The two hours of “The Voice” tonight were padded with group sings, Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Hall & Oates, Flo Rida, comedy sketches/promos for “Parks & Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” and mildly amusing outtakes from the judges. (Because it’s all about them, right?) A couple of the metro Atlanta folks came back to sing a bit: Pip and Sera Hill.
Oh, wait. There was a winner, too.
Carson Daly didn’t start eliminating people until 10:48 p.m. He then dragged out it by interviewing the four of them. Four long minutes later, he finally announced the fourth place finisher: Chris Mann.
Daly said only 0.25 percent separated him from third place, Tony Lucca.
Four percentage points separated the winner and the runner up, a relatively close race. Juliet Simms came in second behind… Jermaine Paul!
Jermaine certainly performed better than Juliet last night. That may have made the difference.
Like last year, I didn’t see this one coming. I just wasn’t a huge fan of his. He was a good singer and a nice guy, but I just never saw him as a star. I was never that invested in the show so I’m not upset of anything. He really wanted it and he earned it.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk