'The Voice' Recap: The Final 4 Perform
'The Voice' Recap: The Final 4 Perform
Sundi Rose
Sundi Rose
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Voice is in its final moments, and we're left with the final four vocalists. Brooke Simpson, Addison Agen, Red Marlow and Chloe Kohanski will all compete for their shot at winning the overall competition. Each singer makes their way one step closer to becoming the Voice, in the episode with the highest stakes of the season. 

The coaches and the fans watching at home will all weigh in on who they think should become the Voice, and every song could get them one step closer. The finalists will sing three times, first with a new cover, once with their coach and then they will debut an original.

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Addison Agen ("Humble and Kind") -- Team Adam

This singer/songwriter moves the coaches with every single performance. Her coach, Adam, finds their chemistry to be magical, and it really telegraphs into every song she sings. She first heard this Tim McGraw song when her grandfather suggested she listen to it, so this performance is a direct shout-out to him. As always, she makes the song her own, and it sounds beautiful and soulful. She gets emotional when it's over, and it's clear how much this means to her.


Chloe Kohanski ("Wish I Didn't Love You") -- Team Blake

The first original song of the night, Chloe stays true to her aesthetic. It's throaty and meaningful, and there is no doubt which singer wrote this. Chloe commands the stage, and she looks like a much more seasoned and experienced singer than what we've been seeing all season. The audience reacts to it, similarly to her coach, Blake, with emotion and pride. Blake is bursting to brag on her uniqueness and is sure she's going to be a giant superstar.


Red Marlow and Blake Shelton ("I'm Gonna Miss Her") -- Team Blake

In a "Who's more country?" face-off, it's a toss-up on who would win. But both Blake and Red have a lot in common, and their pick of the Brad Paisley hit reflects that playful relationship. They both have a fun sense of humor, and this song is a good pick to lighten up an otherwise super heavy night. Red holds his own against the country superstar, and you would never be able to tell he's a contestant on a singing show, if you didn't know already.


Brooke Simpson ("What is Beautiful") -- Team Miley

This song was written specifically for Brooke, and it matches her uniqueness and how special she is. Brooke has a sound and feel all her own, and this song will go a long way to show exactly what she's capable of. Her journey through this competition has been so compelling, and she deserves this moment more that anyone. The coaches are supportive and assure her that she is exactly what the world needs right now.


Addison Agen and Adam Levine ("Falling Slowly") -- Team Adam

Adam and Addison choose a slow, emotional song for their duet, and you might think it would bring the energy down, but it's just the opposite. The crowd just sits, frozen, while they belt out this gorgeous song. Their voices blend so well that it seems like they've been singing together forever.


Brooke Simpson and Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball") -- Team Miley

I was skeptical when I first heard they were doing this Miley megahit. It seems a little like self-promotion, but once they start singing together, I realize how wrong I am. This song is so recognizable that it would be hard to do on your own, but with its original singer there offering vocal support, it kills. Some might say it's coming in like a wrecking ball.



Red Marlow ("I Pray") -- Team Blake

Red wrote this song with a friend whose dad had recently passed away. In fact, Red performed it the next day at the funeral. This performance might be the most personal and heartfelt of the night, and Red always tells a story better than any other performer on the stage. The coaches connect with that too, suggesting that this performance has gone to an entirely other level with how personal and connective it is.



Chloe Kohanski and Blake Shelton ("You Got It") -- Team Blake

Although you wouldn't think these two would have much in common vocally, when they take on the Roy Orbison classic it works like magic. It sounds smooth and whimsical but also weighty and flawless. They make a really good team. More of them, please.


Red Marlow ("Make You Feel My Love") -- Team Blake

Red takes on a classic song, originally sung by Bob Dylan but covered by both Garth Brooks and Adele. Of course, Red takes the Garth route and sings a stripped-down, raw, meaningful version of the song. He kills it. He calls himself a one-trick pony, but it seems like he can do anything he wants to. He's got talent for miles.


Brooke Simpson ("O Holy Night") -- Team Miley

After Brooke's success with her rendition of "Amazing Grace," she's unafraid to take yet another turn at a traditional song, with a religious twist. She made it to #2 on the overal charts, so it seems like she's doing something right. It's a nice treat, so close to the holiday, to see one of the singers take on a seasonally appropriate song. I've never heard this song sung quite like this, but she is obvioulsy not like the rest of us. That voice and talent is unparalleled.


Addison Agen ("Tennessee Rain") -- Team Adam

Addison's original song, according to her, epitomizes what she wants to be her signature sound. Adam compares her to Bonnie Raitt, and this song is more bluesy than anything she's done before. He gushes in every rehearsal, reminding her what a huge fan he is. And I'll admit, I'm starting to understand it. Her performance has attitude without being overly cocky, and I immediately want to listen to it again. You legitimately can't take your eyes off of her.


Chloe Kohanski ("Bette Davis Eyes") -- Team Blake

Chloe, once again, takes on a classic, and I have to admire her courage. She knows what she can do well. And when she does it, she blows the roof off. Blake is right when he says there is nobody that sounds like Chloe. She's a freaking rockstar.



Do you like when the coaches sing with their teams? Does it overshadow them or does it help make them better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


The Voice season 13 finale airs Tuesday, December 19 at 9/8c on NBC. Want more news? Like our Voice Facebook page.

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