 4th place?

  • wonderings

    It wasn’t nearly a Daughtry-level shocker. The itunes bonus was an accurate predictor here.

    That said, I’m looking forward to new music from Cole. I dig his voice.

  • rubbish

    Don’t see myself buying any of the remaining contestants’ albums. All great singers though…

  • vd88

    She was still everybody’s favorite compared to Cassadee.

  • forever504

    I wonder how those ryan tedder songs are gonna sound

  • Blueknight24

    Tessanne will make a history being the first winner of all singing show in the US with Asian Descent. Go Tessanne!!!

  • mason williams

    i’ve heard the stuff, and it is great music,it’s a shame he wasn’t treated much better after

  • Kesia Monteith

    A lot of the boys had the same “voice” as well: soulful, with a bit of rock. Tessanne and Jacquie look nothing alike, and I don’t remember them using the word amazing a lot. It seems like a lot of the contestants this season used amazing ;)

  • Mafs95

    We don’t know, but I bet it was Cole. Like I bet Amber was last season’s 4th place.

  • Jason Gorny

    me too. i’m very curious

  • pj

    “Carson congratulates Christina on her #1 hit, “Say Something” but of course, does not mention the cover, by X Factor contestants, Alex & Sierra, that surpassed her version for a day or two”

    Why should he? The original from A Great Big World Feat Xtina is still at number three and has been in the top ten for weeks. I hardly think a couple of days is significant.

  • Matthew Richards

    And the first winner of Cherokee descent. She’s a little bit of every race :)

  • Matthew Richards

    And he didn’t congratulate her for getting to #1 on the iTunes chart, he congratulated her for being #10 on the Billboard 100.

  • Kesia Monteith

    And the first non N.American to have won. :)

  • Mel432

    Like he’s going to mention another singing show.

  • Blueknight24

    Yes, That’s like Obama won as a president. lol

  • Dexter

    The top 3 are great vocalists but will their music sell? Will the winner just be another Javier or Jermaine? Well, I predict Tessane will win but I haven’t felt much connection to her. Can she out sell Cassadee Pope or Danielle Bradbury? Only time will tell.

  • pj

    No, of course not. The reference to the other shows are always passive aggressive on every show.

  • maymay

    The white male contestant won American Idol after four seasons. The Voice doesn`t have the white male winner in previous four seasons. So Will is the only hope this season. But he has to competitive with other two female contestants.

    Three female winners in a row for The Voice? Maybe.

  • weareallinnocent

    Not even close, I agree. Cole was a one-chair turnaround, by CeeLo no less. He never hit the Top10 iTunes iirc, and Will got there twice. I agree that he appeared popular enough (on iTunes at least) and Blake has people. But, thankfully, he needed more and playing safe didn’t get it for him this year.

  • bestmusic

    If Tessane wins I don`t think she will sell. Unless they get her the perfect song.

  • Q3

    I think she can outsell both Cassadde and Danielle. Although I think Danielle has a bright future.

    ETA: Tessanne is still at #2 on iTunes — so BOTW is likely to chart. So someone likes her music.

  • mason williams

    and give props to the competition?,never that

    i can only imagine how pissed simon had to be when he had to let cassadee pope perfrom on agt earlier this year,although i suspect that was more of an nbc call than a syco call,either you can bet your last dollar that he wasn’t happy

  • Matthew Woods

    I dont see Will having a chance in hell of winning unless he REALLY gives a game changing finale performance

  • vd88

    Well if were being honest Matthew had one of the most distinct voices I’ve heard on one of these shows and for being a black male singer that’s hard. More often than not black male singers tend to sound the same and Matthew was completely different. Someone like Matthew is a rare find.

  • Celesm

    Even if she doesn’t outsell Cassadee and/or Danielle in the US her time on the show most likely gave her career in Jamaica a big boost. If she ever decides to tour there she’ll do very well

  • pj

    Maybe he was too worried about setting up his skype account for his baby mama’s delivery to notice. ;-)

  • Dexter

    Definitely agree.

  • Matthew Richards

    It’s not like we’re exactly disadvantaged in the music world: http://www.idolanalytics.com/2012/05/11/america-loves-white-guys-with-guitars/

  • vd88

    Really, that’s surprising. Is he popular over there or something?

