In one of the best reality performance finales of all-time, Will Champlin faced off against fellow Team Adam member Tessanne Chin and Jacquie Lee from Team Christina last night on The Voice.
The competition was fierce, with the contestants asked to perform three times and their songs included a reboot of their blind audition song, a duet with their coach and a final new performance as they made their final pitches to secure votes from the voting public.
The perennial underdog who was saved countless times on the competition, put his best foot forward against almost-impossible odds against his competitors, with his mentor outright declaring Tessanne as the winner.
In his first performance, Will did a repeat of his blind audition, singing Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You.” Always the steady and consistent performance, Will did a great job with this song and what it lacked in memorability was made up for with great vocal talent.
From there, Will joined his coach, Adam Levine, as they did a duet of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.” A fantastic performance, the two singers were fused beautifully as their similarity in style coupled with a great song choice resulted in a perfect combination.
For his final competitive performance of the series, Will put his own spin on one of the most famous ballads in the world, Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It For You).” Singing to his wife and child in the audience, the song gave us a lot of insight into Will’s vulnerability and there is no question that this was the best song he has done on The Voice.
Immediately after the show, I had the chance to catch up with Will on the red carpet and I asked him about the night, his status as the underdog in the performance and if he had the chance to listen to his competitors.
Check out the video above!
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