VOICE OVER: America Crowns The Voice Champion 2012
Y'all, it's the end of the road tonight for the contestants on NBC's The Voice. Tonight, the winner of season 3 was decided. So, look out, there are spoilers ahead! The artists from Teams CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton were joined by not only famous artists like Kelly Clarkson, but also contestants who were eliminated earlier this season. Also, coaches Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera joined the other two coaches on the stage performing at the end of the night. It was a great night of performances and high emotions as the singers had some fun for one last time on The Voice stage, getting themselves mentally prepared for the outcome.
Get a quick reminder about who is left in the show and what they have sung throughout the show here!
The remaining contestants as of the beginning of tonight were Blake's Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott and CeeLo Green's Nicholas David. CeeLo called Nicholas unique and original, saying it was, "Fun getting to share the stage with Nicholas. What more could I ask for?" Of his own team, Blake said, "Terry deserves to win because he's one of the greatest singers I've ever heard. Every time he gets on stage, something epic happens," and, "Cassadee is an incredible vocalist. I've never heard her sing as good as she did last night." Last night, each contestant got to sing alone as well as with their individual coach. Missed it? Check out the videos here! Yet again, they were all in the top downloads on iTunes, and performances from this whole season were in the top 200 downloads on iTunes.
So performances tonight started with Rhianna singing her latest hit, "Diamonds."
The coaches of course got emotional about the season ending. Adam said, "It's bittersweet. It was amazing last night. Nick kind of didn't care about it and said 'I want to have fun,' so that was my favorite part."
As usual, CeeLo's costume was quite a sight. This one looked like he'd stolen shoulder pads from a high school football player and added some spikes to it to give himself a porcupine look. Anyway, he told Carson that Nicholas, "Has been so well received; I think that his performances last night could have put him into an even stronger position to win. He's an exceptional person, and he can win the show as much as anybody."
In her typical sweet, noncommittal way, Christina said, "You can't pick a favorite moment. I'll never forget Nicholas's crazy stomps and kicks from last night. Cassadee has constantly improved. She makes me smile. Terry's tippy-toes when he sings and seeing the personal moments with his son were heart-warming to me."
One very special thing that happened throughout the night was the each of the finalists got to bring back some of their buddies from earlier in the season. So the first finalist to do this was Terry. He sang "Rock 'n' Roll All Night" with Rudy Parris, Amanda Brown, Bryan Keith, and Michaela Paige. The proud coach Blake was visibly singing along during the performance.
Then came a true legend, Smokey Robinson. He sang his classic, "Cruisin'" with Nicholas and overshadowed The Voice contestant with his high distinctive notes. Even at age 72 with a zillion face lifts, Smokey has definitely still got it.