  • Jordana33

    I agree. Her finale performance was not as good as her others, and you could tell she was having major vocal problems. Apparently she had laryngitis that week. Jermaine,had been pretty average for the entire competition but really peaked in the finale (and also sang a country song in the finale, LOL). Juliette Simms is the kind of winner the voice needs,

  • pj

    Is it the same song, or individual songs all co-written by Tedder?

  • vd88

    It’s a shame how they treat these people. I mean they can’t even let them get out an album out. I mean they did win these shows, they at least deserve that.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    I never said he should. I was just being cheeky.

  • Jordana33

    This was the problem Javier had with Universal. They basically didn’t support him at all. I really think that Javier would have been successful if he had been given good label support, though.. Jermaine, not so much.

  • supersonic

    Matthew probably would’ve had a chance. Too bad it’s going to come down to Tessanne and Will.

  • wonderings

    Oooh, looks like an interesting blog. I shall add it to my reader for the coming season.

  • rubbish

    I think Jacquie will win but I don’t think she can sell more than Danielle Bradbery or Cassadee Pope…I don’t even know what genre she’ll get into (I downloaded one of her songs though).

  • supersonic

    Sorry, can’t.

  • Mafs95

    Will will probably be 3rd place… I just have no idea if the winner will be Tessanne or Jacquie. The former seems to be gaining a lot of momentum recently but the latter has a very solid fanbase. I don’t know…

  • vd88

    I agree if he was on a different label, he could’ve done good. At least another label would’ve tried helping him more.

  • Matthew Richards

    Her song Hideaway already did well on Jamaican radio back in 2010. Imagine what she can do with global exposure. She could be to Reggae what Gloria Estefan was to Latin. (Okay, maybe not that big, but you get the point.)

  • bestmusic

    Good point but wondering if her music would get played in the US?

  • weareallinnocent

    Ordinarily, I would probably agree with you. But, with this group? Idk. I don’t think Tessanne would have made it through without this week and the iTunes multiplier, so I wouldn’t count anyone out at this point.

  • Dexter

    Cassadee and Danielle both ranked higher in their Voice seasons than their debut music. Of course that has been an ongoing trend with winners of singing competitions with a few exceptions.

  • Guest

    where is the video for cassadee pope’s performance?

  • Guest

    Who will James and Cole’s fan vote for is the question….

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Omggggggggggg!!!!!! Will the underdog made it!!! I’m so happy!!!! I bet he never expected to make it so far.. tears of joy!!! Now Will for the Win!!! Come on – has any underdog of these shows ever won? Lets make it a first!

  • Celesm

    Either for Will or Tessanne. James’ fans will probably want to support someone from the same team and Blake’s fanbase would rather get run over by a truck than support Xtina in any way

  • Celesm

    She seems to want to be a soul/pop artist but if she does win (or just gets signed later) her label will probably try to push her towards something like what Ariana Grande is doing

  • Mel432

    Why would Blake’s fans be that way?

  • Dexter

    Hmm, Will could be a dark horse for the win if James and Cole fans switch to him.

  • Matthew Richards

    I think a lot of people are going to switch votes for Tessanne. She’s the least polarizing of the top 3.

  • Matthew Richards

    Taylor Hicks?

  • Celesm

    I as kinda joking, but if you check the Voice’s Facebook or just check twitter you’ll see a lot of people who support Blake’s team (not his artists, his team) are more conservative and so they hate Christina with a passion

  • tripp_ncwy

    Will the girls split the vote & give the title to the last man standing?

  • Dexter

    I still can’t help but remember Holly Henry. I wonder how far she would have gone if Blake kept her. I like her voice more than Caroline Pennell’s. Blake possibly ruined his chances of a 4-peat when he eliminated her. You all should check out her youtube and bandcamp. Maybe she’ll audition next season.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/hollymaezers/videos
    https://hollyhenry.bandcamp.com/

  • wonderings

    I just downloaded the (free!) Voice / Starbucks ‘emerging artists’ sampler that Carson mentioned tonight.

    It includes:
    Frame By Frame – Cassadee Pope
    Drink of You – Jamar Rogers
    Not Now – Michelle Chamuel & Arjun Singh
    Say Goodbye – Nicholas David
    Pictures – Terry McDemott

    (Digging Michelle’s & Jamar’s!)

