In just a matter of hours, The Voice will crown its newest champion.
On last night’s performance finale, finalists Sawyer Fredericks, Koryn Hawthorne, Meghan Linsey, and Joshua Davis squared off for the last time. The contestants were asked to sing an original song, a solo cover and a duet with their coach to determine who would win the eighth season of the popular competition series.
For his part, Joshua Davis performed a song that he wrote himself that was titled “The Working Man’s Hymn.” It was a solid performance and highlighted the fact that Joshua is the most experienced singer of the bunch. While Sawyer sang a song that was written by his idol, Ray LaMontagne and Koryn belted out a single that was written by Pharrell, it was nice to see Davis perform something of his own.
Davis also took on Leonard Cohen’s “Halleljuah” and once again attacked it with a nearly perfect vocal. While the Detroit songwriter has been accused of not providing a lot of excitement this season, it was in the finale where his experience excelled as he seemed the most at ease and you could clearly see how he appreciated the opportunity of the record deal that winning The Voice would provide.
Finally, Davis joined coach Adam Levine as they both performed Paul Simon’s “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.”
I caught up with Joshua Davis and Adam Levine on the red carpet at the post-show press conference where I asked Joshua what he felt his best performance of the night was. I also asked Adam about where Josh ranks amongst all of the artists that he has worked with on the show.
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.