(CBS News) There’s just three acts left on “The Voice” — Danielle Bradbery, Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers — and all of them sang for the win on Monday night.
The finals kicked off with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher performing the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and the final three teamed up with their fellow contestants from this season for “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
Then, it was time for their individual performances. Here’s how they fared:
The Swon Brothers — the first duo in “Voice” history to make it to the finals — started off with The Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why.” It’s the second time the guys have taken on an Eagles song (the first was “Seven Bridges Road”), and this time Levine told them, “I was pretty critical of the last Eagles tune you did, but I gotta say…you guys did an amazing job.”
Later, the siblings brought back their rendition of Anne Murray’s “Danny’s Song,” earning praise from the judges. “I guarantee you they’re playing y’all’s version of Danny’s Song back home (in Oklahoma),” Shelton said. The Swon Brothers also teamed up with their coach for a rendition of Brad Paisley’s “Celebrity.”
Bradbery, 16, delivered a confident encore performance of Pam Tillis’ “Maybe it was Memphis” that had Levine already placing his bets. “I think Danielle is the winner of this thing,” he declared. “You have just gone straight to the vein of America — ‘atta girl!” Shakira cheered.
She and Shelton sang a duet to “Timber, I’m Falling in Love” by Patty Loveless, and the young singer also gave an up-tempo performance of “Born to Fly” by Sara Evans. Her coach said, “I’m one of the millions of people out there that you have wrapped around your finger. I just thank God that you came to ‘The Voice’ to debut yourself.” Levine joked, “Your perfection is beginning to bore me at this point!”
Chamuel reprised her theatrical rendition of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which wowed the crowd and the coaches. “I’m so glad that you made it to the end, because you’re needed out there as an artist,” Shakira told her.
She and Usher sang U2’s “One” for their duet, and Chamuel also took on Annie Lenox’s “Why” for her new song selection. She sung the tune to an image of herself in a mirror, which fascinated Shelton (he called it her “cool mirror trick”). “Likability and capability — to me, that represents a successful artist. And that is what you possess,” her coach told her.
Shakira (who, like Levine, did not have any singers competing in the finals) became a cheerleader for the evening, waving an Okies flag for the Swon Brothers, donning a cowgirl hat for Bradbery and glasses for Chamuel.
The winner will be declared Tuesday night, during a special two-hour finale that will feature an appearance by Cher, who will sing her new single “Woman’s World” off her upcoming album of the same name, marking her first live TV performance in more than a decade.
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