Adam Levine has revealed his prediction for the winner of “The Voice.”
On Monday night’s show, the coach (who no longer has any singers in the competition) said teenage country singer Danielle Bradbery will take the competition’s top prize.
After the Texas-based singer once again performed “Maybe It Was Memphis” (her “defining moment” song, chosen by Coach Blake Shelton for Monday’s show), Adam shared his opinion.
“The crazy thing about your voice is it’s just so unbelievably perfect and powerful. It’s one of the better voices I think I’ve ever heard live. … And I’m just gonna go ahead and say, I think Danielle’s [the] winner of this thing,” Adam said.
Blake, who won the last two seasons of “The Voice” (Adam won Season 1), gave his fellow coach and friend a standing ovation for the comment. And then, Adam gave Usher, who has been coaching Michelle Chamuel, an apology.
“Usher, it kills me to have to say that. I don’t wanna say it’s Blake,” Adam shrugged.
As for Blake himself, he had big, big praise for Danielle’s performance of the Pam Tillis song.
“I think you’re one of the most important artists we’ve ever seen walk across this stage,” Blake said.
Danielle may have gotten a coach to predict she’ll win, but it was a big night for all three of the acts — Danielle, Michelle Chamuel and The Swon Brothers.
Here’s how it all went down:
The Swon Brothers performed “I Can’t Tell You Why” by The Eagles
Shakira waved a “Go Okies” flag and complimented the duo on their falsettos and their increasingly broad appeal. “I think that what you have that is so special about you is you have this universal appeal. You’re straight country, but people like me like you,” she said. Adam, a huge fan of the original tune, told The Swon Brothers they did “an incredible job.”
Later, The Swon Brothers performed their “defining moment” song, “Danny’s Song” by Loggins and Messina
Usher called their version of the song, “incredible.” Blake said they took the song to new levels. “You took that song, you reinvented it and you introduced it to a new audience. … You’re on this ramp up right now that’s exciting to see,” he said.
Michelle Chamuel performed her “defining moment” song, “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift
Shakira told Michelle, “You’re needed out there as an artist,” after her performance. Opposing coach Blake called her a “rock star” and Usher, once again said, she was, “the winner” (a comment he made on a previous show).
Later, Michelle performed “Why” by Annie Lennox
Shakira complimented Michelle by donning a pair of glasses similar to Michelle’s. She also told the singer that her emotional rendition was “beautiful.” Michelle’s coach, Usher, called her performance, which started out with Michelle singing to a video of herself in a mirror, “phenomenal.” “I think that she’s phenomenal,” he added.
Danielle Bradbery performed her “defining moment” song, “Maybe It Was Memphis” by Pam Tillis
Shakira was impressed. “You’ve grabbed the bull by the horn, no pun intended,” she said (while donning a cowgirl hat in tribute). Adam told the teen her voice was “unbelievably perfect and powerful,” and he predicted she would win “The Voice.”
Later Danielle performed “Born To Fly” by Sara Evans
An impressed Usher joked that if he hadn’t made a geographical snafu during the blind auditions, he might have been coaching her in the final. “If I only knew that Nashville wasn’t a state, she’d be on my team,” he laughed, adding, “You, my friend, are definitely a special thing.” And Danielle’s coach, Blake, said, “I’m one of the millions of people out there that you have wrapped around your finger and I just thank God that you came to ‘The Voice’ to debut yourself.”
“The Voice” crowns a winner on Tuesday.