“The Voice: Season 10” Final Four duke it out!

Either Adam, Alisan, Laith or Hannah will become the winner of "The Voice: Season 10" tomorrow night. (Photos and graphics are property of NBC & United Artists Media Group)

Either Adam, Alisan, Laith or Hannah will become the winner of “The Voice: Season 10” tomorrow night. (Photos and graphics are property of NBC & United Artists Media Group)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

This is It!

After numerous Blind Auditions, many Battle Rounds, controversial Knockout Rounds and Live Playoffs, we are down to the Final Four of The Voice: Season 10.

For the first time since Season Two (we miss you, CeeLo Green and Purrfect the Cat!), all coaches will be represented in the finale.  This will probably be one of the best Final Fours in Voice history outside the first two seasons. All four remaining artists represent different spheres in the musical genre world.  Team Christina’s Alisan Porter and Team Pharrell’s Hannah Hutson represent the pop and rock world while Team Blake’s Adam Wakefield has found his niche in the country rock/blue-eyed soul sphere and Team Adam’s Laith Al-Saadi has rekindled America’s love for the Blues.

Who rocked the house tonight and might have a shot of inheriting Tessanne Chin, Craig Wayne Boyd, Sawyer Fredericks and Jordan Smith’s crown and sash? Read on to find out.

Tonight, each finalist performed three songs. One song with their coach, an original track that they wrote themselves and their final solo performance. However, all three songs were spread out throughout the night.

Laith Al-Saadi kicked off the evening with Cream’s “White Room.” All throughout the season, Laith proved that you could be a non-Pop or Country singer and make it deep into the competition or in his case—the finale! From the first note, Laith gave us a fiery performance that would make Eric Clapton proud. This performance was the best way to start out the night! A

For the first time in three years, Team Christina is being represented in the finale. Alisan began her night by debuting her original song: “Down That Road.” Alisan perfectly penned her life story in this single, and I believe that this song is not only worthy of radio play and a Grammy award, but “Down That Road” has the potential to be a guiding light to people all around the world. A+

Adam Wakefield and Blake Shelton started the Artist-Coach round with Hank Williams, Jr.’s “A Conversation.” This song was country at its finest, but unfortunately, I could not connect with it. Sure, it was a strong vocal and collaboration, but it was not my cup of tea. B-

Hannah Huston concluded the first portion of the finale with her final solo selection of the competition. She chose The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.” However, she would have captured my attention—if I did not remember the time Season Six winner Josh Kaufman and Usher performed the hell out of this song. It was good, but not as high as Josh and Usher’s interpretation. B-

Laith and Adam L started off Round Two with a fantastic interpretation of the last half of the Beatles’ Abbey Road medley (“Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight”). This was probably one of my favorite Adam and artist moment after his collaboration with Will Champlin back in Season Five. Adam also let Laith had the lead while he gave support in the back for a majority of the performance. Also, the guitar shredding rocked! The result: One of the most memorable artist-coach duets in show history! A

Alisan teamed up with her coach, Christina Aguilera, for a very particular interpretation of Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend.” I loved hearing the softer tone in both ladies’ voices. This duet was pure heaven and was one of the highlights of the night! A+

Like Alisan, Adam Wakefield took his life experience and transformed it into his original song: “Lonesome Broken and Blue.” It is a sad song, but its haunting lyrics captured my attention throughout the performance. I hope Big Machine Records is listening to this song because Adam Wakefield might be a better investment than Trent Harmon. A-

Hannah teamed up with Pharrell to perform his song that he originally recorded with Justin Timberlake: “Brand New.” It looked like Hannah was channeling the “Get Lucky” singer’s longtime friend and the future Mrs. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, in this performance. Despite having a massive brass section, this performance was an utter mess! D

I have been waiting to hear Laith Al-Saadi perform original material on the show all season long. Laith did not disappoint as he debuted “Morning Light” during his final performance on the show. Listeners could hear the B.B. King and Eric Clapton influences all throughout the track. Also, Laith’s impeccable guitar playing might make him our generation’s Lindsey Buckingham.  I hope that he is one of the final two artists left standing tomorrow night. A+

I like Adam, but when he sang his final solo…I thought he threw away the towel during his performance of “When I Call Your Name.” I wished that he picked Garth Brooks’ “The River,” Alan Jackson’s “Remember When” or Jennifer Nettles’ interpretation of “Hello Again” to perform because the Vince Gill track did not give him any favors. C-

For her final song of the night, Hannah sang her original track, “I Call The Shots” that she co-wrote with Pharrell. If I am going to be brutally honest, it was the worst original song that I have heard in Voice history. The production value stunk to high holy heaven, and I cannot believe that this is the track that both Pharrell and Hannah came up with. If anyone buys this song, they will be wasting money. F

“Somewhere” has played an important part in the history of singing competitions. The West Side Story anthem cemented both American Idol alum Candice Glover and America’s Got Talent’s The Forte Tenors’ places in their season’s respective finales. Tonight, Team Christina’s last woman standing closed the final Season 10 performance night with her interpretation of Maria and Tony’s love story.  After hearing Alisan’s great cover of the song, I believe with all my heart that Alisan will not only win this season and give Xtina the win that she deserves…but she will outsell both Jordan and Sawyer! A+

Tomorrow night, Ariana Grande, Sia, ZAYN, former coach CeeLo Green and more help “The Voice” conclude its tenth season!

I do not own any of the clips that are featured in this article. They belong to FOX, 19 Entertainment, NBC, SYCO TV & Republic Records.

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