It’s down to the Final Five.
“The Voice” is one episode away from crowning its champion on its 10th year on television. But before the final five performed, the NBC show ceased the singing competition to honour the last original teacher on his 10-year anniversary: Blake Shelton.
Gwen Stefani, Shelton’s fiancee and the reigning champion, returned during the finale to surprise her husband with a special tribute video from his former students over the decade.
“Of course, you changed my life when I met you on ‘The Voice’ in 2014, but sometimes I don’t believe you recognize the impact you have had on so many other people’s lives on this great show,” Stefani said. The video consisted of touching messages from Todd Tilghman (Season 18 winner), Ian Flanigan, Toneisha Harris, RaeLynn (Season 2), Cassadee Pope (Season 3 winner) and more.
Now back to the show.
The only one thing distinguishing one of the top five finalists – Cam Anthony, 19; Kenzie Wheeler, 23; Rachel Mac, 16; Jordan Matthew Young, 35; and Victor Solomon, 22 – from hoisting “The Voice” trophy is two performances on Monday.
Each singer was tasked with performing a song that describes their journey and a unique selection dedicated to someone influential in their life. Each coach is represented in the finale, but Blake has an advantage with two finalists, compared to John Legend, Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson, each having a solo singer.