Jake Hoot of Team Kelly Clarkson sang his heart out during the Season 17 finale of “The Voice,” performing three songs for America’s votes: “Amazed” as his solo, “Wintersong” as his coach duet and “Better Off Without You” as his original tune. What do you think was Jake’s best performance on Monday night? And did the 24-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina country singer do enough to join “The Voice” winners list? Cast your votes below.
As the only artist in the final four to co-write an original song, Jake got extra credit points from his coach. “You came across timid but you’re just really super humble,” Kelly said about “Better Off Without You,” a song he wrote about his divorce. “That’s the thing — I have pull it out of you. You always put yourself on the back burner of every situation. I think that’s what makes you such an awesome human. A great writer always pulls from their own life experience … and I love that you got to showcase that today.”
“That was really great,” said fellow coach Gwen Stefani. “My favorite thing about your voice is the power that you have in there, but my favorite thing that’s happened through this show is watching you just get so relaxed on stage and really enjoying it and really owning it.”
Will Jake become the third artist to win from Team Kelly? The former “American Idol” champ prevailed on her first two seasons with Brynn Cartelli and Chevel Shepherd, but was shut out of last season’s finale when none of her artists advanced.
As the final country singer of Season 17, Jake doesn’t have to worry about any possible vote-splits in the finale. That’s no doubt why he’s in second place to win “The Voice” behind only Katie Kadan of Team John Legend, according to Gold Derby’s racetrack odds.
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