It’s the end of another season of The Voice. We always like to look back on the music that stood out to us from the season. I (Kari) assemble our playlists and here’s a list of our favorites from guest advisers, the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts, the Live rounds and even last night’s finale competition. (You can also check out our original The Voice Season Eight Fantasy League Team Rosters or read out about who we think will win.)
Nothing Without Love by Nate Ruess
The rawness and power of this song just amaze me. I’ve been following this song since the day it came out and I love it a little more every day. Nate is an amazing performer and it’s always a treat to watch him perform. I’m so glad that we got to see him help with the coaching and do some performing too!
(RJ also wants me to note that the jacket Nate wore when he performed this song was awesome.)
Love Hurts & Amazing Grace by Meghan Linsey
Meghan’s performances of both of these songs were a lovely balance of power and control.
A Song For You by Rob Taylor
Rob’s effortless vocals make this song even more beautiful.
New York State of Mind & Over the Rainbow by India Carney
India stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard her voice. I actually like her performance of “New York State of Mind” better than Billy Joel’s. Her version of “Over the Rainbow” was very sentimental.
You’re Lookin’ At Country by Kelsie May (You can also check out our interview with Kelsie May!)
While I love her version of “Fancy” alas you can only buy the duet. But her performance of this Loretta Lynn classic is fun and pure country.
Money On My Mind by Sonic
Sonic’s arrangement of this Sam Smith song is truly impressive. What Sam Smith accomplished with effects in a record studio, Sonic bests just with her voice.
Fly Me To The Moon Paul Pfau
We loved the swing & singer/songwriter combination that Paul added to this song.
Stay by Clinton Washington & India Carney
This is the best duet of the season. Clinton and India sound beautiful together and created a memorable performance.
How Great Thou Art & Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Koryn Hawthorne
Koryn has battled and bested her nerves this season and these two songs were some of her brightest and most triumphant moments.
In My Life by Joshua Davis
This simple, soulful rendition of one our favorite love songs was definitely a highlight of this season. Anyone else want Joshua Davis to do a cover album of Beatles and Dylan songs?
The Workingman’s Hymn by Joshua Davis
This song was not only the best performance of the night, but it’s also the best original song that we’ve ever seen on The Voice. We bought it before the song was even over.
Those are our picks for best performances of season eight of The Voice. What songs were your faves from this season?
(All images are from the nbc,com)