‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 27 Recap: Top 3 Perform for Votes Before Big Finale
Last night’s episode of ‘The Voice’ was not only filled with amazing performances, but it was also the last chance the Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery and Michelle Chamuel had to convince America that they alone should go home with the win.
The coaches kicked things off with a collaborative performance of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ by the Beatles. Despite the little hiccups Adam Levine and Blake Shelton had on timing to come in or the lyrics, Shakira and Usher pulled it together with their strong vocals.
Did you know Usher could hit those notes? Either way, it was great to see the coaches come together on the stage on a song like that one.
Throughout the show, each of the contestants had the opportunity to perform a song of their choice, a song they already performed during the season, which is chosen by their respective coach, and a duet.
The Swon Brothers were the first to the mic with a smooth yet solid version of ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’ by the Eagles. The performance received rave reviews from the coaches for the fact that the guys relied on their falsettos for that performance — something we have yet to see from them all season.
They also reprised Kenny Loggins’ ‘Danny’s Song’ and teamed up with Shelton for Brad Paisley’s ‘Celebrity.’ Staying true to their country roots, the Swon Brothers put a spotlight on a genre that even those who hardly listened to country actually started to appreciate it.
Chamuel, who has wowed everyone with her quiet confidence, quirkiness and power on the mic, did a repeat performance of Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble,’ a surprising choice considering the coaches commended her highly on her rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors.’
She then performed Annie Lennox’s ‘Why,’ a performance where Chamuel admitted to working hard on the emotional aspect of the song. Usher then joined her onstage for a powerful performance of U2′s ‘One.’ The stage chemistry between these two is clear, and we can’t wait for them to start recording some new material together. It could definitely show us another musical side of Usher.
Since the season started, Bradbery was the one to watch out for. The high school student, who can practically sing any and every country song perfectly, did the same with her three performances: Patty Loveless’ ‘Timber, I’m Falling In Love’ with Shelton; a reprisal of ‘Maybe It Was Memphis’ by Pam Tillis; and Sara Evans’ ‘Born to Fly.’
Although Bradbery has made it a point to stay within her genre, aside from collaborative performances with other contestants, the young singer has made an impression on everyone — so much so that Levine boldly named her the winner of season four.
Catch tonight’s (June 18) episode to find out who wins this season of ‘The Voice.’
Watch ‘The Voice’ Season 4, Episode 27