NBC’s ‘The Voice’ review: Hannah Huston, Alisan Porter, Laith Al-Saadi, Adam Wakefield fight to win

VoiceTonight, it’s here: The last performance show of the season for “The Voice.” Four finalists will compete, but only one of them is going to have a chance to hoist the trophy and be declared the new champ. Who will it be? Out of the four names above, we think that Alisan and Adam are the two frontrunners; yet, we’ve seen crazier things happen, and some finalists win despite our skepticism going into a given night (think Jermaine Paul or Craig Wayne Boyd).

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Laith Al-Saadi

Cover – “White Room” by Cream. Really strong opening to the show tonight! We’re not going to say that it was the finest vocal we’ve ever seen in the world, but it was in his signature style and a lot of fun to rock out to.

Duet with Adam Levine – “Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight” by The Beatles. This just looks like a jam session. Maybe this is our favorite coach / artist duet in a while. It’s certainly the best celebrity duet since Chris Jamison and Jessie J. It was two guys really enjoying what they were putting out there.

Original – “Morning Light.” Laith’s tackling a song of his own! Conspiracy theorists can call it suspicious that Laith was done with his entire set by about 9:30 p.m. Eastern, giving everyone else more changes to shine later on.

Alisan Porter

Cover – “Somewhere” from West Side Story. Was this a chance for her to shine vocally? This was actually the last song of the night, and of course Alisan nailed it. Her vocal range remains astounding, but it’s still to be seen if it’s enough for her to win.

Duet with Christina Aguilera – “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King. Was this performance … friendly to viewers? (Sorry about that.) We liked that it wasn’t just the two hitting big note after big note at each other, since we already know she can do that.

Original – “Down That Road.” This was Alisan’s chance to show what kind of music she wants to do. It was really fantastic, and one of the better songs we’ve heard this season that was hyped as an “original.” You can learn more about it here.

Adam Wakefield

Cover – “When I Call Your Name” by Vince Gill. How was Adam with this signature country song? It was almost a reflection of something we’ll say later. (He actually performed this song later than the other three.) While we really think he hit the notes tonight rather well, we couldn’t actually understand most of what he sang.

Duet with Blake Shelton – “The Conversation” by Hank Williams Jr. Here’s Adam and Blake’s chance to rock out. It was fun and the vocals were good, but it’d be a mistake to say that there was anything of substance here at all.

Original – “Lonesome Broken and Blue.” Now, we turn to an Adam original. We didn’t understand a good bit of what he was feeling, but this was almost a perfect song melodically for the guy, and his fans are going to likely eat it up.

Hannah Huston

Cover – “Every Breathe You Take” by the Police. The song choice HAS to be questioned. Yet, at the same time, we almost like that Hannah went full creeper with it, making it more in a minor key and giving it a somber, chilling feel.

Duet with Pharrell Williams – “Brand New” by Pharrell ft. Justin Timberlake. Did Hannah’s duet surpass the others? We actually enjoyed it much more than we think that we would.

Original – “I Call the Shots.” Was this refrain enough to win people over? We were worried that it may be too repetitive, but instead, it was just plain awesome! Fast-paced and fierce, the only thing that could have made it better was even more of a physical presence from Hannah.

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