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The Voice Finale: Crowning A Champion

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From complaints over Christina Aguilera, to a few truly impressive performances, season two of The Voice has offered viewers ups, downs, high notes and lows. And it comes to an end tonight.

In two hours, following Monday's final performance show, the NBC competition will crown its second winner. Seems like the perfect time for a live blog, doesn't it? Comment along with me below as The Voice names a winner and Christina tries not to alienate any more fans...

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The Voice Finalists

9:00 Here. We. Goooooooooo!

9:03 As we watch a recap of last night, I am reminded that I didn't like Jermaine's solo performance nearly as much as everyone else, and Christina really hates Tony Lucca.

9:06 Oh my goodness!  How many times are we going to listen these coaches wax on about how great these contestants are? We get it. They're awesome.

9:10 Jermaine Paul is hitting the stage again, and he's bringing Jamar Rogers, James Massone, and Pip with him!

9:12 With his first solo, Jamar proves he deserves to be in the finals over Jermaine. Oh, and Pip is still wearing a bow tie.

9:18 Yay! The Sprint Lounge! Wait no, I hate the Sprint Lounge. This is always so awkward, except I love when Chris Mann photo-bombs in the background like that.

9:24 It's time for some Flo Rida, joined by my girl, Juliet Simms.  Although she claims to be sick, Juliet still sounds great. Although he is a rapper by day, Flo Rida looks like he should be a member of the Grim Bastards Motorcycle Club on Sons of Anarchy.

9:29 Chris Mann takes his turn performing, and decided to bring Lindsey Pavao and Katrina Parker with him on stage. He thinks Katrina could have won this whole thing. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, Chris. She didn'ta.

9:34 Chris is really impressing me with his ability to sing something that is not opera at all. "Bittersweet Symphony" was fantastic by that trio. Lindsey is still my second favorite in the entire competition.

9:40 Can we get Alison Haislip back in the Sprint Lounge next year. Milian is killing me!

9:41 Unlike the forced relationships between other reality show judges, this Blake and Adam thing has really been fantastic on season two of The Voice. It really helps that Blake is naturally hilarious.

9:43 Hall and Oates singing "Rich Girl" with a few familiar faces as background singers. One of them looks extremely comfortable in that role. I'll give you a hint.  His name rhymes with Dermaine Fall.

9:46 So is Christina going to yell at Darrell Hall for continually calling the woman in his song a "b--"? Since she doesn't have some hidden vendetta against him, she probably won't. Poor Tony Lucca.

9:50 I will now try to restrain my outward hatred towards Christina until I hear more about what went down between her and Adam last night. Apparently it was a big deal.

9:54 Kim Yarbrough, Naia Kete, Sera Hill, and Cheesa are back in the house people. Aren't you excited? No, me neither.

9:57 Go get 'em Cheeeeeeeee-eeeeeese.

10:02 It's corporate synergy people! Everyone on Parks and Recreation watches The Voice apparently, and like most contestants this season, Leslie Knope didn't want to be on Team Cee Lo.

10:05 So it's time for The Wonder Years with Juliet, RaeLynn, Erin Willett, and Jamar. It seems like everyone wants to sing with Jamar tonight, and it's not difficult to see why. I hate that the very fabric of this show made it so he and Juliet both couldn't make it to the Finals.

10:11 Most awkward group hug ever?

10:13 I love that Blake and Adam hate Purrfect the Cat. I think they kind of missed the ball with Purrrfect in all seriousness. It was kind of just a mystery the entire time. They should have done a montage like this at the very beginning of the season, so we knew what it was all about. The cat had a much bigger presence on Twitter than it did on the actual show.

10:18 I'm not all that impressed with Lady A's new single. Honestly, none of their stuff has every been all that great to me. As one girl-two guy country bands go, I would take The Band Perry any day of the week.

10:24 If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, Tony Lucca is so cool! He is portraying that "cool factor" perfectly in "Go Your Own Way" with Jordis Unga.

10:32 Kenan Thompson does a quick Cee Lo impression, and Carson Daly found it necessary to remind us that it was funny... probably because it wasn't.

10:34 This Sprint Lounge stuff is some of the worst on television. I want to cover my ears. Make it stop, please!

10:44 Oh. My. Goodness. It's The Biebs! Did you see the gold shoes?

10:49 It's time for results...

10:52 Yap, yap, yap. Let's get to it Carson!

10:53 Fourth place is... Chris Mann. Why isn't Christina wearing pants?

10:54 Third place is... Tony Lucca. We are down to two.

10:55 The winner of season two of The Voice is... Jermaine Paul. Welp, that's a shame.

10:56 Congratulations to all four finalists, and Jermaine earned it with his performances last night.

10:58 Before we say goodbye, I have to commend Blake Shelton for all of his hard work to lead his team to this championship. Week in and week out, but especially leading up to this final vote, he was blowing up Twitter. I follow all four coaches, and he was at it much, much more than the other three. Good for Team Blake.

