'The Voice' Final Performance Recap: Coaches Sing Tribute to Finalists

'The Voice' Final Performance Recap: Coaches Sing Tribute to Finalists

Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Adam Levine open the June 28 episode with a rendition of 'Under Pressure' before each of the final four performs twice.

Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Adam Levine kicked off the final performance episode of "The Voice" on Tuesday, June 28. The coaches sang David Bowie/ Queen's "Under Pressure" to pay tribute to the finalists' hard work.

The first contestant taking the stage was Javier Colon with his original song "Stitch by Stitch". Xtina and Cee-Lo think the song suited him, while Blake and Adam said they wanted America to see how good Javier is as a person, not just as a singer.

Next, Dia Frampton performed a duet of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" with her coach Blake. Wearing matching black suits and sunglasses, they looked like having a lot of fun on stage.

Vicci Martinez showed up later to showcase her original song "Afraid to Sleep" which she claimed "epic". Adam said he was invested in every moment, while Blake said she always insists on being a big deal in the best way. Xtina said Vicci made the song her own and Cee-Lo, as Vicci's coach, is proud of her.

Later, it was a duet between Beverly McClellan and Xtina. They chose a song from Xtina's catalog, "Beautiful". Despite the "You Lost Me" hitmaker's diva status, the performance was a balanced collaboration instead of a singer/backup singer dynamic.

Dia took the stage the second time to perform original song "Inventing Shadows", sitting behind a piano. Adam said Dia's singing was great, but he was distracted by the dancers behind her. Blake shot back, "You know what else is going to be distracting to them? When they look at their phones tonight and you're on the top of iTunes above their records."

For their duet, Adam and Javier covered Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror". Looking dapper in black outfits, they performed it as a thoughtful ballad and their voices blent beautifully although it had a very rough start.

Beverly's original song is titled "Lovesick" and has a bit of a retro vibe. She laid down on top of the piano for a minute during the performance. The coaches gave her a standing ovation with Cee-Lo declaring he loves her. Blake chimed in, "If music was crack, you would have a serious problem."

Wrapping up the contestants' performance was Vicci and Cee-Lo's duet of "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar. True to Cee-Lo's style, they wore outrageous outfits with the coach sporting all-red spikes, shoulder pads and a faux hawk.

The first of two-part "The Voice" final also saw Pitbull and Ne-Yo performing "Give Me Everything", and Brad Paisley collaborating with Blake Shelton to sing "Don't Drink the Water". As for the Wednesday (June 29) result show, Stevie Nicks, Pat Monahan, Ryan Tedder and Miranda Lambert are billed to perform with the four finalists.

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    Valley Blond
    Jun 29, 2011

    Obviously the opening number was "thought up" only a few hours earlier: The sound perswon never got the music queue for who was singing next to turn on the mics and the only "star" close to singing in the key the song was played was Alan. What was Ce-Lo wearing" A MooMoo? Christine too out her ear piece? So even she didn't have to hear herself sing? Blak: stick to solo and the occasional duet: at least stay away from this quartet. Major OMG (and not a good one at that!)

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