Farewell, The Voice!
Ahead of The Voice Grand Finale tonight, we’re counting down the six best moments from this year’s season.
But don’t take our word for it – make sure you share your favourite moment with us in the comments section, too.
6. Tim McCallum turned three judges’ chairs with his incredible opera voice.
McCallum, 34, lost all movement from his chest down in a surfing accident. He can no longer sing using his diaphragm, so was forced to learn alternative techniques for adjusting and projecting his voice.
Delta, the Madden Brothers and Ricky Martin all turned their chairs to indicate they wanted McCallum on their team – and, after learning of his hardships, fourth coach Jessie J expressed regret that she hadn’t turned hers.
She revealed to the audience that she suffered a stroke when she was 18, and that for a time was unsure whether she would be able to sing again.
“When I hear stories like that and I see the determination, it puts it in perspective, how great you can be when you really put your mind to it,” the singer told McCallum.
5. 18-year-old Nathan Hawes sang an acoustic version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
Do you ever listen to “Shake It Off” and suspect it would be even better if crooned by an uncomfortably attractive 18-year-old in a very fashionable hat? No? Well, it really was:
4. Delta danced to “My Heart Will Go On” with a guy dressed a little like Jesus.
It takes a certain type of bravery to tackle such a Titanic ballad on national television, but it’s a bravery that Blake Galers Holliss possessed. None of the judges turned around as he was singing, but hey, at least he got to hold Delta around the waist and imagine sacrificing his life for her on a sinking ship, which, as we all know, is #TheDream.
3. An ex-member of Scandal’Us auditioned, and nobody turned around.
In what was surely the most awkward moment of the entire season, an ex-member of the now defunct pop group Scandal’Us auditioned for The Voice this year.