The entire season of The Voice came down to the last four minutes. After two hours of performances (a.k.a. filler) from the likes of Ariana Grande, Little Big Town, CeeLo Green, Jennifer Nettles, Alison Krauss, Joe Walsh and Zayn Malik, it was down to two: Alisan Porter and Adam Wakefield.
No surprises there as America (and only America since no one outside the U.S. can vote, grrr) were devoted to Alisan and Adam. And in the end, it was the all-grown-up Curly Sue that took home the win.
Sure, Laith Al-Saadi gave it his all and if he had only saved his killer rendition of “All Along the Watchtower” from last week for the first part of the finale on Monday night, he might have won the whole damn thing. Alas, no. Adam‘s last team member finished in fourth place, with Hannah Huston from Team Pharrell eliminated right after.
Ever since the blind auditions when Adam made that comment about being jealous that Christina Aguilera had Season 10 in the bag, thanks to Alisan’s incredible performance of “Blue Bayou”, she was far and away the clear favourite — of viewers and the coaches. But you know what else is awesome about her win? That Team Xtina took home its first win. In fact, it’s the first win by any female coach in The Voice‘s history.
Alisan was the favourite early on and with the way she belted out songs, it would have been a travesty had she not been on that stage in the end. But there was also something solid and likeable about Adam that had us rooting for him too. Alisan has always been technically perfect but Adam’s performances already sounded like established hits that we could easily imagine hearing on the radio right now. It truly was a coin toss and if Carson Daly said either name, no one would’ve been disappointed. Though, you know Blake Shelton‘s a little upset at not winning his fifth season, something he would’ve gleefully lorded over Adam.
All that being said, while Alisan and Adam both deserved it, Alisan has always been the clear-cut winner. But don’t cry for Adam. We wouldn’t be surprised if it’s his voice we hear on the radio first. So, really, it’s congrats to both singers.