    ETA: I think the url to download was thevoice.com/starbucks

    ETA2: I am really, really digging Jamar’s “Drink of you”!! Bluesy / soul / rockin goodness.

  • Guest

    ?????????????

  • weareallinnocent

    :-)

  • Celesm

    Weird that they invited Chris Mann to the show and not Nicholas or Terry then. Either of them along with Jamar would’ve been a better plug for this (though I love Chris so I don’t really mind)

  • Dexter

    Google translate: We Chinese people voted in favor of the Chin.

  • Michael Littlefield

    Actually, Amanda didn’t make the finals in that season. That Season was tough though. A very talented and unique top 5. I would have rather seen her in the top 3 than Nick though.

  • maymay

    iTunes rankings so far after Voice performances:

    songs:
    The Swon Brothers #34 Later On
    Michelle #45 Go Down Singing
    Cassadee #152 I Wish I Could Break Your Heart
    Danielle #187 Never Like This
    Danielle #245 My Day

    Albums
    Danielle #29
    Cassadee #63

  • Amy Beth

    I think they invited whoever was in town. They just chose to put Chris on camera.

  • Ria.

    The winners have been Javier, Jermaine, Cassadee, and Danielle. 2 guys, 2 girls. There is no “usual” winner.

    One of the girls was a sweet 16 year old country singer who supposedly never sang in public before. The other was a pretty 20-something who had been in the business for a while and had even had a bit of success with the pop/rock band she fronted. They are not similar except that they are both pretty females.

  • 50Watts

    so am I

  • Amy Beth

    Holly might have been great or she might have had a meltdown on live TV. She suffers from panic attacks and agoraphobia, so The Voice might not have been the best way for her to go.

  • cheese

    Once it was down to four, I unexpectedly found myself hoping for . . . Cole? Weird. My top 3 would have been James, Matthew and Caroline just based on the types of voices/music I like to listen to. This top 3 doesn’t do it for me, as talented as they are. This was still my favorite Voice season and the only one I watched from beginning to end.

    I’ll still tune in Monday because the judges’ performances are usually fun, and at least there aren’t any country artists this season – couldn’t stand to watch a finale that included two of Blake’s acts last year.

  • Random

    LOL this is straight out of Google translate.

  • Random

    Kris Allen?

  • Andie

    It’s individual songs all co-written by Tedder. I’m worried though that we will only get to hear the winner’s single? I don’t know about this.

  • Taylor

    Anyone know which superstar guest artists will be performing in next week’s finale? I thought they’d be announced by now.

  • Nedsdag

    After i heard the stories about her and Hey Monday, I never took a shine to her.

  • Liteasy

    Taylor was never an underdog – he had it nailed right from the beginning.

  • emlz

    I’ve been voting for Cole every week and I voted for James the last few weeks. That said, I think my voting will really depend a lot on the performances next week. I’ve been really digging Tessanne the last few weeks. She’s got the subtlety that I really wish Jacquie had. I prefer Jacquie’s voice over most of the other contestants, but it’s getting to a point where I think she’s screaming too much. And I want to like Will (His genre of music is right up my alley), but I just can’t. I really do think that all that overthinking and formal training is turning me off. This week was better, but it might be a little too late for me.

  • macfae

    What is the code to get the sampler ? I can’t find it.

  • hayes

    I don’t think there’s a clear cut winner. I thought for sure Cole was a shoo-in for the finale, and look what happened. If you asked me 3 weeks ago if Will was going to be in the finale, heck even the semis, I would have said not a chance. I honestly think he still has a legitimate chance to win.

    I hate how they drag the results of this show to the very end. It’s so annoying when the credits are already rolling. Would it kill them to announce it just 2 minutes earlier?!

  • Madilo

    Go Will !

  • Madilo

    Wait til she wins, you’ve Jacquie and Will too.

  • Jingle Jam

    I just saw what it said on Google translate. You trolling?
    Btw Tessanne isn’t full Chinese. She’s half-Jamaican.

  • cocoloids

    WILL FOR THE WIN!

  • Jingle Jam

    With The Voice, I don’t think its about the gender of the winner. I think its more about their voice and the kind of genre they sing that matters more since they are all divided into teams that are coached by different types of artists.

  • Jingle Jam

    Ariana Grande’s not really soul. I would say in the lines of Amy Winehouse or Mary J Blige but the type of genre she’d want is all up to her’s.

