With voting for the Season 4 winner of “The Voice” closed, there was little for finalists Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel and The Swon Brothers to do during Tuesday night’s (June 18) live finale but enjoy themselves, have fun and try not to let their nerves get the best of them. And enjoy themselves they did, taking the stage with major acts like Bob Seger, One Republic and Hunter Hayes (which we’ll get to later). But the night had one main purpose: To reveal a champion.
So who won? With seven minutes left in the two-hour broadcast, host Carson Daly brought the three finalists on stage to begin the end. After asking for final thoughts from each, it was time to get down to business. Taking third place, its the brother duo from Oklahoma. As the Swons left the stage, Danielle and Michelle gathered close to await their fate. And then the announcement we knew was coming: Danielle Bradbery wins “The Voice.” As the show wound down with Danielle singing “Born To Fly,” it’s clear that victory was Danielle’s fate from the get-go.
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– Christina Aguilera looked fantastic during her performance with Pitbull on “Feel This Moment.” The original coach is coming back this fall with a vengeance, it would seem.
– As if you’ve forgotten that Season 4 was the country season, Justin Rivers, Holly Tucker and Amber Carrington returned to join the Swon Brothers on Lady Antebellum’s “Stars Tonight.” “This is the night that country comes to town,” Zach says. You don’t says. All kidding aside, it was a terrific performance from a group of incredibly talented artists.
– Michelle got the opportunity to take the stage with One Republic, who Carson referred to as one of her favorite bands (a distinction I question), performing “Counting Stars” one of the best songs on the band’s new album. At times, it seemed like lead singer Ryan Tedder didn’t want to relinquish lines to Michelle, but it was a great performance otherwise.
– Of all the pre-taped bits, my favorite? The one chronicling Adam and Blake’s bromance. Too funny.
– Garrett Gardner, Josiah Hawley, Kris Thomas and Vedo returned to take on The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” with a saxophone solo from Holly. It was silly fun and a great reminder of the stable of talent this season has cultivated.
– For her last performance, Danielle chose to bring back Amber, Caroline Glaser and Sarah Simmons to take on “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood. It’s a sweet performance. Nothing life-changing, but good. It was nice, however, to get to hear Sarah wail on a track once more.
– The Swon Brothers took the stage with Bob Seger to team up on “Night Moves.” Colton’s voice sounded really nice here, making me wish we’d heard more of him when he and Zach performed this season.
– Cathia, Karina Iglesias, Judith Hill and Sasha Allen returned to take on En Vogue’s “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” and it was everything. Just everything.
– The finalists all got a new Kia car, which is cool until you realize that The Swon Brothers have to share theirs. Womp.
– Danielle and Hunter Hayes took the stage on “I Want Crazy” and, I’ll say it — she showed him up on his own song, without a doubt.
– For her “bring back” performance, Michelle wanted to reunite Team Usher, bringing back Josiah, Vedo and Cathia to sing Stevie Wonder’s version of “We Can Work It Out.” Their harmony work at the end was terrific. One of the better performances with returning contestants tonight. Plus, all in red shoes? The best.