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Who will win 'The Voice'? Will Tessanne, Will, or Jacquie leave season five on a high note? -- POLL

You, loyal and unflinching Voice fan, deserve a pat on the back. Or at least a new couch. After weeks of rooting and voting for your favorite singers, you’ll get a big musical sigh of relief tonight when the Season Five winner is announced.

Like any journey, there were some ups and downs. How about that Twitter instant save that quickly became the Twitter instant save curse? Or upsets like Matthew Schuler going home before the semifinals? Or coach Blake Shelton never taking coach Christina Aguilera fishing, like he promised? But let’s not forget the high notes. Schuler’s crowd-swaying performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Tessanne Chin’s blind audition of Pink’s “Try.” Jacquie Lee’s power-belting sustained notes in Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You.” Or Will Champlin’s gender-bending performance of Etta James’ “At Last.”

But we would love to know ahead of tonight’s finale, who do you think will win Season Five of The Voice? Will it be perennial clutch-singer Will Champlin? Do Jacquie Lee’s preternatural vocal abilities make her the rightful 2013 title-holder? Or is it time for Tessanne Chin to take her Jamaica-honed talents to North America?

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TV Recap: 'The Biggest Loser,' 'The Goldbergs,' and 'The Voice' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Tuesday night’s episodes of The Biggest Loser, The Goldbergs or The Voice? Catch up with our TV Recap video, below! READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' results: Eliminations and the Top 3

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On tonight’s Voice results show and family reunion of sorts — featuring returning contestants the Swon Brothers, Michelle Chamuel, Cassadee Pope (who got a plaque!), and Danielle Bradbery — two of the Top 5 artists have been eliminated. They are…. READ FULL STORY

Why I've finally quit watching 'The Voice'

Before The Voice‘s first season premiered, it was marketed as the reality singing competition that would get rid of all the gimmicks. It was about nothing but pure talent. There weren’t judges, but instead, there were friendly coaches, who would find good vocalists and help them become great. The auditions were blind, which ensured that only the very best singers would get the chance to compete on the show, regardless of their appearance. It was all about the notes, the runs, the falsettos, and the voices that sent chills down viewers’ spines. This was The Voice.

Five seasons later, I’ve finally given up on the show. To me, season 1 was the only one that got things 100 percent right. From the moment Javier Colon started singing “Time After Time” in his blind audition, it was clear that we had just met The Voice of the season. I’m not saying he had the biggest voice, because I don’t think that’s what this show is about. It’s about having that talent, plus a little something extra that makes your voice different but is impossible to put into words. And Colon defined that.

After joining Team Adam, Colon continued his climb to the top. Each week, he was the clear leader until he was eventually crowned the winner. It wasn’t a surprising ending, but it was the right one. And viewers tuned in every week to hear Colon’s smooth-as-silk  performance.

Cut to now, four seasons later, and The Voice finds itself in an unhealthy dilemma that seems to make it impossible for us to get through a season without an “upset.” Full disclosure: I can’t speak much about season 2 winner Jermaine Paul, because I didn’t watch that entire season. But I can speak to the pattern that was formed in seasons 3 and 4, and more importantly, what it is about season 5 that has made this fan walk away from her television for good.
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TV Recap: 'The Voice,' Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' and 'The Sing Off' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Monday night’s episodes of The Voice, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or The Sing Off? Catch up with our TV Recap video below! READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' exit Q&A: Matthew Schuler talks song choices, Team Xtina, and the future

Cute as a button, with an indie heart of gold, Matthew Schuler still could not be saved on Tuesday night’s The Voice, even by the supreme powers of Twitter. But don’t you worry about him! He’s got plans brewing, and when EW caught up with him bright and early Thursday morning, he had already gotten himself to the City That Never Sleeps. There’s no rest for the weary, after all, and certainly not those with dreams of a music career and 79,000 Twitter followers asking when his first single will drop. 

Schuler’s confidence and versatile sound stood out early with his unique audition, and performances like “Wrecking Ball” and “Hallelujah” made him a powerful force in the live rounds. We caught up with Matthew to talk about his song choices, what it’s like to be on Team Xtina and what to expect from him in the future (think big).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Matthew, you just got into New York! How are you feeling after the elimination?
MATTHEW SCHULER: It’s so cool to be talking to you guys! It’s a little bittersweet because the show has done so much for me and I really enjoyed my time there. It was hard to say goodbye, but when one chapter closes, another opens. I’m ready to strike while the iron is hot, you know, to start my career. This is just the beginning.
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TV Recap: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'The Voice' -- VIDEO

Did you miss Tuesday night’s episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project or The Voice? Catch up with our TV Recap video below! READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' results: Elimination, Instant Save are...

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On tonight’s Voice results show/Christmas caroling session — featuring guest stars Kelly Clarkson and Nuno Bettencourt from Extreme — one of the Top 6 artists has been eliminated and one has been Instant Saved…. READ FULL STORY

TV Recap: 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Voice,' and 'The Blacklist'

Did you miss Monday night’s episodes of How I Met Your Mother, The Voice, or The Blacklist? Catch up with our TV Recap video below! READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' exit Q&A: Caroline Pennell talks about applying to college, being the last singer on Team Cee Lo

Just like the holidays, The Voice finals are creeping up on us. After Tuesday’s eliminations episode, only six singers are left to duke it out next week. We caught up with one of the two eliminated artists from the top eight, Caroline Pennell, the 17-year-old high school senior whose honeysuckle-sweet voice charmed America and her colorful coach Cee Lo Green. She began the competition as a shy singer, seemingly unaware of her talent. But after making it to the top eight, which isn’t any easy task, Pennell didn’t leave empty-handed, “I think a visible change would probably be just my comfort level, my confidence.” And who could complain about being eliminated when they’ve experienced something most teenagers could only dream of — “I’ve had some of the best times I have in my whole life, which has not been very long, but I mean there’s so much to take away from it.” She spoke to us about her thoughts on the Twitter save, her coach’s last words, and her next big challenge — those pesky college applications.
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