It was a very entertaining season, and a great final week for The Voice. I look forward to the new crop of performers they will bring in next year, and hope with all of my heart that they change some things.  They have to figure out what to do about Chritina Milian and/or the Sprint Lounge. It's bad. Shortening up the Battle Rounds, while extending the Live Shows would also probably help. I will be curious to see how long these superstar coaches stick around, not only because they have busy lives, but because some of them are seemingly getting on each others nerves.

What did you all think of what went down on The Voice Finale? Who were you most excited to see return?  Which guest performance was your favorite? Did America get it right with Jermaine Paul? Or do you think one of the other three deserved it more? Take our poll below, telling us who deserved to win season two of The Voice.

 

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Yes, there was an article yesterday online talking about how during rehearsals Christina was making a big deal out of the song 99 Problems. It said that Adam called her the c word during the arguing. During the show, wearing the "Team Xtina" t-shirt was his way of making it up to her. Also because of her, that's why Cee-Lo wore the shirt that said "No Problems." I am happy with the outcome of the show. I like Jermaine and I think he's a good singer. I think Blake was a very good coach too. My favorite though was Jamar, but I also loved him back when he was on Idol. But I really liked pretty much everyone that was in the top 8. Some had not so great performances some weeks, but they all had one or two standout performances to me that showed they all deserved to be there. I agree with the other person that said that Juliete's voice wasn't as great when she was belting out her songs. Even Christina said that when Juliet sang Cryin' by Aerosmith. I completely agree. When she does that softer sweeter voice I just don't think it's as good. Like when she sang Roxanne or even Oh Darling at her audition, she was softer but the voice wasn't sweeter sounding, it was a little lower and I prefer that more for her.

Terrie

I will agree with the reviewer in that I think the show needs a little revamping. I think one of the main things that should be done is an attitude adjustment on Christina. Her attitude this season has sucked. This show IS NOT about her and she does her damndest every episode to make it about her. Her blantant dislike of Tony Lucca was horrible. I, too, think the "Sprint Lounge" should be done away with. Or either find someone else besides Christine Milan.......... I think CeeLo proved this season he can be a force to be reckoned with. He had 2 of the best with Jamar and Juliet. I still love this show BETTER than American Idol. I don't care if AI is the ratings giant(which rakes in advertising dollars for FOX) it is losing it's staying power after 11 seasons. People know it's fixed.........and whose to say that most if not all these type shows are that way?

Danforcella

jim- haha yeah, I guess I don't know my Hall and Oates. I was pretty taken back that the word was said at all after Tony didn't say it on Monday.

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@ RajBauer: I think Ellen was saying that Adam called Christina, the 'c-word', not that the song contained it.

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"So is Christina going to yell at Darrell Hall for continually calling the woman in his song a "b--"?" I can't stand Christina and her campaign she's been on to try to take down Tony Lucca, but you don't know your Hall & Oates lyrics very well, lol. In the song "Rich Girl", the lyric is "It's a bitch, girl". They aren't calling the girl a "bitch".

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Wow Ellen, first off the song is I got 99 problems but a b*tch aint won, where is the c word in there or do you not know your alphabet??? Btw I am disappointed that Tony or Juliet didnt win but like I said yesterday, any one of them deserved to win so I am happy for Jermaine. I feel bad for Chris because even though I liked him he was my least favourite and I am sure Christina acting like a complete idiot yesterday didnt help because I am sure the coach factors in to the decision. Out of all the coaches I feel like Blake and Adam care the most, Cee Lo is there for comedy and Christina for herself. I am glad Blake got to win this year although I was a little surprised it wasnt Juliet in the end. So Adam placed - 1,3 , Cee Lo - 3,2 , Christina - 4,4 and Blake - 2,1. It kind of shows Blake really knows what he is doing as a coach and I love that he lets his singers tour with him and when he performs with them he makes it about them as opposed to the diva we know. I really miss the good old days when Xtina was normal. I will always love Adam though because he is hilarious and genuine and long live the bromance lol.

Mustang

Yes!! Jermaine Paul is THE VOICE. So happy. Seems I'm like the only one though... =/
I love his voice, his personality, how he thanked his family and Jesus, and that it truly showed how this meant the world to him.
What's a winner of The Voice get? A record deal? I'll def buy Jermaine Paul's first CD.
Yay. Happy day. Truly glad Jermaine won. I've actually liked him since the blind auditions.
Circles around... was a background singer. And his solo last night he had his own background singers. Tears of joy. Haha. :')

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What happened between christina and adam lastnight?

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Really enjoyed the duets last night. Yes Christina is very talented but needs to learn to control her self hate of Tony. Her personal feelings about him has nothing to do with his talent. He is a blast to watch & talented to top it off. Wish Juliet won but Jermain is a great singer & performer. Chris Mann is awesome & really has something going for him. What an amazing opera voice. It was a good ending & congrats to Jermain & his great coach Blake.

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The most promising two singers on the Voice are Lindsey and Juliet. Jermaine is okay, but he was off-tune more than any of the final four.