It was the night we've been waiting for — we would finally find out who would become Season 4’s “The Voice."
Would it be the dynamic duo from Oklahoma, the quirky girl with the big voice and glasses or the 16-year-old Texas native that blew everyone away with her natural talent? Your votes and text were tallied up, and the winner is ...
Nope, not yet! We have been doing this for months now; you know there is a build-up to the spoiler.
Last night’s two-hour finale was like one big party, with performances from some of music’s biggest names, and the return of some of this season’s favorite contestants. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera kicked off the show. After their performance of the dance hit “Feel This Moment,” host Carson Daly announced the return of Christina and Cee-Lo to the coaches’ chairs next season.
*single tear* Goodbye Usher and Shakira, we really enjoyed you being around this season.
There were more performances. Nelly joined Florida-Georgia Line for a performance of the summer anthem “Cruise," Bruno Mars took the stage to perform “Treasure” (which was the performance of the night) and Cher made her comeback with a new wig and a performance of her new song, “Woman’s World.”
Yes, Cher still has it.
Some of the competition's fiercest ladies (Karina Iglesias, Catina, Judith Hill and Sasha “Fierce” Allen) returned to perform a rendition of the En Vogue's “My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It).” The boys — Josiah Hawley, Vedo, Garrett Gardner and Kris Thomas — won the performance of the night with “Ain't Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations. (You know a performance was great on "The Voice" is great when your grandmother calls to ask, “Did you see that?”)
Josiah, Kris, Garrett and Vedo, you made ladies of all ages swoon with that performance.
However the night was all about the Top 3. In a series of performances, the trio had a chance to do a performance with one of their favorite artists. Michelle Chamuel and OneRepublic brought down the house, the Swon Brothers and Bob Seger showed everyone what classic country really is, and Danielle Bradbery performed alongside Hunter Hayes, showing everyone what the new generation of country music is made of.
Sidebar: How come Usher, Adam or Blake didn't know how to spell didactic or diaphanous? Doesn’t everyone?
The Top 3 also performed a set of comeback performances, picking some of their favorite teammates to perform with them for the last time of the season. Michelle Chamuel brought back Team Red Shoes … OK, Team Usher’s Josiah Hawley, Vedo and Catia. The Swon Brothers brought back Justin Rivers, Holly Tucker and Amber Carrington, and Danielle brought back her good friends Amber Carrington, Caroline Glaser and Sarah Simmons.
After learning Blake was indeed the originator of Usher’s coaching tactics, Usher splits his pants after almost every performance (and confessional) and that the Top 3 really do like each other, it was finally time to find out who would be Season 4’s “Voice.”
The Swon Brothers won third place, which brought the final decision down to either Michelle Chamuel or Danielle Bradbery.
The winner of “The Voice” (did you see Danielle and Michelle grab hands, then their coaches grab each other’s hands?) is…
Yes, that's right: Coach Blake Shelton has done it again … for the third time.
Even though Danielle was the winner, I'm sure this isn’t going to be the last time we hear from the Swon Brothers, or our favorite, Michelle Chamuel.
Did your favorite take home the crown last night? Are you happy to see the original four coaches come back next season; did you enjoy reading these recaps as much as I enjoyed writing them?
It’s been fun. "The Voice" will be back in the fall. Will you?Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun