Tonight the winner of The Voice will be crowned in a live two-hour finale to the NBC singing contest’s fourth season. Pros including Bruno Mars, once (and future?) Voice coach Christina Aguilera, Nelly, Cher and Florida Georgia Line are scheduled to perform.
Last night was the last opportunity for the three finalists to make their vocal cases to America. After the coaches collaborated on a stirring version of “With a Little Help from My Friends” that was more Joe Cocker than Beatles, each act got a chance to sing three songs: a duet with their coach, a reprise of their “defining moment” and a new offering.
Adam and Shakira, who don’t have dogs in tonight’s race, got to sit this one out.
One thing you can say about The Voice: the show’s diversity is refreshing. These are not your cookie-cutter pop acts. Maybe that’s why none of the winners so far has enjoyed post-show commercial success.But there's no denying their talents.