‘The Voice’: The Top Four’s Best Performances

by | June 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM | The Voice

It’s finale week for NBC’s maiden voyage of “The Voice” and on Wednesday one of the final four finalists will be named The Voice, take home a $100,000 prize, and land a record deal with Universal Republic.

So, who will it be? Let’s take a look at the final four’s top performances of the season, how the Las Vegas oddsmakers are ranking them, and how they’re each faring with iTunes sales of their performances (you’ll be surprised at the numbers!)…

Team Adam’s Javier Colon: The early frontrunner who won millions over before the show even started when his rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” was featured in the promos for the show? This might be his last shot at stardom as the soulful pop singer already had a deal with Capitol Records (released two CDs with the label and one independently), but never saw his career take off. Might being the only guy give him a leg up? Time will tell.
Bodog.com ranking: First, 1/2 odds
Semi-final week iTunes ranking: No. 7 out of 100 for “Fix You.”

Javier Colon, finally hat-less, as seen in this clip, is the last guy standing. Has he lived up to his hype? Yep, as evidenced in this moving performance of Coldplay’s “Fix You.”

Team Blake’s Dia Frampton: The dark horse with the sweet disposition who didn’t quite shine in the Battle Rounds when faced with the Supremes classic, but showed America what she’s made of when she put a cool twist on Kanye West’s “Heartless.” This is a second shot for her too, as she previously recorded and toured as the duo Meg & Dia for Sire/Warner Brothers Records.
Bodog.com ranking: Second, 3/2 odds
Semi-final week iTunes ranking: No. 6 out of 100 for “Losing My Religion”

Dia Frampton – no relation to ’70s icon Peter – grew in popularity as she put her unique spin on every song she sang, including this rendition of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.”

Team Cee-Lo’s Vicci Martinez: Another strong contestant who’s no stranger to the music life, this 26-year-old had previously shared a stage with Sting, Annie Lennox, Etta James and others and had eight albums out. On “The Voice,” she’s proven to be one of the more powerhouse singers. Bu will Vicci and Beverly cancel each other out? We’ll see.
Bodog.com ranking: Third, 3/1 odds
Semi-final week iTunes ranking: No. 12 out of 100 for “Dog Days Are Over”

Vicci Martinez, known for her warrior dance ways when working a stage, pounded out a powerful version of Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” in the semi-finals.

Team Christina’s Beverly McClellan: She told us early on in the season that life begins at 41 – or at least she hopes it will if she wins this thing! She’s bald, she’s out of the closet, and she proves you don’t need to look like Barbie to make it, this long shot might just have a shot Wednesday night.
Bodog.com ranking: Last, 10/1 odds
Semi-final week iTunes ranking: No. 50 out of 100 for “The Thrill is Gone”

Did Beverly McClellan seal the deal on week seven when she belted out Melissa Etheridge’s “I’m the Only One”? Quite possibly so!

The final four will battle it out one more time Tuesday night at 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and a winner is crowned Wednesday night at 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.

If we go by Vegas rankings, Javier Colon is the winner.
If we go by iTunes sales, Dia Frampton is the winner.
Personally, this writer’s gut feeling is that Dia Frampton will be named “The Voice.”
Who do you think will take home the glory on Wednesday night?