Alright, this was the first season of The Voice that I watched from episode one until the finale in its entirety, and if it is anything like Season 13, then honestly, what have I been missing? Between the two new coaches for this season, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson (yes, you read that right), the guest appearances, and the incredible new, raw talent that is yet to be discovered, I was instantly hooked.
For seasons before, I would watch maybe an episode or two, maybe listen to a song here or there, but I never really watched a full season religiously. But this season simply blew me away. Each artist brought something that another didn't complimenting another just perfectly, I didn't know what they couldn't do. I can honestly say I have no idea how the judges do what they do, because eliminating some of these singers would have probably killed me.
Now that the season is over, and a new winner has been chosen, it's time to reflect on the season that has just passed. If you didn't watch, here is a list of the best performances. If you did watch, see if my list of favorites matched yours!
If you are unfamiliar with The Voice and its rounds, Click Here for an explanation of each round.
Below is a list of each round on The Voice, and which songs I thought were best from that episode (in no particular order), and one performance that I thought completely won that round.
*** WARNING *** Spoilers are below for Season 13 of The Voice!!!
1. The Blind Auditions
Dave Crosby, "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"
Yes, this is the man that sings with his daughter, and yes, he is AMAZING! This sounds so similar to the original, it's honestly a little scary.
Ashland Crafter, "You Are My Sunshine"
Growing up to this song, I loved seeing a new, country version of it, that definitely took my on a nostalgic ride.
Keisha Renee, "I Can't Stop Loving You"
I can't even describe how much I love Keisha’s voice. She made me fall in love with country all over again with her amazing voice.
Ignatious Carmouche, "Latch"
As the winner of The Voice on Snapchat (yeah, apparently that is a thing), he was given the chance to audition for the real show. His take on Sam Smith’s “Latch” had me the second he started, and I still listen to this.
Chloe Kohanski, "The Chain"
From the very start you could tell Chloe was going to go far, her voice was so unique to her, no wonder she got a four person turn.
Addison Agen, "Jolene"
This girl is literally only 16 years old. I'm sorry, did you hear that voice and think 16 years old? No, you didn't. Addison has such an incredible voice, it's hard to understand how she only got a two person turn.
Winner: Brooke Simpson, "Stone Cold"
Although this song is done so often on competition shows, Brooke easily takes the win for best blind audition for this season. It is obvious why she got the first four chair turn, her voice is totally her own, and it was obviously an amazing choice for her.
2. The Battle Rounds
Hannah Mrozak and Brandon Showell, “Cold Water”
Mitchell Lee and Dennis Drummond, “Mr. Jones”
Karli Webster and Addison Agen, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
Emily Luther and Gary Carpentier,“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
Winner: Keisha Renee and Noah Mac, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
I was simply taken away with the beauty of their voices together, and never wanted it to end. I hope at some point they make music together, because this was perfection.
3. The Knockouts
Karli Webster, “Blue Bayou”
Brooke Simpson, “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”
Mitchell Lee, “I’ll Be”
Noah Mac, “Hold Back the River”
Moriah Formica, “Behind These Hazel Eyes”
Whitney Fenimore, “Calling All Angels”
Addison Agen, “Beneath Your Beautiful”
Winner: Keisha Renee, “I Hope You Dance”
Keisha is such an amazing singer, who breathes new life to country music. Her sound is unique, and she proves herself each week.
4. The Playoffs
Noah Mac, “In the Air Tonight”
Keisha Renee, “Love Can Build a Bridge”
Jon Mero, “When We Were Young”
Addison Agen, “Angel From Montgomery”
Brooke Simpson, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Winner: Chloe Kohanski, “Time After Time”
A classic for every singing competition, "Time After Time" was the perfect song for Chloe. She nailed it, proving yet again how amazing she is.
5. The Lives, Week One
Brooke Simpson, “Praying”
Noah Mac, “Speed of Sound”
Winner: Addison Agen, “She Used to Be Mine”
I mean I think at this point it was obvious how amazing she was, but she nailed this incredibly beautiful song perfectly, gaining recognition from Sara Bareilles herself! I honestly hope when she's older I can see her on broadway.
6. The Lives, Week Two
Brooke Simpson, “What About Us”
Chloe Kohanski, “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
Red Marlo, “The Dance”
Winner: Noah Mac, “Electric Love”
He literally composed the entire band to how he wanted it. He proved himself not only as a singer for this song, but also an artist who is ready to release new music.
7. The Lives, Week Three
Keisha Renee, “All By Myself"
Addison Agen, “Lucky”
Winner: Brooke Simpson, “Amazing Grace”
Brooke's rendition of this classic proved just how powerful of a vocalist she was, and that she can do any time period of music, not just new music that is currently on the radio.
Addison Agen, “Both Sides, Now”
Brooke Simpson, ”Faithfully”
Chloe Kohanski and Noah Mac, “Wicked Game”
Winner: Chloe Kohanski, “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Another classic that everyone knows (or should know!), Chloe delivers yet another breathtaking rendition with her unique voice that instantly draws you in.
In all honesty, every single performance from this episode was simply outstanding. The Final Four took me places I never expected them to.
The songs with a * means that it is their original song.
Addison Agen, “Humble and Kind”
Addison Agen and Adam Levine, “Falling Slowly”
Chloe Kohanski, “Wish I Didn’t Love You*”
Chloe Kohanski and Blake Shelton, “You Got It”
Red Marlo, “To Make You Feel My Love”
Red Marlo, “I Pray*”
Brooke Simpson, “What is Beautiful*”
Brooke Simpson, “O Holy Night”
Winner: Addison Agen, “Tennessee Rain*”
Addison, as a reminder, is only 16 years old! The power she has over her voice is jaw-dropping, especially for her age! Her original I have been listening to on repeat for the past week, and I honestly don't plan on stopping until I get a whole album. She is only a junior in high school, so I can't wait to see where she goes from here!
Congratulations to Chloe for winning this season, she truly deserves it. I can’t wait to hear more from all the artists from this season, because I know that there is no way this is the end for any of them.
I hope you enjoyed this list, and the music here!