If you’re a fan of reality competition shows, this is a hard week. On May 19, ABC’s American Idol wrapped their 17th season and on May 20, the Top four contestants on NBC’s The Voice competed live for the final time.
The four remaining singers each had a chance to perform a solo song, a duet with their coach and an original tune. With coaches John Legend and Blake Shelton the only two with finalists remaining, coaches Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine were able to sit back and enjoy the show.
MAELYN JARMON (26) from Frisco, Texas – Team Legend
- Original song: “Wait For You”
ADAM: “Blake’s got three people out of four here and I want everyone to know that I love to hate on Blake, but this is not that moment. I do believe that everyone in this finale is fantastic. I also believe that you are the person that should be winning this thing. I really do. And that has nothing to do with any coaches or anything else. Bottom line is that is what it feels like it needs to be.”
- Duet with coach: “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
- Solo song: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
ADAM: “That was insane. And honestly, I don’t know how it would be possible for you to not win the show. I say that only because that song is unbelievable and to sing it the way that you did in this moment is so special. Honest to God, you are an angel from Heaven. It’s unbelievable to hear you sing.”
ANDREW SEVENER (22) from Alvarado, Texas – Team Blake
- Duet with coach: “All Right Now” by Free
- Original song: “Rural Route Raising”
JOHN: “You’ve really been in your zone, especially the last few performances. I feel like you’ve just come into your own, you know what you’re doing. People think I’m more of a city slicker, but I grew up, my family lived on County Line Road in Ohio so I can relate to all this stuff.”
- Solo song: “Lips Of An Angel” by Hinder
KELLY: “WHAT! That was so good! I was kind of confused when I saw Hinder. I was like, ‘Man, I love this song. What’s he gonna do with this song?’ That was so good. That was great, that was so great. Andrew that was my favorite…y’all are…you got a…this is hard!”
DEXTER ROBERTS (27) from Fayette, Alabama – Team Blake
- Solo song: “Anything Goes” by Randy Houser
KELLY: “This was my favorite other than the blinds. You were very smart to do this. I just love you in this vein. I think he nailed you with the whole soulful country. We’re missing that. I love country music and there are not a lot of singers like you. There aren’t singers that sing like y’all but sound country and can still be on radio and it’s still contemporary. I’m a big fan of yours
- Original song: “Looking Back”
KELLY: “I love your voice, you know this. I wanted you in the blinds. You’re my favorite country vocalist in this competition. I think you are so, so talented, but even more than that, I just love your person. You seem like you’d go get a beer with anybody in here no matter if they’re famous, no matter who they are. You’re just such an authentic, you’re not calculated, you’re just who you are and I think that is going to read through to the American people and they’re going to vote for you.”
- Duet with coach: “Hard Workin’ Man” by Brooks & Dunn
GYTH RIGDON (24) from Singer, Louisiana – Team Blake
- Duet with coach: “Take It Easy” by the Eagles
- Solo song: “Once In a Blue Moon” by Earl Thomas Conley
BLAKE: “I know that country music fan base and, in this case, even more importantly, Earl’s family back home are so proud of this moment right now that you did that song and you honored him tonight. We only lost him about four or five weeks ago now and great job, dude. Way to honor a country music hero.
- Original song: “Proof That I’ve Always Loved You” (self-composed)
ADAM: “You know, Gyth, you really do have it all. And it’s one of those things where it’s almost like you were just born to be here in this moment. I definitely believe that. And I’m not going to lie to you, it took me a minute, but it’s very evident right now that you are a major contender in this thing and all the best to you.”
Fans will learn the results of tonight’s performances on May 21 will the season 16 winner of The Voice will be revealed.