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The Voice Season 13 concludes live on NBC TV tonight 19 December 2017

My vote is for  Chloe Kohanski.


7:00pm CT – 8:00pm CT

TVPG  |60 mins.

The Voice

Recap: Live Final Performances

Highlights of the artists’ final performances.

8:00pm CT – 10:00pm CT

TVPG  |120 mins.

The Voice

Live Finale, Part 2

Host Carson Daly reveals who America chose to be the winner; scheduled performers include Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, N.E.R.D., Charlie Puth, Sia and Chris Blue.

The Voice (U.S. season 13) – Wikipedia


Coach Artist Order Solo Song Order Duet Song (with Coach) Order Original Song Result
Adam Levine Addison Agen 1 Humble and Kind 5 Falling Slowly 11 “Tennessee Rain”
Blake Shelton Chloe Kohanski 12 Bette Davis Eyes 8 You Got It 2 “Wish I Didn’t Love You”
Blake Shelton Red Marlow 9 To Make You Feel My Love 3 I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song) 7 “I Pray”
Miley Cyrus Brooke Simpson 10 O Holy Night 6 Wrecking Ball 4 “What Is Beautiful”
Non-competition performances
Order Performer Song
26.1 Chris Blue “Humanity” (In promotion of NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage)
Chris Blue “Blue Blood Blues”
Vince Gill and Red Marlow When I Call Your Name
Billy Idol and Chloe Kohanski White Wedding
Sia and Brooke Simpson Titanium
Norah Jones and Addison Agen Don’t Know Why
Bastille and Noah Mac World Gone Mad
Jessie J and Davon Fleming Not My Ex
Bebe Rexha, Adam Cunningham and Keisha Renee Meant to Be
Kelly Clarkson Medicine
Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me
N.E.R.D. Lemon
Sia Snowman
Charlie Puth How Long

It’s been a good season. All final four are “winners” on paths to great futures.

A bit of history…



In the beginning was the voice. Voice is sounding breath, the audible sign of life.

Men sang out their feelings long before they were able to speak their thoughts. But of course we must not imagine that “singing” means exactly the same thing here as in a modern concert hall. When we say that speech originated in song, what we mean is merely that our comparatively monotonous spoken language and our highly developed vocal music are differentiations of primitive utterances, which had more in them of the latter than of the former. These utterances were, at first, like the singing of birds and the roaring of many animals and the crooning of babies, exclamative, not communicative–that is, they came forth from an inner craving of the individual without any thought of any fellow-creatures. Our remote ancestors had not the slightest notion that such a thing as communicating ideas and feelings to someone else was possible.
–Otto Jespersen, Language, Its Nature, Development and Origin

Singing, the vocal production of musical tones, is so basic to man its origins are long lost in antiquity and predate the development of spoken language. The voice is presumed to be the original musical instrument, and there is no human culture, no matter how remote or isolated, that does not sing. Not only is singing ancient and universal, in primitive cultures it is an important function associated not so much with entertainment or frivolity as with matters vital to the individual, social group, or religion. Primitive man sings to invoke his gods with prayers and incantations, celebrate his rites of passage with chants and songs, and recount his history and heroics with ballads and epics. There are even cultures that regard singing as such an awesome act they have creation myths relating that they were sung into existence.

It is likely the earliest singing was individualistic and improvisatory, a simple imitation of the sounds heard in nature. At what point the singing of meaningful, communicative sounds began cannot be established, but it was doubtless an important step in the creation of language. Many anthropologists believe the development of a lowered larynx (important to articulate speech, as it effectively makes the flexible lower tongue the front wall of the pharynx) was a relatively recent aspect of human evolution.


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