She just delivered the biggest performances of her life in front of millions of people. It’s now up to America whether Rachel Mac wins “The Voice” after she nailed both of her songs on the finale airing on NBC on May 24. The winner will be crowned tomorrow night on the results show at 8 p.m.
The 16-year old from Romeo in Metro Detroit performed a sweet and powerful version of Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” for her first song. You can watch video of that performance here on “The Voice” Facebook page.
“The sweetness of your voice is so pure and so angelic,” said Kelly Clarkson. “It’s captivating. It’s my favorite part of your voice. You can wail, but my favorite part is that intimate part of your voice. It’s just job well done. You’re 16-years old doing this and it’s amazing.”
“16, the only female still in this competition and a one chair turn and you just got up there and gave one of your best performances this entire journey,” said Mac’s coach Nick Jonas. “You have so much depth as an artist, as a person. You work so hard. I’m so proud to be your coach.”
Later in the finale, Mac delivered a storybook-like performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” Here is video of that from “The Voice” Facebook page.
“It was so fun to watch,” said John Legend. “I loved your energy, how much you loved to rock out and physically give your everything. Your voice hitting the high notes was so strong and powerful and what a great song choice. The song had so much of a journey to it and you nailed it.”
“This would have been an amazing concert to go see. I would have wanted you to keep going on for 30, 40 more minutes,” said Jonas. “You were just so brilliant. I’m so proud of you. This was incredible.”
The other four finalists are 22-year old Kenzie Wheeler from Florida, 22-year old Victor Solomon from Illinois, 34-year old Jordan Matthew Young from Utah and 19-year old Cam Anthony from Philadelphia.
HOW TO VOTE
You can vote up to 10 times via “The Voice” mobile app or on the NBC website. Voting closes at 7:00 a.m. ET. on Tuesday. The finale results show airs on NBC at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
We first met Mac when she performed Patty Griffin’s “Let Him Fly” for her Blind Audition on March 15. Mac was 15-years old at the time. Jonas was the only coach who turned his chair for her.
Then came the Battle Round on April 12 where Mac and Bradley Sinclair performed Elton John’s “Your Song” with and against each other. The two received a standing ovation from all four coaches after their performance. Sinclair did not advance after Jonas chose Mac over him. He is from Rockford, Michigan.
She then performed Jewel’s “Foolish Games” in the Knockout Round on April 26 and beat out Zae Romeo of Texas to advance to the first live show two weeks ago where she performed “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. Mac received the most votes from America on Jonas’ five member team to reach last week’s semis.
She performed twice in the semis. First with “Human” by Christina Perri, then Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” as part of a trio with two other semi finalists. She received the most votes again from Team Jonas to make it to the finals.
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