The Voice Grand Finale Part 1 Recap - Who Is Going To Win?

18 June 2012

The Voice is almost over -- and we have four fantastic singers left, each of whom battled it out in last night's grand finale!

Darren Percival, Karise Eden, Sarah De Bono and Rachael Leahcar are the last singer standing in this competition that has taken Australia by storm, and they also each represent one of the coaches!

Last night these four stars got to perform one cover and one of their own original songs, and there were mixed responses about who did the best!

Sarah De Bono kicked off the night, taking on Tina Arena's 'If I Didn't Love You.' The song choice caused a bit of controversy, with some viewers questioning whether she should have chosen something more recognisable.

Darren Percival was up next, showing his years of experience and pumping out an incredible live song 'Damage Down,' followed shortly by Rachael Leahcar crooning her way through 'Smile' by Charlie Chaplin.

Karise's original track was up next, titled 'I Was Your Girl' and told the sad tale of some of the hard issues she went through growing up.

Other tracks sang included Sarah De Bono's original tune Beautiful which was inspired by her hard times during high school. These involved years where kids would wait for her after school with knives. Which school did she go to?

Rachael Leahcar introduced her own song with "This is an original tune.... By me." Bless her. It was called 'Shooting Star' and she dedicated it to her coach Delta. Super cheesy... but she's still super cute.

Karise sang 'Stay With Me Baby' as her cover, and Darren Percival closed the show with the toe tapping Stevie Wonder classic 'For Once In My Life.' As much as we thought we'd love his performance, we kind of thought he fell a little flat!

Other highlights of the night included the totally swoon worthy Lionel Richie singing 'Sunday' with his son- in-law Joel Madden. There were some awkward hugs and lingering gazes between the two, but we loved the performance overall!

So who is going to be announced the winner of The Voice tonight? Darren, Karise, Sarah or Rachael?

Let us know what you reckon via Facebook and Twitter!


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