Team Blake demonstrated that even on “The Voice,” young dreams can soar.
Brayden Lape, coach Blake Shelton’s resident heartthrob, found himself in contention for the Season 22 title during Tuesday night’s finale.
The teen hopeful performed “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” by Alan Jackson with Shelton.
“I can’t thank you enough,” Lape said to Shelton later in the show during a sweet heart-to-heart. “I’ve grown so much since the stage of blind auditions. “I’ve matured with my vocals and onstage.”
Unfortunately, Lape fell just short of the finish line, as host Carson Daly revealed that the singer had finished fifth on the reality competition series.
Here’s what else happened in the season finale on Tuesday.
Omar Jose Cardona performs a duet with his ‘genius’ coach, John Legend.
Omar Jose Cardona, a Team Legend singer who has dazzled the coaches with his stunning vocal range all season, channelled his inner soul king for a duet of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” with coach John Legend.
Mentorship from the Grammy-winning singer was the ultimate master class for Cardona.
“You’re the coolest dude I’ve ever met,” Cardona said to Legend. “It’s been a pleasure working with you. “You’re a genius.”
However, Cardona was unable to complete a perfect victory, as Daly revealed the singer finished fourth.
Which Team Blake singer triumphed in the finale?
Following the eliminations of Lape and Cardona, Team Blake’s Bryce Leatherwood and bodie, as well as Team Camila’s Morgan Myles, are vying for the coveted grand finale win.
Myles and his coach, Camila Cabello, collaborated on an emotional performance of Cabello’s power ballad “Never Be the Same.”
“You have such incredible talent,” Cabello said to Myles. “You’ve moved a lot of people who have seen you sing. “I am so proud of you.”
Bodie channelled his country twang for a duet of Shelton’s “God’s Country,” while Leatherwood and Shelton created rustic magic with a charming cover of Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone.”
“You’ve already done it,” Shelton said to Leatherwood. “I know my genre and the country music fans out there. You’ve got a bright future ahead of you, dude.”
Shelton was correct in his prediction, as Leatherwood was named the winner of “The Voice.”
“The most important lesson I’ll take away from being coached by Blake Shelton is to be yourself and be who you are,” Leatherwood said.