“The Voice” fans have been voting in our overnight poll for which of Maelyn Jarmon‘s three songs from Monday’s finale performance episode was her best, and there’s no surprise here as a leading 79% said it was her solo cover of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah.” (This song also earns her the Apple Music bonus.) Rounding out our poll results, 11% voted for her coach duet with John Legend of “Unforgettable” and 10% voted for her original song “Wait for You.” Do you agree or disagree with Maelyn’s fans? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section.
In her pre-taped package, host Caron Daly reminded viewers about how Maelyn is deaf in one ear. “It’s really been like your superpower,” Carson noted about how she was able to defy the odds. John chimed in, “She’s been more pitch precise than every singer on the show.”
As for why she picked “Hallelujah,” this Frisco, Texas native noted how the song is “not rejoice every time; it’s longing, it’s regret.” Maelyn later added, “The New York music scene is difficult. I was working as a waitress, paying so much money to live in a box with roaches. I was like, I can’t do this anymore. There was a little bar and my dad and I did this song. To be singing it now, it’s an honor.”
Following Maelyn’s performance all four coaches — John, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — gave her a standing ovation. Adam raved, “That was insane. And honestly, I don’t know how it would be possible for you not to win this show. You are an angel from heaven.” John readily admitted, “That was stunning. You’ve been so amazing throughout and that was your best performance yet.”
In his “The Voice” live blog, our recapper John Benutty had this to say about fans’ favorite performance: “Maelyn got the prime spot of closing the show with her cover of the legendary ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen. Not only was it just a smart song choice for her, but she picked it because she’s performed it with her father before and so it held a special place in her heart. It was a flawless vocal and overall one of the most stunning performances I’ve ever seen on any season. I wanted her to sing it forever. Like I didn’t want it to stop! Unsurprisingly there was an extended standing ovation and deafening cheers from the audience following her performance.”
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