Remember earlier this year when there was tons of media hype surrounding ‘American Idol,' and how the country had lost all love for female competitors? There was lots of: "A girl will never win the Idol crown again!" and "Voters just don't root for female contestants like they do men!" It was all very dramatic, and maybe even irrational, as ‘The Voice' has quickly proven that America has some girl power yet.
With a solid 75% chance that a lady would take home the title of ‘The Voice' tonight, I'm sure I wasn't the only one crossing my fingers in the hopes that the odds would prevail, and a woman would finally win back America's hearts. But is that what went down in this first ever finale?
After a quick montage of the final four's trip to ‘The Tonight Show,' Vicci kicked the performances off along with Train's Ryan Monahan. The duo rocked out to "Drops of Jupiter" (at least it wasn't the more obvious "Hey, Soul Sister"). I could have done with a song that showed off her range a tad more, but oh well. The votes were in already anyways.
Next up was Javier who sang "Landslide" with the legendary Stevie Nicks. I must admit that when Carson announced the four guest performers for tonight, I certainly didn't predict that these two would be paired together. The duet, which featured Javier on the top harmony, was simple, and gorgeous. Enough said.
Ryan Tedder then took the stage with Beverly to sing "Good Life". Again, not a pairing that I predicted. It certainly wasn't my favorite performance of the night, as I'm not sure they were quite suited for each other, but they appeared to be having a blast. And since there will be no voting tonight, I suppose that's all that matters.
Singing "The House That Built Me" was Dia and her coach's new wife, Miranda Lambert. Awe, that's cute. The song didn't really do anything for me, and Ms. Lambert definitely stood out more than the meek Frampton.
Then came the moment of truth! Carson revealed that Javier Colon had won the most votes from America last night, making him the very first winner of ‘The Voice' (Dia took the 'close but no cigar' title that is second place). So much for girl power! What are your thoughts on tonight's outcome?
And with that, ladies and gentlemen, I conclude BroadwayWorld's THE VOICE Over (Season One Edition)! Don't forget to check in for some more recaps next year when Season 2 kicks off!
The series features musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The program is an innovative vocal competition series modeled after Holland's top-rated vocal talent discovery show "The Voice of Holland." "The Voice" is hosted by Carson Daly and features the musician coaches working through the various phases of the competition with only the most talented vocalists. The show's second season will air on NBC in mid-season on Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET).
"The Voice" is a presentation of Mark Burnett's One Three Inc., Talpa Content USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who executive-produces along with Burnett, Audrey Morrissey and Stijn Bakkers.