May 08, 2012 08:40 PM by Shayla Perry
You may not have known it by watching the first hour or so of the live broadcast on NBC, but the Season 2 winner of The Voice was revealed tonight. Of course, the moment was almost overshadowed by Justin Bieber‘s much-anticipated return to the stage. BUT, we were pleasantly surprised by the ending, which may have been the BEST EVER in reality TV history. Seriously. What happened?
So, you knew that tonight’s finale was going to be dragged out. It just wouldn’t be a proper season finale if it wasn’t. But after several performances from former contestants, Hall & Oates, Lady Antebellum, Flo Rida, and yes, Justin Bieber, the two hours (or one and a half if you were smart enough to record it and fast forward through the commercials) were totally worth it after seeing how it all turned out.
The show began with a performance from Jermaine Paul who brought back his pals Jamar Rogers, James “Lady Killer #2″ Massone, and Pip
‘s bowtie to sing the Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back.”
It was a great one, but Pip… Where was all that swag earlier in the competition, man? And where’s Jesse Campbell?!
After Chris Mann reminded us of the fact that Katrina Parker should’ve been in the finale by teaming up with her and Lindsey Pavao for “Bittersweet Symphony,” Hall & Oates performed their classic hit “Rich Girl,” with Jermaine, Tony Lucca, and Chris singing back-up.
Two things about this. 1. Didn’t Hall & Oates get the memo about the whole use of the b-word on The Voice? And 2. I thought we all agreed that Jermaine would never have to sing back-up vocals for anyone ever again.
Next, Naia Kete, Kim Yarborough, Sera Hill, and Cheesa hit the stage with “Superstitious”…and still no Jesse Campbell.
Juliet Simms (again) blows everyone away with an awesome ensemble performance with Erin Willett, RaeLynn and…nope, not Jesse Campbell, but Jamar Rogers. And once Tony Lucca brings out Jordis Unga for “Go Your Own Way,” it’s pretty clear that Jesse’s not making an appearance tonight. Unless…
The moment we were all waiting for (or dreading, depending on how you feel about him)…Justin Bieber’s performance of his hit single “Boyfriend”!!! Still no Jesse, but Christina was sure to bop her head to the beat as hard as she could to avoid any talk of a snub in the press tomorrow.
As if they couldn’t torture them (or us) anymore, Carson Daly brings all four finalists on stage to ask them what winning would mean to them.
Then, they reveal the 4th place finalist — Chris Mann, who was only beat by Tony Lucca by a quarter of a percentage point. That was close! And we were kind of sure that Tony would be in the top 2, but you never know how these things are gonna play out.
So, it’s between Team Cee Lo’s Juliet Simms and Team Blake’s Jermaine Paul. Separated by just 4 percentage points, the winner of The Voice is Jermaine Paul, not Juliet Simms, as most predicted. What the what?!
Shockingly, they want Jermaine to pull himself together enough to sing “I Believe I Can Fly” one last time. Yeah, right!
Just when you think he doesn’t even hear the music being cued up, in the BEST REALITY SHOW ENDING EVER (at least in a singing competition), Jermaine begins to sing as he’s embracing his wife. Seriously people, it’s like they’re the only two people in the room and soooo sweet. Not a dry eye in the room.
The only thing that ruined the moment was seeing that once again, Christina was without pants, wearing some bejeweled booty shorts, but we’ll let this one slide just because we’re feeling all lovey-dovey.
What did you think of the season finale of The Voice? Were you happy with the outcome?
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