You, loyal and unflinching Voice fan, deserve a pat on the back. Or at least a new couch. After weeks of rooting and voting for your favorite singers, you’ll get a big musical sigh of relief tonight when the Season Five winner is announced.
Like any journey, there were some ups and downs. How about that Twitter instant save that quickly became the Twitter instant save curse? Or upsets like Matthew Schuler going home before the semifinals? Or coach Blake Shelton never taking coach Christina Aguilera fishing, like he promised? But let’s not forget the high notes. Schuler’s crowd-swaying performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Tessanne Chin’s blind audition of Pink’s “Try.” Jacquie Lee’s power-belting sustained notes in Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You.” Or Will Champlin’s gender-bending performance of Etta James’ “At Last.”
But we would love to know ahead of tonight’s finale, who do you think will win Season Five of The Voice? Will it be perennial clutch-singer Will Champlin? Do Jacquie Lee’s preternatural vocal abilities make her the rightful 2013 title-holder? Or is it time for Tessanne Chin to take her Jamaica-honed talents to North America?
Vote in our poll here:
And sound off in the comments below. What were your most memorable performances this season?
The Voice Season Five finale airs Tuesday 9 p.m. ET on NBC. (Be on the lookout for EW.com’s recap later tonight.)