NBC’s “The Voice” has become increasingly popular throughout the course of the second season. It began with four coaches, each with a team of 12 contestants and quickly, by elimination, fell to one contestant remaining on each team.
In order to be part of the top four, contestants had to survive the blind auditions, which forced vocalists to rely solely on their voices to impress at least one coach enough turn their chair around and say that they were chosen for the team. Once the blind auditions were complete, and all four coaches had their teams, contestants were faced with the challenge of battling their own teammates for a spot in the top six on their team.
After the battle rounds were complete, it became America’s turn to chime in. Live performances began and anyone watching could vote for his/her favorites, either by texting the phone number, voting on Facebook, or buying his/her favorite performances on iTunes. Every vote counted.
Team Christina’s Chris Mann, Team Adam’s Tony Lucca, Team Blake’s Jermaine Paul and Team CeeLo’s Juliet Simms gave it their all on the season finale, but only one could be named “The Voice”. The artists performed their final songs, as well as duets with their coaches and tributes to their coaches. After Monday night’s performances, voting opened so America could make their final decision.
Tuesday’s show – the second night of the two-part finale – included additional performances from the final four contestants, who brought back friends from earlier in the season to share the stage with them. The finale also included celebrity performances from Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Daryl Hall and John Oates, and Lady Antebellum. The coaches reminisced on the past season, praised their final team members, and divulged what it means to be a coach.
After two nights of performances, the rankings announced that Chris Mann came in fourth place, Tony Lucca came in third place, Juliet Simms came in second place and it was announced that America voted Jermaine Paul to be named ‘The Voice’. After the winner was announced, Jermaine Paul sang “I Believe I Can Fly” with his wife by his side throughout the performance.
Winning ‘The Voice’ not only gives Jermaine Paul the recognition and fan base he has been waiting for his entire life, but it also ensures that he will have a record deal with Universal Republic records.
Jermaine Paul, who has spent his career as a background vocalist for Alicia Keys, ‘will never have to sing backup again.’