  • Jingle Jam

    Well done America. All these artists have potential to be international stars. The best top 3 so far for me. May the best singer win! It doesn’t matter which Team they’re in!

  • Guest

    Why put race into this?

  • Jingle Jam

    :-)

  • Kariann Hart

    I’d like Tessanne Chin or Jacquie Lee to win. However, I am leaning towards Tessanne. With her beautiful voice and pretty looks, I think Tessanne will have International success. All three are GOOD singers.

  • Celesm

    I didn’t mean that Ariana was soul. I meant that her label would probably try to make Jacquie into a 2nd Ariana because she seems to be the only young mainstream singer who’s still using big vocals instead of going the dance music route like most other pop acts
    I’d agree with you that something like AW or MJB would be best for her though

  • teekee

    Never thought of Taylor as an underdog. Don’t remember him ever hitting the B3.

  • Matthew Richards

    Will was never in the bottom group, either. And Fantasia was there twice, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t the favorite to win.

  • weareallinnocent

    He seems almost painfully shy to me. Maybe nerves overwhelm him when he has to speak (rather than sing) on national TV. At the breakfast @ Adam’s clip he seemed more relaxed to me. Same in this week’s 12 Days of Christmas video. I think he more naturally expresses himself through music rather than the traditional means the rest of us lean toward. :-)

  • hcpoirot

    Will story in The Voice just like The Swon brothers. Both had to be save by their coaches in Top 20 into top 12. For Will, he even is not Adam top 3 choice in the beginning.

    But after his good itunes sales in top 20 that I thought what make Adam save him instead of other 2 singers.

    Now he is in top 3. (Just like The Swon Brothers)

    But unlike Cassadee and Danielle who had been the viewers fav since the beginning and almost top the itunes sales each week, the top 3 this season votes really depend on their performances that night.

    Who will win depend on how well they sing and their itunes sales.

  • hcpoirot

    If this season 5 singers you called mediocre how will you call this year X factor singers and American Idol boys finalist? Very bad singers?

  • alonzo7

    Thank you voters! Now I can happily watch the finale-prefer Will or Tessane but am OK with Jacquie.
    Who I vote for between Will and Tessane depends on the performances although I lean towards Tessane.

  • hcpoirot

    Will was in bottom 3 in his group in top 20. If adam did not save him into top 12, he will be out.

    Only Tessane and Jacqui had not touch bottom 3.

  • Blueknight24

    This is just for fun, because it’s very rare having different descent than Caucasian or Black American as a winner in any singing show in the US. :)

  • windmills

    It’s going to be interesting seeing if Republic is now able to do a reasonably successful launch of a Voice winner who doesn’t market to country. Cole seems likely headed to Nashville where he’ll benefit from the infrastructure there.

    I was interested in the alums’ performances. I was distracted by the canned background vocals and effects on all their voices, tbh, but those things really helped present them as stafs. There were times when Colton Swon’s harmony part on “Later On” was coming through but he wasn’t even singing into his mic. And Zach sorely needed that harmony line because he started off rough when it was just him. That being said, nice stage presence and I thought “Later On” overall came off well. Not surprised to see “Later On” doing well on Itunes this morning.

    Cassadee’s stage presence was excellent on “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” and she really looked like a star. She still ain’t country but her album really is solid pop/rock with mostly good melodies. “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” is definitely one of the better songs on the album, but the overproduction on the album version makes it drag.

    As I said in another post I’ve never been crazy about “Never Like This” but Danielle sounded good. I wish she would have sung something more country but the big coronation song-y chorus may have been the right pick for this show. I kind of still don’t understand why she never actually sang “The Heart Of Dixie” on the actual Voice broadcast.

  • Liteasy

    I think James and Will were splitting votes and that Will now has a good chance to win if he does another great performance.

  • Jordana33

    About 5% of the Jamaican population is of East Indian or Chinese descent.. It dates back to the early 1800s when they were brought over to the Caribbean as “indentured servants” following the abolition of slavery (In Trinidad and Guyana, > 50% of the population is of Asian descent for the same reason).. . So if I had to guess,I’d say she’s probably full Jamaican with a combination of Chinese and African ancestry. ..

  • gem2477

    I love the Swon Bros actually