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 her part, Meghan Linsey performed an original song titled “Change My Mind.” 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 Linsey perform something of her own. Surprisingly, the song was a little less country-sounding than I expected and it will be interesting to see if this helps or hurts Linsey’s votes. While it may provide a broader appeal, we know that country fans vote in droves on performance-based reality shows (see Craig Wayne Boyd from last year).
Linsey also took on “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown (and that was previously covered on The Voice by Juliet Simms).
Finally, Linsey joined coach Blake Shelton as they both performed Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love.”
I caught up with Meghan Linsey and Blake Shelton on the red carpet at the post-show press conference where I asked Meghan if she felt any pressure to become Blake’s second winner in a row and asked Blake if there was any pressure on him to win the show again.
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.