by MEGAN ROMANCZUK Section Editor
“The Voice” season five came to an end on Tuesday, December 15 with Tessanne Chin taking the win.
“The Voice” is a singing competition based on talent rather than appearance. For the first half of the season, the judges go through an audition round to pick their team of 12 singers.
During this process, the judges – Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green – are sitting backwards in chairs that spin around when they want a certain contestant.
The winner of “T”he Voice is granted a record deal with Universal Music Group. But before the winner is chosen, each team goes through battle rounds where each contestant has a duet with one of their team members.
The point of battle rounds is to cut the team of 12 to six for the live shows.
During the live show, all singers choose a song that fits their voices best. Fans then have the choice to vote by purchasing the studio version on iTunes. The other methods to vote are calling, texting, or voting online.
During Tuesday’s finale, the top three singers all sang their hearts out with their future in the hands of the voters.
Will Champlin, a professional singer from California, took home third place. He came in number eight on the iTunes charts for his performance of the song “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” as well as number 10 for his duet with his coach Adam Levine to the song “Tiny Dancer.”
Jacquie Lee, a 16-year-old from New Jersey who is on Team Christina, came in second place. Lee’s Monday performance came in number nine with the song “And I’m Telling You” from the movie “Dreamgirls.”
“I was so surprised when Jacquie came in second place. I haven’t had a favorite since season three when Cassadee Pope won. I hope the loss doesn’t phase her and she continues to grow as an artist,” says senior Rachel Zuckerman.
Lee had a duet with Aguilera where they performed Aguilera’s song “We Remain” off of the “Catching Fire” soundtrack.
The winner, Chin, who is on Team Levine, had two top songs on the iTunes charts.
Chin’s final performance was a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Chin also had a duet with Levine where they performed “Let It Be.”
“I was so happy when Tessanne was announced the winner! She was my favorite ever since her blind audition and she deserves to be in first place, especially with her phenomenal talent,” says senior Caitlin Gonchar.
Besides the winner being announced, the finale was filled with guest performances from Lady Gaga who had a duet with Aguilera.
Other performances included One Republic, Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, and former contestants.
Season six is already in the process of being filmed, and “The Voice” is planning to make a comeback on February 24 and 25, 2014.
Are you going to watch season six of “The Voice”?